Random radio jottings
Wednesday, 4 May 2022
Third Girl Wanted
This week BBC Radio 4 Extra is repeating, for the first time in 55 years, episodes of a series of stand-alone dramas called Personal Colum...
Monday, 11 April 2022
50 Years of Not Having a Clue
It's been fifty years since people were first given silly things to do with swanee whistles, song lyrics, London tube stations and sound...
Monday, 28 March 2022
Hilda Matheson and the Battle of Savoy Hill
This week BBC Radio 4 is broadcasting the 5-part dramatised account of the story of pre-war BBC Talks Director Hilda Matheson and her workin...
Saturday, 26 March 2022
The Countryside in March
Descriptions of one of the more capricious months for many years. The song of the mistle thrush in the shadow of the South Downs. Turning th...
Monday, 14 February 2022
Roger Eckersley and All That
In the history of the BBC there are two members of the same family that figure in its early development. One of them was flamboyant chief en...
Saturday, 22 January 2022
This blog is often concerned with radio archive. But in this post I’m looking at an archive programme that doesn’t contain archive materia...
Friday, 24 December 2021
Loudly proclaim with one accord
The sound of church bells ringing out on Christmas morning was part of the radio landscape (on BBC national radio) for just over four deca...
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