I remember A Troop 16 Tank Transporter Sqn RCT in the early 70's, after a hard days work on the tank park, would all fight for the showers so they could sit outside in the sun, in time for the Adventures Of Big Wood.
Makes me smile to think of hairy arse squddies listening to Mr Owl and Badger. Happy Days
We all used to listen to Tales from the Big Wood with tea and toast on a sunday afternoon. Uncle Bill was the senior presenter on BFBS so obviously had something on someone there. He was, allegedly, mad as a box of frogs. One of our Corps' drivers went to pick him up to attend a unit fete/open day. He appeared in full boy scout gear (pointy hat and long shorts, own woggle and everything) and held a conversation with Badger (doing the voice as appropriate) all the way up to us discussing how bad a driver they had. The driver point blank refused to drive the "mad old ferker" back.
And don't forget Maude-Rose, Badger's long suffering wife.
So, in the words of the maestro "goodbye children, everywhere".
I remember this, listened every evening to the adventures of Badger and Owl in the early 70s, at one point they were doing audio episodes of Thunderbirds.I did seem him once at some Fete in Soest and he was wearing a kilt and I think some kind of scout uniform with lots of proficiency badges on.
I remember very well, but I had an excuse to listen to Uncle Bill and his tales - I was a brat at the time. I did actually meet him too - as a youngster I went to the studios in Cologne. I had all the maps of Big Wood too...
That and the Munchkin men are my abiding memory of after school entertainment.
I may have met the original poster at some time too - or at least you may know of me....