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Mike McMillan
2021-07-06 08:17:33 UTC
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11:00 Radio Four, Tuesday, 6th July:

This programme will be available shortly after broadcast
My Cat, The Judge

Meet Velma: a cat with attitude. (Possibly...)

And her owner, ​comedian Suzi Ruffell, who adores her pet - but thinks
she's been getting a tad tetchy since they started spending more time
together during the past year's various lockdowns.

Is Suzi just projecting her own feelings onto an unsuspecting animal, or
are those pointed stares a sign that Velma's passing frosty judgement on
her owner's life choices?

Together, they embark on a journey of discovery to find out more about cat
behaviour and cognition, the world of feline research and the bond between
cats and humans.

And of course, to discover the answer to Suzi's burning question: is her
cat judging her?

Presented by Suzi Ruffell
Produced by Lucy Taylor for BBC Audio in Bristol

Featuring excerpts from:
- The ending of an episode of the television show 'Pointless', produced for
the BBC by Remarkable Television with theme tune composed by Marc Sylvan;
- A video of Texas lawyer Rod Ponton appearing as a cat during a virtual
court session, as shared online by Judge Roy Ferguson;
- A video of 'Barney the Cat' playing the keyboard, as shared on TikTok via
@mars.gilmanov.

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Jenny M Benson
2021-07-06 09:58:52 UTC
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Post by Mike McMillan
- The ending of an episode of the television show 'Pointless', produced for
the BBC by Remarkable Television with theme tune composed by Marc Sylvan;
- A video of Texas lawyer Rod Ponton appearing as a cat during a virtual
court session, as shared online by Judge Roy Ferguson;
- A video of 'Barney the Cat' playing the keyboard, as shared on TikTok via
@mars.gilmanov.
They're showing videos on R4 now? That's neat!
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Jenny M Benson
Wrexham, UK
Mike McMillan
2021-07-06 11:29:09 UTC
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- The ending of an episode of the television show 'Pointless', produced for
the BBC by Remarkable Television with theme tune composed by Marc Sylvan;
- A video of Texas lawyer Rod Ponton appearing as a cat during a virtual
court session, as shared online by Judge Roy Ferguson;
- A video of 'Barney the Cat' playing the keyboard, as shared on TikTok via
@mars.gilmanov.
They're showing videos on R4 now? That's neat!
Mine Dew, the following programme was all about visual effects for films!
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Toddle Pip, Mike McMillan
Penny
2021-07-06 12:13:48 UTC
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On Tue, 6 Jul 2021 10:58:52 +0100, Jenny M Benson <***@hotmail.co.uk>
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Post by Mike McMillan
- The ending of an episode of the television show 'Pointless', produced for
the BBC by Remarkable Television with theme tune composed by Marc Sylvan;
- A video of Texas lawyer Rod Ponton appearing as a cat during a virtual
court session, as shared online by Judge Roy Ferguson;
- A video of 'Barney the Cat' playing the keyboard, as shared on TikTok via
@mars.gilmanov.
They're showing videos on R4 now? That's neat!
IMHO, the best TV works well as radio.
I am getting even crankier about TV drama which relies upon my ability
(zero) to read a fleeting glimpse of a text message or what is written on a
piece of paper - whatever happened to voice-over in the voice of the
sender?
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Penny
Annoyed by The Archers since 1959
Mike McMillan
2021-07-06 12:48:58 UTC
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- The ending of an episode of the television show 'Pointless', produced for
the BBC by Remarkable Television with theme tune composed by Marc Sylvan;
- A video of Texas lawyer Rod Ponton appearing as a cat during a virtual
court session, as shared online by Judge Roy Ferguson;
- A video of 'Barney the Cat' playing the keyboard, as shared on TikTok via
@mars.gilmanov.
They're showing videos on R4 now? That's neat!
IMHO, the best TV works well as radio.
I am getting even crankier about TV drama which relies upon my ability
(zero) to read a fleeting glimpse of a text message or what is written on a
piece of paper - whatever happened to voice-over in the voice of the
sender?
Why don’t they try a ventriloquist on Radio Four?;-)))
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Toddle Pip, Mike McMillan
krw
2021-07-06 14:05:32 UTC
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Post by Mike McMillan
- The ending of an episode of the television show 'Pointless', produced for
the BBC by Remarkable Television with theme tune composed by Marc Sylvan;
- A video of Texas lawyer Rod Ponton appearing as a cat during a virtual
court session, as shared online by Judge Roy Ferguson;
- A video of 'Barney the Cat' playing the keyboard, as shared on TikTok via
@mars.gilmanov.
They're showing videos on R4 now? That's neat!
IMHO, the best TV works well as radio.
I am getting even crankier about TV drama which relies upon my ability
(zero) to read a fleeting glimpse of a text message or what is written on a
piece of paper - whatever happened to voice-over in the voice of the
sender?
Why don’t they try a ventriloquist on Radio Four?;-)))
Whatever happened to Educating Archie?
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Peter
2021-07-06 14:10:22 UTC
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Why don’t they try a ventriloquist on Radio Four?;-)))
Whatever happened to Educating Archie?
Pedants will tell you that he predated Radio 4.
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Mike McMillan
2021-07-06 14:11:49 UTC
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Why don’t they try a ventriloquist on Radio Four?;-)))
Whatever happened to Educating Archie?
Pedants will tell you that he predated Radio 4.
Yes, he was at home on 1500 metres (and elsewhere I think)
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Mike McMillan
2021-07-06 14:10:52 UTC
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Post by Mike McMillan
- The ending of an episode of the television show 'Pointless', produced for
the BBC by Remarkable Television with theme tune composed by Marc Sylvan;
- A video of Texas lawyer Rod Ponton appearing as a cat during a virtual
court session, as shared online by Judge Roy Ferguson;
- A video of 'Barney the Cat' playing the keyboard, as shared on TikTok via
@mars.gilmanov.
They're showing videos on R4 now? That's neat!
IMHO, the best TV works well as radio.
I am getting even crankier about TV drama which relies upon my ability
(zero) to read a fleeting glimpse of a text message or what is written on a
piece of paper - whatever happened to voice-over in the voice of the
sender?
Why don’t they try a ventriloquist on Radio Four?;-)))
Whatever happened to Educating Archie?
I think he got the Brougth off.
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Sid Nuncius
2021-07-06 16:24:04 UTC
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Post by Mike McMillan
Why don’t they try a ventriloquist on Radio Four?;-)))
Whatever happened to Educating Archie?
I'm afraid Archie's class is having to isolate at home for 10 days.
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Sam Plusnet
2021-07-06 19:42:59 UTC
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Why don’t they try a ventriloquist on Radio Four?;-)))
Whatever happened to Educating Archie?
I'm afraid Archie's class is having to isolate at home for 10 days.
Archie must be well into his 70s by now (programme started in 1950) so
he must be a very slow learner.
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Mike McMillan
2021-07-07 07:26:21 UTC
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Post by Mike McMillan
Why don’t they try a ventriloquist on Radio Four?;-)))
Whatever happened to Educating Archie?
I'm afraid Archie's class is having to isolate at home for 10 days.
Archie must be well into his 70s by now (programme started in 1950) so
he must be a very slow learner.
I think that Brougth had a hand in there.
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Penny
2021-07-07 09:46:22 UTC
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On Tue, 6 Jul 2021 20:42:59 +0100, Sam Plusnet <***@home.com> scrawled in
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Post by Mike McMillan
Why don’t they try a ventriloquist on Radio Four?;-)))
Whatever happened to Educating Archie?
I'm afraid Archie's class is having to isolate at home for 10 days.
Archie must be well into his 70s by now (programme started in 1950) so
he must be a very slow learner.
Did he fail to get a part in The Woodentops?
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Penny
Annoyed by The Archers since 1959
Mike McMillan
2021-07-07 10:18:41 UTC
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the dust...
Post by Sam Plusnet
Post by Sid Nuncius
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Post by Mike McMillan
Why don’t they try a ventriloquist on Radio Four?;-)))
Whatever happened to Educating Archie?
I'm afraid Archie's class is having to isolate at home for 10 days.
Archie must be well into his 70s by now (programme started in 1950) so
he must be a very slow learner.
Did he fail to get a part in The Woodentops?
They rejected him; he had fallen Archies.
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Toddle Pip, Mike McMillan
Sam Plusnet
2021-07-07 19:22:57 UTC
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Post by Penny
the dust...
Post by Sam Plusnet
Post by Sid Nuncius
Post by krw
Post by Mike McMillan
Why don’t they try a ventriloquist on Radio Four?;-)))
Whatever happened to Educating Archie?
I'm afraid Archie's class is having to isolate at home for 10 days.
Archie must be well into his 70s by now (programme started in 1950) so
he must be a very slow learner.
Did he fail to get a part in The Woodentops?
They rejected him; he had fallen Archies.
They were not sure of that, but the worm of doubt had entered their heads.
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Sam Plusnet
Chris
2021-07-07 08:32:19 UTC
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Post by Mike McMillan
This programme will be available shortly after broadcast
My Cat, The Judge
Meet Velma: a cat with attitude. (Possibly...)
And her owner, ​comedian Suzi Ruffell, who adores her pet - but thinks
she's been getting a tad tetchy since they started spending more time
together during the past year's various lockdowns.
Is Suzi just projecting her own feelings onto an unsuspecting animal, or
are those pointed stares a sign that Velma's passing frosty judgement on
her owner's life choices?
Together, they embark on a journey of discovery to find out more about cat
behaviour and cognition, the world of feline research and the bond between
cats and humans.
And of course, to discover the answer to Suzi's burning question: is her
cat judging her?
Presented by Suzi Ruffell
Produced by Lucy Taylor for BBC Audio in Bristol
- The ending of an episode of the television show 'Pointless', produced for
the BBC by Remarkable Television with theme tune composed by Marc Sylvan;
- A video of Texas lawyer Rod Ponton appearing as a cat during a virtual
court session, as shared online by Judge Roy Ferguson;
- A video of 'Barney the Cat' playing the keyboard, as shared on TikTok via
@mars.gilmanov.
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I was absent, at the dentist, so not heard yet!

Sincerely Chris
Chris
2021-07-07 08:37:22 UTC
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Post by Mike McMillan
This programme will be available shortly after broadcast
My Cat, The Judge
Meet Velma: a cat with attitude. (Possibly...)
And her owner, ​comedian Suzi Ruffell, who adores her pet - but thinks
she's been getting a tad tetchy since they started spending more time
together during the past year's various lockdowns.
Is Suzi just projecting her own feelings onto an unsuspecting animal, or
are those pointed stares a sign that Velma's passing frosty judgement on
her owner's life choices?
Together, they embark on a journey of discovery to find out more about cat
behaviour and cognition, the world of feline research and the bond between
cats and humans.
And of course, to discover the answer to Suzi's burning question: is her
cat judging her?
Presented by Suzi Ruffell
Produced by Lucy Taylor for BBC Audio in Bristol
- The ending of an episode of the television show 'Pointless', produced for
the BBC by Remarkable Television with theme tune composed by Marc Sylvan;
- A video of Texas lawyer Rod Ponton appearing as a cat during a virtual
court session, as shared online by Judge Roy Ferguson;
- A video of 'Barney the Cat' playing the keyboard, as shared on TikTok via
@mars.gilmanov.
Show less
I was absent, at the dentist, so not heard yet!
Sincerely Chris
It would have carried more purr at 15 mins, not 27.

Sincerely Chris
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