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Denis Mitchell & regional radio features (Read 5324 times)
thinktape
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Denis Mitchell & regional radio features
Oct 17th, 2007, 2:21pm
 
Hello there,

I'm a PHD student looking at the use of oral history on radio. I'd appreciate very much anyone who has any information on the radio career of Denis Mitchell in the North Region during the mid-fifties. He was a pioneer of the use of the mobile tape recorder for a series called 'People Talking' and later became a very innovative documentarian for television.

Did anyone by any chance work with him or know him?
Any other information on radio features which incorporate actuality made in the BBC regions (especially North Region and Ulster would be very useful indeed).

Best Wishes,
Ieuan Franklin.

PHD Research Student,
Centre for Broadcasting History Research,
Bournemouth University.
ifranklin@bournemouth.ac.uk
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Graham_McKenzie
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Re: Denis Mitchell & regional radio features
Reply #1 - Oct 17th, 2007, 3:30pm
 
The Ulster Folk Museum which holds archive sound material from BBC N Ireland may be able to help.

Though I worked in news, I suspect it may include early actuality from some of the region's feature programmes produced by people like Sam Hanna Bell, Sam Denton etc.

The main switchboard phone number is
(028) 90-428-428

Let us know how you get on

Graham McKenzie
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Graham_McKenzie
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Re: Denis Mitchell & regional radio features
Reply #2 - Oct 17th, 2007, 3:33pm
 
I see the phone number on my last post has been partly blanked.
Here it is again:
(028) 90-428-428

Graham McKenzie
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Graham_McKenzie
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Re: Denis Mitchell & regional radio features
Reply #3 - Oct 17th, 2007, 3:35pm
 
OK - we'll try again
The Ulster Folk Museum phone number is

OH-TWO-EIGHT  NINE-OH  FOUR-TWo-EIGHT  FOUR-TWO-EIGHT
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