n anticipation of the Eurovision Song Contest on !1 May, Steve Lamacq assesses the state of popular music in France, Spain and Germany (the other three members of Eurovision's "Big Four"). Given our consistent ridiculing of continental pop, Lamacq searches for French, Spanish and German records that might actually appeal to a British sensibility, and explores the impact of radio quotas and the attempts at cultural preservation abroad. Producer Geoff Jein
2/6. A celebration of Britain's Ivor Novello Awards, which since 1956 have recognised composers and songwriters for their craft. The award is named after one of the most talented writer/perfomer stars of the first half of the last century. Presented each week by a different songwriter - including Joan Armatrading ,
Graham Gouldman and Guy Chambers - the series features interviews with past award winners.
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