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Thread #61093   Message #980014
Posted By: Noreen
09-Jul-03 - 02:34 PM
Thread Name: Singing/Fishing BBCRadio2 tonight
Subject: Singing/Fishing BBCRadio2 tonight
From the BBC website:

20:00 Mike Harding

2/2. The second special programme celebrating the forty-fifth anniversary of the groundbreaking 'Radio Ballad' broadcasts. Mike Harding devotes his show to a full re-broadcast of a digitally enhanced version of Peggy Seeger and Ewan MacColl's prize-winning radio ballad.

Singing The Fishing

This hour-long show, produced by the legendary Charles Parker, was the third Radio Ballad, originally broadcast in August 1960, and tells the story of three generations of herring fishermen in East Anglia and Scotland. It hasn't been heard in full on BBC Radio for 15 years.

Seeger, MacColl and Parker's ballads pioneered new ways of storytelling using a mixture of songs, speech and location sound, and the series of eight ballads, broadcast from 1958 to 1964, revolutionised radio production. Tonight's programme will also include the opportunity to win a full set of the eight radio ballads, which are available on the Topic record label.