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British poet Murray Lachlan Young takes a lyrical look at the shadowlands of Goth and the Gothic. He's joined by music and film writer and presenter Andrew Collins to talk in depth about the genre that spawned in the post-punk 80s. First broadcast in 2017.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Leonard Cohen

    Sisters Of Mercy

    • Columbia Records.
  • M√ľnchner Rundfunkorchester & Kurt Eichhorn

    O Fortuna (from Carmina Burana)

  • Philharmonia Orchestra

    Taste The Blood of Dracula (Excerpt)

  • Bauhaus

    She's In Parties

    • Beggars Banquet.
  • The Cure

    A Strange Day

  • Killing Joke

    Love Like Blood

    • Polygram TV.
  • Bo Diddley

    Who Do You Love

    • Chess.
  • Hank Williams

    The Angel Of Death

  • The Mission


  • Joy Division

    Dead Souls

  • Nico & The Invisible Girls

    All Tomorrow's Parties

  • Siouxsie and the Banshees


    • Polydor.
  • The Sisters of Mercy

    Lucretia My Reflection

  • The Temptations

    Runaway Child Runnin' Wild

    • Tamla Motown.
  • The Cure

    One Hundred Years

  • The Doors

    Love Her Madly

    • Elektra.
  • The Birthday Party

    Release The Bats

  • Dead Can Dance

    De Profundis (Out of the Depths of Sorrow)

  • The Southern Death Cult

    Fat Man

  • The Sisters of Mercy

    Marian (Version)

  • Echo & The Bunnymen

    The Cutter

    • Korova.
  • Tim Curry

    Sweet Transvestite

  • UK Decay

    The Black Cat

  • This Mortal Coil

    Song To The Siren

    • 4 A.D.
  • Red Lorry Yellow Lorry

    Talk About The Weather

  • Bauhaus

    Bela Lugosi's Dead