BBC Archive Replenished Thanks to Enthusiast

The BBC's Letter from America archive has recently been replenished after a British enthusiast answered the Corporation's plea for recordings of Alistair Cooke's "Letters."

David Henderson provided an astonishing 620 "missing" episodes and follows in the footsteps of Roy Whittaker, another Cooke enthusiast, who supplied 470 on cassettes in November.

The 920-programme online archive covers some of the seminal events in post-war American history up until Cooke's death in 2004 and went live earlier this year.

Broadcast on Radio 4 between 1946 and 2004, it was one of the world's longest-running speech radio programmes with 2,869 "Letters" recorded.

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