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Bluebirds over the White Cliffs of Dover

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We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
Dame Vera Lynn 's classic wartime song is British, original and entirely without controversy, or not.
Ian Hislop discovers the chequered history of this musical mainstay of the British nation in its finest hour.
Could it really be a song weighed down by politics, propaganda and even a touch of plagiarism? And what about those bluebirds - have you ever seen any in the Dover area? Hislop meets Dame Vera, veterans, musicologists and, yes, an ornithologist, in his quest to find the hidden meaning of this enduring wartime song. Producer Philip Sellars
Ian Hislop looks for bluebirds: page 123

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Unknown: Dame Vera Lynn
Unknown: Ian Hislopdiscovers
Producerphilipsellars: Ian Hislop

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Bluebirds over the White Cliffs of Dover

BBC Radio 4 FM, 29 May 2004 10.30






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