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Tom off Tots TV talks about Listening with PMS, and Alan does his Jade Goody reportage.


Original YT playout date: 7 January 2010
Duration: 2:363

It’s 23rd March 2009, Tommy and Fiona are in the studio, but it’s not long before the listeners take over the agenda – first off is Tom off Tots TV, asking why PRUK doesn’t do “”Listen with Mother””. But Fiona and Tommy are having none of this blatant sexism from the now extinct children’s TV puppet. But their tactics are not strictly ballroom! When Tom Ragdoll cites the research of Jean Piaget, Tommy tries to discredit Piaget’s findings and trick Tom off Tots TV into thinking the celebrated Swiss psychologist was a woman, and then to cap that he asks the blue-haired Tot to hold the line – at which point he dumps the call!

This is followed by a two-seconder from everyone’s favorite radio Spaniard, and then Alan Caddick takes up the cudgels to introduce the listening public to the phenomenon of Jade Goody. Which soon brings the subject back to maternal deprivation again, and Tommy voices his Theory on Marginally Improving Parenthood.
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Viktor on the Radio with Oscar from Surbiton and Tommy Boyd


Original YT playout date: 20 December 2009
Duration: 34:33

We’re discussing the whole area of racism and nationalism – is it possible for a person ever to be completely free of a trace of racism and nationalism? Isn’t it a trait too deeply ingrained in our tribal characters? Is it always necessarily bad to have preconceptions about other races and nations? What about racial or nationalist jokes – can they ever be acceptable?

Radio from Playradio UK last spring featuring Oscar and Viktor on the Tommy Boyd Show. Please join the discussion either here or on Tommy Boyd’s new wordpress site, http://mrtommyboyd.wordpress.com
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A Dair(y)ing Feat by two Curdish Separatists




Original YT playout date: 28 September 2009
Duration: 6:38

“Pij mleko! Bedziesz wielki” so says the sign as the two modern day milk bar Tom Cruises go into action wielding bottles and tetrapacks of milk in an impromptu barman’s routine, here in the Real hipermarket lobby in Okecie. The milky bar is on them.

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The End of US Hegemony? Tommy Boyd and Callers


Original YT playout date: 19 September 2009
Duration: 29:25

“Twas the night before Anti-Christmas, and all through the net

Play radio was broadcasting the usual shhh…stuff.

The listeners were opening their skypes and their feeds

In the hopes that the Boydster would fill their talkradio needs

So on the night before the day when Barack Obama

Was due to take over from a Texan cattle farmer

Old Tommy was exploring a brand new idea

That with Barack the end of US power was near

More vapid than beagles his callers they came

And seeing them on Skype he called them by name

“On Eduardo! On Viktor! On Steve from Atlanta!

Just give us a bit of talk radio banter”

When all is done and the stories are told

We will look back and say “that was radio gold”
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NTTBS Reunion 30th August 2009


Original YT playout date: 3 September 2009
Duration: 3:02:29

The show that put the “”ear”” back into “”end of an era””. Featuring the vocal talents of Stu, Matt, Jo and Arron in the playradiouk.com studio (courtesy of Lee), and the usual contributors outside the studio (well, also inside, as there was the traditional studio invasion). The Jason-Mason posse did the invasion, while on the phones and skypes we heard gems from such seasoned contributors as Leslie Grufford, Gary Redbeard of Kattfjord, Fat Steve from Atlanta, Paddy O’Donahue and Viktor Huliganov of this channel, CfWW, Alan Caddick, Brummie Chris, Johnny Harzenfarzen and Eduardo too, all having fun for the last time. Sniff sniff.

My thanks to Mick of http://www.mickynwa.com for the captured files for this.
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Davey voices off on the Tommy Boyd show


Original YT playout date: 31 March 2009
Duration: 27:50

This was from 7th Oct 2008. There had been some interesting calls already from Eduardo, and also a telephone interview with the pro lap dancing lobbyist society’s propaganda chief, and then I came on as Paddy O’Donahue making quite a serious point despite the humoroustick manner, which was followed up by Eduardo calling to state that my Irish accent was no good. This stung me into action, resulting in one of the most pleasant and entertaining conversations I’ve had with Tommy Boyd, in which I do about six or seven different accents, offer a remarkably unfunny joke, and we get to hear a very amusing prank call involving two Indian restaurants. In other words, radio gold! Happy to say some of these radio friendships have lasted, and even today, in October 2020, as I transfer this across to HTV, I had an entirely unscheduled interraction on Facebook with Eduardo. Radio brings people together.

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Uncle Davey calls Fiona Dutton’s Global Newstalk


Original YT playout date: 23 March 2009
Duration: 25:50

“Part of what was to be a new, groundbreaking internet news programme with the one and only Fiona Dutton (dubbed by Tommy Boyd as “”the best bottom in broadcasting””) on Play Talk internet radio, part of the http://www.playradiouk.com network.

Here we talk about what’s wrong the Roman Catholic church putting the world to rights on sex, and also about the death penalty.

This is just a short cut from a two hour programme the full version of which available on the playradio podcast for 19th March also features calls with Paul from Northern Ireland and the Terence HIggins trust.

Enjoy.”
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The New Tommy Boyd Show 23rd September 2008


Original YT playout date: 27 December 2008
Duration: 3:58:02

Only the second in his new series, but unfortunately the last to be cammed. It was Stuart Heron that we have to thank for the cams, and unfortunately with the demise of his firm the cam server also went. Best of luck to you Stu and hope you like your new work.

That’s it then, with the cam feeds of radio I have, unless Playradio set cams up next year and want me to keep going. But we’ll find that out if and when it happens. For now, enjoy this great show, in which I don’t exactly come out glorious myself, but that’s the risk you take when you call a radio show – sometimes you look like a legend, and sometimes like a plonker. That’s all part of the fun. Enjoy.
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The New Tommy Boyd Show 22nd September 2008


Original YT playout date: 24 December 2008
Duration: 3:56:49

There are but two of these, the first in the new series of Tommy Boyd starting on 22nd September. After that, the cams went off. This is the penultimate radio show I have to play out from http://www.Playradiouk.com . In the new year, if the cams come back and they want me to do more, there may be more, but I don’t know anything for sure about that yet. As it is, enjoy this fantastic show and then the last show from the 23rd September, which I plan to upload between Christmas and New Year.

This particular show caused no end of controversy, as Tommy revealed it was indeed his own decision to allow the skype chats associated with the show to be “privatised”.

In the first half hour Seismorg bravely takes on Tommy about this decision, and gets told that he doesn’t have a right to his opinion. That’s what Seismorg thought Tommy said, although regular listeners will know that Tommy has an a priori view that people do not, per se, have a right to hold opinions unless they have put the work in to research them. but Seismorg took it personally, and after this was never to be heard on PlayRadio again. I hope that listening back people will see that no disrespect to him was intended, and somehow persuade him of this, as his input in shows is sorely missed.

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The Last of the Not the Tommy Boyd Shows (End of an Era)


Original YT playout date: 21 December 2008
Duration: 2:59:34

This time hopefully I’ve got the right file for the final Not The Tommy Boyd Show! Usual purple warnings apply.

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NTTBS 14th September 2008


Original YT playout date: 14 December 2008
Duration: 2:55:54

Here we go with one of the last NTTBS shows available on cams. Apparently they’ll be back in the new year, but I don’t know for sure yet if I’ll still be able to upload them to my channel in the new configuration.

Enjoy.
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Mike Mendoza Show #9 – 8th September 2008


Original YT playout date: 2 December 2008
Duration: 3:29:06

“I don’t know how much patience I need to keep on trying to upload pieces of audio that need about ten attempts.

Anyway, a good show with an interview with KBC’s Al Rantel in the run-up to the US elections, and a good zooey session in the last part of the show.

You’d better jolly listen now!”
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