19940403The voice of protest in pop is the subject of this new series which kicks off with a programme of music related to war. This recurring theme is traced back to the Second World

War, through to the modern protest pop song of the time of Vietnam, and more recent conflicts immortalised in pop lyrics.

Featuring archive interviews with Joan Baez , John Lennon , Elvis Costello and Joni Mitchell and specially recorded contributions from

Billy Bragg , Mary Travers and Michael Franti of the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy.

Producer Kevin Howlett


19940410Series tracing the voice of protest in pop.

2: We Skil Overcome.

This week Kirsty MacColl introduces a look at the American civil rights campaign as reflected in the music of the time, and the work of international musicians against apartheid in South Africa and in the Rock against Racism movement.

With comments from James Brown

, Joan Baez ,

Mary Travers , Peter Gabriel ,

Paul Simon and Little Steven.

Producer Kevin Howtett


19940417Kirsty MacColl introduces the third programme in the series looking at the voice of protest in pop.

3. Enough Is Enough.

Looking at the tradition of rebel rockers, from the Sex

Pistols.the Clash and the Rock against Racism movement, through the Red Wedge movement of the 1980s and 1994 rebels like Credit to the Nation and S*M*A*S*H. With

Elvis Costello , Linton Kwesi

Johnson, Tom Robinson and Paul Weller.


19940424Kirsty McColl presents the last in the series tracing the voice of protest in pop. Emergency on Planet Earth This week she looks at conservation, the environment, human rights and other global issues, with comments from Paul McCartney

, Sting, Jackson Browne , Jim Kerr and U2. Producer Kevin Howlett