CN 5500 S Magazine units - 754 by Various

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Picture of CN 5500 S Magazine units - 754 by artist Various from the BBC records and Tapes library
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Picture of CN 5500 S Magazine units - 754 by artist Various from the BBC records and Tapes library

BBC records label code
BBC TS label

BBC TS label

Release details

Catalogue numberCN 5500 S
TitleMagazine units - 754
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 - Magazine shows
View all other tracks listed as Informational - Magazine shows.
Run-off codes / Shop bar codes12FPS 161707-S R
12FPS 161708 R
My rating*****
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What type of seller was used?eBay online shop
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Front cover of CN 5500 S
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Back cover of CN 5500 S
Label Label


Below is a list of tracks for this release.
Side & trackTrack and ArtistLength
A1Glenda Jackson - Let's get physical [Glenda Jackson / Christopher Cook]4.09
A2When worlds collide [Alun Lewis / Professor David Hughes]4.26
A3Safe sex songs [John Tidmarsh / Jill Gordon]3.19
A4All tanked up and nowhere to go [Jean Snedegar]4.35
A5Gris gris gumbo ya ya [Andy Kershaw / Ned Sherrin]5.08
A6A clockwork orange - Clocking in again [Anthony Burgess / John Tidmarsh]3.40
B1Don Williams - So laid back he's horizontal [Don Williams / Gloria Hanniford]3.58
B2To be-hee or not to be ha ha ha ha! [Veronica Cecil]6.26
B3You're my obsession [Barbara Myers / Dr. David Enoch / Louisa Saunders]4.27
B4I go ape [Peter Elliott / Jessica Holm]4.22
B5Martha Gellhorn - Living on the frontline [Martha Gellhorn / Nigel Forde]5.40
Total length of media 50:10.


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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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