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John W



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:43 pm    Post subject: The Light Programme Reply with quote

Just spotted this website

http://sixtiesbritain.co.uk/

with a six part article series on The Light Programme with links to archived comedy shows,

http://sixtiesbritain.co.uk/entertainment/2010/08/17/the-bbc-light-program-part-1/
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Andy W



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another show from the archives, this one celebrating the Light Programme and broadcast on Radio 2 back in July 1995. The presenter is Chris Stuart.

Download here: The Light Programme
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John W



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A colleague of mine on other forums has a website on light orchestras who regularly broadcast on the Light Programme, and has upoaded several broadcasts here

http://www.mastersofmelody.co.uk/

Look for the blue speaker
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a great site that Brian runs.

Whilst it's good to hear the old comedies on BBC Radio 7 what a shame the BBC can't find a slot to repeat some of the old music shows. What happened to all those recordings by the various Radio Orchestras I wonder.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Must ask Brian Reynolds about what recordings/broadcasts have been saved from the Light Programme, clearly he has a source for what he has provided already.

The sound files he has upoaded are very low rate mp3 but are listenable so I assume then that the 'originals' he has are of high quality, are presumably not home-recorded reel-to-reel tapes, though some of these of course were good recorders. So, hopefully there is a good archive either at the BBC or elsewhere. I have some LPs of BBC radio orchestras, I think only from the 1960s.
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