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The Archive Hour: Making Our OwnEntertainment

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Comedian Arnold Brown examines the BBC archives to find evidence of life at home in the days before television, when families had to invent ways of spending time together. They played parlourgames, sang around the piano, tuned into the wireless to listen to game shows and dance bands. Was life really more fun, or did television bring much-needed entertainment to a boring existence? Producer Helen Garrison

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Producer: Helen Garrison

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The Archive Hour: Making Our OwnEntertainment

BBC Radio 4 FM, 26 February 2000 20.00






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