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Fifty not out!

Countryside Mobility – Access to the open country

Radio Free Purbeck – and not a pirate in sight!

DeLorean – all new electric time machine

Frank Roberts – still doing it his way

Bournemouth’s historic flight path

orbet seems to be the hardest word

All you never knew you wanted to know about Dorset

Dorset’s stick man – Brian Waters

Captain Grumpy & the Happy Hooker

Simon Grant-Jones – Forged in Dorset

Conquer loneliness to fight scams

Will Bond – Purbeck is quite enough

Clare Barnett – raising saddles

Friendly Society that reached around the world

Craftsman Terry’s wheels of feel

Shell Bay Cafe – perfect for tea and sea

Wimborne Minster pipes up

Picture perfect – Weymouth’s camera man

Tyneham after 75 years of the Army

Tony Hancock, the Lad and Dorset

Blandford Forum, fire town

Barrington – back from the brink

Whatever Happened to Tucktonia?

Toll family – powerboat princes

Barrington – back from the brink

Dorset Rape Crisis – Helping a crisis out of a drama

Wild about Bourton

Finding the ace of spades in Upton

Charlie Turnbull – Shaftesbury’s Big Cheese

Upton House – ‘secret’ no more

Warmwell Stables: ‘You know where you are with a horse’

Boost for cancer care in Dorset

Gillingham Walking Festival – These routes are made for walking

Roger Street, Dandy Charger

Walking football – not just for kicks

Something’s brewing… in Wimborne

Carriage Driving – Together like Love and Marriage

Hooke Park – Dorset’s university of wood

Tales of Flitterwick Harbour

Dorset’s oldest choir boy

Born in a barn – Swanage Museum

Dorset Community Foundation

Spetisbury Station Project

Wareham Rex

Thomas Hardy Conference

Richard Knott & his steam dreams

Gig racing in Lyme Regis

Thomas Hardy and the goldfinch

Weymouth Pavilion

White Helmets Motorcycle Display Team

A Tale of Two Cinemas

Tyneham’s one-woman workforce

Dorset and Waterloo

Black Cow vodka

Shelley Theatre reborn


Bridport Hat Festival

Remembering Neal Butterworth

Record Store Day 2013

Remembering Kevin Nash

Royal Wessex Yeomanry

Bournemouth’s radical Russians

Bridport’s art heart

CCTV in Bournemouth

Remembering Hobo the Clown

Opera House, Boscombe

Back to Tyneham

Modrapheniacs & a man called Yob


BSO Resound – ‘It’s the music, mate’

Martin Brown – drawing inspiration

Shapely bottoms and well-made bows

Bournemouth’s Bowl of music magic

If wood could talk…

Ra Zamora Q&A – Dorset Moon

Purbeck Workshop – where creativity counters cancer

Fred Karno, man of Poole

The rocky horologist’s show

What if The Beatles had never met?

Arts for all our sakes: Dorset’s Arts Societies

Happy memories of arts centre 40 years on

Kinetics – a moving story

Lesley Slight – everywhere and nowhere

Gobbledegook Theatre

Moviola and the village hall screen scene

Ian Hargreaves: Dorset in the right light

In praise of Poole artists

Faking it: Nina Camplin’s trompe l’oeil

Rudolf Schwarz – from Belsen to Bournemouth

Parnham House, much more than furniture

Swanage Folk Festival 2017

The Ninebarrow Boys

On tour: One for the road

The Cream of the pop crop

Animals magic and the hit that Arny ‘made’

Shelleyan Orphan – box set go

The Bure Club – All a bit of a Bure…

Theatre of Marine Dreams

Richard Watkin – The art of nostalgia

Graham Stansfield – From Coronation to Consort

Ian Dicks – The pluck of the draw

Sam Cowell – Music Hall’s first star

Ruth Dresman, glass artist

Emerald Ant: Arts for all

Studland Art Industries

John Batchelor, illustrator

Mary Spencer Watson & Dunshay Manor

Thomas Hardy’s ‘Facts’

Katharine Church

Windrose Rural Media Trust

Larmer Tree Festival

Jabberwocky Studio, Puddletown

Remembering Anwar Brett

John Lennon & Sandbanks

b-side festival

Joe Colloqhoun, comic strip artist

Dorset Buttons

Cumberland Clark

Purbeck Film Festival

Bournemouth in the Stones Age

Remembering Nick Buckle

Remembering Sheila Casey

Remembering Curtis Mayfield

Dorset’s cinematic history

Remembering Jackie Leven

Graham Dee, music man

The Beatles in Bournemouth

The Giles Brothers, Robert Fripp and all that

Tony Crawley – The Times of his life in Bournemouth

Remembering Malcolm McLaren

Keith Moon in Dorset

Stuart Semple 2008


The long Shadow of The Longest Day

Bournemouth Town Hall – a century of civic pride

A monumental task in Swanage

Honour bound? Michael Lees, the hero of South Lytchett Manor

Whatever happened to the teenage dream?

Mudeford Club at 90

Sir Walter Raleigh in Dorset

Hospital of St Cross – Britain’s oldest charity

Conserving the past for the future

Renovating Corfe Castle – what might have been

The Swanage handaxe

The Invasion of Poole

John Rede: Poole governor, English radical

Christchurch and the Bailey Bridge

Keeper of the castle exposed: The truth about Brave Dame Mary

Gerald Gardner: The Wicca Man

Harold Stevens: From the bench to the streets

Louis Strange: ‘Bravest man in the world’

Askers Roadhouse

Neville Heath, murderer

Capability Brown at Milton Abbey

Tilly Whim Inn

The Shell House, Southbourne

The first Sir Winston Churchill

Studland’s Battle of Britain secret

Bournemouth’s bloodiest air raid

Nesta of the Forest

Sandbanks: What the milkman saw

Tyneham: A long look back and forwards

Clarks desert boot


Photography is saving my life

The woodland heart of Hardy country

After the fire – Ferndown & Parley Commons

Beasts of Burden – Heavy Horses in Dorset

South Dorset Ridgeway – Mystical landscape

Fossils fuel the future at The Etches Collection

Steve Etches – Discovering the Land That Time Forgot

Steve Feltham, Nessie Hunter

Purbeck’s champion trees

Cattle grazing copse and meadow

Tyneham: The village stood still

Liverpool: Mersey paradise


Apprentices are Superior in every respect

Peter Noble MBE, pixel pioneer

Sir Simon Campbell, accidental chemist

Bournemouth’s poison professor is on the right side of the law

Rotary Technology Tournament

Kingston Lacy & the Philae Lander

All that (Goldie) Glitters – Aids, vitamins and all that jazz


John Newcombe – Britain’s oldest working projectionist?

Philip Proctor, Architect – building for tomorrow

Nick Stevenson – HM tinsmith

Geoff Baker: Give my regards to Broad Street

Gordon Haskell: The return of the native? 2017

Brian McIntyre – A life being lived for kicks

Maureen Rose – Dressmaker to HM The Queen

Jill Nice – A life with jam on it

David and Natasha Solomons

Alastair Simpson: Hurdy-gurdy man

Laurence Bolwell

Bonny Sartin

Cathy Tyson

Elvis McGonagall

Ray Dorset, Mungo Jerry

Ben Waters

Chris Chibnall

Kirill Karabits

Daniel Bye

Nick Churchill

Jim Cregan

Pablo Cook 2010

Gordon Haskell 19:09:2010

Gordon Haskell 02:01:2008

Carleen Anderson

John Lydon

Joanne Moore

Jason Donovan

Alexei Sayle

Debbie Harry

Lee Mack

Johnny Marr

Tony Benn

Hugh Masekela

Paul Stacey

Darren Anderton

Barry Howard


James Taylor Quartet 15:02:2019

Beck + Sparks + Shame 28:05:2018

Paul Weller 18:02:2018

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra 15:11:2017

The Unthanks – Diversions 4: The Songs and Poems of Molly Drake

Garland Jeffreys 31:03:2017

The Cactus Blossoms 2017

Arboreal (Little Toller)

Flit 2016

Oasis: Be Here Now

Slim Chance 2016

Larmer Tree Festival 2016, 2015

Ronnie Mayor: Love, Life & the Urban Myth

The Last Shadow Puppets 2016

Terry Reid 2016

Blair Dunlop 2016

Blair Dunlop: Gilded

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra 2015

Dr John Cooper Clarke 2015

Sam Lee & Friends 2015

Jimmy Webb 2015

Garland Jeffreys 2015

Animals & Friends feat. Steve Cropper

Oasis: What’s the Story (Morning Glory)

Purbeck Folk Festival 2014

Camp Bestival 2014, 2012, 2011

John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band 2014

We Will Be Free

Oasis: Definitely Maybe

Memory Point(s) 2013

Leonard Cohen 2013

Paul Weller 2013, 2008

Billy Bragg: Tooth & Nail

Plan B 2013

Buzzcocks reissues

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Public Image Ltd 2012

Sean Hughes; Life Becomes Noises

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds reissues 2012, 2011

The Beach Boys: The Smile Sessions

Dusty Springfield: Goin’ Back The Definitive Collection

The Three Apostles

Roger McGuinn 2011

Bob Dylan 2011

Beady Eye 2011

Roger Daltrey 2011

Billy Bragg 12:12;2010

Oasis 2008

Sly & the Family Stone 2007

Hope Springs


Billy Bragg 2013, 2010

Tim Burgess

Gavin Carr

Lloyd Cole

Steve Cropper

Roger Daltrey

Paul Davies

Johnny Depp

Bruce Foxton

Ricky Gervais

Gordon Haskell 23:10:2013

Alex James

David James

Gilson Lavis

Stewart Lee

Al Pacino

Eddi Reader

Smokey Robinson

Henry Rollins

Kate Rusby

Martin Simpson

Frank Turner

Paul Weller

Roddy Woomble