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Britain's Most Dangerous Songs: Listen to the Banned

From My Little Stick of Blackpool Rock to God Save the Queen, this is the story of ten records from the 1930s to the present day that have been banned by the BBC. The reasons why these songs were censored reveals the changing controversies around youth culture over the last 75 years, with Bing Crosby and the Munchkins among the unlikely names to have met the wrath of the BBC.

With contributions from Carrie Grant, Paul Morley, Stuart Maconie, Glen Matlock, Mike Read and Jon Robb.

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1 hour

Last on

Sun 11 Jun 2017 00:10


Role Contributor
DirectorJenny MacLeod
Executive ProducerPauline Law

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