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Local World

Local World 03/07

Today: The final part of Peter Gill’s one-man play ‘Meet Tommy Atkins’ • Also hear how Britain’s tourist industry is coping under the ‘new normal’ as Professor Anna Leask paints the general picture, and Richard Smith of the #Dorset Tourism Association paints the picture for our county…


 

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Local World 26/06

In this programme: Air travel and what it is now like to jump aboard a plane and travel thousands of miles under very different circumstances due to the pandemic • The next installment of Peter Gill’s one-man play ‘Meet Tommy Atkins’ • from the archives we hear from a man who was a refugee from Afghanistan • Mike Burks of the Gardens Group with an update on how things are going in their three garden centres…


 

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Local World 12/06

Jenny Devitt’s weekly look at the arts, the environment and other topics of interest. Most of this edition is about wildlife – some tame, some slithery and some downright dangerous! Also we hear the next instalment of Peter Gill’s one-man play ‘Meet Tommy Atkins’

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Local World

Jenny speaks to Adam Bergen, Arts and Entertainment Manager of Yeovil’s Octagon Theatre • we hear the fascinating story of a small part of the Dead Sea Scrolls unearthed by a professor from New Zealand • the next instalment of Peter Gill’s one man play ‘Meet Tommy Atkins’ • 250 years after the birth of Beethoven an item about how he managed to compose such masterpieces even when nearly deaf! • Jenny Devitt presents…

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Local World 29/05

We hear from the busier-than-ever Director of Music at Leweston School who has become an online music teacher during lockdown • Act 1 Scene 3 of Peter Gill’s one-man play ‘Meet Tommy Atkins’ • The ‘View from my window’ series takes us to Martock • From the archives, a Newfoundland Working Dog group at Sherborne Castle • Looking back through history at some of the dubious ‘cures’ for plagues. Jenny Devitt presents…


 

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Local World 22/05

Today we hear another scene from Peter Gill’s play ‘Meet Tommy Atkins’ • In the last programme David Cook, a PhD researcher in Anthropology talked about remote working which become more common. He continues with commuting and co-working • There’s news about a very successful project to re-introduce white storks to the UK • We hear from a man who recently wrote an article about the white stork programme and re-introductions in general which are not without controversy. Jenny Devitt presents…


 

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Local World 15/05

Today: Remote working – more of it post-lockdown? • Are there still nightingales singing in West Dorset? • A view from a Portuguese window • wildlife rescue during lockdown at Secret World Wildlife Rescue • Plant of the week – ‘Living fossil’ Wollemi Pine • we hear the first scene from Peter Gill’s play ‘Meet Tommy Atkins’


 

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Local World 08/05

In this 75th anniversary of VE Day we hear from actor and musician Peter Gill whose play ‘Meet Tommy Atkins’ covers a period from the first World War until after the second World War • Many of us have been baking more during lockdown and we hear more about that super-food called sourdough • And since many of us have been eating more healthily during lockdown, Jenny asks the question will it last when it’s all over? • There’s a Gardens Group update from their Managing Director Mike Burks

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Local World 01/05. Going global again!

In another excellent show Jenny makes use of Internet technology and goes global once again with reports from Spain, Brisbane, Belfast and Cork • Plant of the Week is from an island in the Arabian Sea • From the archives Jenny talks to the current head of the BBC’s Natural History Unit.

Local World is aired on Friday’s at 6pm


 

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Local World 24/04

Another excellent show from Jenny Devitt. This edition goes global with contributions from South Australia, The Netherlands, Ireland and Dorset! The owners of Sturminster Newton Mill tell how their production of flour has had to increase due to local demand even though their normal trade, from visitors, has vanished…


 

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Local World 17/04

Jenny’s guests are Sally Wellbourne and Imogen Davenport from the Dorset Wildlife Trust – Sally will tell us what she can see from her home office window and Imogen talks about a campaign to save our insects • The tree of the week is the Aspen tree which spawned some ancient beliefs • From the archives comes an unusual fundraising event • Dorset folk duo Ninebarrow explain how they’ve continued to entertain audiences during lockdown…


 

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Local World 10/04

Jenny talks to the CEO of Dorset Wildlife Trust who is keen to ensure visitors to their reserves observe the Government’s guidelines on social distancing, and the wildlife • Continuing the series about what people can see from their windows in this time of lockdown • The heartwarming response for volunteers to make scrubs for doctors and nurses. The Chair of Friends of Yeatman Hospital tells more • and from the archives our gardening correspondent…

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Local World 03/04

Today Jenny has news of a recent solo half-marathon run, for charity, by a local girl • Fellow broadcaster Susan Boyce describes what she can see from her kitchen window • Jules Bradburn gives an update on ‘Sherborne Viral Kindness’ • From Jenny’s archives we’ll hear from thriller writer Robert Goddard

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Local World 27/03

In this edition Jenny broadcasts from her dining table, her temporary home studio, and plunders the depths of her extensive audio archive. Some wonderful pieces are in store such as: The visit by Andy Worth and Rob Mott to Beerex a couple of years ago • The head gardener at Forde Abbey brings some spring cheer • Jenny talks to the former curator of Dorchester’s Military Museum, Chris Copson, about the last ever rebellion on English soil • Finally Jenny meets a lady who ran in 50 degree heat in one of the world’s toughest races across the Sahara Desert, …

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Local World 06/03

Jenny’s studio guests are Rachel Milestone, Scarlett and Eliza, the director and two principals from Leweston School’s forthcoming stage production of Sister Act • Also in the studio is Jules Bradburn, one of the organisers of Sherborne’s highly successful summer markets which are due to start again in April, and she tells us more • We’ll be hearing from bird man Steven Moss about the annual bird migration which should be starting any day now • Finally, Jenny has some timely advice on how to minimise the risk of catching Covid-19…

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