Jay Rayner Pigs Out Saturday 29th December 2015, Archive on 4 8pm BBC Radio 4
Had it been a dog’s head, or a goat’s, would Mr Cameron’s alleged student exploits have had less impact? What is it about pigs? There are some who love pigs’ company and their meat. Others who can’t even say the word. This hour long pigfest crackles with controversy. Pigs in politics, on the plate, on the page, on the operating table and on our conscience. Animal lovers beware: Jay Rayner’s snout to tail investigation is not for the faint hearted. There isn’t a pig-part that Mr Rayner doesn’t handle.
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Tiny Tinkles Tuesday 29th December 1130 am BBC Radio 4
Rainer Hersch enjoys a bit of a tinkle. Some of the very first acoustic musical sounds we hear and make are those on toy instruments that ‘tinkle’. Especially tiny pianos. How and why are these kind of sounds so evocative? And can music on tiny tinklers be played seriously? Tiny pianos sound tiny. We hear them in our minds’ ear and see them in the mind’s eye as tiny. This is mini-synaesthesia. Some sonic materials can sound ‘pure’ – which is why the concert metal glockenspiel’s double resonance (childhood, purity) makes you think of angels, cherubs or elves
Fry’s English Delight Series 8
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