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BTW Philip - saw you on that five Documentary about London, speakingwisely of the Thames Barrier. You never let on ... good face for radio, innit? Did you hear enough to decide where to place my accent on the RP:Estuary scale?

pe
BTW Philip - saw you on that five Documentary about ... never let on you were so dashingly handsome ...

Yes, it's a good face for radio, innit? Did you hear enough to decide where to place my accent on the RP:Estuary scale? pe

I don't really listen that closely to accents. I could only say it sounded less than cut glass but several notches posher than my own.
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Yes, it's a good face for radio, innit? Did you hear enough to decide where to place my accent on the RP:Estuary scale?

I don't really listen that closely to accents. I could only say it sounded less than cut glass but several notches posher than my own.

Mr Eden always sounds half asleep to me, but that's probably because he's on Five Live, where they all gabble away like mad things.

And not just when they are bantering. A friend at the Beeb once told me that radio stations have specified words-per-minute rates for things like reading the news and that, at its launch, Five Live's was set much higher than Radio Four's in the hope of attracting a younger audience.

Which makes one wonder how old Radio Three's audience is.

Mickwick
Mr Eden always sounds half asleep to me, but that's probably because he's on Five Live, where they all gabble away like mad things.

Do you mind? Half awake, actually.
And not just when they are bantering. A friend at the Beeb once told me that radio stations have specified ... at its launch, Five Live's was set much higher than Radio Four's in the hope of attracting a younger audience.

LOL ... that's news to me. Probably something to do with the broadcasting adrenalin rush ... something I exhausted twenty years ago.
pe
I don't really listen that closely to accents. I could only say it sounded less than cut glass but several notches posher than my own.

Mr Eden always sounds half asleep to me, but that's probably because he's on Five Live, where they all gabble ... at its launch, Five Live's was set much higher than Radio Four's in the hope of attracting a younger audience.

When I was in the business ordinary scripts were timed at three words per second.
Which makes one wonder how old Radio Three's audience is.

105?
Mike

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I don't really listen that closely to accents. I could only say it sounded less than cut glass but several notches posher than my own.

Mr Eden always sounds half asleep to me, but that's probably because he's on Five Live, where they all gabble ... Radio Four's in the hope of attracting a younger audience. Which makes one wonder how old Radio Three's audience is.

I'm 47.
(Peter Maxwell Davies' 70th birthday concert, live from the Barbican, as I type)

David
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When I was in the business ordinary scripts were timed at three words per second.

According to what little I could find on the Web, 180 wpm still seems to be the Beeb's default delivery speed for news broadcasts. The World Service, for obvious reasons, aims at about 150 wpm. I couldn't find Five Live's rate.
Apparently, weather forecasts on the Beeb are typically delivered at 250 wpm (see link in other post), which some experts believe to be the rate at which comprehension begins to fall off very rapidly. Pauses between sections/areas are a great aid to comprehension at whatever speed, it is said.

Mickwick
LOL ... that's news to me. Probably something to do with the broadcasting adrenalin rush ... something I exhausted twenty years ago.

There, there, we'll be going for a nice walk in a minute.

Do you remember this thread, though?
http://groups.google.co.uk/groups?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&threadm=3D1 9EA0F.E5EA7D5E%40ntlworld.com&rnum=2&prev=/groups%3Fq%3Ddelivery-speed%2B words-per-minute%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26ie%3DUTF-8%26oe%3DUTF-8%26selm%3D3D1 9EA0F.E5EA7D5E%2540ntlworld.com%26rnum%3D2
First post.
Half asleep/awake is good, it seems, especially if you nod off every now and then while speaking.
(I'm not saying you do this at the moment. It's a recommendation, not a description.)

Mickwick
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Which makes one wonder how old Radio Three's audience is.

I'm 47.

Yes, but you play the bassoon. How normal is that?

Mickwick
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