Talk:The Burkiss Way

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Jo Kendall[edit]

From the article: Jo Kendall had previously appeared in I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again, and thus has the distinction of having appeared in not one but two acclaimed cult radio comedy shows.

Jo Kendall was also in The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy; she was Lady Cynthia Fitzmelton. That makes three acclaimed cult radio shows.

Wocky 13:39, 29 April 2006 (UTC)

Mono[edit]

From the article: ...and some episodes have been broadcast in mono, suggesting that the original stereo masters were wiped

I think this should be edited out as, as far as I'm aware, everything on BBC7 is broadcast in mono, regardless of source. I thought I'd put that forth for discussion before I removed someone elses work, and found myself to be wrong. :)

Spaced1999 04:02, 13 May 2006 (UTC)

Spaced1999, I checked some of BBC7's shows; the ones I checked have definite stereo separation (different tracks on each of the two channels.)

Wocky 11:14, 24 May 2006 (UTC)

Ah, okay, cheers. Must just be the DAB broadcasts that are in mono. :)

Spaced1999 19:22, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

Yes, BBC7 is mono on DAB, but stereo on Freeview, satellite, etc. --Dr Greg 11:53, 18 April 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, I can confirm that Earthsearch is definitly in stereo now on BBC7 on Freeview as the "Angel" voices are full-left or full-right.  BRIANTIST  (talk) 20:25, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

Missing episodes[edit]

Often the reason why BBC7 omits some episodes from a series is not that the tapes are lost, but that the language is considered unsuitable for a modern audience. For example it might be considered racist or homophobic by modern standards. I can't say whether this reason applies to the Burkiss Way. --Dr Greg 11:53, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

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BBC Radio 3..?[edit]

''The Burkiss Way was a BBC Radio 4 sketch comedy series...

Wasn't it broadcast on BBC Radio 3..? 213.246.83.86 (talk) 18:32, 21 November 2010 (UTC)

No, see 2nd paragraph of article.-- Dr Greg  talk  19:28, 21 November 2010 (UTC)

Lesson 6[edit]

Why was this lesson half the length of the rest? Is it indeed correct that it lasted only 15 minutes?88.105.39.98 (talk) 17:05, 31 December 2010 (UTC)

The first run went out in Radio 4's late-night Friday comedy slot, and when Parliament returned after the summer recess, the slot was cut by 10 minutes to accommodate Today in Parliament. That happened to be the final week of The Burkiss Way's run. So yes, it really was shorter, and it wasn't some Marshall & Renwick messing-with-the-format gag, it was just bad BBC planning. --Walnuts go kapow (talk) 11:55, 4 May 2016 (UTC)

Mono episodes[edit]

"some episodes have been broadcast in mono, suggesting the original stereo masters were wiped."

I've noticed that in the BBC 7 broadcasts some early episodes were in mono but had stereo tape edits - noticeable because the tape is cut and rejoined at an angle so that the edits on the left and right channels are offset. This is always noticeable when listening on stereo headphones. I don't know why this is, but it suggests that the masters for these episodes were either recorded in mono or accidentally transferred to 2-channel mono before editing. Lee M (talk) 04:19, 2 February 2012 (UTC)

First appearance of "Eric Pode of Croydon"?[edit]

According to the article Eric Pode first appeared in series 2. However, he first appears in "Solve Murders the Burkiss Way", which is Lesson 4 of Series 1. Have I misinterpreted something somewhere?

BTW I once met Fred Harris and I seem to recall him telling me that both he and Chris Emmett voiced Eric Pode. Quornhog (talk) 14:41, 19 May 2012 (UTC)


What's the theme tune?[edit]

What is the music used as the Burkiss Way theme?Lorcan (talk) 21:21, 12 December 2014 (UTC)

It seems to have been a sped up version of "Brass Band Boogie": https://twitter.com/AndrewM2p4c/status/676356310892462080 JanTH (talk) 21:15, 8 July 2016 (UTC)