In The Cooler, Interviews, Music, NCCR

NCCR “In The Cooler” 7-9pm Friday 1st May 2020, repeat Sunday Noon till 2 & on Listen Again.(

Hello all!!

I trust you are all coping with Lockdown, and enjoying the varied programmes on NCCR!!

Tonight’s newly recorded “In The Cooler” includes:

  • An Interview with the Royal Ruler, Tony Prince… expect references to Radio Caroline, Radio Luxembourg………..
  • Paul Curran has a topical poem….
  • Chris Grayston tells us about the Teenstars Competition
  • Sacha Taylor Cox reflects on the effects of the pandemic on the music festivals and entertainments sector..
  • Mark Harrison performs a couple of songs from his recent online concert..

And a world premiere…. first time on radio …. from David Courtney….LOST

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(With Sacha Taylor-Cox, Tony Prince… and Paul Curran, Mark Harrison.)


These are challenging times for us all, and hopefully you are all observing all the appropriate recommendations that have been issued to get us through this situation.

As a help during this pandemic ,Chipping Campden Support Hub is available..

If you have not already done so please note our new contact details:
E: T: 01386 291005
We are updating the new website regularly, so do please look there for up-to-date information.
Looking out for neighbours & friends
We’ve all been asked by Gloucestershire Police to proactively look out for vulnerable neighbours and friends. Can everyone be aware of others who they think might be vulnerable.

In the meantime, do enjoy NCCR… YOUR local community radio station, from Chipping Campden, in the heart of the Cotswolds.


“In The Cooler” (Fridays 7 – 9pm rpt Sun noon-2pm)
Sponsored by Cavendish Park Care Home,Offenham Road,Evesham WR11 3DX

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NCCR “In The Cooler” Programme News

So you think you missed Friday’s “In the Cooler”

Well, you did! It wasn’t broadcast!!

NCCR did an OB (outside broadcast) from Dover’s Hill, the site of Cotswold’s “Olimpick Games”

But fear not, you can tune in on Sunday morning (8-10am) and/or Monday 2-4 pm(and on the Listen Again feature)

The programme will be looking back at the new music that was played..and references made to the more than 250 guests who have appeared on the programme since last May!!

And what a guest list we have enjoyed………from broadcasters to writers, musicians, comedians, local event organizers and more.

Thank you all for listening.

Hopefully, “In the Cooler” can only get better!!! (now, how do I switch this thing off……!)

Peter S Lewis

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“In The Cooler” Friday 28th December 2018… Review of the Year?? (6-9 pm)

This Friday ..a 3 hour special..which will give an opportunity to hear some interviews not fully heard, and pick out some of the outstanding ones…Here is a gallery of some of those who have been willing to step “In The Cooler” with me….

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Above (from top left clockwise): The Zombies,Mike Pender,Kenneth Woods, Tom Stade, Kim Bailey,Rebecca Tope, Helen Evans, Colin Devlin, Charles Nove.
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Benedict Allen,Ric Sanders, Paul Goodhead, ESO Wind Quartet.(Catherine Handley, Graeme Adams,Sara Temple,Rosemary Cow..with special thanks to Mary Stevens of CareHome Concerts)
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Peter Lewis with Andy Stanton, James Anthony & Diarmaid McCulloch.
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Next line: PL with the Royal Ruler Tony Prince, Geoffrey Robertson QC and Doug Armstrong.

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Then: Robert Habermann & PL with Miloš Karadaglić , Julian Lloyd Webber.

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PL with: Dean Friedman,Sacha Taylor-Cox(HushPR)Professor Rosemary Davies CBE,& Jethro
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L-R:Neil Oliver, Chris Bonnington, Simon Yates.(Copyrights acknowledged)

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The Silverbeets, David Courtney,Alex Mendham & His Orchestra.(Copyrights acknowledged)

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Toyah, The Three Degrees & Jerry Hull.(Copyrights acknowledged)
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And that’s not all who were generous with their time !! Special thanks to all……

Rodney Beacham(Bledington Festival) , Matthew Boyd, Clare Hammond,Simon Winterman @ Sudden Impulse Theatre, Claire & Antoinette Cann , David Jones,Mohiuddin Litu,Rina Saha, Rasel Mahmud (East India Cafe Cheltenham),  Ginny Smith(TV scientist) David Wimble( D-Lux radio), Professor Rosemary Davies CBE, Lucy Prior MBE, John Kiszely, Sacha Taylor-Cox(Hush PR), Rosemary Mason ,Gary Mullen (Freddie Mercury Tribute), Dan Snow,Glen Matlock, Robert Habermann, Rebecca Tope ,Miss Kiddy & The Cads, Jack Boskett & The Bard’s Bird(!) Sophia Dale(Cheltenham Racecourse),Sam Carter,Tom Toal, BeccaB, Neil Oliver,Caroline Ardron(The Clubhouse Bourton), Jon Keighren(RNLI), Oliver Lister (Evesham Music Club),Kim Bailey(Grand National/Gold Cup winning Trainer),Ben Holder(Thanks for Sweet Potato 319!!) & Sophie-Jayne Dyde, Drew Jarvie(The Delerium Trees), Lucy & Nicole (GW Air Ambulance), Clive @ Barton Fest, Nicholas Reardon, Milos Karadaglic, Richard Weller (Pebworth Fringe festival),Sadie & Annette (CC Vintage),Sofia Larsson, John Coghlan (Quo) David Courtney,James Spreckley, Pete Moore, Vertilizar,Primes, Megan O’Neill, Paul Goodhead,  Toyah, Mike and Reina Reinstein(Sid James daughter) ,Lee Rice, Jerry Hull, Anthony Jay, Eddy Grant,….and.. Chris Bonington, Chris Eden-Green, Julian Beale (Cotswold District Council..Cotswold Champions)Lisa Harrison, Wayne Ellington(ex – Drifter), Julian LLoyd Webber, Ric Sanders(Fairport Convention), Gil Merrick(Vienna Festival Ballet), Mike Read, Ralph Broadbent(Stringfever), Thomas Sanderling, David Le Page (OOTS) ,Jakko Jakszyk(King Crimson), Noella Coursarsis(international supermodel and ambassador for Malaika Charity), Ian Page(Secret Affair), Billy Sullivan(The Spitfires)Michael Purton(novelist), Neil Jones (Stone Foundation), Woody Woodmansey, Colin Devlin, Mark Brzezicki(Big Country),Jill Nalder & Linda Jarvis(Westenders),  Robert Ross (Carry Ons!),Simon Yates, Simon Desbruslais, “Diddy “David Hamilton, Diane Parkes (Joss Searchlight Charity) Ben Portsmouth(Elvis act),Kieran O’Donnell(Homeless Foundation), Brimstone(Mike Beeston,Keith Finlay,Clare Charlton,Sarah Edwards), Marsha O’Mahony, Scarlette Fever,Matthew Sharp, Michael Bohnert Wheatley, Dean Friedman, Lyn Shepherd (Venturian), Danny Rogers(son of Ted..”Dusty Bin 3-2-1” Rogers) The Three Degrees..(Freddie Pool, Helen Scott,Valerie Holiday) Ian Clarkson (The Jive Aces) Jethro (Cornwall’s legendary comedian!!) Tom Auton,Stuart Fleming (Fish n’Frolics!) Reginald D Hunter, Liza Pulman (as Barbra Streisand), John Hewer (with Steptoe & Son) Alex Mendham & Farnz Cordeaux(The Silverbeets)..and any whom I have forgotten..
A grand total of about 137!! ..and some with multiple appearances!!

And not forgetting our resident poet Paul Curran!  (138!!)

Thank you all for your kind participation “In The Cooler” during 2018. I hope to see you all again in 2019.

..and especial apologies to the two gentlemen who came in, and gave interviews that we all thought were being recorded..but actually weren’t..the equipment “malfunctioned”!! “In The Cooler” will be pleased to have you back …soon!!

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 John Sanderson – Principal, Chipping Campden School Academy & Charles Martell – High Sheriff of Gloucestershire (140!!)




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“In The Cooler” Friday 30th November 2018..

In the studio, playing 2 x 15 minute sets..BRIMSTONE…with their own brand of celtic inspired music and the feel good factor!

In addition, interviews with Diane Parkes..telling us about the Joss Searchlight Charity..and Witney Wonderland..

Joss in Sarasota & Cancer Text copy

.. Elvis tribute act Ben Portsmouth..& “Taking Care Of Elvis”..and we shall be in a “New York State of Mind” with Liza Pulman (as Barbra Streisand) who is at the Evesham Regal on Saturday 8th December 2018.(Image Courtesy

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and self publishing debut author HM Evans with her time shift novel with more than a local flavour..“The Shakespeare Silence”..

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..and music from.. Bruce Guynn & Big Rain, Colin Devlin, ELO, Specials, Amy Winehouse, Billie Holiday..and LIVE, in the NCCR Chipping Campden studio,…BRIMSTONE!!

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“Brimstone”-LIVE on NCCR “In The Cooler” Friday 30th November 2018!

Based in the Cotswolds, but influenced by celtic music from around the UK and beyond, the end result from Brimstone is a wonderful combination of different styles, genres, trad and contemporary, creating a beautiful sound which makes you feel good.  Brimstone have  a regular monthly gig at the Noel Arms Hotel.  In 2018 Brimstone were invited back to the Malvern Spring and Autumn Shows,  played at Oxford Folk Weekend, the Seabrights Arms Worcester, Worcester Museum and Art Gallery,  Radnor Fringe Festival and Tintern Fete. In  2017, the band played at Asparafest  , Stratford upon Avon River Festival  Malvern Spring Show,  The ArtYard Cafe,  Enstone plus St Aldates Tavern in Oxford. In 2016 Brimstone were on stage at the Cotswold Living Landscape Festival and headlined at HanFest in Hanwell, Oxfordshire.    There is a special energy that emerges from Brimstone based on years of playing together, friendship, fun. and a desire to entertain. …

Brimstone are:

Keith Finlay        fiddle

Sarah Edwards  guitar, vocals, viola

Mike Beeston    bodhran & vocals

Clare Charlton   whistle  (caller for ceilidhs)

Song set:

Set 1 – 15 Mins

Brimstone BBQ – our own compositions

Father Angus – Trad tune

Lord Yester – Trad song   – Sarah to sing

McAllindens Rants  –  composed by Sarah

Set 2 – 15 mins

Whisky & Doughnuts – our own compositions

Rivers Run – Trad song  – Sarah to sing

Ye Jacobites –  Trad song – Mike to sing

Rolands –  our own compositions

The Butterfly –  Trad tune – our signature tune…