Monday, October 01, 2007

Time Warp Monday

BBC Radio networks in the UK are celebrating 40 years as the rebranded Radio 1, 2, 3, and 4. Its been a low-key affair, but actually quite pleasant mix of discussion and look-back programmes. One of the most interesting though is a 2 hour "as-broadcast" replay of a Kenny Everett programme that he made when re-joining the BBC in 1981. What is wierd is the junction half way through, when Kenny crosses to the newsroom and they give (of course) the latest news about the current disturbances in Burma. Kenny also gives a couple of weather forecasts which also seem as though they (could) be live - thunderstorms and rain. If ever there is a curious example of a bridge spanning 25 and 40 years, it is this programme. Although Kenny did quite a bit of TV, I think he was his funniest on the wacky wireless. Must have taken him hours to record the skits - whereas today multitracking is simply on even the cheapest pieces of audio editing software.

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