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Our weekly ‘BCfm Politics Show’ began broadcasting on Good Friday 27th March 2009 with a commitment to bring you straight-talking weekly local, national and world news from Bristol entirely free from propaganda.
‘A Bristol Angle On World Politics’ pits Marxist Oxford Politics Philosophy and Economics graduate and former aid worker Martin Summers against Christian socialist and former BBC radio investigative journalist Tony Gosling to pick through the week’s most important developments, as well as frequent special investigations.
The news is too easy for special interests to control when it’s owned by a handful of media moguls and some national media outlets are so indebted they are effectively owned by the banks. Germany has a more diverse and robust model with national and international commentary from big cities such as Cologne and Hamburg across the regions.
‘The press is every day becoming more and more powerful for good or evil; its influence on men’s minds has become so marked that it may with truth be said that the press rules public opinion rather than public opinion rules the press.’ From: J. Arthur Gibbs, A Cotswold Village, Country Life and Pursuits in Gloucestershire, (1898). Written over a century ago, before the age of radio or television.
‘In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.’ George Orwell.
BCfm politics show archives – search box above right, or…
Fri 28th Jan 2011 – to – Fri 14th Feb 2014 – Friday Drivetime Politics Show archive 
(Oldest) Fri 27 Mar 2009 – to – Fri 14th Jun 2013 – Friday Drivetime archive 
All first hour: download BCfm Politics Show’s News Review shows
All second hour: download BCfm Politics Show’s Investigative Report shows
Finding guests, topics, stories etc. in the archive…
Many of the images and download links on this blog no longer work due to management changes to the BCfm website but the programme you’re after will almost certainly still be available. WordPress search is pretty rudimentary but try adding terms to the search box here if you want something specific. If that fails and you think the content you’re looking for is in archive  or  above, just go to that page, (2 is better) and type [CTRL F]. Please make a note of the date of the show and search the Radio4All pages or follow links next to First hour and Second hour and search there.
Sister programme – more arts based – Dialect – Tuesdays, noon
Tony Gosling’s recent videos on YouTube – and Channel 2 here ↓⇓↓⇓↓
Tony Gosling’s Russia Today column (@RT_com) & Twitter feed @TonyGosling
Oh for an honest MSM. Imagine how different things would be if we didn’t have to reverse everything they tell us. https://t.co/zbJ37Zy2om
— Chris Plumley (@reggaecrisp1) February 6, 2016
An Ode To Tony And Martin
Tony and Martin
what a great pair
Talking for England
with more words to spare
So full of knowledge
right off the peg
and other such dregs
Their knowledge immense
compassion shines through
People for people
its clear to all who
Listen in each week
or catch up in time
To be educated in full
on the ongoing crimes
They often have words
a clash of beliefs
But patch it up quickly
without any grief
A pair of good souls
So thanks – Not the BCfm
for keeping it real …
God bless us everyone X
My kindest wishes
Patrizia O – (formerly @wordwhsiperer on twits