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Tom Bliss, BBC Radio 4

GUEST,TB 29 Dec 08 - 08:36 AM
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Subject: Tom Bliss on BBC Radio 4
From: GUEST,TB
Date: 29 Dec 08 - 08:36 AM

Just in case anyone does want to hear this, and missed my post on the Radio thread, I wrote:

Not 'Folk' but heard at many a folk club and festival over the past year - a certain Mr Bliss (T) will be reciting his infamous monologue/poem composed entirely of English and Welsh place names on The Home Service (aka Radio 4) on Word of Mouth; Tuesday 30th (4.00 pm) repeated on Jan 5th at 11.00 pm.

It starts thus:

Middle English (and Welsh) Pie

Takely: Appleby, Plumley, Cheriton, Pirton and Cantelop Melonby. Washington, Cutmill and Unstone. Ingoe Bole - and Masham* with Handley. Lickey End.

Pickwell Bury: Blewbury, Goosey Bury, Shawbury, Shrewsbury, Blackbourough and Llanberis. Tipton Shellow Bowells and Churn.

Watchett Caerphilly. Wendy Mould.. Outwell. Wendy Sea Palling Wormington, or Crawley Bugthorpe, Kilham and Binham.

etc until people start throwing things.

Tom

* Yes, I know. But these were all road signs I saw through my van window on my travels, so I can pronounce them how I jolly-well like!


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Subject: RE: Tom Bliss, BBC Radio 4
From: Nessie
Date: 29 Dec 08 - 10:46 AM

Congrats Tom, we knew it was destined to be a classic the first time we heard it! A brilliant piece redolent of Stanley Unwin reading Flanders & Swann.
Vanessa


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Subject: RE: Tom Bliss, BBC Radio 4
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 29 Dec 08 - 11:17 AM

Looking ofrward to it. Is Messing Cum Inworth and Fingering Hoe in it?

I could do a Virginia place name piece. Lesse! Assowoman, Bumpass, Onancock.... need I go on?


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Subject: RE: Tom Bliss, BBC Radio 4
From: JohnB
Date: 29 Dec 08 - 11:42 AM

Don't even look at a map of Newfoundland.
JohnB


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Subject: RE: Tom Bliss, BBC Radio 4
From: SunrayFC
Date: 29 Dec 08 - 11:56 AM

Even NUNEATON gets a mention (my home town)


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Subject: RE: Tom Bliss, BBC Radio 4
From: GUEST,Tom Bliss
Date: 29 Dec 08 - 12:13 PM

This is the full list of places mentioned as of today (I've added a few since the recording) and many since the CD version was done at Festival At The Edge last summer

Addingham                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Alfold                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Appleby                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Askham Bryan                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Askham Richard                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Bakeup                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Bakewell                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Beer                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Beetham                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Belchford                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Biggin Hill                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Binham                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Blackbourough                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Blewbury                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Blisworth                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Bole                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Bowlin                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Brimton                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Bugthorpe                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Burnham                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Burntwood                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Burpham                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Bury                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Butley                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Buttercrambe                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Buttermere                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Cadbury                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Caerphilly                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Calder Vale                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Cantelop                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Carrington                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Charing Cross                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Cheriton                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Cheshunt                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Chimney                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Chopwell                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Churn                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Clapham                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Clothall                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Clotton                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Collingham                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Combe                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Cookham                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Coverham                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Crackoe                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Crawley                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Curry                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Cutmill                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Dacorum                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Darliston                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Deighton                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Devises                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Dishforth                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Donyatt                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Doughton                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Downham                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Doynton                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Dunnington                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Egham                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Eton                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Evenly                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Fetcham                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Filton                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Findon                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Floore                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Fridaythorpe                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Fullford                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Furness                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Gedding                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Glasson                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Goodleigh                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Goosey                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Greet                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Guist                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Handley                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Haselbech                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Heaton                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Henlade                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Honing                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Hoton                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Hungerford                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Ingoe                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Kettlesing                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Kilham                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Kingston                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Knapwell                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Knutsford                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Lastingham                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Lickey End                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Lightthorn                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Little Snoring                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Llanberis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Mabe                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Maida Vale                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Makeworth                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Masham                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Mattersey                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Melonby                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Melton                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Milcombe                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Minskip                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Mixbury                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Monmouth                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Morecombe                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Mould                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Much Hadham                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Mumby                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Needham                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Noke                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Nottingham                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Nuneaton                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Onnelley                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Orpington                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Outwell                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Ovenden                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Ovenden                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Over                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Pannal                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Passenham                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Pattishall                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Penn                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Pickwell                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Pinchbeck                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Pirton                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Plaitford.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Plumley                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Puddington                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Pyeworthy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Pyon                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Reading                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Remenham                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Rollright                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Roseberry Topping                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Roundhay                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Runnymede                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Salt                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Sea Palling                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Selling                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Sevinton                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Shawbury                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Shellow Bowells                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Shirley                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Shrewsbury                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Sittingborne                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Sling                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
St Just                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Stourton                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Sunderland.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Swallow                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Tably                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Takely                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Tanton                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Tasely                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Tatterford                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Tebay                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Tees                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Tewin                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Thame                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Thatcham                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Thingwall                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Thursley                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Tickton                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Timble                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Tinwell                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Tipton                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Tirely                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Tockwith                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Tring                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Trumpington                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Tuesley                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Tumby                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Unstone                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Unthank                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Waitby                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Wantage                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Washington                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Watchett                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Wembly                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Wendy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Wendy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Wensbury                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Wilden                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Wormington                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Wrexham                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Yelling        

But it only makes sense the way I tell it!


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Subject: RE: Tom Bliss, BBC Radio 4
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Dec 08 - 12:14 PM

no idea why it CHpwelled that there

Chopwell
Churn
Clapham
Clothall
Clotton
Collingham
Combe
Cookham
Coverham
Crackoe
Crawley
Curry
Cutmill
Dacorum
Darliston
Deighton
Devises
Dishforth
Donyatt
Doughton
Downham
Doynton
Dunnington
Egham
Eton
Evenly
Fetcham
Filton
Findon
Floore
Fridaythorpe
Fullford
Furness
Gedding
Glasson
Goodleigh
Goosey
Greet
Guist
Handley
Haselbech
Heaton
Henlade
Honing
Hoton
Hungerford
Ingoe
Kettlesing
Kilham
Kingston
Knapwell
Knutsford
Lastingham
Lickey End
Lightthorn
Little Snoring
Llanberis
Mabe
Maida Vale
Makeworth
Masham
Mattersey
Melonby
Melton
Milcombe
Minskip
Mixbury
Monmouth
Morecombe
Mould
Much Hadham
Mumby
Needham
Noke
Nottingham
Nuneaton
Onnelley
Orpington
Outwell
Ovenden
Ovenden
Over
Pannal
Passenham
Pattishall
Penn
Pickwell
Pinchbeck
Pirton
Plaitford.
Plumley
Puddington
Pyeworthy
Pyon
Reading
Remenham
Rollright
Roseberry Topping
Roundhay
Runnymede
Salt
Sea Palling
Selling
Sevinton
Shawbury
Shellow Bowells
Shirley
Shrewsbury
Sittingborne
Sling
St Just
Stourton
Sunderland.
Swallow
Tably
Takely
Tanton
Tasely
Tatterford
Tebay
Tees
Tewin
Thame
Thatcham
Thingwall
Thursley
Tickton
Timble
Tinwell
Tipton
Tirely
Tockwith
Tring
Trumpington
Tuesley
Tumby
Unstone
Unthank
Waitby
Wantage
Washington
Watchett
Wembly
Wendy
Wendy
Wensbury
Wilden
Wormington
Wrexham
Yelling

but not in that order


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Subject: RE: Tom Bliss, BBC Radio 4
From: Derby Ram
Date: 29 Dec 08 - 01:21 PM

Tom, we'll catch one or the other.

Cheers and a Happy New Year

Keith and Sylvia


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Subject: RE: Tom Bliss, BBC Radio 4
From: GUEST,TB
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 06:32 AM

This afternoon at 4


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Subject: RE: Tom Bliss, BBC Radio 4
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 06:39 AM

well done


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Subject: RE: Tom Bliss, BBC Radio 4
From: Betsy
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 06:45 AM

Apart from the monologue Tom , I hope all your hard work in travelling and performing pays off - you deserve it, and as you have said before, if you need a mentor Vin will be there to give some well - founded advice .
Wannabees just don't realise how difficult it is. It's not a case of turning up at an event , doing 2 x 45 mins spots and picking up the money. Oh ! how easy THAT would be.
Success in the New Year and every year after.
Cheers Betsy


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Subject: RE: Tom Bliss, BBC Radio 4
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 11:35 AM

Just finished listening. Wells Dunning, Tom!


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Subject: RE: Tom Bliss, BBC Radio 4
From: Abdul The Bul Bul
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 11:42 AM

Tom, it was Bliss.
Brilliant.
Al


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Subject: RE: Tom Bliss, BBC Radio 4
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 01:58 PM

blast... i forgot. damn damn damn.


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Subject: RE: Tom Bliss, BBC Radio 4
From: GUEST,Tom Bliss
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 02:05 PM

Scroll to 'Word of Mouth' and click on 'listen'

Good programme about pirates* with Pie for the last 10 mins or so.

Tom

*which is handy because I often squeeze the Pie into my pirate-themed show, so now I have an excuse!


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Subject: RE: Tom Bliss, BBC Radio 4
From: GUEST,Tom
Date: 06 Jan 09 - 04:30 PM

I wasn't able to put a link to my website from the Word of Mouth site (BBC rules) but a kind chap called Hugh_Mosby-Joaquin (say it aloud) has kindly linked here, so I'm adding it now.

Apologies for the bump.

Tom

Tom's album what has got it on it is here

It's be available from iTunes soon - the holiday has caused a slight delay.


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