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Posted By: Jim Carroll
29-Nov-14 - 11:44 AM
Thread Name: radio 4 how folk songs should be sung
Subject: RE: radio 4 how folk songs should be sung
"On the subject of radio pioneers we should raise a glass to Douglas Geoffrey Bridson"
Second that - Bridson's description of the struggle to get the working voice accepted by The BBC is fascinating - Yorkshireman, Wilfred Pickles was once given the job as newsreader, but was removed after complaints that he couldn't be understood.
Bridson, Mitchell and Chilton were all part of that "long and winding road" which now seems to have
Bridson's book is sub-title 'The Rise and fall of the BBC' it's interesting to speculate what the old guard would make of the 'Estuary English' and the loss of word-endings, which now seems to be the standard form of communication (I swear I thought that "brawban" was a Scotsman's support for a boycott!"
Jim Carroll