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Oracle 1992

31st December 2010 - From Ant :

At this time of year I'm always reminded of how long it has been since Oracle disappeared - 18 years ago this evening in fact. With that in mind. thought you might like this. Bits and pieces of it have been floating around in various forms for a while but at the moment I think this is probably the most complete and restored version of the full last night of Oracle. Sourced from an SVHS recording, processed with some teletext hardware that basically did its best to repair the pages from as many repeat cycles as it could make out, and - after much procrastination - a certain amount of human repair (that would be me then).

P105/01 ORACLE 105 Thu31 Dec ITV 2254:15
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 Renowned author and critic VS          
 Pritchett, 92, becomes a companion of  
 honour. The writer, who was knighted in
 1975, is best known for short stories. 
 Composer Malcolm Arnold, 71, is        
 knighted, while Welsh operatic soprano 
 Margaret Price, 51, becomes a dame.    
 Best-selling novelist Catherine        
 Cookson, 86, described as the queen of 
 romantic fiction, also becomes a dame. 
 Meanwhile, conservationist Iain Douglas
 -Hamilton, who has worked for years to 
 save the African elephant, gets an OBE.
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