BBC 4 Television are running a themed series of programming under the banner of ‘Radio Week’. Here are some of the highlights…
Sunday 30 September 11:40 pm
Arena: Today Carshalton Beeches…Tomorrow Croydon (1981)
This programme looks at John Peel‘s role in the rock world and that of his radio show producer, John Walters.
Sunday 30 September 12:20 am
Arena: Caroline 199 – A Pirate’s Tale
Radio Caroline, founded in 1964 by Ronan O’Rahilly, gave many DJs their first break. Arena traces the origins of this broadcasting phenomenon.
Tuesday 02 October 10:30 pm
Belgrade’s Radio Warriors: Storyville
In 1989, radio station B-92 started in Belgrade and became a symbol of resistance to Serbian Nationalism. In this film, the workers give an account of life in Belgrade throughout the years of war.
Tuesday 02 October 11:40 pm
Arena: Desert Island Discs
This 1982 episode of Arena marks 40 years of the radio institution that is Desert Island Discs.
Also in this weeks Radio Times there is a picture of our John (p142) in reference to the following programme, however I doubt he’ll figure large in this.
Friday 28 September 2007 7:00 pm
BBC Radio 2 – 60s Season – Documentaries
Don’t Start Me Talking 2 – About Radio
This episode of Don’t Start Me Talking… gives a voice to the most important person in the radio equation – the listener. This is the story of the last days of the BBC’s Light Programme & the birth of Radio 2 told entirely in the words of the great British public. If you were there, it’s how you remember it. If you weren’t – this is how it was!
Let me know if you spot something I haven’t listed here.