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197D01Folk19971119Singer-songwriter Billy Bragg charts working-class music in the UK and USA in a four-part series.

In the first programme, he looks at folk music.

With contributions from Richard Thompson, Martin Carthy, Pete Seeger, Roy Harris and Colin Irwin.

197D02Blues19971126Singer-songwriter Billy Bragg charts working-class music in the UK and USA in a four-part series.

In the second programme, he looks at the blues, with contributions from Mark Knopfler, Lonnie Donegan, Mick Taylor, Sid Griffin, Paul Oliver and Charlie Gillett.

197D03Country19971203Singer-songwriter Billy Bragg charts working-class music in the UK and USA in a four-part series.

In the third programme, he looks at country music, with contributions from Steve Earle, Jimmy Nail, Chely Wright, Sid Griffin, Tony Russell.

197D04 LASTRock N Roll To Uk Beat Boom19971210Singer-songwriter Billy Bragg charts working-class music in the UK and USA.

In the last programme, he looks at rock and contemporary music, with contributions from Mark Knopfler, Elvis Costello, Lonnie Donegan, Steve Earle, Jimmy Nail, Mick Taylor, Pete Seeger, David Hepworth and Paul Gambaccini

Singer-songwriter Billy Bragg charts working-class music in the UK and USA.

In the last programme, he looks at rock and contemporary music, with contributions from Mark Knopfler, Elvis Costello, Lonnie Donegan, Steve Earle, Jimmy Nail, Mick Taylor, Pete Seeger, David Hepworth and Paul Gambaccini

199D01Roots To Rock N Roll19991117Jimmy Nail presents a six-part series focusing on the way working-class life has been charted in popular music.

1: `Roots to Rock 'n' Roll'.

This first programme looks at how R and B music from the US Deep South of the 40s and 50s combined with the country flavour of poor whites like Elvis to give rise to 50s and 60s rock 'n' roll and rockabilly.

This first programme looks at how R & B music from the US Deep South of the 40s and 50s combined with the country flavour of poor whites like Elvis to give rise to 50s and 60s rock 'n' roll and rockabilly.

199D02Rock N Roll To Uk Beat Boom19991124Jimmy Nail presents a six-part series focusing on the way working-class life has been charted in popular music.

2: Rock 'n' Roll to UK Beat Boom.

This second programme looks at how British beat combos originated in the UK coffee bar scene and moved on from their early derivative roots to produce a distinctive sound of their own.

199D03Classic 60s Pop Uk And Usa19991201Jimmy Nail presents a six-part series focusing on the way working-class life has been charted in popular music.

3: `Classic 60s Pop UK and USA'.

This third programme continues the story of pop in the UK and the transition in America rock 'n' roll to pop.

3: `Classic 60s Pop UK & USA'.

199D04Gospel To Soul19991208Jimmy Nail presents a six-part series focusing on the way working-class life has been charted in popular music.

4: Gospel to Soul.

Tracing the songs of the slaves, from the cotton fields into the churches of the Deep South, and their incorporation into gospel music via legendary artists like Mahalia Jackson and Aretha Franklin

199D05Ska And Reggae19991215Jimmy Nail presents a six-part series exploring how working-class life has been charted in popular music.

5: Ska and Reggae.

Highlighting how African rhythms and work songs found expression as R & B in the USA and how they were transformed by West INDIAn influences, filtering through as ska, rocksteady and reggae in Jamaica and the rest of the Caribbean.

Highlighting how African rhythms and work songs found expression as R and B in the USA and how they were transformed by West INDIAn influences, filtering through as ska, rocksteady and reggae in Jamaica and the rest of the Caribbean.

199D06 LASTContemporary Pop And Rock - Uk/usa19991222Jimmy Nail concludes the series exploring how working-class life has been charted in popular music.

6: `Contemporary Pop and Rock - UK/USA'.

This final programme features music from the 60s onwards from the likes of Paul Weller, Elvis Costello and Squeeze on this side of the Atlantic, and American performers including Meat Loaf, John Mellencamp and Mary Chapin Carpenter.