At somewhat irregular and infrequent intervals Miss Edwards will release or issue a “podcast” or Fencast. This is an MP3 audio file that you can download for free!
The contents of the podcast will vary with the winds but in general they will feature Christopher South discussing new releases or ruminating on some aspect of fen life as demonstrated to him by Dennis. However you can also expect to hear some archive material from the old Dennis of Grunty Fen radio shows so it’s not all bad news.
If you have iTunes installed upon your computer you can find the Grunty Fencast within iTunes by selecting the iTunes Store, then after that settles down over on the right you will see a “search” box. Type fencast into there and press return. If the magic happens the Grunty Fencast will appear. Alternatively, just click on this iTunes link to go straight to the Fencast.
If you don’t have iTunes you can simply download or play the episodes that are listed below.
For the technically astute the RSS feed for the podcast is here.
If you have any comments about this podcast or have any suggestions for future podcasts please contact Miss Edwards via the usual methods of social media and email and of course the Contact Us page.
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Episode 5 – Help! Help! Mr South!
Somebody desperately needs help with a serious problem, but who is it? What do they want? Can he help them? Or could he himself be in danger?
The Grunty Fencast is introduced by Martin Carman. Download this episode from here.
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Episode 4 – Coronavirus Catch-Up
Mr South has spent the coronavirus lockdown doing what Mrs South wants, which is mostly for him to keep out of her way.
However, he has been worried about how the extraordinary situation has affected his friends in Grunty Fen.
Trouble is, he’s had the devil’s own job trying to get hold of Miss Edwards at the Post Office and General Stores to find out.
In this episode of the Grunty Fencast, Mr South tries again, like the dogged, determined journalist he is.
The program is introduced by Martin Carman. Download this episode from here.
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Episode 3 – Who’s Who in Grunty Fen
Christopher South has written another new book called “Who’s Who in Grunty Fen”. In this episode of the Grunty Fencast Christopher introduces some of the characters that he came across whilst researching Who’s Who. It’s all entirely fictional of course so any similarity between Chris’s Grunty Fen characters and anybody living, dead or yet to be born is entirely coincidental. As a reward to yourself this is followed by a episode of the Dennis of Grunty Fen radio show broadcast by the BBC in 1988 and called “Cricket”: Dennis struggles with his cricket whites and with his “trouble”. The program is introduced by Carol Carman. Download this episode from here.
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Episode 2 – The Authorised Guide to Grunty Fen
As Mr South’s book is now on sale (and if you haven’t got a copy, treat yourself to one from our shop) we thought we’d better find out what prompted him to write this long-needed guide. So here in this second sporadic Fencast Mr South spills the beans on why – and where – he wrote the book. You may be surprised at just how far he went.
This is followed by an episode of Dennis of Grunty Fen from 2003 where Dennis is making plans for his holiday. Download this episode from here.
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Episode 1 – The Christmas Message
As we are close to Christmas it is only fitting that the first episode of the Fencast has a Christmas theme. In this initial instalment of the Grunty Fencast Christopher South reminisces (briefly) about Christmases that he has experienced with Dennis. This is followed by an episode of Dennis of Grunty Fen broadcast by the BBC in 2001 – “The Christmas Lights Tour”. The program is introduced by Carol Carman. Download this episode from here.