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23/03/2017
BBC Radio 4

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    1. Musicals galore from Radio 4 Extra

      BBC Radio 4 Extra is delighted to announce a five-week Summer run of classic musicals. We’ve been given access to Radio 2’s extensive – and impressive – back-catalogue of exclusively recorded works, from the mid-90s.

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    2. Writer

      ‘Queens Of Noise – Get It On’ is the story of all-girl band Velveteens as they clamber up the slippery slope to success in the late 80s /early 90s based on fact, by writers - Roy Boulter and Louise Wener.

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    3. Author

      In 1967 Pauline Butcher, then a 21-year-old secretary, was sent to a London hotel on a typing assignment. The client turned out to be avant-garde American musician Frank Zappa.

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    4. In the 1950s and 60s every band played on BBC Radio had to first audition in front of the forbidding Talent Selection Group. Safe to say, Auntie’s gatekeepers weren’t impressed with this bunch of musical blow-ins (to be fair, many in the early stages of their careers). Read the audition notes…

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    5. Writer, Broadcaster, Jazz Historian

      Writer, broadcaster and Jazz historian Alyn Shipton discusses why he was compelled to write new biography Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter.

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    6. Broadcaster

      Broadcaster and Presenter Samira Ahmed discusses the influence of David Bowie throughout her life, and his particular appeal for British Asian women.

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    7. Tracey Thorn describes why she wrote her memoir, 'Bedsit Disco Queen' which takes in teenage diaries and punk, the resilience of her 30-year relationship with Ben Watt, pop star success, and giving it all up for motherhood.

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    8. Singer/Songwriter

      Proud Essex boy Billy Bragg uses his poetic licence to fashion an homage to the tarmacked beauty of the A13. A road which heads east from Whitechapel in the heart of the East End alongside the Thames for forty miles until it hits the wide sands of Shoeburyness.

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    9. My name is Shaun Keaveny, I am a music broadcaster, and a long-term sufferer of a sometimes debilitating condition. It is devastatingly virulent, indiscriminate, and can strike the patient down at any time, anywhere. It is the Earworm. An earworm is a parasitic little fragment of music that b...

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