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Audio.  It would be lovely to discover a cache of 2MT recordings hidden away in a secret vault somewhere, but - in 1922 we had no reel to reel tape recorders, cassette players or mp3 recorders!

 

As far as we know there were no actual broadcast recordings made, however there are various documentary & interview recordings of Peter Eckersley recreating the sound of 2MT at a later date & also of other hut members telling the 2MT story.

 

We have collected a variety of 2MT & radio related documentary programmes & these are available to listen to via an internet service called 'Internet Archive'. You can listen to some of these programmes by clicking on the players below, or, visit our page on the Internet Archive for more programmes by clicking here -

Sounds from the Ether - A BBC Essex documentary circa 1986, detailing the invention of the wireless & the birth of broadcasting, & covering the 2MT story.

Sounds from the Ether - A BBC Essex documentary circa 1986, detailing the invention of the wireless & the birth of broadcasting, & covering the 2MT story.

60 Years of Radio - An Essex Radio documentary circa 1982, detailing the start of British broadcasting & the history of Guglielmo Marconi, & covering the 2MT story.      

Radio Lives - Peter Eckersley - A fascinating insight into the talented & complicated life of Peter Eckersley, in this 1994 Radio 4 documentary.

The Wireless Sings by Tim Wander - A Hosiprog Production. Tim's play recreates the time before & after Dame Nellie Melba's first concert in 1920 from the Chelmsford Marconi New Street Works.

Two Emma Toc Writtle by Tim Wander - A Hosiprog Production. The 2MT broadcasts are recreated in this radio play, letting us listen in behind the scenes of the first 2MT transmissions.

Tuning In - Archive on 4 -  A look at early BBC history & the development of wireless, including the important role played by Peter Eckersley. Radio 4 2012.

The First Pirate - Radio Normandy & Captain Plugge. A look at Captain Leonard Plugge & the transmissions from Radio Normandy to the UK. Radio 4 2000.

The Eccentric Entrepreneur - A further insight into the life of Captain Leonard Plugge & his role in early broadcasting. Radio 4 2014.

A Brief History of TIM - An affectionate look at the history of 'TIM' - the speaking clock. BBC Radio 4 documentary 2016.

The Lincolnshire Poacher - The fascinating & strange story of the Numbers Stations. BBC Radio 4 documentary 2005.

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