On the 16th January 2007, BBC Radio Solent broadcast a programme about the case for the Fight for the PJM.
They asked listeners their views - 100% supported our case. The programme could be listened to via the Internet and so responses hurtled in not just from the UK but from around the world ... Australia, Canada, and Vietnam were three countries mentioned. The response was so staggering that the BBC decided to continue the issue the next day ... and subsequently even more interest arose and so the BBC broadcast another programme a week later on the 24th January.
The BBC have carried out their own research and, at the end of that programme with 100% support from their listeners and knowledge of the massive support from MPs, the BBC announced that one of their reporters would take a Petition with Listeners' Concerns to Margaret Beckett at the Foreign Office and to Denis Brennan at the Cabinet Office!
Even we at Fight4thePJM were stunned by the response. It is all very humbling.
Thanks to a PJMer down under in Australia who recorded the programmes off-air from the Internet, you can listen in to some clips from the Julian Clegg shows. Please note, these clips were recorded from the Internet in Australia. Nevertheless, we wish to attribute all copyright to BBC Radio Solent and these clips must not be copied or used commercially without their consent.
Introduction to the Issue (large file, 1.6MB ... but very important Summary from 'Sheridan'):
The People's Poll:
Important contributions from 'Jane' and 'Andy' - and Sandra Gidley MP (Large file 844KB):
Another contribution - this one from 'Mike':
Introduction to today's programme - the BBC presenter calls the PJM recommendation 'bizarre':
BBC Montage including a contribution from 'Paul' from yesterday's programme (large file, 984KB, but a must to listen to):
Summary discussion (large file, 1.36MB):
Summary and Sandra Gidley writes to the Queen:
Introduction - Why can't I wear it?:
Listeners contributions, emails etc, issue hotting up:
Summary, Reporter out and about in the streets, a brilliant email from 'Gerald', and the BBC Petition is mentioned at the end (large file ... 1.4MB ... but a must listen):
Yet another mention. Hundreds of PJmers have contacted the BBC - and volunteer to accompany their reporter with the People's Petition!
And yet another mention. The PJM issue remains a live issue ... and Jo Palmer, having spent a day working on the hundreds of emails supporting our case, says she hopes to have some interesting news for us soon!
The level of support being expressed via the Julian Clegg Show on Radio Solent was so stunning that, if it continues (keep sending those emails, texts and phone calls .. today, tomorrow, and whenever you can) we understand that the BBC reporter, Jo Palmer, will take a 'Petition' which records listeners' concerns and support to Margaret Beckett at the Foreign Office and to the Cabinet Office.
If you support this just case, please send an email to Jo Palmer at BBC Radio Solent: email@example.com
Please copy us in at: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can telephone 0845 30 30 961. Any difficulties from abroad - I think it is 0044 845 30 30 961 - callers should telephone the BBC Radio Solent switchboard at 0044 2380 631311. From Australia: 0011-44-845-303-0961 or the switchboard at 0044 2380 631311.
Or you can Text: 07786 200 961
Or write: Jo Palmer, c/o Julian Clegg Show, Broadcasting House, Havelock Road, Southampton SO14 7PW.
Thank you for your support,
The Fight4thePJM Team
PS If you wish to vote for us or comment on this issue, please go to http://www.fight4thepjm.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1178 and contact the BBC - and us!
BarryF, who fought for the Right to Wear the Pingat Jasa Malaysia