CN 4655 Magazine units - 638 by Various

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Picture of CN 4655 Magazine units - 638 by artist Various from the BBC records and Tapes library
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Picture of CN 4655 Magazine units - 638 by artist Various from the BBC records and Tapes library

BBC records label code
BBC TS label

BBC TS label

Release details

Catalogue numberCN 4655
TitleMagazine units - 638
Cover conditionOrange BBC cover
Record conditionGood
BBC records label code~
Item deleted?Yes
Distributed / printed byBBC
Country of originUK UK flag
FormatTranscription disc
Media typePrimary
Media genreInformational
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Run-off codes / Shop bar codes155854
My rating*****
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Number have1
What type of seller was used?eBay online shop
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Front cover of CN 4655
Back cover
Back cover of CN 4655
Label Label


Below is a list of tracks for this release.
Side & trackTrack and ArtistLength
A1All four engines have failed [Betty Tootell / Tessa Shaw]5.01
A2Sarah Potter - Bowled over by cricket [Sarah Potter / Gloria Hunniford]3.10
A3Barry Sheene - From bikes to trucks! [Barry Sheene / Paddy Feeny]4.31
A4Ancient electronics - Gadgets galore [Bob Gordon / John Dunn]3.31
A5Petrel talk [Dr. Michael Brook / Ken Jackson]3.53
A6Sports stars and hooligans 80 A. D. [John Dunn / Dr. Mary Beard]1.44
A7Unknown in Hollywood [Jackie Collins / John Tidmarsh]2.01
B1Secrets of a smooth green [Keith Allan / Walter Wood]6.03
B2Marsupial mums [Michael Stoddart]2.36
B3How did you sleep last night? [Jim Horne / John Dunn]2.38
B4Collecting bricks [Anne Loss / Joanna Watson]2.30
B5Colour can colour your mood [John Dunn / Linda Byart]2.44
B6Four seasons in four days [Norman Stone]2.17
B7Just Williams [Kenneth Williams]2.23
B8The Grumbleweeds - Cartoons on Radio [Mike Craig / Ruth Linton]1.58
Total length of media 47:00.


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Further information

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 has a date of 1949 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!


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