The Story of Pop was the title of a 26-part documentary series first broadcast on BBC Radio 1 (MW & VHF) between September 1973 and March 1974. The series was introduced by Alan Freeman and produced by Tim Blackmore. A 26-part "weekly encyclopaedia" was also published by the BBC to coincide with the series.
Another BBC Radio series of the same name, also presented by Freeman, was broadcast on Radio 1 twenty years later, starting in January 1994. It was billed as "the definitive history of pop in 52 episodes". 
Links to Peel
- 1973 series: Part 21 entitled 'From The Underground' was written by John Peel and John Pidgeon, and was originally broadcast on Saturday 16 February 1974 at 2.00 pm  (repeated the following day at 3.00 pm). No full recording of the show is currently available although according to the BBC Genome listing it featured an interview with Marc Bolan, a clip of which is included on the deluxe CD re-issue of My People Were Fair And Had Sky In Their Hair... But Now They're Content To Wear Stars On Their Brows (2015) listed as "Marc Bolan Interview with Debroah".
- 1994 series: Peel features in programmes 26, 'Trip On The London Underground' (first broadcast 1994-07-12) and 29, 'A Reasonable Guide To Horrible Noise' (first broadcast 1994-08-02). 
- ↑ This series is occasionally repeated on BBC 6 Music, and made available on-line. (see External links)
- ↑ discogs.com lists Peel as 'Narrator'.
- ↑ see Peel On Radio, note 33.
- ↑ Ep.26 repeated on 2019-02-06 , Ep.29 repeated on 2019-02-09 .
- BBC Radio 6 Music: The Story of Pop