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6/6. Radio 2 combines social commentary, sound effects and commissioned music in a series recalling the radio documentaries made for the BBC Home Service in 1958 by Ewan MacColl , Peggy Seeger and Charles Parker. The Ballad of the Big Ships The series winds down with stories from the men and women who worked in the shipyards of Tyne and Wear and the Clyde.
Featuring songs by Karine Polwart , Jex Lowe and John Tarns.


Ewan MacColl
Peggy Seeger
Charles Parker.
Songs By:
Karine Polwart
Songs By:
Jex Lowe
Songs By:
John Tarns.

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