RESL 53 The astronauts

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Catalogue numberRESL 53
Sleeve picturePicture of RESL 53 The astronauts by artist Peter Howell from the BBC records and Tapes library
TitleThe astronauts
ArtistPeter Howell
Cover conditionNot listed
Record conditionNear mint
BBC records label codeE
BBC Records and Tapes label
Item deleted?Yes
LabelBBC Records and Tapes
BBC%20Records%20and%20Tapes label
Distributed / printed byBBC
Media typePrimary
Media genreInformational View all other tracks listed as Informational.
Run-off codes / Shop bar codesRESL 53 A-1<>MB B 1
RESL 53 B-1<>MB B 1
Lacquer cut at and byPye Studios - Mike Brown. Information provided by Discogs website.
My rating5
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What type of seller was used?eBay online shop
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Side & trackTrack and ArtistLength
A1The astronauts3.22
B1Magenta Court3.40
Total length of media 7:02.


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I actually quite like the full theme for this, mixed with the Fanfare for the Common Man, but you do hear me hum this from time to time!
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Extra notes on cover, middle (gatefold sleeve) and any inserts

Theme from an episode of Horizon.

Other versions

I have the title track on these releases:
[singles]BBC - 451Doctor Who (US import)
[albums]BBC 22001Doctor Who - Collectors edition (US import)
[albums]INT 148.000Through a glass darkly (German import)
[albums]MOVLP 1036Through a glass darkly
[albums]REC 307Through a glass darkly
[singles]RESL 80Doctor Who
[cds]SILCD 1599The BBC Radiophonic Workshop 1968 - 1978
[albums]SILLP 1544Through a glass darkly - Limited edition clear vinyl

Further information

BBC Radio Enterprises Ltd and BBC Enterprises Ltd, predecessors of BBC Worldwide / BBC Worldwide Ltd., the BBC's commercial arm. Formed 1968 and 1979 respectively, they were a subsidiary wholly owned by the BBC and merged into BBC Worldwide in 1995. In that time, there were companies set up within or structured brands as part of the company to deal with separate parts of the business, e.g. BBC Records for recorded audio. Sometimes written as BBC Enterprise Ltd.

The items shown here are from the "main" BBC Records and Tapes library covering a wide secletion of genres from themes, comedy dramas and others, depending on which format you have selected.

You can view the complete list of all BBC releases on this site by viewing the BBC List page.


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