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Endangered Sounds

Saturday 10 February 2007 10:30-11:00 (Radio 4 FM)


The melodramatic clang of the old style police car bell, the tranquil tick of a grandfather clock; the warm purr of the old dialling tone - all formerly familiar, all under threat of extinction or already consigned to the sound file marked nostalgia.

Simon Fanshawe examines the idea of a changing soundscape and asks whether we care about the passing of evocative sounds, and looks at which sounds will immortalise the 21st Century.

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