1/2. With the fad-and-fashion-mad world of popular music traditionally hostile to physically disabled performers, BBC disability affairs correspondent Peter White assesses the progress made by this marginalised group of musical artists in establishing a presence in the mainstream. Contributors include soul singer
Teddy Pendergrass (left quadriplegic after a car accident), deaf percussionist Evelyn Glennie (who "hears" through vibration), wheelchair-user singer/songwriter
Robert Wyatt and Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen , who lost his arm and now uses a specially adapted drum kit. The programme begins backstage at a Mystery Jets gig with frontman Blaine Harrison , who lives with spina bifida. Producer Emma Kingsley
3/4. A remedial music guide in which sardonically comic tour de force Jo Brand provides less-initiated listeners with useful music facts and information.
Tonight's ear-opening lesson offers a guide to Factory Records (Joy Division, New Order and Happy Mondays) and hints on how to get into folk music.
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