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Mon 7 Apr 2014 22:00 BBC Radio 2

57 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 07 April 2014

In 1992 Morrissey appeared on stage draped in a union jack and was hounded for being a racist. Fast forward five years and the flag is everywhere from Noel Gallagher's guitar to Geri Halliwell's mini dress. What had changed? Why was there this new found faith in the power of British pop?

20 years on Stuart Maconie traces the course of Britpop from the back rooms of Camden to the front room of Downing Street. We'll see how this new crop of bands were re-evaluating what it meant to be British, what it said about the country at the time and it's legacy on British music today.

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