Tintin in the Land of the Soviets - Sample Frame

BBC Local Radio celebrates 90th anniversary of Hergé’s Adventures of Tintin today

Tintin in the Land of the SovietsCelebrating the 90th anniversary of The Adventures of Tintin, Simon Doyle, an expert on the character, will be appearing on 13 (possibly 15) BBC radio stations, from 10.00am onwards today, to talk about Tintin’s creator Hergé and the the start of the series back in 1929.

Tintin in the Land of the Soviets - Sample Frame

In The Crab With the Golden Claws, published in English for the first time in 1958, Captain Haddock made a trip to Broadcasting House in London, to make a radio broadcast on the BBC Home Service.

Today, for the 90th anniversary of The Adventures of Tintin and Snowy, Simon Doyle – one of the team behind Tintinologist.org, the oldest and largest English-language, non-official Tintin fan-site on the Internet, is at  New Broadcasting House, to appear as a guest on several BBC local radio stations!

He’ll be chatting to the presenters about Tintin, Hergé and the books in the run-up to the anniversary of the first publication of Tintin in the Land of the Soviets (Tintin au Pays des Soviets), first published in Le Petit Vingtième between 10th January 1929 and 11th May 1930. Published in book form in 1930 and re-published in book form in 1973 as part of Les Archives d’Hergé, it was first published in English as a black and white album, translated by Leslie Lonsdale-Cooper and Michael Turner, in 1989.

Tintin - Captain Haddock on the RadioHere’s a list of the shows Simon should be appearing on, and approximate times (if known) for the item. If you want to check the most current information on the broadcasts, check Simon’s Twitter feed @tintinologist.

“In a small number of cases, I will be recording something for inclusion in a later programme, so don’t have details as yet for them, ” says Simon.

If you can’t catch them at the time, you should be able to find them for listening to later on BBC Sounds (available to anywhere in the world).

10:00 BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester – Malcolm Boyden – about 10:08
09:30 BBC Radio Lincolnshire – Melvyn in the Morning – about 10:15
09:00 BBC Radio Leeds – The Stephanie Hirst Show – about 10:22
10:00 BBC Radio Sheffield – Paulette Edwards – about 10:38
09:00 BBC Radio Cumbria – Kevin Fernihough – about 10:45
10:00 BBC Radio Berkshire – Sarah Walker – about 10:52
09:00 BBC Radio Shropshire – Jim Hawkins – about 11:08
09:00 BBC Radio Nottingham – Mark Dennison – about 11:15
09:00 BBC Radio Cornwall – David White – about 11:22
10:00 BBC Radio Suffolk – James Hazell – about 11:30
12:00 BBC Radio Leicester – Jimmy Carpenter Show (Jack Rafferty sitting in) – recorded segment, we don’t know timing
13:00 BBC Radio Oxford – Lilley Mitchell – recorded segment, don’t know timing
??:?? BBC Radio Scotland – Interview to be recorded, not sure for where or when

• Tintinologist.org | Simon Doyle is on Twitter @tintinologist

First publication dates of every Tintin book on Tintinologist

• See also on Twitter #tintin90 | #Tintin | #Hergé

Tinton © Copyright © Hergé / Moulinsart 2019

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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