Headley Court on the Radio

#1
DOCUMENTARY: Soldier's Haven
On: BBC Radio Four (07)
Date: Wednesday 6th June 2007 (starting in 17 days)
Time: 11:00 to 11:30 (30 minutes long)

Simon Weston visits Headley Court, the military's primary rehabilitation centre for amputees where a number of casualties from Iraq and Afghanistan are currently being treated. He talks to three soldiers about their experiences in combat and in Headley Court and how they feel about the wars which left them with life-changing injuries.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Excerpt taken from DigiGuide - the world's best TV guide available from http://www.getdigiguide.com/?p=1&r=1932

Copyright (c) GipsyMedia Limited.
 

Goatman

ADC
Book Reviewer
#2
That link just gives me a dit about Digiguide....where did you see this gen Stonker ? is it on Beeb website somewhere ? Appreciate a link ?
 
#6
I will record it as MP3 file. Can post online for download here (beyond the BBC usual 7 days 'listen again' availability, that is) if there's demand -
PMs pse.
 
#7
Thanks for the tip Stonker that was good listen mate.
 

Goatman

ADC
Book Reviewer
#10
hammockhead said:
These guys are giants among men.
From an earlier recording:

Simon Weston talking to 29 Cdo Regt lad who has just told him his next ambition is to do the Spean Bridge Challenge - on his new prosthesis :

' well I take my hat off to you...you're a very impressive young man....'

Damn Straight ......and there speaks a man who has been through the mill himself and out the other side.....good bloke.


Le Chevre
 
#11
Them brave lads have been on my mind all yesterday evening.

Considering their lifetime experience, sh!theads like caubeen and such like pale away.

Shame we can't make listening to that programme compulsory before posting on this website.
 

Goatman

ADC
Book Reviewer
#12
stonker,

the 'listen Again' link on the BBc's page here http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/factual/soldiershaven_text.shtml - gives some waffle about the Lancashire cotton industry.

While they respond to a request to fix it, if you can upload the file and host it somewhere as you said earlier, it would be very helpful.

Worth a pint at the London 10K picnic !

Cheers,


Le Chevre
--
 
#13
I worked at Headley Court for three years and even though I'm not clinical staff I felt proud to be doing the job I was doing, probably more so than at any other point in my career.

Very humbling was the way many of the patients dealt with the often terrible injuries they had, always looking on the bright side and those who would be able to return to operational service constantly pushing to get back with their mates.

I was saddened to leave the unit as it had a fantastic group of people doing some sterling and rewarding work.
 
#14
Goatman said:
stonker,
the 'listen Again' link on the BBc's page here http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/factual/soldiershaven_text.shtml - gives some waffle about the Lancashire cotton industry.
While they respond to a request to fix it, if you can upload the file and host it somewhere as you said earlier, it would be very helpful.
Worth a pint at the London 10K picnic !
Cheers,
Le Chevre--
Pint duly earned. Download the full prog in 4 parts HERE
 
#15
TheHelpfulStacker said:
I worked at Headley Court for three years and even though I'm not clinical staff I felt proud to be doing the job I was doing, probably more so than at any other point in my career.

Very humbling was the way many of the patients dealt with the often terrible injuries they had, always looking on the bright side and those who would be able to return to operational service constantly pushing to get back with their mates.

I was saddened to leave the unit as it had a fantastic group of people doing some sterling and rewarding work.
Well done mate, I'm sure the people you worked with must have appreciated what you did, must be a good memory for them. Must have been immensely rewarding for you.

My skills are in my hands to create stuff but I have every admiration for anyone that has skills like you.
 
#17
Thanks for this, I know we have a forum for "Films, Music and All Things Artsy" but does anyone else support a forum purely for a heads up on online media such as Youtube, Radio 4 documentaries etc that would be interesting to ARRSE members? I miss far too many decent radio 4 shows now I'm down under.
 
#18
eveyoz said:
Thanks for this, I know we have a forum for "Films, Music and All Things Artsy" but does anyone else support a forum purely for a heads up on online media such as Youtube, Radio 4 documentaries etc that would be interesting to ARRSE members? I miss far too many decent radio 4 shows now I'm down under.
. . . errm . . tried the online "listen again" service on www.bbc.co.uk? Most R5 stuff is available for at least 7 days after broadcast.

Here's another heads up, anyway:
DOCUMENTARY: The Roots of the British Legion
On: BBC Radio Four (07)
Date: Sunday 11th November 2007 (starting in 10 days)
Time: 14:45 to 15:00 (15 minutes long)

Mark Whitaker recalls the events surrounding the birth of the Royal British Legion. The organisation grew out of an assortment of self-help groups set up by wounded soldiers returning from the trenches of the Great War, who found that they were not being cared for in the way they had been promised when they joined up. Originally rivals, they settled their differences and came together under the leadership of Field Marshal Earl Haig.[hr]

Excerpt taken from DigiGuide - the world's best TV guide available from http://www.getdigiguide.com/?p=1&r=1932
 
#19
Can anyone with some computer skills send the link to our esteemed MPs?
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
Forces Pension Society Armed Forces Pension Scheme 0
D The Intelligence Cell 19
JoeCivvie The Intelligence Cell 10

Similar threads

Latest Threads

Top