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BBC - Language-OP discovery

BBC sub label for foreign language records.

This was the first BBC label available to the public to purchase starting in the early 1960's. To start with, you could only purchase these direct from the BBC. There were shows aired where listeners could follow the programme on the Radio (usually foreign language training shows) and then purchase the record and separate book to accompany it. These could be kept afterwards to continue their home learning.

Later the shows were also recorded for television and the records as well as the books became more widely available in the shops.

singles catagory 7'' singles

CoverCat. no.TitleArtistYearRating
Picture of GER-A-1 German by artist John L. M. Trim from the BBC singles - Records and Tapes libraryGER-A-1GermanJohn L. M. Trim3
Picture of RUS-A-1 Russian by artist Dennis Ward from the BBC singles - Records and Tapes libraryRUS-A-1RussianDennis Ward3
Picture of FRE-A-1 French by artist Elsie Ferguson from the BBC singles - Records and Tapes libraryFRE-A-1FrenchElsie Ferguson3
Picture of ITA-A-1 Italian by artist Elsie Ferguson from the BBC singles - Records and Tapes libraryITA-A-1ItalianElsie Ferguson3
Picture of OP 7/8 Know your car and get the best out of it by artist John F Miles from the BBC singles - Records and Tapes libraryOP 7/8Know your car and get the best out of itJohn F Miles19643
Picture of OP 39/40 The sound of Britain by artist  from the BBC singles - Records and Tapes libraryOP 39/40The sound of Britain19643
Picture of OP 107/108 Chinese pronunciation practice (Mandarin) by artist Paul Kratochvil / Terry Chang / Lucia Liu from the BBC singles - Records and Tapes libraryOP 107/108Chinese pronunciation practice (Mandarin)Paul Kratochvil / Terry Chang / Lucia Liu19663
Picture of OP 157/158 Another shore by artist Jan Rosol from the BBC singles - Records and Tapes libraryOP 157/158Another shoreJan Rosol19733
Picture of OP 171/172 Arabic pronunciation by artist T. F. Mitchell from the BBC singles - Records and Tapes libraryOP 171/172Arabic pronunciationT. F. Mitchell19723
Picture of OP 197/198 Russian pronunciation by artist Natalie Waterson from the BBC singles - Records and Tapes libraryOP 197/198Russian pronunciationNatalie Waterson19733