Miss Fitz on Sunday Sequence

I find that listening to Radio Ulster is one those chores in life that has become inevitable. Mostly dull or banal, with spuriously contentious shows, there are very few highlights during the week. There are exceptions of course, although these too tend to be hit and miss.

One show in particular has always stood head and shoulders above the rest in terms of consistently high standards and beautiful presentation. Sunday Sequence is presented by William Crawley, and if I can’t awaken fully with William on Sunday morning, his show is repeated on Sunday evening.

I’ve just come in from a BBC studio taping of part of next Sunday’s broadcast, and I cant recommend it highly enough. The BBC screened a film called “Unlocking the Past”, a look at archival material and its accesibilty and importance to the public. This was followed by a hugely entertaining and stimulating debate on our history, it’s importance to us and our perception of it.

I felt that the best debate was the one that didn’t actually happen. I brought up the use of history in the context of healing, and it appeared that some of the academics present suddenly felt that history was fine, as long as the people didnt have unfettered access. I may have picked up wrong on that, but the atmosphere did seem to change perceptibly, but unfortunately our time was up! Anyway, I really hope some of you will catch it on Sunday, as it really was a good thought provoking discussion.

PS William: I always fancied having a read of those papers on a Sunday morning………

  • Rory

    Miss Fitz, really! Have you not been told that self-praise is no recommendation?

    It does nevertheless, remain intrigueing. I shall be tuned in, switched off and zonked out etc. and, if I remain attentive, may even choose to interrupt the discussion.

  • Nevin

    Sunday Sequence has moved, Miss Fitz.

  • Miss Fitz

    Cheers Nevin, I fixed the link.

    Rory, if it was self praise, surely I would be MissCrawl instead of MissFitz.

    I was there by accident really, but as I am finally getting over my shy and retiring phase, I couldnt help getting a word in. (twice)

  • jesuswept

    Simulatenously tragic and hilarious. What a load of self aggrandising w*nk. Your ‘what the sunday papers say’ appearance is surely in the bag.

  • willis

    Oh heaven forfend that a blogger would mix on-line life and real life!

    I for one am glad that this forum has a complete ecology from predators through to small anonymous creatures.

  • Miss Fitz

    But willis, what is life if not an amalgam of the two? If I feel that a slice of life is what interests me, thats what I blog. You may know how I feel if that doesnt suit you: dont read it and dont upset yourself.

    I get dozens of messages from people who enjoy the style and content of what I blog, so you might find it doesnt suit your particular taste on all occasions, but it does suit others.

    If we all fit into narrow definitions of what should or shouldn’t be on a site, there would be little enjoyment or deviation in style.

    On this particular piece, I felt it was worth receommending to be listened to, and as I was present I connected the plug with the personal experience. If I hadnt mentioned being there, I would no doubt risk being accused of being devious. I’ve learned that there is no chance of pleasing all the people all the time on Slugger, so I now just please myself. :))

  • Pith

    I find football presentation on BBC Northern Ireland very poor indeed. Commentary often hasn’t moved far beyond the David Coleman “name the player on the ball” technique and post-match analysis is often dull and obvious. However, there was one particular match which stood out head and shoulders above the rest in terms of what could be achieved. When the ball went behind for a corner at Windsor Park in a 1977 match against England, there is a clear shot of my dad and myself standing on the terraces at the railway end. Surely the BBC should think of reshowing this fine example televisual sports presentation.

  • Peking

    I agree entirely Miss Fitz.
    For a long time I have been telling anyone who will listen that Sunday Sequence is the best thing on Radio Ulster by a mile.

  • Rory

    Be careful, Pith. You keep criticising the government and the only repeat showing that clip is likely to get will be on CRIMEWATCH.

  • pith


    My dad paid in. Honest. I got lifted over but that was allowed.

    Isn’t that Peter Hain a lovely fella?