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Big Satsuma News Team

11 Jan 2023

Hilarious new comedy series with guest artists

BRAND NEW WEEKLY SERIES COMING ON Big Satsuma Radio ... UNIQUE COMEDY... 7pm on 21st January 2023

Imagine... an easily confused (but equally belligerent) pensioner writing to famous musicians and artists questioning the literal meaning of their song titles and lyrics... and the artist, going along with the concept, penning an equally elaborate and amusing reply defending their work, or even accepting the critique....

That's the basis for three books covering ten years of celebrity pestering by Dave and Derek Philpott... and now we are turning the whole process into a radio series, with the letters from The Philpotts and also the actual artist voiced replies in audio format as well as readings of genuine written replies.

Artists taking part include Tears For Fears, Deep Purple, Nik Kershaw, Dr. and The Medics, Judas Priest, Starship, The Eurythmics, Wreckless Eric, Landscape, Smokie, The Strawbs, The Belle Stars, Van Der Graaf Generator, Martha and the Muffins, Thunder, Squeeze, Dean Friedman, Fairground Attraction, The Ruts, Neil Innes from The Bonzo Dog Band, DEVO, Melanie, Alannah Myles, Ian Gillan, Was Not Was, Republica, Then Jerico, Dr. Hook, Toploader, Cutting Crew, Lindisfarne, Spinal Tap, Mott The Hoople, Fuzzbox, Men Without Hats, China Crisis, Mental As Anything, David MacIver and Rupert Hine (Quantum Jump), Timbuk 3, The Rezillos, Saxon, John Otway, The Human League, Chesney and Chip Hawkes, Tenpole Tudor, Shakatak, Katrina and the Waves, Eddie & The Hot Rods, Heaven 17, Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin, Matthew Wilder, Middle of the Road, Liquid Gold, The Christians, Paper Lace, Dodgy, Daevid Allen, Bruce Woolley, Country Joe and The Fish, Sad Cafe, The Housemartins, Francis Dunnery (It Bites), Johnny Hates Jazz, The Wurzels, Peter Noone, Suzi Quatro, Strawberry Switchblade, Danny Wilson, Racey, Electric Prunes, The Waitresses, Fiddler's Dram, Bauhaus, Climax Blues Band, The Jags, EMF, T’Pau, The Lovin’ Spoonful, Nu Shooz, Owen Paul, Steve Hackett, Steve Ellis of Love Affair, Hazell Dean, The Knack, The Maisonettes, Del Amitri, The Skids, Jesus Jones, The Soup Dragons, City Boy, Modern Romance, Wang Chung, The Kursaal Flyers, Fischer Z, Bruce Thomas of The Attractions, Scarlet Fantastic, The B52s. Junior, Spear of Destiny, Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine...... and more!

This is going to be so much fun and a it's a real scoop for Big Satsuma Radio.

First show will be Saturday 21st January at 7-8pm, and the series will run every Saturday night, repeated Sundays at 11am .

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