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A History Of Hustle20180104

Meet hip hop's biggest hustlers - where it's all about the business and the brand.

Biohacking My Body20181114

Reece Parkinson introduces another Radio 1 and 1Xtra documentary.

Music, culture and life.

Can You Feel It - How Dance Music Conquered The World20180924

A 60 minute history of dance music, from underground movement to global phenomenon.

Music, culture and life.

The Black Madonna charts the history of dance music from underground movement to global phenomenon. Featuring Marshall Jefferson, Derrick May, A Guy Called Gerald and more. This show accompanies a three-part series for BBC Four. Each film takes an in-depth look at the rise of dance music over the last thirty plus years; from the origins and development of the music itself, how clubs became the most important cultural entertainment space of our era and the extraordinary rise of the DJ from awkward sideman to the world’s biggest music stars.

Can You Feel It - How Dance Music Conquered the World2018092420181028 (R1)

A 60 minute history of dance music, from underground movement to global phenomenon.

Music, culture and life.

Danny Howard's Summer Dance Anthems2014072820180803 (R1)

Danny Howard finds out what it takes to make a summer dance anthem and has a go himself!

Music, culture and life.

Join Radio 1's Dance Anthems presenter and international DJ Danny Howard as he accepts Pete Tong's challenge to create this summer's ultimate dance anthem!

Danny looks back at a decade of dance classics that have helped to define summer holidays; and talks to the people behind the music, including Armand van Helden, Fatboy Slim, Milo, Bob Sinclair, Axwell, NERVO, Busy P, Erol Alkan, Eric Prydz and Daft Punk. He also asks Radio 1 DJs for their memories from the last 10 summers and discovers what their ultimate anthems are.

Plus a brand new track (and possible future summer anthem!) produced by Danny Howard and the Futuristic Polar Bears...

Dreams With Annie Nightingale2017092820171221 (R1)

Annie Nightingale looks at heroes across 50 years in music to celebrate Radio 1's 50th!

Music, culture and life.

Celebrating Radio 1's 50th anniversary, the station's longest serving presenter, Annie Nightingale, has created and collated a special 4 part series. This final episode turns to fantasy, imagination and hope with 'Dreams'.

Whether you're a daydreamer or a motivator, this show is dedicated to the dreams you've had, the ones that came true and the ones that didn't. Annie covers our aspirations and inspirations, whether it's the wish for something more, or better, or just different,

We can all dream together.

Dreams With Annie Nightingale20171221

Annie Nightingale looks at heroes across 50 years in music to celebrate Radio 1's 50th!

Celebrating Radio 1's 50th anniversary, the station's longest serving presenter, Annie Nightingale, has created and collated a special 4 part series. This final episode turns to fantasy, imagination and hope with 'Dreams'.

Whether you're a daydreamer or a motivator, this show is dedicated to the dreams you've had, the ones that came true and the ones that didn't. Annie covers our aspirations and inspirations, whether it's the wish for something more, or better, or just different,

We can all dream together.

Extreme Festivals - The Festival That Never Sleeps2017101020171228 (R1)

Chris Stark makes an epic journey to beautiful Tr\u00e6na - the most remote festival on Earth.

Music, culture and life.

Chris Stark travels to the edge of the Arctic Circle to experience the Norwegian wonder that is Træna.

Only accessible by boat, the remote islands of Træna sees a small fishing community of hundreds become thousands when it transforms every summer into a Scandi party paradise with endless sunlight.

Chris compeletes his epic journey on a sailing boat racing to the festival, before meeting his fierce festival friends Ragna and Mira (AKA bad girl Norweigian rap duo KUUK).

Popping his Pride parade cherry and invited to perform with a giraffe on the main stage, will beautiful Træna blow his mind?

Extreme Festivals - The Festival That Never Sleeps20171228

Chris Stark makes an epic journey to beautiful Træna - the most remote festival on Earth.

Chris Stark travels to the edge of the Arctic Circle to experience the Norwegian wonder that is Træna.

Only accessible by boat, the remote islands of Træna sees a small fishing community of hundreds become thousands when it transforms every summer into a Scandi party paradise with endless sunlight.

Chris compeletes his epic journey on a sailing boat racing to the festival, before meeting his fierce festival friends Ragna and Mira (AKA bad girl Norweigian rap duo KUUK).

Popping his Pride parade cherry and invited to perform with a giraffe on the main stage, will beautiful Træna blow his mind?

Heroes With Annie Nightingale2017091920171220 (R1)
20171228 (R1)

Annie Nightingale looks at heroes across 50 years in music to celebrate Radio 1's 50th!

Music, culture and life.

In part three of Annie Nightginale's four part soundscape series to celebrate Radio 1's 50th anniversary, 'Heroes' looks at the dedicated, the ones who made a change, those who refused to conform, the ones who achieved and the ones who may have saved the lives of many.

For many a superhero is a fictional character that has superpowers, but the heroes in this episode have the power to make incredible music.

Who are our heroes of modern day? What does it take to get heroic status? Can you really be a living legend? This soundscape appreciates the old and the new, the living and the dead, musical and non-musical.

Heroes With Annie Nightingale20171220

Annie Nightingale looks at heroes across 50 years in music to celebrate Radio 1's 50th!

In part three of Annie Nightginale's four part soundscape series to celebrate Radio 1's 50th anniversary, 'Heroes' looks at the dedicated, the ones who made a change, those who refused to conform, the ones who achieved and the ones who may have saved the lives of many.

For many a superhero is a fictional character that has superpowers, but the heroes in this episode have the power to make incredible music.

Who are our heroes of modern day? What does it take to get heroic status? Can you really be a living legend? This soundscape appreciates the old and the new, the living and the dead, musical and non-musical.

Love With Annie Nightingale2017091220171227 (R1)

Annie Nightingale looks at love across 50 years in music to celebrate Radio 1's 50th!

Music, culture and life.

Radio 1 was born a whole 50 years ago, at the height of the first 'Summer of Love' in 1967. So in this, the second of four special shows celebrating on our 50th anniversary, Annie Nightingale looks at Love.

Love is pure, painful, sweet, dreadful, overwhelming and it's one of the most written about topics in songs. But this isn't a Love Letters, Valentine's or Slow Jams compilation - this is love with a twist, dedicated to anyone, whether they're in love, out of it, or just a lover of pure, good music. Of course you can expect some normal love song culprits like Adele, The Beatles and The XX, but all with a good measure of spice to give it that extra kick.

Love With Annie Nightingale20171214

Annie Nightingale looks at love across 50 years in music to celebrate Radio 1's 50th!

Radio 1 was born a whole 50 years ago, at the height of the first 'Summer of Love' in 1967. So in this, the second of four special shows celebrating on our 50th anniversary, Annie Nightingale looks at Love.

Love is pure, painful, sweet, dreadful, overwhelming and it's one of the most written about topics in songs. But this isn't a Love Letters, Valentine's or Slow Jams compilation - this is love with a twist, dedicated to anyone, whether they're in love, out of it, or just a lover of pure, good music. Of course you can expect some normal love song culprits like Adele, The Beatles and The XX, but all with a good measure of spice to give it that extra kick.

Music By Numbers: Craig David2017122820180118 (R1)

Clara Amfo uses numbers to explore Craig David's musical career to date.

Music, culture and life.

Music By Numbers: Drake2017110520180720 (R1)

Clara Amfo uses numbers to explore Drake's musical career to date.

Music, culture and life.

Clara Amfo uses numbers to find out more about Drake's career, calculating the maths behind the music to discover how his success adds up.

Like how many years did he consecutively feature on the Billboard Hot 100 for? What are the numbers behind his single Hotline Bling? And just how many fans turned up to a free Drake gig in New York City before the riot police had to be called in?

We speak to a host of fans, collaborators and brands who give us the lowdown on all things Drake - including a fan he surprised at karaoke, a former colleague who acted alongside the rapper before he was an international superstar, and singer Kyla who tells us how she's spent her royalties after being featured on Drake's hit single, 'One Dance'.

Music By Numbers: Drake20180207

Clara Amfo uses numbers to explore Drake's musical career to date.

Clara Amfo uses numbers to find out more about Drake's career, calculating the maths behind the music to discover how his success adds up.

Like how many years did he consecutively feature on the Billboard Hot 100 for? What are the numbers behind his single Hotline Bling? And just how many fans turned up to a free Drake gig in New York City before the riot police had to be called in?

We speak to a host of fans, collaborators and brands who give us the lowdown on all things Drake - including a fan he surprised at karaoke, a former colleague who acted alongside the rapper before he was an international superstar, and singer Kyla who tells us how she's spent her royalties after being featured on Drake's hit single, 'One Dance'.

Music By Numbers: Miley Cyrus20171227

Clara Amfo uses numbers to explore Miley Cyrus' musical career to date.

Music, culture and life.

Music By Numbers: X-factor20171226

Clara Amfo uses numbers to explore X-Factor!

Music, culture and life.

My Alcoholic Dad And Me20180715

Music, culture, life.

Music, culture and life.

Rebellion With Annie Nightingale2017090520171226 (R1)

Annie Nightingale looks at rebellion across 50 years in music to celebrate Radio 1's 50th!

Music, culture and life.

Celebrating Radio 1's 50th anniversary, the station's longest serving presenter, Annie Nightingale, has created and collated a special 4 part series.

Covering four different themes, Annie Nightingale cherry-picks from 5 decades of music. Taking us from genre to genre and year to year, all the while touching on some of the key moments that have defined the last half century.

Radio 1 launched in 1967 with a gang of rebel presenters from pirate radio. With that in mind, Annie's first theme is Rebellion.

Touching on the rebellious and the revolutionary, this soundscape may remind you of the rebel you were or perhaps inspire you to be one. From grime boycotting the music industry, to raving before the millennium, to the birth of punk or the events that shocked the world, this episode touches on them all and brings you a rebellious listen.

Rebellion With Annie Nightingale20171213

Annie Nightingale looks at rebellion across 50 years in music to celebrate Radio 1's 50th!

Celebrating Radio 1's 50th anniversary, the station's longest serving presenter, Annie Nightingale, has created and collated a special 4 part series.

Covering four different themes, Annie Nightingale cherry-picks from 5 decades of music. Taking us from genre to genre and year to year, all the while touching on some of the key moments that have defined the last half century.

Radio 1 launched in 1967 with a gang of rebel presenters from pirate radio. With that in mind, Annie's first theme is Rebellion.

Touching on the rebellious and the revolutionary, this soundscape may remind you of the rebel you were or perhaps inspire you to be one. From grime boycotting the music industry, to raving before the millennium, to the birth of punk or the events that shocked the world, this episode touches on them all and brings you a rebellious listen.

The World's Most Extreme Festivals - Dominator2016081620171227 (R1)

Chris Stark heads to Holland for Dominator, the world's biggest hardcore festival.

Music, culture and life.

Every year thousands travel to Holland for the annual hardcore haven, Dominator festival. And joining them at this year's event to discover what it's all about, BBC Radio 1's very own Chris Stark. With acts like Anger Fist, Destructive Tendencies and Outblast, it's a 180 beats per minute minimum entry for the world's biggest outdoor hardcore happening.

This fast and furious festival has pulled in crowds of 50,000 hardcore heads with themes including Methods of Mutilation, Metropolis of Massacre and Riders of Retaliation. To fully immerse himself in the world of hardcore Chris meets the world's leading artists to figure out what the scene is all about.

The World's Most Extreme Festivals - Dominator20171227

Chris Stark heads to Holland for Dominator, the world's biggest hardcore festival.

Every year thousands travel to Holland for the annual hardcore haven, Dominator festival. And joining them at this year's event to discover what it's all about, BBC Radio 1's very own Chris Stark. With acts like Anger Fist, Destructive Tendencies and Outblast, it's a 180 beats per minute minimum entry for the world's biggest outdoor hardcore happening.

This fast and furious festival has pulled in crowds of 50,000 hardcore heads with themes including Methods of Mutilation, Metropolis of Massacre and Riders of Retaliation. To fully immerse himself in the world of hardcore Chris meets the world's leading artists to figure out what the scene is all about.

The World's Most Extreme Festivals - The Gathering Of The Juggalos20180103

Chris Stark gets down with the clowns at US rap festival The Gathering of the Juggalos.

Every year thousands descend on the swamplands of Ohio in the US for rap festival The Gathering of the Juggalos. Founded by hip hop duo the Insane Clown Posse, the gathering is home to their 'Juggalo' family, the name given to their intensely loyal and misunderstood fan community. And joining them at this year's event to discover what it's all about, BBC Radio 1's very own Chris Stark.

Once wrongly classified by the FBI as a criminal gang and a threat to national security, the Juggalos are a fully-fledged cultural tribe with their own dress-code and ubiquitous greeting. At the gathering they dress-up in their finest clown outfits and extreme makeup for live hip hop, wrestling, tailgating and nudity alongside the most notoriously abusive festival crowd in the world.

Over its 17 year history the 'gathering' has seen an array of musical guests perform including Method Man, ODB, Busta Rhymes and Vanilla Ice. To fully immerse himself in the world of the Juggalos, Chris partners up with one of the gathering's most famous faces 'Mankini'. In a place where literally anything goes, Chris attempts to get down with the clowns and become a fully-fledged member of the Juggalo clan.