The Friend In The Corner

Six Years in Radio's history, recalling an era when both microphones and audiences were larger.

With Daphne Oxenford.

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Six years in ; radio's history. 1: 1936

The listener to the BBC's

National and Regional wireless programmes in the 1930s was fed an incessant diet of dance bands and establishment voices - until 1936 when it was discovered that microphones could operate outside the confines of the studio. Sir John Reith 's bright young men rushed headlong into the world.

Reader Daphne Oxenford. Producer Alastair Wilson

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Unknown: Sir John Reith

Reader: Daphne Oxenford.

Producer: Alastair Wilson

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Six years in radio's history, recalling an era when both microphones and audiences were larger.... 1: 1936

Between Hilversum and Athlone on the dial lay the BBC's national and regional programmes, both under firm Reithian control.

The wireless listener of the 1930s was fed an incessant diet of dance bands and establishment voices - until 1936 when it was discovered that the microphone could operate outside the confines of the studio and Sir John Reith 's bright young men rushed headlong into the world.

Reader Daphne Oxenford. Stereo

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Unknown: Sir John Reith

Reader: Daphne Oxenford.

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Six years in radio's history.

2:1943

This was the year the BBC came of age and celebrated its 21st birthday. It was a BBC now dedicated to the war effort: from Tommy Handley and ITMA to

Godfrey Talbot in Africa: from the Radio Allotment to the inside of a bomber on a raid over Berlin. For the first time the reality of war came into homes and radio took its place on the front line.

Reader Daphne Oxenford. Producer Amanda Mares

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Unknown: Tommy Handley

Unknown: Godfrey Talbot

Reader: Daphne Oxenford.

Producer: Amanda Mares

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Six years in radio's history, recalling an era when both microphones and audiences were larger. 2: 1943

This was the year the BBC came of age and celebrated its 21st birthday. It was a BBC now totally dedicated to the war effort: from

Tommy Handley and ITMA to Godfrey Talbot in Africa; from the Radio Allotment to the inside of a bomber on a raid over

Berlin. For the first time the reality of war came into homes and radio took its place on the front line. Reader Daphne Oxenford.

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Unknown: Tommy Handley

Unknown: Godfrey Talbot

Reader: Daphne Oxenford.

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Six years in radio's history. 3: 1947

The BBC celebrates its

Silver Jubilee by merging the Home Service with the Light Programme for a few weeks in an effort to save fuel. But as Britain continued to shiver under a blanket of snow, the wireless provided a little warmth in the chill.

Dick Barton stormed onto the airwaves, Children's Hour celebrated its 25th anniversary and the BBC mounted its largest-ever operation to cover the wedding of the Princess Elizabeth. And scientists and philosophers debated the major question of the year - atomic power.

Reader Daphne Oxenford. Producer Emma Kingsley

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Unknown: Dick Barton

Reader: Daphne Oxenford.

Producer: Emma Kingsley

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Six years in radio's history, recalling an era when both microphones and audiences were larger. 3: 1947

And the BBC celebrates its Silver Jubilee by merging the Home Service with the Light Programme for a few weeks in an effort to save fuel. But as Britain continued to shiver under a blanket of snow, the wireless provided a little warmth in the chill.

Dick Barton stormed onto the airwaves, Children's Hour celebrated its 25th anniversary and the BBC mounted its largest-ever operation to cover the wedding of the Princess Elizabeth. And scientists and philosophers debated the major moral question of the year - atomic power.

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Unknown: Dick Barton

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Six years in radio's history.

4:1956

While Britain jived, the BBC heaved itself into the rock 'n' roll era by changing the shipping forecast. It also embarked on a Journey Into Space, and went Motoring with the Motorist.

Tony Hancock read his diary, the Goons were broadcasting, and Oxford and Cambridge Union Societies debated whether the Third

Programme should be abolished.

Reader Daphne Oxenford. Producer Emma Kingsley

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Unknown: Tony Hancock

Reader: Daphne Oxenford.

Producer: Emma Kingsley

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Six years in radio's history, recalling an era when both microphones and audiences were larger. 4: 1956. The BBC heaved itself into the rock'n'roll era by changing the weather forecast. It also embarked on ajourney into Space and went Motoring with the Motorist. Tony Hancock read his diary, the Goons were broadcasting, and the Oxford and Cambridge Unions debated whether the Third Programme should be abolished.

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Unknown: Tony Hancock

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5: 1962. The BBC was 40 years old. Satellite TV meant pictures from Telstar, talks with Germany meant Two Way Family Favourites and stereo meant using the TV as your right hand channel.... And in the age of the nuclear deterrent,

Britain became radio-active to the hum of the portable transistor tuned to Easy

Beat and Housewives' Choice.

Reader Daphne Oxenford. Producer Lucy Bartley

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Reader: Daphne Oxenford.

Producer: Lucy Bartley

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Six years in radio's history. 5: 1962

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6: 1967

"Tomorrow at 6.35am we become Radio 4..."

(Home Service presentation, 29 September 1967)

This was the year it all changed. Local Radio went on the air, and the Home, Light and Third closed down, to be bom again as Radios 1, 2, 3, and 4. Reader Daphne Oxenford. Producer Lucy Bartley

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Six years in radio's history recalled, in a series devised and researched by Neville Teller. 6: 1967

Local Radio comes on air, and the Home, Light and Third are born again as Radios 1, 2, 3 and 4.

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Unknown: Neville Teller.

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Six Years in Radio's history, recalling an era when both microphones and audiences were larger.

With Daphne Oxenford.

Sir John Reith's BBC discovers how to operate away from the studios. With Daphne Oxenford.

Sir John Reith's BBC discovers how to operate away from the studios. Six selected years in radio history with Daphne Oxenford.

Sir John Reith's BBC discovers how to operate away from the studios.

Six selected years in radio history with Daphne Oxenford.

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The BBC turns 21 - and is totally dedicated to the war effort.

With Daphne Oxenford.

Six selected years in radio history with Daphne Oxenford.

Six selected years in radio's history, recalling the BBC's 21st birthday.

Six selected years in radio's history, recalling the BBC's 21st birthday - and its total dedication to the war effort.

This was the year the BBC came of age and celebrated its 21st birthday: it was a BBC now totally dedicated to the war effort.

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The BBC turns 21, and is totally dedicated to the war effort. With Daphne Oxenford.

The BBC turns 21, and is totally dedicated to the war effort. Six selected years in radio history with Daphne Oxenford.

The BBC turns 21 - and is totally dedicated to the war effort.

Six selected years in radio history with Daphne Oxenford.

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Dick Barton hits the airwaves and BBC Children's Hour turns 25. Six years in radio history

Dick Barton hits the airwaves, and BBC Children's Hour turns 25. Six selected years in radio history with Daphne Oxenford.

Dick Barton hits the airwaves - and BBC Children's Hour turns 25.

Six selected years in radio history with Daphne Oxenford.

Six selected years in radio's history, recalling Dick Barton's arrival on the airwaves.

Six selected years in radio's history, recalling Dick Barton's arrival on the airwaves and Children's Hour's 25th Anniversary.

Dick Barton stormed onto the airwaves, Children's Hour celebrated its 25th anniversary and scientists debated atomic power.

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Tony Hancock's diary, and records banned from the BBC airwaves.

Tony Hancock's diary, and records banned from the BBC airwaves. Six selected years in radio history with Daphne Oxenford.

Six selected years in radio history with Daphne Oxenford.

From Suez to 'Motoring for the Motorist' via the Moon and 'The Goon Show'.

Six selected years in radio's history.

Another Year in the Life of BBC Radio - from the Suez Crisis to 'Motoring for the Motorist' via the Moon and the Goons.

The year the BBC changed the shipping forecast, embarked on a Journey Into Space and went Motoring With The Motorist.

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From Two-Way Family Favourites to portable transistors. Six selected years in radio history with Daphne Oxenford.

From Two-Way Family Favourites to portable transistors. With Daphne Oxenford.

From 'Two-Way Family Favourites' to portable transistors.

Six selected years in radio history with Daphne Oxenford.

With Daphne Oxenford.

The BBC was 40 years old.

Britain's airwaves hummed with portable transistors.

Britain's airwaves hummed with portable transistors tuning in to Easy Beat and Housewives' Choice.

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BBC local stations begin and national radio is numbered from 1 to 4. With Daphne Oxenford.

BBC local stations begin and national radio is numbered from 1 to 4. Six selected years in radio history with Daphne Oxenford.

BBC local stations begin and national radio is numbered from 1 to 4.

With Daphne Oxenford.

Six selected years in radio history with Daphne Oxenford.

1, 2, 3 and 4.

Six selected years in radio's history.

BBC local stations came on-air, and it was national radio by numbers: 1, 2, 3 and 4.

BBC Local Radio went on the air, and the Home, Light and Third stations closed down, to be born again as Radios 1, 2, 3, and 4.

In 1967 Local Radio went on the air, and the Home, Light and Third closed down, to be born again as Radios 1, 2, 3, and 4.