Find out about the process of making the 2006 Radio Ballads.
HAVE YOUR SAY
"I was lucky enough to be lectured at college by Charles Parker (producer of the original Radio Ballads in the 1960s). Now, 30 years later, I feared the Radio Ballad as an art form had gone the way of the herring fishing, mining, steel, and ship-building industries. I am delighted that this series proves me wrong. As someone who works in commercial radio, I will defend the BBC to the death while it continues to make programmes like these."