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Six Months On

Assistant Producer

With British summer failing to make a notable appearance as yet it comes as a bit of a surprise that we’ve actually passed the halfway mark in our landmark series. In fact, we passed it a couple of weeks ago (with our ‘Cigarettes and Alcohol’ episode). It’s been an amazing six months, filled with some priceless memories and observations from you, the listeners.

But, of course, you’re more than just listeners: you’re contributors. The People’s Songs couldn’t ever have been made (or even conceived) without you in mind. And the rest of the series still gives many opportunities for you to join in and become part of this living history.

Amongst the episodes yet to come we’re looking at a huge range of topics to do with life in Britain over the last 50 years. Things like school & education, homes & housing, the British countryside and just going out dancing on a weekend.

Things that nearly all of us have some experience of or an opinion on.   

Here’s a sample of the kind of questions we’re asking people to talk about:

-              Your memories of listening to comedy songs in the 1950’s

-              Your experiences of going to see musicals at the theatre or even being in amateur dramatics productions?

-              Your memories of football – playing and watching – growing up?  How do you think football has changed over the years?  And what music do you most associate with ‘the beautiful game’?

-              Were you at Wembley in 1985 for Live Aid?   Or did you watch it on TV?  What are your memories of that day?

If you want to know more about the full range of shows coming up you can find a full list here.

As for HOW to contribute, full details can be found on our Ways To Contribute page: from email to social media. And we’d still like to hear you talk about any subject that’s either been explored or is yet to come via our Audioboo channel. It’s a really simple way of sending us your thoughts online in a recording. And for any of you new to such things, there’s a useful explanatory video available to watch online, showing you how to use the site and app. We look forward to hearing from you!

Now, on with the next six months...


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