Penny Post on 4LEGS Radio
Friday 15 June

Click here for this week’s show (that actually starts with end of Yabber Yabber’s interview with David Wickins about Lambourn Carnival) for chat about teenagers, driving, summer special offers at Lambourn Universal Stores and the Spice Valley, World Cup predictions, cloudy water in the valley.

Our guest is local drama teacher Nicola Moran (from 34:00) from Hermitage who is running a 3 day summer drama school in Wantage Summer Arts Festival for young people 15 years and up – based on Anne Frank’s Diaries.

This week’s question: where is the biggest lake in the world (that holds 25% of the planet’s fresh water)?

Friday 8 June

Click here for this week’s show. We started with Vicki Luker who was explaining about the many and varied events at this year’s Wantage Summer Arts Festival: she was  joined (from 10′ 30″) by one of the festival’s performers, Ben Copeland.

From 23′ 08″ we were talking to John Prendergast, one of the founders and directors of Bluebird Care, about some of the issues surrounding the current provision of social care in the area as well as the background to what has been dubbed the ‘care crisis’.

Other topics covered more briefly by Brian and Penny included when to fell trees by railways, whether water companies should be fined for leaks or made to fix them, England’s World Cup chances, two local stories of community action and a round-up of some forthcoming events in the area.

Friday 1 June

Click here for this week’s show with our guest seven-year-old Lexie Kalinowska-Withers from Lambourn who will be sharing her story about being born with a cleft lip and palate. This brave young lady will be talking about her hospital visits, operations and school life. Lexie loves tigers so her track will be Roar by Katy Perry.

Friday 25 May

Click here for this week’s show with our guest Lis Allen from Hungerford talking about her events Talking Bollocks and Vagina Dialogues, her visit to 10 Downing Street and her previous career as a radio presenter for KickFM and BBC Radio Berkshire. Lis currently helps people become more confident in expressing themselves either in public or personal communications.

Friday 11 May

Click here for this week’s show about wine. Thanks to local wine educator Brian Davis for explaining the difference between a £5 and £10 bottle – and the sparkling wine grapes to be proud of on the chalk downs of the North Wessex Downs AONB and the marketing genius of Mateus Rose – plus the madness of trainfares, is it safe to drink our River Lambourn water – which brings us onto this week’s quiz question: what is HIJLKLMNO? – hoarding disorder help from Jo Cooke on Thurs 17 May – plus CCTV, speed limits, fly tipping and recycling

Quiz question: what is HIJLKMNO?

Friday 4 May

Click here for interviews with Mary Wilson about volunteering at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon and with Freddie Tulloch about preparations for the East Garston Bluebell Walk.

Click here for local news, great music and Freddie Tulloch on running a village pub (The Queen’s Arms in East Garston) and Matt Brookfield on why he signed up to become a retained firefighter in Lambourn.

Quiz question: what piece of sporting equipment is 1.5 inches wide and 110 feet long? Answer: a tug of war rope!

Friday 27 April

Click here for our round-up of local news including Neighbourhood Plan in the pipeline for Lambourn and upcoming events this week, with guest Julie Parry from Oscar Pet Foods and animal nutritionist on the importance of diet for your pet’s weight, health, behaviour and allergies, how to protect your pets from ticks. You can get advice from Julie and weigh your dog at the East Garston Bluebell Walk on Bank Holiday Monday 7 May.

Tracks from: Status Quo, Squeeze

Quiz question: what piece of sporting equipment is 1.5 inches wide and 110 feet long?

Friday 20 April

Click here for a round-up of local news including the ongoing Sandleford planning row, surprises at RAF Welford, school appeals, who would be a badger, guest Jon Rich (from 28:00) from Brearley & Rich on what estate agents actually do, the importance of disclosing information and the state of your front door, our need for more on-call fire fighters, golates (pilates with goats), and cricket legend Henry Blofeld at Hungerford Bookshop next Thursday.

With tracks from: The Beatles, Bryan Ferry and Genesis
Quiz question of the week: what was/is LMW 281F ?

Friday 13 April

Click here for an eclectic chat about everything from local council websites, goats teaching pilates, cleaning roadsigns, the relevance of Hocktide, the risks of tweeting, the need for more fire fighters – plus our guest Alison Dean (from 31:00) from Cheek2Cheek Dance on the health benefits of dancing and how to get a reluctant partner on the dance floor.

With tracks from: David Bowie and The Clash.


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