episode #80 November in history

At 3pm on 2 November 1936 the British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC began the world’s first regular hi-definition television service, from specially constructed studios at Alexandra Palace in North London. 

Armistice Day – Remembrance Day – the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month the guns finally fell silent, the war halted and suddenly it became so quiet you could hear a watch ticking (it was said).

29th November 1641 England’s first newspaper is published. News pamphlets or books reported the war, often supporting one side or the other. A number of publications arose after the Restoration, including the London Gazette (first published on 16 November 1665 as the Oxford Gazette),the first official journal of record and the newspaper of the Crown. 

Spoken word

Rachael Boast: Silent Sea (read by Ruth Wilson)


Natural Self: The Rising

Hint: One Woman Army

Lizzy Parks: Raise the Roof

Freddie Cruger: Pushin’ On

Flevans: The Notion

TM Juke: Come Away

Kylie Auldist: Community Service Announcement

Alice Russel: All Over Now

Spengler: Good Things

Community radio midnight show Through the Bohemian Looking Glass is aired every night at midnight (GMT). A new episode is aired every Friday midnight on Wirral Wave radio or AirTime. Later on SoundCloud for some time.

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