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The Archive Hour: Down the Wires

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Matthew Parris uncovers the remarkable story of the first sound broadcasting service to operate in Britain. Using telephone lines to pipe in the audio of theatres, opera houses and news events into people's homes, the Electrophone had a major impact. Included here are rare recently restored archive recordings from this lost era of radio broadcasting, providing a hitherto unheard glimpse of life in Victorian and Edwardian Britain.
Producer Christina Captieux

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Matthew Parris
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Producer:
Christina Captieux

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