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90 years of (British) radio in 90 seconds
November 15, 2012 3:30 AM   Subscribe

90 years of (British) radio in 90 seconds. That is all.
posted by Paul Slade (19 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
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hmm, well, at least the Brits are formal about it.
posted by mannequito at 3:34 AM on November 15, 2012


hmmm?, will not play
posted by quazichimp at 3:57 AM on November 15, 2012


Whoops - apologies. It's a BBC iPlayer link, which plays fine here in Britain, but which - judging by your comments - may not be available overseas. Probably not worth having the post here for British viewers alone, so perhaps the moderators would like to remove it?
posted by Paul Slade at 4:10 AM on November 15, 2012


My mother was born before the BBC!

Try the New Statesman here. It has lots o' links and, based on my clicks, they are available outside the UK.
posted by pracowity at 4:17 AM on November 15, 2012


Maybe this is a better link?
posted by liquidindian at 4:17 AM on November 15, 2012


[replaced link w/liguidindian's version; carry on!]
posted by taz at 4:56 AM on November 15, 2012


Whoops - apologies. It's a BBC iPlayer link, which plays fine here in Britain, but which - judging by your comments - may not be available overseas.

For the record, radio iPlayer is available outside Britain. This new iPlayer is definitely new and confusing, but it does work.
posted by hoyland at 5:18 AM on November 15, 2012


I normally cringe at things like "British [whatever] is the best in the world!" but I think I can make an exception for BBC Radio 4.

Yes, even with Moneybox Live.
posted by liquidindian at 5:24 AM on November 15, 2012


Marvelous! (But why oh why would you pick holiday campers for 1946, and not the birth of the Third Programme?)
posted by steef at 5:36 AM on November 15, 2012


Actually, the thing I was trying to link to was Sandi Toksvig's very funny sprint through the whole 90 years in 90 seconds, which went out on BBC Television's Culture Show last night. But these radio links to whole 90x90 series are probably better anyway.
posted by Paul Slade at 5:37 AM on November 15, 2012


Now at least the Americans know how we feel when they link to the Daily Show, or pretty much any piece of American broadcast media except NPR.
posted by Hogshead at 5:46 AM on November 15, 2012


This is Paul Slade's original link, for those of you in the UK or who can proxy it.
posted by MuffinMan at 5:56 AM on November 15, 2012


I can't pick it, but I assume 'A Walk In The Black Forest' is in there?
posted by Mezentian at 6:23 AM on November 15, 2012


And this just as Dave Lee Travis has been arrested...
posted by mippy at 7:10 AM on November 15, 2012


Unfortunately, given the many wonderful things about the BBC and its programmes and history, this 90th anniversary year may be remembered for sad, even awful reasons.
posted by Stoatfarm at 7:14 AM on November 15, 2012


The story is getting more and more complicated with every passing news day. I've been reading about the Profumo scandal recently, and it seemed oddly apposite - it starts out with sexual disgrace, then somehow escalates beyond the salacious to deceit, subterfuge, and libel.
posted by mippy at 7:32 AM on November 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


Dave Lee Travis has been arrested...
I thought that was just part of the celebrations.
posted by fullerine at 2:08 PM on November 15, 2012


Let's just reduce the best of (British) radio to a single clip, shall we?!
posted by markkraft at 3:02 PM on November 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


(Okay, you can add this clip too... but nothing for The Goon Show? Really?!)
posted by markkraft at 3:14 PM on November 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


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