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Old 3rd March 2017, 01:31
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The British Seafarer - BBC Radio

We are urgently seeking recordings of the 26 part series "The British Seafarer" by the late Michael Mason on the BBC. It was aired in the 1980s.

We have about 11 episodes. They are here:

https://www.mediafire.com/folder/coo...r_-_Alan_Jones

Ideally we would like all espisodes to cover for whern a recording has a gap due to a cassette turnover event.

These are the episodes:

The British Seafarer
A history in 26 parts, in the words of those who have made the history.


BBC Radio 4 FM
Sunday 13 April 1980 22.15

1: Introduction - The Deep Sea
Sea covers 70 per cent of the globe; man himself was cradled in it. Our maritime history is a story which everyone thinks they know - and which on the whole they don't: the great unknown subject. It is an amazing human achievement, and all the more so because so much of it is salt sores, the stench of bilge-water, and weevily biscuits.

Readers: GARARD GREEN. CAROLE BOYD, DAVID MARCH, TIMOTHY BATESON, NIGEL LAMBERT, RONALD BADDILEY, MICHAEL GOLDIE, ANTHONY HALL, DAVID CASEY. MALCOLM TERRIS, TIMOTHY BENTINCK, RONALD HERDMAN, LEONARD MAGUIRE, ROBERT TROTTER. GORDON GOSTELOW, HENRY KNOWLES, ROBERT LANG, DOUGLAS BLACKWELL and KATHLEEN HELM.

Programme consultants and presenters: Basil Greenhill (Director, the National Maritime Museum) and Robin Craig (Lecturer in Economic History, University College, London)

Special sound by DICK MILLS of the BBC Radio-phonic Workshop

Series composed and directed by MICHAEL MASON, in collaboration with the National Maritime Museum


BBC Radio 4 FM
Sunday 20 April 1980 22.15
Saturday 23 January 1982 15.30

2: Canvas, Hemp and Wood
The three-masted wooden sailing ship is ' the space capsule of the Renaissance '. How she was made, how she worked, where she could go and what she could do shaped the sailor's life for him from the 15th century to the 19th. And she was ‘She:’ not ‘It.’

Readers MICHAEL GOLDIE, ANTHONY HALL, TIMOTHY BATESON, RONALD HERDMAN, LEONARD MAGUIRE, ROBERT LANG, DAVID MARCH, DAVID ASHFORD, ANTHONY NEWLANDS, HENRY KNOWLES, MALCOLM TERRIS, RONALD BADDILEY, GARARD GREEN, CAROLE BOYD and DOUGLAS BLACKWELL

Programme consultant and presenter: Basil Greenhill, Director, National Maritime Museum. Greenwich

Special sound by DICK MILLS of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Series composed and directed by MICHAEL MASON, in collaboration with the National Maritime Museum.



BBC Radio 4 FM
Sunday 27 April 1980 22.15

3: The High Seas
The Elizabethan age was the first great explosion of British seafaring activity. Its achievements have rightly become legendary, but their reality was far removed from the legends of Westward Ho! and Errol Flynn. In this programme Elizabethan sailors themselves tell us what was achieved and what it cost.

Readers MICHAEL GOLDIE, DAVID MARCH, TIMOTHY BATESON, GARARD GREEN, ANTHONY HALL, ROBERT LANG, DAVID ASHFORD, ANTHONY NEWLANDS, RONALD BADDILEY, GORDON GOSTELOW and NIGEL LAMBERT

Programme consultant and presenter: Kenneth Andrews, Reader in History at the University of Hull

Special sound by dick mills of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Series composed and directed by MICHAEL MASON, in collaboration with the National Maritime Museum


BBC Radio 4 FM
Sunday 4 May 1980 22.15
Saturday 6 February 1982 15.30

4: The Merchants
Whatever more a ship may be, she is certainly a machine for moving things from one place to another. Much of seafaring life has been shaped by the efforts of landsmen - the 17th- and 18th-century merchants for example - to get that job done as cheaply

Readers ANTHONY HALL, TIMOTHY BATESON, DAVID MARCH, RONALD BADDILET, CARARD GREEN, GORDON GOSTELOW, HENRY KNOWLES, DAVID CASEY, NIGEL LAMBERT

Programme consultant RALPH DAVIS, Professor of Economic History, University of Leicester

Commentary by Basil Greenhill. Director, National Maritime Museum.

Special sound by DICK MILLS of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Series composed and directed by MICHAEL MASON, in collaboration with the National Maritime Museum.


BBC Radio 4 FM
Sunday 11 May 1980 22.15
Saturday 13 February 1982 15.30

5: Charts, Sea-Clocks and Stars
Navigation is vital: without it rocks, shoals and the vastness of the open sea quickly become lethal. It depends on an odd partnership between the scientist in his study and the sailor on the poop - wet. cold. tired and not too keen on arithmetic anyhow.

Readers NIGEL LAMBERT, MALCOLM TERRIS. GORDON GOSTELOW, ROBERT LANG, DAVID MARCH, ANTHONY HALL, MICHAEL GOLDIE, DAVID ASHFORD, RONALD BADDILEY. TIMOTHY BATESON, LEONARD MAGUIRE and JOE DUNLOP

Consultant ALAN STIMSON, Curator of Navigation, National Maritime Museum. Greenwich

Special sound by DICK MILLS of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Series composed and directed bv MICHAEL MASON, in collaboration with the National Maritime Museum


BBC Radio 4 FM
Saturday 20 February 1982 15.30

6: The Complete Seaman
A good candidate for the ideal British sailor is Captain Cook - merchant seaman, naval officer, explorer, scientist and humanitarian. In him the civilisation of the Enlightenment goes to sea and all-round seamanship is raised to the level of genius. with Ronald Baddiley as Captain Cook

Readers ANTHONY HALL, HENRY KNOWLES, DOUGLAS BLACKWELL. MALCOLM TERRIS, DAVID MARCH, NIGEL LAMBERT. TIMOTHY BATESON, ROBERT TROTTER LEONARD MAGUIRE and GARARD GREEN

Special sound by DICK MILLS of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Consultant ALAN STIMSON, Curator of Navigation, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

Series composed and directed by MICHAEL MASON, in collaboration with the National Maritime Museum

Book (same title) £5.95 paperback, £9.95 hardback from booksellers


BBC Radio 4 FM
Sunday 25 May 1980 22.15
Saturday 27 February 1982 15.30

7: Stresses, Strains and Storms
Seafaring has always been a hard and dangerous life, doing violence to men in many ways. Its stresses have been endured amazingly, but also rebelled against in many ways, from good-humoured grumbling to bloody mutiny.

Readers LEONARD MAGUIRE NIGEL LAMBERT, HENRY KNOWLES. MICHAEL GOLDIS TIMOTHY BATESON, DAVID ASHFORD, ANTHONY HALL, MALCOLM TERRIS, GARARD GREEN GORDON GOSTELOW DAVID MARCH, RONALD BERDMAN, DOUGLAS DLACKWELL and RONALD BADDILEY

Special sound by DICK MILLS of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Consultant and presenter Peter Mathias, Chichele Professor of Economic History in the University of Oxford

Series composed and directed by MICHAEL MASON, in collaboration with the National Maritime Museum

Book (same title) £5.95 paperback, £9.95 hardback from booksellers


BBC Radio 4 FM
Sunday 1 June 1980 22.15
Saturday 6 March 1982 15.30

8: The Long Blockade
The typical seafaring experience of the Age of Nelson was not battles like Trafalgar, but the endless daily endurance of maintaining command of the seas through 20 years of continuous blockade. And the great Unknown Warrior of this story is Admiral Collingwood.

With Readers NIGEL LAMBERT, CORDON GOSTELOW . ANTHONY HALL . MALCOLM TERRIS, RONALD BADDILEY, RONALD HERDMAN, LEONARD MAGUIRE TIMOTHY BATESON. DAVID MARCH, GARARD GREEN, ROBERT TROTTER. ROBERT LANG, MICIIAEL GOLDIE, KATHLEEN HELM, CAROLE BOYD

Consultant and presenter Piers Mackesy. Fellow of Pembroke College. Oxford

Series composed and directed by MICHAEL MASON, in collaboration with the National Maritime Museum.

Book (same title) £5.95 paperback, £9.95 hardback from booksellers



BBC Radio 4 FM
Sunday 8 June 1980 22.15
Saturday 13 March 1982 15.30

9: Owners
To the sailor, the ship owner has often been the Demon King who makes a fortune out of his dangers and sufferings. To the ship owner, shipping has often been a hazardous gamble - risky, slump-prone and subject to ruthless international competition.

Rcaders TIMOTHY BATESON, NIGEL LAMBERT, RORERT TROTTER, HENRY KNOWLES, DAVID MARCH, CORDON GOSTELOW, RONALD BADDILEY, MALCOLM TERRIS, RONALD HERDMAN. KATHLEEN HELM, LEONARD MACUIRE, DAVID CASEY, DOUGLAS BLACKWELL, MICHAEL GOLDIE and ANTHONY HALL

Special sound DICK MILLS, BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Consultant and presenter Robin Craig, lecturer in Economic History, University College, London

Series composed and directed by MICHAEL MASON, in collaboration with the National Maritime Museum


BBC Radio 4 FM
Sunday 19 October 1980 22.15
Saturday 20 March 1982 15.30

10: Size, Steel and Steam
The Industrial Revolution, the steel shipyard and the scientific naval architect create ships and seafaring, of a totally new kind: and new kinds of worker to design, build and power them. It is the age of the hammers of the Clyde and Tyne.

Readers ANTHONY HALL, DAVID CASEY, NIGEL LAMBERT, MALCOLM TERRIS, DAVID MARCH, ROBERT TROTTER, LEONARD MAGUIRE, RONALD HERDMAN, GARARD GREEN, RONALD BADDILEY, GORDON GOSTELOW, DAVID ASHFORD and TIMOTHY BATESON

Special sound by DICK MILLS, BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Programme Consultant and presenter Ewan Corlett, Chairman, Burness, Corlett and Partners, Naval Architects.

The series composed and directed by MICHAEL MASON, in collaboration With the NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM

The British Seafarer it published by BBC Publications and Hutchinson at £5 95 paperback and £9.95 hardback


BBC Radio 4 FM
Sunday 26 October 1980 22.15
Saturday 27 March 1982 15.30

11: Missing, Lost and Saved
Men and ships are small; the sea is vast, merciless, and terrifyingly powerful, and there is very little you can do about it. But that little has often included miracles of courage and skill which have proved just enough.

Readers NIGEL LAMBERT, GORDON GOSTELOW. LEONARD MAGUIRE, RONALD BADDILEY, GARARD GREEN, DAVID CASEY DOUGLAS BLACKWELL, MALCOLM TERRIS, ROBERT LANG, MICHAEL GOLDIE, HENRY KNOWLES, ROBERT TROTTER and ANTHONY NEWLANDS

'The Ship in Distress' sung by CHARLES PARKER: 'The Unseaworthy Ship' sung by STORMALONG JOHN: Producer STAN AMBROSE

Special sound DICK MILLS, BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Consultant and presenter Robin Craig, lecturer in Economic History, University College, London

Series composed and directed by MICHAEL MASON. in collaboration with the National Maritime Museum

The British Seafarer is published by BBC Publications and Hutchinson at f5.95 paperback and £9.95 hardback


BBC Radio 4 FM
Sunday 2 November 1980 22.15
Saturday 3 April 1982 15.30

12: The Tramp and the Liner
The tramp steamer was a legend of rust, soot, decks awash and dirty, smelly cargoes bound for steamy or icy ports. The liner was a legend of Metro-Goldwyn-baroque décor; blazing lights, haute cuisine and triple expansion engines 40 foot high. The legends were not too far from reality.

Readers CORDON GOSTELOW, ROBERT LANG, ROBERT TROTTER. MALCOLM TERRIS, RONALD HERD.MAN, HENRY KNOWLES, KATHLEEN HELM, DOUGLAS BLACKWELL, JOE DUNLOP. LEONARD MAGUIRE, ANTHONY NEWLANDS, DAVID CASEY, TIMOTHY BENTINCK and ANTHONY HALL

Special sound DICK MILLS. BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Consultant and presenter Robin Craig, lecturer in Economic History, University College, London

Series composed and directed by MICHAEL MASON, in collaboration with the National Maritime Museum.

The British Seafarer is published by BBC Publications and Hutchinson at £5.95 paperback, and 19.95 hardback


BBC Radio 4 FM
Sunday 9 November 1980 22.15
Saturday 10 April 1982 15.30

13: Fisherman
Small-craft fishing has probably changed less over the centuries than almost any other kind of seafaring. Its centre is timeless - wet, cold and the heavy weight of the catch.

Readers DAVID ASHFORD, LEONARD MAGUIRE, DAVID CASEY, ANTHONY NEWLANDS., RONALD HERDMAN, TIMOTHY BENTINCK. KATHLEEN HELME, BILL MONKS, MICHAEL GOLDIE, JOE DUNLOP

Special sound by DICK MILLS, BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Programme consultant KEITH MATTHEWS, Chairman, Maritime History Group. Memorial University of St John's, Newfoundland

Presenter Basil Greenhill Director, National Maritime Museum. Greenwich

Composed and directed by MICHAEL MASON


BBC Radio 4 FM
Saturday 17 April 1982 15.30

14: Paradise Street and Ratcliffe Highway
The ' sailortowns ' of the great industrial ports of the 19th-century and the early 20th were two-faced: havens of boozy, bawdy bliss and disaster areas where hordes of greedy parasites fleeced the sailor in days of what he earned in years.

Readers: MICHAEL GOLDIE, HENRY KNOWLES, DOUGLAS RLACKWELL, RONALD HERDMAN, ROBERT TROTTER, DAVID CASEY, ANTHONY HALL, ROBERT LANG, CAROLE BOYD, JOE DUNLOP, BILL MONKS, ANTHONY NEWLANDS

Consultant and presenter Michael Stammers. Keeper of Maritime History, Merseyside County Museums

'Stormalong John' produced by STAN AMBROSE BBC Radio Merseyside

Series composed and directed by MICHAEL MASON

Book, same title, is published by BBC Publications and Hutchinson at £5.95, paperback, and £9.95, hardback


BBC Radio 4 FM
Sunday 23 November 1980 22.15

15: Engine-room and Stokehold
In the great steamer the bridge was a gold-braided Olympus; the engine-room a kind of underworld; and the stokehold Hades itself. Yet engineers could regard their huge machines with almost religious devotion; and the sub-human stoker of legend plied in fact a skilled trade.

Readers: ANTHONY NEW-LANDS, LEONARD MAGUIRE. TIMOTHY BENTINCK, ROBERT TROTTER, DOUGLAS BLACK-WELL, BILL MONKS, RONALD BADDILEY, DAVID CASEY, ANTHONY HALL, DAVID ASH-FORD. JOHN HOLLIS, JOE DUNLOP.

Programme consultant and presenter Campbell Mac-Murray, Assistant Keeper, Dept of Mss and Printed Books, National Maritime Museum.

Special sound DICK MILLS BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Composed and directed by MICHAEL MASON


BBC Radio 4 FM
Sunday 30 November 1980 22.15
Saturday 1 May 1982 15.30

16: Master Mariner
To be captain of a ship has always been one of the most demanding and many-sided responsibilities an ordinary citizen can undertake. What sort of men has it produced?

Readers: LEONARD MAGUIRE, JOE DUNLOP, ANTHONY NEWLANDS, MICHAEL GOLDIE, ANTHONY HALL, RONALD BADDILEY, DAVID ASHFORD, BILL MONKS, TIMOTHY BENTINCK, KATHLEEN HELME, CAROLE BOYD, and JOHN HOLLIS

Special sound by DICK MILLS, BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Programme consultant and presenter Basil Greenhill, Director, National Maritime Museum

Series composed and directed by MICHAEL MASON

Book, same title, published by BBC Publications and Hutchinson, £5.95 paperback, £9.95 hardback


BBC Radio 4 FM
Sunday 7 December 1980 22.15

17: The Small Port
“Oh, very busy, you know. you'd see perhaps brigs schooners, little steamers and umpteen barges, ketches, all rigs, you know. Oh, yes, I've seen 'em three abreast along that quay in my young days.”

Readers: MICHAEL GOLDIE, KATHLEEN HELME, CAROLE BOYD, RONALD BADDILEY, DAVID ASHFORD, ANTHONY HALL, JOE DUNLOP. BILL MONKS, JOHN HOLLIS and TIMOTHY BENTINCK

Special sound by DICK MILLS, BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Programme consultant and presenter Basil Greenhill Director National Maritime Museum.

Composed and directed by MICHAEL MASON


BBC Radio 4 FM
Sunday
26 April 1981 22.15

18: Seamanship
Seaman-ship: man relating ship to sea. The sea is vast and immensely powerful: you can make it serve your purposes by skill, but you can never be its master.

Readers RONALD BADDILEY, ANTHONY HALL, LEONARD MAGUIRE, DAVID ASHFORD, MICHAEL GOLDIE, DAVID
MARCH, GORDON GOSTELOW. MALCOLM TERRIS

Programme consultant and presenter Christopher Daniel, Head of the Department of Museum Services, National Maritime Museum.

Composed and directed by MICHAEL MASON

Special sound DICK MILLS of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Book (same title), M.95 hardback. £5.95 paperback from bookshops


BBC Radio 4 FM
Sunday 3 May 1981 22.15
Saturday 22 May 1982 15.30

19: The Mate, the Bosun and the Cook
The captain was God (or the devil), and looms large in literature. But in reality the sailor was much more concerned with ' What's the mate like? Who's going bosun? And who's sailing cook then? '

Readers: ANTHONY HALL JOHN HOLLIS, MICHAEL SHANNON, STEVE HODSON, LEONARD MAGUIRE and GORDON GOSTELOW

Programme consultant and presenter Campbell McMurray, Assistant Keeper, Department of Printed Books and MSS. National Maritime Museum

Series composed and directed by MICHAEL MASON

Book (same title), f9.95 hardback, £5.95 paperback, from bookshops


BBC Radio 4 FM
Sunday 10 May 1981 22.15
Saturday 29 May 1982 15.30

20: The Dreadnought Navy
The Navy's high imperial noon stretched from the 1880s to 1916. It was an age of revolutionary naval technology and patriotic poets. But ratings were often preoccupied with different matters.

Readers ANTHONY HALL, STEVE HODSON. MICHAEL SHANNON, CAROLE BOYD and LEONARD MAGUIRE

Consultant and presenter Henry Baynham.

Series composed and directed by MICHAEL MASON


BBC Radio 4 FM
Sunday 17 May 1981 22.15

21: The Big Port
The Big Port is a pattern as complicated as the weed and barnacles on its own wharfs: ingenuity and blind conservatism, loyalty and corruption - a narrow window on the whole wide world.

Readers ROBERT LANG, STEVE HODSON. JOHN HOLLIS, LEONARD MAGUIRE, MICHAEL SHANNON, ANTHONY HALL and CAROLE BOYD

Programme consultant and presenter Sarah Palmer, Lecturer in History, Queen Mary College, University of London

Compiled and directed by MICHAEL MASON

Book (same title), £5.95 paperback, £9.95 hardback, from bookshops


BBC Radio 4 FM
Sunday 24 May 1981 22.15
Saturday 12 June 1982 15.30

22: Unions - in the everyday life of the sailor from the 1760s to the 1920s.
'” You can organise shore people but seafarin' people are very suspicious of everything you try to organise ...”

Readers HENRY KNOWLES, CAROLE BOYD, MICHAEL SHANNON, JOHN HOLLIS, STEVE HODSON, ANTHONY HALL and LEONARD MACUIRE

Consultant and presenter Norman MeCord, Professor of Social History, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Composed and directed by MICHAEL MASON

Book (same title), £9.95 hard back., £5.95 paperback, from bookshops


BBC Radio 4 FM
Sunday 31 May 1981 22.15
Saturday 19 June 1982 15.30

23: Jutland
In 1916 the steel battleship fleets of Britain and Germany met in the first and last great Dreadnought gun-battle.

Readers MICHAEL SHANNON. LEONARD MAGUIRE and ANTHONY HALL

Special sound by DICK MILLS, BBC Radiophonlc Workshop

Consultant and presenter Peter Nallor, Professor of History, Royal Naval College, Greenwich
Compiled and directed by MICHAEL MASON


BBC Radio 4 FM
Sunday 7 June 1981 22.15

24: The Battle of the Atlantic, 1939-45
"There wasn't one of us without a prayer for those poor blighters in the burning ship. But convoys make you selfish. The ship next to yours may go up and you're sorry for the poor devils in her, but its your own old tub that matters. Sometimes you may hate the sight of her dirty hull, but getting her into port is your one aim in life."

Special sound by Dick Mills, BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Programme consultant and presenter Campben MeMurray, Assistant Keeper, Department of Printed Books and MSS, National Maritime Museum.

Complied and directed by MICHAEL MASON


BBC Radio 4 FM
Sunday 14 June 1981 22.15
Saturday 3 July 1982 15.30

25: Supercarrier - the revolution in seafaring after World War II
The whole industry's changed ... the relationship between officers and men is entirely different. Years ago, the master was the master, but today you can call the master and the mate by their first names ... '

Consultant and presenter Alastair Couper, Master Mariner and Professor of Maritime Studies, University of Wales, Cardiff.

Special sound by DICK MILLS, BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Composed and directed by MICHAEL MASON

Book (same title), f5.95 paperback, £9.95 hardback from booksellers


BBC Radio 4 FM
Sunday 21 June 1981 22.15
Saturday 10 July 1982 15.30

26: Offshore and Undersea
The land has been transformed by man; the sea remains unchanged. Despite the technological revolutions, seafaring remains unchanged too in many ways; yet it is also opening into new dimensions undreamed of before.

Consultant and presenter Alastair Couper. Master Mariner and Professor of Maritime Studies, University of Wales. Cardiff.

Special sound by DICK MILLS. BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Composed and directed by MICHAEL MASON
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BBC The British Seafarer Radio 4

Hi, if the original poster is still interested I have the complete series on tape cassette.

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Hi, if the original poster is still interested I have the complete series on tape cassette.

Malcolm
We are indeed interested and can offer to digitise the said tapes of required. We can then supply a USB drive to you.

Please respond to my email address which has is chrisjbrady AT yahoo DOT com

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As a British Seafarer and a Radio 4 fan I am disappointed and a bit embarrassed that I've never even heard of the programmes. They went "Sailing By".
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At the time the BBC also published a book to accompany the 'British Seafarer' series. I have the latter also - just a case of finding it though.. ;-)
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"The British Seafarer," by Michael Mason, Basil Greenhill & Robin Craig, London 1980. ISBN 0 09 141950 6 With a jacket painting titled "All hands shorten sail" by Frank Brangwyn showing British seafarers entering the rigging of a sailing ship on the wrong side - lee instead of weather. They would then be blown out of the rigging instead of into it. And get a steeper ciimb to perform. But, of course, if the painted sailors did it the right way, the exellent composition of the painting would be ruined.

The book is mostly pictures, but the text there is, is mostly quotations from sailors of all kinds, and quite succint and ilustrative. You may read the whole book in a short evening, but then you would have been quite close to experiencing years of adventure, of mostly tragic, but also of humorous and sometimes also glorious kind. But I suppose hearing the sailors speak, or their words read by people good at it, must be a whole lot better.
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The British Seafarer. I like browsing my copy from time to time. A member of S.N. Nina Baker has two articles in it.
The article by Engine-Room Artificer Leggatt c.1912 really caught the eye.
"When we used to go ashore up Queen's Street, if a Seaman or a Stoker went along with ESSEX on his cap, the harlots used to put their aprons over their sterns as a sign of disgust. She was a hot-bed of sodomy."
They were not P.C. then.
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Episode 2 (Canvas, Hemp and Wood) of the British Seafarer is now available here: https://www.mediafire.com/file/6mhzb...7/bs2.mp3/file
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Episode 9 (Owners) now here: https://www.mediafire.com/file/ejudf...9/bs9.mp3/file
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This thread seems to have died, so I can only assume that no one is interested in acquiring these rare recordings...
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As a British Seafarer and a Radio 4 fan I am disappointed and a bit embarrassed that I've never even heard of the programmes. They went "Sailing By".
I missed it too. I must have been at sea at the time. I was disappointed, but I was heartbroken at missing the sexual revolution in 1963.
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This thread seems to have died, so I can only assume that no one is interested in acquiring these rare recordings...
Hi Saffron,

I was waiting until most became available then I could download and listen in the car, once the lockdown is over.

Thanks for preserving this

I got the book on your recommendation, available quite reasonably on eBay

Thanks again

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Hi Duncan, I'm still in process of digitising the original tapes but well over half way through now (it's a slow business). Not quite sure what to do with the resultant files though as I've not heard from Mr. Chris Brady for quite some time now.
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