John Bennett's Radio Years

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20070311

Relive the highs and lows of days gone by as they are portayed in the BBC NI archive.

Do memories mature like good wine or go sour as they age?

On MW only from 2.30pm-4.45pm:

Sunday Sportsound: Jerome Quinn focuses on National Football League as Fermanagh face Mayo in Division 1A.

Plus news of how other Ulster counties are faring.

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John Bennett takes a trip down memory lane through the BBC Radio Ulster archive, with music and interviews evoking the spirit of bygone days.

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John Bennett takes a trip down memory lane through the BBC Radio Ulster archive, with music and interviews evoking the spirit of bygone days.

John Bennett takes a trip down memory lane through the BBC Radio Ulster archive.

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John Bennett takes a trip down memory lane through the BBC Radio Ulster archive.

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John Bennett goes back to 1961 with a selection of programmes from the BBC archive, including a story about a horse in leather boots and a Mynah bird with a Ballymena accent.

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John Bennett revisits the BBC archives, uncovering the spirit of days gone by.

He goes back to 1935 to uncover a grumpy old man, an eye-witness account of a pioneering aviation achievement and a state funeral in Belfast, plus some of the year's most popular music.

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John Bennett revisits the BBC archives, uncovering the spirit of days gone by.

He goes back to 1984 where there is news of an earthquake hitting part of Britain, the thoughts of a Bangor schoolboy who became an English MP and the passing of a local sporting legend.

Plus some of the year's hit records.

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John Bennett revisits the BBC archives, uncovering the spirit of days gone by.

He goes back to 1948 where there is Irish success on the rugby pitch and the directors of the County Down railway receive a firm telling off.

Plus the 500 strong choir of the Public Elementary Schools of Belfast perform for the BBC.

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John Bennett revisits the BBC archives, uncovering the spirit of days gone by.

He goes back to 1979, recalling the days of shopping in Belfast with security checks.

Plus butter mountains, wine lakes and island life on Rathlin.

Including some of the year's hit records.

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John Bennett revisits the BBC archives, uncovering the spirit of days gone by.

He goes back to 1955 for some classic Ulster comedy, the end of a Royal romance and an unusual honour for a wartime leader.

Plus some of the year's hit records.

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John Bennett presents selections from the Radio Ulster archive evoking 1976, with its long hot summer, the first commercial supersonic flight and the founding of the Peace People.

John Bennett presents selections from the Radio Ulster archive evoking 1976.

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John Bennett delves into the archives for 1963 to bring us local reaction to the death of President Kennedy, a scandal at Westminster and memories of Ulster poet Louis McNeice.

John Bennett delves into the BBC sound archives for 1963.

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John looks back at 1933 when the world was in recession, a coalition government was in office at Westminster and an Irish motorcyclist was setting records at the Isle of Man TT.

John Bennett looks back at recordings from 1933 in the BBC Radio Ulster archive.

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John recalls music and events from 1980: the year of the Olympic boycott, the Iranian Embassy siege in London and Billy Bingham's return as Northern Ireland's football manager.

John Bennett looks back at recordings from 1980 in the BBC Radio Ulster archive.

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John Bennett finds wartime music and memories in the BBC archive for 1940.

With stories about daring rescues in the Atlantic, escape from occupied France and the London Blitz.

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John Bennett looks back at music and events from 1991, the year in which the first Gulf war ended, the Soviet Union collapsed and the Goons celebrated their 40th anniversary.

John Bennett looks back at some of the music, news and events from 1991.

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John Bennett looks through the BBC archives for 1956, recalling the Suez crisis, the opening of the world's first nuclear power station and Belfast singer Ruby Murray.

John Bennett looks through the BBC archives for 1956.