Episodes

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Genome: [r1 Bd=19931102]

Jonathan King continues his ten-part airing of the issues surrounding the music industry.

3: Sex and Protest. These two vital ingredients, providing vital publicity for artists and songs, are found in the oddest places. "The programme may offend," warns Jonathan. "But then so do all the programmes I do," he adds. A Unique Broadcasting production

Genome: [r1 Bd=19931102]

Unknown: Jonathan King

Genome: [r1 Bd=19931116]

Jonathan King continues his ten-part survey of the music industry. 5: Tunes.

"We've got singers coming out of our ears, it's good songs we're short of," says one industry insider.

Tonight Jonathan dissects the melodies that carry the hits. What makes a good melody? Who makes them? And, in this age of sample and cover versions, is there a finite number of songs? A Unique Broadcasting production

Genome: [r1 Bd=19931116]
Genome: [r1 Bd=19931123]

6: Words.

Continuing his survey of the music industry,

Jonathan King asks where the tunes would be without words?

Instrumental, that's where. Clever words, spiteful words, intelligent words, stolen words, words that changed the world.

A Unique Broadcasting production

Genome: [r1 Bd=19931123]
Genome: [r1 Bd=19931130]

7: The Sound of Music.

Jonathan King lifts the lid on the hardware of popular music - the production, the engineering, the formats.

Has the technology become more important than the music? Punk and house proved it was possible to make a hit record in your bedroom but could that still be done with today's technology?

A Unique Broadcasting production

Genome: [r1 Bd=19931130]
Genome: [r1 Bd=19931207]

8: The Name of the Game. What is hip hop? What is hardcore? What are metal, rap, MOR, and opera and country and western...

Jonathan King investigates. A Unique Broadcasting production

Genome: [r1 Bd=19931207]
Genome: [r1 Bd=19931214]

9: The Camp Followers.

Jonathan King looks at all the associated jobs and industries without which music would not exist.

Shops, publicists, radio and TV, journalists, promoters and groupies. Where would music be without them?

A Unique Broadcasting production

Genome: [r1 Bd=19931214]
Genome: [r1 Bd=19931221]

The End of the Road?

Unusually, Jonathan King is letting someone else have the final word. Over the past nine weeks, he has given his views on the UK music industry in the 90s. Now he lets you have your say in this live programme as he asks for your contributions. And last of all, the Seven Musical Wonders of the World.

A Unique Broadcasting production

Genome: [r1 Bd=19931221]