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Damon Albarn is the songwriter and frontman with the bands Blur and Gorillaz, both of which have a massive international following. Listen to the highlights of his programmes below.

Damon investigating Mali's waste disposal

Mali Recycling

Damon went to Mali for the Today Programme to report on their attitude towards waste. He found that in Mali much more is precious and everything with value is recycled, reused and remade.

As the environment becomes more important, does their attitude towards waste hold lessons for Britain?


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Brian Eno
Nuclear Disarmament

Brian Eno argues for nuclear disarmament and the chairman of the Commons Defence Select Committee responds.

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Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
Table Tennis bats
Table Tennis

An ardent fan, Damon joins the England table tennis team’s training camp to assess their chances in the Beijing Olympics.

Listen to Damon's table tennis exploits
English table tennis association
The Great Mosque in Damascus
A rapper in Damascus

London-based Syrian rapper Eslam Jawaad returns to Damascus to meet Iraqi refugee musicians forced to flee their own country. 

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Santa
Christmas Presents

What do the children of the world really want for Christmas?

Listen to children's christmas wishes
Compact Disk
Future of the Music Industry

Damon Albarn's manager, Chris Morrison, takes us through 45 years of dramatic changes in the music industry.

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John Cooper Clarke
Alternative Thought for the Day

Poet John Cooper Clarke provides an alternative Christmas thought for the day.

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Damon Albarn in Mali
Damon Albarn's programme

The Gorrillaz and Blur frontman explains the issues and ideas behind his programme.

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