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Picture of CN 5474 Magazine units - 749 by artist Various from the BBC records and Tapes library
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Picture of CN 5474 Magazine units - 749 by artist Various from the BBC records and Tapes library

BBC records label code
BBC TS label

BBC TS label

Release details

Catalogue numberCN 5474
TitleMagazine units - 749
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 161431 R
12FPS 161432 R
My rating*****
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What type of seller was used?eBay online shop
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Front cover of CN 5474
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Back cover of CN 5474
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Below is a list of tracks for this release.
Side & trackTrack and ArtistLength
A1Vaclav Havel - The playwright as President [Vaclav Havel]0.29
A2Vaclav Havel - The playwright as President - [Peter Casterton / Karel Kyncel / Barbara Myers]4.10
A3Praise The Lord and pass your chargecard [Douglas Kennedy / John Tidmarsh]4.23
A4It's hard work being spontaneous [Barry Cunliffe / David Cannadine]4.16
A5WB Yeats remembered [Anne Yeats]2.32
A6This one will run and run ... [Christopher Bigsby / Juliet Stevenson / Sheila Hancock]5.13
A7That's the surgeon? [Dr. Patrick Finlay / Geoff Watts]3.20
B1Mere Wimsey or hard fact? [Joanne Watson / Professor Leslioe Knight]4.57
B2Electrocution / Gassing / Hanging / Lethal injection ... [Mandy Bath / Clive Stafford-Smith]3.54
B3The world accordin' to my accordion [Jeremy Sams]3.41
B4Blood and gore and ... Enid Blyton? [James Herbert / Nigel Forde]3.51
B5Barry's behind [Fred and Judy Vermorel / Barbara Myers]5.05
B6A replacement for the secretary? [Dr. Roger Moore / Andrew Dunn]2.54
Total length of media 48:45.


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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 comes from the 1950's 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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