BBC 16'' records - Transcription Service - Others discovery


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BBC 16'' records - Transcription Service - Others discovery

BBC Transcription Services (before BBC Transcription Service (no "s"), later BBC Transcription and today BBC Radio International) discs were only made available to overseas radio stations for broadcast purposes and were not made available for sale to the general public. However, in the early 90s many international BBC libraries sold their stocks to the public. Limitation: "Typically BBC Transcription Services pressed 100 copies of each disc only with instructions to the overseas radio network to destroy the disc at the end of the licence period."

Note that the genre of shows available via this label is as wide as the main BBC labels available to view here.

Also, records have been issued home and abroad for many years (the oldest I have comes from the 1950's but they have been issued for much longer!) Unlike most catalogues of records, each side of the BBC Transcription disc has it's own catalogue number - side two normally is one number higher than side one!

You can view the complete list of all BBC releases on this site by viewing the BBC List page.

16inches catagory 16'' records

CoverCat. no.TitleArtistYear
Picture of 16PM 60406 The dark tower - Parts 1 & 3 by artist Louis MacNeice from the BBC 16inches - Records and Tapes library16PM 60406The dark tower - Parts 1 & 3Louis MacNeice1949
Picture of 16PM 60407 The dark tower - Parts 2 & 4 by artist Louis MacNeice from the BBC 16inches - Records and Tapes library16PM 60407The dark tower - Parts 2 & 4Louis MacNeice1949
Picture of 16PM 60410 The dark tower - Parts 5 & 7 by artist Louis MacNeice from the BBC 16inches - Records and Tapes library16PM 60410The dark tower - Parts 5 & 7Louis MacNeice1949
Picture of 16PM 60411 The dark tower - Parts 6 & 8 by artist Louis MacNeice from the BBC 16inches - Records and Tapes library16PM 60411The dark tower - Parts 6 & 8Louis MacNeice1949
Picture of 66452 The festival of nine lessons and carols - Sides 1 / 3 by artist Basil Gray from the BBC 16inches - Records and Tapes library66452The festival of nine lessons and carols - Sides 1 / 3Basil Gray1951
Picture of 66453 The festival of nine lessons and carols - Sides 2 / 4 by artist Basil Gray from the BBC 16inches - Records and Tapes library66453The festival of nine lessons and carols - Sides 2 / 4Basil Gray1951