Thought this might be of interest to some on my friendslist. (Via the Zineplosion board.)

Zines on BBC4…


Zine Scene (1/2)
15 January 2008
Tuesday 15 January 2008 11:30-12:00 (Radio 4 FM)

Jarvis Cocker explores the history of fanzines, small publications designed and produced by devotees of popular phenomena.

With the help of fanzine makers, collectors and experts, including Roger Sabin, Teal Triggs, Jon Savage and John Robb, Jarvis discovers the origin of fanzines in science fiction, long before the explosion of home-made fanzines during the punk rock days of the late 1970s.


Zine Scene (2/2)
22 January 2008
Tuesday 22 January 2008 11:30-12:00 (Radio 4 FM)

Jarvis Cocker explores the history of fanzines, small publications designed and produced by devotees of popular phenomena.

He looks at contemporary DIY publications, including a comic strip diary from Brighton called Morgenmuffel and the regional-based zines Mercy and Go! Zinemakers and historians, including Dave Haslam, Liz Naylor, Roger Sabin and Teal Triggs, explain the survival of paper-based fanzines in the age of the internet.

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