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The story of the British teenager continues, through music, archive and reminiscence. John Peel covers the rise and fall of punk, the disco boom and riots in the cities.

Another chance to hear the acclaimed series (first broadcast in 1985) telling the story of the British teenager through music, archive and reminiscence.

This episode, Pretty Vacant, covers the rise and fall of punk, the John Travolta-inspired disco boom and riots in the cities. The series is introduced by John Peel and was first broadcast in 1985.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Arctic Monkeys

    Suck It & See

    • Domino.
  • Thomas Dolby

    Europa And The Pirate Twins

    • Parlophone.
  • Oasis

    The Masterplan

    • CD SINGLE.
    • Big Brother.
  • Prince & The New Power Generation

    7

    • (CD Single).
    • Warner Bros.
  • Ian Brown

    Whispers

    • Polydor.
  • The Pretenders

    Stop Your Sobbing

    • Real.
  • PJ Harvey

    A Place Called Home

    • Island.
  • British Sea Power

    It Ended on an Oily Stage

    • Rough Trade Records.
  • The Beatles

    Please Please Me

    • The Beatles: 1962-1966.
    • Apple.
    • 7.
  • Temples

    Colours To Life

    • Heavenly Recordings.
  • Peter Gabriel

    No Self Control

    • Island.

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