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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.

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Sound the Jubilee

http://www.bbc.co.uk/shropshire/content/articles/2007/03/17/abolition_sound_the_jubilee_feature.shtml

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.

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Ballad of the Miners' Strike

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00r33b2

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.

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The Lost Days of Steam

http://www.themusicwellhome.co.uk/programme.aspx?path=LostDaysOfSteam

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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