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Music While You Work

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Music While You Work


Music While You Work - 27/09/67 (final broadcast)

From June 1940 this long-running series broadcast two live bands a day to British factory workers to increase wartime productivity and morale. By the end of the war 5 million workers in over 9000 factories were tuning in.

The programme continued after the war but by 1967 it seemed outdated and ceased when the Light Programme became Radios 1 and 2.

With live bands every day, there seemed no need to record programmes for future use and posterity was not considered, and so no complete editions existed in the Archives at all until a Treasure Hunt caller offered a number of complete programmes.

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