No link today as my phone is refusing to cooperate.
As part of the BBCs Dr Who 60th there is a new docu-drama about the composer Delia Derbyshire.
An electronic music pioneer and grand poobah of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, she is most fondly remembered for composing the theme for Dr Who.
A delightful and very English musician who’s lab looked like a Heinbach wet dream.
Google and enjoy.
It’s on the iPlayer, if you pay your license fee…
@fatboab, i couldn’t get the link to work.
Treason, arson in their majesties shipyards and failure to pay the bbc licence fee were all once capital crimes in the UK. (or did i dream that?)
When I was at Uni, a long time ago now. You had to have a license fee to have a telly box in your room at the halls of residence. People did get letters…
TV detector vans have in the past featured heavily in TV Licensing publicity, highlighting that technology capable of detecting signals from operating TV sets could be employed. Detector vans date from the 1950s, when the Post Office converted Hillman Minx and Morris Oxford estate cars, which had large aerials attached to their roofs. Subsequently Commers were introduced. In the 1980s, vans were supplied by Dodge and Leyland. In the 1990s, Ford Transits were introduced. Few techn...
My mobile wifi rig has the ID ‘TV Licence Enf.’
It keeps the riff raff out
Oooh! Didn’t know that. Superb.
I remember this came out in 2021, they had a live online screaming during the pandemic. It was pretty good!
Yes, this must be a repeat, I saw it first time round. It was funny in parts too, owing to some of the characters involved.
Written and directed by Caroline Catz, who also performs the lead role. I wonder if she is also an electronic musician, when she is not jousting with Doc Martin.
When will someone produce a biopic of Daphne Oram? A few years back the Science Museum had a reconstruction of her studio on display, it was a 1960’s DIY’ers dream.
Amongst other things, Oram’s work included sounds (uncredited) for the film Dr.No, a strange parallel with Derbyshire.
I’d forgotten about Dr. No! Spooky!
When i studied music i wrote papers on music concrete and as it was pre internet i had to go to the music library and sit in a booth with Bakelite headphones. Ah happy days!