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ChrisJBrady Radio Ballads Anniversary Programme (77* d) RE: Radio Ballads Anniversary Programme 02 Apr 12

In the search for programmes in the Radio Ballads format - here are three excellent ones.


Sound the Jubilee

As part of the BBC Abolition season, Genevieve Tudor's Sunday Folk has a specially recorded radio version of the New Scorpion Band's Sound the Jubilee - music and readings from the history of slavery.


Ballad of the Miners' Strike

Date: Tue 02/Mar/10 22:30
Duration: 1hr

In specially commissioned songs to mark the 25th anniversary of the end of the miners' strike, Radio 2 explores how lives were changed by the year-long dispute (1984-85). The Ballad of the Miners' Strike is a forthright and powerful exploration of contrasting human experiences.


The Lost Days of Steam

A programme about various aspects of the railway industry featuring stories from railway workers and songs from folk singers who have an interest in railways past and present


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