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Thread #14871   Message #130466
Posted By: GeorgeH
01-Nov-99 - 12:49 PM
Thread Name: Radio Ballads
Subject: RE: Radio Ballads
It seems to me that one reason why there couldn't have been a canals RB is that there was no longer a significant canal industry (and canal tourism was in its infancy).

Anyway, yes, I'm in the fortunate position that my wife bought me the set as a wedding aniversary present (mid-September). And I'm still working through them, in their original order; it's fascinating to follow their development.

One strong impression listening to them is how much they lay down the basis for ALL contemporary documentary making (i.e. TV as well as radio).

A long-overdue (re-)release; all congratulations to Topic.

And as I've pointed out before, there are reviews of many of the series over on Musical Traditions:

http://www.mustrad.org.uk

(each review by a different reviewer)

(assuming these revews have survived MusTrads recent web site trauma . .)

G.