Every show will be on BBC iPlayer until December 2013, or you can download for a small fee
We're asking the British public to choose the topic and song for our final, 50th episode.
- European electronica's influence on world music Duration: 00:31 Are 'Friends' Electric? - A Dystopian Vision
- Gary Numan's ever-changing look Duration: 00:28 Are 'Friends' Electric? - A Dystopian Vision
- Re-recording Telstar with the original Tornados Duration: 00:37 Telstar - The Sound of the Future
- Nigel - How on earth did the Daleks cope with stairs? Duration: 00:24 Telstar - The Sound of the Future
- Kate Carr - Political songs Duration: 00:27 Part of the Union - We All Stand Together
- Linda: Unrest in 1977 Duration: 00:52 God Save the Queen - When Punk Rocked Jubilee Britain
The People's Songs GalleryFind out how you can visit our interactive exhibition space,
The People's Songs Gallery,
at the British Music Experience within The O2, London.
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We want to hear from YOU!We're asking Radio 2 listeners to get involved to help make this landmark series.
Our aim is to tell the social history of Britain over the last 70 years, to paint a picture of the nation's people and how the 50 songs we've picked soundtracked their lives during this period.
Your contributions will be central to every episode of the series. We're looking for memories, comments and even photos that help to tell the story of our shared history.
Take a look at the episodes that we're making, and get in touch.
- What influence did each record have on your life?
- Where were you living at the time and what were you doing?
- What memories does each song conjure in your mind?
You can send us an email now
or read about other ways to contribute
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