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  1. Archive Pioneers: Saviours of Sound at the BBC (2010)

    Subject
    History; Media studies; Technology

    The BBC was nearly ten years old when it installed its first recording machine, but tapes and discs soon began to pile up in Broadcasting House. Through broadcasts, internal BBC interviews and recordings...

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  2. Alistair Cooke: The Essential Letters from America: 2000 - 2004 (2010)

    Subject
    History; Politics & government
    Distribution
    Sale, Audio (CD, 300 minutes), £18.35

    This last selection of Cooke’s letters focuses on the turbulent times in the US in the first years of the new millennium, covering the famously controversial 2000 election, in which George W. Bush narrowly...

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  3. British Writers: The Spoken Word (2008)

    Subject
    English language and literature; Literature
    Distribution
    Sale, Audio (CD, 214 minutes), £19.50

    This three-CD compilation forms part of the British Library’s series of documentary recordings by English-language authors and playwrights. 30 British writers are represented, talking about their lives and...

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  4. American Writers: The Spoken Word (2008)

    Subject
    Drama; English language and literature; Literature
    Distribution
    Sale, Audio (CD, 210 minutes), £19.50

    This three-CD set includes recordings of 27 celebrated American writers, starting from the earliest generation whose voices survive. The majority of the recordings derive from BBC radio broadcasts, in which...

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  5. Ted Hughes- Poems and Short Stories: The Spoken Word (2008)

    Subject
    Drama; English language and literature; Literature
    Distribution
    Sale, Audio (CD), £15.50

    The first of a pair of 2-CD sets drawn from the BBC radio broadcasts of Ted Hughes features live and studio recordings of the poet introducing and reading his own work. The recordings include his earliest...

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  6. Ted Hughes - Poetry in the Making: The Spoken Word (2008)

    Subject
    Drama; English language and literature; Literature
    Distribution
    Sale, Audio (CD, 139 minutes), £15.50

    This double CD draws on the broadcasts Ted Hughes made for schools, particularly the highly praised LISTENING AND WRITING series, later published as ‘Poetry in the Making’, in which Hughes aimed to...

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  7. George Barker: The Spoken Word (2008)

    Subject
    Drama; English language and literature; Literature
    Distribution
    Sale, Audio (CD, 72 minutes), £9.70

    T.S. Eliot described George Barker as a genius, and W.B. Yeats compared his rhythmic invention to that of Gerard Manley Hopkins. Drawing primarily on previously unpublished BBC broadcasts spanning the years...

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  8. Edith Sitwell: The Spoken Word (2008)

    Subject
    Drama; English language and literature; Literature
    Distribution
    Sale, Audio (CD, 71 minutes), £9.70

    Edith Sitwell was the queen of twentieth-century English poetry, majestically attired in performance and distinctly regal in her delivery. Drawing on previously unpublished BBC broadcasts, this CD presents a...

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  9. Radio Broadcast History Films DVD (2007)

    Subject
    Engineering; Technology
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0, 180 minutes), $9.99

    A collection of archival films relating to the history of radio broadcasting.

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  10. W.H. Auden: The Spoken Word (2007)

    Subject
    English language and literature; Literature
    Distribution
    Sale, Audio (CD, 131 minutes), £16.00

    A 2-CD set of surviving BBC radio broadcasts of W.H. Auden, released to commemorate the centenary of the poet’s birth. Features sleeve notes by Andrew Motion, Poet Laureate. The two discs feature Auden in...

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