Don't Start Me Talking

The story of pop music in Britain told exclusively by the people who listened to it - the fans.

By talking to the fans who were there at the time, the series offers an unique perspective on the careers of artists like Bill Haley, Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, the Sex Pistols and others.

But it's a lot more besides.

Who were the founders of the Edwardian Drape Society? Whose mum wouldn't let him go out in public because he'd done his hair with lard? Who thought the Beatles were like something from another planet? What's the connection between skinheads and fashion temple Biba? How did satin and tat become anarchy in the UK? What happened if you went to school dressed like Alice Cooper?

Ordinary men and women from up and down the UK tell us about their lives in music - the stars, the fashions, school, work, the sex, the drugs and, of course, the rock'n'roll.

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20070816

...about Elvis

Elvis Presley, the 'King of Rock'n'Roll', died 30 years ago today, and this special programme gives UK fans an opportunity to share their memories of the night that he died, and to reflect on what Elvis means to them.

Told entirely in the words of the public - and by turns revealing, moving and funny - the programme is a unique slice of British social history. The mix of first hand testimony, news archive and Elvis music presents a compelling tapestry of events around those momentous days in August 1977.

Elvis Presley, the 'King of Rock'n'Roll', died 30 years ago today, and this special programme gives UK fans an opportunity to share their memories of the night Draw Batons

20070928

...about Radio 2

The story of the last days of the BBC's Light Programme and the birth of Radio 2 told entirely in the words of the great British public. This episode gives a voice to the most important person in the radio equation - the listener.

20080613

...about The Beatles

1/2. The story of The Beatles in the words of their fans, offering an unique insight into the way the Fab Four impacted on the everyday and the commonplace.

We hear from the band's earliest fans and from those swept up in the tidal wave of Beatlemania. How did the Beatles change our attitudes to music, sex and drugs? What affect did they have on the way we dressed, the way we thought and the way we looked at the world?

Part of Radio 2's Liverpool season.

20080620

...about The Beatles

2/2: The story of The Beatles in the words of their fans, offering an unique insight into the way the Fab Four impacted on the everyday and the commonplace.

We hear from the band's earliest fans and from those swept up in the tidal wave of Beatlemania. How did the Beatles change our attitudes to music, sex and drugs? What affect did they have on the way we dressed, the way we thought and the way we looked at the world?

Part of Radio 2's Liverpool season.

20080627

...about Dance Music. Clubbers up and down the UK reminisce about the way dance music has impacted on their everyday lives.

0120060808

1/4. The story of pop music in Britain told exclusively by the people who listened to it - the fans. By talking to the fans who were there at the time, the series offers an unique perspective on the careers of artists like Bill Haley, Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, the Sex Pistols and others.

But it's a lot more besides. Who were the founders of the Edwardian Drape Society? Whose mum wouldn't let him go out in public because he'd done his hair with lard? Who thought the Beatles were like something from another planet? What's the connection between skinheads and fashion temple Biba? How did satin and tat become anarchy in the UK? What happened if you went to school dressed like Alice Cooper?

Ordinary men and women from up and down the UK tell us about their lives in music - the stars, the fashions, school, work, the sex, the drugs and, of course, the rock'n'roll.

But it's a lot more besides. Who were the founders of the Edwardian Drape Society? Whose mum wouldn't let him go out in public because he'd done his hair with lard? Who thought the Beatles were like something from another planet? What's the connection between skinheads and fashion temple Biba? How did satin and tat become anarchy in the UK? What happened if you went to school dressed like Alice CoopeDraw Batons

0220060815

2/4. The story of pop music in Britain told exclusively by the people who listened to it - the fans. By talking to the fans who were there at the time, the series offers an unique perspective on the careers of artists like Bill Haley, Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, the Sex Pistols and others.

But it's a lot more besides. Who were the founders of the Edwardian Drape Society? Whose mum wouldn't let him go out in public because he'd done his hair with lard? Who thought the Beatles were like something from another planet? What's the connection between skinheads and fashion temple Biba? How did satin and tat become anarchy in the UK? What happened if you went to school dressed like Alice Cooper?

Ordinary men and women from up and down the UK tell us about their lives in music - the stars, the fashions, school, work, the sex, the drugs and, of course, the rock'n'roll.

0320060822

3/4. The story of pop music in Britain told exclusively by the people who listened to it - the fans. By talking to the fans who were there at the time, the four part series offers an unique perspective on the careers of artists like Bill Haley, Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, the Sex Pistols and others.

But it's a lot more besides. Who were the founders of the Edwardian Drape Society? Whose mum wouldn't let him go out in public because he'd done his hair with lard? Who thought the Beatles were like something from another planet? What's the connection between skinheads and fashion temple Biba? How did satin & tat become anarchy in the UK? What happened if you went to school dressed like Alice Cooper?

Ordinary men and women from up and down the UK tell us about their lives in music - the stars, the fashions, school, work, the sex, the drugs and, of course, the rock'n'roll.

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4/4. The story of pop music in Britain told exclusively by the fans. Fans who were there offer a unique perspective on the careers of artists such as Bill Haley, Elvis and many others.