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Posted By: ChrisJBrady
29-Jun-12 - 09:02 PM
Thread Name: BBC Radio Ballads 2012
Subject: BBC Radio Ballads 2012
BBC Radio 2

The Ballads of the Games

The Ballads of the Games is a six-part series for BBC Radio 2 exploring the agony and the ecstasy of the Olympics, in the words of people who were there and through songs inspired by their stories.


Mon 2 Jul 2012 22:00

Episode 1 of 6 - Olympia

The series begins at Olympia in Greece, with great athletes receiving laurel wreaths when the Games were staged in a period of regional peace known as the Olympic Truce.


Mon 9 Jul 2012 22:00

Episode 2 of 6 - Berlin

Gretel Bergman, the high jumper dropped from Germany's 1936 Olympic team for being Jewish, tells her story in the second of a six-part series which re-visits events from history through eye-witness accounts and new songs.