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Senior Producer

The People's Songs is the story of modern Britain in 50 records. In the company of the Great British public, I aim to tell the story of the last seven decades via the records that sound-tracked this dramatic and kaleidoscopic period; a period of conflict, social change, parties, prosperity, plenty, poverty, peace and war. For running alongside the social history of Britain is the story of popular music, the single and album, the charts, the clothes, the haircuts and thus this island’s obsession with pop music.


Stuart Maconie looks ahead to episode 1 of The People's Songs - 'Britain in World War II'.


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