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Re: The Secret Life of Phone Numbers

John Smith (
Tue, 04 Jan 2005 20:26:31 GMT

Alan Burkitt-Gray <> wrote in message

> I thought Digest fans would be interested in this programme on BBC Radio 4
> tonight (Monday 27) at 20.00 GMT (3pm ET):

> It's available when broadcast from the BBC Radio Four website in RealAudio
> on
> (you can download a free player if you don't already have it)

> The Secret Life of Phone Numbers

> Dialing up stories from the history of telephony, Ian Peacock recalls the
> days of two-digit phone numbers and purring dial tones, GPO operators and
> mechanical exchanges. He discovers that this era was still with us even as
> digital technology and mobile phones entered our lives in the 1990s.
> Producer Alan Daulby

> The BBC has a listen again facility, also in RealAudio, for up to
> seven days after original broadcast:

> Alan Burkitt-Gray
> 7 Foxes Dale, London SE3 9BD, UK
> tel 020 8463 0365 international +44 20 8463 0365
> mobile 079 6202 1330 international +44 79 6202 1330

Hmmm, can't find this ... Any pointers?


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