84-year-old Ted Boseley gives Mark Burman a tour of the nuclear bunker he has built underneath his Somerset home. Declares that it has "a serious purpose, with amusing overtones". Strong local accent.
PRE:Lives in what he describes as a bungalow - actually a two-room wooden shack. Originally, intended bunker as store for his potatoes. Did it all himself. Stores he will take - apple dumplings, potatoes, etc. Doesn't dislike women, but doesn't want to live with one - couldn't have his own way.Will take his cat - and cat litter. People always interested, especially children. Definite threat from Hinkley Point - only 15 miles away. Act. from R4's 1800 Hrs News from time of Chernobyl explosion. Will take some books, typewriter. Won't be bored. Reckons he would be able to survive a month. Purpose behind it - serious matter "with amusing overtones".
18 Jul 1990 11:47-12:00 (RADIO 4)
22 Jul 1990 16:47-17:00 (RADIO 4)
Mark Burman (int)
Ted Boseley (Speaker)
Notes: CAIRS 442447
First broadcast on 1990-07-18