Sunday, October 31, 2010

Upshares CD received!

Oh bliss: the insanity that was Radio 4's PM programme slot 'Upshares, Downshares' -- with its various musical versions of the old Upstairs Downstairs theme --- lives on in CD form.

At last my CD has arrived from the BBC -- well worth £10 of amusement to anyone like me.

For those who remember the TV series, it sounded like this:

But for listeners of Radio 4's PM show with Eddie Mair, the music is now indelibly associated with the credit crunch coverage with Nils Blythe and the radio listener response to calling the slot 'Upshares Downshares' --- namely, a multitude of versions of the Sandy Faris theme. Sandy himself even joined in the fun.

Of course, not everyone approved, but frankly sometimes you just have to develop a sense of humour about it. Especially when you get a special 'BBC Radiophonic Workshop version' (Murray Gold, just redo the Doctor Who theme this way and we'll ALL be happier).


JoeinVegas said...

We know, you don't want a redo of the Dr. Who theme, you just want to do the Doctor.

Lisa Rullsenberg said...

Joe, what are you insinuating? :)

John said...

Hi, I wonder if you could do me a huge favour?
I sent off for an Upshares CD but my letter was returned unopened for some reason so I missed the deadline. Do you think it would therefore be possible for you to send me a copy of the CD? I have searched high and low for one and your blog post turned up on a search. If you are willing please ask your price or if you would like an SAE or whatever.
Sorry for bothering you like this but I hope you can help!

Lisa Rullsenberg said...

John, not sure how to contact you so hope you check back on your comment --- see sidebar for email and lete me know your details