Alan Freeman investigates the myths and legends of swinging London.
Alan Freeman remembers the Beatles and the British invasion of the USA.
Alan Freeman assesses British pop up to 1963 and the arrival of the Beatles.
Alan Freeman looks into the Californian surf sound.
Alan Freeman looks at the teen idols of the late 1950s and early 60s.
Alan Freeman concludes the series by looking at pop music's involvement with global issues
Alan Freeman delves deep into the murky world of the record industry.
Alan Freeman peers into the darkness of the recording studio and plots its evolution.
Alan Freeman takes a look at the rave scene of 1988 onwards.
Alan Freeman unpicks sampling, the basis for much of the dance music in the 1980s and 90s.
Alan Freeman takes a close look at the art of the remix.
Alan Freeman celebrates the music of LA and west coast America.
Alan Freeman explores the world of the singer songwriter. First broadcast in 1994.
Alan Freeman celebrates women's contribution to popular music.
Alan Freeman takes a look at the controversy generated by militant forms of rap.
Alan Freeman explores the origins of rap music.
Alan Freeman celebrates heavy rock.
Alan Freeman tells the story of the Jimi Hendix, the Seattle-born guitar virtuoso.
Alan Freeman celebrates the electric guitar and some of those who play it.
Alan Freeman explores the post-1960s careers of the major Motown artists.
Alan Freeman celebrates Bob Marley.
Alan Freeman celebrates the musical contributions of the small island of Jamaica.
Alan Freeman celebrates synth-pop.
Featuring extracts from Nik Cohn's Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night.
Alan Freeman celebrates the music that emerged from the city of Philadelphia.
Alan Freeman celebrates James Brown and the funkiest music ever recorded.
Alan Freeman celebrates the 'new breed' of independent labels in Britain from 1976 to 1981
Alan Freeman charts the rise and fall of the ultimate punk band - the Sex Pistols.
Alan Freeman looks back at the rise and fall of punk rock in Britain.
Alan Freeman explores the world of teen idols and the managers who pull the strings.