Listener Historical Archive, 1929-1991

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The Listener was a weekly publication, established by the BBC in 1929 as the medium for reproducing radio - and later, television - programmes in print. It is the only record and means of accessing the content of many early broadcasts. As well as expanding on the intellectual broadcasts of the week, The Listener also discussed major literary and musical programmes, and regularly reviewed new books. The Listener finally ceased publication in 1991.


Access is available directly from this page by connecting to the Listener Historical Archive website - you'll be prompted to log in to MUSE as necessary.


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