Classic BBC Radio Theme ~ Sports Report (Out Of The Blue)





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Published on Aug 30, 2009

This is Out Of The Blue, by Hubert bath, it has been used for the BBC Sports report radio programme for many years, This is a re-recording by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Sports Report is one of the longest-running programmes on British radio. It started in the first week of 1948, and has always been aired from 5.00 to 6.00 p.m. on Saturday evenings during the football season,

It went out on the BBC Light Programme, where it stayed until 25 April 1964. On 22 August 1964 it became part of Sports Service and moved to the wavelengths of the BBC Third Programme (used for other purposes during daytime hours), where it initially started at the earlier time of 4.42 p.m.. On 4 April 1970, however, it moved back to what had by then become BBC Radio 2, where it stayed until 25 August 1990 (throughout this time it was part of Sport on 2). From 1 September 1990 to 26 March1994 it was on the original BBC Radio 5, and since 2 April 1994 it has been heard on BBC Radio 5 Live (on both of these networks it has been part of Sport on 5 then renamed 5 Live Sport in 2006).

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