'Listening For Pleasure - The Radio Work of Tony Barrell' (ABC Radio National - 360 Documentaries - 2011)

A tribute to the work of outstanding features maker and ABC broadcaster Tony Barrell who died earlier this year. Tony was without doubt a great original, and his contribution to the ABC has been extraordinary, as a journalist, as documentary maker in both radio and TV, as producer of wonderfully creative and entertaining radio features, and as writer and producer of drama. He worked across many areas of the ABC, from 2JJ, to TV, to Radio National and writing for The Drum. The breadth of his achievement and the scope of his restless curiosity was enormous. He leaves a remarkable legacy.
This program dips into his work from across all those years, from the late 70's at 2JJ with Sunday Afternoon at the Movies, through his long-standing interest in Japan and things Japanese, to the Prix Italia winning program Tokyo's Burning. Tony's thoughts about his work and the radio feature are captured in interview with academic and broadcaster Eurydice Aroney.

Presenter: Amanda Stewart
Producers: Jane Ulman, Russell Stapleton & Sharon Davis
Sound Engineer: Russell Stapleton
First Broadcast: 11th June, 2011
Duration: 53:58
Network: ABC Radio National
Webpage: http://www.abc.net.au/rn/360/stories/2011/3227437.htm

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In The Dark Sydney: A Tribute to Tony Barrell

ABC Radio National and 2SER 107.3 are proud to be supporting the very first In the Dark listening event in Sydney, at GoodGod Small Club on Friday June 17th, 2011.

The first Sydney In the Dark will be a particularly spcial event which will pay tribute to radio documentary producer, film-maker and writer Tony Barrell who sadly passed away earlier this year.  Tony had an incredible career covering a diverse range of stories from across the globe.  Tony was recently described as, “wickedly funny, deeply serious and highly intelligent”. He leaves a remarkable and highly influential legacy which In the Dark is proud to share and celebrate.

Russell Stapleton is a sound engineer and good friend of Tony’s and together they worked on many award winning pieces.  Russell will be selecting some of Tony’s best work to play on the night and will also describe what it was like working with such a creative mind. http://www.inthedarkradio.org/

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'3x3' (ABC Radio National - Radio Eye - 2007)

3x3 - More details of Tony's 3 part radio program on the number 3 to follow. Meanwhile, enjoy.....

Producer: Tony Barrell
First Broadcast: April 2007
Durations: 22:26, 25:27, 20:38.
Network: ABC Radio National

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'The Great Marconigram' (ABC Radio National - 2001)

In these compiled excerpts we'll hear Tony's contributions to the 2-hour feature 'The Great Marconigram', which was produced in 2001 as part of ABC Radio's celebrations of 100 years since Guglielmo Marconi's first successful radio transmission across the Atlantic.

Presenter: Tony Baldwin
Producers: Robyn Ravlich, Russell Stapleton & Tony Barrell
First Broadcast: 12th December, 2001
Duration: 40:10 (exceprts from original 2hrs)
Network: ABC Radio National
Webpage: http://www.abc.net.au/rn/events/radio100/marconi.htm

'Tokyo's Burning' (ABC Radio National - Radio Eye - 1995)

Tokyo's Burning was made to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the mass firebombing of Tokyo in March 1945 in which 100000 people died and several million were 'de-housed'.The feature includes eyewitness accounts from Japanese on the ground, and the French war correspondent Robert Guillain and a B 29 bomber pilot who describes in vivid detail the firestorm created by napalm. May 24 is the anniversary of the second big attack on Tokyo. The feature explores the history of the bombardment of civilian populations since the beginning of aerial warfare and also challenges the conventional wisdom that the atomic bombs were 'necessary' to end the war.

Tokyo's Burning won a Prix Italia for radio documentary.

Producers: Tony Barrell
Sound Engineer: Russell Stapleton
First Broadcast: 1995
Duration: 51:22
Network: ABC Radio National

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'No Flares On Me' (Triple J - 1987)

In this 3 part series called 'No Flares On Me' we'll hear Tony tell the story of the seventies heyday of British punk. This noisy and inspired radio period piece recalls the time when punk was at its maximum velocity.
By the mid to late seventies, pop music had more or less exhausted itself, bloated on a diet of artrock, glitter and general excess. People were waiting for the Next Big Thing and it came in the form of promoter Malcolm McLaren and four lads calling themselves The Sex Pistols.

We hear the voices of John Lydon, Malcolm McLaren, Siouxsie Sioux, Joe Strummer, Jamie Reid, Simon Frith, John Savage and Norman Tebbit.

Producers: Chris Norris, Graeme Bartlett and Tony Barrell
First Broadcast: 1987
Duration: 57:49, 31:35, 1:05:13
Network: Triple J

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'The Decade That Turned Into A Radio Program' (ABC Radio 2JJ - 1979)

An hour-long feature made by the views, opinions and attitudes of two groups of year 10 students. They argue the toss about: what's going to happen to Australia and the world in general - immigration, computers, the Dismissal, disco and punk and terrorism. They all get an airing - as does the music of the day, in a free-flowing gambol through the Seventies. Also, from the late 1980s the corny old 'adventures in the world of sound' into another dimension by the team that produced a series of audio extravaganzas under the generic title The Works.
Producers: Tony Barrell & Patrick Gibson
First Broadcast: December 1979
Duration: 1:08:05
Network: ABC Radio 2JJ

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