Jul 6th, 2020
Thank Eckersley for the BBC! It's almost entirely down to him. Never heard of him? Then listen on, to the original PPE...
We chat to broadcasting historian Tim Wander (who knows more about Eckersley than anyone on the planet). Plus hear clips from Captain Eckersley himself, both in wild action on air, and looking back over his amazing career as first BBC Chief Engineer, first regular voice on British radio, and pioneer of air traffic control. Oh yes, he also built an airport. And he was a spy in WW2. What a tale!
It's all here on this unaffiliated-to-the-BBC-we-have-to-make-that-clear podcast.
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