The People's Songs: The story of post-war Britain in 50 records

Thursday 6 December 2012, 17:31

Paul Murphy Paul Murphy Senior Producer, A&Mi

Tagged with:

Teen Heartthrobs Teen Heartthrobs: From Valentino to Harry Styles

The People's Songs starts in the New Year on 2 January. It's a 50-part series will tell the story of modern Britain through 50 records that have helped define British culture. The image is from the episode on Pop Heartthrobs.

The series is organised by themes and the producers would like listeners to contribute their memories, stories and comments to be used in the series and on the website. You can see the themes (and the first 40 records) for the programmes on the People's Songs website. The last ten will be revealed in the New Year.

In this clip presenter Stuart Maconie previews episode 24 on the rise of package holidays and the music of the time:

In order to see this content you need to have both Javascript enabled and Flash Installed. Visit BBC Webwise for full instructions. If you're reading via RSS, you'll need to visit the blog to access this content

How the arrival of affordable foreign holidays introduced the British public to new tastes

And in this clip from the first episode June, 81 from Liverpool, reminisces about the popular request show Forces Favourites, which gave a special meaning to songs chosen by the listeners during World War Two:

In order to see this content you need to have both Javascript enabled and Flash Installed. Visit BBC Webwise for full instructions. If you're reading via RSS, you'll need to visit the blog to access this content

June recalls a wartime request show. Joan & Frank talk about women working for the troops.

Paul Murphy is senior producer, Audio and Music Interactive

Tagged with:

Comments

Be the first to comment

Share this page

More Posts

Previous
Revolutionary Radio: Broadcasting the revolution

Friday 16 November 2012, 16:19

Next
BBC Academy: BBC Radio and the Olympics

Tuesday 11 December 2012, 17:38

About this Blog

The BBC Radio team explain their decisions, highlight changes and share news from all of BBC radio.

Blog Updates

Stay updated with the latest posts from the blog.

Subscribe using:

What are feeds?

Most Recently Commented