Episode 2

The Music Group, Series 5 Episode 2 of 5

John Cooper Clarke and psychiatrist Sube Banerjee are joined by the actress Samantha Morton to discuss three personally significant pieces of music.

Amongst their choices are a classic slice of secular gospel, a 1970s punk rock call to arms; and a song that is guaranteed to get one music group member dancing, exactly one minute fifty seconds into the track.

Along the way we find out what head teachers like to play to pupils in assembly and the influence Joe Strummer had on dementia strategy at the Department of Health. We also discover the difference between song writing and poetry, in the English language, and who stole John Cooper Clarke's hair.

The Music Choices are:
Please, Please, Please by James Brown
The Famous Flames White Man (In Hammersmith Palais) by The Clash
Scarlet Fields by The Horrors

Presenter: Phil Hammond
Producer: Tamsin Hughes
A Testbed production for BBC Radio 4.

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