The London Chronicles Archive

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Compilation: Home, Fear And Loneliness20120218

The sounds of the historic and influential city, through its music, life, noise and people

London could claim to be the capital of the world in 2012.
It will host the Olympics Games and mark the 60th year of the Queen's reign.

But away from the pomp and tradition, what is life like for the nearly eight million people who call it home?

This is another chance to hear the first three chapters of the London Chronicles.

The audio journeys by Francesca Panetta that lead you through the sounds, life and music on the streets of London.

This is London as you have never heard it before.

*****

The London Chronicles was produced and directed by Francesca Panetta.

For the BBC Pandita Louram, Xavier Zapata and Pearce Lynch. Edited by Fiona Crack.

(Image: Fireworks light up the London skyline and Big Ben just after midnight on 1 January 2012. Credit: Getty Images)

Compilation: Home, Fear And Loneliness20120219
Documentary: London Calling20120714

Can a city retain a memory and if so what does it sound like?

The sounds of the historic and influential city, through its music, life, noise and people

With the 2012 Olympics just days away, Britain's capital city will soon be the sporting centre of the world. But its stories started millenia ago.

London Calling is the final instalment of the BBC World Service's series The London Chronicles.

In it Francesca Panetta goes on an audio journey, away from the fanfare and voices of the venues, to listen to the city's murky and varied past.

Can a city retain a memory, and if so what does it sound like?

London Calling was presented and produced by Francesca Panetta. Sound design was by Nick Ryan, script advice from Tom Chivers and field recordings from London Sound Survey.

Producers for the BBC were Pandita Lorenz, Paul Coletti and Pearse Lynch. The editor was Fiona Crack.

(Image: The sun setting over the Houses of Parliament (Palace of Westminster) in London, with Big Ben in view. Credit: Press Association/Anthony Devlin Silhouetted)

Documentary: London Calling20120715
Fear20120215

The sounds of the historic and influential city, through its music, life, noise and people

London could claim to be the capital of the world in 2012.

It will host the Olympics Games and mark the 60th year of the Queen's reign.

But away from the pomp and tradition, what is life like for the nearly eight million people who call it home?

The London Chronicles by Francesca Panetta brings you the voices and sounds of this historic and influential city.

Each audio journey leads you through the music, life, diversity and noise of the city.

For each chapter a word helps shape the journey, "home", "fear" and "loneliness".

This is London as you have never heard it before.

*****

The London Chronicles was produced and directed by Francesca Panetta.

For the BBC Pandita Louram, Xavier Zapata and Pearce Lynch. Edited by Fiona Crack.

Home20120214

The sounds of the historic and influential city, through its music, life, noise and people

London could claim to be the capital of the world in 2012.

It will host the Olympics Games and mark the 60th year of the Queen's reign.

But away from the pomp and tradition, what is life like for the nearly eight million people who call it home?

The London Chronicles by Francesca Panetta brings you the voices and sounds of this historic and influential city.

Each audio journey leads you through the music, life, diversity and noise of the city.

(Image: Londoners on their daily commute. Credit: Getty Images)

For each chapter a word helps shape the journey, "home", "fear" and "loneliness".

This is London as you have never heard it before.

*****

The London Chronicles was produced and directed by Francesca Panetta.

For the BBC Pandita Louram, Xavier Zapata and Pearce Lynch. Edited by Fiona Crack.

Loneliness20120216

The sounds of the historic and influential city, through its music, life, noise and people

London could claim to be the capital of the world in 2012.

It will host the Olympics Games and mark the 60th year of the Queen's reign.

But away from the pomp and tradition, what is life like for the nearly eight million people who call it home?

The London Chronicles by Francesca Panetta brings you the voices and sounds of this historic and influential city.

Each audio journey leads you through the music, life, diversity and noise of the city.

For each chapter a word helps shape the journey, "home", "fear" and "loneliness".

This is London as you have never heard it before.

*****

The London Chronicles was produced and directed by Francesca Panetta.

For the BBC Pandita Louram, Xavier Zapata and Pearce Lynch. Edited by Fiona Crack.

(Image: A depressed man. Credit: Science Photo Library)

Love20120711

The sounds of the historic and influential city, through its music, life, noise and people

As this historic and influential city readies itself to host the Olympic Games, The London Chronicles by Francesca Panetta takes you on an audio journey through the life of the city to find its many voices and sounds.

Chapters four to six reflect the themes of memory, love and money.

London Calling was presented and produced by Francesca Panetta. Sound design was by Nick Ryan, script advice from Tom Chivers and field recordings from London Sound Survey.

Producers for the BBC were Pandita Lorenz, Paul Coletti and Pearse Lynch. The editor was Fiona Crack.

(Image: Love Hearts, the sweets made by Swizzels Matlow with a love-related message written on one side)

Memory20120710

The sounds of the historic and influential city, through its music, life, noise and people

As this historic and influential city readies itself to host the Olympic Games, The London Chronicles by Francesca Panetta takes you on an audio journey through the life of the city to find its many voices and sounds.

Chapters four to six reflect the themes of memory, love and money.

London Calling was presented and produced by Francesca Panetta. Sound design was by Nick Ryan, script advice from Tom Chivers and field recordings from London Sound Survey.

Producers for the BBC were Pandita Lorenz, Paul Coletti and Pearse Lynch. The editor was Fiona Crack.

(Image: The Thames Embankment in London under construction showing the subway, lower level of the sewer, the Metropolitan Railway and the pneumatic railway. Credit: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Money And Inequality20120712

The sounds of the historic and influential city, through its music, life, noise and people

As this historic and influential city readies itself to host the Olympic Games, The London Chronicles by Francesca Panetta takes you on an audio journey through the life of the city to find its many voices and sounds.

Chapters four to six reflect the themes of memory, love and money.

London Calling was presented and produced by Francesca Panetta. Sound design was by Nick Ryan, script advice from Tom Chivers and field recordings from London Sound Survey.

Producers for the BBC were Pandita Lorenz, Paul Coletti and Pearse Lynch. The editor was Fiona Crack.

(Image: An elderly person holding coins)