On The Air

Steven Connor breathes in and out and thinks about the air, an overlooked essential in all our lives.

Air is more than a universal physical necessity - the ideas of air and breath are diffused through the poetry, rituals and symbolism of all cultures.

We not only live on air, we also subsist on the complex idea of air.

Contributions from medical historians, classicists, air-therapists, musicians and the sound of the air itself help explore three aspects of the air - its positive associations with power; its negative associations with corruption, disease and intoxication; and the emerging idea of the air as a medium or habitat.

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Steven Connor breathes in and out and thinks about the air, an overlooked essential in all our lives.

Air is more than a universal physical necessity - the ideas of air and breath are diffused through the poetry, rituals and symbolism of all cultures.

We not only live on air, we also subsist on the complex idea of air.

Contributions from medical historians, classicists, air-therapists, musicians and the sound of the air itself help explore three aspects of the air - its positive associations with power; its negative associations with corruption, disease and intoxication; and the emerging idea of the air as a medium or habitat.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 03 October 199019901003

Producer: R.

EDIS

Next in series: 10 October 1990

Previous in series: 26 September 1990

Description

A light-hearted nostalgia quiz covering over 60 years of radio history.

Subject Categories

quiz shows (programme format)

programmes about radio (genre)

Broadcast history

03 Oct 1990 19:02-19:30 (RADIO 2)

Contributors

David Rider

Richard Edis (Producer)

Dick Vosburgh (Speaker)

Brian Matthew (Speaker)

Margaret Howard (Speaker)

Adrian Juste (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-07-10

Programme Catalogue - Details: 04 September 199119910904

Producer: R.

EDIS

Next in series: 11 September 1991

Previous in series: 04 September 1991

Description

A light-hearted nostalgia quiz covering over 60 years of radio history.

Strolling down memory lane are Benny Hill, Patricia Hayes, Pearl Hackney and Chris Serle.

Devised and presented by David Rider.

Produced by Richard Edis.

***CATALOGUING FOR THIS PROGRAMME WILL BE ADDED AT A LATER DATE***

Subject Categories

quiz shows (programme format)

programmes about radio (genre)

Broadcast history

04 Sep 1991 19:02-19:30 (RADIO 2)

07 Mar 1992 19:02-19:30 (RADIO 2)

Contributors

Colin Berry (ann)

Richard Edis (Producer)

Chris Serle (Speaker)

Patricia Hayes (Speaker)

David Rider (Speaker)

Benny Hill (Speaker)

Pearl Hackney (Speaker)

Recorded on 1991-06-30.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 04 September 199119910918

First broadcast on 1991-09-04

Producer: R.

EDIS

Next in series: 04 September 1991

Previous in series: 28 August 1991

Broadcast history

18 Sep 1991 19:02-19:30 (RADIO 2)

Recorded on 1991-06-16.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 07 August 199119910807

Producer: R.

EDIS

Next in series: 14 August 1991

Previous in series: 07 November 1990

Description

A light-hearted nostalgia quiz covering over 60 years of radio history.

Strolling down memory lane are Benny Hill, Patricia Hayes, Pearl Hackney and Chris Serle.

Devised and presented by David Rider.

Produced by Richard Edis.

Subject Categories

quiz shows (programme format)

programmes about radio (genre)

Broadcast history

07 Aug 1991 19:02-19:30 (RADIO 2)

15 Feb 1992 19:02-19:30 (RADIO 2)

Contributors

Colin Berry (ann)

Richard Edis (Producer)

Chris Serle (Speaker)

Patricia Hayes (Speaker)

David Rider (Speaker)

Benny Hill (Speaker)

Pearl Hackney (Speaker)

Recorded on 1991-06-30.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 07 November 199019901107

Producer: R.

EDIS

Next in series: 07 August 1991

Previous in series: 31 October 1990

Description

A light-hearted nostalgia quiz covering over 60 years of radio history.

Subject Categories

quiz shows (programme format)

programmes about radio (genre)

Broadcast history

07 Nov 1990 19:02-19:30 (RADIO 2)

Contributors

David Rider

Richard Edis (Producer)

Barry Cryer (Speaker)

Spike Milligan (Speaker)

Michael Bentine (Speaker)

Benny Lee (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-07-17

Programme Catalogue - Details: 10 October 199019901010

Producer: R.

EDIS

Next in series: 17 October 1990

Previous in series: 03 October 1990

Description

A light-hearted nostalgia quiz covering over 60 years of radio history.

Subject Categories

quiz shows (programme format)

programmes about radio (genre)

Broadcast history

10 Oct 1990 19:02-19:30 (RADIO 2)

Contributors

David Rider

Richard Edis (Producer)

Barry Cryer (Speaker)

Spike Milligan (Speaker)

Michael Bentine (Speaker)

Benny Lee (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-07-17

Programme Catalogue - Details: 11 September 199119910911

Producer: R.

EDIS

Next in series: 25 September 1991

Previous in series: 04 September 1991

Description

A light-hearted nostalgia quiz covering over 60 years of radio history.

Strolling down memory lane are John Junkin, John Benson, John Dunn and Brian Matthew.

Devised and presented by David Rider.

Produced by Richard Edis.

Subject Categories

quiz shows (programme format)

programmes about radio (genre)

Broadcast history

11 Sep 1991 19:02-19:30 (RADIO 2)

14 Mar 1992 19:02-19:30 (RADIO 2)

Contributors

Andrew Lane (ann)

Richard Edis (Producer)

John Dunn (Speaker)

John Junkin (Speaker)

Brian Matthew (Speaker)

David Rider (Speaker)

John Benson (Speaker)

Recorded on 1991-06-23.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 14 August 199119910814

Producer: R.

EDIS

Next in series: 28 August 1991

Previous in series: 07 August 1991

Description

A light-hearted nostalgia quiz covering over 60 years of radio history.

Strolling down memory lane are John Junkin, John Benson, John Dunn and Brian Matthew.

Devised and presented by David Rider.

Produced by Richard Edis.

Subject Categories

quiz shows (programme format)

programmes about radio (genre)

Broadcast history

14 Aug 1991 19:02-19:30 (RADIO 2)

22 Feb 1992 19:02-19:30 (RADIO 2)

Contributors

Andrew Lane (ann)

Richard Edis (Producer)

John Dunn (Speaker)

John Junkin (Speaker)

Brian Matthew (Speaker)

David Rider (Speaker)

John Benson (Speaker)

Recorded on 1991-06-23.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 17 October 199019901017

Producer: R.

EDIS

Next in series: 24 October 1990

Previous in series: 10 October 1990

Description

A light-hearted nostalgia quiz covering over 60 years of radio history.

Subject Categories

quiz shows (programme format)

programmes about radio (genre)

Broadcast history

17 Oct 1990 19:02-19:30 (RADIO 2)

Contributors

David Rider

Richard Edis (Producer)

Barry Took (Speaker)

Roy Hudd (Speaker)

Bob Holness (Speaker)

Peter Goodwright (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-06-26

Programme Catalogue - Details: 19 September 199019900919

Producer: R.

EDIS

Next in series: 26 September 1990

Previous in series: 26 September 1989

Description

A light-hearted nostalgia quiz covering over 60 years of radio history.

Subject Categories

quiz shows (programme format)

programmes about radio (genre)

Broadcast history

19 Sep 1990 19:02-19:30 (RADIO 2)

Contributors

David Rider

Richard Edis (Producer)

Barry Took (Speaker)

Roy Hudd (Speaker)

Bob Holness (Speaker)

Peter Goodwright (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-06-26

Programme Catalogue - Details: 24 October 199019901024

Producer: R.

EDIS

Next in series: 31 October 1990

Previous in series: 17 October 1990

Broadcast history

24 Oct 1990 19:02-19:30 (RADIO 2)

Recorded on 1990-07-03

Programme Catalogue - Details: 25 September 199119910925

Producer: R.

EDIS

Next in series: 24 July 1993

Previous in series: 11 September 1991

Description

A light-hearted nostalgia quiz covering over 60 years of radio history.

Strolling down memory lane are Bob Holness, Barry Cryer, Desmond Carrington and Dick Vosburgh.

Devised and presented by David Rider.

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Subject Categories

quiz shows (programme format)

programmes about radio (genre)

Broadcast history

25 Sep 1991 19:02-19:30 (RADIO 2)

21 Mar 1992 19:02-19:30 (RADIO 2)

Contributors

James Gordon (ann)

Richard Edis (Producer)

Barry Cryer (Speaker)

Bob Holness (Speaker)

Dick Vosburgh (Speaker)

David Rider (Speaker)

Desmond Carrington (Speaker)

Recorded on 1991-07-14.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 26 September 199019900926

Producer: R.

EDIS

Next in series: 03 October 1990

Previous in series: 19 September 1990

Description

A light-hearted nostalgia quiz covering over 60 years of radio history.

Subject Categories

quiz shows (programme format)

programmes about radio (genre)

Broadcast history

26 Sep 1990 19:02-19:30 (RADIO 2)

Contributors

David Rider

Richard Edis (Producer)

John Junkin (Speaker)

Richard Murdoch (Speaker)

Denise Coffey (Speaker)

Charles Chilton (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-07-03

Programme Catalogue - Details: 28 August 199119910828

Producer: R.

EDIS

Next in series: 04 September 1991

Previous in series: 14 August 1991

Description

A light-hearted nostalgia quiz covering over 60 years of radio history.

Strolling down memory lane are Bob Holness, Barry Cryer, Desmond Carrington and Dick Vosburgh.

Devised and presented by David Rider.

Subject Categories

quiz shows (programme format)

programmes about radio (genre)

Broadcast history

28 Aug 1991 19:02-19:30 (RADIO 2)

29 Feb 1992 19:02-19:30 (RADIO 2)

Contributors

James Gordon (ann)

Richard Edis (Producer)

Barry Cryer (Speaker)

Bob Holness (Speaker)

Dick Vosburgh (Speaker)

David Rider (Speaker)

Desmond Carrington (Speaker)

Recorded on 1991-07-14.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 31 October 199019901031

Producer: R.

EDIS

Next in series: 07 November 1990

Previous in series: 24 October 1990

Description

A light-hearted nostalgia quiz covering over 60 years of radio history.

Subject Categories

quiz shows (programme format)

programmes about radio (genre)

Broadcast history

31 Oct 1990 19:02-19:30 (RADIO 2)

Contributors

David Rider

Richard Edis (Producer)

Dick Vosburgh (Speaker)

Brian Matthew (Speaker)

Margaret Howard (Speaker)

Adrian Juste (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-07-10