The People’s Songs is a weekly series starting in January 2013 on BBC Radio 2.
Across 50 episodes, Stuart Maconie will present the epic story of how modern Britain was fashioned and shaped, as told by the music, stories and memories of this nation’s people.
From “We'll Meet Again” to “Ghost Town”, from “Rehab” to “God Save The Queen”, we’ll tell the story of modern Britain via the records that sound-tracked the times - a period of conflict, social change, parties, prosperity, plenty, poverty, peace and war.
This is a people's history; these are The People's Songs; YOU can help us make history!
Your Boos, memories, photos, comments, and song suggestions will shape each programme. Have a listen to our preview clips and contributions from other listeners and visit bbc.co.uk/peoplesongs to find out more.
You can also phone us and leave a message on our answerphone by calling 01184 138277 (standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles will apply).
June 23, 2012, is the Centenary of Alan Turing’s birth. During his relatively brief life, he made a unique impact on the history of computing, computer science, artificial intelligence, developmental biology, and the mathematical theory of computability.
Bletchley Park is the historic site of secret British codebreaking activities during WWII.
It is the birthplace of modern computing.
Winston Churchill described the Codebreakers as "The geese who laid the golden egg but never cackled."
Here you will find stories told by the codebreakers, staff and volunteers, audio from events and lectures, stories which are still emerging and reports on the progress of the development of Bletchley Park.