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Celebrating 90 years of BBC radio - short features marking some memorable radio moments.
On 18 April the BBC decided there was nothing newsworthy, so broadcast piano music instead
Poet Ezra Pound writes an opera for radio & listens to it on the BBC in an Italian kitchen
Lord Reith introduces what would become the World Service.
Soft Lights and Sweet Music from one of the first black women on the BBC.
An early excursion to record the 'actual' leads to a hop picking holiday.
Suffragette and composer Dame Ethel Smyth remembers meeting her hero in 1877.
Charles Chilton & his sacking threat for sounding "too cockney" on his "jazz" programme
Secretary Marie Slocombe defies her bosses to become the unsung heroine of the BBC Archive
Swastikas & fairylights: a chilling reminder that journalism is the first draft of history
Friedrich Engels, Joan Littlewood and working class voices from Manchester and Salford.
Arthur Smith visits the Broadcasting House flat lived in by another Arthur, Arthur Askey.
Vera Lynn presents a weekly letter in words and music.
When radio is finally banned in Guernsey, one man risks his life to listen.
George Orwell leaves the BBC. Tosco Fyvel who worked for the BBC German service tells all.
Child evacuee, Jill Freud, discovers that her new landlord is also a radio hero.
A call from homeless children who've been Nazi captives to relatives in Britain.
A slice of optimistic post-war life from a northern holiday camp.
Eric Robson revisits a question about DDT for Gardener's Question Time's first outing.
The famous soap remembered by Gillian Reynolds and satirised by Round The Horne.
Excerpts from The BBC Variety Programmes Policy Guide For Writers and Producers.