Friday, 28 December 2007

Middle Ditch 9

The Visitors

When taking action about the state of public transport
Mrs Wood, Barbara and Sarah have an unexpected encounter
with their local M.P.

This episode features in order of appearance

Jeremy Drake as the Announcer
Monique Caddy as Barbara
Diana O'Rourke as Mrs Wood
Helen Hardy as Sarah
Brian Hinton MBE as Randolph Minton M.P.

Written and directed by Monique Caddy


Pris said...

Another good one!:-)

ANNA-LYS said...

You have managed to post a new broadcast!!! Guess You are feeling a little better. I will try opening Pandora's Box again :-)

(( Virus Free Hug ))

ANNA-LYS said...

Middle Ditch
Once a hippie - always a hippie!
Shoes I can understand is more needed in England than in San Francisco - but the bra? Can't You just make a knot behind Your neck, or something?

ANNA-LYS said...

This happens when I push the play-button on this post;

All of them on Your site starts to download, but non of them sounds. I use Mozilla Firefox and I have both Java, VLC, MSN mp, and all other needed sound systems - Now I wonder if it might be the browser. What are You using? Explorer, Olympia ... or?

ANNA-LYS said...

I just checked You up ;-)

You use the Safari browser!
Is here anyone else that has the same problem as me, using Mozilla Firefox?

Thanks in Advance

Middle Ditch said...

Hi Ana-Lys,

Monique has asked me to check how things work on Firefox Mozilla for you.

The set-up is the same. beneath the words Middle Ditch 9 is a rectangular box. Inside the box are the words Middle Ditch 9 on Twango 5.46 and beneath that is a light grey bar line. At the bottom are three icon buttons. The middle one is a right side pointing triangle. This is the play button. Click on the button.

The grey bar line will darken indicating that it is loading and about to play. Within three or seconds it will start playing for broadband users. There is a longer time gap for dial-up. Give this time and it will load and start playing. I am listening now on Firefox Mozilla.

Let me know how you get on.

ANNA-LYS said...

I am so sorry ... it was my speakers!!!
Tnx for trying to help me out.
I have listened, but guess I have to hear the eight before this one to understand the context and its points and dots.

Thank You both!!!!

Middle Ditch said...

Anna-Lys this is great news. You can follow the story now from episode one onwards.

This episode is a true story (no names revealed) that happened not so long ago.

bigga said...

I also will whish you A happy new year. I have tried to get a video whith ABBA on my blogger but I didn´t got it. I have on my side
I have made a little friend-list in my blogger there you are (I hope you will like it)
A good end and a happy new year!

ANNA-LYS said...

Happy New Year Monique!

Thanks blushing @ Your comment and very happy to have a positive affect on Your mood!

(( hugs ))

Julie said...

Hi MD -

A new one!!

I'm on m firefox broadband, and its not playing ball at the moment, (ie, no sound even after a wait) but guess it could be one of a number of things nothing to do with your end - (ie, router, connection etc)- try again later.

Hope you've recovered, & have a good new year if I don't catch up with you before then!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I love listening to these! Free entertainment. :)

Middle Ditch said...

Thanks Pris for your comment. I get fan E-mail as well. Love it.

Anna-Lys, I am so pleased that you are finally able to hear the serial. You are a super trooper.

Bigga! Thank you so much for adding a link to my blog. You are so sweet.

Julie, I hope that you have sorted that problem with listening. I love the photographs on your blog!

J. Andrew Lockhart, I am so pleased that you like it. I'm always looking forward to reading your blog.

Every episode is a story in its own right whilst also following the happenings in this village. When will Cassidy's disappearance be found out?

I also like to thank my cast for their willingness to perform and for their ideas of story-lines.

Thank you.

Dick said...

Thank you for your visit. I can hear your audiobook now, but I was thinking to copy it to my mp3 player. I'm sorry for you having no fireworks, they already started over here, that's also not nice if you have to go out.

Bruno said...

happy new year Middle Ditch. :)))))))))


FANCY said...

Want to wish you a double martini for the end of this year and a really tasty snacks and good champagne to toast in the New Year...:-)
Happy New Year to you...:)

Alan said...

A Happy New Year to you, Monique!
12/28 was fun; my mind has to run fast to keep up with your group but I love it

David John Caswell said...

Dear Middle Ditch,
Champion even without the steamy content.

ANNA-LYS said...

¸.•´¸.•´¨) ¸.•*¨)
(`'·.New 2008!¸.·'´)
(¸.·(¸.·´ .·´¸¸.·´*´¨)

grasshopper said...
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The Wisdom of Wislon said...

Happy New Year Middle xxx

NB said...

Happy new year!
/NB of Sky City

Julie said...

Happy New Year...and glad you like the pics!

TinyPixi said...

Happy New Year to you too!! :)

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year ... have a fantastic 2008 with lots more episodes to come.

David Caddy said...

Happy New Year. May your wishes come true!

NB said...

Yes it is a clean slate. A new year. What have you promised? Start smoking? Make peace in the world?
goed voortzetting!

fizzycat said...

Thanks for comment will listen to your latest a little later this week, Fizz.

bigga said...

Thank you for your kind regards.
I hope you will have a greet new
year. Here we it is raining and raining all the time and the dark is very deep. But I hope we get a early spring.

ANNA-LYS said...

So it is everyday living again :-)
Thanks for that, sometimes it is just 2 much hi hi ... hope You are back from Your illness and back on the track again! Hug!

NB said...

Hee Monique!
I am sorry, but I can not always write in foreign languages. Gatekeeper E. who lives in the number twelve does not understand english. Forgive me!
gen NB

NB said...

"No, but I looked it up recently. It is it germmanic, spoken by by half a million people or so. I also tried to read some text. I should say it is not impossible to learn. Why do you ask?"
I have made an abstact in english now

Anne Lyken-Garner said...

Hi MD,

Thanks for leaving your very encouraging comment on my blog.

I needed exactly that. I know that what you say is true, but can't help feeling the way I do (for a while anyway)

Thanks again and Happy New Year to you and yours.

The Wisdom of Wislon said...

Thanks for your kind message on my site :>)

fizzycat said...

Wonderful, those buses had better keep on running! great work again.

Julie said...

Hi - its working this time!

...coming back to pick up where I left off with the pigs - wonder if general heavy internet use over Christmas affected it? More villagy stuff on mine...

Anne Lyken-Garner said...

HI Monique, Thanks so much for bringing my attention to that story. Another visitor on my blog saw your post even before I did, and sent me the link to it.

You are so right! This is indeed encouraging. Now I'm almost bounding off to prepare my new excerpt for next Friday,

Thank you,

fizzycat said...

Cleaners rock. Good luck to all in Middleditch hope some radio station pays you for broadcasting soon. Well done being broadcast in France.

bigga said...

Oh no! I am so glad you understood
my explanation:)

ANNA-LYS said...

Thank You and You and all cyber-spiders gives me

in-spider-ation ;-)

Ruela said...

Many thanks ;)

Pink said...

hey middle ditch!

Thanks for stopping by :)

Way cool this blog broadcast thing - I want to go back and listen to old ones. Trust the British (or Canadians too!) to re-invent the radio drama!

Thank you - you've cured my boredom. And glad you like the picture - I took it with my new camera.

Dreampirates said...

hi thanks for ur wishes and wishing u the same...have a blasting new year 2008..take care

Middle Ditch said...


Thank you for leaving a comment.

I will visit each of you when I can.

judie said...

What an interesting blog. I'm still trying to figure it out. Unfortunately, when I click the play button, nothing happens. I'm on broadband, but it doesn't work. Thanks for visiting my blog. She's a she (did DNA) and she screams bloody murder when she sees a cat. Guess I can't sell her. LOL Take care. I'll be back again to see if I can get this to work.

ANNA-LYS said...

Hi Dear,
Hope You have had a lovely weekend, with not to bad weather conditions.

(( luv ))

fizzycat said...

Thanks for comments Bluebell enjoyed her hug.

Anonymous said...

I came to thank you for your visit and comments on my blog. Thank You.

I am using Safari at the moment and it works.

I have enjoyed my visit

Abraham Lincoln

Katie McKenna said...

Someday I'll be able to liisten to this! Happy New Years!

Katie McKenna said...

ha ha! I finally can get this to play and the wee ones won't be quiet! I'll try back again! cheers!

ANNA-LYS said...

Have a Lovely Weekend MD !!!

(( hugs ))

NB said...

Yes, a lovely weekend...I think one kind of Möwe will never mate another kind. And I believe otters will always stay otters, as long as they are with us

NB said...

I do not deny evolution. There is probably more extinct species than living. The alternative to evolution is creation. If you accept creation, you must also accept the creator making organisms with no other purpose than existing as fossils. I find that very hard to believe.

Middle Ditch said...

Dreampirates, I can't find you. If you come again, please leave me a name I can contact.

Judie, I hope that you have been able to listen.

Anna-Lys, it is always lovely to see you here.

Fizzycat, give Bluebell another hug.

Oldmanlincoln, thank you for your comment. I'll try and keep in touch because I really like your blog.

Kate Mckenna, I hope to hear from you soon. I'll visit you as soon as I can.

Nb, I enjoy your visits and the conversations we have. You wont tell me if you listened or not but I gather that you have. How else could you have guessed that I am Dutch?

Everybody thank you so much for visiting.

Inconsequential said...


Jscrapalex said...

Hello Monique. being new to the blogger world I always had a response to your comments but could honestly not think of a logical way to respond. Alas, now I see how you do it. Respond in the comment section to the comments. From now on, this is how I will do it :) Happy blogging.

Little Lamb said...

Very interesting.

Yoga Gal said...

Pris is correct - yet another good one!

Dick said...

Hi Monique

Thank you for your visit(s). I use another computer now and didn't download other episodes of Middle Ditch. When everything works as it should I start over again.

foam said...

okay! I think i'll love this. i love radio plays after all.
and i'm going to link you so i don't forget to come by.

ANNA-LYS said...

Wishing You a Lovely weekend dear

Middle Ditch said...

Inconsequential, thank you for your smile.

Jscrapalex, lovely to see you here.

Little lamb, I'll try and keep in touch.

Yoga gal, thank you for the compliment.

Dick, good luck with your new computer.

Foam, thanks for linking me.

Anna-Lys, it has been a long time. A lovely weekend to you too.

the walking man said...

What no buses on the road...going against policy? Detestable. Thanks for stopping by my place



Middle Ditch said...

Thank you walking man. In my story I try to keep village issues, and one of them is truthfully the withdrawal of buses (and the MP). Now the government plan is to take our post offices away, so there is another issue that will crop up sooner or later in the tale of village life.

ANNA-LYS said...

Yes, it has ... always nice to see U :-)

Absolute Vanilla (& Atyllah) said...

This is an amazing use of a blog - I love the idea of combing media in cyberspace like this.

I've really enjoyed listening to some of this story. It's been ages since I've listened to an audio story.

Middle Ditch said...

It's always lovely to see you Anna-Lys.

Thank you absolute vanilla, I'm glad that you enjoy this. The saga continues soon.

tykobrie said...

Another good one. Slow at the beginning but WHAT some ending! Great.

Middle Ditch said...

Tykobrie, it's not every day that one sees THAT.

MRMacrum said...

You are developing the group dynamics in devious ways. And what with Willy Wonka and his buddy there, I have a distinct feeling, men in general in this story are in for a less than favorable chracterization. I guess we are pretty much all clowns, aren't we?

Monique said...

Mr macrum, it was great fun having Brian playing the role of the unfortunate MP and we will hear more of him later in the series.

Devin said...

It goes against your policy! HAHAHA :-) sending hugs to all of you from Arizona!

Middle Ditch said...

Isn't Brian playing the MP well? Mind you, Devin, Diana was not too pleased having to say THOSE words.

bestoffrm said...

You use the Safari browser!
Is here anyone else that has the same problem as me, using Mozilla Firefox?

Thanks in Advance
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