Arabic Science and Industry

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Arabic Science and Industry is Delia's 23-second long 'arabic' version of the signature tune for a radio programme Science and Industry, which ran from the late 50s to the present day.[1]

A signature tune was created in 1959 by Maddalena Fagandini and Phil Young[2] and in 1962[3][4] Delia created a new theme for BBC producer Mrs D. C. Ingrams.[4]

It also gets called "Arabic Science and History" and the notes to its Radiophonic Database entry read:[4]

First Hi Fi sig as Workshop had just got new tape machine (Phillips)
Tape also contains all make up material.


And the following three sides of manuscript are paper-clipped together with the above:


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  1. See references to Science and Industry.
  2. Science and Industry credited to Phil Young on BBC Radiophonic Workshop - 21.
  3. Clipped together with her papers for Arabic Science and Industry is a BBC stores requisition form dated 10.8.62.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Tape Library List entry for TRW 5009.