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Picture of CN 5263 Magazine units - 720 by artist Various from the BBC records and Tapes library

BBC records label code
BBC TS label

BBC TS label

Release details

Catalogue numberCN 5263
TitleMagazine units - 720
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 160103 R
12FPS 160104 R
My rating*****
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What type of seller was used?eBay online shop
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Front cover of CN 5263
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Back cover of CN 5263
Label Label


Below is a list of tracks for this release.
Side & trackTrack and ArtistLength
A1The Ragman's son - Kirk Douglas [Kirk Douglad / Gloria Hunniford]2.23
A2Brass band school [Julie Carter]3.36
A3John Weston - Bagpipe maker [John Weston / Jeanine McMullen]5.17
A4The last days of Hitler - Hugh Trevor-Roper [Hugh Trevor-Roper / Sue Lawley]3.39
A5Interpreters at the European Parliament [Francis Hallawell / Olive Rayner]3.32
A6George Bernard Shaw's biographer [Michael Holroyd / Chris Searle]2.53
A7The ma who talks backwards [David Fuhrer / John Dunn]2.23
B1By Royal appointment - Lord Lichfield [Lord Lichfield / Hugh Sykes]3.22
B2Images of disaster - Mohamed Amin [Mohamed Amin / John Tidmarsh]3.23
B3Bophal - The lessons of a tragedy [Sanjey Hazarika / Barbara Myers]3.49
B4Gerald Durrell - Conservationist [Gerald Durrell / Robert Booth]4.48
B5117 days afloat [Marilyn Maurice Bailey / Dennis Skillicorn]3.05
B6Moody on Fagin [Ron Moody's / John Dunn]3.22
Total length of media 45:32.


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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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