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SHOW STOPPER
« on: 21/03/2005 10:58:47 »
This week is, of course, the last radio show.

Not to put too finer point on it, our programme was supported by COPUS at the Royal Society which allocated a small amount of money to pay for travel expenses and other consumables, including this website. No one in our team is paid for their efforts or time. We do it (did it ?) because we believe in it.

However, this grant ends on March 31st.

As COPUS has since been dissolved there is no prospect of further funding from this source. Unfortunately no offers of funding have been forthcoming from the BBC, so we cannot continue because we wouldn't even be able to cover the cost of the team's travel expenses, let alone those of our interview guests.

Derek Morrison, director of e-learning at Bath University, clearly thinks that this is a sad state of affairs :

http://www.bath.ac.uk/dacs/cdntl/pMachine/morriblog_more.php?id=404_0_4_0_M

What does everyone think we should do ?

Does anyone know anyone that would be interested in taking on this show ?

Chris



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« Reply #1 on: 21/03/2005 13:26:03 »
I wrote my letters Chris.....to no avail it seems !!...I should have signed it on behalf of a few thousand pseudonyms !!

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« Reply #2 on: 22/03/2005 13:44:44 »
Have you tried contacting National Public Radio (NPR) in the US?  They're a science/culture based national radio program and the intelligent elite in this country are obsessed with Europe.  I bet they'd snap up a UK Science radio show that was on the BBC.  



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Re: SHOW STOPPER
« Reply #3 on: 23/03/2005 08:58:20 »
mmm, but they're broke aren't they ?

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Re: SHOW STOPPER
« Reply #4 on: 24/04/2005 23:00:37 »
Yeah but there is radio station broke, and there is science communication broke...
 

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Re: SHOW STOPPER
« Reply #5 on: 24/04/2005 23:39:00 »
Quite.

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« Reply #6 on: 25/04/2005 03:07:58 »
Chris, it's only a matter of time before we see you on Breakfast Television.....and then....Hollywood...YAYYY !!

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« Reply #7 on: 25/04/2005 13:59:04 »
quote:
Originally posted by neilep

Chris, it's only a matter of time before we see you on Breakfast Television.....and then....Hollywood...YAYYY !!

Men are the same as women.... just inside out !!



and obviously then.... my role of manager will be required.
 

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« Reply #8 on: 25/04/2005 16:18:19 »
quote:
Originally posted by Exodus

quote:
Originally posted by neilep

Chris, it's only a matter of time before we see you on Breakfast Television.....and then....Hollywood...YAYYY !!

Men are the same as women.... just inside out !!



and obviously then.... my role of manager will be required.



....and you'll need an assistant....I'm good at assisting....:)

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Re: SHOW STOPPER
« Reply #9 on: 26/04/2005 21:45:12 »
And then, if I follow the path of others before me, I'll need a mistress or two - but I guess that counts you two guys out ...!

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« Reply #10 on: 26/04/2005 21:51:59 »
no no, we'll need mistresses as well...
 

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Re: SHOW STOPPER
« Reply #11 on: 26/04/2005 23:31:49 »
Shall we do an Angus Deighton ?

Who wants to be the prostitute off whose bottom we sniff cocaine in body-weight quantities ?

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« Reply #12 on: 27/04/2005 09:05:08 »
I think Angus is great....'Have I Got News For You' isn't the same now that he's not there.

I won't be the prozzie (well...make me an offer !!;)) but if you want to sniff coke off my hairy arse then I volunteer :D

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