In the middle of last Saturday's 3-hour special on R4 Extra, there was
a 1997 programme about the cassette that I found rather entertaining.
Here it is, with the R4X continuity from the same presenter, for those
interested in revisiting attitudes toward the cassette when it still
seemed a commercially viable medium.

File: The Curse of the Cassette - 1997-03-08 (R4X 2019-11-16).mp3



The Curse of the Cassette

Kaleidoscope Feature, Saturday, 8 March 1997, 19.20
Repeated Friday 9.30pm
Rebroadcast on R4 Extra, Sat 16 Nov 2019 as part of 'Hardware,
Software, Anywhere'

Nick Baker discovers the downside of a design classic - the Philips
audio cassette. Industrial espionage, audio piracy, romance and lost
sticky labels in a tale that fits neatly on one C60. With Tony Benn,
the Ayatollah Khomeini, and a real woman who could have stepped out of
Nick Hornby's novel High Fidelity.

Produced by Nigel Acheson