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Clyde Shipbuilding


Timings are approximate and given in hours and minutes from the start of the Zone.

00:01 Past Lives with Mark Stephen

00:10 Clydebuilt Luxury: Elaine C Smith on the QE2

00:37 Songlines - Shipbuilding: Pat Kane and Robert Wyatt discuss Elvis Costello's poignant ballad.

01:03 Professional Portrait - William Mitchell: 1943 interview with former Clyde shipyard worker.

01:34 Clydebuilt Comics: Nicolas Parsons recalls some of the fine comedians who worked in the yards, including the Big Yin Billy Connolly.

02:32 Clydebuilt Luxury: Elaine C Smith concludes her history of the QE2.

02:58 Song of the Clyde: A radio impression of the river.

03:27 Covert Confederates: Mark Stephen tells how the Clyde ship yards played a vital role in the American Cival War.

03:53 Requiem for the Clyde: Reflecting the turbulent rise and fall of Glasgow's shipbuilding industry.

Release date:

5 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Wed 8 Jul 2009 00:30