Girl offers to replace Big Ben's bongs during upcoming renovation

By Maev Kennedy

Eight-year-old listener writes to BBC radio volunteering her own recordings as substitute for the clock's chimes

Eight-year-old Phoebe Hanson, a devoted listener to BBC Radio 4, was horrified to hear the bongs from Big Ben will stop next year while the clock is repaired, and wrote to the PM programme, volunteering to provide a replacement.

In a letter to Roger Sawyer, the show's editor, Phoebe offered to hum the chimes and play an instrument for the bongs, recording everything on the microphone she would bring to the studio.

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