3: The Ditch and Six House Parties
Musician and wildlife sound recordist, Chris Watson, looks at the ways technology has changed the radio we listen to.
Since he was first given a tape recorder in 1967, musician and wildlife sound recordist, Chris Watson, has been fascinated by the possibilities of sound. In three one-hour instalments, he tells the story of the technological advances in radio from the first Outside Broadcast, through the Radiophonic Workshop and to advent of podcasting.
In this programme we hear some of Chris's favourite radio moments.
‘The Ditch’ [BBC R4 2010]
‘Six House Parties’ from Ross Sutherland’s 'Imaginary Advice' [Podcast]
Producer: Jessica Treen
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in 2018.
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