Friday, November 16, 2012

Beresford Greene speaks; twentieth fit ...

It's me again!


"I don't know whether
I'm coming or going!"

Did you hear that [this week] is the 90th anniversary of the BBC? Well it is! However, I can recall quite clearly the 30th anniversary in 1952. That was pre TV and pre-everything.

In 1962 they celebrated 40 years of radio broadcasting - which to me then seemed a long time. I have here in my possession, a small 8" 33rpm vinyl disc that was issued as part of their celebrations. It has some very reminiscent snippets on it. Thanks to the wonders of modern rechnology, I can let you in on the sounds of the BBC from over their first 40 years.
See [sound files below.]


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