Audio Comfort Food
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Every Sunday at 4pm on Medway Pride Radio, Neil and Dan present Audio Comfort Food – a feast of music in three courses. Requests and themes; “This Year In” taking you back to this week’s Top 40 in a given year; plus things to do in and around Medway in the coming week. This is the official ACF page with our preview videos; YouTube clips; and the “Correction Section” where we do our fact-checking (after the show has been broadcast!). You can also get in touch to request your audio comfort food track!

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AUDIO COMFORT FOOD | SUNDAY 31 JULY | PLACES | BACK TO 1978 | THINGS TO DO

We brought you place-related names plus our pick of funny names and some Meaning of Liffs. Plus a journey back to 1978 – a year of great music and great films. Also the usual things to do section plus our tribute to the late Bernard Cribbins – don't dig there, dig it elsewhere!

Correction Section!

We talk rubbish for two hours every Sunday, and don’t always manage to check our facts before (or during) the broadcast! This is the place to rectify that! We’ll add any corrections to our erroneous blather here – and you can use the form below to get in touch if you think we need to stand corrected.

Episode 64 – 24 July – Mary Mungo & Midge, scandal and Holiday!

Newsreader Richard Baker narrated BBC children’s animations Mary, Mungo and Midge (1969) and Teddy Edward (1973). Check out the YouTube clip for the former.


Dan was right about the Leslie Grantham scandal details: in 2004  a Sunday newspaper journalist published webcam photos of the Dirty Den actor exposing himself and sucking his finger. The woman he was talking to turned out to be an undercover reporter and the erotic photos went viral. The same paper also claimed he insulted several of his EastEnders colleagues, including Shane Richie, Wendy Richard, Kim Medcalf and Jessie Wallace. Further claims then emerged that he had exposed himself on webcam to two other women. He later apologised but was dropped from EastEnders and his character killed off for good.

BBC1’s Holiday programme ran from 1969 to 2007. It had loads of theme tunes through the years, including compositions by Simon May and Paul Hardcastle. It did indeed use Here Come the Sun in the ‘70s, as Neil remembered, but a cover version of the original by The Beatles. History (ie Wikipedia) does not record the artist responsible for the version used. Presenters were Cliff Michelmore, Ginny Buckley, Joan Bakewell, Anne Gregg, Frank Bough, Desmond Lynam, Eamonn Holmes, Anneka Rice, Jill Dando, Rizwana Lateef, Craig Doyle and Nana Akua.

That’s all the errata for this week – tune in at 4pm on Sunday and if you want to contradict anything we say just use the form below!

HIGH RISE

Mary Mungo & Midge depicted late ’60s high-rise living for Mary, her dog and, er, a mouse. Lasting just one series, it was narrated by BBC newsreader, Richard Baker. Here's an episode…

Music Played

Audio Comfort Food Episode 65 | 31 July | Places | 1978 | Things to do

California Soul        Marlena Shaw

Chelsea Dagger     Fratellis

Hong Kong Garden     Siouxsie & the Banshees

Baker Street         Undercover

Into The Hollywood Groove     Madonnna ft Missy Elliot

Loco in Acapulco     Four Tops

LDN         Lily Allen

Eton Rifles        The Jam

Northern Lights    Renaissance

Life’s Been Good    Joe Walsh

If the Kids Are United    Sham 69

Forever Autumn     Justin Hayward

Rivers of Babylon    Boney M

Dancin’ in the City    Marshall Hain

Substitute        Clout

You’re the One That I Want    John Travolta & Olivia N-J

Bridge to Your Heart    Wax

Get Over You        Sophie Trellis Inspector

Elenore        The Turtles

Jump (For My Love)    The Pointer Sisters

Beautiful Ones    Suede

Levitating        Dua Lipa ft DaBaby

Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)    De La Soul

Right Said Fred    Bernard Cribbins

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