Magnetic Memories

Claire White presents stories from the past, captured on tape by Radio Scotland's listeners.

show more detailshow less detail

Episodes

EpisodeTitleFirst
Broadcast
RepeatedComments
2007122720071228 (RS)

Claire White dips into the extraordinary personal archive of the late Archie P Lee, one of BBC Scotland's most prolific and remarkable producers.

0120070812
0120070825
01The Girl Pat2006070220061228 (RS)
20070513 (RS)

70 years ago a boat sailed from Grimsby, but the story of The Girl Pat and its crew is more than just a fishing trip to the North Sea.

1/10. The Girl Pat: Stories from Scotland's past. 70 years ago a boat sailed from Grimsby, but the story of The Girl Pat and its crew is more than just a fishing trip to the North Sea.

022006070920070520 (RS)

This week, a glimpse at 1960s Scottish family life through audio letters exchanged between friends.

0220070819
02Hugh Mcdermid2007090120080119 (RS)

Claire White uncovers the family sound recordings that reveal the private man behind the public persona of Scottish poet Hugh Macdiarmid

0320070915
03Hercules2006071620070527 (RS)
20070101 (RS)

Maggie and Andy Robin tell the story of their grizzly bear Hercules who captured hearts and headlines worldwide.

03Hospital Radio20070826

volunteer John Murray delves into his personal sound archive and shares stories about the history of hospital broadcasting in Scotland. Featuring contributions from Gordon Brown, Richard Park and Ken Bruce

042006072320070102 (RS)

This week, Doug Ferguson from Scone recalls his days as a radio mechanic in the war.

0420070603
04Rudolf Hess In Scotland.2007090220070922 (RS)

Eye-witness accounts of Hess' flight over Scotland during WWII inspire Claire White to dust off old sound recordings charting this momentous event in Nazi history.

052006073020070610 (RS)
20061229 (RS)

This week a 1970s classroom project brings early 20th century Dundee to life.

05Letters From Africa2007090920070929 (RS)

Audio letters exchanged between Scotland and southern Africa during the 1960s tell the story of one missionary nurse's extraordinary life in the country now known as Botswana.

0620060806

This week the story of Tom Anderson from Shetland whose archive recordings have preserved a unique fiddle culture.

0620070617
0620071006
06 LAST20070916
07The Highland Games2006081320070103 (RS)

Claire White digs out Highland Games recordings from the BBC sound archives and meets some of the best known names from past and present.

07 LAST20071013

Claire White presents stories from the past, captured on tape by Radio Scotland's listeners.

08The Loch Ness Monster20060820

This week's BBC archive recordings tell the story of Loch Ness Monster sightings through the ages.

09The Grampian Tape Service For The Blind20060827

Outdoors enthusiast Duncan Simpson tells of a life in sound recording, including the establishment of Grampian Tape Service for the Blind.

10 LASTListeners Tapes20060903

The series concludes with a compilation of the vintage recordings sent in to the show.