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Our long-running sister show Dialect, Bristol’s first podcast was transmitted every Tuesday at noon until BCfm station manager Pat Hart scrapped that too. Here’s Pat Hart doing PR for Bristol land speculators. Community Radio My Foot!

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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 media model in the UK is seriously flawed in that almost all national and international news comes from London, to a lesser extent Edinburgh, Glasgow (much better) and Belfast, but not Cardiff.

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 [2]

(Oldest) Fri 27 Mar 2009 – to – Fri 14th Jun 2013 – Friday Drivetime archive [1]

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 [1] or [2] 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 basedDialectTuesdays, noon

Tony Gosling’s recent videos on YouTube – and Channel 2 here ↓⇓↓⇓↓

Tony Gosling’s Russia Today column (@RT_com) & Twitter feed @TonyGosling


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


Showcasing liars

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

truly genteel


So thanks – Not the BCfm

for keeping it real …


God bless us everyone  X

My kindest wishes

Patrizia O –  (formerly @wordwhsiperer on twits

4 comments on “About/Donate/Archive
  1. dahszil dahszil says:

    Assume there is no show december 26, 2014? Could someone email me as to when the next The Politics Show will be broadcast and made available for stream or download?

    thank you, happy christmas and other holidays this time of year


    • tonygosling says:

      Thanks Sara – fascinating – but not unexpected trickery – tyranny seems to be all these people know!

  2. Simon says:

    Martin Summers may be knowledgeable but he is sounding more gatekeeperish with each passing week

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