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Ocean Sound This Week No.50: Programme 50 of a weekly news and sports review

Ocean Sound This Week No.50: Programme 50 of a weekly news and sports review
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4 Oct 1987 at 19:00
OCEAN SOUND THIS WEEK NO. 50 Programme 50 of a weekly news and sports review called Ocean Sound This Week, broadcast by independent radio station Ocean Sound on 4 October 1987. Presented by MATT HOPPER. TRACK 11 KAREN WOODS interviews ANDY WOODS, spokesman for Sealink. After a year’s running of the new catamarans it has been decided to devote one week to operating an experimental timetable, tailored, so far as practicable, to passengers requirements. The aim will be to provide greater frequency at peak, commuter travel times. Music - More than This. KAREN WOODS interviews PETER ARMITAGE, Manager of Botley Farm Museum, who says that because of sheep worrying by dogs which can have very serious consequences, it has been decided to apply the law giving farmers the right to shoot dogs which go after the sheep. KAREN WOODS points out that many dogs are family pets but ARMITAGE asserts that all dogs are potential killers. Bob Stewart sings Every beat of my Heart. TRACK 21 Review of the week’s news and sport. News - KAREN WOODS reporting. A 72 year old Winchester woman, GLADYS WITTIER, dies in a blaze at her flat at Trussle Close on the Weeke Estate. JANE HILL interviews West Sussex Fire Chife, MICHAEL ROGERS, regarding recent approval of a scheme by the County Council to give firemen more time to investigate cause of fire outbreaks. ROGERS says that a quarter of fires started could be the result of arson. At the Public Inquiry into the latest proposals for construction of the section of the M3 skirting Winchester, the Countryside Commission is making representations for the route to go West of St Catherine’s Hill and not East, as proposed. Spokesman for the Commission, DAVID COLEMAN, says that they are confident that they will get the result which they want. Following the death of multiple sclerosis sufferer, FRANCIS GLOYNE, by accidental burning whilst undergoing heat treatment, new guidelines have been laid down for medical staff at St Mary’s Hospital, Portsmouth and its Administrator, RICHARD BISHOP, says that they want to make sure that no one gets burnt again. STEPHEN ZAFFARESE and 2 other men are presented with certificates in recognition of their bravery in trying to stop armed robbers who got away with 11,000 pounds for a bank in Copnor Road, Portsmouth. ZAFFARESE received gunshot wounds and had 18 pellets removed from his body. He says that he would not do the same thing again - it was really silly. The Annual Birdman Rally at Bognor Regis has had to be cancelled for 1987 for want of sponsors. ANDREW CROOK, rally co-ordinator, hopes to restore the event in 1988 and says that you need to be an extrovert to take part. As many as 50,000 turn up to watch the would be flyers jump off the end of the pier. Sport - GUY PHILLIPS reporting. Former Hampshire cricketing star, TREVOR JESTY, says that he will give up professional cricket after being sacked by Surrey on the grounds that he was too old. The 39 year old JESTY is now looking for a full-time job. Portsmouth basketball team are knocked out of the European Champions Cup by Bruno Zabrovka. For the first time the preliminary snooker rounds for the World Championships are being held in Portsmouth and JOHN BURTON, a City Council Publicity Executive, says that this is a major coup for the City. Pompey football team lose to Liverpool 0-4. Saints lose to Everton 0-4. Commentary on Saints game. ELO sing The diary of Horace Wimp. MARK FLANAGAN attends Letts Keeping a Diary exhibition at the Mall Galleries London and meets handwriting analyst DIANE SIMPSON who says that the diaries on show are from everyone who was anyone. She remarks on the different perceptions of diarists in bygone times. For example, Captain Cook notes quite casually that heads were chopped off today, whereas he gets quite excited about some personal problem which is vexing him. Asked about the problem of analysing writings from past centuries, where style was completely different from present day script, SIMPSON explains that the earlier writing is compared with the standard taught at the time and the diverencies provide the clues. After examining a specimen of FLANAGAN’S writing she declares that it reveals two completely different persons - one logical and accurate and the other having a tremendous sense of display and of humour. David Essex sings We re gonne make you a star. STEVE OATES visits Isle of Wight film maker, BOB ENNIS, who started in 1943 with a second hand cine camera costing 3 pounds 19s 6d. Asked why he makes films he says that it is to get one’s emotions on to the screen. He explains the sequence of creating a film - a story board, the shooting, the editing, the addition of dialogue or commentary and the enhancement with music. JOHN BARTLETT, a colleague, also speaks and says that there is no money in the kind of filming which they do. They are currently engaged in a series called: An Island and Its Railways, using 16mm film which will be marketed as super 8 by DCR Films and possibly then converted into video. ADAM HARDING interviews ANDREW CROOK, organiser of Bognor’s Annual Birdman Rally which had to be cancelled for 1987 owing to lack of sponsorship [see previous report on this band]. CROOK explains that including cost of scaffolding, necessary at the end of the pier to provide a jumping off platform for the would be flyers, the event costs anything between 6,000 pounds and 8,000 pounds. Mars sing Pump up the Volume, this week’s Network No 1. [Box 9]
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NB new intro to programme. Track 1- Music at approx 4-8 mins; 12-18 mins. Track 2- Music at approx 8-12 mins; 20-23 mins; 31-36 mins.
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Gauge:-1/8 inch tape
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Ocean Sound
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Matt Hopper
Trevor Jesty; Andy Woods; Peter Armitage; Michael Rogers; David Coleman; Richard Bishop; Andrew Crook; John Burton; Diane Simpson; Bob Ennis; John Barlett
Karen Woods; Guy Phillips; Adam Harding; Mark Flanagan; Jane Hill; Steve Oates

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