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This Is My Song

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

This is My Song invites ordinary people to work with the music industry's most talented producers to create a track for a very personal reason. Every song tells a story, celebrating the power of music to uplift, to inspire and to transform.

The first episode sees 23-year-old Jordan and his grandad Ronnie, 72, step up to the mic to record a duet to cement their close bond. They love nothing more than to sing together, anywhere and everywhere, and now they want to lay down a track that they can both treasure for years to come. Mentored and recorded by acclaimed producer Andrew Hunt and top vocal coach Mark De-Lisser, they sing their own version of Ben E King's classic Stand By Me, a track that represents their close relationship. Ronnie's memory isn't what it used to be, so remembering the lyrics is a bit of a struggle. He doesn't want to let grandson Jordan down, but when he sings from the heart in the performance, he doesn't forget a thing.

The transformative power of music is powerfully demonstrated by thirteen-year-old Jasmine, who overcomes chronic anxiety to record her own version of a track that has helped her through tough times - Andra Day's Rise Up. Andrew Hunt and Mark De-Lisser support Jasmine through the recording process to the moment she performs the track in front of her proud parents. Show less

Contributors

Sister Bliss:
Ayalah Bentovim
Naughty Boy:
Shahid Khan
Series Producer:
Helen Crampton
Series Producer:
Emily Smith
Executive Producer:
Ben Mitchell
Executive Producer:
Kathryn Lennox
Production Manager:
Zoe Mello

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