Celestial Weasel (celestialweasel) wrote,
Celestial Weasel
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Too obscure for Wikipedia, until now

A few weeks ago I was discussing on Twitter with one of my imaginary friends the BBC radio childrens' programme 4th Dimension - in the context of BBC 4 Extra cutting back on childrens' programmes. I mentioned that I remembered 4th Dimension having a serial by Anthony Buckeridge with a girl protagonist. My imaginary friend said he had spotted the serial in the list whilst looking at old Radio Times's in the British Library but hadn't noticed it was by Buckeridge.
Some Googling came up with this

"Liz ("4th. Dimension" series) Anthony Buckeridge 6 R4 4.5.1974 8.6.1974 Helen Worth/Jill Lidstone/Diana Bishop/Anthony Buckeridge " on a site listing lost radio plays - ironically it only came high up the sort order because I search for 'Anthony Buckeridge Fourth Dimension Angela' misremembering the name of the eponymous protagonist.

Anyway, now the BBC have put the Radio Times archive on line you can find the details here: http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/e74f3b408f944e08a3d388a2d5d939de
Viz:
4.30 Liz
A comedy serial play in six parts by ANTHONY BUCKERIDGE
Play produced and programme edited byGRAHAM GAULD

Notice also:
4.5 In My Opinion
ANN MOORE , ROLF HARRIS and TONY SOPER give their views on questions put by children of Witton Middle School, Droitwich, Malvernshire.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH

Ooh er, Rolf Harris.

Having put a name to the serial and finding that it is lost, is somehow rather sad. Though of course this was 1974 so maybe someone has a cassette somewhere. Not that I particularly want to listen to it again. It is more the nostalgia, small boys, Puffin Posts for goalposts, isn't it. Eh?

Anyway, Anthony Buckeridge's Wikipedia page didn't mention Liz. Until now.

http://www.dinosaurgardens.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/07-fourth-dimension.mp3 Fourth Dimension theme - was it really this slow?
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