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Neil Gits Beyond Paradise

20th April 2023
Posted by Neil Matthew

It would seem I have become a little bit of a TV aficionado having spent the vast majority of my evenings over the last three years on the sofa watching telly. So much so, that when Nathan, Amy and I did a pub quiz the other week, we played our joker not on the music round as you’d expect (!) but on TV & Films (he is doing film studies ay University) and promptly scored 10/10 doubling our score to 20 points ! Apart from joining all the dots from missing out on countless big shows, finding out who’s been in what and with whom and what else they’ve been in too, I’ve also found it useful when putting together the non-football parts of my “Retirement Road Trips”, inspiring places to go and landmarks to see.

For instance, this week I spent a couple of days in Devon & Cornwall, staying in a hotel close to the Tamar Bridge which joins the two counties in the South-West and realized that I was only 20 minutes drive away from Looe. I’ve been watching “Death In Paradise” (only 6 more series left to catch up on now!) and have jumped up to the new spin-off series “Beyond Paradise” which although set in North Devon, was actually filmed in South Cornwall at Looe. It looks beautiful on screen and although it was nowhere near as sunny as when captured for the TV last summer, it still provided an excellent much needed stretch of the legs and some lovely fresh sea air, walking around the harbour, on the “Banjo Pier” , across the bridge and up the hill for “that shot”. Martin’s Dairy Bakery & Tea Rooms also do the biggest most amazing Belgian Buns I have ever tasted too !!

Meanwhile back to the music – and it that information hasn’t had you licking your lips, these tunes that make up the latest playlist certainly will …

Jean Carn – Free Love
Alexander O’Neal – Criticize
Brian Power feat Roachford – Got Sweet Lovin’
Luther Vandross – Shine
Chic – My Forbidden Lover
Andy & The Big Funk – Absent Friend
Percy Larkins – I Need To See You Again
Detroit Spinners – You’re Throwing A Good Love Away
Commodores – I Like What You Do
Adeva – Warning
Heatwave – The Groove Line (Groovefunkel Remix)
Zapp – More Bounce To The Ounce
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – I Like It Like That
Kea Michaels – We Made It Thru’
Phyllis Hyman – Riding The Tiger
Bob Marley – Iron Lion Zion
Lee Dorsey – Holy Cow
Bar-Kays – The Slide
Dave Mascall feat Harry Cambridge – Time Will Tell
Lemar – If There’s Any Justice
Takim ft George Benson – Dancing To A New Groove
Tymes – You Little Trustmaker
Touchdown – Ease Your Mind

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The Old Gits Soul Show is broadcast LIVE from 7pm–9pm every Monday, repeated on Saturday evening from 5pm–7pm, on Gateway 97.8FM in Basildon & East Thurrock and available nationally via the Radio Player at Sky TV as well as online via You can listen on your smart speaker or your phone too … plus you can hear it again anytime you like via the “Listen Again” button on the Gateway website – just search “Cool Soul” !