Comments: Pressure building for access to BBC radio archives

why can't the bbc let the public hear the Royal Variety Performances that were broadcast before the show was televised. During the 1950's the show was recorded so the listners would hear it the following Sunday afternoon. Have the tapes disintergrated? Have they been destroyed? There is a lot of show business history on those recordings. BBC Open up the archives. Let the public hear them. Even better purchase them.

Posted by frank smith at November 1, 2006 11:11 PM

I recall a number of Home Service or Light Programme music broadcasts from the early 1960s about Portuguese and Brazilian music, and wonder if these are available to download from BBC archives. Also I missed the last episode of 'Dark Rising' in 1968: How did it end?

Posted by Jeff Clarke at February 7, 2008 12:27 PM

Does anyone out there know of an accessible source of Radio Times North Region back numbers from the early 1950s, and a way of searching for data in them? I have tried Kelly Books but they are not able to undertake such a search unless I can supply a smaller date range than Dec 1951 to May 1954.

Posted by Jane Cooper at March 10, 2009 10:10 PM
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