Bannie on the Trannie (as in transistor radio… lol). Here’s where I’ll be going over my time on the radio. 30+ years – wow! The most recent radio things I’ve written about are below. Have a browse, or do a search – you might turn up something fun! To find out even more about the original “UpAndHappy!” radio show, then pop over to www.upandhappy.com

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Lee’s Christmas Radio Programmes – Part Three

Merry Christmas! “And welcome back to your Christmas listening with Lee B on UpAndHappy!” In part one of my Christmas programmes you could hear my original ‘Christmas Number One’s programmes from 2004 and 2008. Then in part two you could hear my Muppets and Beatles Specials. Now it’s time for some of the special Christmas […]

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Lee’s Christmas Radio Programmes – Part Two

Merry Christmas! “And welcome back to your Christmas listening with Lee B on UpAndHappy!” In part one of my Christmas programmes you could hear my original ‘Christmas Number One’s programmes from 2004 and 2008. Now it’s time to get some Muppet action! Here’s a selection of a couple of Muppets Christmas Specials, followed by Christmas […]

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Lee’s Christmas Radio Programmes – Part One

Merry Christmas! “And now for a choice of listening, this Christmas Day…” Whether its Christmas or not wherever you are, whenever you’re reading this, for many people it offers a very special feeling. It certainly always has done for me. One of the things I love about TV and Radio is all of the special […]

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Appearing on ‘Inside Tracks’ (a local version of ‘Desert Island Discs’)

On 2nd August 2010, the Chairman of Wolverhampton Community Radio Training (WCRT, the company which ran WCRfm) Pete Whitehouse presented an edition of “Inside Tracks” and the subject of that edition was me! The programme follows a very similar style to the BBC’s long running “Desert Island Discs”, though the WCR version exclusively features local […]

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UpAndHappy! – The Radio Show

UpAndHappy! is the name under which I make my TV and Radio programmes these days – as “UpAndHappy! Productions”. But, it actually started life as the name of my radio show way back in the last century. In 1999 I had been with Beacon Radio for 10 years, and I was at that point working […]

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Worzel Gummidge – A Radio Special

When I was little, in the late 1970s, Saturday afternoons were really special because of Worzel Gummidge, the Southern Television adaptation of Barbara Euphan Todd’s ‘Scarecrow of Scatterbrook’ stories. This TV version starred Jon Pertwee, Una Stubbs and Geoffrey Bayldon and for many is considered the definitive version of the stories, though Mackenzie Crook’s 2019-2020 […]

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Putting Tiswas on the Radio

In November 2006 I received an email from a gentleman called Mike Smith. At first I wasn’t sure who he was, but he explained that he was Sally James‘s husband and as a Tiswas fan I certainly knew who she was! Mike is an almost legendary name in the music and media business, and he […]

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NightSchool on Beacon Radio

Now here’s a real blast from my past. When I was at Beacon Radio (1989-2000) I got involved in one of the evening magazine programmes for teenagers called “NightSchool”. It was described by the presenter Chuck Street (Andy Hitchman) as ‘the Midlands top-rating teenage radio show’, and was broadcast every weeknight from September 1992 – […]

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Making Two New Websites

Over the years I’ve always designed my own website. Starting in 2000, I used the Desktop Publishing package Serif PagePlus to design my original site. Then I progressed to learning HTML and making use of numerous other website designing packages. I’ve gone through versions which used ‘Flash’, though these days its not considered very secure, […]