In A Nutshell [Leonard Rossiter]

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Einstein Watch Maker1981031420161113 (BBC7)
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Musings on technological advances in society as seen in the humble wristwatch. From 1981.

Writer Barry Pilton's musings on assorted topics. Read by Leonard Rossiter

"As science and the microchip redesign the world in their image, it seems the most obsolescent piece of merchandise is man."

Technological advances in society and the humble wristwatch explained by Leonard Rossiter.

Written by Barry Pilton.

Producer: Louise Purslow

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in March 1981.

"As science and the microchip redesign the world in their image, it seems the most obsolescent piece of merchandise is man."

Technological advances in society and the humble wristwatch explained by Leonard Rossiter.

Producer: Louise Purslow

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in March 1981.

New York, New York1981021420161106 (BBC7)
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A snapshot from the 80s of this unique city, brought to life by writer Barry Pilton.

Writer Barry Pilton's musings on assorted topics. Read by Leonard Rossiter

"I got myself wedged on a train, and immediately it left the station a knife-fight began, apparently to the death..."

A snapshot from the 1980s of the unique American city recalled by Leonard Rossiter.

Written by Barry Pilton.

Producer: Louise Purslow

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in February 1981.

"I got myself wedged on a train, and immediately it left the station a knife-fight began, apparently to the death..."

A snapshot from the 1980s of the unique American city recalled by Leonard Rossiter.

Producer: Louise Purslow

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in February 1981.

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A breakthrough in 'ecological physics' is scandalously ignored.

Writer Barry Pilton's musings on assorted topics. Read by Leonard Rossiter

"He first came to public attention as defender of the earth's ozone layer, which was threatened by intensive American aerosol deodorant usage."

A breakthrough in 'ecological physics' is scandalously ignored as revealed by Leonard Rossiter.

Written by Barry Pilton.

Producer: Louise Purslow

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in February 1981.

A breakthrough in 'ecological physics' is scandalously ignored as revealed by Leonard Rossiter (1926-1984).

Written by Barry Pilton.
Producer: Louise Purslow

"He first came to public attention as defender of the earth's ozone layer, which was threatened by intensive American aerosol deodorant usage."

Producer: Louise Purslow

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in February 1981.

01An Instant Opinion1981020720161016 (BBC7)
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Leonard Rossiter offers a satirical musing on the effect of slogans on badges and t-shirts

Writer Barry Pilton's musings on assorted topics. Read by Leonard Rossiter

"Nowadays, the key question in any political or philosophical movement is, "Can we get it on a badge?"

Leonard Rossiter (1926-1984) delivers a satirical musing on the effect of slogans on badges and t-shirts.

Written by Barry Pilton.
Producer: Louise Purslow
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1981.

Leonard Rossiter (1926-1984) delivers a satirical musing on the effect of slogans on badges and t-shirts.

Leonard Rossiter offers a satirical musing on the effect of slogans on badges and t-shirts

Writer Barry Pilton's musings on assorted topics. Read by Leonard Rossiter

"Nowadays, the key question in any political or philosophical movement is, "Can we get it on a badge?"

Producer: Louise Purslow

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1981.

01An Instant Option1981020720180512 (BBC7)
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Leonard Rossiter offers a satirical musing on the effect of slogans on badges and t-shirts

Writer Barry Pilton's musings on assorted topics. Read by Leonard Rossiter

02Hold The Back Page1981030720161030 (BBC7)
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A disastrous foray into journalism is recounted in embarrassment.

Writer Barry Pilton's musings on assorted topics. Read by Leonard Rossiter

"The paper's policy was to identify with the man in the street - and unfortunately, our man in the street seemed to have escaped from some sort of asylum."

A disastrous foray into journalism is recounted in embarrassment by Leonard Rossiter (1926-1984).

Written by Barry Pilton.

Producer: Louise Purslow

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in March 1981.

A disastrous foray into journalism is recounted in embarrassment by Leonard Rossiter (1926-1984).

Writer Barry Pilton's musings on assorted topics. Read by Leonard Rossiter

"The paper's policy was to identify with the man in the street - and unfortunately, our man in the street seemed to have escaped from some sort of asylum."

A disastrous foray into journalism is recounted in embarrassment by Leonard Rossiter (1926-1984).

Producer: Louise Purslow

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in March 1981.

06Double Cross Benchers1981090620161120 (BBC7)
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Politics and the shock of party loyalty.

Writer Barry Pilton's musings on assorted topics. Read by Leonard Rossiter

07Dear Mother Of God1981022820161127 (BBC7)
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If the Son of Man returned, how would Christianity celebrate?

Writer Barry Pilton's musings on assorted topics. Read by Leonard Rossiter

"And lo! there also appeared an enormous great basilica, 500 car parks, infinite miracle hamburger stands and souvenir shops."

If the Son of Man returned, how would Christianity celebrate? Ponderings from Leonard Rossiter.

Barry Pilton's mercurial musings..

Producer: Louise Purslow

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in September 1981.