I Write The Songs [Radio Wales]

Episodes

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20061223

Alan Thompson returns with a special programme recorded at Newport Centre with Midge Ure and Graham Gouldman.

Alan Thompson returns with a special programme recorded at Newport Centre with Midge Ure and Graham Gouldman

20061225
20061230

Alan Thompson talks to Andrew Farriss the man behind the hits of INXS.

20070106
20070113

Alan Thompson talks to Andy Fairweather Low.

Handbags And Gladrags2016040220160403 (RW)
20160407 (RW)

Mike D'Abo, lead singer of Manfred Mann and songwriter of the 1967 track Handbags and Gladrags, tells Alan Thompson how he wrote the track.

Mike D'Abo of Manfred Mann tells Alan Thompson how he wrote Handbags and Gladrags.

Mike D'Abo of Manfred Mann tells Alan Thompson how he wrote Handbags and Gladrags.

Mike D'Abo of Manfred Mann tells Alan Thompson how he wrote Handbags and Gladrags.

Mike D'Abo, lead singer of Manfred Mann and songwriter of the 1967 track Handbags and Gladrags, tells Alan Thompson how he wrote the track.

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20140219 (RW)

Joan Armatrading and Alan Thompson explore the anatomy of her song, Love and Affection.

Alan Thompson explores the anatomy of classic songs with the artists who wrote them. To begin, Joan Armatrading describes the genesis of her iconic song, Love and Affection.

Joan Armatrading and Alan Thompson explore the anatomy of her song, Love and Affection.

Alan Thompson explores the anatomy of classic songs with the artists who wrote them. To begin, Joan Armatrading describes the genesis of her iconic song, Love and Affection.

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20140226 (RW)

Tom Robinson and Alan Thompson explore the creation of Tom's 1982 hit, War Baby.

Alan Thompson explores the anatomy of classic songs with the artists who wrote them. In this episode, Tom Robinson describes the creation of his 1982 hit, War Baby.

Tom Robinson and Alan Thompson explore the creation of Tom's 1982 hit, War Baby.

Alan Thompson explores the anatomy of classic songs with the artists who wrote them. In this episode, Tom Robinson describes the creation of his 1982 hit, War Baby.

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20140614 (RW)
20140618 (RW)

Former Ultravox frontman Midge Ure describes the creation of Vienna.

Alan Thompson explores the anatomy of classic songs, as former Ultravox frontman Midge Ure describes the creation of Vienna, voted the greatest UK track to miss out on No 1.

Former Ultravox frontman Midge Ure describes the creation of Vienna.

Alan Thompson explores the anatomy of classic songs, as former Ultravox frontman Midge Ure describes the creation of Vienna, voted the greatest UK track to miss out on No 1.

Alan Thompson explores the anatomy of classic songs, as former Ultravox frontman Midge Ure describes the creation of Vienna, voted the greatest UK track to miss out on No 1.

Former Ultravox frontman Midge Ure describes the creation of Vienna.

Alan Thompson explores the anatomy of classic songs, as former Ultravox frontman Midge Ure describes the creation of Vienna, voted the greatest UK track to miss out on No 1.

04 LAST2014030820140312 (RW)
20140425 (RW)
20141231 (RW)

Alan Thompson explores the anatomy of classic songs. Alan talks with Mike Peters, legendary frontman of The Alarm, about their 1988 hit, A New South Wales.

Alan Thompson explores the anatomy of classic songs. Alan talks with Mike Peters, frontman of the Alarm, about their 1988 hit, A New South Wales.

Alan talks with Mike Peters, legendary frontman of The Alarm.

Alan Thompson explores the anatomy of classic songs. Alan talks with Mike Peters, legendary frontman of The Alarm, about their 1988 hit, A New South Wales.

Alan Thompson explores the anatomy of classic songs. Alan talks with Mike Peters, frontman of the Alarm, about their 1988 hit, A New South Wales.

Alan talks with Mike Peters, legendary frontman of The Alarm.

Alan Thompson explores the anatomy of classic songs. Alan talks with Mike Peters, legendary frontman of The Alarm, about their 1988 hit, A New South Wales.

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Alan Thompson talks to Kinks frontman and songwriter Ray Davies.

Alan Thompson talks to Kinks frontman and songwriter Ray Davies.

Alan Thompson talks to founding member of 10cc Eric Stewart.

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20150805 (RW)

Alan Thompson talks to founding member of 10cc Eric Stewart.

Alan Thompson talks to founding member of 10cc Eric Stewart.

Alan Thompson talks to founding member of 10cc Eric Stewart.

Alan Thompson talks to founding member of 10cc Eric Stewart.

0301How Long2016030620160310 (RW)

Alan Thompson talks to Paul Carrack, who discusses his song How Long.

Alan Thompson talks to Paul Carrack, who discusses his song How Long.

Alan Thompson talks to Paul Carrack, who discusses his song How Long.

0302Total Eclipse Of The Heart2016031220160313 (RW)
20160317 (RW)

Bonnie Tyler describes how Jim Steinman wrote Total Eclipse of the Heart, the 1980s hit that made her the only Welsh artist to top the US charts, for her.

Bonnie Tyler describes how Jim Steinman wrote Total Eclipse of the Heart for her.

Bonnie Tyler describes how Jim Steinman wrote Total Eclipse of the Heart for her.

Bonnie Tyler describes how Jim Steinman wrote Total Eclipse of the Heart, the 1980s hit that made her the only Welsh artist to top the US charts, for her.

0303China In Your Hand2016032020160324 (RW)

Carol Decker of T'Pau reveals the story behind China in Your Hand.

Carol Decker of T'Pau reveals the story behind China in Your Hand, inspired by Mary Shelley's gothic novel Frankenstein.

0304Perfect2016032620160327 (RW)
20160331 (RW)

Mark Nevin, writer of Fairground Attraction's Perfect, reflects on the song that won the 1989 Brit award for best single.

Mark Nevin reflects on Fairground Attraction's Perfect.