Voice of the Villiages


Local residents, Vic & Carol Benson, broadcast a weekly radio programme called 'Voice of the Villages' on Swindon 105.5 your local community radio station.   Their programme focuses on the villages and small towns that surround Swindon.     The programme contains a weekly quiz; a mix of music and interviews with local organisations or individuals and a monthly Grow Your Own feature.      Carol & Vic are regular contributors to the BBC Community Radio programme on a Sunday at 5pm.   


Thursday 14 December (repeated Saturday 16 December)
·         Carol & Vic pay another visit to Lydiard Turkeys. Owner Chris Rumming reports that the weather has been ideal for the turkeys this year and explains what is different about the way he processes the birds.   We hear about a very festive collection day and he provides timely advice on the best way to cook your bird.
Thursday 21 December (repeated Saturday 23 December)
·         Carol challenges everyone to her annual Christmas Quiz and of course there is lots of seasonal music.
Thursday 28 December (repeated Saturday 30 December)
·         There is a special End of Year Quiz and Carol promises that none of the answers include the words Trump or Brexit!
You can listen either on....
A podcast of the programme (all the talk minus the music) is available for a minimum 7 days from the transmission date.  Go to the website, click on Podcasts from menu on left-hand side and scroll down to Vic Benson.
Interviews recently broadcast on BBC Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Bristol can still be heard at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p012crst.    If you have an event you would like publicised or are involved in an activity or organisation that might be of interest to listeners please contact Vic & Carol at or phone 01793 772361.

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