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Thread #52044 Message #795443
Posted By: GUEST,folkiedave
02-Oct-02 - 10:16 AM
Thread Name: Radio Ballads (MacColl/Parker)
Subject: RE: Radio Ballads (MacColl/Parker)
About ten years ago on a History Workshop weekend in Sheffield a gentleman from the open university did a piece on the 1930's BBC. Included in this was an early "version" of the Radio Ballads.
The difference was really that this was real "worker as hero" stuff - but with actuality of steelworks for instance but not too much of people, who were represented by actors.
Sadsly I have forgotten his name but he was reasonably well-known in this early broadcasting history area of academic research.