Down The Wires

Matthew Parris uncovers the remarkable story of the first sound broadcasting service to operate in Britain.

Using telephone lines to pipe in the audio of theatres, opera houses and news events into people's homes, `The Electrophone? had a major impact.

We hear rare and recently restored archive from this lost era of radio broadcasting, providing a hitherto unheard glimpse of life in Victorian and Edwardian Britain.

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20050402

Matthew Parris uncovers the remarkable story of the first sound broadcasting service to operate in Britain. Using telephone lines to pipe in the audio of theatres, opera houses and news events into people?s homes, `The Electrophone? had a major impact.

We hear rare and recently restored archive from this lost era of radio broadcasting, providing a hitherto unheard glimpse of life in Victorian and Edwardian Britain.

Then News.

20050402

Matthew Parris uncovers the remarkable story of the first sound broadcasting service to operate in Britain.

Using telephone lines to pipe in the audio of theatres, opera houses and news events into people's homes, `The Electrophone? had a major impact.

We hear rare and recently restored archive from this lost era of radio broadcasting, providing a hitherto unheard glimpse of life in Victorian and Edwardian Britain.

20050402

Matthew Parris uncovers the remarkable story of the first sound broadcasting service to operate in Britain.

Using telephone lines to pipe in the audio of theatres, opera houses and news events into people's homes, `The Electrophone? had a major impact.

We hear rare and recently restored archive from this lost era of radio broadcasting, providing a hitherto unheard glimpse of life in Victorian and Edwardian Britain.