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Release details

Catalogue numberCN 5255
TitleMagazine units - 717
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 160007 PR-P
12FPS 160008 PR-P
Lacquer cut at and byP.R. Records Limited. Information provided by Discogs website.
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What type of seller was used?eBay online shop
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Below is a list of tracks for this release.
Side & trackTrack and ArtistLength
A1Yes, Prime Minister - For real! [Nigel Hawthorne / Margaret Thatcher]3.06
A2Fabulous fakes [John Dunn / Vivienne Becker]3.22
A3Peter Donohoe - Prizewinning pianist [Peter Donohoe / Sue Lawley]3.07
A4Cactus concert [John Cage / Fergus Keeling]2.08
A5Seal navigation [Dr Mike Fedak / John Mills]2.56
A6North to the pole [Richard Carrington / Will Steger]2.31
A7Britain's no 1 male stripper [Craig Charles]3.43
B1Tales from the micro world [Pat Wiltshire / Fergus Keeling]3.09
B2The danger of trace metals [John Newell / John Thomson]4.05
B3Planning Britain's wind farms [Jean Palutikov / John Mills]2.29
B4When man began to cook [Peter Evans / Dr Peter Moore / Dr Steve Jones]2.22
B5Is work driving you mad? [Dr Graham Lucas / Janet Davy]2.23
B6Stress and infertility [Pat Rowe]4.47
B7Strands of hair [Peter France / Pat Morris]4.18
Total length of media 44:26.


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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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