Puppets with strings

When you were busy watching an International Rescue organisation save the world week after week, you could soon forget they were only puppets. Unless you saw the strings.


It’s not an instruction. It’s not a suggestion. It’s the name of a company that once put cables beneath our city streets. The company is long gone but its ghosts are still there.


Once we had Interludes between the pieces of our live TV broadcasts. Nowadays, we no longer need them. Or maybe we still do…?

The Listener

Published by the BBC, the main aim of The Listener was to disseminate talks and lectures broadcast by the BBC. The title of the magazine reflects the fact that, at the time, you had to listen to the BBC because it only broadcast on the radio.