Bedroom DJ is finally famous: News Review 2022

October 30, 2022



The story

A British Radio DJ who has held the unofficial distinction of broadcasting to the smallest audience in the country, has hit the big time after 44 years.

Deke Duncan, who’s 73, began broadcasting from his garden shed in 1974, but only to his wife through a speaker in his living room, as he didn’t have a licence. Deke Duncan has now been offered a one-hour special on BBC local radio over the Christmas period.

Key words and phrases

a slot
a scheduled period of time
• My band has a regular slot at the club. We play at seven o’clock every Tuesday.
• We have secured a prime slot for the new show. Six o’clock on Saturday evening!

gets a (…) break
receives favourable treatment
• Keep sending your job applications, Persistent people always get a break!
• International superstar Leona Lewis got her big break on a TV talent show.

a pop
an opportunity
• We gave the intern a pop at presenting when the regular host was sick.
• I couldn’t fix my bicycle so I asked my dad to have a pop at it.

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22 Comments
  1. Reply
    Syed shabaz Haider naqvi October 30, 2022 at 9:29 am

    Ty

  2. get a big break : to get an opportunity.

  3. We slotted in some extra lessons before the exam. The example is on the Oxford learner's dictionary website. Look up "slot in " and you'll see it.

  4. BBC News Review is the greatest pop for me to improve my vocabulary.

  5. Your slot is absolutely awesome, which give me a pop

  6. I love this. I found effective learning reading the newspaper when I learned another language

  7. Thank BBC

  8. I'm very happy to see you

  9. Is there anybody who would like to practice english with me through facebook or skype ?

  10. Thank you, BBC>

  11. Thanks bbc

  12. I'm so ☺ Tom is back after a long time

  13. I always reserve a slot of my time in order to watch bbc's videos. Thank you.

  14. first comment? I dont know what to say except a great thank to BBC News review's team. you're doing an excellent thing for us. Love you all: Catherine, Neil, Sian, Dan, Tom, Rob and others…

  15. Hello plese BBC, you should check again the link you put above for the quiz.

  16. Catherine nailed her host position! I just wonder if she is originally from the North? I can catch a bit of northern accent from her! It captivates me every time I hear her speaking! Love the northern accent!

  17. How nice you are.
    I really appreciate your kindness.
    Thank you very much for sharing.
    Have a wonderful day.
    Thank you Catherine and Tom.

  18. Reply
    ashish chanchlani vines October 30, 2022 at 9:29 am

    Mam, i have a doubt. Please tell me the difference between "he tried to kill her" and "he tried to have her killed". Please mam help me to clear the doubt.

  19. Why there is no Social Media Challenge anymore on BBC LE News Rew today?

  20. Reply
    Alexander Zabolotsky October 30, 2022 at 9:29 am

    Where's Finn, guys? He's missed. Tom's not bad, though

  21. It's my first time to watch your channel…….. really it's amazing

  22. Here's a proper link to the quiz: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/newsreview/unit-1/session-1

    There's something wrong with the one on the description.

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