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Old Lincolnian
121 of 125  Sun 27th Mar 2016 11:22am  
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Kaga simpson
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122 of 125  Tue 29th Mar 2016 11:59am  
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Nostalgic night on Radio 2 last night. First, two hours of Bobby Darin, and then further back to the thirties for me with an hour of the great Caruso. The first records we ever had, played on a His Master's Voice wind up machine, even the song 'Two lovely black eyes' was played.
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Kaga simpson
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123 of 125  Thu 5th May 2016 8:16pm  
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I remember just before the war there was a special programe about Orson Wells upsetting the USA by reading part of the book War of the Worlds. Made quite a stir then, I think that's when I discovered H.G Wells. We knew little then about space, and I tried to relate it with Flash Gordon at the cinema and if there was another world. There were a number of announcements on the radio that gripped you as a kid. Another was about this giant fireball (Zeppelin), where the announcer was choked up with tears, you heard something like that on the radio, and that was it, no other source of news to judge things. Left you in the dark often.
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Old Lincolnian
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124 of 125  Fri 6th May 2016 11:33am  
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Hi Kaga. War of the Worlds was transmitted as a series of live bulletins over the course of an evening, it did cause quite a stir but as it had been previously trailed so many people were expecting it. It is generally accepted now that the "panic" caused was greatly over emphasised for publicity reasons. The Hindenburg was indeed a very traumatic event and was probably the first disaster covered live.
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Kaga simpson
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125 of 125  Fri 6th May 2016 6:36pm  
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Old Lincolnian, 'wow', was that some story, that is the first time I have seen anything about it since I was a kid, it did flash through my mind once when I was suspended from a balloon. Thanks for putting that on, Kaga
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