Roy Palmer English Folk Music Collection

A spy called Oliver

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:28:15

  • Shelf mark

    1CDR0007271 (copy of C1023/45)

  • Recording date

    1967-10

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Roy Palmer collection

  • Recording locations

    BBC studio on Derby Road, Nottingham

  • Performers

    Harris, Roy (singer, male), Andrews, Geoffrey (speaker, male), Christian, Roy (speaker, male), Knapp, Terence (speaker, male), Hancock, Chris (speaker, male), Bosley, Keith (speaker, male) (narrator)

  • Producers

    Powell, David

  • Recordist

    Palmer, Roy

  • Description

    Item notes: Includes fragments of songs sung by Roy Harris. Radio documentary commissioned to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the 1817 Pentrich Uprising, the last attempted revolution against the Government in England, focussing particularly on William Oliver, who was working an agent provocateur for Lord Sidmouth, the Home Secretary. Broadcast by an unidentified radio station, October 1967.

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A spy called Oliver

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