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Gifford, Denis.

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ISBN 10: 0713442344 / ISBN 13: 9780713442342
Published by B, 1985
Used Condition: VERY GOOD Hardcover
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1985. B. T. Batsford. First. Hard Cover. Book- VG. DJ- VG, protective covered. 10x7.5. 319pp. Profuse b/w photos, colour illus endpaper. Over 1600 entries make up this reference guide to the programmes, the entertainers, the dance bands, the comedy characters and the catchphrases that make up the Golden Age of Radio. An entertaining, nostalgic and vivid portrait of the pioneering days of broadcasting. Bookseller Inventory # 511088

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Publisher: B

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hardback

Book Condition:VERY GOOD

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An alphabetically arranged guide to the programmes, stars, characters and catchphrases of the golden age of British radio, from the very beginning to the late 1960s. The book itself covers both the BBC and the early commercial stations and contains over 1600 entries which include "Itma", "Hancock's Half Hour", "I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again", and radio characters which include Stinker Murdoch, Gilbert Harding, Richard Dimbleby and the Ovaltinies. The author is the creator of "Sounds Familiar" on radio and "Looks Familiar" on television.

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