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The Story of Pop Episode guide

  1. The Global Village

    52/52 Alan Freeman concludes the series by looking at pop music's involvement with global issues

    First broadcast: 24 Feb 2011

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  2. Music for Money

    51/52 Alan Freeman delves deep into the murky world of the record industry.

    First broadcast: 23 Feb 2011

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  3. Where the Sun Don't Shine

    50/52 Alan Freeman peers into the darkness of the recording studio and plots its evolution.

    First broadcast: 22 Feb 2011

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  4. Raving, I'm Raving

    49/52 Alan Freeman takes a look at the rave scene of 1988 onwards.

    First broadcast: 21 Feb 2011

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  5. It's a Steal - Sampling

    48/52 Alan Freeman unpicks sampling, the basis for much of the dance music in the 1980s and 90s.

    First broadcast: 20 Feb 2011

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  6. Re-Make, Re-Model

    47/52 Alan Freeman takes a close look at the art of the remix.

    First broadcast: 19 Feb 2011

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  7. Living on the Fault Line

    46/52 Alan Freeman celebrates the music of LA and west coast America.

    First broadcast: 18 Feb 2011

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  8. I Want You to Hurt Like I Do

    45/52 Alan Freeman explores the world of the singer-songwriter.

    First broadcast: 17 Feb 2011

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  9. Girls' Talk - Women in Music

    44/52 Alan Freeman celebrates women's contribution to popular music.

    First broadcast: 16 Feb 2011

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  10. Parental Discretion Is Advised

    43/52 Alan Freeman takes a look at the controversy generated by militant forms of rap.

    First broadcast: 15 Feb 2011

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  11. Rap It Up

    42/52 Rap It Up: Alan Freeman explores the origins of rap music.

    First broadcast: 14 Feb 2011

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  12. Kerrrrannnng!

    41/52 Alan Freeman celebrates heavy rock.

    First broadcast: 13 Feb 2011

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  13. King Guitar

    40/52 The life and music of Jimi Hendrix, presented by Alan Freeman.

    First broadcast: 12 Feb 2011

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  14. Kiss My Axe

    39/52 Presented by Alan Freeman.

    First broadcast: 11 Feb 2011

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  15. The Graduates

    38/52 Alan Freeman explores the post-60s careers of the major Motown artists.

    First broadcast: 10 Feb 2011

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  16. The Tuff Gong

    37/52 Alan Freeman celebrates Bob Marley.

    First broadcast: 09 Feb 2011

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  17. Smile Jamaica

    36/52 Presented by Alan Freeman.

    First broadcast: 08 Feb 2011

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  18. Synthetic Material

    35/52 Presented by Alan Freeman.

    First broadcast: 07 Feb 2011

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  19. Another Saturday Night

    34/52 Featuring extracts from Nik Cohn's Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night.

    First broadcast: 06 Feb 2011

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  20. Philly Groove

    33/52 Presented by Alan Freeman.

    First broadcast: 05 Feb 2011

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  21. All That Funky Stuff

    32/52 Alan Freeman celebrates James Brown and the funkiest music ever recorded.

    First broadcast: 04 Feb 2011

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  22. Today's Music Today

    31/52 Alan Freeman celebrates the 'new breed' of independent labels in Britain from 1976 to 1981

    First broadcast: 03 Feb 2011

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  23. Young, Loud and Snotty

    30/52 Alan Freeman charts the rise and fall of the ultimate punk band - The Sex Pistols.

    First broadcast: 02 Feb 2011

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  24. A Reasonable Guide to a Horrible Noise

    29/52 Alan Freeman looks back at the rise and fall of punk rock in Britain.

    First broadcast: 01 Feb 2011

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  25. Hit Factories

    28/52 Alan Freeman explores the world of teen idols and the managers who pull the strings.

    First broadcast: 31 Jan 2011

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  26. Glam Slam

    27/52 Alan Freeman looks back at the glam rock era from 1970 to 1975.

    First broadcast: 30 Jan 2011

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  27. A Trip on the London Underground

    26/52 Alan Freeman explores the progressive music scene in Britain from 1967 to 1971.

    First broadcast: 29 Jan 2011

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  28. Pomp It Up

    25/52 A look back at the mid-to-late 1960s, when musicians wanted to be taken seriously.

    First broadcast: 28 Jan 2011

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  29. Let's Go Get Stoned

    24/52 Alan Freeman explores the relationship between musicians and drugs.

    First broadcast: 27 Jan 2011

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  30. Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine

    23/52 Alan Freeman takes a look at the 1960s US underground scene.

    First broadcast: 26 Jan 2011

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