Hello Again: Nine decades of radio voices (Paperback)Simon Elmes (author)
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It's now ninety years since the BBC made its first broadcast and the British love affair with radio began.
This book is a journey through that fascinating history and a celebration of the many wonderful voices that were part of it: Marion Cran, who pioneered the first gardening programme in the 1920s; The Goons and Kenneth Horne, comedy greats of the 1950s; John Peel, Alan Freeman, Kenny Everett and other heroes of the pirate stations; all the way up to Eddie Mair, Fi Glover and Danny Baker, the much-loved voices of today.
A delightful blend of insight, history and nostalgia, Hello Again will appeal to any radio aficionado.
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 277 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm
Pulses with [Elmes'] own love of the medium ... an engaging read * Scotsman *
Elmes' beguiling book offers an appealing blend of history and nostalgia * Good Book Guide *
[A] charming history of the call signs, catch-phrases, repetitions and modulations of tone that make up the world of the radio ... The stories behind the voices are told with real affection for the subject * Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine *
[A] fascinating book charting the story of the great and forgotten names of radio from today and the last nine decades * Full House magazine *
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