Jul 25th, 2022 by bbcentury
Summer special time!
The first of three episodes outside of our era, our regular timeline we're telling of the early BBC. Instead we leap from 1923 to 1926 and then some, to meet:
HILDA MATHESON AND THE RADIO GIRLS OF SAVOY HILL
...Your guide is Sarah-Jane Stratford - novelist behind Radio Girls. It's a wonderfully evocative book, and a great summer read. Get your copy now!
We talk about Hilda Matheson's legacy, from first Director of Talks, to her relationship with Vita Sackville-West, to Hilda's positive influence on the BBC in dark times during the build-up to World War Two.
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I mention a walking video I did for the Patreon connoisseurs - matrons and patrons can see it here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/68777192 - and do consider joining up, as your few quid will help keep the podcast going.
We're nothing to do with the BBC - just talking about how they used to be.
Next time: The earliest black British broadcasters, with Stephen Bourne.