Friday 24 September 2010

'Mum, Mum, I'm on the Radio..!'

I had a bit of excitement on Thursday afternoon. The folks at BBC Radio Sheffield had read about the Sketchcrawl I've set up for Sunday, and emailed to ask if I would be interested in talking about it on Saturday's breakfast show.

To save me hanging around all Saturday morning, waiting to do a live phone interview, I went in to the studio yesterday, so we could record it in advance.

The piece was for Steve White's show, so he did the interview. He was great and made it very easy. I took along a 'crib sheet' with the itinerary for the day, because I knew otherwise my mind would go blank and I'd come across like a total idiot (which would hardly encourage people to come along on Sunday).

I don't think I made any gaffs and hope I sounded halfway intelligent.
It was all over in no time flat and they popped me in a cab home. But then, guess what? This morning I got a call from the programme's producer to say the file was corrupted, so I had to do it all over again, over the phone!

Last time I visited Radio Sheffield, was to talk about the musical adaptation of Giddy Goat. It didn't feel that long ago so, when I got home, I looked it up and was astonished to discover it was nearly 2 years back! Somebody is doing something very odd with time just lately...

The Sketchcrawl interview goes out tomorrow morning on the Saturday Breakfast Show at around 7.40am (boy, that's early!). You can listen to Radio Sheffield live here.


Unknown said...

good luck with the sketchcrawl tomorrow - shame I missed your slot on the breakfast show this morning - maybe it'll be on Listen Again. I love the idea of a sketchcrawl - I'll look out for one near me!

Gus said...

Thank you for mentioning the official website - We appreciate it.

Sue, It appears the recorded show is available online for about 6 days more, interview starts around 1:37 to 1:45

In general it is so nice to be able to hear radio shows from different parts of the world.

Greetings from California.