What’s on – 2019-09-13

There’s something for everybody on 4 LEGS Radio this Friday (13th).

There’s an informative interview with celebrity actor turned ‘Constable of the Town and Manor’, a chat with the Deputy Leader of Newbury Town Council on gender equality in politics, plus some gardening wisdom and gentle humour from the retired head of a National Trust garden. We have all the inside news on the local racing stories, an interactive pop quiz and lots of good music, including a fascinating insight into the career of George Michael.

Friday’s Schedule is as follows :

8am – 10am The Pete Brady Breakfast Show

Once again, Pete will be leading the way with two hours of carefully selected music. The mood will be upbeat with tracks from Bryan Ferry, Neil Diamond, Sam Smith, Roberta Flack, Elvis Costello, Lana Del Ray and a host of other musical masters.

At 9, Pete will present a short feature on the music of George Michael, singer, songwriter, record producer and philanthropist.

Make sure you are listening.



10am – 12 noon This Week with Penny

Brian will present the first hour with Tim Forrester. From about 10.15, Brian and Tim will be talking to the Hungerford based actor Nicholas Lumley, whose recent film appearances include Peterloo and Paddington 2.

For the last three months, Nick has also been Constable of the Town and Manor of Hungerford, an organisation which many have heard of but (perhaps) rather fewer understand. Cows, commoners, trustees and Tutti men comprise just some of the varied individuals  with which the Constable has to deal. We will be discussing their relevance and also getting to understand the role which the Town and Manor plays in local life

If time permits, we will play the short story ‘The Murder at the Three Horseshoes’, written by Brian and read by Nick.

From about 11.15, Penny and Brian will be joined by Olivia Lewis. After completing her PhD in social sciences, Olivia worked as a social researcher in the Civil Service for around eight years. Subsequently, she has become Deputy Leader of Newbury Town Council.

She is passionate about the environment, mental health and getting more women into politics. Olivia’s comments on political gender equality were widely quoted when she last appeared on 4 Legs and have attracted much support.

12noon – 12.30pm The Downland Racing Show with Pat Murphy

Join Pat Murphy for more news and insights into the world of racing including the prospects of some of our local trainers and horses.



12.30pm – 1.30pm Knock Knock with Suzi Cairns

Another chance to listen to Suzi’s interview with Margaret Leahy (pic) who has dedicated much of her life to The Royal British Legion. She details her journey to the Lambourn Valley via Botswana and the 2012 Olympics

1.30pm – 2.30pm Pop Quizzical with Tim Stutt

Here is a chance to do battle again with 4 LEGS Pop Master Tim Stutt.

Can you crack the connections round? How many points can you get and can you beat any of the so called studio experts? Do you have music knowledge from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and beyond? Tune in to test your music IQ.


2.30pm – 4.30pm Face2Face with Linda Prest and Tim Forrester.

Linda and Tim’s guest is Paul Gray, head gardener at Gumby Hall, Lincolnshire for nearly thirty years. Gumby Hall belongs to the National Trust and Paul, having joined as a garden boy, was given meteoric promotion within two years. Around ten years ago, Paul moved to the Cotswolds, where he managed the private estate, having been charged with restoring it to its former glory.

With the job completed, Paul retired two years ago and now continues to enjoy an outdoors life, being constantly in demand to visit gardens and offer advice. His humorous asides and extensive gardening knowledge made him a favourite guest in the spring and we immediately rebooked him for some autumn advice.

Additionally, we will be covering some local events and news and looking for interesting stories from the week’s media.

The music will include 10cc, Queen, Ennio Morricone and the South Notts Brass Band.

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