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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Perrys playlist was: -


UB40 – Falling in Love With You

Simply Red – Love fire

Freda Paine – Band of Gold

J R Walker and the Allstars – How Sweet it is to be Loved by You

Madness – It Must Be Love

The Richeous Brothers – You’ve lost That loving Feeling


Roma played: -


Cast of Mama Mia – Our Last Summer

Lets have Another Cup of Coffee

Cliff Richard & Sarah Brightman – All I Ask of You

Black Dyke Mills Band – Cornett Carillon

Michael Buble – Some Kind of Wonderful

Eartha Kitt – An Old Fashioned Girl

Michael  Crawford – Love Changes Everything

Doris Day – Secret Love

Chick Webb and Ella Fitzgerald – A Tisket a Tasket

The Beatles – Let it Be

Frank Sinatra – It Had To Be You

Petula Clark – Downtown

Dusty Springfield – The Look of Love


Penny, Patrick and Zita

Perry, Roma and Zita

Chris Sanega

Perrys guest this Friday was the boxer, Chris Sanegar.  He entertained us with tales of his childhood in Daisy Road, Easton: swimming in the Lido, his facination with trains, Yoga, and sport.  He explained his Christian faith and the struggle he has had with his health,  and the aspirations he has for his sons.

Roma talked about some favorite music and played a selection from Bands, Musicals, and Ballads.

Fabulous Swing Tr. 3 “Tommy Dorsey – Opus One”
Michael Buble D.1 Tr. 1 “The best is yet to come”
Ennio Morricone Tr. 8 “Gabriel’s Oboe”
Tenors Take Ten Tr. 7 “Maria” West Side Story – Vittorio Grigolo
Doris Day Tr. 8 “It’s Magic”
Dunvant Male Choir Tr. 11 “Love could I only tell thee”
Bobby Darin Tr. 15 “It’s you or no one for me”
Blake Tr. 14 “Take my breath away”
Andrea Bocelli Tr. 10 “The Prayer” with Celine Dion
Jack Jones Tr. 8 “The mood I’m in”
Teatro Tr. 8 “Edelweiss” – Sound of Music
Shirley Bassey Tr. 4 “Climb every mountain” – Sound of music

Today Mervyns guest is Geoffrey Croom Johnson talking about his career in “Oil and Gas Spares”, his many years faithful service with The Rotary Club of Bristol, his family life and other items of interest which eminated from the discussion.

Afterwards he spoke with Jo Holborn from the Child Support Centre together with Karina a teenage carer.  It was very interesting to hear from Jo abut the work generally being done by her charity and Karina was able to give first hand account of her caring for her mother since she was 5 years old.  Although she had suffered some bullying when at school she was remarkably cheerful and very glad she had done and is till doing for her mother.  Karina has organised an over eighteen group of carers who have the opportunity to meet, socialise and generally be of mutual help to each other.  Karina is a truly remarkable young lady.

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Perry played music selected by his guest Dr Peter Fleming:

  1. Devine sung by Anna Cole
  2. World Turned Upside Down sung by Billy Bragg
  3. Let England Shake sung by P J Harvey
  4. The Night They Drove Old Dixey Down performed by The Band


Roma played:

  1. The Theme from Cranford composed by Carl Davis*
  2. Sail the Summer Winds by John Barry
  3. The Arrival of the Queen of Sheeba played by the English Concert Orchestra
  4. Younger Than Springtime by the Cast of South Pacific
  5. Side Saddle played by Russ Conway**
  6. Getting to Know you from the King and I sung by Deborah Kerr
  7. The Old lamp Lighter by Sammy Kaye


*Carl Davis is 75 years old and is writing music like this right now.  He has performed an integral role in the reappraisal of silent film classics, the raising to hitherto unheard of standards of the once humble television theme tune, and now as a conductor/composer in the world of symphonic music.’

**Russ Conway was a Bristol Cathedral School Scholar who later taught himself to play the piano whilst serving three years in Borstal.  He lost the end of his third finger in a bread slicer but was still able to play the piano .  Despite chronic health problems and smoking eighty cigarettes a day he had more than twenty chart hits.  Awsome!

Perrys guest, Dr Peter Fleming from UWE whos subjects are the later Medievil period and ethnic minorities, gave a comprehensive revue of ‘alien races’ in Bristols past. Evidently our cultural diversity involved a steep learning curve!  Peter is currently writting a book about Life in the 15th Century.

Roma’s guest, Jo Earl set up computer lessons five years ago, for those over 50 who had little expertise in technology. The classes at UWE allow older users to become computer literate by offering tuition at the pace of the individual, in easy chunks by student volunteers.

For more information about the UWE Silver Surfer Project, telephone 0117 3282334 or email

To access North Bristol IT Help, (the organisation Jo mentioned running from the Cameron Centre in Lockleaze), telephone 0117 9141129


Perry played:

  1. I can Show you the World sung by Brad Kane and Lea Salonga
  2. Only a Paper Moon played by Stephen Grapelli
  3. Poetry in Motion sung by Johnny Tillotson
  4. Lullaby of Broadway sung by Sarah Vaughn
  5. Checkmate Suite by Arthur Bliss


Roma played:

  1. Can’t Take My Eyes Off You sung by Andy Williams
  2. Heather on the Hill from Brigadoon sung by Gene Kelly
  3. Good morning from Singing in the Rain
  4. If I Had a Talking Picture of You by Paul Whiteman
  5. The Folk Who lived on the Hill sung by Bing Crosby
  6. Someone to Watch Over Me sung by Mary Hopkin
  7. Taking a Chance on Love sung by Anne Sheldon
  8. Onedin Line theme played by the London Promenade Orchestra

Perry Guidrey interviewed archeologist David Kemlin about the recent excavation of a body supposed to be that of King Richard III in a car park in Leicester. They then went on to talk about the swimming pool in Gloucester Road in Bristol, and its history.
Roma Widger spoke to Jane Lee from the Windmill Hill Arts Trail about the venture, and the contribution and effect it has had on the local arts scene.