Parklife - The Blur Story

Stuart Maconie looks back on the career of one of the most important British bands of the last decade.

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Stuart Maconie's profile of one of the most important British groups of the 1990s.

As the band play major shows in South America and the USA, there's another chance to hear Stuart Maconie chart Blur's success from the early days of Britpop to the release of their seventh album, Think Tank.

The series looks at where the band came from musically and talks to those responsible for signing, recording and producing them. The band all have their say too!

It traces Blur's success with Leisure; through the lacklustre sales performance and record company arguments which afflicted the making of Modern Life Is Rubbish; to near bankruptcy and the breakthrough of their third album Parklife. This sold in excess of 1.2 million copies in the UK alone and launched Blur into the platinum league.

It also covers their rivalry with Oasis and how they changed direction with the Blur and 13 albums, before looking at Think Tank and how life is different without guitarist Graham Coxon.

This documentary was first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2003, the same year Blur released Think Tank.

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Stuart Maconie's profile of one of the most important British groups of the 1990s.

As the band play major shows in South America and the USA, there's another chance to hear Stuart Maconie chart Blur's success from the early days of Britpop to the release of their seventh album, Think Tank.

The series looks at where the band came from musically and talks to those responsible for signing, recording and producing them. The band all have their say too!

It traces Blur's success with Leisure; through the lacklustre sales performance and record company arguments which afflicted the making of Modern Life Is Rubbish; to near bankruptcy and the breakthrough of their third album Parklife. This sold in excess of 1.2 million copies in the UK alone and launched Blur into the platinum league.

It also covers their rivalry with Oasis and how they changed direction with the Blur and 13 albums, before looking at Think Tank and how life is different without guitarist Graham Coxon.

This documentary was first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2003, the same year Blur released Think Tank.

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Another chance to hear Stuart Maconie chart Blur's success from the early days of Britpop to the release of their seventh album, Think Tank.

The series looks at where the band came from musically and talks to those responsible for signing, recording and producing them. The band all have their say too!

It traces Blur's success with Leisure; through the lacklustre sales performance and record company arguments which afflicted the making of Modern Life Is Rubbish; to near bankruptcy and the breakthrough of their third album Parklife. This sold in excess of 1.2 million copies in the UK alone and launched Blur into the platinum league.

It also covers their rivalry with Oasis and how they changed direction with the Blur and 13 albums, before looking at Think Tank and how life is different without guitarist Graham Coxon.

This documentary was first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2003, the year Blur released Think Tank.

Stuart Maconie's profile of one of the most important British groups of the 1990s.

0120200331 (6M)
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Another chance to hear Stuart Maconie chart Blur's success from the early days of Britpop to the release of their seventh album, Think Tank.

The series looks at where the band came from musically and talks to those responsible for signing, recording and producing them. The band all have their say too!

It traces Blur's success with Leisure; through the lacklustre sales performance and record company arguments which afflicted the making of Modern Life Is Rubbish; to near bankruptcy and the breakthrough of their third album Parklife. This sold in excess of 1.2 million copies in the UK alone and launched Blur into the platinum league.

It also covers their rivalry with Oasis and how they changed direction with the Blur and 13 albums, before looking at Think Tank and how life is different without guitarist Graham Coxon.

This documentary was first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2003, the year Blur released Think Tank.

Stuart Maconie's profile of one of the most important British groups of the 1990s.

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Stuart Maconie's profile of one of the most important British groups of the 1990s.

As the band play major shows in South America and the USA, there's another chance to hear Stuart Maconie chart Blur's success from the early days of Britpop to the release of their seventh album, Think Tank.

The series looks at where the band came from musically and talks to those responsible for signing, recording and producing them. The band all have their say too!

It traces Blur's success with Leisure; through the lacklustre sales performance and record company arguments which afflicted the making of Modern Life Is Rubbish; to near bankruptcy and the breakthrough of their third album Parklife. This sold in excess of 1.2 million copies in the UK alone and launched Blur into the platinum league.

It also covers their rivalry with Oasis and how they changed direction with the Blur and 13 albums, before looking at Think Tank and how life is different without guitarist Graham Coxon.

This documentary was first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2003, the same year Blur released Think Tank.

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Stuart Maconie's profile of one of the most important British groups of the 1990s.

As the band play major shows in South America and the USA, there's another chance to hear Stuart Maconie chart Blur's success from the early days of Britpop to the release of their seventh album, Think Tank.

The series looks at where the band came from musically and talks to those responsible for signing, recording and producing them. The band all have their say too!

It traces Blur's success with Leisure; through the lacklustre sales performance and record company arguments which afflicted the making of Modern Life Is Rubbish; to near bankruptcy and the breakthrough of their third album Parklife. This sold in excess of 1.2 million copies in the UK alone and launched Blur into the platinum league.

It also covers their rivalry with Oasis and how they changed direction with the Blur and 13 albums, before looking at Think Tank and how life is different without guitarist Graham Coxon.

This documentary was first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2003, the same year Blur released Think Tank.

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Stuart Maconie's profile of one of the most important British groups of the 1990s.

As the band play major shows in South America and the USA, there's another chance to hear Stuart Maconie chart Blur's success from the early days of Britpop to the release of their seventh album, Think Tank.

The series looks at where the band came from musically and talks to those responsible for signing, recording and producing them. The band all have their say too!

It traces Blur's success with Leisure; through the lacklustre sales performance and record company arguments which afflicted the making of Modern Life Is Rubbish; to near bankruptcy and the breakthrough of their third album Parklife. This sold in excess of 1.2 million copies in the UK alone and launched Blur into the platinum league.

It also covers their rivalry with Oasis and how they changed direction with the Blur and 13 albums, before looking at Think Tank and how life is different without guitarist Graham Coxon.

This documentary was first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2003, the same year Blur released Think Tank.

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Another chance to hear Stuart Maconie chart Blur's success from the early days of Britpop to the release of their seventh album, Think Tank.

The series looks at where the band came from musically and talks to those responsible for signing, recording and producing them. The band all have their say too!

It traces Blur's success with Leisure; through the lacklustre sales performance and record company arguments which afflicted the making of Modern Life Is Rubbish; to near bankruptcy and the breakthrough of their third album Parklife. This sold in excess of 1.2 million copies in the UK alone and launched Blur into the platinum league.

It also covers their rivalry with Oasis and how they changed direction with the Blur and 13 albums, before looking at Think Tank and how life is different without guitarist Graham Coxon.

This documentary was first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2003, the year Blur released Think Tank.

Stuart Maconie's profile of one of the most important British groups of the 1990s.

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Another chance to hear Stuart Maconie chart Blur's success from the early days of Britpop to the release of their seventh album, Think Tank.

The series looks at where the band came from musically and talks to those responsible for signing, recording and producing them. The band all have their say too!

It traces Blur's success with Leisure; through the lacklustre sales performance and record company arguments which afflicted the making of Modern Life Is Rubbish; to near bankruptcy and the breakthrough of their third album Parklife. This sold in excess of 1.2 million copies in the UK alone and launched Blur into the platinum league.

It also covers their rivalry with Oasis and how they changed direction with the Blur and 13 albums, before looking at Think Tank and how life is different without guitarist Graham Coxon.

This documentary was first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2003, the year Blur released Think Tank.

Stuart Maconie's profile of one of the most important British groups of the 1990s.

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Stuart Maconie's profile of one of the most important British groups of the 1990s.

As the band play major shows in South America and the USA, there's another chance to hear Stuart Maconie chart Blur's success from the early days of Britpop to the release of their seventh album, Think Tank.

The series looks at where the band came from musically and talks to those responsible for signing, recording and producing them. The band all have their say too!

It traces Blur's success with Leisure; through the lacklustre sales performance and record company arguments which afflicted the making of Modern Life Is Rubbish; to near bankruptcy and the breakthrough of their third album Parklife. This sold in excess of 1.2 million copies in the UK alone and launched Blur into the platinum league.

It also covers their rivalry with Oasis and how they changed direction with the Blur and 13 albums, before looking at Think Tank and how life is different without guitarist Graham Coxon.

This series was first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2003, the same year Blur released Think Tank and is repeated as part of the My Generation season.

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Stuart Maconie's profile of one of the most important British groups of the 1990s.

As the band play major shows in South America and the USA, there's another chance to hear Stuart Maconie chart Blur's success from the early days of Britpop to the release of their seventh album, Think Tank.

The series looks at where the band came from musically and talks to those responsible for signing, recording and producing them. The band all have their say too!

It traces Blur's success with Leisure; through the lacklustre sales performance and record company arguments which afflicted the making of Modern Life Is Rubbish; to near bankruptcy and the breakthrough of their third album Parklife. This sold in excess of 1.2 million copies in the UK alone and launched Blur into the platinum league.

It also covers their rivalry with Oasis and how they changed direction with the Blur and 13 albums, before looking at Think Tank and how life is different without guitarist Graham Coxon.

This series was first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2003, the same year Blur released Think Tank and is repeated as part of the My Generation season.

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Another chance to hear Stuart Maconie chart Blur's success from the early days of Britpop to the release of their seventh album, Think Tank.

The series looks at where the band came from musically and talks to those responsible for signing, recording and producing them. The band all have their say too!

It traces Blur's success with Leisure; through the lacklustre sales performance and record company arguments which afflicted the making of Modern Life Is Rubbish; to near bankruptcy and the breakthrough of their third album Parklife. This sold in excess of 1.2 million copies in the UK alone and launched Blur into the platinum league.

It also covers their rivalry with Oasis and how they changed direction with the Blur and 13 albums, before looking at Think Tank and how life is different without guitarist Graham Coxon.

This documentary was first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2003, the year Blur released Think Tank.

Stuart Maconie's profile of one of the most important British groups of the 1990s.

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Stuart Maconie's profile of one of the most important British groups of the 1990s.

As the band play major shows in South America and the USA, there's another chance to hear Stuart Maconie chart Blur's success from the early days of Britpop to the release of their seventh album, Think Tank.

The series looks at where the band came from musically and talks to those responsible for signing, recording and producing them. The band all have their say too!

It traces Blur's success with Leisure; through the lacklustre sales performance and record company arguments which afflicted the making of Modern Life Is Rubbish; to near bankruptcy and the breakthrough of their third album Parklife. This sold in excess of 1.2 million copies in the UK alone and launched Blur into the platinum league.

It also covers their rivalry with Oasis and how they changed direction with the Blur and 13 albums, before looking at Think Tank and how life is different without guitarist Graham Coxon.

This series was first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2003, the same year Blur released Think Tank and is repeated as part of the My Generation season.

Stuart Maconie's profile of one of the most important British groups of the 1990s.

As the band play major shows in South America and the USA, there's another chance to hear Stuart Maconie chart Blur's success from the early days of Britpop to the release of their seventh album, Think Tank.

The series looks at where the band came from musically and talks to those responsible for signing, recording and producing them. The band all have their say too!

It traces Blur's success with Leisure; through the lacklustre sales performance and record company arguments which afflicted the making of Modern Life Is Rubbish; to near bankruptcy and the breakthrough of their third album Parklife. This sold in excess of 1.2 million copies in the UK alone and launched Blur into the platinum league.

It also covers their rivalry with Oasis and how they changed direction with the Blur and 13 albums, before looking at Think Tank and how life is different without guitarist Graham Coxon.

This series was first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2003, the same year Blur released Think Tank and is repeated as part of the My Generation season.

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Stuart Maconie's profile of one of the most important British groups of the 1990s.

Stuart Maconie charts Blur's success, from the early days of Britpop to the release of their seventh album, Think Tank.

The series looks at where the band came from musically and talks to those responsible for signing, recording and producing them. The band all have their say too!

It traces Blur's success with Leisure; through the lacklustre sales performance and record company arguments which afflicted the making of Modern Life Is Rubbish; to near bankruptcy and the breakthrough of their third album Parklife. This sold in excess of 1.2 million copies in the UK alone and launched Blur into the platinum league.

It also covers their rivalry with Oasis and how they changed direction with the Blur and 13 albums, before looking at Think Tank and how life is different without guitarist Graham Coxon.

This documentary first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2003, the same year Blur released Think Tank.

Stuart Maconie's profile of one of the most important British groups of the 1990s.

Stuart Maconie charts Blur's success, from the early days of Britpop to the release of their seventh album, Think Tank.

The series looks at where the band came from musically and talks to those responsible for signing, recording and producing them. The band all have their say too!

It traces Blur's success with Leisure; through the lacklustre sales performance and record company arguments which afflicted the making of Modern Life Is Rubbish; to near bankruptcy and the breakthrough of their third album Parklife. This sold in excess of 1.2 million copies in the UK alone and launched Blur into the platinum league.

It also covers their rivalry with Oasis and how they changed direction with the Blur and 13 albums, before looking at Think Tank and how life is different without guitarist Graham Coxon.

This documentary first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2003, the same year Blur released Think Tank.

As the band play major shows in South America and the USA, there's another chance to hear Stuart Maconie chart Blur's success from the early days of Britpop to the release of their seventh album, Think Tank.

This series was first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2003, the same year Blur released Think Tank and is repeated as part of the My Generation season.

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Stuart Maconie tells the story of the now-reformed Glastonbury headliners.

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. Documentary telling the story of Britpop band Blur.

Parklife - The Blur Story Pts 1 & 2.

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. Stuart Maconie's profile of one of the most important British groups of the 1990s.

Stuart Maconie charts Blur's success, integrating interviews and music, from the early days of Britpop to the release of their seventh album, Think Tank.

The series looks at where the band came from musically and talks to those responsible for signing, recording and producing them. The band all have their say too!

It traces Blur's success with Leisure; through the lacklustre sales performance and record company arguments which afflicted the making of Modern Life Is Rubbish; to near bankruptcy and the breakthrough of their third album Parklife. This sold in excess of 1.2 million copies in the UK alone and launched Blur into the platinum league.

It also covers their rivalry with Oasis and how they changed direction with the Blur and 13 albums, before looking at Think Tank and how life is different without guitarist Graham Coxon.

This documentary first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2003, the same year Blur released Think Tank.

Stuart Maconie's profile of one of the most important British groups of the 1990s.

Stuart Maconie charts Blur's success, integrating interviews and music, from the early days of Britpop to the release of their seventh album, Think Tank.

Stuart Maconie charts Blur's success from the early days of Britpop to the release of their seventh album, Think Tank.

This documentary was first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2003, the same year Blur released Think Tank.

As the band play major shows in South America and the USA, there's another chance to hear Stuart Maconie chart Blur's success from the early days of Britpop to the release of their seventh album, Think Tank.

This documentary was first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2003, the same year Blur released Think Tank and is repeated as part of the My Generation season.

It traces Blur's success with Leisure; through the lacklustre sales performance and record company arguments which afflicted the making of Modern Life Is Rubbish; to near bankruptcy and the breakthrough of their third album Parklife. This sold in excess of 1.2 million copies in the UK alonParklife - The Blur Story [6 Music]

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. Stuart Maconie's profile of one of the most important British groups of the 1990s.

Stuart Maconie charts Blur's success, from the early days of Britpop to the release of their seventh album, Think Tank.

The series looks at where the band came from musically and talks to those responsible for signing, recording and producing them. The band all have their say too!

It traces Blur's success with Leisure; through the lacklustre sales performance and record company arguments which afflicted the making of Modern Life Is Rubbish; to near bankruptcy and the breakthrough of their third album Parklife. This sold in excess of 1.2 million copies in the UK alone and launched Blur into the platinum league.

It also covers their rivalry with Oasis and how they changed direction with the Blur and 13 albums, before looking at Think Tank and how life is different without guitarist Graham Coxon.

This documentary was first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2003, the same year Blur released Think Tank.

As the band play major shows in South America and the USA, there's another chance to hear Stuart Maconie chart Blur's success from the early days of Britpop to the release of their seventh album, Think Tank.

This documentary was first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2003, the same year Blur released Think Tank and is repeated as part of the My Generation season.

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. Documentary telling the story of Britpop band Blur.

Parklife - The Blur Story Pts 3 & 4.

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. Stuart Maconie's profile of one of the most important British groups of the 1990s.

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Stuart Maconie's profile of one of the most important British groups of the 1990s.

As the band play major shows in South America and the USA, there's another chance to hear Stuart Maconie chart Blur's success from the early days of Britpop to the release of their seventh album, Think Tank.

The series looks at where the band came from musically and talks to those responsible for signing, recording and producing them. The band all have their say too!

It traces Blur's success with Leisure; through the lacklustre sales performance and record company arguments which afflicted the making of Modern Life Is Rubbish; to near bankruptcy and the breakthrough of their third album Parklife. This sold in excess of 1.2 million copies in the UK alone and launched Blur into the platinum league.

It also covers their rivalry with Oasis and how they changed direction with the Blur and 13 albums, before looking at Think Tank and how life is different without guitarist Graham Coxon.

This documentary was first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2003, the same year Blur released Think Tank.

This documentary was first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2003, the same year Blur released Think Tank and is repeated as part of the My Generation season.

Stuart Maconie charts Blur's success, integrating interviews and music, from the early days of Britpop to the release of their seventh album, Think Tank.

It also covers their rivalry with Oasis and how they changed direction with the Blur and 13 albums, before looking at Think Tank and how life is different without guitarist Graham Coxon.

This documentary first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2003, the same year Blur released Think Tank.

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