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Thread #52044   Message #795382
Posted By: MikeofNorthumbria
02-Oct-02 - 07:32 AM
Thread Name: Radio Ballads (MacColl/Parker)
Subject: RE: Radio Ballads (MacColl/Parker)
Hi folks!

I remember seeing a TV version of "Singing the fishing" many years ago - somebody took the radio version and married it to a montage of film clips and still pictures (very much in the style later used by Ken Burns in his American Civil War history series).

Is there a tape of this broadcast lurking somewhere in the basement of Broadcasting House? If so, would somebody please find and re-issue it?

Failing that,why doesn't the BBC do the decent thing, and put together a new picture package for every one of the Radio Ballads? I'm certain that, if properly done, they would attract viable audiences.