Episode from the podcastThe British Broadcasting Century with Paul Kerensa

The Eve of the BBC: A Partly Political Broadcast

Released Friday, 6th November 2020
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We're nearly there! Episode 17 zooms in on the pre-BBC fortnight. You'd have thought everything's in place by now, right?

Not quite - just the tiny non-controversial matters of the licence fee and allegations of bias to deal with first. Good job they're all sorted now...

We've got archive reminiscences from pioneer Peter Eckersley and the return of Newspaper Detective Andrew Barker, who also gives us an Airwave Memory (email a clip of yours for next season: paul@paulkerensa.com)

We mention CenturiesofSound.com - try their 1922 mix for starters.

We also mention Tim Wander's search for Melba's voice - read the Times article here.

We're on Facebook and Twitter, with lots more supporting pics and links there.

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Paul's festive history book Hark! The Biography of Christmas is now in audiobook form. Get it for free via an Audible free trial here if you've not had one before.

Thanks to Will Farmer for composing the original music.

Archive clips are either public domain or private domain from long enough ago... but if you own a clip, say and we'll remove it. We're just here to inform, educate and entertain.

This podcast is in no way affiliated with the BBC. You knew that. We say it every time.

Next time, the launch of the BBC! Including a re-enactment of the very first broadcast. It'll land on November 14th, the 98th anniversary of the BBC, so listen on the day of release. The day of the podcast's release, that is, not the day of your release. Although this episode's recorded during a lockdown, so... anyway, happy listening.


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