All The Rage

Musical anecdotes from decades past.

Episodes

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The 1720s were a time of corruption and satire.

In the first of a four-part series, David Owen Norris and guests explore how the decade was reflected in popular songs, performed by Lucie Skeaping

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The 1760s were a time of war and belligerence.

David Owen Norris and guests explore how the decade was reflected in popular songs, which are performed by Richard Suart.

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David Owen Norris and guests Rachel Cowgill and Tim Blanning revisit the divas and dramas of the first decade of the 19th century.

Songs performed by Alison Wells.

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The marriage of Queen Victoria to her prince in 1840 heralded a decade of expansion and social reform.

David Owen Norris and guests explore how the events of the decade were reflected in popular songs.

Singing by Elizabeth Mansfield.

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Peter Savidge sings hits from the 1780s, including songs from the world's first pantomimes.

With Amanda Vickery and Derek Scott.

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this edition recreates the flavour of the decade 1600 to 1610 through song and conversation with John Carey and Peter Holman.

Songs, including John Donne's first publication, are sung by Ian Partridge.

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This edition recreates the atmosphere of the second decade of the nineteenth century, with guests Ruth Richardson and Rachel Cowgill.

Catherine Bott sings.

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In this edition he recreates the atmosphere of the 1680s, with the aid of countertenor Nicholas Clapton.