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James Burke joins Aled Jones

To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, another chance to hear Aled in conversation with broadcaster James Burke who commentated on that historic event.

Aled is in conversation with writer and broadcaster James Burke. Exactly fifty years ago in July 1969, James was the face and voice of the Apollo 11 moon landing as he guided British TV audiences through that historic event.

James tells Aled about the experience of commentating on the mission for hours at a time alongside Patrick Moore. He also recalls how he made the journey from studying Middle English at Oxford and teaching English in Italy to becoming one of our leading science broadcasters through series like ‘Tomorrow’s World’, ‘The Burke Special’ and ‘Connections’.

Aled finds himself in a fascinating conversation with a polymath, now in his eighties, whose love of ideas and art, history and music shows no sign of diminishing.

54 minutes

Music Played

  • Jack Brymer

    Clarinet Quintet in A

  • Miranda Martino

    I'Te Vurria Vasa

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic

    Fanfare for the Common Man

  • Central Band of the Royal Air Force

    Seventeen Come Sunday

  • Andrés Segovia

    Recuerdos de la Alhambra

  • Sir Simon Rattle

    Soave Sia Il Vento

  • Bryan Ferry

    Let's Stick Together

    • Best of Bryan Ferry & Roxy Music.
    • Virgin.

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