Radio 2 combines social commentary, sound effects and specially commissioned music in an inspired series that takes its cue from the radio documentaries made by Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger and Charles Parker in 1958. A year in the making, this series starts with a look at the decline of the steel industry in Sheffield and Rotherham, boosted by the songs of John Tams, Kate Rusby, Julie Matthews and Ray Hearne.
Ian McMillan on song: page123
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