Monday, 28 February 2011

Unman, Wittering and Zigo

Unman, Wittering and Zigo is a very dark thriller set in a boys boarding school where a senior form master has just been killed in a tragic accident. The main character is John Ebony, a teacher in his first job, brought in as a temporary measure, though one he hopes will be permanent. Between his rebellious wife Nadia, the eccentric art master Cary Farthingale and the class of Lower 5B, Ebony struggles to exercise power, but is thwarted by reality and a disbelieving Headmaster. Very early on in the story you find out that the previous Teacher was in fact murdered by the boys in John Ebony's class.

The Flashing Blade

The Flashing Blade was a must in the Summer Holidays in the 1970s

Sunday, 27 February 2011

The Georgian House

The Georgian House with Spencer (Timeslip) Banks
The creepy voice saying boy, freaked me out quite a bit when I first saw this series.
I was only about 11 at the time.

The Project Club

Before Play Stations, and Nintendo DS, There was...........The Project Club Project Manual.
This book showed you how to Fly a Plane,  How to Work with Metal, Make your own Microscope, Bath a Baby, Play better Soccer/Water Polo/Fencing. My favorite is Adventures in Weaving??????? what adventures we all could have had.


The Text for this post was taken from Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales
During the Second World War, three anti-aircraft forts were built in 1941-42 to protect the Thames Estuary, designed by Mr. G. A. Maunsell. Four other larger structures were built for the Navy.
The Army forts were different in design from the Navy platforms as each had seven towers linked together by walkways. Six of the towers were armed, the seventh held the searchlights and they were manned by a complement of 120. They were built in 1942 at Shivering Sands, Red Sands and Great Nore. Each 300 tonne tower was preconstructed before being towed out to sea, sunk into position and then connected to the next tower.

After the war, the forts were abandoned and Great Nore was demolished in 1958. Red Sand Fort which is off the coast at Whitstable was used in the 1960's as a pirate radio station. Three other forts of similar design were built in the Mersey to protect Liverpool.

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Archive Reel 2 on The Garden of Earthly Delights

I am very happy to say that I received a call from the Head Gardener at The Garden of Earthly Delights asking me if he could play Test Transmission Archive Reel 2 on his program. How could I say no. He is such a nice chap. I strongly recommend going to his site and checking  out his Charity Shop Hop and Car Booty links.
Test Transmission Archive Reel 2 will be on The Garden at 10pm on Friday March 4th. 
On Archive Reel 2 there will be music from The Fall, Broadcast, Mount Vernon Arts Lab, Douglas E Powell, Tonto's Expanding Headband, The Hare and The Moon and loads more.
I will then be uploading Archive Reel 2 on to The Test Transmission page at Mixcloud