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Essential Classics

Time-traveller is a series of micro-productions, each delivering a bite-sized quirky historical story illustrated with music and broadcast as a regular slot in Essential Classics.

Stories:

  • How the railways synchronised time (broadcast 13 September 2017)
  • 17th c Theories of bird migration (broadcast 21 September 2017)
  • Seasides and bathing machines (broadcast 26 September 2017)
  • Stoke Potteries (broadcast 6 October 2017)
  • Soviet Synthesizers & the Sonic Underground (broadcast 6 November 2017)
  • Bone Piles (broadcast 26 October 2017)
  • Department Stores (broadcast 28 November 2017)
  • Il Cupolone (broadcast 21 November 2017)
  • Band Stands (broadcast 24 November 2017)
  • Road signs and musical notation (broadcast 30 October 2017)
  • Libraries (broadcast 8 December 2017)
  • Bus Shelters (broadcast 13 December 2017)
  • Tinsel (broadcast 18 December 2017)
  • Christmas Stamps (broadcast 21 December 2017)
  • Collecting Things (broadcast 4 January 2018)
  • Fairy Tales (broadcast 15th January 2018)
  • Electricity Pylons (broadcast 25th January 2018)
  • Ships in Bottles (broadcast 30 January 2018)
  • Jigsaws (broadcast 5 February 2018)
  • The Laurel & Hardy theme (broadcast 23 Feb 2018)
  • The fat of the Hotchi-Witchi (broadcast 2 March 2018)
  • The Beano (broadcast 6 March 2018)
  • Traffic Lights & Roundabouts (broadcast 15 March 2018)
  • The Waltzer – and the waltz (broadcast 19 March 2018)
  • Slinky (broadcast 26 March 2018)
  • Snowglobes (broadcast 17th April 2018)
  • The Tooth Fairy (broadcast 2 April 2018)
  • Nose Art (broadcast 13th April 2018)
  • Billy Butlin, the Holiday King (broadcast 23rd April 2018)
  • Jelly babies (broadcast 30th April 2018)
  • The Huma Bird (broadcast 7th June 2018)
  • Service Stations (broadcast 28th May 2018)
  • Wishing Wells (broadcast 23rd may 2018)
  • Composer’s Pencils (broadcast 17th May 2018)
  • Ancient Forests (broadcast tbc)
  • Clothes Pegs (broadcast tbc)

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