Archive for the 'Voice On Record' Category

Voice on Record: Episode 57 (Listeners’ Choice)

Voices and recordings, ranging from William Faulkner’s Nobel Prize acceptance, more relevant than ever, through Tolkein’s Tom Bombadil, via Arthur Lowe and John Le Mesurier to Hugh MacDiarmid’s remarkable scots poetry and finishing up with the splendid and lovable Gerard Hoffnung. Originally broadcast on 14th December 2010 Voice On Record is produced and presented by […]

Voice on Record: Episode 56 (Aldous Huxley)

The author of Brave New World, The Perennial Philosophy, The Doors of Perception, The Devils of Loudon and more delivers a superb lecture to an audience at Los Alamos laboratories, effortlessly drawing on art, science and mysticism to express his ideas with tremendous eloquence. Originally broadcast on 30th November 2010 Voice On Record is produced […]

Voice on Record: Episode 57 (Ludwig Koch)

Ludwig Koch was the first person to record the voice of an animal, recording an Indian Shama bird in 1889 on an Edison Cylinder. His interest in sound recording led him to make some of the most amazing field recordings over many decades, and we present excerpts of two records in which he is interviewed […]

Voice on Record: Episode 54 (J.B. Priestley and Gerald Hoffnung)

The warm Bradford tones of Priestley reading from Delights, finished off with the effusively rumbunctious mirthfulness of the inimitable Gerard Hoffnung. Originally broadcast on 16th November 2010 Voice On Record is produced and presented by Sean Williams. Each episode features a selection of recordings of the human voice which have been preserved on vinyl. Historic […]

Voice on Record – Episode 53 (Sherlock Holmes and the Red-Headed League)

Sherlock Holmes and the Red-headed League Here is an entire Sherlock Holmes story along with a selection of Aesop’s Fables read by Boris Karloff. Originally broadcast on 9th November 2010 Voice On Record is produced and presented by Sean Williams. Each episode features a selection of recordings of the human voice which have been preserved […]

Voice on Record: Episode 52 (Science Fiction – Science Fact)

Science Fact – Science Fiction: a short story written and read by Ursula Le Guin, a short clip of Peter Jones as the voice of the book in Hitchhiker’s Guide and Dr Edward Teller explaining all about the theory of relativity. Originally broadcast on 2nd November 2010 Voice On Record is produced and presented by […]

Voice on Record: Episode 51 (Comedy)

Several comedians and comic actors at work: Steptoe And Son – Wilfred Brambell as Albert and Harry H Corbett as Harold in this excerpt from The Diploma entitled The Gentle Art Of Totting. Vintage double act from the BBC series, music by Ron Grainer of Doctor Who theme-tune fame (Pye Golden Guinea, 1962). Also, Scott […]

Voice on Record: Episode 50 (Betjeman, Larkin and Kipling)

John Betjeman reads some of his best known poems and talks about each one. We also have a preview of an extremely rare recording of Philip Larkin reading some of his own poems, soon to be released on Trunk Records, plus Arthur Lipsett and one pf Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories read by the voice […]

Voice on Record: Episode 49 (Scotland)

Voices from around the country, the final part of our Macbeth serialisation, and the weirdest record so far broadcast on Voice On Record, recorded in one of those very old cut-your-own-record-booths in a railway station somewhere. Originally broadcast on 12th October 2010 Voice On Record is produced and presented by Sean Williams. Each episode features […]

Voice on Record: Episode 48 (Planes, Trains and Wes Harrison)

The amazing vocal sound design of Wes Harrison and his famous “Duck Hunt” is made even more remarkable by comparison to real jet aircraft, narrated by Douglas Bader, and some classic Argo steam trains. All this plus the third part of our four part serialisation of “Macbeth”. Originally broadcast on  5 October 2010 Voice On […]