I’M sure that for quite a few readers, nothing will bring back memories of Sunday lunchtimes with the smell of the roast in the oven more than these words: ‘The … Continue readingTwo-Way Family Favourites
ONE of many radio shows which emerged after the war combining the talents of performers who had either served in the forces or had entertained the troops was Take it … Continue readingTake It From Here
REGULAR readers of this column will be aware that throughout the early years of the BBC the only accent heard was Received Pronunciation, which many today would characterise as ‘posh’. … Continue readingHave a Go!
STARTING in 1933, only 11 years after the BBC went on the air as 2LO, In Town Tonight could be described as the prototype BBC chat show. The 30-minute programme … Continue readingIn Town Tonight
THERE won’t be many people of a certain age who are not instantly transported back to childhood by this: The opening seconds of Listen with Mother preceded 15 minutes of … Continue readingListen with Mother
WE tend to think that Left-wing bias is a relatively new phenomenon at the BBC, but it has been going on for a long time. The difference is that decades … Continue readingThe Brains Trust
THIS is a sentence you will not often read: The BBC admitted it was wrong. It happened in 1975, after the decision was made to end Down Your Way, one … Continue readingDown Your Way
THIS is the first in a series recalling BBC radio programmes from the 30s, 40s and 50s, when the corporation was a much-loved institution broadcasting material the listeners wanted to … Continue readingMusic While You Work