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> Radio ( Wireless? ) Shows
Evan
post 2nd Apr 2009, 02:39pm
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I'm sooo old I remember the wireless! Watch for the hidden questions below which will betray YOUR age!
No TV; coal fire; brown lino round the rug; brown varnish on the doors and skirting; black and white bakelite wireless (well ... my dad was a St Mirren supporter!); mum ironing with iron plugged into light socket on ceiling; dad reading "the dugs" in the paper; me on floor with my Dinkies; wireless always on.
Very early - Listen with Mother - can just remember dancing in a circle with my mum - couldn't pronounce my "r"s properly - singing "ing a ing a oses" !!
Then on Radio Luxembourg:
Dan Dare; Take Your Pick (with Michael Miles of course); Horace Bachelor and his "method" (who knows method for what?); the Ovaltinies; The Irish Sweepstake; others?
Then on the Light Programme:
Journey into Space (David Jacobs playing Lemmy); Dick Barton, Special Agent (what was his connection with a headless horseman?); ITMA (replays); Much Binding in the Marsh; Life with the Lyons; Educating Archie with a young Julie Andrews and an almost as young Max Bygraves (what was "daft" about this show being on the radio?); Workers Playtime; the ONE & ONLY GOON SHOW; then:-
The Navy Lark; Beyond our Ken; Round the Horne; The Clitheroe Kid (best beef sausages in England in Clitheroe, almost as good as Scottish ones!); Family Favourites; Billy Cotton; Sing Something Simple; others?
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post 2nd Apr 2009, 03:10pm
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Used to love a Sunday afternoon as a boy listening to the Nvy Lark and Clitheroe Kid......They are constantly rerunning these on BBC Radio....I tend to listen to then on iplayer
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George Muir
post 2nd Apr 2009, 07:02pm
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post 3rd Apr 2009, 07:25am
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I liked the dramas on 'Childrens' Hour' - particularly those written by Angus McVicar: 'Faraway Island', 'The Grey Pilot' (I named my daughter after the heroine in that one).
Then, on Tuesdays there was 'Down at the Mains', with Teenie Tamson and the Blairkindie Glee Club.
Innocent, unsophisticated days, fondly remembered.
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Evan
post 3rd Apr 2009, 07:35am
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And of course PC 49 with Brian Reece; well before Dixon of Dock Green and in the days when one police constable could apprehend a whole gang of bank robbers. "Hello, hello, hello. Will you come quietly?" "Certainly Guv, only too pleased to" !!!!
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post 3rd Apr 2009, 09:56am
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Too young to remember these, except Dixon of Dock Green.
Whit's a wireless laugh.gif laugh.gif


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Evan
post 3rd Apr 2009, 10:23am
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Dear Brian "the youngster" in Oz.
It's called a "magic box with voices" over there. If you're in a city in Oz, you may just get the "television" - "magic box with voices and neighbours".
LOL (I hope!)
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post 3rd Apr 2009, 11:24am
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When I was a kid, before we had tellies, my uncle who was confined to a wheelchair from 12 years old made a "wireless" using a Swan Vestas matchbox and a crystal. (?)
Called it a "Cat's Whisker".
His metal bedstead was the aerial and you needed a headset but it did work.

Any one know how ?

Beats me even now.


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post 3rd Apr 2009, 11:56am
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Aye THH,

If ye watch ello ello, ye might get an idea!

Ah think the heidphones works using a wee crystal, pass a current through it, and it vibrates /occilates, hence produces sound energy.

Piezolectrical effect, basically a material that can produce lecktricity when stressed, can produce stress when lectricity is shoved through it.

A stylus operates on this principle, crystal headphones use this property tae, but only in reverse

Thats my back o a match boax theory, prolly wrang oanwi

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Evan
post 3rd Apr 2009, 01:43pm
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Hi Rabbie and THH:
I remember my father telling he had made a crystal set in the 20s and used to listen on his headphones to 2LO (pre BBC). Certainly in the 50s, Eagle and Meccano Magazine used to carry instructions for these but as we had the electric "box with the voices" I never saw the point.
You could always borrow some Swarovski and have a go!
Not the correct forum, but wasn't the Eagle great? Dan Dare in pictures to go with Dan Dare on Radio Lux!
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post 3rd Apr 2009, 04:21pm
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post 29th Sep 2009, 02:38am
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I went to the BBC studios on Queen Margaret Drive 4 or 5 times in the early '50s to see episodes of a radio serial being made. There were 2 programs made - the first was called Tammy Troot (I think) and was just 1 man reading what was a children's story. The the full program has a few people on the cast (maybe 6 or 7 - some of them played more than one character) sound effects etc. I think it was a family drama. Does this ring any bells with anyone?

Alex
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post 29th Sep 2009, 08:01am
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QUOTE (AlexK @ 29th Sep 2009, 05:43am) *
I went to the BBC studios on Queen Margaret Drive 4 or 5 times in the early '50s to see episodes of a radio serial being made. There were 2 programs made - the first was called Tammy Troot (I think) and was just 1 man reading what was a children's story. The the full program has a few people on the cast (maybe 6 or 7 - some of them played more than one character) sound effects etc. I think it was a family drama. Does this ring any bells with anyone?

Alex


My guess would be "The McFlannels", with neighbours like the McCottons and an awfy posh lady, Mrs Broderie- Anglaise.


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AlexK
post 30th Sep 2009, 03:58am
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Thanks Bilbo.s Yes - that sounds right. While your description seems comfortable to me, I can't pretend to remember much about the shows. Perhaps I only went for the Tammy Troot segment?

Alex
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post 2nd Oct 2009, 09:28pm
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As Evan says, lights, out coal fire burning and Saturday Night Theatre
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