It may not rank with the Queen's message but Huttonian is on the airwaves tomorrow broadcasting from Duns. Duns? Yes, the BBC studio in the Workingman's* Institute in the Market Square. So that will be Radio Scotland then? No, Radio Ulster's Sunday Sequence
which is explained here
Whenever BBC Norn Iron get heavy with the Middle East-especially Palestine/Israel they track down Huttonian as a sort of honorary Norn Iron political commentator where ever he may be : I have pontificated from the Old Manse, Duns of course, and nearer to the Six Counties, from a wave swept radio car on Newcastle Promenade, from the janitors payphone (could not open the studio) in the St Patrick's Centre in Downpatrick and from the comfort of my own stairs in our cottage in Newcastle. The BBC techies hate you using your own phone for quality reasons but in the end I usually do. Even the little used room in Duns-a do it yourself studio, despite all the imposing looking technology and pages of instructions on how to go on air are using a bog standard phone line-not an ISDN, to reach their audience. So I might as well stay in the Small-house-in-Duns- and address the good people of Norn Iron from there. But no its out into the Dawn's early light, get the key from Messrs Nairn's and get on air.
Last time I had to virtually wrest the microphone from the hands of the only other known user of the facility who records sporting comment for Radio Scotland. I was to be live and he was not, so he kindly let me have the mike. I hope sparrow fart on Sunday will still find him in his warm bed.
Tomorrow morn I am helping not so much helping with the stated aim of the first in January programme to " review the big ethical stories and issues of 2008" but to try and cast some light on the horrors of Gaza. My old friend and co author Professor
Beverley Milton Edwards will be live (one hopes) in the Belfast Studio to put me right as I rabbit down the line.
Essential listening. Prompt at 0830. So is that is to early for most bloggees you can us the listen again facility.
* An endangered species in the Borders
(The image is an old one of Israeli troops in Gaza. They have since withdrawn..but tomorrow or the day after?-they could be back again. And that would be very foolish)
Labels: BBC. Broadcasting House. Duns, Conflicts in the Middle East, Gaza