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The Story Of Pop Radio was a six part series tracing the development of pop music broadcasting, narrated by Noel Edmonds and broadcast on BBC Radio One in 1982. The series was divided into six episodes:

  1. Across The Ether
  2. We'll Meet Again
  3. Roll Over Beethoven
  4. A Life on the Medium Wave
  5. One-Derful Radio 1
  6. Radio Radio

A revised version with four episodes, broadcast on BBC Radio 2 between October and November 1997, again narrated by Noel Edmonds was produced by Trevor Dann and Kevin Howlett to celebrate the BBC's 75th anniversary. The series was divided into four episodes:

  1. The Early Years Of UK Music Radio 1930-1950
  2. "Roll Over Beethoven" deals with UK radio between 1950 and 1964
  3. "The Offshore Pirates" covers the years 1964 to 1967
  4. "Radio Ga Ga" covers between 1967 and 1997.

Links To Peel

Peel appeared in episode 5 of the first series and again on episodes 3 and 4 of the second talking about his experience in pirate radio and the BBC. [1]

External Links

  • Pixeldra (Episode 5 of the first series)
  • Mixcloud (Episode 3 of the second series)