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Brian Hayes programme - Maiden flight of Concorde

Title
Brian Hayes programme - Maiden flight of Concorde
Genre
News report; Interview; News bulletin; Phone-in; Advertisement; Special; Jingle; Technical
TX Date
21 Jan 1976
Year of production
1976
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Duration
01:01:32
Description
The Brian Hayes programme live at Heathrow Airport for the first commercial flight of Concorde. The British Airways Concorde is flying to Bahrain; simultaneously, Air France is launching its first commercial flight from Paris to Rio de Janeiro. Christopher Hourmouzious reports live from the roof of the Tavern in the Sky on the take-off of Concorde. Minister of Aviation, Julian Amery commends the achievement of Concorde. We also hear from John Cochrane, deputy chief test pilot; Terry Hughes, author of the book, Battle for Concorde; Andrew Wilson of the anti-Concorde lobby. Actor Roy Kinnear reads Barry Winchester’s competition-winning poem on Concorde. Midday news from Douglas Cameron follows, covering Concorde’s maiden flight and including a speech from Trade Secretary, Peter Shore. Norman Baxter also gives a travel update. Brian Hayes then speaks to listeners about Concorde’s launch. Ends with Dominic Allan introducing the sports news before being cut off. Various news bulletins, adverts and stock updates throughout.
Contributors
Brian Hayes; Peter Shore; Julian Amery; Douglas Cameron; Dominic Allan; Andrew Wilson; Christopher Hourmouzious; Roy Kinnear; Barry Winchester; Terry Hughes; Norman Baxter; John Cochrane
Keywords
Aircraft; Airports; Heathrow Airport; British Airways; Pilots; Aeroplanes; Aerospace industry; Concorde; Air France; Aircraft engineering; Aircraft research

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