Posts Tagged ‘Sheila Ravenscroft

04
May
07

Sheila’s Reaction to John’s Award

“I thought it was quite touching and very special indeed, for many reasons.

“It was rather good that people are still thinking about John and still recognise him as being so important in his field.

“You could tell everyone very much wanted him to win and John totally ran away with it, that’s really lovely and it is heart warming that his legacy continues.”
| The Evening Star

01
May
07

John Peel Sony Award 2007 YouTube Video

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“Posthumous accolade for John Peel. Peelie wins the special one-off “Broadcasters’ Broadcaster Award” at the 25th Sony Radio Academy Awards held in London 30th April 2007. His widow Sheila, naturally overcome, collects the special award which was voted for by industry broadcasters themselves.”

01
May
07

Top Award For John Peel

John Peel Wins Broadcasters’ Broadcaster at the 25th Sony Radio Academy Awards

“London 30th April: It was announced at the 25th Sony Radio Academy Awards, the UK’s most prestigious radio accolades, that the late great John Peel is The Broadcasters’ Broadcaster, a special one-off award to mark the anniversary year. The posthumous Award to John Peel, himself a multiple Sony Gold winner across three decades, was collected by his wife Sheila, and was voted for by UK broadcasters from a short-list of 25 radio icons drawn up by the Sony Radio Academy Awards Committee, chosen to reflect the names most quoted by today’s broadcasters as being their greatest influence.”

“…there was little doubt who the assembled on-air talent regarded as the best radio broadcaster of their generation. To mark the 25th anniversary of the awards, all on-air broadcasters in Britain took part in a one-off poll that found the late John Peel to be the “most outstanding broadcaster of the last quarter century”.

The Broadcasters’ Broadcaster award was just the latest in a stream of accolades paid to Peel since his death in 2004. For almost four decades, he championed new music on Radio 1 and in the latter part of his career he also established a committed Radio 4 fanbase with Home Truths.”

Sources:
| Memory of Peel lives on as pioneer wins ‘radio Bafta’ Independent
| John Peel hailed as the broadcasters’ broadcaster Guardian

No relevant pictures available as yet and strangly no report on BBC News. Am I being too impatient, I thought the web worked quicker than this? Mind you that comes as no surprise considering that without a direct link or web search you’d never stumble upon John’s Radio 1 site.

20
Sep
06

More John Peel For Sale

It looks like the BBC has finally come around to truly appreciate the unique talents of Sir John Peel. To cash-in, excuse me, to tie-in with the second annual John Peel Day BBC Enterprises release John Peel Remembered and Home Truths: The Peel Years & Beyond on the 2nd of October and 2nd of November respectively.

Am I being overly cynical or is it perhaps easier for the BBC to appreciate John PeelTM the brand over the previous awkwardly principled living breathing model?

John Peel Remembered includes the Radio 4 Book of the Week serialisation of Margrave of the Marshes, Peel’s part-written autobiography completed by his wife, Sheila Ravenscroft and a Home Truths Special, a special programme to mark the anniversary of John Peel’s death, in which Tom Robinson visits Peel Acres to meet John’s wife Sheila and their four children. Available on tape and CD.

BBC Radio 4’s Home Truths, which was hosted by John Peel from 1998 until his death in 2004, had a hugely dedicated following. The programme became synonymous with Peel and with his family, as well as his unique and eccentric views on British life, which were reflected in the people he chose to contribute to the programme.

From an autistic child who’s a brilliant magician, to the Page 3 girl who became a mayor; and from a man betrayed by his best friend to a fire-eater in a giant, pink rabbit’s suit, Home Truths was at its strongest when it juxtaposed the inspiring with the humorous, the moving with the idiosyncratic. Never sentimental, it was often incredibly moving and, in the voice of John Peel in particular, managed to be enquiring without being voyeuristic, concerned but never ingratiating.

This collection of the best stories from the programme reflects the particular character of the show and its contributors, ranging between comedy and tragedy, eccentricity and inspiration. A perfect bedside companion, and a book for dipping into, Home Truths: The Peel Years and Beyond wonderfully evokes the true flavour and voices of British life. Available in Hardback book.

03
Sep
06

John Peel Day 2 Confirmed

John Peel Day 2 : 12th October
A second “John Peel Day” marking the anniversary of the music legend’s final broadcast on Radio 1 has been confirmed for Thursday 12th October 2006.

Last year, on the first anniversary of Peel’s last Radio 1 show, more than 500 events took place across the UK and around the world.

This year, music fans, bands, artists and DJs are being encouraged to stage their own gigs and club nights in honour of Peel.

Radio 1 will report live from John Peel Day events on October 12, and broadcast a host of classic Peel Sessions. The station also announced Radio 1’s Peel Night, a special gig dedicated to Peel on a date in October during the BBC Electric Proms.

John’s widow Sheila Ravenscroft said: “I hope many bands and venues will want to celebrate John’s anniversary. “There is so much good new music around – everyone should have a fantastic night.”

Radio 1 live music and events editor Jason Carter: “Last year’s first John Peel Day was a phenomenal success with over 500 artists and bands and music promoters at every level hosting live events both within the UK and around the world in John Peel’s name. October the 12th is a day in which we can celebrate the great man, new music and continue his legacy.”

Celebrate John Peel’s Legacy And Put On Your Own Tibute Gig
After the massive success of last year’s John Peel Day BBC Radio 1 is once again inviting people to join the celebration of John’s legacy and live music by putting on their own gigs. See link below.

Outgoing…
Submit Event/Gig for John Peel Day
The Electric Proms
Download the John Peel Day logo to use on your gig flyers/posters

27
Apr
06

John Peel & Sheila – The Pig’s Big 78’s

I owe my thanks to the excellent Peel Yahoo Group yet again and in particular, user thebarguest for reminding me about this:

Late Junction
BBC Radio 3, Thursday 27 April 2006.

Some vintage 78 tracks selected from John Peel’s The Pig’s 78s; excerpts from a concert in Athens by multi-instrumentalists Ross Daly and Michalis Nikoloudis, and Scott Walker’s new album, The Drift.

Presented by Fiona Talkington.
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes

The Late Junction:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/latejunction/

Trikont Records:
http://www.trikont.com/catalogue/350_PEEL/350_PEEL.html
http://www.trikont.com/news_coranto/static/EEkZVZppyyfrbJjqAZ.html

Klang Records (Trikont’s UK distributor):
http://www.klang-records.co.uk/klang/

John Peel Yahoo News Group:
http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/peel/

27
Oct
05

John Peel – BBC Radio 4 Home Truths Programme

Celebrating John Peel
This week, Home Truths comes from Peel Acres in Suffolk. Tom Robinson presents a tribute to John Peel with Sheila and the family, along with your memories of John – and news of the The John Peel train.

(web page) http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hometruths/
(direct) rtsp://rmv8.bbc.net.uk/radio4/hometruths/hometruths.ra
[this links to the current week’s programme and will change on Saturday – so you have until then.]

A Home Truths tribute to John Peel from 2004.
The programme, presented by Roger McGough, looks back at some of Peel’s highlights on the show.

(web page) http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hometruths/20041030_peel_tribute.shtml
(player) http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hometruths/ram/20041030_peel_tribute.ram
(direct) rtsp://rmv8.bbc.net.uk/radio4/hometruths/hometruths_20041030.ra




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