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Ocean Sound This Week No.44: Programme 44 of a weekly news and sports review

Title
Ocean Sound This Week No.44: Programme 44 of a weekly news and sports review
Transmission details
23 Aug 1987 at 19:00
Description
OCEAN SOUND THIS WEEK NO. 44 Programme 44 of a weekly news and sports review called Ocean Sound This Week, broadcast by independent radio station Ocean Sound on 23 August 1987. Presented by GUY HORNSBY. TRACK 1- ALEX DYKE meets SYD LITTLE and EDDIE LARGE, [The Little and Large Show], currently appearing in Sandown, Isle of Wight. They turned professional in 1963. SIMON VIGAR reports on the Southern Region Monoploy Championships which, this year are being held in J B Corrie’s wheelbarrow factory at Petersfield. The venue is appropriate because the game, which originated in Atlantic City, USA in 1935, used a wheelbarrow as one of the tokens. VIGAR talks to BERRICK WATSON, Managing Director of Waddingtons Games which makes the Monopoly sets. WATSON says that the game has not changed since it came to Britain in 1937 and is still together with Cluedo and Mastermind, their best selling line. WATSON’s tip to Monopoly players - Buy everything you can and try to get the buff set. GYLES BRANDRETH, a TV celebrity as well as being an ex European Monopoly Champion, explains that he has a special affection for Petersfield because he was a pupil at Bedales School and a special affinity with Monopoly because it brought his mother and father together. TRACK 2- JANE HILL interviews BONNIE MUSSON, a bride of only 14 hours before waving goodbye to her sailor husband, ALISTAIR REILLY, who learning that he had been posted to minesweeper HMS Bicester, decided to bring his marriage foward. Bicester now heading for the Gulf. The Big Top comes to the Isle of Wight and STEVE OATES talks to Ringmaster GRAHAM TOTTLE who enlarges on the rigours of circus life. He works from 8.00am until 10.30pm 7 days a week. You have to look after animals. Their transport by lorry is minimised and they are grazed and exercised as much as possible. OATES has a look at 2 Canadian black bears, born at Woburn Abbey Safari Park. They are in fine condition. Most circus animals are born in captivity. They are trained to perform within their natural limitations by bribery with tempting morsels of food. TRACK 3- Review of the week’s news and sport. News - KAREN WOODS reporting. A powerboat crash in the Solent leaves 3 dead, one of whom is believed to be Formula One racing driver, DIDIER PERONI. Inspector ROGER SMITH of Hampshire Police says that wash from a passing oil tanker caused the power boat to go out of control and to overturn. A 19 year old youth from Liverpool has been charged with the murder of an 89 year old pensioner, LEONARD ELWELL, at his Southsea home. [See previous report BAND 2 16 August 1987.] Following the Hungerford shooting massacre and the consideration being given to strengthening the law relating to the licencing of firearms, the Romsey Secretary of the National Gun Dealers Organisation says that the Kaloshnicov semi-automatic rifle is no more dangerous than any other weapon. NIGEL BROWN, Secretary of the Gun Traders Association, says that any further constraints on gun licencing are unnecessary because Britain already has the tightest control in the World over firearms through its gun laws. A Southampton mother whose husband was cleared of sexually abusing their children, since taken into care, threatens a hunger strike to death if the children are not returned to her. Wants to donate her body for transplant if she dies. Portsmouth City Council formally hands over the ill fated Portsdown Park Estate Flats to a contractor for demolition and redevelopment. TERRY GREGORY, Chairman of the City’s Housing Committee, says: A good day for the City, and breathes a sigh of relief. Sport - CHRIS SCUDDER reporting. At the start of Pompey’s first season of First Divsion Football for 28 years, they are beaten at home by Chelsea 3-0, despite Manager ALAN BALL’S prior assertion that: They would not repeat the same defence mistakes that they made in a previous defeat by Oxford. Saints beat Norwich 1-0 and set the scene for their match against Pompey at Fratton Park which results in a 2-2 draw. After months of speculation, MARK WRIGHT, leaves Saints for Derby County for a 760,000 pounds transfer fee. TONY DELAHUNTI comments. TRACK 4- GUY HORNSBY reports on Beerex 87, a Beer Festival being held at Portsmouth Guildhall where 73 different beers can be sampled from over 140 kegs. Organiser, BARRY NUTTLE, says that the strongest beers are more popular, the milds being considered an old man’s drink. There is a campaign to save Pompey Royal, a very popular brew, now under threat of discontinuance. Rick Astley sings Never Gonne give you Up, this week’s Network No 1. KAREN WOODS interviews JAMES FREEMAN, Manager of Fareham-based Peoples Provincial Bus Company, which has won contracts from Hampshire County Council to run evening services in Cosham, Wymering and between Paulsgrove and Southsea. FREEMAN says that attributes their successful bids to the use of mini buses for the tendered services. They are already running them on non-tendered services during the day and thus have the spare capacity. The company was bought out by the employees in May. JEAN PAUL HANSFORD interviews PAUL WYATT, Chairman of Ryde, Isle of Wight Business Association, regarding the refusal of Medina Borough Council to grant planning permission for a high tech business park with associated retail development on the Westridge site, just outside Ryde. WYATT claims that the proposed retail units, if built, could pose a serious threat to the whole of the Island’s established shopping centres. He accuses the developer of blackmail in that it now threatens to abandon a plan for leisure facilities on the Westridge site, for which planning permission has already been given, if it is not allowed to build the retail units. A meeting of the full council of Medina Borough is to make a final decision on September 3rd. JEAN PAUL HANSFORD interviews MICHAEL FREEDLAND, biographer of LINDA EVANS, better known to watchers of the TV soap Dynasty as Crystal. Asked how she compares with other celebrities, such as Katherine Hepburn, of whom he has written, he says that obviously Evans career is much shorter. She is not a beauty but her appeal can become addictive. Her characteristic high shouldered dresses have set a fashion, as happened in the dressing of the glamour stars of Hollywood. [Box 9]
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Duration
00:47:29
Notes
NB new intro to programme. Track 4- Music at approx 3-6 mins.
Misc. notes
Gauge:-1/8 inch tape
Production company
Ocean Sound
Extent
1 tape

Credits

Interviewees
Roger Smith; Alan Ball; James Freeman; Terry Gregory; Giles Brandeth; Syd Little; Eddie Large; Berrick Watson; Bonnie Musson; Alistair Reilly; Graham Tottle; Nigel Brown; Tony Delahunti; Barry Nuttle; Paul Wyatt; Michael Freedland
Reporter
Guy Hornsby; Karen Woods; Jean Paul Hansford; Simon Vigar; Jane Hill; Steve Oates; Chris Scudder; Alex Dyke
Presenter
Guy Hornsby

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