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26-09-2014 10:16
Doomwatch is the best show around

31-05-2014 09:13
Missed you this week.. Happy Birthday Alex for Sunday. you misunderstood my text last week as I meanth a local broadcast audience. ie Local Bar or suchlike

04-11-2013 00:50
Fantastic first show Alex and great to hear Patrick Henningsen again

03-04-2013 21:37
Good guest this week. When is someone going to knock on the Royals' door???

20-03-2013 21:40
pass the parcel lol

War of the Worlds - 1938 - Orson Welles

Nearly 75 years on, and the debacle that was the American radio broadcast of 'War of the Worlds' as performed by Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater remains to this day a lesson in how people take what they are told by the mainstream media as gospel. This, obviously, despite it being easily proved to be quite ridiculous. One reviewer absolutely nailed what it demonstrated about society, and is as true today as it was back then...

"They have shown up the incredible stupidity, lack of nerve and ignorance of thousands. They have proved how easy it is to start a mass delusion. They have uncovered the primeval fears lying under the thinnest surface of the so-called civilised man. They have shown that man, when the victim of his own gullibility, turns to the Government to protect him against his own errors of judgement." - Dorothy Thompson, 'On The Record' column, New York Tribune, 2 November 1938.

She was commenting on the Orson Welles radio broadcast of "War of the Worlds", heard in its entirety by very few, which was the reason for its huge effect on those who relied on heresay and the hearing of extracts that they then took out-of-context.


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