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The People's Songs Episode guide

  1. Merry Xmas Everybody - The People's Choice

    Your suggestions are in... It's Chriiiistmaaas!

    First broadcast: 11 Dec 2013

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  2. Radio Ga Ga - A Celebration of Radio

    Stuart looks at the very medium which brought music to the ears of the British public.

    First broadcast: 04 Dec 2013

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  3. Solsbury Hill - Our Love of the Countryside

    Stuart Maconie ponders how popular music reflects Britain's love of the great outdoors.

    First broadcast: 27 Nov 2013

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  4. Our House - Home Is Where the Heart Is

    Stuart studies how the importance of home ownership in Britain is mirrored in pop music.

    First broadcast: 20 Nov 2013

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  5. Living in the Past - Progressive and Art-School Rock

    Stuart focusses on the era of Progressive Rock music.

    First broadcast: 13 Nov 2013

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  6. Another Brick in the Wall - The Best Days of Our Lives?

    Another Brick in the Wall - The Best Days of Our Lives?

    First broadcast: 06 Nov 2013

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  7. The Love Cats - A Peculiarly British Style

    Stuart focusses on the early 80s and the notion of the Goth.

    First broadcast: 30 Oct 2013

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  8. You Should Be Dancing - Living for the Weekend

    Stuart looks at our desire to welcome in the weekend.

    First broadcast: 23 Oct 2013

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  9. One Day Like This - The Music Festival Experience

    Stuart Maconie examines how the British music festival became a universal experience.

    First broadcast: 16 Oct 2013

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  10. Do They Know It's Christmas? - How Pop Found a Social Conscience

    How Sir Bob Geldof's success in galvanising rock royalty changed charity work forever.

    First broadcast: 09 Oct 2013

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  11. Bye-Bye Baby - Pop Heartthrobs

    Teen heartthrobs have been part of modern culture from Rudolph Valentino to Harry Styles.

    First broadcast: 02 Oct 2013

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  12. Move It - The British Take on Rock 'n' Roll

    Cliff Richard's first hit ushered in a very British take on an American import.

    First broadcast: 25 Sep 2013

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  13. 5:15 - Youth Tribes

    Pop's journey from tribalism to multi-cultural smorgasbord.

    First broadcast: 18 Sep 2013

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  14. World in Motion - The British Love of Football

    New Order's combination of rap and football highlights our love of the beautiful game.

    First broadcast: 11 Sep 2013

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  15. Shipbuilding - The Falklands War

    Robert Wyatt's single spotlights the ambivalence of a nation brought together in wartime.

    First broadcast: 04 Sep 2013

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  16. Don't Cry for Me Argentina - Musicals

    Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit demonstrates the UK's unerring love of musical theatre.

    First broadcast: 28 Aug 2013

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  17. Bleeding Love - X Factor and Talent Shows

    Do TV talent shows shorten the lifespan of a star's career and make us all talent scouts?

    First broadcast: 21 Aug 2013

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  18. The Ying Tong Song - Comedy and Popular Music

    How the Goons's two-chord classic epitomises the UK's love of novelty comedy hits.

    First broadcast: 14 Aug 2013

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  19. Give Ireland Back to the Irish - The Troubles

    Stuart Maconie looks at the political trouble and music around the early to mid 1970s.

    First broadcast: 07 Aug 2013

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  20. How Soon Is Now? - The Sound of the Post-Industrial North

    The Smiths epitomise the true independence of Northern indie music.

    First broadcast: 31 Jul 2013

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  21. Wannabe - Girl Power and Feminism

    How five young women reinvented feminism for themselves in the late 90s.

    First broadcast: 24 Jul 2013

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  22. Light Flight - The Folk Revival

    The marriage of folk and electricity gives British folk a new lease of life.

    First broadcast: 17 Jul 2013

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  23. Tubthumping - Environmentalism and Anti-Globalism

    Chumbawamba's hit proved that radical dissent was still possible in the charts.

    First broadcast: 10 Jul 2013

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  24. Gold - Thatcherism and the aspiration of the 80s

    How the aspirational culture of Thatcherism became reflected in the UK's charts.

    First broadcast: 03 Jul 2013

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  25. Dedicated Follower of Fashion - Swinging London

    London becomes the epicentre of the Swinging '60s; the rest of the UK looks on enviously.

    First broadcast: 26 Jun 2013

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  26. Lad and Ladette Culture

    Stuart looks at the lad and ladette culture which began in the early 1990s.

    First broadcast: 19 Jun 2013

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  27. Y Viva Espana - The Advent of Package Holidays

    How the arrival of affordable foreign holidays introduced the British public to new tastes

    First broadcast: 12 Jun 2013

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  28. Paranoid - The Birth of Heavy Metal

    How the industrial noise of the West Midlands helped give birth to a whole new genre.

    First broadcast: 05 Jun 2013

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  29. Can't Get You Out of My Head - Manufactured Pop and Svengalis

    How a diminutive Aussie soap star went from actress to diva and reinvented bubblegum pop.

    First broadcast: 29 May 2013

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  30. I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor - Social Networking and iPod Culture

    The burgeoning internet allows the Arctic Monkeys to turn the music business on its head.

    First broadcast: 22 May 2013

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