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London Calling - 1600

Synopsis
Radio broadcast. Written and arranged in Elizabethan English by Herbert Farjeon, Radio Times announces this programme as being an "impression - a conjecture - a shot in the dark at what listeners might have heard had broadcasting been invented in the reign of Queen Elizabeth". Among the items sure to comprise an evening’s programme are "Relays of Master Will Shakespeare’s plays from the Globe Theatre" (Stowell, op.cit).
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Transmission details
15 Apr 1936 at 22:00 (Channel: BBC National Programme)
Duration
60 mins

Credits

Producer
Mary Hope Allen
Writer
Herbert Farjeon
Contributor
Diana Poulton
Adaptor for Radio
Herbert Farjeon
Cast
Carleton Hobbs 
D. Hay Petrie 
Eric Anderson 
F. G. Blandford 
Harold Reese 
Joyce Bland 
Norman Shelley 
Richard Ainley 
Stanley Lathbury 

Additional Details

Production type
Other
Keywords
Elizabethan drama; radio broadcasting; Elizabethan English; Time Travel

Notes

Notes
An extract of the production was recorded and is available for listening at the British Library Sound Archive (BBC recording reference: 1006-1007)
Reviews
A short article on ‘Listening in the Year 1600’ by Gordon Stowell introduces the programme (Radio Times, 16 April 1936, p. 17). Source: Radio Times, issue dated 16 April 1936, p. 42.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/nsa External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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