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01New Sounds, New Styles2011100420121009

Martin Fry begins a series looking back at the New Romantic era of the early 1980s.

Martin Fry presents a seven-part series looking back at the New Romantic era of the early 1980s. Tonight he asks why, while Britain was in the grip of Thatcherism and recession, the New Romantics closed their eyes and partied. Featuring music from Gary Numan, Spandau Ballet, Kraftwerk, Duran Duran, Ultravox and the Human League.

02Sheffield Steel2011100520121010

Martin Fry considers the Sheffield sound of The Human League, ABC and Heaven 17.

Martin Fry continues his seven-part series looking back at the New Romantic era of the early 1980s.

Three of the most notable bands of the period came from Sheffield - The Human League, ABC and Heaven 17. This programme explores the social and musical conditions that caused the Sheffield sound to storm the charts in the 80s.

Repeated as part of BBC Radio 6 Music Celebrates Sheffield.

03The Image2011100620121011

Martin Fry explores the New Romantic obsession with style and image.

Martin Fry explores the New Romantic obsession with style and image, as the launch of MTV made having a striking look more important than ever. With contributions from Stuart Maconie, Mike Brocken, Andy McClusky and Peter York

04Tears Are Not Enough - The New Romantic Love Song2011100720121012

Martin Fry explores the language of love in the songs of the new romantics.

Martin Fry continues his seven-part series looking back at the New Romantic era of the early 1980s. In this part he explores the language of love in the songs of the Human League, Soft Cell, Culture Club, Duran Duran and ABC.