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Producer Jill Misson on making the series
"I never thought I would sit at my desk with tears rolling down my cheeks.Continue reading at the BBC Radio blog
My colleagues are now used to the sight of me sobbing and it's one guaranteed way to get them to make you a cup of tea. It still surprised me though the first time I saw Jeremy Vine wiping a tear from under his glasses.
It was Jeremy who came up with the idea for this special series for Remembrance week. Each programme features an interview with the mother of a fallen soldier in which she tells the story of his life and his death and shares the songs he loved to listen to.
The soundtrack is an eclectic mix from rock to rap to rave. There's a football chant, a soaring school hymn, a party anthem and a beautiful piece of classical cello. The music takes the mothers back to a particular time or place and the memories that emerge paint a picture of the son she lost."
BBC NEWS: JEREMY VINE WRITES ABOUT THE SONGS MY SON LOVED
"For me personally, meeting these mums has been the most important and moving thing I have done in 25 years in journalism."Read more on BBC News
Jeremy Vine explores what makes us human with leading thinkers and writers in this landmark BBC…