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“Good afternoon! it's Monday 20th of March 2017, one o'clock in the afternoon, and this is the news at the top of the hour from our news cat Mog Mittens…”

 

That’s how Tommy the Learned Cat starts his afternoon show on BBC Radio! 

 

Lots of important topics in the feline world are discussed on Tommy's show: 

   

     from the latest news in politics (the Feline Society is debating the response to the Canine Society which accused the cats of being responsible for the extinction of 33 different species),

 

     to the world of science (did you know that scientists proved recently that every single domesticated cat can be traced back to one of the five Аfrican wild cats?),

 

     to the world of sports (Nānākuli, the one-Eyed Rescue Cat in Hawaii, became the first feline surfer recorded in the history of feline-kind). 

 

And while listeners are enjoying the lovely miaow mixing of music featuring titles that clawed their way to the top 10 in the charts, Tommy tells his little readers about the history of radio and the British Broadcasting Company. 

 

BBC began gathering families around bulky old radio sets in 1922, back in the day when television and internet were still non-existing terms. From Children’s Hour, the first children’s program aired on BBC radio, to CBeebies, the modern day’s weekly broadcast, Tommy tells how children were always an important part of BBC radio’s audience. 

 

And for those little readers interested in technology, Tommy offers a tour around the studio and explains what the varies microphones, displays, mixers, monitors and speakers are used for. 

 

 

Join Tommy, our Radio Cat , in his BBC radio studio, to celebrate 95 years since BBC’s first broadcast on 14th of November 1922. 

 

‘Radio Cat: Tommy the Learned Cat goes to BBC’ is out and available on Amazon sites worldwide.

 

This book is a special gift to BBC Coventry & Warwickshire. The first 10 copies will be presented to our BBC Local Radio service serving the county of Warwickshire (94.8, 103.7 and 104 MHz FM) on BBC's 95th birthday.