Tag: 2013

Tonight’s the night I head into the history books of Eurovision commentary

Starting at 6pm tonight in the UK (7pm Central Europe, and 8pm local time in Ukraine) is the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2013. For once I won’t be in the Press Centre, or directly in front of the stage. Tonight, I’ll be with Luke Fisher in the Commentary Booth for the European Broadcasting Union. The Eurovision Song Contests have had free and official streams for many years, but until now they have been the pictures and the stage audio only – the traditional commentators role has not been part of the EBU’s stream. That’s changed for this Song Contest. My good

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Hello, I’m Ewan Spence, and I’ll be the United Kingdom’s Eurovision Commentator later this month

This year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest takes place at 6pm (UK time) November 30th at the National Place of Arts “Ukraina” in Kyiv, and for the first time since 2005 it will be broadcast in the UK. No Eurovision show airing in the UK would be complete without a commentary team, so I am very excited to tell you that I will be one of the UK’s Eurovision Commentators. Joining me will be Luke Fisher, who many of you will have heard on our Alternative Commentaries over the last few years. I guess we won’t be doing an alternative commentary this

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Looking back on the Edinburgh Fringe 2013 Podcasts

And that, as they say, was the Fringe. Everyone is going over their August performances, from the Fringe office to the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre. Let’s do the same with the Edinburgh Fringe podcast. This was the ninth year of the daily podcast from the Capital, with music, guests, and Fringe news, bringing as many different facets of the Fringe as possible to the show. Not just the comedy, or the theatre, but the whole smash. In short, if you were at the Fringe, it was a backstage pass. If you weren’t, my goal was to make you as

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The ‘Super Showcase Saturday’ from the Fringe

[audio:http://archive.org/download/TpcFringe20132408201321/tpc_fringe2013_24082013_21.mp3] The final weekend of the Fringe, just three nights left to see many of the shows (although some will finish tonight, so check the times at edfringe.com). As for the podcast, let’s have some extra interviews to kick off your Saturday. With David Quirk, Michael Che, Superbard, Bobby Mair, Ian Smith, and Ben Champion.

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The Fringe podcast where I mention Firefly

[audio:http://archive.org/download/TpcFringe20132008201317/tpc_fringe2013_20082013_17.mp3] Onwards with the Fringe, with music, special guests, surprise appearances, and an answer to the Davison/Troughton debate that’s pretty definitive, at least from my point of view. With Jennifer Lusk (Who Do You Think You Are), News Revue 2013, Fraser Millward, Sandy Brechin, and Tim Fitzhigham.

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