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A.S.
07-02-2011, 10:13 PM
This thread showcases radio programmes which have the power to paint pictures in the mind.

A.S.
07-02-2011, 10:15 PM
BBC reporter "Dominic Arkwright meets people who have made life-changing phone calls. Alice Brooking was on the phone to her sister when an Air France Concorde crashed into her Paris hotel."

The link is here (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00y2d7j/The_Call_Series_2_Episode_1/):

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00y2d7j/The_Call_Series_2_Episode_1/

I wept as I hear this news - I recall working on the production line at the time. Not only was it a tragedy for those who lost their lives and for their families, but at a stroke it ended a technological era that I won't see again in my lifetime. Anglo-French Concorde for British Airways - and perhaps surprisingly less so for Air France - was a commercial project, a long-time symbol of European collaboration, cutting edge technology and the human spirit. An era ended abruptly and miserably due to a tiny human error.

BAS-H
08-02-2011, 12:37 PM
A very good example that makes me wish I had heard this programme. A tragic example of the butterfly effect.

My example of picture-painting radio programmes is much simpler I'm afraid - it is drama. Particularly Nick Warburton's 'Snow Goose' on BBC last May.

{Moderator's comment: we'll see if we can get a copy of this programme here.}