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199C01 19990813Michael Freedland presents a five-part series focusing on the greatest writers and music to come out of Tin Pan Alley.
This edition visits Denmark Street in London to meet the last music publisher left there, and chats to lyricist Don Black.
With archive recordings of Sammy Cahn, Fred Astaire and Shadow Morton.
199C02Chu Chin Chou19990820Michael Freedland presents a five-part series focusing on the greatest writers and music to come out of Tin Pan Alley.
In this second programme, he chronicles the early years when cakewalks, ragtime, minstrel songs and musicals like `Chu Chin Chou' were all the rage.
He also explores the business end of music publishing, with the help of PRS chairman Andrew Potter.
199C03 19990827Michael Freedland presents a five-part series focusing on the greatest writers and music to come out of Tin Pan Alley.
This programme explores the role of songwriters from the First World War through to the Depression in the 1930s.
Featuring archive recordings of Irving Caesar, Louis Armstrong, Ivor Novello and Noel Coward 
 04Oklahoma!19990910Michael Freedland presents a five-part series focusing on the greatest writers and music to come out of Tin Pan Alley.
This programme investigates songwriting during the Second World War, when morale-boosting material was produced for civilians and servicemen, and in the post-war years, which saw the creation of some of the most enduring musicals, including `Oklahoma!', and the introduction of the first vinyl LP.
 05 LAST 19990917Michael Freedland concludes the series focusing on the greatest writers and music to come out of Tin Pan Alley.
This programme brings the story up-to-date.
With the advent of rock 'n' roll in the 50s, the role of the songwriter changed dramatically as artists began to write and perform their own material.
With contributions from Don Black, Frank Coachworth and Frank Military.

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