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NTTBS 23rd March Test Post (Purple language warning)

Original (YT) playout date: 9 April 2008, (on Radio 23 March 2008)
Duration: 3:00:09

“Not The Tommy Boyd Show from Play Two UK.
If you are easily offended, or even offendable at all, then better not to watch this series of videos. It is for aficionados of the more unbridled style of discourse, and not for young or impressionable ears.

Those of you who know me from the eclectic group of fans of the talk radio legend Tommy Boyd may be aware from the shrine posts that in response to Stu’s request I agreed to take on the task of youtubecasting the show feeds, which used to be done, and done extremely well, on the channel wwwplayradioukdotcom here on YouTube. Since December, that channel’s owner has not (either wanted to or been able to, I don’t know, but either way he hasn’t) continued. That was a channel entirely dedicated to the show, whereas as agreed in the Tommy Boyd forum my screenings will be on my channel, which has very mixed forms of films on it already and a fairly varied subscriber base. This means I can probably get more exposure for this show than the dedicated channel could, but on the other hand I want to squeeze each show onto a single film, so as not to flood this channel with items which may not be exactly what the bulk of subscribers signed up for.

Hence I purchased PowerDirector 6.0, and this is my very first attempt with it. All I wanted to do is test whether I could actually do it, that is get a three hour feed plus audio off two studio cameras onto a single clip on this channel. If you’re reading this, it worked.

I am aware that there are faults in this test post. First, I’ve managed to squeeze the audio too far. It’s what you might call “”AM”” rather than “”FM”” quality. Actually, make that “”SW””. I also did the picture in picture too small, and the facial expressions of Arron and Jo can’t be seen properly. I also did not do any editing or effects on this, as all it is is a test run, but I want to put it up anyway to let the fans of the show know that it’s on its way, and to get some feedback.

To participate in this show live go to from 7 to 11 pm UK time on Sunday nights.”

45:47 is Viktor Huliganov’s appearance. 1:12:23 is Riley Martins famous clip.

Quote of the clip: “Life’s gonna suck when you grow up”

***Statistics and Credits***
Views at the time added to HTV: 312
Likes at the time added to HTV: 3
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 0
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 100.0%
Comments at time added: 3
Total interactions at time added: 6
Total interactions to views 1.9%
Location: Online, in studio.
Other people featured: Matt Hollick, Stuart Heron, Jo McAfferty,
Genre: Radio show
Music used: Several pieces of music used, hence blocked in some places.
Languages used: English
Animals/plants featured: None



Original playout date: 4 December 2007
Duration: 5:16

This is a video response to Kenbank and Drew’s Christmas duet. I missed taking part although invited as I was in Finland (series coming up) and I duet with myself doing different voices.
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Huliganov’s “All the time in the world”

Original playout date: 11 November 2007
Duration: 5:54

Introduced song – the Bond Song from the film “On her Majesty’s Secret Service”, sung by Huliganov.
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The Last Farewell

Playout date: 29 December 2006
Duration: 9:56
Views at the time added to HTV: 6,315
Likes at the time added to HTV: 21
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 43
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 32.8%
Comments at time added: 6
Total interactions at time added: 70
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – slight use
Location: Home
Other people featured: None
Genre: Intro’d song
Music used: “Last Farewell” by Roger Whittaker
Languages used: English
Animals/plants featured: None
Other remarks:

A preamble by Huliganov about the well-known Whittaker song, originally written by Ron Webster and performed by Elvis and others, but most notably by Whittaker.

The introduction refers to how the thesis of the song’s chorus stands in opposition to the Sapir Whorff hypothesis in linguistics, and also delves too deeply ito why the narrator is leaving if he loves this woman so much. To which Roger Whittaker might well respond “Mind your own business, Russky boy!”

RL101 – 1: Some Enchanted Evening to learn Russian!

Production date: 12 July 2006
Playout date: 12/7/2006
Camera: Logitech webcam
Post Production: WMM
Location: Home
Soundtrack info: “Some Enchanted Evening” – karaoke version
Languages used: English, Russian
Animals featured: None

The start of what has in fact been the most popular thing I’ve ever done on the internet, this is the first ever lesson of Russian in the cult course done as Viktor Dmitrievitch Huliganov.

Here in these are going to have their own section, and each of the films will have additional notes.

The vocab of each will be listed here, and you’ll be able to ask your questions in the comments sections also, and get maybe a longer answer than the ones that it’s possible to get in the original YT format.

This was only actually going to be a series of lessons on the Russian alphabet, as the vehicle not only for Russian but for other languages also, but in the course of the ten lessons, in which there are hardly any Russian words as such in  the first few lessons, people started asking for real full Russian lessons, which is what then happens in RL102.

In this lesson no actual letters are given, only info on the historical background of Cyrillics. It still got to over 60,000 views! People simply love the mix of serious linguistic education with humour, so that’s what I tried to do with this course, each lesson of which contains some didactic material and then a joke and a song.


A tribute to me by Amiduffer

Many thanks to Drew for this amazing remix.

Some old audio I was asked for… and a potted history of the downfall of the Sunday Night Show

A friend of mine, the rising star of UK talk radio, and host of the new Sunday Night UK internet radio show “No Holts Barred” Mr Michael Holt, asked me if I had any of now defunct Play Radio UK’s old Sunday Roast podcasts left. The answer is I do have a couple lying around on my hard drive, and since they are now a rarity (for reasons that may become clear when you listen) I will share them here with him and with you. The Sunday Roast is a Sunday night programme that took over in the Autumn of 2008 from the more popular Not The Tommy Boyd Show. It was not streamed in the way the NTTBS was, and so I did not make a point of collecting it for YouTube and in due course all the extant NTTBS will be in this blog also in its own section.

Hopefully the upgrade I purchased will enable me to host the 5 shows that I have. I thought they were being archived elsewhere, but it seems that that other archive has gone the proverbial journey…

(Later edit) The audio players may not be locating the files, as they are rather large, but Mikey tells me he has been able to download them from the library location by looking at the source, if that helps anyone else who wants to hear these and cannot get at them.

This is Sunday 12th October 2008. One of the earliest Roasts, with Jo McCafferty still on the team.

This is the following week, Sunday 19th October 2008.

I will give a little history that you, Mikey, probably know a lot – if not all – of, although you came in a bit later. It may be of use to others who are new to the UK internet talk radio microcosm and who happen to find their way here.

Following these two weeks the listenership of the Roast suffered as there was a rival Sunday night show, called Totally Chappers, for the podcasts, and this was run by Peter Chapman and Eduardo Paris, who basically rallied the community of talk radio listeners and capitalised on dissatisfaction with the perceived reduction of attention to the listenership given by PRUK. They had switched off the official PRUK skype chats, resulting in a series of listener-hosted skype chats going on both in and out of show times, and the consequent fragmentation of the UK talk radio community.

After Tommy Boyd’s return to Play Radio UK in August 2008, his refusal to allow the continuation of studio-linked skype chatting, the failure of PRUK to re-establish video streaming after the close of the servebeer server, the alienation of Stuart Heron who was a strong technical as well as content providing team member, as well as shortness with a number of loyal contributors, together with the determination to disallow any more zoo-format broadcasting, and the dismissing of zoo format by its own author as no longer relevant, and the promotion of the more controversial Matthew Hollick caused Peter and Eduardo to decide to go head to head against the Sunday Roast, which they did from September 2008 for 23 shows, with a few missing weeks which went through till February 2009 and those podcasts are all available at .

By the time the impetus had gone out of the Totally Chappers programme, other less successful “bedroom radio” shows, as PRUK described the competing listener-controlled shows, including the Gary Show by Gary Redrup, Christopher Painter’s Falmer University Radio show, and the semi-professional Big Cigarette by Fat Steve, available on were already up and running, continuing the stream of alternative internet talk radio competition. LBC and Absolute Radio, and to a degree Mansfield FM with Ian Watkins show on Friday evenings (when PRUK didn’t have a talk schedule anyway) were also taking larger amounts of listeners, as you would expect from studios. Allan Caddick’s radio creativity had been diverted into his non-podcasted hospital radio show. This in fact meant that the contributor’s energies had gone in all directions. The existence of talk throughout the week instead of only on Sundays as in the time of the Not-The-Tommy-Boyd-Show meant that both live listening and also contributing to any single show was well down on the previous year’s quality.

For PRUK the gradual introduction by Tommy Boyd of such controversial presenters as Simon Darby, the Hermann Goering of the BNP and Catherine Cat, an Australian prostitute claiming to be an expert on culture but in fact not being aware of more than a small few specialist areas she liked in particular, and Chris Reardon, claiming to be an expert on podcasting but not knowing as much about it as the average of his PRUK listeners, although other than that an affable presenter, but not challenging enough for the given audience, also led to waning dissatisfaction with the whole PRUK output, although certain shows such as Fevzi the Gadget Detective, Joypod and Richard Cartridge were well received.

This means that by the time we get to April 2009, the Roast has already lost one presenter, Jo McCafferty, who resigned in protest at Simon Darby’s involvement, and Arron Weedall also seems to have lost heart also. The initial pzazz, such as it was, is therefore reduced in these April shows, and the number of callers has also diminished with comparison to the above shows.

This is Sunday 5th April 2009.

This is Sunday 19th April 2009.

This is Sunday 26th April 2009.

I’ll add the last one I have as soon as I can get it to upload here. I’ve tried in vain about a dozen times, and I can see that wordpress is far from ideal for hosting full length radio shows. Smaller audio it handles pefectly well, like my song here, the Shade of the White Plum Tree – which you can play without fear of “PMS for Mooses”, btw:-

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