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To the brink

With today’s news dominated by the death of 90 year-old former Cuban President Fidel Castro we had a fascinating insight this morning into what it was like to live through a time of such heightened international tension that the world came close to the brink of nuclear holocaust.

Phoenix FM presenter Scott Ross has vivid memories of the 1962 Cuban Missiles Crisis – sparked at the height of the Cold War following the Soviet Union’s deployment of nuclear missiles less than 100 miles from the coast of Florida – and it was fascinating to hear him describe how ordinary life was affected during that fortnight-long standoff when people literally wondered whether there’d be a tomorrow.

It’s one thing to watch documentaries or read history books, but as listener Mark commented Scott’s informative and personal account really connected those of us not around at that time to how it must have felt.

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achristmascarolOn a somewhat lighter note it was good to chat also with Amy Clayton and Justin Cartledge from Early Doors Productions about their forthcoming production of A Chrismas Carol. The Victorian masterpiece has been adapted numerous times over the years and EDP have chosen the version by Rumpole creator John Mortimer, which Amy said retains much of Dickens’ original language through a clever blend of performance with narration.

Sadly however – if you’ve not already got a ticket – all next week’s performances at Ingatestone Hall have already fully sold, which is a tribute to the popularity of what is an excellent group. It’s also a good reason to book early for their next production, Harry Segall’s rom-com Heaven Can Wait. For details of that – together with EDP’s plans right up to 2019 – check out their website.

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To the brink

With today’s news dominated by the death of 90 year-old former Cuban President Fidel Castro we had a fascinating insight this morning into what it was like to live through a time of such heightened international tension that the world came close to the brink of nuclear holocaust.

Phoenix FM presenter Scott Ross has vivid memories of the 1962 Cuban Missiles Crisis – sparked at the height of the Cold War following the Soviet Union’s deployment of nuclear missiles less than 100 miles from the coast of Florida – and it was fascinating to hear him describe how ordinary life was affected during that fortnight-long standoff when people literally wondered whether there’d be a tomorrow.

It’s one thing to watch documentaries or read history books, but as listener Mark commented Scott’s informative and personal account really connected those of us not around at that time to how it must have felt.

Listen here:

achristmascarolOn a somewhat lighter note it was good to chat also with Amy Clayton and Justin Cartledge from Early Doors Productions about their forthcoming production of A Chrismas Carol. The Victorian masterpiece has been adapted numerous times over the years and EDP have chosen the version by Rumpole creator John Mortimer, which Amy said retains much of Dickens’ original language through a clever blend of performance with narration.

Sadly however – if you’ve not already got a ticket – all next week’s performances at Ingatestone Hall have already fully sold, which is a tribute to the popularity of what is an excellent group. It’s also a good reason to book early for their next production, Harry Segall’s rom-com Heaven Can Wait. For details of that – together with EDP’s plans right up to 2019 – check out their website.

Listen here:

 

 

 

 

 

 

To the brink

With today’s news dominated by the death of 90 year-old former Cuban President Fidel Castro we had a fascinating insight this morning into what it was like to live through a time of such heightened international tension that the world came close to the brink of nuclear holocaust.

Phoenix FM presenter Scott Ross has vivid memories of the 1962 Cuban Missiles Crisis – sparked at the height of the Cold War following the Soviet Union’s deployment of nuclear missiles less than 100 miles from the coast of Florida – and it was fascinating to hear him describe how ordinary life was affected during that fortnight-long standoff when people literally wondered whether there’d be a tomorrow.

It’s one thing to watch documentaries or read history books, but as listener Mark commented Scott’s informative and personal account really connected those of us not around at that time to how it must have felt.

Listen here:

achristmascarolOn a somewhat lighter note it was good to chat also with Amy Clayton and Justin Cartledge from Early Doors Productions about their forthcoming production of A Chrismas Carol. The Victorian masterpiece has been adapted numerous times over the years and EDP have chosen the version by Rumpole creator John Mortimer, which Amy said retains much of Dickens’ original language through a clever blend of performance with narration.

Sadly however – if you’ve not already got a ticket – all next week’s performances at Ingatestone Hall have already fully sold, which is a tribute to the popularity of what is an excellent group. It’s also a good reason to book early for their next production, Harry Segall’s rom-com Heaven Can Wait. For details of that – together with EDP’s plans right up to 2019 – check out their website.

Listen here:

 

 

 

 

 

 

To the brink

With today’s news dominated by the death of 90 year-old former Cuban President Fidel Castro we had a fascinating insight this morning into what it was like to live through a time of such heightened international tension that the world came close to the brink of nuclear holocaust.

Phoenix FM presenter Scott Ross has vivid memories of the 1962 Cuban Missiles Crisis – sparked at the height of the Cold War following the Soviet Union’s deployment of nuclear missiles less than 100 miles from the coast of Florida – and it was fascinating to hear him describe how ordinary life was affected during that fortnight-long standoff when people literally wondered whether there’d be a tomorrow.

It’s one thing to watch documentaries or read history books, but as listener Mark commented Scott’s informative and personal account really connected those of us not around at that time to how it must have felt.

Listen here:

achristmascarolOn a somewhat lighter note it was good to chat also with Amy Clayton and Justin Cartledge from Early Doors Productions about their forthcoming production of A Chrismas Carol. The Victorian masterpiece has been adapted numerous times over the years and EDP have chosen the version by Rumpole creator John Mortimer, which Amy said retains much of Dickens’ original language through a clever blend of performance with narration.

Sadly however – if you’ve not already got a ticket – all next week’s performances at Ingatestone Hall have already fully sold, which is a tribute to the popularity of what is an excellent group. It’s also a good reason to book early for their next production, Harry Segall’s rom-com Heaven Can Wait. For details of that – together with EDP’s plans right up to 2019 – check out their website.

Listen here:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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