CN 4899 Magazine units - 671 by Various

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Picture of CN 4899 Magazine units - 671 by artist Various from the BBC records and Tapes library

BBC records label code
BBC TS label

BBC TS label

Release details

Catalogue numberCN 4899
TitleMagazine units - 671
Cover conditionOrange BBC cover
Record conditionNear mint
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 codes12FPS 157554
12FPS 157555 RDAY
My rating*****
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What type of seller was used?eBay online shop
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Front cover of CN 4899
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Back cover of CN 4899
Label Label


Below is a list of tracks for this release.
Side & trackTrack and ArtistLength
A1Wole Soyinka - Nobel prizewinner [Wole Soyinka]3.55
A2Andrew Sacks - 'Manuel' (Fawlty Towers) [Andrew Sachs / John Tidmarsh]3.22
A3Like father like son [Martin Amis / John Parry]4.32
A4What's inside the Black Box? [Fiona Ledger / Dick Oliver]2.25
A5The World inside your house [David Bodanis / Sue MacGregor]3.56
A6John Houseman's 'Professor Kingsfield' [John Houseman / Ned Sherin]1.55
A7Pow-wow [Margaret Horsfield / Wes Fineday]4.50
B1Magdi Yacoub - Heart transplant pioneer [Magdi Yacoub / John Dunn]4.29
B2Waste in space [Dr. David Baker / Hugh Sykes]3.07
B3Cuckoo cunning [Dr. Nicholas Davies / Peter Evans]4.12
B4Telephones for the deaf [Don Pearson / Alun Lewis]3.35
B5P. R. K. - Solution for short-sight [Professor John Marshall / Gordon Clough]2.57
B6Is there life on Mars? [Dr. John Gribben / Fergus Keeling]3.52
B7Snorkels for ants [Paul Simons / Ken Jackson]2.12
Total length of media 49:19.


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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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