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There's loads to do on the WikiDelia. If you'd like to help out, you can

  • email me for a free wikidelia-editing account
  • work on one of the non-wiki-writing items and mail me the results
  • make a donation to ensure the WikiDelia's continued existence in the future. Every $6 extends its life by a month.

Admin

Writing the wikidelia

Research

Document recovery

At Manchester

  • Get a copy of James Percival's thesis from Manchester University library.
  • Get a better scan of The Dark Ages glossy magazine article for the photo of Hodgson and Delia. Library catalogue number GB 133 DDA/1/5/19.

Papers to transcribe

Scores to typeset

The following pieces are only known from their scores, so typesetting one will resurrect an otherwise dead piece.

and

Audio to recover

Radio programmes

  • The Cyprian Queen broadcast 2nd March 1964 at 8:30pm on the Home Service
  • The Death of a Jelly Baby/Gravel broadcast
    • 29th May 1964 at 8.45pm on the BBC Third Programme
    • 14th June 1964
  • The Pool broadcast
    • 5th March 1965 at 21:50 on BBC Network Three
    • 22nd March 1965
    • 8th January 1966
  • The Dark Ages broadcast
    • 1st May 1965 at 8.00pm
    • 17th May 1965
  • The Flame broadcast
    • 16th July 1965 on the BBC Third Programme
    • 1st August 1965.
  • An ABC in Sound broadcast 7th January 1966
  • A Bayeux Tapestry broadcast
    • 13 October 1966 at 7:50pm on the Third Programme
    • 1 November 1967 20.35 on BBC Radio 3
    • 2 November 1969 14.30 on BBC Radio 4 FM
  • The Coming of the Car, episode of BBC Radio for Schools series "The Modern World" broadcast 9th November 1966
  • A Year I Remember: A Silence filled with Greek, broadcast
    • 17th January 1967 at 7:30pm on the BBC Third Programme
    • 10th February 1967
  • Home This Afternoon should have Delia's title music from 1967 on.
  • The Applicant radio play
    • 21st December 1967 at 8.50pm on BBC Radio 3
    • 26th April 1968
  • Anti Smoking Campaign for Radio Leeds, late 1968.
  • The Autocrats, in the NPR Earplay series, was broadcast on American radio station KRAB.FM
    • Apr 28, 1974 at 7:30pm
    • Oct 5, 1974 at 8:30pm
    • Apr 30, 1976 at 2:00pm
    • Mar 18, 1977 at 7:30pm

These interviews may be interesting:

  • The Afternoon Shift, 28th March 1997, BBC Radio 4, a programme about the demise of the BBCRW.
  • The BBC has Oram interview quotes in its recording of The World This Weekend: 10 Years of The Radiophonic Workshop (1972)[1] Also on TRW 6843. See if the episode has any mention of Delia or her work.

Where to search:

  • The Old Time Radio Researchers make a lot of old radio recordings available on the web, mostly American series from the 1940s.
  • RadioGOLDINdex lists mostly American radio shows that he used to have but does not provide content.
  • Radio Spirits reissues old American Radio programmes and bought many of the master tapes from RadioGOLDINdex.
  • There are many collectors of British radio recordings, but you have to contact them individually.
  • The British Library Drama and literature recordings
  • The British Library has a collection of BBC Radio recordings but "The BBC Sound Archive Catalogue can currently only be accessed in the British Library's Humanities - floor 2 reading room, where printed catalogues or microfiche (shelfmark HUS025.348209421) detailing pre-1992 holdings can be browsed."[2] although "The online catalogue details a significant proportion of the Library's radio holdings"[3]
  • University College London has some radio programmes, but you need to be a UCL student, member of staff or honorary member of staff.

BBC TV programmes

Where to search:

In libraries/institutions

On the Radiophonic Workshop tapes

On the Attic Tapes

Listening

Misc

  • Get a digital copy of the Attic Tapes and the Ayres hoard.
  • Delia's music for Johnny's Jaunts published on cassette or from off-air recordings.

Audio Processing

Spectrograms

  • Re-do all spectrograms using the repaired sndfile-spectrogram.

System Administration

  • Web server: See if the Score mediawiki extension works when using mediawiki 1.18 to typeset score fragments.
  • Learn how to make automated edits using the Mediawiki API by modifying their example client code
  • Make a torrent of The Bagman
  • Remove the stupid "dangerous file" message when downloading a torrent

References

  1. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/2669735.stm
  2. Search the catalogues for radio recordings at the British Library.
  3. Search the catalogues for radio recordings at the British Library.