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Thread #145645 Message #3371109
Posted By: ChrisJBrady
03-Jul-12 - 01:21 AM
Thread Name: BBC Radio Ballads 2012
Subject: RE: BBC Radio Ballads 2012
The music and songs of ep 1 were OK albeit the latter's words were indistinct. Were they specially composed for the programme? But the style was more of a musical documentary than a Charles Parker-type Radio Ballad per se. Who were the presenters / historians(?) who read the scripts about the original Games in Greece? What were their sources of such information? Who were the supposed athletes from the 1948 Games who were interviewed? Were the interviews from still living participants or taken from previous recordings? There was so much that didn't fit in with the traditional Radio Ballad format. If the programme was two year's in the making it was disappointing. For people who are already sick of the 2012 Olympics before they've even begun these pseudo-RB these programmes needed to be far better researched and informstive. If they eventually appear on CD I would not buy them. I didn't even bother to record this one. IMHO not a good start.