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Wed 21st Oct 2020 11:12

I think the point is that since the death of flash many sites are now streaming either mkv files (like Youtube) which are difficult to grab or mp4/mp3 files. The BBC use MP4 which, if you can grab are great files to work with and download in seconds. Even Youtube allows most files to be grabbed in mp4 files. So, whether one uses paid or free software, I'd recommend an automatic file grabber and a decent software client that combines file conversion and recording of streams if required. I use Audials (Tunebite) which cost me £15 but there must be loads of other programmes out there. Since the demise of the great radiodownloader programme it's been quite a challenge of course but I've been using internet download manager and audials for 5 years + now. It's worth trying out the trial versions. As I work in the media industry I don't post content for sharing (it would be hypocritical) but I don't see why one should not be able to effectively 'time shift' stuff that's out there anyway. As a long time collector I think it's important that hobbyists can archive properly!

Ned in Boots

Tue 20th Oct 2020 17:53

Another vote for 'Any Video Converter' from me too. It's freeware that extracts both audio and/or video from a URL input, then allows bitrate conversion, if desired.

Available here:


Tue 20th Oct 2020 12:15

I find "Any Video Converter" downloads quickly from most sites, including the BBC. And it's free!


Mon 19th Oct 2020 13:17

For those of you struggling to capture audio from the web in general - I use Internet Download Manager version 6.38. It grabs the MP3 files directly from sites like Soundcloud. It also grabs mp4 files from BBC Sounds and you can convert these mp4 files easily into mp3 files. There are web sites that can convert mp4 into mp3 online but I use a piece of software called Audials 2020 to do all my conversions using Windows. Both these software apps do cost a bit of money but should not set you back more than £30 for the pair and will last for years


Mon 19th Oct 2020 10:30

BeebDweeb, that's work fine, many thanks for the suggestion...


Mon 19th Oct 2020 09:27

Thanks so much Harry Speakup!

For Soundcloud I've used webapps like:

but I don't know if they're in a good enough quality for you? (you are probably more discerning than me!)


Mon 19th Oct 2020 09:16

Does anyone have the skills to save/share this as an MP3? Sean Hughes last recorded show:
+++ https://soundcloud.com/grintage/seans-show


Mon 19th Oct 2020 08:25

Jack & Millie, s2
+++ sendspace.com/file/yqvy6d


Sun 18th Oct 2020 21:40

Hello! Does anyone have the second series of Jack and Millie?


Sat 17th Oct 2020 22:22


Thank you.


Sat 17th Oct 2020 21:55

Ned in Boots,
Thanks for that. I downloaded the bonus LENNONYC podcasts at the time but think I deleted them. They feel very intimate, especially on headphones. I transcribed part of the Colin Hall interview, which can be seen on my blog. It's very good on filling in the background to Lennon's youth and why the Goons would have appealed so much to him. http://sweetwordsofpismotality.blogspot.com/2010/11/gnome-thoughts-31.html


Thu 15th Oct 2020 07:13

All the Way from Memphis s1:
+++ sendspace.com/file/r7dlvg


Thu 15th Oct 2020 00:36

Hello Everyone,

Anyone here has "All the Way from Memphis" Series 1, episode 1? - If so could you make it available please.


Tue 13th Oct 2020 18:54

Small correction, APU is not at the end of bbc comedy like I remembered. It's in the middle.

HOWEVER, it & and other 2020 shows are behind other shows that were last broadcast in previous years. So the index is messed-up for some reason, or I'm misunderstanding something.

Still not sure why APU and the blame game are absent from the UK comedy guide.


Tue 13th Oct 2020 18:33


OK, was just wondering.

I've also been using GiP for quite a while now. I used RD before and switch when it didn't work anymore. Just noticed now it's development is back to being an active program. I'll of course stick to GiP, but good to know there is a backup out there.

Thanks again for the help on APU. The show doesn't appear on the comedy guide website for some reason and I missed it on the 2 BBC comedy indexes. On BBC comedy it's now near the end even though it's supposed to show by date.

So, thanks. I really like the show, and they seem to exclude 1 episode each series from the podcast section.


Tue 13th Oct 2020 13:02

BBC Scotland - Good the Bad and the Unexpected s6 (2020)
+++ sendspace.com/file/7owcsw

Ned in Boots

Mon 12th Oct 2020 23:19

Thanks for providing the LENNONYC heads up on the PBS website. By right clicking and viewing the page source, I managed to strip the interview mp3 files from the webpage. Here they all are for those interested, plus the more recent full interviews with Julian Lennon, Elton John and Paul McCartney, extracts of which appeared in Sean’s 80th birthday tribute to his dad.



Mon 12th Oct 2020 09:05

At present I'm using Get_iplayer, but I've been archiving radio shows for more than 15 years, using a few methods, and have been mostly consistent but idiosyncratic in my file naming methods.

Some files (including Perforated Ulster) I've trimmed, which explains the different file format.


Sun 11th Oct 2020 12:42


Thanks for the help, much appreciated.

I use get_ipl ayer , so file names are different.

May I ask how are you grabbing the shows that the file has such a name "APerforatedUlster 20200801.mp3"?


Sat 10th Oct 2020 23:42

For those who have recently watched Lennon: The New York Years on BBC 4 (aka LENNONYC) there is a wonderful bonus on the PBS website in the form of the raw audio for ten interviews used in the documentary. These were originally downloadable but no longer, it seems. But they really add greatly to the documentary. https://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/lennonyc-beyond-broadcast-episode-1-jack-douglas/1623/


Sat 10th Oct 2020 12:11


A Perforated Ulster, 1 Aug. 2020



Thu 8th Oct 2020 18:24

The episode website is: www.b bc.co.uk/programmes/m000ldzp (mind the gap).

Writing this if searching for m000ldzp helps anyone to help me out.


Thu 8th Oct 2020 18:19


A Perforated Ulster, Series 10 episode 5 was broadcast Sat 1 Aug 2020.

Hope that helps.


Thu 8th Oct 2020 17:53

Thanks Ned, that's 'fab' !

Ned in Boots

Thu 8th Oct 2020 17:24

Here's the 'Lennon at 80' documentary:


Thu 8th Oct 2020 06:57

Not comedy, but don't suppose anyone grabbed the Lennon at 80 interviews please ? Happy to share pile of other Beatles related radio docs


Wed 7th Oct 2020 03:22


If you know the broadcast date for the Perforated Ulster episode you're looking for, I probably have it.


Tue 6th Oct 2020 22:05

Woops, Sorry, wrong Series...


Tue 6th Oct 2020 22:03

John, I dont kno if it helps you, but episode 5 appears to be available here:


Tue 6th Oct 2020 18:28

"A Perforated Ulster - Series 10, Episode 5" is missing from the BBC website for some reason.

So if anyone can help out with this, would be much appreciated.