RickWakeman presents a series exploring some of the best albums of recent times. In this final programme, members of the Human League reflect on their 1981 album Dare, which saw the band elevated from cult status to commercial success.
Producer John Sugar
Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis return with an eight-part series looking at who has had a bad week and why.
Tonightthey are joined by Jon Culshaw , Emma Clarke and Mitch Benn.
Producers Dirk Maggs and Nick Canner. Rptd Saturday 1.30pm
Rick Parfitt explores five decades of the electric guitar and its defining role in pop music. This week he discovers that the eighties were a lean time for the guitar as the synthesiser became the instrument of choice for many musicians. However, it continued to play a a central part in pop with artists like Eddie Van
Halen, Mark Knopfler , Simple Minds and U2.
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