The Random 19, Dorset Island Discs and a sozzled servant | it’s the BV Podcast


The second episode of July’s BV Magazine Podcast is out now – just click the play button to listen. If you’ve not had a chance to click through the July issue yet, then why not settle somewhere cool for 30 minutes of catch up?

In this episode:

  1. Maggie Ollerenshaw, the acclaimed British actress, takes on the Random 19 questions Maggie Ollerenshaw, a proud Mancunian now resident in Stalbridge, is perhaps most famous for playing comedic Northerners, particularly in the sitcoms Last of the Summer Wine and Open All Hours 
  2. “The best guitarist that I have ever seen live” – Dorset Island Discs with Philip Coward Philip Coward is chairman of Hillbrush, sits on the Royal Warrant Holders Association executive committee and has been a Mere councillor for 46 years
  3. The alchemy of the glassblower The Venetian art of glassblowing is little changed in 800 years. Edwina Baines visited Emsie Sharp’s studio in Child Okeford to interview the Murano-trained artisan
  4. Local politics round up: North Dorset Labour’s Pat Osborne laments the undermining of rigts to peaceful protest. North Dorset Green Party’s Ken Huggins shares his thouhts on Boris Johnson, written before the PM resigned.
    And North Dorset Lib Dems’ Mike Chapman refelects on recent events in Westminster, with a bleak reference to America’s second Amendment.
  5. Blandford Hospital and the Case of the Sozzled Servant Roger Guttridge finds the cottage origins still visible within Blandford’s hospital, and discovers the very first patients
  6. The ‘fat old woman at the toll-bridge’
    Roger Guttridge shares the second part of his dive into the Thomas Rackett Papers


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