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Posted By: GUEST,henryp
04-Nov-15 - 03:27 AM
Thread Name: BBC Radio Ballad (2014) Great War 1914
Subject: RE: BBC Radio Ballad (2014) Great War 1914
Saturday 7 November 2015 9pm BBC Radio 2

The Ballad of the Great War 2015

The Ballad of the Great War - 1915, featuring stories told by men and women who took part in the conflict both at home and abroad. The stories are accompanied by original music written especially for the programme and inspired by the stories told.

In this programme we hear about the Zeppelin air raids when, for the first time in modern warfare, towns and cities of mainland Britain were bombed, the disastrous Gallipoli campaign and we also hear the stories of two women who survived the attack on the ill fated liner Lusitania, sunk by a U-boat off Ireland in May 1915 with the loss of over 1000 passengers and crew.

The songs for this programme are performed by John Tams, Martin Carthy, Chris While, Julie Matthews, Jez Lowe, Barbara Dickson and Heidi Talbot. This programme, which has been a year in the making, was produced by Ian Callahan and John Leonard.

Barbara Dickson 1 November at 02:54;
I'll be singing Julie Matthews' lovely song, 'Beautiful Day,' on 'The Ballad of the Great War' on Radio 2 next Saturday, 9pm. Bx