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  Sunday 12th February  

 

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  00.00          Documentary Hour - Sounds From The Ether - the story of the invention of the wireless & the role played

                     by Guglielmo Marconi          

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  01.00          Documentary Hour - Who's Reithian Now - A look at the life, values, & career of John Reith, the first

                     Director General of the BBC  

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  02.00          Documentary Hour - Castaway Desert Island Discs - Kirsty Young tells the story of this long running

                     programme with classic extracts & the voices of Sue Lawley, Michael Parkinson, & Roy Plomley          

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  03.00          Drama Hour - The Wireless Sings by Tim Wander - A Hosiprog Production. Tim's play recreates the time

                     before & after Dame Nellie Melba's first concert in 1920 from the Chelmsford Marconi New Street Works

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  04.00          Documentary Hour - BBC - 50 Years Of Broadcasting - 1922-1972 - produced in 1972 to celebrate the first

                     50 years of the BBC, & starting with the pre-BBC station 2MT.  Part 1 / Record 1  

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  05.00          Documentary Hour - (continued) - BBC - 50 Years Of Broadcasting - 1922-1972.  Part 2 / Record 2

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  06.00          Documentary Hour - Attention All Shipping - Peter Jefferson presents an elegy to the Radio 4 programme,

                     the mundane but strangely beguiling Shipping Forecast

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  07.00          Comedy Hour - Hancock's Half Hour - The Unexploded Bomb  /  The Goon Show - Napolean's Piano

                     A classic comedy double

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  08.00          LIVE - RADIO EMMA TOC CALLING - join us & join in with our live programming !  e-mails welcome !

                     Contact us at :     emmatoc1922@gmail.com    

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  09.00          Music Documentary Hour - Jeannie's Spotlight - Al Bowlly. A look at the life & music of the popular

                     Al Bowlly, presented by Jeannie from Angel Radio  

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  10.00          Music Documentary Hour - (continued) - The Life of Al Bowlly

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  11.00          Documentary Hour - The Story of Radio, Marconi & Chelmsford - A 1980's programme from Essex Radio,

                     looking at the development of sound broadcasting & the story of Guglielmo Marconi

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  12.00          LIVE - CHELMSFORD CALLING - with Sunny Jim.     Contact us at :     emmatoc1922@gmail.com

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  13.00          LIVE - CHELMSFORD CALLING - (continued)

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  14.00          Comedy Hour - Hancock's Half Hour - The Radio Ham  /  The Goon Show - Tales of Old Dartmoor

                     A classic comedy double, from 1961 & 1956

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  15.00          Documentary Hour - The Story of Pop Radio (1) - Across the Ether - looking at the success of the pre-war

                     1930's continental stations with archive recordings from Radio Luxembourg and Radio Normandy    

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  16.00          Drama Hour - Two Emma Toc Writtle by Tim Wander - A Hosiprog Production. The 2MT broadcasts are

                     recreated in this radio play, letting us listen in behind the scenes of the first 2MT transmissions

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  17.00          Documentary Hour - Tracking The Lincolnshire Poacher - The fascinating story of the 'Numbers Stations',

                     those strange transmissions with a strange purpose, still heard today on short wave  

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  18.00          LIVE - THE 2MT HOUR.     Join in !     Contact us at :     emmatoc1922@gmail.com  

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  19.00          LIVE - THE 2MT HOUR - (continued)

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  20.00          Documentary Hour - Radio Lives - Peter Eckersley. A look at the life of Captain Peter Pendleton Eckersley,

                     presented by Derek Robinson, 1994, including interviews with Peter's family & friends          

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  21.00          Comedy Hour - Dad's Army - A Man of Action  /  It Sticks Out Half A Mile -  Loyal Support.

                     Classic Dad's Army, followed by the pilot episode of the Dad's Army sequel set in 1948  

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  22.00          Music Documentary Hour - The Wireless Years - A pilot programme of vintage music, with Sunny Jim

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  23.00          Documentary Hour - The Eccenctric Entrepreneur - A look at the life of Captain Leonard Plugge, who,

                     amongst other achievements, created various successful commercial radio stations in France in the 1930's

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NB - All items on this website have been obtained from the public domain & are reproduced here for historical interest purposes. Our intention is to acknowledge & celebrate the work of 2MT & those involved. If anything on this site gives cause for concern then please get in contact with us.

 

  Monday 13th February  

 

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  00.00          Documentary Hour - Imagining the Audience - looking at the relationship between early BBC broadcasters

                     & their unknown, unseen audience, the 'Radiauds' ?        

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  01.00          Music Documentary Hour - Kenny Everett's Christmas Selection Box - Kenny was born on Christmas Day

                    1944, & from 2010, on what would have been his 66th birthday, a compilation of Kenny & his style of music

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  02.00          Music Documentary Hour - (continued) - Kenny Everett's Christmas Selection Box

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  03.00          Documentary Hour - Audiophile - Gillian Reynolds, writer & broadcaster, unearths the voices that have

                     echoed through her life on commercial & BBC radio

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  04.00          Documentary Hour - Tuning In - Dominic Sandbrook explores the pre-BBC history of radio in Britain, from

                     Marconi to Savoy Hill via an old army hut in Essex  

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  05.00          Music Documentary Hour - Arthur's Music Hall - a selection of songs from the early 1900's & the days of

                     early music hall, with Arthur.  Part 1  

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  06.00          Documentary Hour - 2ZY Manchester. The story of the early Metropolitan-Vickers broadcast station from  

                     Manchester, on the air between 1922 & 1927, - 2ZY  

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  07.00          Comedy Hour - Hancock's Half Hour - Sid's Mystery Tour  /  The Goon Show -  The Dreaded Batter Pudding

                     Hurler of Bexhill-on-Sea.  A classic comedy double

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  08.00          LIVE - RADIO EMMA TOC CALLING - join us & join in with our live programming !  e-mails welcome !

                     Contact us at :     emmatoc1922@gmail.com    

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  09.00          Documentary Hour - A Brief History of TIM - a celebration of the Speaking Clock, first launched on 24th July

                     1936, & hailed as 'the wonder instrument of the Post Office'

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  10.00          Music Documentary Hour - Jeannie's Spotlight - Glenn Miller. A look at the life & music of the popular

                     Glenn Miller, presented by Jeannie from Angel Radio

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  11.00          Documentary Hour - The Story of Pop Radio (2) - Roll Over Beethoven - covering the period from the end

                     of the 1930's to the early 1960's, & the start of UK offshore radio      

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  12.00          LIVE - CHELMSFORD CALLING - with Sunny Jim.     Contact us at :     emmatoc1922@gmail.com

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  13.00          LIVE - CHELMSFORD CALLING - (continued)

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  14.00          Comedy Hour - Hancock's Half Hour - The Junk Man  /  The Goon Show - The Jet Propelled Naafi

                     A classic comedy double

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  15.00          Documentary Hour - Wartime Deception - the secrets behind the more unusual clandestine broadcasts

                     to & from occupied Europe. Presented by Media Network's Jonathan Marks    

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  16.00          Drama Hour - The Wireless Sings by Tim Wander - A Hosiprog Production. Tim's play recreates the time

                     before & after Dame Nellie Melba's first concert in 1920 from the Chelmsford Marconi New Street Works  (R)  

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  17.00          Documentary Hour - The History of Offshore Radio - 1958 to 1970. A selection of recordings, & narration by

                     Paul Harris, produced by The International Broadcasters Society  

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  18.00          LIVE - THE 2MT HOUR.     Join in !     Contact us at :     emmatoc1922@gmail.com  

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  19.00          LIVE - THE 2MT HOUR - (continued)

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  20.00          Documentary Hour - The Story of Pop Radio (3) - Life on the Medium Wave - 1964 to 1967 & the story of the

                     numerous offshore stations around the UK coastline

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  21.00          Comedy Hour - Dad's Army - Battle School  /  Sergeant Wilson's Little Secret.    Classic Dad's Army

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  22.00          Documentary Hour - Chelmsford Calling World Service - no. 10, August 2015. A sample from the series of

                     short wave programmes broadcast in 2014 & 2015.  A comedy themed edition

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  23.00          Documentary Hour -  Attention All Shipping - Peter Jefferson presents an elegy to the Radio 4 programme,

                     the mundane but strangely beguiling Shipping Forecast  (R)  

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  Tuesday 14th February  

 

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  00.00          Music Documentary Hour - Jeannie's Spotlight - George Formby. A look at the life & music of the popular

                     George Formby, presented by Jeannie from Angel Radio  

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  01.00          Music Documentary Hour - (continued) - The Life of George Formby    

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  02.00          Documentary Hour - The Radio Luxembourg Story - the story of the Great 208, narrated by Noel Edmonds,

                     with a selection of recordings & interviews      

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  03.00          Documentary Hour - Metropolis - a journey through the BBC sound archive in celebration of London as

                     documented by recordings from 1930 onwards  

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  04.00          Documentary Hour - Fishing in the Ether - A look at the world of amateur radio in 1994, from a slightly

                     tongue in cheek viewpoint

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  05.00          Music Documentary Hour - Arthur's Music Hall - a selection of songs from the early 1900's & the days of

                     early music hall, with Arthur.  Part 2  

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  06.00          Documentary Hour - Good Morning Vietnam Revisited - with Adrian Cronauer. The music, the events,

                     & the real story behind Good Morning Vietnam, by the main subject of the film - Adrian Cronauer

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  07.00          Comedy Hour - Hancock's Half Hour - The 13th Of The Series  /  The Goon Show - The Histories of

                     Pliny the Elder.    A classic comedy double

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  08.00          LIVE - RADIO EMMA TOC CALLING - join us & join in with our live programming !  e-mails welcome !

                     Contact us at :     emmatoc1922@gmail.com    

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  09.00          Documentary Hour - (1) Sounds of Short Wave - a 1992 guide to short wave listening from Radio Shack,

                     followed by (2) Little Waves - a personal account of short wave listening & broadcasting, from Connor Walsh

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  10.00          Music Documentary Hour -  Wireless Kenny Everett - an affectionate look at Kenny's legacy & having fun

                     on the wireless, with music, extracts & interviews    

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  11.00          Documentary Hour - The Story of Pop Radio (4) - Radio Ga Ga - takes the story from the birth of Radio 1

                     up to the start of UK commercial radio in 1973, & a final word on computerised radio

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  12.00          LIVE - CHELMSFORD CALLING - with Sunny Jim.     Contact us at :     emmatoc1922@gmail.com

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  13.00          LIVE - CHELMSFORD CALLING - (continued)

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  14.00          Comedy Hour - Hancock's Half Hour - The Publicity Photograph  /  The Goon Show - Wings Over Dagenham

                     A classic comedy double

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  15.00          Documentary Hour - Vintage Radio parts 1 & 2 - an invitation to re-live the past including an interview with

                     Gerald Wells from the Vintage Wireless Museum. Presented by Media Network's Jonathan Marks      

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  16.00          Drama Hour - Two Emma Toc Writtle by Tim Wander - A Hosiprog Production. The 2MT broadcasts are

                     recreated in this radio play, letting us listen in behind the scenes of the first 2MT transmissions  (R)

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  17.00          Documentary Hour - Tuning In - Dominic Sandbrook explores the pre-BBC history of radio in Britain, from

                     Marconi to Savoy Hill via an old army hut in Essex  (R)

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  18.00          LIVE - THE 2MT HOUR.     Join in !     Contact us at :     emmatoc1922@gmail.com  

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  19.00          LIVE - THE 2MT HOUR - (continued)

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  20.00          Documentary Hour - Sounds From The Ether - the story of the invention of the wireless & the role played

                     by Guglielmo Marconi  (R)      

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  21.00          Comedy Hour - Dad's Army - Branded  /  The Armoured Might of Lance Corporal Jones.   Classic Dad's Army  

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  22.00          Documentary Hour - Ottringham Calling - the story of the 1942 long wave transmissions from Ottringham,

                     near Hull UK, broadcasting anti-nazi propaganda to the occupied Netherlands  

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  23.00          Documentary Hour - The Story of Radio, Marconi & Chelmsford - A 1980's programme from Essex Radio,

                     looking at the development of sound broadcasting & the story of Guglielmo Marconi  (R)  

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