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Picture of CN 5181 Magazine units - 710 by artist Various from the BBC records and Tapes library

BBC records label code
BBC TS label

BBC TS label

Release details

Catalogue numberCN 5181
TitleMagazine units - 710
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
View all other tracks listed as Informational.
Run-off codes / Shop bar codes12FPS 159576 TF
12FPS 159577 TF
My rating*****
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What type of seller was used?eBay online shop
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Front cover of CN 5181
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Back cover of CN 5181
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Below is a list of tracks for this release.
Side & trackTrack and ArtistLength
A1 Humbug! The story behind a Christmas carol [Brian Sibley]3.48
A2Carols at Christmas [Gill Birchall / Hugh Keayte]1.53
A3Letter to Santa [Trish Williams / Lars Cortzen]2.26
A4Images of the Nativity [Collin Wiggins / Margaret Horsefieldq]4.49
A5Messiah at Christmas [Chris Loosemore]1.02
A6Christmas Bible reading - Isaiah, chapter 9 [Wendy Craig]1.03
A7Christmas Bible reading - Luke, chapter 2 [Thora Hird]0.48
A8What was the Christmas Star? [Dr. David Hughes / Geoff Watts]3.31
B1 Brain size [John Dunn / Dr. Tony Smith]3.39
B2War games for grown ups! [Andy Bell]2.50
B3Hong Kong tram [Lyn Ten Kate]3.39
B4Tutankhamen's tombfellows [Lionel Kellaway / Ken Thomas]2.44
B5Franglais [Pauline Brandt]3.07
B6Stirling Moss [Stirling Moss / Gloria Hunniford]3.00
B7Country music for beginners! [Tessa Shaw]2.44
Total length of media 41:03.


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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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