A three-part guide to popular recorded songs, presented by the poet Simon Armitage and the musicologist Allan Moore.
Each week the pair analyse and unpick some of our favourite popular songs to find out what makes them tick and how they combine words and music to get their effects.In the first programme they consider the 'Who?' of songs - their narrators, characters and personas, from David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust to Natalie Merchant's Henry Darger.
And the singer Barb Jungr performs and discusses her version of Bob Dylan's I'll Be Your Baby Tonight.
An analysis of popular songs, with poet Simon Armitage and musicologist Allan Moore.
Narrators and characters kick off an analysis of popular songs - unpicked by poet Simon Armitage and musicologist Allan Moore.