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Zane Lowe talks with The Prodigy about the tumultuous and exciting journey that has transformed them from Essex ne'er-do-wells into the kings of stadium dance.

Emerging from the underground rave scene in the early 90's, they've sold twenty million albums worldwide and influenced everyone from Dizzee Rascal to Pendulum.

After a turbulent period of creative and personal angst, their recent album 'Invaders Must Die' has been hailed as a triumphant return to form, with 2010 seeing their biggest ever headline gig in front of 65,000 people.

A Wise Buddah production for BBC Radio 1.

Zane Lowe talks to The Prodigy about their tumultuous and exciting career.

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Zane Lowe talks with The Prodigy about the tumultuous and exciting journey that has transformed them from Essex ne'er-do-wells into the kings of stadium dance.

Emerging from the underground rave scene in the early 90's, they've sold twenty million albums worldwide and influenced everyone from Dizzee Rascal to Pendulum.

After a turbulent period of creative and personal angst, their recent album 'Invaders Must Die' has been hailed as a triumphant return to form, with 2010 seeing their biggest ever headline gig in front of 65,000 people.

A Wise Buddah production for BBC Radio 1.

Zane Lowe talks to The Prodigy about their tumultuous and exciting career.

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Music, culture and life.

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Music, culture and life.

10 Moments That Made Eminem20130826

Following his performance at the Reading and Leeds Festival, Zane Lowe breaks down the 10 moments that made Eminem the artist he is today. From his first meeting with Dr Dre and signing 50 Cent, to his battle with prescription drugs and the death of his best friend Proof.

Featuring highlights from Zane's numerous interviews with the star, spanning his career from start to finish. Also featuring DJ Semtex, Charlie Sloth and MistaJam.

10 Moments That Made Eminem20130826

Following his performance at the Reading and Leeds Festival, Zane Lowe breaks down the 10 moments that made Eminem the artist he is today. From his first meeting with Dr Dre and signing 50 Cent, to his battle with prescription drugs and the death of his best friend Proof.

Featuring highlights from Zane's numerous interviews with the star, spanning his career from start to finish. Also featuring DJ Semtex, Charlie Sloth and MistaJam.

10 Moments That Made Kanye West20130722

BBC Radio 1Xtra's DJ Semtex takes a look at global hip hop icon Kanye West with the 10 moments that made him.

Featuring rare and unheard interviews from the Radio 1 and 1Xtra vaults.

10 Moments That Made Kanye West20130722

BBC Radio 1Xtra's DJ Semtex takes a look at global hip hop icon Kanye West with the 10 moments that made him.

Featuring rare and unheard interviews from the Radio 1 and 1Xtra vaults.

10 Moments That Made Pharrell Williams20140505

Trevor Nelson looks back at Pharrell's amazing career and selects ten of the key moments that helped make him the artist and producer he is today - from his early breakthroughs, to his production work as one half of the Neptunes and everything in between.

Featuring interviews from the Radio 1 and 1Xtra archives with Justin Timberlake, Robin Thicke, Daft Punk, Noreaga, The Neptune's Chad Hugo, DJ Semtex and, of course, Pharrell himself.

10 Moments That Made Pharrell Williams20140505

Trevor Nelson looks back at Pharrell's amazing career and selects ten of the key moments that helped make him the artist and producer he is today - from his early breakthroughs, to his production work as one half of the Neptunes and everything in between.

Featuring interviews from the Radio 1 and 1Xtra archives with Justin Timberlake, Robin Thicke, Daft Punk, Noreaga, The Neptune's Chad Hugo, DJ Semtex and, of course, Pharrell himself.

10 Noises That Made Our Music20131209

BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra's Toddla T goes in search of 10 noises that are found across the genre spectrum of contemporary music.

Whilst not claiming to be a definitive list, Toddla finds sounds that have crosssed genres and others that have come to define a scene. We hear from Kanye West about his use of autotune, A Day To Remember about the power chord and DJ Premier talks about the 808 kick drum. Along the way Toddla collects each sound to take back to his studio and turn them all into a belter of a track that he might just possibly convince some of his Radio 1 and 1Xtra DJ colleagues to lay a vocal on top of!

10 Noises That Made Our Music20131209

BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra's Toddla T goes in search of 10 noises that are found across the genre spectrum of contemporary music.

Whilst not claiming to be a definitive list, Toddla finds sounds that have crosssed genres and others that have come to define a scene. We hear from Kanye West about his use of autotune, A Day To Remember about the power chord and DJ Premier talks about the 808 kick drum. Along the way Toddla collects each sound to take back to his studio and turn them all into a belter of a track that he might just possibly convince some of his Radio 1 and 1Xtra DJ colleagues to lay a vocal on top of!

16 Plus20131028

What is it like to be 16 in 2013? This programme follows 4 incredible teens over several months, as they turn 16 and their lives are changed forever.

As he approached the age of 16, Matt from West Sussex was diagnosed with bone cancer and underwent an operation on his 16th birthday. 16 Plus follows Matt's treatment and recovery, and his quest to get back to school.

Elle from the Isle of Wight discovered she was pregnant when she was close to her 16th birthday. She is now facing the difficult decision of whether to keep the baby or give it away.

Salisbury-born Devlin joined the army at 16 and is now a Junior Soldier. But the journey to graduation isn't easy and many Junior Soldiers don't make it. Will Devlin? And, if so, how will he cope in his final training course, as the prospect of becoming a real soldier sinks in?

Kylie, from Huntingdon, is a young carer to her mum, who has multiple sclerosis. Just 16 and with her extra responsibilities, she's not certain that she will she get the GCSEs she needs to get into college. And if she does, her next dilemma awaits as she considers whether she can juggle college with caring for her mum.

As well as hearing about some of the extra pressures some 16 year olds face, 16 Plus looks at what it's like for most 16 year olds today. Expert speakers include Sue Minto, the Head of Childline; the National Careers Service; and Caroline Davey from Gingerbread, an organisation which helps single and teen parents. Topics from education to unemployment are explored, as presenter Aled seeks to uncover just how tough it can be to turn 16 in 2013.

As he approached the age of 16, Matt from West Sussex was diagnosed with bone cancer and underwent an operation to remove the tumour on his 16th birthday. 16 Plus follows Matt's treatment and his quest to get back to school.

16 Plus20131028

What is it like to be 16 in 2013? This programme follows 4 incredible teens over several months, as they turn 16 and their lives are changed forever.

As he approached the age of 16, Matt from West Sussex was diagnosed with bone cancer and underwent an operation on his 16th birthday. 16 Plus follows Matt's treatment and recovery, and his quest to get back to school.

Elle from the Isle of Wight discovered she was pregnant when she was close to her 16th birthday. She is now facing the difficult decision of whether to keep the baby or give it away.

Salisbury-born Devlin joined the army at 16 and is now a Junior Soldier. But the journey to graduation isn't easy and many Junior Soldiers don't make it. Will Devlin? And, if so, how will he cope in his final training course, as the prospect of becoming a real soldier sinks in?

Kylie, from Huntingdon, is a young carer to her mum, who has multiple sclerosis. Just 16 and with her extra responsibilities, she's not certain that she will she get the GCSEs she needs to get into college. And if she does, her next dilemma awaits as she considers whether she can juggle college with caring for her mum.

As well as hearing about some of the extra pressures some 16 year olds face, 16 Plus looks at what it's like for most 16 year olds today. Expert speakers include Sue Minto, the Head of Childline; the National Careers Service; and Caroline Davey from Gingerbread, an organisation which helps single and teen parents. Topics from education to unemployment are explored, as presenter Aled seeks to uncover just how tough it can be to turn 16 in 2013.

As he approached the age of 16, Matt from West Sussex was diagnosed with bone cancer and underwent an operation to remove the tumour on his 16th birthday. 16 Plus follows Matt's treatment and his quest to get back to school.

20 Years Of Sonar20130603

Set in the centre of sunny, beautiful Barcelona, Sonar is a unique city festival with a focus on new, experimental and electronic music and innovative visual art. This year is Sonar's 20th birthday and, with Radio 1 having broadcast from the festival for over a decade now, we felt the need to celebrate - so this documentary is one serious Sonar celebration!

Hearing from top DJ's and producers who've played and broadcast live from Barcelona, you'll discover all of our biggest, best and most bizarre Sonar moments: from Mary Anne Hobb's legendary dubstep set that broke the genre globally; to John Peel's weird and wonderful mashups; to DJ Scotch Egg's bonkers onstage antics - you'll never guess what he throws out to his audience when he plays!

You'll find out what it really feels like to DJ in front of 10,000 massive music fans and we'll reveal Radio 1's number 1 Sonar moment. Finally, to top it all off, our top tips on who to see at Sonar 2013.

So, even if you haven't heard of Sonar, if you like music and festivals, and want to hear some banging tunes and interesting insights, this one's for you. To join in the conversation online, use #Sonar20 on Twitter!

20 Years Of Sonar20130603

Set in the centre of sunny, beautiful Barcelona, Sonar is a unique city festival with a focus on new, experimental and electronic music and innovative visual art. This year is Sonar's 20th birthday and, with Radio 1 having broadcast from the festival for over a decade now, we felt the need to celebrate - so this documentary is one serious Sonar celebration!

Hearing from top DJ's and producers who've played and broadcast live from Barcelona, you'll discover all of our biggest, best and most bizarre Sonar moments: from Mary Anne Hobb's legendary dubstep set that broke the genre globally; to John Peel's weird and wonderful mashups; to DJ Scotch Egg's bonkers onstage antics - you'll never guess what he throws out to his audience when he plays!

You'll find out what it really feels like to DJ in front of 10,000 massive music fans and we'll reveal Radio 1's number 1 Sonar moment. Finally, to top it all off, our top tips on who to see at Sonar 2013.

So, even if you haven't heard of Sonar, if you like music and festivals, and want to hear some banging tunes and interesting insights, this one's for you. To join in the conversation online, use #Sonar20 on Twitter!

2013: A Year In Tweets20131223

Scott Mills, Chris Stark and friends use Twitter to mull over the stories and controversies of 2013.

Using the Twitter reaction as a springboard for discussion, Scott's guests will rant, joke and argue about the last year's most talked about stories - from horsemeat and Twerking, to Andy Murray and the royal baby.

We will also look back on the juiciest Twitter spats, the year's best deleted tweets, the most bizarre tweeters (step forward Kanye) and countdown the 5 'Most Followed' of 2013.

2013: A Year In Tweets20131223

Scott Mills, Chris Stark and friends use Twitter to mull over the stories and controversies of 2013.

Using the Twitter reaction as a springboard for discussion, Scott's guests will rant, joke and argue about the last year's most talked about stories - from horsemeat and Twerking, to Andy Murray and the royal baby.

We will also look back on the juiciest Twitter spats, the year's best deleted tweets, the most bizarre tweeters (step forward Kanye) and countdown the 5 'Most Followed' of 2013.

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Zane Lowe presents a unique insight into the band 30 Seconds To Mars.

With rumours flying that the band are splitting up, Zane sits down with Jared Leto, his brother Shannon, and Tomo Miličević to set the record straight.

From growing up in Louisiana to doing glove puppets along to Led Zeppelin, getting their video banned to whether they are a cult, Zane goes in deep and asks the questions everyone wants to know about this band.

Without doubt the other most significant aspect of this band aside from having a Hollywood actor for a frontman is their fans. They call themselves The Echelon, and in a unique project, we asked them to send us in audio and video of themselves explaining why they are fans of this band and what being an Echelon means to them. We received videos from 29 different countries around the world, from the Phillipines to South Africa, Venezuela to Bulgaria, Chile to Finland.

This audio and video features in the programme, as well as in the short film you can see below.

From the relationship with the Echelon, to if Jared will ever act again, to the possibility that the band might split up at the end of this year, this is a unique insight into what has become a global phenomenon, from both the band and their fans.

In part two of Radio 1 Rocks, Zane Lowe presents a unique insight into 30 Seconds To Mars.

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Zane Lowe presents a unique insight into the band 30 Seconds To Mars.

With rumours flying that the band are splitting up, Zane sits down with Jared Leto, his brother Shannon, and Tomo Miličević to set the record straight.

From growing up in Louisiana to doing glove puppets along to Led Zeppelin, getting their video banned to whether they are a cult, Zane goes in deep and asks the questions everyone wants to know about this band.

Without doubt the other most significant aspect of this band aside from having a Hollywood actor for a frontman is their fans. They call themselves The Echelon, and in a unique project, we asked them to send us in audio and video of themselves explaining why they are fans of this band and what being an Echelon means to them. We received videos from 29 different countries around the world, from the Phillipines to South Africa, Venezuela to Bulgaria, Chile to Finland.

This audio and video features in the programme, as well as in the short film you can see below.

From the relationship with the Echelon, to if Jared will ever act again, to the possibility that the band might split up at the end of this year, this is a unique insight into what has become a global phenomenon, from both the band and their fans.

In part two of Radio 1 Rocks, Zane Lowe presents a unique insight into 30 Seconds To Mars.

30 Seconds To Mars And Chase And Status20130527

Hear from two of the biggest bands at Radio 1's Big Weekend with archive interviews and live music highlights from the event!

30 Seconds To Mars And Chase And Status20130527

Hear from two of the biggest bands at Radio 1's Big Weekend with archive interviews and live music highlights from the event!

9/11: A Musical History20110905

To mark the 10th anniversary of the attacks on New York's World Trade Centre, Radio 1 presents a musical history of 9/11 and its aftermath.

9/11: A Musical History20110905

To mark the 10th anniversary of the attacks on New York's World Trade Centre, Radio 1 presents a musical history of 9/11 and its aftermath.

Access All Areas - 1, The Tour Bus20110418

JLS and Pulled Apart By Horses open up their tour buses and let Jen Long on board.

No more is it a case of 'what goes on on tour, stays on tour'.

Part 1 of 3 in Radio 1's Access All Areas series.

This will be availble to listen to until Monday 9th May.

Next week, 'Superfans'.

Access All Areas - 1, The Tour Bus20110418

JLS and Pulled Apart By Horses open up their tour buses and let Jen Long on board.

No more is it a case of 'what goes on on tour, stays on tour'.

Part 1 of 3 in Radio 1's Access All Areas series.

This will be availble to listen to until Monday 9th May.

Next week, 'Superfans'.

Access All Areas - 2, The Entourage20110425

Radio 1's Access All Areas series, looking at life as a musician, continues with a look at some of the unsung heroes behind today's stars: the hairdressers, make-up artists, tour managers and PAs - collectively, The Entourage.

Part 2 of 3 in Radio 1's Access All Areas series.

This will be available to listen to until Monday 9th May.

Next week, 'Superfans'...and you can still listen to part 1, The Tour Bus.

The series continues with a look at the unsung heroes collectively known as the entourage.

Access All Areas - 2, The Entourage20110425

Radio 1's Access All Areas series, looking at life as a musician, continues with a look at some of the unsung heroes behind today's stars: the hairdressers, make-up artists, tour managers and PAs - collectively, The Entourage.

Part 2 of 3 in Radio 1's Access All Areas series.

This will be available to listen to until Monday 9th May.

Next week, 'Superfans'...and you can still listen to part 1, The Tour Bus.

The series continues with a look at the unsung heroes collectively known as the entourage.

Access All Areas - 3, Superfans20110502

Radio 1's Access All Areas series continues with Superfans, the story of the obsessive fan, through the eyes of those that have been there and done it - and those who are still doing it now.

Part 3 of 3 in Radio 1's Access All Areas series.

This, together with the previous two episodes, 'The Tour Bus' and 'The Entourage', is available to listen to until Monday 9th May.

Radio 1's Access All Areas continues with Superfans, the story of the obsessive fan.

Access All Areas - 3, Superfans20110502

Radio 1's Access All Areas series continues with Superfans, the story of the obsessive fan, through the eyes of those that have been there and done it - and those who are still doing it now.

Part 3 of 3 in Radio 1's Access All Areas series.

This, together with the previous two episodes, 'The Tour Bus' and 'The Entourage', is available to listen to until Monday 9th May.

Radio 1's Access All Areas continues with Superfans, the story of the obsessive fan.

Access All Areas: Your Story20140224

Access All Areas looks at you, the listener, with your own stories, told in your own way...

Working around the loose theme of 'Landmark Moments', we asked Radio 1 listeners to not only tell their own tales of some of the most significant experiences they've had, but also to give advice on what topics to cover and what music to include.

The result is a documentary painting a picture of the lives of our listeners, told in the way our listeners wanted it to be told.

Presented by Phil Taggart and Alice Levine, and including loads of Radio 1 listeners, this is a Radio 1 Story one-of-a-kind.

Access All Areas: Your Story20140224

Access All Areas looks at you, the listener, with your own stories, told in your own way...

Working around the loose theme of 'Landmark Moments', we asked Radio 1 listeners to not only tell their own tales of some of the most significant experiences they've had, but also to give advice on what topics to cover and what music to include.

The result is a documentary painting a picture of the lives of our listeners, told in the way our listeners wanted it to be told.

Presented by Phil Taggart and Alice Levine, and including loads of Radio 1 listeners, this is a Radio 1 Story one-of-a-kind.

Adam Deacon - Back In Hackney20130624

Actor and director Adam Deacon returns to Hackney a year on from the Olympic summer.

A year on from Jay-Z and Rihanna headlining BBC Radio 1's Hackney Weekend 2012, local lad turned BAFTA award winning actor / director Adam Deacon returns to his home town to see how things have changed since the Olympic summer.

What's been the local legacy of the world's biggest sporting event and all its linked cultural events and opportunities, including Radio 1's own Hackney Academy? Is life any different for the young people of Hackney?

Adam heads to the streets, colleges, music studios, estates and even the Olympic Park in a bid to find out.

A year on from Jay-Z and Rhianna headlining BBC Radio 1's Hackney Weekend 2012, local lad turned BAFTA award winning actor / director Adam Deacon returns to his home town to see how things have changed since the Olympic summer.

Africa Make Some Noise! The Story Of Modern African Music20100607

DJ Edu hosts a guided tour of the hottest sounds out of Africa and asks - what's stopping it becoming the next big thing in the UK?

DJ Edu hosts a guided tour of the hottest sounds out of Africa.

Africa Make Some Noise! The Story Of Modern African Music20100607

DJ Edu hosts a guided tour of the hottest sounds out of Africa and asks - what's stopping it becoming the next big thing in the UK?

DJ Edu hosts a guided tour of the hottest sounds out of Africa.

Africa Make Some Noise! The Story Of Modern African Music20100614

DJ Edu hosts a guided tour of the hottest sounds out of Africa.

1Xtra's DJ Edu presents Africa Make Some Noise! - a guide to what's really happening in African music right now.

We uncover Kenyan grime, South African house and Moroccan hip hop.

We also speak to some of the US artists earning thousands of dollars doing shows in Africa, hear Kenya's first viral hit and go backstage at the MTV Africa Music Awards.

And we ask: why isn't African music being played in every household in the UK?

Featuring Akon, Wyclef, Damon Albarn, Tinchy Stryder, Mos Def, Buraka Som Sistema, K'naan, Dynamite MC, Tony Allen, Nneka, Sway, Mujava, Black Coffee and a whole host of talent from across the continent including singers, rappers, bloggers, journalists and record labels.

Africa Make Some Noise! The Story Of Modern African Music20100614

DJ Edu hosts a guided tour of the hottest sounds out of Africa.

1Xtra's DJ Edu presents Africa Make Some Noise! - a guide to what's really happening in African music right now.

We uncover Kenyan grime, South African house and Moroccan hip hop.

We also speak to some of the US artists earning thousands of dollars doing shows in Africa, hear Kenya's first viral hit and go backstage at the MTV Africa Music Awards.

And we ask: why isn't African music being played in every household in the UK?

Featuring Akon, Wyclef, Damon Albarn, Tinchy Stryder, Mos Def, Buraka Som Sistema, K'naan, Dynamite MC, Tony Allen, Nneka, Sway, Mujava, Black Coffee and a whole host of talent from across the continent including singers, rappers, bloggers, journalists and record labels.

Against All Odds: The Paralympics20120820

Vernon Kay meets some of the UK's injured soldiers going for gold in the Paralympics.

Vernon Kay charts the inspiring journey of soldiers injured in Afghanistan, Iraq and other conflicts around the world, who are now going for Gold at the Paralympics.

Their lives were shattered overnight, but they've rebuilt themselves to become elite sportsmen and women who'll be competing in the greatest show on earth in London this summer.

Among those Vernon meets is Jon-Allan Butterworth, who had to have his lower arm amputated after he was hit by a rocket in Basra. He took up cycling and is one of Team GB's greatest hopes for a gold medal.

Other stories include the soldier turned Paralympian who lost both his legs after stepping on an explosive device in Afghanistan and the volleyball player who nearly bled to death when razor sharp shrapnel sliced into her right leg and back.

Vernon finds out how they've adapted physically and emotionally from being non-disabled, active soldiers, to become world class Paralympians.

Against All Odds: The Paralympics20120820

Vernon Kay meets some of the UK's injured soldiers going for gold in the Paralympics.

Vernon Kay charts the inspiring journey of soldiers injured in Afghanistan, Iraq and other conflicts around the world, who are now going for Gold at the Paralympics.

Their lives were shattered overnight, but they've rebuilt themselves to become elite sportsmen and women who'll be competing in the greatest show on earth in London this summer.

Among those Vernon meets is Jon-Allan Butterworth, who had to have his lower arm amputated after he was hit by a rocket in Basra. He took up cycling and is one of Team GB's greatest hopes for a gold medal.

Other stories include the soldier turned Paralympian who lost both his legs after stepping on an explosive device in Afghanistan and the volleyball player who nearly bled to death when razor sharp shrapnel sliced into her right leg and back.

Vernon finds out how they've adapted physically and emotionally from being non-disabled, active soldiers, to become world class Paralympians.

And The Oscar Goes To...20140303

It's the biggest night in the global entertainment industry and at this year's Oscars young British talent has a chance of taking away two of the biggest awards...and one of the smallest.

Director Steve McQueen and actor Chiwetel Ejiofor are up for Best Director and Best Actor for the epic 12 Years A Slave. Meanwhile two young guys from Manchester - operating at the opposite end of the movie industry - are also nominated. Mark Gill and Baldwin Li's debut The Voorman Problem is up for the Best Short Film (Live Action) Oscar and they will take their places at the ceremony alongside the greats of the movie industry.

Radio 1 film critic Rhianna Dhillon traces the contrasting journeys of these two very British but very different films towards the Academy Awards, and lifts the lid on the Oscars. Contributors including Jared Leto, Kevin Spacey and Nick Frost explain the power of those little gold statuettes. How can awards recognition elevate a film, what does it feel like to go to the Oscars and win...and can Steve, Chiwetel, Mark and Baldwin do it?

And The Oscar Goes To...20140303

It's the biggest night in the global entertainment industry and at this year's Oscars young British talent has a chance of taking away two of the biggest awards...and one of the smallest.

Director Steve McQueen and actor Chiwetel Ejiofor are up for Best Director and Best Actor for the epic 12 Years A Slave. Meanwhile two young guys from Manchester - operating at the opposite end of the movie industry - are also nominated. Mark Gill and Baldwin Li's debut The Voorman Problem is up for the Best Short Film (Live Action) Oscar and they will take their places at the ceremony alongside the greats of the movie industry.

Radio 1 film critic Rhianna Dhillon traces the contrasting journeys of these two very British but very different films towards the Academy Awards, and lifts the lid on the Oscars. Contributors including Jared Leto, Kevin Spacey and Nick Frost explain the power of those little gold statuettes. How can awards recognition elevate a film, what does it feel like to go to the Oscars and win...and can Steve, Chiwetel, Mark and Baldwin do it?

Bad Girl Done Good: The Story Of Rihanna20111114

Robyn Fenty, or Rihanna as she is more commonly known these days is one of the biggest names in showbiz, not only is she about to release her 6th Studio album 'Talk That Talk' but she is currently the face of a major jeans company, has launched her own fragrance, acted alongside Liam Neeson and graced the front-page of UK Vogue.

But life wasn’t always this glamorous for Princess Ri-Ri.

Growing up with her two younger brothers in Bridgetown on the Caribbean Island of Barbados, Rihanna witnessed first hand her father Ronald’s abusive treatment of her mother, who would go on to raise her three children single-handedly after Ronald’s problem with drugs forced them to divorce.

Having sung from the age of seven Rihanna escaped from her problems at home through music, spending her lunchtime’s at school pretending to be Destiny’s Child and Lauryn Hill.

But in 2005, everything changed…

Spotted in an audition by a music exec whilst on holiday Rihanna was signed by Jay Z to Def Jam records within hours of her audition.

She seemingly hasn’t stopped since, and now - 5 years later - she has 6 albums under her belt.

From the stratospheric success of 2007’s Umbrella to her recent run in with a farmer in County Down, Rihanna has made headlines for much more than her music.

But it is this unapologetic determination to do things ‘on her own terms’ that has made her such an icon.

In this programme Scott Mills hears from famous fans including Pixie Lott and Calvin Harris, plus those she’s met on the road to success, in order to uncover the good, the bad and the downright saucy sides of the bad girl who did good.

Produced by Jade Hutchinson for Wise Buddah.

Scott Mills charts the story of Rihanna.

Bad Girl Done Good: The Story Of Rihanna20111114

Robyn Fenty, or Rihanna as she is more commonly known these days is one of the biggest names in showbiz, not only is she about to release her 6th Studio album 'Talk That Talk' but she is currently the face of a major jeans company, has launched her own fragrance, acted alongside Liam Neeson and graced the front-page of UK Vogue.

But life wasn’t always this glamorous for Princess Ri-Ri.

Growing up with her two younger brothers in Bridgetown on the Caribbean Island of Barbados, Rihanna witnessed first hand her father Ronald’s abusive treatment of her mother, who would go on to raise her three children single-handedly after Ronald’s problem with drugs forced them to divorce.

Having sung from the age of seven Rihanna escaped from her problems at home through music, spending her lunchtime’s at school pretending to be Destiny’s Child and Lauryn Hill.

But in 2005, everything changed…

Spotted in an audition by a music exec whilst on holiday Rihanna was signed by Jay Z to Def Jam records within hours of her audition.

She seemingly hasn’t stopped since, and now - 5 years later - she has 6 albums under her belt.

From the stratospheric success of 2007’s Umbrella to her recent run in with a farmer in County Down, Rihanna has made headlines for much more than her music.

But it is this unapologetic determination to do things ‘on her own terms’ that has made her such an icon.

In this programme Scott Mills hears from famous fans including Pixie Lott and Calvin Harris, plus those she’s met on the road to success, in order to uncover the good, the bad and the downright saucy sides of the bad girl who did good.

Produced by Jade Hutchinson for Wise Buddah.

Scott Mills charts the story of Rihanna.

Bbc Introducing Meets Hollywood20110725

We follow four unsigned acts as they head to Hollywood to play the gig of their lives: a MusExpo showcase in front of the cream of the US music industry.

Jen Long introduces us to BBC Introducing rising stars Man Without Country, Luke Fenlon, Luke Bingham and Friends Electric; and explores how under the radar acts like these can make opportunities happen across the pond.

With exclusive insights and advice from Moby, recent US successes from the UK The Joy Formidable and Asking Alexandria, and major American industry players - including the man who signed Madonna, Seymour Stein.

Follow four unsigned UK bands as they head to LA to try and impress the US music industry.

Bbc Introducing Meets Hollywood20110725

We follow four unsigned acts as they head to Hollywood to play the gig of their lives: a MusExpo showcase in front of the cream of the US music industry.

Jen Long introduces us to BBC Introducing rising stars Man Without Country, Luke Fenlon, Luke Bingham and Friends Electric; and explores how under the radar acts like these can make opportunities happen across the pond.

With exclusive insights and advice from Moby, recent US successes from the UK The Joy Formidable and Asking Alexandria, and major American industry players - including the man who signed Madonna, Seymour Stein.

Follow four unsigned UK bands as they head to LA to try and impress the US music industry.

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Bobby Friction heads to Black Rock Desert in Nevada for Burning Man.

In the last of the current series of International Radio 1, Bobby Friction heads to Black Rock Desert in Nevada for Burning Man - one of the weirdest and most wonderful festivals on planet earth.

Follow Bobby as he goes on an 11 day journey into the desert, covering 22 thousand miles, only to reach a place where temperatures reach 40 degrees in the day, and sandstorms mean you can't see three feet in front of you.

And once there, there is nothing Bobby will not do to get into the spirit of the festival. He samples 150% proof moonshine and unsurprisingly ends up a little worse for wear. He hears why if you dance too hard at Burning Man you end up with Christmas toe - when your toe-nail falls off every Christmas. And he gets to watch bands called things like Boiled Eggs and Speaker-phone Underwear. But maybe the icing on the cake is witnessing 5000 naked ladies ride past his camp on bicycles.

Listen to the programme to hear one of the most bonkers things ever undertaken in the name of International Radio 1. And then check out the photos below for some of the evidence!

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Bobby Friction heads to Black Rock Desert in Nevada for Burning Man.

In the last of the current series of International Radio 1, Bobby Friction heads to Black Rock Desert in Nevada for Burning Man - one of the weirdest and most wonderful festivals on planet earth.

Follow Bobby as he goes on an 11 day journey into the desert, covering 22 thousand miles, only to reach a place where temperatures reach 40 degrees in the day, and sandstorms mean you can't see three feet in front of you.

And once there, there is nothing Bobby will not do to get into the spirit of the festival. He samples 150% proof moonshine and unsurprisingly ends up a little worse for wear. He hears why if you dance too hard at Burning Man you end up with Christmas toe - when your toe-nail falls off every Christmas. And he gets to watch bands called things like Boiled Eggs and Speaker-phone Underwear. But maybe the icing on the cake is witnessing 5000 naked ladies ride past his camp on bicycles.

Listen to the programme to hear one of the most bonkers things ever undertaken in the name of International Radio 1. And then check out the photos below for some of the evidence!

Beats, Bleeps And Bass20121119

Dev continues to delve in to the world of video games in part two of Radio 1's Gaming Series.

This week he's going behind the bleeps and beats of early video game music to explore some of the influences it's had on the music industry, the artists it's inspired, sub genres it's created and the social communities that it has brought together.

Music and gaming has had a close relationship ever since those first harsh bleeps traced a virtual ping-pong ball around in the pioneering Atari developed arcade game Pong. These raw 8 bit sounds are often overlooked when credit is being given to the early pioneers of electronic music.

The relevance of the 8 bit and 16 bit beats, that most of us grew up with through the games that we played, are more obvious than ever as the explosion of the gaming industry has firmly cemented it in popular culture and influenced the way in which a whole generation creates music - forcing Pacman and friends from our desktops to our dance floors.

Find out the inspiration behind every beat, bleep and bass line, as Dev explores the communities of artists who owe their interest in music to video games and those who are hacking in to old Game Boys, C64's and other hardware in order to push the limits of this technology and recreate these retro sounds.

We hear from artists such as LA based 8 Bit Weapon, Sabrepulse, Chipzel, electronic artist Ikonika, Nintendocore rockers Horse The Band, Nerdcore rapper Random - a.k.a MegaRan, C64 composer Ben Daglish and the guys responsible for the addictive Scott Pilgrim vs The World game soundtrack - Anamanaguchi.

We'll also be looking at sampling and remixing cultures, hearing from Massive Attack producer Neil Davidge about his recent score for Halo 4, Health about their work on Max Payne 3 and Dutch drum & bass trio Noisia on their soundtrack for the new reboot of the Devil May Cry franchise.

Beats, Bleeps And Bass20121119

Dev continues to delve in to the world of video games in part two of Radio 1's Gaming Series.

This week he's going behind the bleeps and beats of early video game music to explore some of the influences it's had on the music industry, the artists it's inspired, sub genres it's created and the social communities that it has brought together.

Music and gaming has had a close relationship ever since those first harsh bleeps traced a virtual ping-pong ball around in the pioneering Atari developed arcade game Pong. These raw 8 bit sounds are often overlooked when credit is being given to the early pioneers of electronic music.

The relevance of the 8 bit and 16 bit beats, that most of us grew up with through the games that we played, are more obvious than ever as the explosion of the gaming industry has firmly cemented it in popular culture and influenced the way in which a whole generation creates music - forcing Pacman and friends from our desktops to our dance floors.

Find out the inspiration behind every beat, bleep and bass line, as Dev explores the communities of artists who owe their interest in music to video games and those who are hacking in to old Game Boys, C64's and other hardware in order to push the limits of this technology and recreate these retro sounds.

We hear from artists such as LA based 8 Bit Weapon, Sabrepulse, Chipzel, electronic artist Ikonika, Nintendocore rockers Horse The Band, Nerdcore rapper Random - a.k.a MegaRan, C64 composer Ben Daglish and the guys responsible for the addictive Scott Pilgrim vs The World game soundtrack - Anamanaguchi.

We'll also be looking at sampling and remixing cultures, hearing from Massive Attack producer Neil Davidge about his recent score for Halo 4, Health about their work on Max Payne 3 and Dutch drum & bass trio Noisia on their soundtrack for the new reboot of the Devil May Cry franchise.

Being Teen, Being Teen Part 2: 17-1920111010

100 teenagers from across the UK share the secrets of being a teenager with Radio 1.

From school, relationships and sexuality to religion, role models and money, this is a snapshot of growing up in the UK in 2011.

Being Teen, Being Teen Part 2: 17-1920111010

100 teenagers from across the UK share the secrets of being a teenager with Radio 1.

From school, relationships and sexuality to religion, role models and money, this is a snapshot of growing up in the UK in 2011.

Being Teen, Part 1: 13-1620111003

100 teenagers from across the UK share the secrets of being a teenager with Radio 1.

From school, relationships and sexuality to religion, role models and money, this is a snapshot of growing up in the UK in 2011.

Being Teen, Part 1: 13-1620111003

100 teenagers from across the UK share the secrets of being a teenager with Radio 1.

From school, relationships and sexuality to religion, role models and money, this is a snapshot of growing up in the UK in 2011.

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The behind the scenes story of cult Scottish band Biffy Clyro.

The behind the scenes story of cult Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro, as told by the band themselves.

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The behind the scenes story of cult Scottish band Biffy Clyro.

The behind the scenes story of cult Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro, as told by the band themselves.

Breakbeat Kaos20120806

Radio 1 presents the story of DJ Fresh and Adam F.

DJ Fresh and Adam F are legends in the scene. Many know Fresh bagged the first ever Number 1 dubstep and Drum & Bass records with 'Louder' and 'Hot Right Now', but not everybody knows the journey he took to get there.

We shed light on Fresh's early days in Drum & Bass super group Bad Company, whose high energy tunes changed the sound of a genre, and Fresh reveals how close he was to giving up music entirely, as well as how a story from Paulo Coelho kept him going, leading eventually to his massive commercial success.

Adam F is also a super-producer. His Mobo award winning 'Colours' album is one of the most important in the Drum & Bass scene, whilst 'Kaos', his pioneering hip hop album, meant he was one of the UK's first underground producers to travel to America and work with A-list artists such as Redman, LL Cool J and De La Soul.

Together Adam F and DJ Fresh run the label, Breakbeat Kaos, probably the most influential label in Bass music, having brought through artists like Pendulum, Chase & Status, Nero and The Brookes Brothers.

This is the story of DJ Fresh & Adam F as both label owners and artists in their own right.

With guests including: contemporaries - Fabio, Grooverider, dBridge, LTJ Bukem, London Electricity; artists they've signed - Pendulum, Chase & Status, The Brookes Brothers; artists they've worked with - Rita Ora, Dizzee Rascal, Rizzle Kicks, Redman, LL Cool J; and artists they've inspired - Flux Pavillion, Example, Rudimental, Benga & Skream.

Breakbeat Kaos20120806

Radio 1 presents the story of DJ Fresh and Adam F.

DJ Fresh and Adam F are legends in the scene. Many know Fresh bagged the first ever Number 1 dubstep and Drum & Bass records with 'Louder' and 'Hot Right Now', but not everybody knows the journey he took to get there.

We shed light on Fresh's early days in Drum & Bass super group Bad Company, whose high energy tunes changed the sound of a genre, and Fresh reveals how close he was to giving up music entirely, as well as how a story from Paulo Coelho kept him going, leading eventually to his massive commercial success.

Adam F is also a super-producer. His Mobo award winning 'Colours' album is one of the most important in the Drum & Bass scene, whilst 'Kaos', his pioneering hip hop album, meant he was one of the UK's first underground producers to travel to America and work with A-list artists such as Redman, LL Cool J and De La Soul.

Together Adam F and DJ Fresh run the label, Breakbeat Kaos, probably the most influential label in Bass music, having brought through artists like Pendulum, Chase & Status, Nero and The Brookes Brothers.

This is the story of DJ Fresh & Adam F as both label owners and artists in their own right.

With guests including: contemporaries - Fabio, Grooverider, dBridge, LTJ Bukem, London Electricity; artists they've signed - Pendulum, Chase & Status, The Brookes Brothers; artists they've worked with - Rita Ora, Dizzee Rascal, Rizzle Kicks, Redman, LL Cool J; and artists they've inspired - Flux Pavillion, Example, Rudimental, Benga & Skream.

British Inside20140331

1Xtra's Nick Bright delves into the hidden world of immigration detention centres, discovering how one charitable organisation is helping people cope with life behind bars. Their music room provides a musical outlet and sought after refuge for many of the detainees, held indefinitely in one of the UK's biggest IRC's (immigration removal centres).

British Inside follows the day-to-day lives of detainees, now released on bail, who use beats and rhymes to tell their stories, unravelling the intricacies of life spent living on the edge of a society they thought they once knew.

Featuring original music created by IRC detainees, Nick investigates life stuck in the immigration system here in the UK, which, for the most-part, is kept firmly in the dark.

British Inside20140331

1Xtra's Nick Bright delves into the hidden world of immigration detention centres, discovering how one charitable organisation is helping people cope with life behind bars. Their music room provides a musical outlet and sought after refuge for many of the detainees, held indefinitely in one of the UK's biggest IRC's (immigration removal centres).

British Inside follows the day-to-day lives of detainees, now released on bail, who use beats and rhymes to tell their stories, unravelling the intricacies of life spent living on the edge of a society they thought they once knew.

Featuring original music created by IRC detainees, Nick investigates life stuck in the immigration system here in the UK, which, for the most-part, is kept firmly in the dark.

Bruising Silence20120813

Gemma Cairney reveals and explores the hidden world of teenage abusive relationships.

Gemma Cairney leads a dynamic, poignant and revealing documentary about the hidden world of teenage abusive relationships.

The programme explores the issue of emotional and violent abuse through different types of relationships, including male on female, female on male and same sex - both from the perspective of the abused and the abuser, with additional contributions from experts in the issues.

We also wind back to the story of the then 19-year old hip hop star Chris Brown, who attacked his girlfriend, pop singer Rihanna, beating, biting and kicking her until she lost consciousness. We will take a look at how the story was reported on Radio 1's Newsbeat and how quickly it was all forgotten.

This story is based on the first official study of its kind into young abusive relationships, which was commissioned by the NSPCC and the Home Office. It reports 25% of girls and 18% of boys have been physically abused and 75% of girls and 50% of boys have suffered emotional abuse. The study also found that sexual violence happened to one in three girls and one in six boys.

Gemma talks to victims, perpetrators and carers as she tries to get to the bottom of this 'secret' world and under-reported story.

These powerful stories and experiences will be brought together with Gemma's own personal commentary.

Bruising Silence20120813

Gemma Cairney reveals and explores the hidden world of teenage abusive relationships.

Gemma Cairney leads a dynamic, poignant and revealing documentary about the hidden world of teenage abusive relationships.

The programme explores the issue of emotional and violent abuse through different types of relationships, including male on female, female on male and same sex - both from the perspective of the abused and the abuser, with additional contributions from experts in the issues.

We also wind back to the story of the then 19-year old hip hop star Chris Brown, who attacked his girlfriend, pop singer Rihanna, beating, biting and kicking her until she lost consciousness. We will take a look at how the story was reported on Radio 1's Newsbeat and how quickly it was all forgotten.

This story is based on the first official study of its kind into young abusive relationships, which was commissioned by the NSPCC and the Home Office. It reports 25% of girls and 18% of boys have been physically abused and 75% of girls and 50% of boys have suffered emotional abuse. The study also found that sexual violence happened to one in three girls and one in six boys.

Gemma talks to victims, perpetrators and carers as she tries to get to the bottom of this 'secret' world and under-reported story.

These powerful stories and experiences will be brought together with Gemma's own personal commentary.

Chase & Status20111229

Chase and Status tell Mistajam the story of their success in their own words. From underground Drum and Bass DJs to producing for the likes of Rihanna and achieving huge commercial success as artists in their own right. Featuring interviews from Liam Bailey, Kano and Andy C.

Another chance to hear the story of Chase and Status.

Chase & Status20110815

Another chance to hear the story of Chase and Status - one of the UK's hottest production teams.

Another chance to hear the story of Chase and Status.

Chase & Status20111229

Chase and Status tell Mistajam the story of their success in their own words. From underground Drum and Bass DJs to producing for the likes of Rihanna and achieving huge commercial success as artists in their own right. Featuring interviews from Liam Bailey, Kano and Andy C.

Another chance to hear the story of Chase and Status.

Chase & Status20110815

Another chance to hear the story of Chase and Status - one of the UK's hottest production teams.

Another chance to hear the story of Chase and Status.

Conor Maynard: Mayniacs Take Over20121015

Despite his down to earth demeanour, Conor Maynard is not just any normal 19 year old. Whilst most guys his age are busy with computer games, college or finding a job - Conor found himself locked in a bidding war between record labels, US R&B star Ne-Yo and Pharrell Williams!

Not bad for a kid that, just a couple of years ago, was singing covers in his bedroom and uploading the videos to YouTube, content with notching up a few views each month and the odd comment from his Nan.

Little did he know that, through the internet, he was stepping on to the biggest stage possible and was on the brink of taking the music world - and boys and girls hearts - by storm.

Fast forward a few years and Conor has one of the most subscribed YouTube channels in the UK and is the owner of a Number 1 debut album, produced by big names such as The invisible Men and Midi Mafia; and featuring collaborations with the likes of Rita Ora, Ne-Yo and Pharrell, as well as a special track penned by Frank Ocean.

This is the story of Conor Maynard, as told by those that know him best - his friends, family, his YouTube collaborators, 'brutha from anutha mutha' Anth Melo, his band and producers Midi Mafia and The Invisible Men.

Nick Grimshaw chats to Conor as we chart his story so far, hearing an exclusive play of a previously unreleased track from his first ever recorded demo as we go, as well as excerpts from some of his live shows.

And of course, we hear from some of his fans. The ones who made it all possible in the first place - THE MAYNIACS!

Conor Maynard: Mayniacs Take Over20121015

Despite his down to earth demeanour, Conor Maynard is not just any normal 19 year old. Whilst most guys his age are busy with computer games, college or finding a job - Conor found himself locked in a bidding war between record labels, US R&B star Ne-Yo and Pharrell Williams!

Not bad for a kid that, just a couple of years ago, was singing covers in his bedroom and uploading the videos to YouTube, content with notching up a few views each month and the odd comment from his Nan.

Little did he know that, through the internet, he was stepping on to the biggest stage possible and was on the brink of taking the music world - and boys and girls hearts - by storm.

Fast forward a few years and Conor has one of the most subscribed YouTube channels in the UK and is the owner of a Number 1 debut album, produced by big names such as The invisible Men and Midi Mafia; and featuring collaborations with the likes of Rita Ora, Ne-Yo and Pharrell, as well as a special track penned by Frank Ocean.

This is the story of Conor Maynard, as told by those that know him best - his friends, family, his YouTube collaborators, 'brutha from anutha mutha' Anth Melo, his band and producers Midi Mafia and The Invisible Men.

Nick Grimshaw chats to Conor as we chart his story so far, hearing an exclusive play of a previously unreleased track from his first ever recorded demo as we go, as well as excerpts from some of his live shows.

And of course, we hear from some of his fans. The ones who made it all possible in the first place - THE MAYNIACS!

Cross-community Covers20130520

Ahead of Radio 1's Big Weekend Derry~Londonderry, Radio 1 explores how a new generation is moving on from the city's troubled past.

Cross-community Covers20130520

Ahead of Radio 1's Big Weekend Derry~Londonderry, Radio 1 explores how a new generation is moving on from the city's troubled past.

Crossroads: The Girls20131021

Prison life is something few are likely to have to face, but it's a serious risk for the three young women featured in this Radio 1 Story.

In this revealing programme, Adele Roberts talks to the three about their lives and finds out what's led them to commit crime. They have tough stories, which often remain hidden.

Adele then takes the recordings into HMP Downview, a female prison, and plays them to a group of women serving sentences, before asking them what it's really like to be behind bars. The prisoners respond to the stories from the outside and describe the realities of life in prison, before recording messages for Adele to take back and play to the three girls.

As Kerry, one of the women in prison, says: "If I had someone speaking out to me the way I am now - I would have been strong enough to not make the mistakes I did."

In a moving finale, the messages are played to the girls at risk of prison. Will the prisoners' words inspire them to change their lives?

This programme contains content which some people may find distressing.

If you are at risk of going to prison, will the words of those already there change you?

Crossroads: The Girls20131021

Prison life is something few are likely to have to face, but it's a serious risk for the three young women featured in this Radio 1 Story.

In this revealing programme, Adele Roberts talks to the three about their lives and finds out what's led them to commit crime. They have tough stories, which often remain hidden.

Adele then takes the recordings into HMP Downview, a female prison, and plays them to a group of women serving sentences, before asking them what it's really like to be behind bars. The prisoners respond to the stories from the outside and describe the realities of life in prison, before recording messages for Adele to take back and play to the three girls.

As Kerry, one of the women in prison, says: "If I had someone speaking out to me the way I am now - I would have been strong enough to not make the mistakes I did."

In a moving finale, the messages are played to the girls at risk of prison. Will the prisoners' words inspire them to change their lives?

This programme contains content which some people may find distressing.

If you are at risk of going to prison, will the words of those already there change you?

Dan And Phil's Amazing Guide To Happiness20140113

Dan & Phil take on the challenge of turning the most depressing month of the year into the happiest with their quest to find the secrets of happiness.

For their latest indispensable Amazing Guide they enlist the help of happiness gurus, lottery winners, doctors, laughter yoga teachers and kittens, attempting to show you how to be as happy as you can be!

Dan And Phil's Amazing Guide To Happiness20140113

Dan & Phil take on the challenge of turning the most depressing month of the year into the happiest with their quest to find the secrets of happiness.

For their latest indispensable Amazing Guide they enlist the help of happiness gurus, lottery winners, doctors, laughter yoga teachers and kittens, attempting to show you how to be as happy as you can be!

Dan And Phil's Guide To Online Safety2013022520140210

BBC Radio 1's Dan and Phil, from video blogs Danisnotonfire and Amazingphil, return with another Guide!

This time around it's their guide to being safe online. As they do everything on the internet, the boys should know the best ways to be safe and avoid being scammed and spammed, but can they still be caught out online?

Their journey through the world of online safety sees them getting advice from experts about identity fraud, scams, cyber-bullying and how to keep your online reputation intact. #Superuseful.

Dan And Phil's Guide To Online Safety2013022520140210

BBC Radio 1's Dan and Phil, from video blogs Danisnotonfire and Amazingphil, return with another Guide!

This time around it's their guide to being safe online. As they do everything on the internet, the boys should know the best ways to be safe and avoid being scammed and spammed, but can they still be caught out online?

Their journey through the world of online safety sees them getting advice from experts about identity fraud, scams, cyber-bullying and how to keep your online reputation intact. #Superuseful.

Dan And Phil's Super Amazing Guide To Love Online2012071620130429

YouTube stars Dan and Phil from video blogs Danisnotonfire and Amazingphil share their guide to finding love online.

They're both had their share of awkward dates - like that time when a girl growled in the cinema - so they definitely need help. And, as they do everything on the internet, why should finding love be any different?

Their journey through the world of online relationships sees them getting advice from online dating expert Sarah Beeny and an e-flirt expert tells them how to get a date on Twitter. They also speak to Sgt. Scott Moore, who managed to bag a date with Mila Kunis by asking her out in a YouTube video, plus they learn why Chat Roulette might not be the best place to find a date.

Dan And Phil's Super Amazing Guide To Love Online2012071620130429

YouTube stars Dan and Phil from video blogs Danisnotonfire and Amazingphil share their guide to finding love online.

They're both had their share of awkward dates - like that time when a girl growled in the cinema - so they definitely need help. And, as they do everything on the internet, why should finding love be any different?

Their journey through the world of online relationships sees them getting advice from online dating expert Sarah Beeny and an e-flirt expert tells them how to get a date on Twitter. They also speak to Sgt. Scott Moore, who managed to bag a date with Mila Kunis by asking her out in a YouTube video, plus they learn why Chat Roulette might not be the best place to find a date.

Dan And Phil's Super Amazing Guide To Online Safety20130225

BBC Radio 1's Dan and Phil, from video blogs Danisnotonfire and Amazingphil, return with another Super Amazing Guide!

This time around it's their guide to being safe online. As they do everything on the internet, the boys should know the best ways to be safe and avoid being scammed and spammed, but can they still be caught out online?

Their journey through the world of online safety sees them getting advice from experts about identity fraud, scams, cyber-bullying and how to keep your online reputation intact. #Superuseful.

Dan And Phil's Super Amazing Guide To Online Safety20130225

BBC Radio 1's Dan and Phil, from video blogs Danisnotonfire and Amazingphil, return with another Super Amazing Guide!

This time around it's their guide to being safe online. As they do everything on the internet, the boys should know the best ways to be safe and avoid being scammed and spammed, but can they still be caught out online?

Their journey through the world of online safety sees them getting advice from experts about identity fraud, scams, cyber-bullying and how to keep your online reputation intact. #Superuseful.

Danny Howard's Summer Dance Anthems20140728

Join Radio 1's Dance Anthems presenter and international DJ Danny Howard as he accepts Pete Tong's challenge to create this summer's ultimate dance anthem!

Danny looks back at a decade of dance classics that have helped to define summer holidays; and talks to the people behind the music, including Armand van Helden, Fatboy Slim, Milo, Bob Sinclair, Axwell, NERVO, Busy P, Erol Alkan, Eric Prydz and Daft Punk. He also asks Radio 1 DJs for their memories from the last 10 summers and discovers what their ultimate anthems are.

Plus a brand new track (and possible future summer anthem!) produced by Danny Howard and the Futuristic Polar Bears.

Danny Howard's Summer Dance Anthems20140728

Join Radio 1's Dance Anthems presenter and international DJ Danny Howard as he accepts Pete Tong's challenge to create this summer's ultimate dance anthem!

Danny looks back at a decade of dance classics that have helped to define summer holidays; and talks to the people behind the music, including Armand van Helden, Fatboy Slim, Milo, Bob Sinclair, Axwell, NERVO, Busy P, Erol Alkan, Eric Prydz and Daft Punk. He also asks Radio 1 DJs for their memories from the last 10 summers and discovers what their ultimate anthems are.

Plus a brand new track (and possible future summer anthem!) produced by Danny Howard and the Futuristic Polar Bears.

David Guetta: Sonic Super Hero20120723

Greg James delves into the past of superstar DJ, producer and pop star David Guetta, to discover what has made him the Sonic Super Hero he is today.

Hear Greg catch up with some of his confidantes and collaborators, with Kelly Rowland, Chris Willis, Jessie J, Pete Tong and Nicky Romero all coming to Greg's aid on his quest to uncover the true identity of the superstar that is David Guetta.

Hear David tell his story, from starting out as a DJ in his bedroom, to creating the ultimate audience experience at his euphoric live gigs and producing the most downloaded song on the planet. But, like all Super Heroes he has his weaknesses, his kryptonite - Greg discovers what it is!

David Guetta: Sonic Super Hero20120723

Greg James delves into the past of superstar DJ, producer and pop star David Guetta, to discover what has made him the Sonic Super Hero he is today.

Hear Greg catch up with some of his confidantes and collaborators, with Kelly Rowland, Chris Willis, Jessie J, Pete Tong and Nicky Romero all coming to Greg's aid on his quest to uncover the true identity of the superstar that is David Guetta.

Hear David tell his story, from starting out as a DJ in his bedroom, to creating the ultimate audience experience at his euphoric live gigs and producing the most downloaded song on the planet. But, like all Super Heroes he has his weaknesses, his kryptonite - Greg discovers what it is!

D-burg: How Genres Come And Go20130422

Mistajam explores music scenes past and present as he tasks dubstep producer High Rankin with creating his very own dance music craze!

Taking examples from Trap and EDM, Future House, Dubstep and Nu-Rave, Mistajam tutors High Rankin in how a genre is born, how the sound gets to the people, what happens when it blows up, and how a genre, well....disappears.

Learning from the likes of Flosstradamus, Bondax, Plastician and Klaxons, the task should be easy....or is it?

High Rankin pulls in the help of his friend Tigerlight to create a sound from scratch, to get people to listen to it and to try to make it HUGE!

So, with Mistajam as a tutor, can High Rankin make D-BURG the next HARLEM SHAKE?

D-burg: How Genres Come And Go20130422

Mistajam explores music scenes past and present as he tasks dubstep producer High Rankin with creating his very own dance music craze!

Taking examples from Trap and EDM, Future House, Dubstep and Nu-Rave, Mistajam tutors High Rankin in how a genre is born, how the sound gets to the people, what happens when it blows up, and how a genre, well....disappears.

Learning from the likes of Flosstradamus, Bondax, Plastician and Klaxons, the task should be easy....or is it?

High Rankin pulls in the help of his friend Tigerlight to create a sound from scratch, to get people to listen to it and to try to make it HUGE!

So, with Mistajam as a tutor, can High Rankin make D-BURG the next HARLEM SHAKE?

Detagged2013120220140203

Greg James tries to delete his most embarrassing photos from the web. Along the way, he meets listeners who've lost control of their online image and realises the consequences of sharing too much.

From Snapchat and Instagram to Twitter and Facebook, sharing our favourite snaps is now part of everyday life. But when our private pictures become public property we can't always predict the outcome. First, Greg meets Hannah, who experienced first-hand the frustration of an embarrassing drunken photo being shared by a friend who just refuses to take it down. We meet sixth form students who use Snapchat to make sure that their embarrassing photos decay within ten seconds - but with screen grabs so easy to take and share they remind us that it's all about who you trust.

But what happens when those you trust the most let you down? Holly and David both shared intimate photos with their partners while in long distance relationships, but when they split up the photos appeared on 'Revenge Porn' websites which displayed them along with links to their social networking pages. Harassed by messages from people across the world viewing their most private moments Holly was even forced to change her name for her own safety.

We also meet many who have lost and found jobs as a result of online photos. Model Jake Barratt was signed by Premier Model Scout Anthony Gordon after a colleague spotted his chiselled features in his Facebook profile picture. On the other hand, Will was stopped from hiring someone as a runner on a TV comedy show because they were mooning the camera in their profile picture! Employment lawyer Juliette Franklin also tells us about cases she's had to handle where colleagues and friends reporting photos resulted in disciplinary action.

It's not just today's photos which can affect us - we meet pupils who've forgotten about their old MySpace photos, including one which labelled them as part of the 'Dirty Skankers Club'. Kate also tells us about her experiences of bullying when her Dad's collection of family photos was uncovered by the whole school.

Finally we hear from Carol Todd, the mother of Amanda Todd, a 15 year old Canadian teenager who committed suicide in 2012 after being bullied online and offline due to topless photos taken on a webcam by someone she thought was her own age.

Along the way Greg meets with online expert Darika Ahrens to hunt down his most embarrassing online photos and see how easy it would be for him to get them removed. When he hears from Yasmin, who says Facebook refused to remove a fake account under her name, he presses Darika for the best advice on how to deal with the big social network sites and how to take control of what people see when they search for you online.

Greg James heads online to try and rid the web of his most embarrassing photos!

Disasterpieces20121203

To compliment Radio 1's much-loved 'Masterpieces' series with Zane Lowe, Scott Mills presents 'Disasterpieces' - a humorous look at those disastrous albums made by artists under pressure. From having no time to write, to unsuccessfully trying to reinvent themselves, or leaving the original band to go solo - we explore all the different reasons as to why these washout albums have failed to impress!

Did the Scissor Sisters try too hard to be different? Did Guns and Roses buckle under the pressure of lack of time? We also speak with The xx, Mumford & Sons, The Vaccines, 2 Door Cinema Club, Chapel Club, Frankie & The Heartstrings, Pulled Apart By Horses and Egyptian Hip Hop - who describe the various pressures involved with producing follow-up albums in 2012.

Disasterpieces20121203

To compliment Radio 1's much-loved 'Masterpieces' series with Zane Lowe, Scott Mills presents 'Disasterpieces' - a humorous look at those disastrous albums made by artists under pressure. From having no time to write, to unsuccessfully trying to reinvent themselves, or leaving the original band to go solo - we explore all the different reasons as to why these washout albums have failed to impress!

Did the Scissor Sisters try too hard to be different? Did Guns and Roses buckle under the pressure of lack of time? We also speak with The xx, Mumford & Sons, The Vaccines, 2 Door Cinema Club, Chapel Club, Frankie & The Heartstrings, Pulled Apart By Horses and Egyptian Hip Hop - who describe the various pressures involved with producing follow-up albums in 2012.

Empire State Of Mind, Empire State Of Mind - 12010081620100823

In this two-parter, Huw Stephens goes native in the city that’s brought us everyone from The Strokes to Fifty Cent to Madonna, to find out why NYC has always been the music capital of America.

From Brooklyn to the Bronx, he gets under the skin of one of the most fascinating cities in the world in this definitive guide to the New York music scene.

In this programme, part one, Huw looks at the city's indie scene and finds out why Brooklyn is the hottest place in the world for music right now.

Visiting latest hipster exports The Drums in the Williamsburg house where they all live together, hanging out with LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy in his flat, and then getting the other side of Brooklyn from punk band Cerebral Ballzy, Huw gets the lowdown on THE place to live and make music in New York.

Also includes interviews with Brooklyn-ites Vampire Weekend, Grizzly Bear, Darwin Deez and Dave from Dirty Projectors.

Next week in part two it's Boyoz in the Hood as Huw goes hip hop in New York.

Huw Stephens gets under the skin of the city in this definitive guide to New York.

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In this two-parter, Huw Stephens goes native in the city that’s brought us everyone from The Strokes to Fifty Cent to Madonna, to find out why NYC has always been the music capital of America.

From Brooklyn to the Bronx, he gets under the skin of one of the most fascinating cities in the world in this definitive guide to the New York music scene.

In this programme, part one, Huw looks at the city's indie scene and finds out why Brooklyn is the hottest place in the world for music right now.

Visiting latest hipster exports The Drums in the Williamsburg house where they all live together, hanging out with LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy in his flat, and then getting the other side of Brooklyn from punk band Cerebral Ballzy, Huw gets the lowdown on THE place to live and make music in New York.

Also includes interviews with Brooklyn-ites Vampire Weekend, Grizzly Bear, Darwin Deez and Dave from Dirty Projectors.

Next week in part two it's Boyoz in the Hood as Huw goes hip hop in New York.

Huw Stephens gets under the skin of the city in this definitive guide to New York.

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In this series, Huw Stephens goes native in the city that's brought us everyone from The Strokes to Fifty Cent to Madonna, to find out why NYC has always been the music capital of America.

From Brooklyn to the Bronx, he gets under the skin of one of the most fascinating cities in the world in this definitive guide to the New York music scene.

In this episode it's all about hip-hop, as Huw finds out what it is about the city that gave birth to one of the most fascinating music scenes in the world.

Hanging out on 125th Street in Harlem, eating ribs at legendary restaurant Sylvias, trying out the latest fashions in a Brooklyn store and visiting studios right out in Yonkers, Huw explores all aspects of hip-hop culture, old and new, to see how important it is to the city, and whether it's still as healthy now as it once was.

Featuring interviews with Styles P from LOX, legendary hip-hop producer Pete Rock, DJ Pete Rosenberg from the world's most famous hip-hop station Hot 97, and Armand Van Helden.

Huw Stephens gets under the skin of the city in this definitive guide to New York.

Empire State Of Mind, Empire State Of Mind - 2 Last2010082320100830

In this series, Huw Stephens goes native in the city that's brought us everyone from The Strokes to Fifty Cent to Madonna, to find out why NYC has always been the music capital of America.

From Brooklyn to the Bronx, he gets under the skin of one of the most fascinating cities in the world in this definitive guide to the New York music scene.

In this episode it's all about hip-hop, as Huw finds out what it is about the city that gave birth to one of the most fascinating music scenes in the world.

Hanging out on 125th Street in Harlem, eating ribs at legendary restaurant Sylvias, trying out the latest fashions in a Brooklyn store and visiting studios right out in Yonkers, Huw explores all aspects of hip-hop culture, old and new, to see how important it is to the city, and whether it's still as healthy now as it once was.

Featuring interviews with Styles P from LOX, legendary hip-hop producer Pete Rock, DJ Pete Rosenberg from the world's most famous hip-hop station Hot 97, and Armand Van Helden.

Huw Stephens gets under the skin of the city in this definitive guide to New York.

Every Day I'm Hustlin'20130415

Want to be a pop star? Take a listen to this first...

Georgia Lewis Anderson investigates exactly what it takes to make it to the top in the pop world. Artists can no longer rely on album sales to make their money, being a star often means becoming a business as well.

Georgia meets Tinchy Stryder and finds out how his t-shirt business has made him more money than record sales; she hears how bands such as Man Like Me have still kept their labouring jobs despite being signed by Mike Skinner; and new duo Nimmo and The Gauntletts discuss how they manage to juggle admin and bar jobs alongside making music videos with Agyness Deyn.

When pop stars do manage to give up their part time jobs, the nature of the industry means that success doesn't always last. Georgia will hear from former popstars about the wide-ranging careers they have gone back to, including roofing and personal training, while former All Saint Shaznay Lewis is writing songs for a new generation of stars. We also discover the unlikely career backup plans of current artists. And Georgia, now a successful TV and radio presenter, recalls her own days of hustling and blagging - including the times she's been in front of the cameras in a designer outfit, with the label still in so it can go back to the shop in the morning!

Every Day I'm Hustlin'20130415

Want to be a pop star? Take a listen to this first...

Georgia Lewis Anderson investigates exactly what it takes to make it to the top in the pop world. Artists can no longer rely on album sales to make their money, being a star often means becoming a business as well.

Georgia meets Tinchy Stryder and finds out how his t-shirt business has made him more money than record sales; she hears how bands such as Man Like Me have still kept their labouring jobs despite being signed by Mike Skinner; and new duo Nimmo and The Gauntletts discuss how they manage to juggle admin and bar jobs alongside making music videos with Agyness Deyn.

When pop stars do manage to give up their part time jobs, the nature of the industry means that success doesn't always last. Georgia will hear from former popstars about the wide-ranging careers they have gone back to, including roofing and personal training, while former All Saint Shaznay Lewis is writing songs for a new generation of stars. We also discover the unlikely career backup plans of current artists. And Georgia, now a successful TV and radio presenter, recalls her own days of hustling and blagging - including the times she's been in front of the cameras in a designer outfit, with the label still in so it can go back to the shop in the morning!

Fan Armies20140217

Smilers, The Echelon, Beliebers - Nick Grimshaw explores the world of online fan armies.

Fan Armies20140217

Smilers, The Echelon, Beliebers - Nick Grimshaw explores the world of online fan armies.

Florence And The Time Machine2010062120100628

Radio 1 tells the complete story of Florence Welch, the breakout star of 2009.

Following her headlining performance at Radio 1's Big Weekend and ahead of her Glastonbury appearance, Radio 1 tells the complete story of 2009's breakout star Florence Welch.

Florence And The Time Machine2010062120100628

Radio 1 tells the complete story of Florence Welch, the breakout star of 2009.

Following her headlining performance at Radio 1's Big Weekend and ahead of her Glastonbury appearance, Radio 1 tells the complete story of 2009's breakout star Florence Welch.

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Radio 1 catches up with Friendly Fires to tell their story.

Friendly Fires2011051620111227

Radio 1 catches up with Friendly Fires to tell their story.

Gaming On The Fly20121126

Just how did we become so obsessed with portable pixels?

Radio 1's Dev explores handheld history and the world of mobile videogaming, from Tetris to Temple Run, with the help of a diverse bunch including Zayn from One Direction, The xx, We Are the Ocean, Diplo, Justin Bieber and Wiley.

As well as pop royalty, we hear from key developers Imangi (Temple Run) and Telltale (The Walking Dead), plus gaming experts from Edge and Retro Gamer magazines. We have a band facing off over Fruit Ninja and 1Xtra's Nick Bright will be getting hands-on with some of the machines that have defined mobile videogaming as we know it.

Gaming On The Fly20121126

Just how did we become so obsessed with portable pixels?

Radio 1's Dev explores handheld history and the world of mobile videogaming, from Tetris to Temple Run, with the help of a diverse bunch including Zayn from One Direction, The xx, We Are the Ocean, Diplo, Justin Bieber and Wiley.

As well as pop royalty, we hear from key developers Imangi (Temple Run) and Telltale (The Walking Dead), plus gaming experts from Edge and Retro Gamer magazines. We have a band facing off over Fruit Ninja and 1Xtra's Nick Bright will be getting hands-on with some of the machines that have defined mobile videogaming as we know it.

Generation Bass20120423

In the beginning there was dubstep. Then things got complicated.

Hear MistaJam break down the future for all things bass related, including the many disparate scenes spurned from, and merging with, the genre of dubstep that they helped create.

Moonbahton anyone. Or there's Post Dubstep. The tear out sound of Skrillex. The experimental beats of SBTRKT. Or the Lovestep of Two Inch Punch. Confused yet?

MistaJam tries to clarify as they investigate the rise of the unified UK bass movement.

In the beginning there was dubstep. Then it got complicated.

Generation Bass20120423

In the beginning there was dubstep. Then things got complicated.

Hear MistaJam break down the future for all things bass related, including the many disparate scenes spurned from, and merging with, the genre of dubstep that they helped create.

Moonbahton anyone. Or there's Post Dubstep. The tear out sound of Skrillex. The experimental beats of SBTRKT. Or the Lovestep of Two Inch Punch. Confused yet?

MistaJam tries to clarify as they investigate the rise of the unified UK bass movement.

In the beginning there was dubstep. Then it got complicated.

Generation Soap20140714

Radio 1 meets some of the young actors who star in the UK's most popular TV shows and finds out what it's like to grow up in a soap.

From Weatherfield to Walford via Hollyoaks village and Emmerdale, we meet some of the young stars who make Britain's soaps among the best in the world.

Stars like Brooke Vincent (Sophie Webster in Coronation Street) and Jamie Borthwick (Jay Mitchell in Eastenders) reveal what it's like to have your life completely turned upside down by landing a role in a soap as a child actor.

Stephanie Davis (Sinead O'Conner from Hollyoaks) tells us how she found fame as a teenager difficult at first; while others talk about the challenges of being instantly recognised in the street and balancing long filming days with school work and having fun with their friends.

With a part in a soap comes responsibility, especially when taking on controversial storylines, and Alfie Brown-Sykes (Jason in Hollyoaks) tells us how he's managing his character's current body image issues. At Pobol Y Cwm, the Welsh soap, we meet Dyfan Rees who's gay character is struggling with OCD; while on Coronation Street, Amy Kelly (Maddie Heath) talks about entering the programme as a homeless teenager.

Charlie Clapham (Freddie in Hollyoaks) and Kelvin Fletcher (Andy Sugden in Emmerdale) tell us what it's like to play heartthrobs, and Lorna Fitzgerald (Abi in Eastenders) predicts who she thinks killed Lucy Beale.

And who do they look up to? Jamie Borthwick tells us about his friendship with Steve McFadden (Phil Mitchell in Eastenders), while others talk about the legends they admire most.

As well as the actors, we meet some of the people behind the scenes - eavesdropping on young story editors, directors and music researchers.

The stars also dish out some advice to budding young actors about the exciting but precarious nature of showbiz, and reveal how they cope with the increasing demands and pressures of social media.

Generation Soap20140714

Radio 1 meets some of the young actors who star in the UK's most popular TV shows and finds out what it's like to grow up in a soap.

From Weatherfield to Walford via Hollyoaks village and Emmerdale, we meet some of the young stars who make Britain's soaps among the best in the world.

Stars like Brooke Vincent (Sophie Webster in Coronation Street) and Jamie Borthwick (Jay Mitchell in Eastenders) reveal what it's like to have your life completely turned upside down by landing a role in a soap as a child actor.

Stephanie Davis (Sinead O'Conner from Hollyoaks) tells us how she found fame as a teenager difficult at first; while others talk about the challenges of being instantly recognised in the street and balancing long filming days with school work and having fun with their friends.

With a part in a soap comes responsibility, especially when taking on controversial storylines, and Alfie Brown-Sykes (Jason in Hollyoaks) tells us how he's managing his character's current body image issues. At Pobol Y Cwm, the Welsh soap, we meet Dyfan Rees who's gay character is struggling with OCD; while on Coronation Street, Amy Kelly (Maddie Heath) talks about entering the programme as a homeless teenager.

Charlie Clapham (Freddie in Hollyoaks) and Kelvin Fletcher (Andy Sugden in Emmerdale) tell us what it's like to play heartthrobs, and Lorna Fitzgerald (Abi in Eastenders) predicts who she thinks killed Lucy Beale.

And who do they look up to? Jamie Borthwick tells us about his friendship with Steve McFadden (Phil Mitchell in Eastenders), while others talk about the legends they admire most.

As well as the actors, we meet some of the people behind the scenes - eavesdropping on young story editors, directors and music researchers.

The stars also dish out some advice to budding young actors about the exciting but precarious nature of showbiz, and reveal how they cope with the increasing demands and pressures of social media.

Girls On Film20130729

Everyone wants to be famous and an increasing number of young, attractive girls have found a way of getting a glimmer of that fame while earning a fast buck.

In Girls On Film, Sara Cox talks to women who get naked on camera for a living to discover what life as a 'glamour girl' is really like.

Flick through your TV late at night and you'll find dozens of TV stations dedicated to live 'babes' - video chat channels where young women take calls from viewers live on-air and bare (almost) everything.

Yet more opportunities are available on webcam sites, where guys get to 'enjoy' glamour girls using live chat and, if they pay a little more, virtual 'private rooms'.

Letesha, Lily and Beth are all in their 20s and all in the glamour industry. They tell us what it's like appearing on these sorts of channels. What are the risks? What did their family and friends say when they found out what they do for a living? What do their futures hold?

We also meet Danica Thrall, who found fame in a reality TV documentary called Sex, Lies and Rinsing Guys, and went on to appear in last year's Celebrity Big Brother. She has loads of experience in the glamour industry, from 'babe channels' to the front cover of FHM.

She knows the risks and the pitfalls, so what would she say if her daughter wanted to go down the same career path?

And we meet Dan, who admits logging on to webcam sites most days. How does he see his relationship with the girls who take their clothes off for his enjoyment?

Finally, we hear from a celebrity agent who knows what happens to the career prospects of girls who strip naked on camera.

Girls On Film is a rare chance to get inside a mysterious world and hear the unblemished truth about life in front of the camera.

Girls On Film20130729

Everyone wants to be famous and an increasing number of young, attractive girls have found a way of getting a glimmer of that fame while earning a fast buck.

In Girls On Film, Sara Cox talks to women who get naked on camera for a living to discover what life as a 'glamour girl' is really like.

Flick through your TV late at night and you'll find dozens of TV stations dedicated to live 'babes' - video chat channels where young women take calls from viewers live on-air and bare (almost) everything.

Yet more opportunities are available on webcam sites, where guys get to 'enjoy' glamour girls using live chat and, if they pay a little more, virtual 'private rooms'.

Letesha, Lily and Beth are all in their 20s and all in the glamour industry. They tell us what it's like appearing on these sorts of channels. What are the risks? What did their family and friends say when they found out what they do for a living? What do their futures hold?

We also meet Danica Thrall, who found fame in a reality TV documentary called Sex, Lies and Rinsing Guys, and went on to appear in last year's Celebrity Big Brother. She has loads of experience in the glamour industry, from 'babe channels' to the front cover of FHM.

She knows the risks and the pitfalls, so what would she say if her daughter wanted to go down the same career path?

And we meet Dan, who admits logging on to webcam sites most days. How does he see his relationship with the girls who take their clothes off for his enjoyment?

Finally, we hear from a celebrity agent who knows what happens to the career prospects of girls who strip naked on camera.

Girls On Film is a rare chance to get inside a mysterious world and hear the unblemished truth about life in front of the camera.

Glasgow: My City20140526

Attendees of Radio 1's Glasgow Academy paint a picture of life as a young person in the city through a series of short stories.

Glasgow: My City20140526

Attendees of Radio 1's Glasgow Academy paint a picture of life as a young person in the city through a series of short stories.

Going Home?20130204

Can somewhere you've never been really be 'home'? Gemma Cairney follows three young Brits as they travel across the world to discover their roots.

"I know where I'm from in terms of where I was born, but my whole heritage is unknown to me. It's time I really found out."

Darian was born in London. When his Nigerian dad died seven years ago, he lost all his ties to Africa, but now he's going there for the first time. Natalie's granddad came to Britain long before she was born, but she wants to go to Dominica to find out where he's from. And 15 year old Brendan has been planning a trip to his mum's hometown in Zimbabwe for years.

Nigeria, Dominica and Zimbabwe - places that are nothing like what Darian, Natalie and Brendan are used to. Will they fit in? Can they feel at home in a strange continent, surrounded by relatives they've only just met? And will the journey change their ideas about where is home?

Gemma follows their journeys - from climbing Caribbean waterfalls, to milking African cows, from vibrant weddings and music blaring on every corner, to children begging on the street. And we hear from Tinchy Stryder, Dynamite MC and Twin B from the 1Xtra Breakfast Show about what happened when they went "home". Gemma's never been to Jamaica, her dad's home country, but maybe hearing these experiences will make her book that ticket.

Going Home?20130204

Can somewhere you've never been really be 'home'? Gemma Cairney follows three young Brits as they travel across the world to discover their roots.

"I know where I'm from in terms of where I was born, but my whole heritage is unknown to me. It's time I really found out."

Darian was born in London. When his Nigerian dad died seven years ago, he lost all his ties to Africa, but now he's going there for the first time. Natalie's granddad came to Britain long before she was born, but she wants to go to Dominica to find out where he's from. And 15 year old Brendan has been planning a trip to his mum's hometown in Zimbabwe for years.

Nigeria, Dominica and Zimbabwe - places that are nothing like what Darian, Natalie and Brendan are used to. Will they fit in? Can they feel at home in a strange continent, surrounded by relatives they've only just met? And will the journey change their ideas about where is home?

Gemma follows their journeys - from climbing Caribbean waterfalls, to milking African cows, from vibrant weddings and music blaring on every corner, to children begging on the street. And we hear from Tinchy Stryder, Dynamite MC and Twin B from the 1Xtra Breakfast Show about what happened when they went "home". Gemma's never been to Jamaica, her dad's home country, but maybe hearing these experiences will make her book that ticket.

Going Solo20110321

Huw Stephens explores a musician's decision to go solo, revisiting the exploits of artists past and present, from Cheryl Cole to Beyonce and Carl Barat.

Huw Stephens explores a musician's decision to go solo.

Going Solo20110321

Huw Stephens explores a musician's decision to go solo, revisiting the exploits of artists past and present, from Cheryl Cole to Beyonce and Carl Barat.

Huw Stephens explores a musician's decision to go solo.

Hooray! I'm A Single Parent20120618

BBC 2012's Community Reporters investigate the highs and lows of life as a single parent in East London. The reporters focus on the stories of young mums and dads living within the area, talking to them about the joys of parenthood and also some of the challenges they've faced.

This documentary is one of two programmes produced by a group of 14 young people from East London on the BBC 2012 Community Reporters Scheme. Over seven weeks they were trained in all aspects of journalism, before working with the Radio 1 and 1Xtra Stories team to produce two 60 minute programmes. From generating the initial ideas and developing a structure, to recording the interviews and editing the finished content, it's all their own work.

Presented by one of the trainees, a single parent herself, this programme tries to tackle the negative stereotypes around lone parenting - especially after last year's riots in England, when some people blamed the violence on broken families.

Hooray! I'm A Single Parent20120618

BBC 2012's Community Reporters investigate the highs and lows of life as a single parent in East London. The reporters focus on the stories of young mums and dads living within the area, talking to them about the joys of parenthood and also some of the challenges they've faced.

This documentary is one of two programmes produced by a group of 14 young people from East London on the BBC 2012 Community Reporters Scheme. Over seven weeks they were trained in all aspects of journalism, before working with the Radio 1 and 1Xtra Stories team to produce two 60 minute programmes. From generating the initial ideas and developing a structure, to recording the interviews and editing the finished content, it's all their own work.

Presented by one of the trainees, a single parent herself, this programme tries to tackle the negative stereotypes around lone parenting - especially after last year's riots in England, when some people blamed the violence on broken families.

How Young Is Too Young To Be A Pop Star20120416

The age limit for X Factor entrants is down to just 14 years old. Radio 1 takes a look at the musical kids hoping to be pop stars.

Radio 1 takes a look at the musical kids hoping to be pop stars.

How Young Is Too Young To Be A Pop Star20120416

The age limit for X Factor entrants is down to just 14 years old. Radio 1 takes a look at the musical kids hoping to be pop stars.

Radio 1 takes a look at the musical kids hoping to be pop stars.

If These Walls Could Speak20120319

is a Radio 1 story investigating the live music scene in the UK. Presented by Huw Stephens, it takes in three of this country's best loved music venues starting with the small: King Tut's Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow, the medium: Rock City in Nottingham and the large: The O2 in South East London.

Huw finds out what goes on behind the scenes at these legendary places, what fans love about them and why bands love to play them. He hears how King Tut's Wah Wah Hut witnessed the beginnings of Britpop when it hosted the famous gig that got Oasis signed to the record label Creation and why the venue is still launching the careers of new bands today.

Huw also finds out why the O2 has become the world's most popular music venue in terms of ticket sales, but asks is the experience too corporate? Finally at Rock City in Nottingham, he hears how it works as a family run business and we meet two young fans about to enjoy their first ever gig.

Along the way, he also hears some of the weird and wonderful stories of rock and roll antics that these venues have witnessed over the years. While the recent financial crisis has forced many areas of the music industry to take a battering, Huw explores whether live music can survive and even thrive in these tough times.

With contributions from fans, music journalists and artists such as Snow Patrol, Friendly Fires, Metronomy, The Smashing Pumpkins, Chase and Status and Two Door Cinema Club, If These Walls Could Speak gets under the skin of the UK's thriving live music scene.

Huw Stephens explores the live music scene by looking at three venues around the UK.

If These Walls Could Speak20120319

is a Radio 1 story investigating the live music scene in the UK. Presented by Huw Stephens, it takes in three of this country's best loved music venues starting with the small: King Tut's Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow, the medium: Rock City in Nottingham and the large: The O2 in South East London.

Huw finds out what goes on behind the scenes at these legendary places, what fans love about them and why bands love to play them. He hears how King Tut's Wah Wah Hut witnessed the beginnings of Britpop when it hosted the famous gig that got Oasis signed to the record label Creation and why the venue is still launching the careers of new bands today.

Huw also finds out why the O2 has become the world's most popular music venue in terms of ticket sales, but asks is the experience too corporate? Finally at Rock City in Nottingham, he hears how it works as a family run business and we meet two young fans about to enjoy their first ever gig.

Along the way, he also hears some of the weird and wonderful stories of rock and roll antics that these venues have witnessed over the years. While the recent financial crisis has forced many areas of the music industry to take a battering, Huw explores whether live music can survive and even thrive in these tough times.

With contributions from fans, music journalists and artists such as Snow Patrol, Friendly Fires, Metronomy, The Smashing Pumpkins, Chase and Status and Two Door Cinema Club, If These Walls Could Speak gets under the skin of the UK's thriving live music scene.

Huw Stephens explores the live music scene by looking at three venues around the UK.

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James King heads behind the scenes at one of the world's most notorious movie festivals.

James King heads behind the scenes at one of the world's most notorious movie festivals to find out how deals get made, films get sold, and what opportunites the are for the young.

In New Movies We Trust, Cannes - 12010053120100607

James King heads behind the scenes at one of the world's most notorious movie festivals.

James King heads behind the scenes at one of the world's most notorious movie festivals to find out how deals get made, films get sold, and what opportunites the are for the young.

Inspiration Generation20130819

Last year the eyes and ears of the world were on London as it hosted the Olympic Games.

The mantra of the games was to create an Olympic legacy to "Inspire a Generation", making sure that sport is accessible for everybody. But there are still many barriers making it hard for young people in sport: money, gender, family and how about just trying to be a normal young person? How do you balance training, school work and your social life?

Some of last year's Olympic heroes tell us what it takes to make it to the top of that podium: Usain Bolt, Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Greg Rutherford, Gemma Gibbons, the Brownlee brothers, Karina Bryant and more.

Gemma Cairney discovers how hard it really is to grow up being an elite athlete through four athletes smashing down barriers to follow their Olympic dream:

- Aaron Turner is a Judo player. He's 21 and has already had to make huge sacrifices for a life in Judo. How can you be a normal 21-year-old lad, not earning any money and training every day?

- Kyle Powell is T45 sprinter. How does he deal with his disability and moving away from his friends and family to give himself the best shot in the world of sprinting?

- Mercy Brown is a female weightlifter from Tower Hamlets. How hard is it to compete in a sport that is traditionally dominated by men?

- And Dan Neilson is a showjumper based in Essex with his girlfriend, Stacy. He previously followed his father's influence into boxing and football before ending up in the stables. What's it like for Dan competing in an unconventional sport for a 21-year-old?

Inspiration Generation20130819

Last year the eyes and ears of the world were on London as it hosted the Olympic Games.

The mantra of the games was to create an Olympic legacy to "Inspire a Generation", making sure that sport is accessible for everybody. But there are still many barriers making it hard for young people in sport: money, gender, family and how about just trying to be a normal young person? How do you balance training, school work and your social life?

Some of last year's Olympic heroes tell us what it takes to make it to the top of that podium: Usain Bolt, Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Greg Rutherford, Gemma Gibbons, the Brownlee brothers, Karina Bryant and more.

Gemma Cairney discovers how hard it really is to grow up being an elite athlete through four athletes smashing down barriers to follow their Olympic dream:

- Aaron Turner is a Judo player. He's 21 and has already had to make huge sacrifices for a life in Judo. How can you be a normal 21-year-old lad, not earning any money and training every day?

- Kyle Powell is T45 sprinter. How does he deal with his disability and moving away from his friends and family to give himself the best shot in the world of sprinting?

- Mercy Brown is a female weightlifter from Tower Hamlets. How hard is it to compete in a sport that is traditionally dominated by men?

- And Dan Neilson is a showjumper based in Essex with his girlfriend, Stacy. He previously followed his father's influence into boxing and football before ending up in the stables. What's it like for Dan competing in an unconventional sport for a 21-year-old?

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Gilles Peterson heads to Cuba to check out the music scene.

It's 50 years since the Cuban revolution and Gilles Peterson is in the country's capital, Havana, to uncover the music scene in 2010.

In a country famous for cigars, old cars and even older jazz musicians, Gilles finds out about everything from Cuban Jazz to Reggaeton.

We discover the unique charm of Havana along with the challenges some of the local music producers face.

Plus you can hear what happens when Gilles heads to a Rumba party, goes crate digging and manages to blag a gig in Havana of his very own.

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Gilles Peterson heads to Cuba to check out the music scene.

It's 50 years since the Cuban revolution and Gilles Peterson is in the country's capital, Havana, to uncover the music scene in 2010.

In a country famous for cigars, old cars and even older jazz musicians, Gilles finds out about everything from Cuban Jazz to Reggaeton.

We discover the unique charm of Havana along with the challenges some of the local music producers face.

Plus you can hear what happens when Gilles heads to a Rumba party, goes crate digging and manages to blag a gig in Havana of his very own.

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Huw Stephens takes us on a guided tour of the Venezuela's music scene.

In the second part of our International Radio 1 series, Huw Stephens takes the trip of a lifetime to the Venezuelan capital, Caracas.

On his mission to explore the city's music he comes across the pirate cd markets, discovers an underground Venezuelan dubstep scene, and ends up in the most dangerous shanty town in Caracas, talking motorbikes with the teenagers from the barrios. And meeting a monkey. Yes, an actual monkey.

Finally, he gets to feel a bit like Pete Tong as the police stop the traffic and close off the street for him to dj the gig of his life at a Venezuelan street party.

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Huw Stephens takes us on a guided tour of the Venezuela's music scene.

In the second part of our International Radio 1 series, Huw Stephens takes the trip of a lifetime to the Venezuelan capital, Caracas.

On his mission to explore the city's music he comes across the pirate cd markets, discovers an underground Venezuelan dubstep scene, and ends up in the most dangerous shanty town in Caracas, talking motorbikes with the teenagers from the barrios. And meeting a monkey. Yes, an actual monkey.

Finally, he gets to feel a bit like Pete Tong as the police stop the traffic and close off the street for him to dj the gig of his life at a Venezuelan street party.

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Judge Jules heads to Helsinki in Finland to check out the city's music scene.

In the third of our International Radio 1 series, we move to Finland as Judge Jules takes us on a guided tour of Helsinki's music and culture.

In a city where the winters are long, cold and dark, Jules soon discovers why drinking is such a popular pastime as he hits the bars with Finnish DJ K-System to try out some local beer.

He visits the headquarters of one of the largest mobile phone companies in the world....with Finland's numuber 1 DJ, Orkidea.

He tries the local specialities of Reindeer and Elk with Kappa & Proteus

And finally, in an attempt to warm up, he hits the sauna with none other than dance producer Darude.

Hear what happened when Jules spent 24 hours in one of the craziest, darkest capitals in the world.

International Radio 1 - 32010011820100125

Judge Jules heads to Helsinki in Finland to check out the city's music scene.

In the third of our International Radio 1 series, we move to Finland as Judge Jules takes us on a guided tour of Helsinki's music and culture.

In a city where the winters are long, cold and dark, Jules soon discovers why drinking is such a popular pastime as he hits the bars with Finnish DJ K-System to try out some local beer.

He visits the headquarters of one of the largest mobile phone companies in the world....with Finland's numuber 1 DJ, Orkidea.

He tries the local specialities of Reindeer and Elk with Kappa & Proteus

And finally, in an attempt to warm up, he hits the sauna with none other than dance producer Darude.

Hear what happened when Jules spent 24 hours in one of the craziest, darkest capitals in the world.

International Radio 1, Bobby Friction At Burning Man - 4 Last2010012520100201

Bobby Friction heads to Black Rock Desert in Nevada for Burning Man.

In the last of the current series of International Radio 1, Bobby Friction heads to Black Rock Desert in Nevada for Burning Man - one of the weirdest and most wonderful festivals on planet earth.

Follow Bobby as he goes on an 11 day journey into the desert, covering 22 thousand miles, only to reach a place where temperatures reach 40 degrees in the day, and sandstorms mean you can't see three feet in front of you.

And once there, there is nothing Bobby will not do to get into the spirit of the festival.

He samples 150% proof moonshine and unsurprisingly ends up a little worse for wear.

He hears why if you dance too hard at Burning Man you end up with Christmas toe - when your toe-nail falls off every Christmas.

And he gets to watch bands called things like Boiled Eggs and Speaker-phone Underwear.

But maybe the icing on the cake is witnessing 5000 naked ladies ride past his camp on bicycles.

Listen to the programme to hear one of the most bonkers things ever undertaken in the name of International Radio 1.

And then check out the photos below for some of the evidence!.

International Radio 1, Bobby Friction At Burning Man - 4 Last2010012520100201

Bobby Friction heads to Black Rock Desert in Nevada for Burning Man.

In the last of the current series of International Radio 1, Bobby Friction heads to Black Rock Desert in Nevada for Burning Man - one of the weirdest and most wonderful festivals on planet earth.

Follow Bobby as he goes on an 11 day journey into the desert, covering 22 thousand miles, only to reach a place where temperatures reach 40 degrees in the day, and sandstorms mean you can't see three feet in front of you.

And once there, there is nothing Bobby will not do to get into the spirit of the festival.

He samples 150% proof moonshine and unsurprisingly ends up a little worse for wear.

He hears why if you dance too hard at Burning Man you end up with Christmas toe - when your toe-nail falls off every Christmas.

And he gets to watch bands called things like Boiled Eggs and Speaker-phone Underwear.

But maybe the icing on the cake is witnessing 5000 naked ladies ride past his camp on bicycles.

Listen to the programme to hear one of the most bonkers things ever undertaken in the name of International Radio 1.

And then check out the photos below for some of the evidence!.

International Radio 1, Gilles Peterson In Japan2012010420120206

Gilles Peterson visits Tokyo to discover how the youth of Japan are responding following the devastating earthquake and tsunami.

He spends time in Tokyo and speaks to local musicians including Goth Trad and Anchorsong. He also finds out about the local clubbing culture; tries some local food; goes record shopping; learns about a controversial piece of art that was a reaction to the disaster; and discovers why a manga comic was banned. Plus, we catch up with musicians vistiting Toyko - Sinden, SBRTRK and Robert Glasper; and find out about the battle between K-Pop & J-Pop.

Gilles also visits the Sendai region, which was near the epicentre of the earthquake in March 2011 and badly hit by the tsunami which followed, seeing the level of devastation for himself.

Another chance to hear Gilles Peterson travelling back to Japan.

Gilles Peterson heads to Japan, ten months on from the devastating earthquake and tsunami.

International Radio 1, Gilles Peterson In Japan2012010420120206

Gilles Peterson visits Tokyo to discover how the youth of Japan are responding following the devastating earthquake and tsunami.

He spends time in Tokyo and speaks to local musicians including Goth Trad and Anchorsong. He also finds out about the local clubbing culture; tries some local food; goes record shopping; learns about a controversial piece of art that was a reaction to the disaster; and discovers why a manga comic was banned. Plus, we catch up with musicians vistiting Toyko - Sinden, SBRTRK and Robert Glasper; and find out about the battle between K-Pop & J-Pop.

Gilles also visits the Sendai region, which was near the epicentre of the earthquake in March 2011 and badly hit by the tsunami which followed, seeing the level of devastation for himself.

Another chance to hear Gilles Peterson travelling back to Japan.

Gilles Peterson heads to Japan, ten months on from the devastating earthquake and tsunami.

International Radio 1, Jaymo And Andy George In Milan20120102

International Radio 1 heads to Milan, one of Italy's coolest cities, with Jaymo and Andy George. They were there to play at a huge party, but also found time to see what makes young people there tick.

From fashion to music, Jaymo and Andy track down some of the movers and shakers on the Milanese underground.

Jaymo and Andy George talk fashion and music in Milan, one of Italy's coolest cities.

International Radio 1, Jaymo And Andy George In Milan20120102

International Radio 1 heads to Milan, one of Italy's coolest cities, with Jaymo and Andy George. They were there to play at a huge party, but also found time to see what makes young people there tick.

From fashion to music, Jaymo and Andy track down some of the movers and shakers on the Milanese underground.

Jaymo and Andy George talk fashion and music in Milan, one of Italy's coolest cities.

International Radio 1, Jaymo And Andy George In Warsaw20101206

Radio 1 DJs set off around the world on clubbing duty.

Another series of International Radio 1 sees Radio 1 DJ's set off around the world on clubbing duty, exploring the musical and social backdrop of the countries they're visiting as they go about their business.

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 1.

International Radio 1, Jaymo And Andy George In Warsaw20101206

Radio 1 DJs set off around the world on clubbing duty.

Another series of International Radio 1 sees Radio 1 DJ's set off around the world on clubbing duty, exploring the musical and social backdrop of the countries they're visiting as they go about their business.

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 1.

International Radio 1, Jaymo And Andy George In Warsaw2010111520101122

Radio 1 DJs set off around the world on clubbing duty.

Another series of International Radio 1 sees Radio 1 DJ's set off around the world on clubbing duty, exploring the musical and social backdrop of the countries they're visiting as they go about their business.

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 1.

International Radio 1, Jaymo And Andy George In Warsaw2010111520101122

Radio 1 DJs set off around the world on clubbing duty.

Another series of International Radio 1 sees Radio 1 DJ's set off around the world on clubbing duty, exploring the musical and social backdrop of the countries they're visiting as they go about their business.

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 1.

International Radio 1, Judge Jules In Finland - 320100125

Judge Jules heads to Helsinki in Finland to check out the city's music scene.

In the third of our International Radio 1 series, we move to Finland as Judge Jules takes us on a guided tour of Helsinki's music and culture.

In a city where the winters are long, cold and dark, Jules soon discovers why drinking is such a popular pastime as he hits the bars with Finnish DJ K-System to try out some local beer.

He visits the headquarters of one of the largest mobile phone companies in the world....with Finland's numuber 1 DJ, Orkidea.

He tries the local specialities of Reindeer and Elk with Kappa & Proteus

And finally, in an attempt to warm up, he hits the sauna with none other than dance producer Darude.

Hear what happened when Jules spent 24 hours in one of the craziest, darkest capitals in the world.

International Radio 1, Judge Jules In Finland - 320100125

Judge Jules heads to Helsinki in Finland to check out the city's music scene.

In the third of our International Radio 1 series, we move to Finland as Judge Jules takes us on a guided tour of Helsinki's music and culture.

In a city where the winters are long, cold and dark, Jules soon discovers why drinking is such a popular pastime as he hits the bars with Finnish DJ K-System to try out some local beer.

He visits the headquarters of one of the largest mobile phone companies in the world....with Finland's numuber 1 DJ, Orkidea.

He tries the local specialities of Reindeer and Elk with Kappa & Proteus

And finally, in an attempt to warm up, he hits the sauna with none other than dance producer Darude.

Hear what happened when Jules spent 24 hours in one of the craziest, darkest capitals in the world.

International Radio 1, Nihal In Sri Lanka20101206

Nihal heads to Sri Lanka to check out the musical and social scene.

Nihal heads to Sri Lanka's capital Colombo to ask the question: how does a music scene, set against a backdrop of war and conflict, develop and flourish?

His journy takes him through the thriving Colombo music scene to see what is being produced 18 months after the end of the war between the government and Tamil Tigers.

From the beach raves in the south to the well-established hip-hop scene, young Sri Lankans have found ways to create music relevant to them.

This music not only represents daily lives and challenges but also mirrors experiences unique to those who live in an environment where the threat of violence is never far away.

Nihal meets artists, producers, DJs, club owners and movers and shakers to hear how the music reflects a way of life.

Among the colourful characters he meets are Tamil rapper, Krishan, who has set up his own studio and label and recently played huge gigs to hundreds of thousands of people in the north of the country (unheard of a year ago).

Nihal also tracks down Iraj, king of Sri Lanka's music industry; club owner Gehan Fernandol; and the editor of an underground gay magazine in a society that hasn't yet accepted homosexuality.

He also hears how hard it is for girls to party without their parents finding out.

A White Pebble production for BBC Radio 1.

International Radio 1, Nihal In Sri Lanka20101206

Nihal heads to Sri Lanka to check out the musical and social scene.

Nihal heads to Sri Lanka's capital Colombo to ask the question: how does a music scene, set against a backdrop of war and conflict, develop and flourish?

His journy takes him through the thriving Colombo music scene to see what is being produced 18 months after the end of the war between the government and Tamil Tigers.

From the beach raves in the south to the well-established hip-hop scene, young Sri Lankans have found ways to create music relevant to them.

This music not only represents daily lives and challenges but also mirrors experiences unique to those who live in an environment where the threat of violence is never far away.

Nihal meets artists, producers, DJs, club owners and movers and shakers to hear how the music reflects a way of life.

Among the colourful characters he meets are Tamil rapper, Krishan, who has set up his own studio and label and recently played huge gigs to hundreds of thousands of people in the north of the country (unheard of a year ago).

Nihal also tracks down Iraj, king of Sri Lanka's music industry; club owner Gehan Fernandol; and the editor of an underground gay magazine in a society that hasn't yet accepted homosexuality.

He also hears how hard it is for girls to party without their parents finding out.

A White Pebble production for BBC Radio 1.

International Radio 1, Nihal In Sri Lanka2010110120101108

Nihal heads to Sri Lanka to check out the musical and social scene.

Nihal heads to Sri Lanka's capital Colombo to ask the question: how does a music scene, set against a backdrop of war and conflict, develop and flourish?

His journy takes him through the thriving Colombo music scene to see what is being produced 18 months after the end of the war between the government and Tamil Tigers.

From the beach raves in the south to the well-established hip-hop scene, young Sri Lankans have found ways to create music relevant to them.

This music not only represents daily lives and challenges but also mirrors experiences unique to those who live in an environment where the threat of violence is never far away.

Nihal meets artists, producers, DJs, club owners and movers and shakers to hear how the music reflects a way of life.

Among the colourful characters he meets are Tamil rapper, Krishan, who has set up his own studio and label and recently played huge gigs to hundreds of thousands of people in the north of the country (unheard of a year ago).

Nihal also tracks down Iraj, king of Sri Lanka's music industry; club owner Gehan Fernandol; and the editor of an underground gay magazine in a society that hasn't yet accepted homosexuality.

He also hears how hard it is for girls to party without their parents finding out.

A White Pebble production for BBC Radio 1.

Radio 1 DJs set off around the world on clubbing duty, exploring the musical and social backdrop of the countries they're visiting as they go about their business.

International Radio 1, Nihal In Sri Lanka2010110120101108

Nihal heads to Sri Lanka to check out the musical and social scene.

Nihal heads to Sri Lanka's capital Colombo to ask the question: how does a music scene, set against a backdrop of war and conflict, develop and flourish?

His journy takes him through the thriving Colombo music scene to see what is being produced 18 months after the end of the war between the government and Tamil Tigers.

From the beach raves in the south to the well-established hip-hop scene, young Sri Lankans have found ways to create music relevant to them.

This music not only represents daily lives and challenges but also mirrors experiences unique to those who live in an environment where the threat of violence is never far away.

Nihal meets artists, producers, DJs, club owners and movers and shakers to hear how the music reflects a way of life.

Among the colourful characters he meets are Tamil rapper, Krishan, who has set up his own studio and label and recently played huge gigs to hundreds of thousands of people in the north of the country (unheard of a year ago).

Nihal also tracks down Iraj, king of Sri Lanka's music industry; club owner Gehan Fernandol; and the editor of an underground gay magazine in a society that hasn't yet accepted homosexuality.

He also hears how hard it is for girls to party without their parents finding out.

A White Pebble production for BBC Radio 1.

Radio 1 DJs set off around the world on clubbing duty, exploring the musical and social backdrop of the countries they're visiting as they go about their business.

International Radio 1, Pete Tong In Vegas20120103

Are DJs the new Rat Pack? Pete Tong travels to Las Vegas, the new party capital of the US, to highlight the explosion of dance music in Sin City.

Pete catches up with headline DJs Afrojack, Kaskade and The Swedish House Mafia, who are rivalling the A-list singers and celebs as the main draw for a new generation of Vegas party goers.

Pete takes a tour of the Neon Boneyard to dig into the history of Vegas nightlife; meets former Mayor, Oscar Goodman, who has welcomed America's biggest dance music festival EDC to the city; and takes centre stage himself at one of Vegas' legendary hotel Pool Parties.

Are DJs the new Rat Pack? Pete Tong travels to Las Vegas to find out.

International Radio 1, Pete Tong In Vegas20120103

Are DJs the new Rat Pack? Pete Tong travels to Las Vegas, the new party capital of the US, to highlight the explosion of dance music in Sin City.

Pete catches up with headline DJs Afrojack, Kaskade and The Swedish House Mafia, who are rivalling the A-list singers and celebs as the main draw for a new generation of Vegas party goers.

Pete takes a tour of the Neon Boneyard to dig into the history of Vegas nightlife; meets former Mayor, Oscar Goodman, who has welcomed America's biggest dance music festival EDC to the city; and takes centre stage himself at one of Vegas' legendary hotel Pool Parties.

Are DJs the new Rat Pack? Pete Tong travels to Las Vegas to find out.

International Radio 1, Ras Kwame In Ghana20101206

Ras Kwame goes to Ghana as Radio 1 DJs set off around the world on clubbing duty

Continuing the International Radio 1 series, Ras Kwame heads to Accra to check out the Ghanaian music scene.

At a time when UK artists of Ghanaian descent are looming large in the British charts (Tinchy Stryder and Sway to name but two who we hear from), Ras heads to the country’s capital to find out why it is producing such hot musicians at the moment.

To get his head around hiplife (high-life meets hip-hop) and the emerging GH-Rap scenes, he meets the country’s hottest stars of the new skool, such as M3nsa, and the pioneers, such as Reggie Rockstone.

He then heads out to the area of Tema, where a grass-roots music revolution is taking hold.

Ras also takes to the sidelines of a football match to find out how music plays a big part in supporting the unofficial national sport.

And he speaks to Ghana's hero of the 2010 World Cup, Asamoah Gyan.

International Radio 1, Ras Kwame In Ghana20101206

Ras Kwame goes to Ghana as Radio 1 DJs set off around the world on clubbing duty

Continuing the International Radio 1 series, Ras Kwame heads to Accra to check out the Ghanaian music scene.

At a time when UK artists of Ghanaian descent are looming large in the British charts (Tinchy Stryder and Sway to name but two who we hear from), Ras heads to the country’s capital to find out why it is producing such hot musicians at the moment.

To get his head around hiplife (high-life meets hip-hop) and the emerging GH-Rap scenes, he meets the country’s hottest stars of the new skool, such as M3nsa, and the pioneers, such as Reggie Rockstone.

He then heads out to the area of Tema, where a grass-roots music revolution is taking hold.

Ras also takes to the sidelines of a football match to find out how music plays a big part in supporting the unofficial national sport.

And he speaks to Ghana's hero of the 2010 World Cup, Asamoah Gyan.

International Radio 1, Ras Kwame In Ghana2010112220101129

Ras Kwame goes to Ghana as Radio 1 DJs set off around the world on clubbing duty

Continuing the International Radio 1 series, Ras Kwame heads to Accra to check out the Ghanaian music scene.

At a time when UK artists of Ghanaian descent are looming large in the British charts (Tinchy Stryder and Sway to name but two who we hear from), Ras heads to the country’s capital to find out why it is producing such hot musicians at the moment.

To get his head around hiplife (high-life meets hip-hop) and the emerging GH-Rap scenes, he meets the country’s hottest stars of the new skool, such as M3nsa, and the pioneers, such as Reggie Rockstone.

He then heads out to the area of Tema, where a grass-roots music revolution is taking hold.

Ras also takes to the sidelines of a football match to find out how music plays a big part in supporting the unofficial national sport.

And he speaks to Ghana's hero of the 2010 World Cup, Asamoah Gyan.

Another series of International Radio 1 sees Radio 1 DJ's set off around the world on clubbing duty, exploring the musical and social backdrop of the countries they're visiting as they go about their business.

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 1.

Radio 1 DJs set off around the world on clubbing duty.

International Radio 1, Ras Kwame In Ghana2010112220101129

Ras Kwame goes to Ghana as Radio 1 DJs set off around the world on clubbing duty

Continuing the International Radio 1 series, Ras Kwame heads to Accra to check out the Ghanaian music scene.

At a time when UK artists of Ghanaian descent are looming large in the British charts (Tinchy Stryder and Sway to name but two who we hear from), Ras heads to the country’s capital to find out why it is producing such hot musicians at the moment.

To get his head around hiplife (high-life meets hip-hop) and the emerging GH-Rap scenes, he meets the country’s hottest stars of the new skool, such as M3nsa, and the pioneers, such as Reggie Rockstone.

He then heads out to the area of Tema, where a grass-roots music revolution is taking hold.

Ras also takes to the sidelines of a football match to find out how music plays a big part in supporting the unofficial national sport.

And he speaks to Ghana's hero of the 2010 World Cup, Asamoah Gyan.

Another series of International Radio 1 sees Radio 1 DJ's set off around the world on clubbing duty, exploring the musical and social backdrop of the countries they're visiting as they go about their business.

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 1.

Radio 1 DJs set off around the world on clubbing duty.

International Radio 1, Rob Da Bank In Croatia20101206

Rob da Bank heads to Croatia to check out the musical and social scene.

Rob da Bank dips his toe in one of Europe’s fastest growing dance music scenes: Croatia.

Rob meets the DJs, promoters and artists hoping to transform Croatia’s image from war torn province to clubbing hotspot.

Great weather and generous licensing laws make Croatia an attractive target for international promoters, but can it survive it’s own success?

Beginning on Zrce beach (which some people are calling the new Ibiza) Rob joins 4,000 open-air clubbers to hear techno legend Sven Vath at club Papaya.

He visits the Garden Festival where promoter Nick Colgan is leading the charge for British organized festivals, and sets sails on the Argonaughty boat party hosted by Crazy P before playing a sunset DJ set.

Contributors include Charlie 2na (Jurrassic 5), Norman Jay (Good Times sound system), Sven Vath, Marko from Gramophondzie, and Noah Ball - organizer of the biggest dubstep event anywhere to date, Outlook festival in Pula.

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 1.

International Radio 1, Rob Da Bank In Croatia20101206

Rob da Bank heads to Croatia to check out the musical and social scene.

Rob da Bank dips his toe in one of Europe’s fastest growing dance music scenes: Croatia.

Rob meets the DJs, promoters and artists hoping to transform Croatia’s image from war torn province to clubbing hotspot.

Great weather and generous licensing laws make Croatia an attractive target for international promoters, but can it survive it’s own success?

Beginning on Zrce beach (which some people are calling the new Ibiza) Rob joins 4,000 open-air clubbers to hear techno legend Sven Vath at club Papaya.

He visits the Garden Festival where promoter Nick Colgan is leading the charge for British organized festivals, and sets sails on the Argonaughty boat party hosted by Crazy P before playing a sunset DJ set.

Contributors include Charlie 2na (Jurrassic 5), Norman Jay (Good Times sound system), Sven Vath, Marko from Gramophondzie, and Noah Ball - organizer of the biggest dubstep event anywhere to date, Outlook festival in Pula.

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 1.

International Radio 1, Rob Da Bank In Croatia2010110820101115

Rob da Bank heads to Croatia to check out the musical and social scene.

Rob da Bank dips his toe in one of Europe’s fastest growing dance music scenes: Croatia.

Rob meets the DJs, promoters and artists hoping to transform Croatia’s image from war torn province to clubbing hotspot.

Great weather and generous licensing laws make Croatia an attractive target for international promoters, but can it survive it’s own success?

Beginning on Zrce beach (which some people are calling the new Ibiza) Rob joins 4,000 open-air clubbers to hear techno legend Sven Vath at club Papaya.

He visits the Garden Festival where promoter Nick Colgan is leading the charge for British organized festivals, and sets sails on the Argonaughty boat party hosted by Crazy P before playing a sunset DJ set.

Contributors include Charlie 2na (Jurrassic 5), Norman Jay (Good Times sound system), Sven Vath, Marko from Gramophondzie, and Noah Ball - organizer of the biggest dubstep event anywhere to date, Outlook festival in Pula.

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 1.

International Radio 1, Rob Da Bank In Croatia2010110820101115

Rob da Bank heads to Croatia to check out the musical and social scene.

Rob da Bank dips his toe in one of Europe’s fastest growing dance music scenes: Croatia.

Rob meets the DJs, promoters and artists hoping to transform Croatia’s image from war torn province to clubbing hotspot.

Great weather and generous licensing laws make Croatia an attractive target for international promoters, but can it survive it’s own success?

Beginning on Zrce beach (which some people are calling the new Ibiza) Rob joins 4,000 open-air clubbers to hear techno legend Sven Vath at club Papaya.

He visits the Garden Festival where promoter Nick Colgan is leading the charge for British organized festivals, and sets sails on the Argonaughty boat party hosted by Crazy P before playing a sunset DJ set.

Contributors include Charlie 2na (Jurrassic 5), Norman Jay (Good Times sound system), Sven Vath, Marko from Gramophondzie, and Noah Ball - organizer of the biggest dubstep event anywhere to date, Outlook festival in Pula.

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 1.

Introducing George Ezra20140707

George Ezra was first played by BBC Introducing in February 2012. Just over two years later and he is releasing his debut album.

Huw Stephens takes a journey with George, from his home in Bristol to Budapest, the city which has propelled him to success. Travelling by train, Huw hears about the highs and lows of George's journey, from his first radio play on BBC Introducing to his two Glastonbury performances, from his selection on the Sound of 2014 shortlist to his debut album release in June 2014.

Introducing George Ezra20140707

George Ezra was first played by BBC Introducing in February 2012. Just over two years later and he is releasing his debut album.

Huw Stephens takes a journey with George, from his home in Bristol to Budapest, the city which has propelled him to success. Travelling by train, Huw hears about the highs and lows of George's journey, from his first radio play on BBC Introducing to his two Glastonbury performances, from his selection on the Sound of 2014 shortlist to his debut album release in June 2014.

Jackmaster: Made In Glasgow20140512

Jackmaster celebrates the best of Glasgow's unique dance and electronic music scene.

Jackmaster: Made In Glasgow20140512

Jackmaster celebrates the best of Glasgow's unique dance and electronic music scene.

Jaguar Skills' History Of Hip Hop20090914

Another chance to hear Jaguar Skills' amazing History of Hip Hop - over 500 tracks spanning 30 years, all mashed into an hour!.

Jaguar Skills' History Of Hip Hop20090914

Another chance to hear Jaguar Skills' amazing History of Hip Hop - over 500 tracks spanning 30 years, all mashed into an hour!.

Jail Tales2010032920100405

Asher D finds out about life in jail for the UK's youth.

Part of BBC Three's Jail Tales.

Former member of So Solid Crew Ashley Walters finds out what life in jail is really like for the UK's youth.

Part of BBC Three's Jail Tales project.

Former member of So Solid Crew Ashley Walters finds out what incarceration is really like for the UK's youth.

Part of BBC Three's Life In Jail project.

Jail Tales2010032920100405

Asher D finds out about life in jail for the UK's youth.

Part of BBC Three's Jail Tales.

Former member of So Solid Crew Ashley Walters finds out what life in jail is really like for the UK's youth.

Part of BBC Three's Jail Tales project.

Former member of So Solid Crew Ashley Walters finds out what incarceration is really like for the UK's youth.

Part of BBC Three's Life In Jail project.

Jake Bugg2013031820131111

takes Zane Lowe around his home town of Nottingham on the day of his sold-out homecoming gig.

Starting out at his home in Clifton, which was at one time the biggest council estate in the UK and an inspiration for many of the songs on his album, Jake shows us the bedroom where he practised guitar for hours on end and started writing the lyrics that have a depth and wisdom beyond his 18 years of age. Zane has a cup of tea with his mum, gets taken to where the lads hung out after school, and heads to Meadow Lane, home of Notts County Football Club, of which Jake is a lifelong supporter. Later they head to the pub to chat about music and meet up with BBC Radio Nottingham's Dean Jackson, who first played Jake's demo on his BBC Introducing show, bringing this undeniable talent to a wider audience for the first time.

takes Zane Lowe around Nottingham on the day of his sold-out homecoming gig.

Jake Bugg takes Zane Lowe around his home town of Nottingham on the day of his sold-out homecoming gig.

Jake Bugg2013031820131111

takes Zane Lowe around his home town of Nottingham on the day of his sold-out homecoming gig.

Starting out at his home in Clifton, which was at one time the biggest council estate in the UK and an inspiration for many of the songs on his album, Jake shows us the bedroom where he practised guitar for hours on end and started writing the lyrics that have a depth and wisdom beyond his 18 years of age. Zane has a cup of tea with his mum, gets taken to where the lads hung out after school, and heads to Meadow Lane, home of Notts County Football Club, of which Jake is a lifelong supporter. Later they head to the pub to chat about music and meet up with BBC Radio Nottingham's Dean Jackson, who first played Jake's demo on his BBC Introducing show, bringing this undeniable talent to a wider audience for the first time.

takes Zane Lowe around Nottingham on the day of his sold-out homecoming gig.

Jake Bugg takes Zane Lowe around his home town of Nottingham on the day of his sold-out homecoming gig.

Junior Jocks: Madeon And Disclosure20130805

Junior Jocks: Madeon & Disclosure. Producers' ages keep on dropping - their success keeps on growing!

You don't have to be old enough to get into a club to make dance music...

Back in the day, in order to even start making music, producers needed access to hi-tech studios, for which you needed some serious cash. Then, once you'd made the track, you needed a manager, record label, a plugger, a tour - otherwise how do you get your music heard by the right people?!

But nowadays, that's all changed. All you need is your computer and the internet. Oh, and a little musical-know how.

Going in deep with Madeon and Disclosure, B Traits presents Junior Jocks - the rise of the young producer. Including interviews with Totally Enourmous Extinct Dinosaurs, Phoenix, Skream, Benga, Pete Tong, Annie Mac and Disclosure's music teacher!

Junior Jocks: Madeon And Disclosure20130805

Junior Jocks: Madeon & Disclosure. Producers' ages keep on dropping - their success keeps on growing!

You don't have to be old enough to get into a club to make dance music...

Back in the day, in order to even start making music, producers needed access to hi-tech studios, for which you needed some serious cash. Then, once you'd made the track, you needed a manager, record label, a plugger, a tour - otherwise how do you get your music heard by the right people?!

But nowadays, that's all changed. All you need is your computer and the internet. Oh, and a little musical-know how.

Going in deep with Madeon and Disclosure, B Traits presents Junior Jocks - the rise of the young producer. Including interviews with Totally Enourmous Extinct Dinosaurs, Phoenix, Skream, Benga, Pete Tong, Annie Mac and Disclosure's music teacher!

Keeping Mum20121008

18 year old Pippa Haines describes winning her 2011 Radio 1 'Teen Hero' award as one of the highlights of her life. She says she was overwhelmed by cheering crowds at Wembley and was stopped for her autograph on the way back to her hotel.

Since then though she has returned to caring for her disabled mum, her sister with mental health problems and her autistic nephew. She also works several jobs to help pay household bills and does her best to keep up with college work.

She is part of what one researcher into young adult carers' lives has described as a "hidden and neglected army" and she says the pressure on her can sometimes seem too much to bear.

Greg James hands control of Radio 1 to Pippa and a group of other young adult carers from across the UK. There's also a surprise visit to the studio from a pop superstar, who became a young carer at the age of 11.

Keeping Mum20121008

18 year old Pippa Haines describes winning her 2011 Radio 1 'Teen Hero' award as one of the highlights of her life. She says she was overwhelmed by cheering crowds at Wembley and was stopped for her autograph on the way back to her hotel.

Since then though she has returned to caring for her disabled mum, her sister with mental health problems and her autistic nephew. She also works several jobs to help pay household bills and does her best to keep up with college work.

She is part of what one researcher into young adult carers' lives has described as a "hidden and neglected army" and she says the pressure on her can sometimes seem too much to bear.

Greg James hands control of Radio 1 to Pippa and a group of other young adult carers from across the UK. There's also a surprise visit to the studio from a pop superstar, who became a young carer at the age of 11.

Knockout: Girl Boxers20140721

Ahead of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, England's brightest female boxers tell Adele Roberts their stories of hard-earned victory, in and out of the ring.

Knockout: Girl Boxers20140721

Ahead of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, England's brightest female boxers tell Adele Roberts their stories of hard-earned victory, in and out of the ring.

Laughs In The Park20110808

BBC Radio 1's Dev hosts a one hour show with highlights from Laughs In the Park

Featuring performances from festival headliners Eddie Izzard, Ross Noble and Irish comedian, Tommy Tiernan.

There'll also be interviews with all the big names and highlights from the BBC Comedy Presents Stage which showcases up and coming stand-ups.

Plus, Dominic Byrne from the Chris Moyles show will be doing his own stand-up set for the first time.

We'll be charting his progress through the day, as he gets tips from the professionals, settles some pre-stage nerves, and of course, performs his final set on stage.

Laughs In The Park20110808

BBC Radio 1's Dev hosts a one hour show with highlights from Laughs In the Park

Featuring performances from festival headliners Eddie Izzard, Ross Noble and Irish comedian, Tommy Tiernan.

There'll also be interviews with all the big names and highlights from the BBC Comedy Presents Stage which showcases up and coming stand-ups.

Plus, Dominic Byrne from the Chris Moyles show will be doing his own stand-up set for the first time.

We'll be charting his progress through the day, as he gets tips from the professionals, settles some pre-stage nerves, and of course, performs his final set on stage.

Leading By Example20120528

Nick Grimshaw charts the rise of Example from street battles, to international superstardom in this BBC Radio 1 Story

We head out on tour with him in Bournemouth and Birmingham, AND give his one million plus twitter followers the chance to ask him whatever they like.

Originally signed by Mike Skinner's record label The Beats, Example broke through with his second album 'Won't Go Quietly'.

In September 2011 his third album went to No.1, securing his position as one of the UK's hottest artist right now.

As well as brand new and exclusive interviews with Example himself, expect to hear from Chase and Status, Wretch 32, Devlin, Youngman, Feed Me and Chipmunk.

Leading By Example20120528

Nick Grimshaw charts the rise of Example from street battles, to international superstardom in this BBC Radio 1 Story

We head out on tour with him in Bournemouth and Birmingham, AND give his one million plus twitter followers the chance to ask him whatever they like.

Originally signed by Mike Skinner's record label The Beats, Example broke through with his second album 'Won't Go Quietly'.

In September 2011 his third album went to No.1, securing his position as one of the UK's hottest artist right now.

As well as brand new and exclusive interviews with Example himself, expect to hear from Chase and Status, Wretch 32, Devlin, Youngman, Feed Me and Chipmunk.

Let Me Into The Music20120514

Disabled and non-disabled music lovers alike agree, you might have 99 problems, but getting in to see your favourite band shouldn't be one. If music is your religion, then paying homage shouldn't feel like paying a visit to the dentist, right? In this programme Nihal investigates equal access to live music. He learns that disabled access has come a long way since the campaigning charity Attitude is Everything formed in 2000, but both punters and professionals explain why there's still a long way to go.

Some people might never have given access a second thought, but others have to think about it way too much. What if all your mates had access all areas passes and you were left out in the cold, or stuck in the corner with a great view of the fire exit? If you're disabled, access to music venues and festivals, like many public places, can still be a lottery. But is it really too much to ask to see your favourite band, without it turning into an obstacle course or military operation?

Nihal takes listeners on tour, backstage and in the mosh pit with gig-goers and artists across the disability spectrum to find out what equal access means to them and why it should matter to everyone. We check out a legendary rock venue out of hours, tour a tiny pub venue with Blaine from the Mystery Jets, meet young disabled performers doing it for themselves, feel the vibrations from a deaf rave DJ set and find out just what it takes to put on a totally accessible gig.

Young people open up about what it's like to be music fans, who just happen to be disabled. Both promoters and venue owners are upfront about how much progress has been made to improve facilities and we hear from campaigners working with industry insiders to make sure access is guaranteed, not denied.

Let Me Into The Music20120514

Disabled and non-disabled music lovers alike agree, you might have 99 problems, but getting in to see your favourite band shouldn't be one. If music is your religion, then paying homage shouldn't feel like paying a visit to the dentist, right? In this programme Nihal investigates equal access to live music. He learns that disabled access has come a long way since the campaigning charity Attitude is Everything formed in 2000, but both punters and professionals explain why there's still a long way to go.

Some people might never have given access a second thought, but others have to think about it way too much. What if all your mates had access all areas passes and you were left out in the cold, or stuck in the corner with a great view of the fire exit? If you're disabled, access to music venues and festivals, like many public places, can still be a lottery. But is it really too much to ask to see your favourite band, without it turning into an obstacle course or military operation?

Nihal takes listeners on tour, backstage and in the mosh pit with gig-goers and artists across the disability spectrum to find out what equal access means to them and why it should matter to everyone. We check out a legendary rock venue out of hours, tour a tiny pub venue with Blaine from the Mystery Jets, meet young disabled performers doing it for themselves, feel the vibrations from a deaf rave DJ set and find out just what it takes to put on a totally accessible gig.

Young people open up about what it's like to be music fans, who just happen to be disabled. Both promoters and venue owners are upfront about how much progress has been made to improve facilities and we hear from campaigners working with industry insiders to make sure access is guaranteed, not denied.

Life In The Army
Life In The Army
Loud Wars20130617

Loud music can sound incredible. Extreme volume moves the air pressure around you and this can have a dramatic physical and emotional effect on your body and mind. In the right environment, it can sound truly life affirming.

But did you ever stop to ask, 'why is music so loud?'

Join Zane Lowe as he tells the story of the Loudness War, a phenomenon which changed the sound of music forever. We hear from Knife Party's Rob Swire and mastering engineer Scott Hull as they explain how to make your records sound as loud as possible!

Bring Me The Horizon, Enter Shikari, Skream and Benga, The Joy Formidable and Kutski describe how bands and DJs compete to make their music sound bigger and brighter than one another in an attempt to stand out on the radio and in clubs. But what qualities of sound are lost along the way?

Bands have been competing for the title of 'Loudest Band in the World' for years, but who holds that claim to fame now? We hear from Jack White, Daniel P Carter, Cancer Bats and Gallows and find out how to sound really ferocious live!

That's not all, Zane discovers how to fine tune a dance sound system at Ministry Of Sound, goes to Download Festival to learn about the new wave of sound engineers inspired by physics and even visits one of the quietest rooms in the world. So quiet it can send you a little bit mad!

But volume isn't the only way to make your music have an impact. Alt-J, Daughter and Annie Mac explain some of the recording and production techniques you can use to make silence and space sound just as powerful.

How much louder can music get? Zane attempts to find out and helping him along the way is DJ Yoda, with a WORLD EXCLUSIVE Loud Wars Mini Mix.

WARNING: The documentary you are about to hear could be devastating to your ears.

Loud Wars20130617

Loud music can sound incredible. Extreme volume moves the air pressure around you and this can have a dramatic physical and emotional effect on your body and mind. In the right environment, it can sound truly life affirming.

But did you ever stop to ask, 'why is music so loud?'

Join Zane Lowe as he tells the story of the Loudness War, a phenomenon which changed the sound of music forever. We hear from Knife Party's Rob Swire and mastering engineer Scott Hull as they explain how to make your records sound as loud as possible!

Bring Me The Horizon, Enter Shikari, Skream and Benga, The Joy Formidable and Kutski describe how bands and DJs compete to make their music sound bigger and brighter than one another in an attempt to stand out on the radio and in clubs. But what qualities of sound are lost along the way?

Bands have been competing for the title of 'Loudest Band in the World' for years, but who holds that claim to fame now? We hear from Jack White, Daniel P Carter, Cancer Bats and Gallows and find out how to sound really ferocious live!

That's not all, Zane discovers how to fine tune a dance sound system at Ministry Of Sound, goes to Download Festival to learn about the new wave of sound engineers inspired by physics and even visits one of the quietest rooms in the world. So quiet it can send you a little bit mad!

But volume isn't the only way to make your music have an impact. Alt-J, Daughter and Annie Mac explain some of the recording and production techniques you can use to make silence and space sound just as powerful.

How much louder can music get? Zane attempts to find out and helping him along the way is DJ Yoda, with a WORLD EXCLUSIVE Loud Wars Mini Mix.

WARNING: The documentary you are about to hear could be devastating to your ears.

Make Some Noise!20131014

Plan B's Ill Manors was hailed as the return of the protest song when it came out last year - but has protest music ever really faded away? Ricky Norwood confronts the myth of the death of the protest song by speaking with some of today's musicians who are using their platform to discuss topical issues, discovering that there are all kinds of ways of bringing political and social themes into music.

Musical legends Jerry Dammers, Benjamin Zephaniah and Billy Bragg set the scene for what things were like when they were beginning to make music, when a whole subculture - punk - was characterised by anti-establishment views; and songs like The Specials' 'Ghost Town' were reflecting the feeling of a country in crisis.

Fast forward to the present day and does music still have a role to play in protest and social commentary? Of course it does, and there are plenty of young artists out there to prove it. Enter Shikari, Louise Distras and Sonic Boom Six have all taken influences from the punk scene to make their own music with a message. We hear from MC Akala, Scroobius Pip, George the Poet, The Ruby Kid and the Lyrically Challenged Collective, who demonstrate how hip hop and spoken word are at the forefront of politically and socially aware music. We also find out that protest can be found even where you might least expect it, hearing from dubstep collective Engine Earz Experiment.

Is there a place for protest music in the mainstream? PJ Harvey has proved that there is, yet bringing it to a wider audience is not without its problems. The Left Field at Glastonbury however provides a platform for artists to speak out, combining debates with music and activism.

Finally, we hear the winning song from the first annual Amnesty International protest song competition, and consider whether music really can change things?

Make Some Noise!20131014

Plan B's Ill Manors was hailed as the return of the protest song when it came out last year - but has protest music ever really faded away? Ricky Norwood confronts the myth of the death of the protest song by speaking with some of today's musicians who are using their platform to discuss topical issues, discovering that there are all kinds of ways of bringing political and social themes into music.

Musical legends Jerry Dammers, Benjamin Zephaniah and Billy Bragg set the scene for what things were like when they were beginning to make music, when a whole subculture - punk - was characterised by anti-establishment views; and songs like The Specials' 'Ghost Town' were reflecting the feeling of a country in crisis.

Fast forward to the present day and does music still have a role to play in protest and social commentary? Of course it does, and there are plenty of young artists out there to prove it. Enter Shikari, Louise Distras and Sonic Boom Six have all taken influences from the punk scene to make their own music with a message. We hear from MC Akala, Scroobius Pip, George the Poet, The Ruby Kid and the Lyrically Challenged Collective, who demonstrate how hip hop and spoken word are at the forefront of politically and socially aware music. We also find out that protest can be found even where you might least expect it, hearing from dubstep collective Engine Earz Experiment.

Is there a place for protest music in the mainstream? PJ Harvey has proved that there is, yet bringing it to a wider audience is not without its problems. The Left Field at Glastonbury however provides a platform for artists to speak out, combining debates with music and activism.

Finally, we hear the winning song from the first annual Amnesty International protest song competition, and consider whether music really can change things?

Making It - Part 120110718

Gary Barlow, Mark Ronson, Tinchy Stryder, Labrinth, Calvin Harris, Kaiser Chiefs and a host of Radio 1 and 1Xtra talent give their insights on making it in music as Jen Long looks back over a day of advice and practical sessions for new music makers.

In this first of a two part documentary series, BBC Introducing opens the doors of London's Abbey Road and Maida Vale studios, giving under the radar artists a chance to learn from top pop talent and industry experts.

Plus we hear from big hitting promoters, DJs and record label heads on how to make that next step in your music career.

BBC Introducing opens the doors of Abbey Road and Maida Vale to 200 unsigned acts.

Making It - Part 120110718

Gary Barlow, Mark Ronson, Tinchy Stryder, Labrinth, Calvin Harris, Kaiser Chiefs and a host of Radio 1 and 1Xtra talent give their insights on making it in music as Jen Long looks back over a day of advice and practical sessions for new music makers.

In this first of a two part documentary series, BBC Introducing opens the doors of London's Abbey Road and Maida Vale studios, giving under the radar artists a chance to learn from top pop talent and industry experts.

Plus we hear from big hitting promoters, DJs and record label heads on how to make that next step in your music career.

BBC Introducing opens the doors of Abbey Road and Maida Vale to 200 unsigned acts.

Making It On The Big Screen20120227

It's glitz and glamour at the Oscars, but the reality for most young people trying get a start in the industry is very different. What's the secret to making it on the big screen?

It's not all glitz and glamour in Hollywood. What's the secret to making it?

Making It On The Big Screen20120227

It's glitz and glamour at the Oscars, but the reality for most young people trying get a start in the industry is very different. What's the secret to making it on the big screen?

It's not all glitz and glamour in Hollywood. What's the secret to making it?

Mixed Up Teens20131104

Although they've all had varied influences, every generation of teenagers has felt 'misunderstood' in different ways. Yet they've always remained upbeat and had a positive outlook on life.

This special mixed up collage explores the thoughts, sounds and lives of teenagers over the last five decades, using both archive content and music to highlight the amazing journeys of young people growing up.

Over the course of an hour, a playlist from the 60's to the present day intertwines with the important themes of teenagers developing and finding their way through life. From the Beatles to Bros to Bowie to Blur to Breach, the music takes us through all tastes and genres.

Deep within the show there's an exclusive mini-mix dedicated to the acid house rave generation; and we explore themes like idols, fashion, sex and technology. The sonic palette is further extended with star filled insights and understandings of their time.

It's a chance to immerse yourself in the common, and not so common, ambitions, fears, hopes and dreams of different generations, in an entertaining and thought provoking way.

The show comes to a close with a truly heartfelt poem from the brilliant spoken word artist Kate Tempest - guaranteed to leave you with a tear in your eye.

Mixed Up Teens20131104

Although they've all had varied influences, every generation of teenagers has felt 'misunderstood' in different ways. Yet they've always remained upbeat and had a positive outlook on life.

This special mixed up collage explores the thoughts, sounds and lives of teenagers over the last five decades, using both archive content and music to highlight the amazing journeys of young people growing up.

Over the course of an hour, a playlist from the 60's to the present day intertwines with the important themes of teenagers developing and finding their way through life. From the Beatles to Bros to Bowie to Blur to Breach, the music takes us through all tastes and genres.

Deep within the show there's an exclusive mini-mix dedicated to the acid house rave generation; and we explore themes like idols, fashion, sex and technology. The sonic palette is further extended with star filled insights and understandings of their time.

It's a chance to immerse yourself in the common, and not so common, ambitions, fears, hopes and dreams of different generations, in an entertaining and thought provoking way.

The show comes to a close with a truly heartfelt poem from the brilliant spoken word artist Kate Tempest - guaranteed to leave you with a tear in your eye.

Music In Vogue20110207

Fashion stylist and BBC Radio 1Xtra presenter, Gemma Cairney takes a look at the long running love affair between fashion and music.

She'll be casting an expert's eye over the extravagant outfits of Lady Gaga, finding out the true cost of all those costume changes on stage, and asking why so many musicians are starting their own fashion labels, as well as playing out the big hits for the catwalk.

Featuring the likes of Tinchy Stryder, Ironik, Hurts, Alesha Dixon, Grace Woodward (Fashion Director on the X Factor), and The Wombats.

Radio 1 finds out what influence fashion schools have on the high street and the charts.

Music In Vogue20110207

Fashion stylist and BBC Radio 1Xtra presenter, Gemma Cairney takes a look at the long running love affair between fashion and music.

She'll be casting an expert's eye over the extravagant outfits of Lady Gaga, finding out the true cost of all those costume changes on stage, and asking why so many musicians are starting their own fashion labels, as well as playing out the big hits for the catwalk.

Featuring the likes of Tinchy Stryder, Ironik, Hurts, Alesha Dixon, Grace Woodward (Fashion Director on the X Factor), and The Wombats.

Radio 1 finds out what influence fashion schools have on the high street and the charts.

My First Vote20140407

Shona Summers meets 16 and 17-year-olds who'll be able to vote in the Scottish independence referendum.

With six months to go, what are the big issues and how will the result affect young people across the UK? We start in a farm on the very edge of Scotland, with England just a few fields away. That's the home of Kirsty, one of Generation 2014 - a group of 50 young voters the BBC is following throughout referendum year.

In Glasgow we meet more of them, including Gaelan, who lives in the far north in Shetland. We eavesdrop on a gig by comedian Iain Stirling. Is the referendum funny? The Yes Campaign and Better Together get 90 seconds each to sell their arguments.

And Newsbeat's political reporter Jim Taylor is on hand to explain what it all means.

My First Vote20140407

Shona Summers meets 16 and 17-year-olds who'll be able to vote in the Scottish independence referendum.

With six months to go, what are the big issues and how will the result affect young people across the UK? We start in a farm on the very edge of Scotland, with England just a few fields away. That's the home of Kirsty, one of Generation 2014 - a group of 50 young voters the BBC is following throughout referendum year.

In Glasgow we meet more of them, including Gaelan, who lives in the far north in Shetland. We eavesdrop on a gig by comedian Iain Stirling. Is the referendum funny? The Yes Campaign and Better Together get 90 seconds each to sell their arguments.

And Newsbeat's political reporter Jim Taylor is on hand to explain what it all means.

My Transgender Punk Rock Story20131216

Last year, Rolling Stone Magazine featured an interview with the lead singer of punk rock band Against Me! Her name, Laura Jane Grace was new to even the most die-hard of Against Me! fans, yet she was the very same person who had been singing with the band since its inception. Before that interview Laura's fans would have known her as lead singer Tom Gabel, but after living her life as a man for 31 years, Laura decided enough was enough and took the big decision to be the person she knew she always had been. A woman.

Against Me! have played venues all over the world, sold thousands of albums and have high profile fans like the Foo Fighters, Frank Turner and Bruce Springsteen. Against Me! are a true part of the Punk Rock scene and have a healthy fan base to show it. With help from Radio 1's Paris Lees, Laura takes some time out from her punk rock life to find out what it's like being a transgender person in the UK and the challenges people face from being born in the wrong body.

We meet transgender people from all walks of life, from those forced to live under anonymity to YouTube stars, beauty queens and even transgender stand-up comics. We discuss the dark world of transphobic attacks that happen in the streets, in the workplace and at school. We ask the Gendered Intelligence Trust about the impacts of these attacks and the resulting pain, depression and even suicide. Above all this Radio 1 Story celebrates the spirit of the transgender community, often misunderstood and challenged, but simply a group of individuals looking to live a happy and normal life like anybody else.

Radio 1's Surgery Doctor Sanjay Pawar is on hand to talk to about the options people have if they do decide to change gender, from puberty blockers to surgery or just doing nothing at all. And we hear from the British public and find out what they really know about transgender issues. With the trans community having had a dogged past with the media, we tackle them as well. We look into why this has been the case and talk to a few people who could help with making that a thing of the past.

As well as talking to the UK transgender community, we will find out what it's been like for Laura over the past year. We talk about life before Laura Jane Grace and how she fought her need to be a woman with drug and drink abuse whilst praying to God and the devil to make her a woman. We also look at what her life has been like since May 2012 - from band mates quitting the band and her relationship with her family, friends and fans.

My Transgender Punk Rock Story20131216

Last year, Rolling Stone Magazine featured an interview with the lead singer of punk rock band Against Me! Her name, Laura Jane Grace was new to even the most die-hard of Against Me! fans, yet she was the very same person who had been singing with the band since its inception. Before that interview Laura's fans would have known her as lead singer Tom Gabel, but after living her life as a man for 31 years, Laura decided enough was enough and took the big decision to be the person she knew she always had been. A woman.

Against Me! have played venues all over the world, sold thousands of albums and have high profile fans like the Foo Fighters, Frank Turner and Bruce Springsteen. Against Me! are a true part of the Punk Rock scene and have a healthy fan base to show it. With help from Radio 1's Paris Lees, Laura takes some time out from her punk rock life to find out what it's like being a transgender person in the UK and the challenges people face from being born in the wrong body.

We meet transgender people from all walks of life, from those forced to live under anonymity to YouTube stars, beauty queens and even transgender stand-up comics. We discuss the dark world of transphobic attacks that happen in the streets, in the workplace and at school. We ask the Gendered Intelligence Trust about the impacts of these attacks and the resulting pain, depression and even suicide. Above all this Radio 1 Story celebrates the spirit of the transgender community, often misunderstood and challenged, but simply a group of individuals looking to live a happy and normal life like anybody else.

Radio 1's Surgery Doctor Sanjay Pawar is on hand to talk to about the options people have if they do decide to change gender, from puberty blockers to surgery or just doing nothing at all. And we hear from the British public and find out what they really know about transgender issues. With the trans community having had a dogged past with the media, we tackle them as well. We look into why this has been the case and talk to a few people who could help with making that a thing of the past.

As well as talking to the UK transgender community, we will find out what it's been like for Laura over the past year. We talk about life before Laura Jane Grace and how she fought her need to be a woman with drug and drink abuse whilst praying to God and the devil to make her a woman. We also look at what her life has been like since May 2012 - from band mates quitting the band and her relationship with her family, friends and fans.

Night Time With The Xx20120903

The xx's debut album was one of 2009's freshest, most intimate and mesmerizing releases. It helped the band develop from underground sensation to mainstream acclaim, at home and across the globe.

It started when four teenagers (soon to be a three-piece) from South London, just about to reach their 20th (xx) year, put out an album at odds with just about everything else out there. It wasn't big, bold or brassy. It was sparse, quiet and a little shy. But it was magnetic and soulful and burrowed under the skin of many new music fans and won the 2010 Mercury Music Prize. Tracks were covered by Shakira and Gorillaz, became the soundtrack to the 2010 Winter Olympics and were sampled by Rihanna. The NME called it 'nothing less than stunning'.

For nearly two years, Radio 1's Huw Stephens has been granted rare, exclusive access to the musical world of this very private band, as they've gone about making its follow-up album 'Coexist'.

Huw meets them at their rehearsal studio in East London and at their new specially-chosen recording space in North-East London, amongst the makeshift vocal booths, skateboard beat-machines and steel drums. Much of their first album was written separately, communicating by ichat and recorded in the middle of the night. So what has changed with this album and how self-conscious have they been now they know the whole world is listening?

As the band unveil their new material to Huw, he also hears from some of their fans eagerly awaiting the new album at their first intimate live gigs. Plus famous fans and collaborators including Florence Welch, Drake, Micachu and Kwes add their thoughts about the magnetic appeal of the band and why so many of us have made them our late-night soundtrack.

The xx grant Huw Stephens exclusive access during the making of their second album.

Night Time With The Xx20120903

The xx's debut album was one of 2009's freshest, most intimate and mesmerizing releases. It helped the band develop from underground sensation to mainstream acclaim, at home and across the globe.

It started when four teenagers (soon to be a three-piece) from South London, just about to reach their 20th (xx) year, put out an album at odds with just about everything else out there. It wasn't big, bold or brassy. It was sparse, quiet and a little shy. But it was magnetic and soulful and burrowed under the skin of many new music fans and won the 2010 Mercury Music Prize. Tracks were covered by Shakira and Gorillaz, became the soundtrack to the 2010 Winter Olympics and were sampled by Rihanna. The NME called it 'nothing less than stunning'.

For nearly two years, Radio 1's Huw Stephens has been granted rare, exclusive access to the musical world of this very private band, as they've gone about making its follow-up album 'Coexist'.

Huw meets them at their rehearsal studio in East London and at their new specially-chosen recording space in North-East London, amongst the makeshift vocal booths, skateboard beat-machines and steel drums. Much of their first album was written separately, communicating by ichat and recorded in the middle of the night. So what has changed with this album and how self-conscious have they been now they know the whole world is listening?

As the band unveil their new material to Huw, he also hears from some of their fans eagerly awaiting the new album at their first intimate live gigs. Plus famous fans and collaborators including Florence Welch, Drake, Micachu and Kwes add their thoughts about the magnetic appeal of the band and why so many of us have made them our late-night soundtrack.

The xx grant Huw Stephens exclusive access during the making of their second album.

Odd One In - 120130114

Having presented Radio 1's Dance Anthems for just over a year, club DJ Danny Howard has firmly established himself within Radio 1's pioneering dance fraternity. What better time to shunt him out of his DJ-booth comfort zone and into the dirty world of rock and metal?

The Rock Show's Daniel P Carter sets Danny the task of earning his rock stripes in a quest to discover life on the loud side.

In a musical world miles from what he's used to, Danny must negotiate the tricky but essential steps to "becoming rock", including immersing himself in metal classics, being a roadie, and traversing that difficult decision of what band T-shirt to wear to his first ever rock gig. Along the way he meets hot Welsh noiseniks The Blackout and gets a guided tour of the home of UK alternative culture, Camden Town.

Finally, we test Danny's metal by challenging him to sing/scream on a brand new rock track written by Daniel!

Will Danny's screeching rock vocals make the grade? Dare he enter the circle pit? Or does Danny find himself the Odd One In?

Part 1 of a 3 part series, available to listen to again via the BBC iPlayer until Monday 4th February.

Odd One In - 120130114

Having presented Radio 1's Dance Anthems for just over a year, club DJ Danny Howard has firmly established himself within Radio 1's pioneering dance fraternity. What better time to shunt him out of his DJ-booth comfort zone and into the dirty world of rock and metal?

The Rock Show's Daniel P Carter sets Danny the task of earning his rock stripes in a quest to discover life on the loud side.

In a musical world miles from what he's used to, Danny must negotiate the tricky but essential steps to "becoming rock", including immersing himself in metal classics, being a roadie, and traversing that difficult decision of what band T-shirt to wear to his first ever rock gig. Along the way he meets hot Welsh noiseniks The Blackout and gets a guided tour of the home of UK alternative culture, Camden Town.

Finally, we test Danny's metal by challenging him to sing/scream on a brand new rock track written by Daniel!

Will Danny's screeching rock vocals make the grade? Dare he enter the circle pit? Or does Danny find himself the Odd One In?

Part 1 of a 3 part series, available to listen to again via the BBC iPlayer until Monday 4th February.

Odd One In - 220130121

Having presented Radio 1's Dance Anthems for just over a year, club DJ Danny Howard has firmly established himself within Radio 1's pioneering dance fraternity. What better time to shunt him out of his DJ-booth comfort zone and into the dirty world of rock and metal?

The Rock Show's Daniel P Carter sets Danny the task of earning his rock stripes in a quest to discover life on the loud side.

In a musical world miles from what he's used to, Danny must negotiate the tricky but essential steps to "becoming rock", including immersing himself in metal classics, being a roadie, and traversing that difficult decision of what band T-shirt to wear to his first ever rock gig. Along the way he meets hot Welsh noiseniks The Blackout and gets a guided tour of the home of UK alternative culture, Camden Town.

Finally, we test Danny's metal by challenging him to sing/scream on a brand new rock track written by Daniel!

Will Danny's screeching rock vocals make the grade? Dare he enter the circle pit? Or does Danny find himself the Odd One In?

Part 1 of a 3 part series, available to listen to again via the BBC iPlayer until Monday 4th February.

Odd One In - 220130121

Having presented Radio 1's Dance Anthems for just over a year, club DJ Danny Howard has firmly established himself within Radio 1's pioneering dance fraternity. What better time to shunt him out of his DJ-booth comfort zone and into the dirty world of rock and metal?

The Rock Show's Daniel P Carter sets Danny the task of earning his rock stripes in a quest to discover life on the loud side.

In a musical world miles from what he's used to, Danny must negotiate the tricky but essential steps to "becoming rock", including immersing himself in metal classics, being a roadie, and traversing that difficult decision of what band T-shirt to wear to his first ever rock gig. Along the way he meets hot Welsh noiseniks The Blackout and gets a guided tour of the home of UK alternative culture, Camden Town.

Finally, we test Danny's metal by challenging him to sing/scream on a brand new rock track written by Daniel!

Will Danny's screeching rock vocals make the grade? Dare he enter the circle pit? Or does Danny find himself the Odd One In?

Part 1 of a 3 part series, available to listen to again via the BBC iPlayer until Monday 4th February.

Odd One In - 320130128

Phil Taggart loves discovering new bands with guitars. Now it's time to educate him in dance!

Radio 1's king of hard dance and savior of rave, Kutski, takes Phil under his wing and introduces him to the music he loves. Firstly, the punk and indie lover is sent to Northampton where he meets Gammer, one of the UK's leading hardcore producers. He tells Phil all about the music he makes and together they work on a track of their own. Kutski then sends MC Storm to join the pair and Phil learns how to work a crowd at a live event and also how to write lyrics, which they then record.

Before he knows it, Phil is sent to Leeds, where he experiences the music first-hand, as it's meant to be heard - in a club full of ravers - before he's finally allowed back to his bed.

Does Phil lose his skinny jeans and pick up the glow sticks? Does he renegade on his love of rock in favour of 200 beats-per-minute, hands-in-the-air dance music? Or does he find himself the Odd One In throughout the whole process?

Part 3 of a 3 part series - listen to the whole series again via the BBC iPlayer until Monday 4th February.

Odd One In - 320130128

Phil Taggart loves discovering new bands with guitars. Now it's time to educate him in dance!

Radio 1's king of hard dance and savior of rave, Kutski, takes Phil under his wing and introduces him to the music he loves. Firstly, the punk and indie lover is sent to Northampton where he meets Gammer, one of the UK's leading hardcore producers. He tells Phil all about the music he makes and together they work on a track of their own. Kutski then sends MC Storm to join the pair and Phil learns how to work a crowd at a live event and also how to write lyrics, which they then record.

Before he knows it, Phil is sent to Leeds, where he experiences the music first-hand, as it's meant to be heard - in a club full of ravers - before he's finally allowed back to his bed.

Does Phil lose his skinny jeans and pick up the glow sticks? Does he renegade on his love of rock in favour of 200 beats-per-minute, hands-in-the-air dance music? Or does he find himself the Odd One In throughout the whole process?

Part 3 of a 3 part series - listen to the whole series again via the BBC iPlayer until Monday 4th February.

Odd One In - 3 Last20130128

Odd One In - 3 Last20130128

Oi! Brazil20140616

Annie Mac looks at a meeting of the best of Brazilian sounds coming together with the best of the UK Underground.

UK artists Mikill Pane, Happa, Afrikan Boy and duo Jus Now collaborate online with four Brazilian acts: IFA Afrobeat, Soraia Drummond, OQuadro and A.MA.SSA to create four new tracks which bring together the most exciting underground sounds coming out of Brazil and the UK.

The eyes of the world are on Brazil this Summer, with the soundtrack of tropicalia, bossa nova, samba and worldwide pop sensations.

But what is the sound of the Brazilian musical underground? And what does this soundtrack tell us about life for the nation's young people?

This is an explosive moment for Brazil, not just socially, but musically too, with emerging bass, hip hop and experimental folk scenes.

Oi! Brazil introduces us to some of the real, raw sounds of current music being made in Brazil.

The rules are remade as fresh sounds are created, seeing traditional genres fused with bass culture, afrobeats, electronica and more.

This new breed of sound lends itself to a consciousness that explores both Brazilian and global citizenship - all whilst having an amazing party!

Oi! Brazil20140616

Annie Mac looks at a meeting of the best of Brazilian sounds coming together with the best of the UK Underground.

UK artists Mikill Pane, Happa, Afrikan Boy and duo Jus Now collaborate online with four Brazilian acts: IFA Afrobeat, Soraia Drummond, OQuadro and A.MA.SSA to create four new tracks which bring together the most exciting underground sounds coming out of Brazil and the UK.

The eyes of the world are on Brazil this Summer, with the soundtrack of tropicalia, bossa nova, samba and worldwide pop sensations.

But what is the sound of the Brazilian musical underground? And what does this soundtrack tell us about life for the nation's young people?

This is an explosive moment for Brazil, not just socially, but musically too, with emerging bass, hip hop and experimental folk scenes.

Oi! Brazil introduces us to some of the real, raw sounds of current music being made in Brazil.

The rules are remade as fresh sounds are created, seeing traditional genres fused with bass culture, afrobeats, electronica and more.

This new breed of sound lends itself to a consciousness that explores both Brazilian and global citizenship - all whilst having an amazing party!

One Direction In America20120402

One Direction invite Radio 1 on tour with them as they hit America for the first time.

With full access to the band as they go on the road with Nickelodeon act Big Time Rush and prepare to launch their debut album in the country, we find out what it's like to be the hottest Brit band breaking America right now. And breaking it they are - with fans chasing their tourbus down the street, record crowds turning out to catch the slightest glimpse of them and US radio hosts comparing the frenzy to Beatlemania.

1D, who formed during 2010's X-Factor, have attracted more attention in the last few weeks than Justin Bieber and the Jonas Brothers ever did. And now, to cap it all, they're broken records, as their debut album enters the US Billboard Chart at No.1!

As Radio 1 gets the full story, be prepared for tales of backstage antics, long hours in "grooming", favourite fan moments...and a LOT of screaming!

One Direction invite Radio 1 on tour as they hit America for the first time - exclusive!.

One Direction In America20120402

One Direction invite Radio 1 on tour with them as they hit America for the first time.

With full access to the band as they go on the road with Nickelodeon act Big Time Rush and prepare to launch their debut album in the country, we find out what it's like to be the hottest Brit band breaking America right now. And breaking it they are - with fans chasing their tourbus down the street, record crowds turning out to catch the slightest glimpse of them and US radio hosts comparing the frenzy to Beatlemania.

1D, who formed during 2010's X-Factor, have attracted more attention in the last few weeks than Justin Bieber and the Jonas Brothers ever did. And now, to cap it all, they're broken records, as their debut album enters the US Billboard Chart at No.1!

As Radio 1 gets the full story, be prepared for tales of backstage antics, long hours in "grooming", favourite fan moments...and a LOT of screaming!

One Direction invite Radio 1 on tour as they hit America for the first time - exclusive!.

Professor Green's Suicide Survivors20140120

19 year old 'Emma' tried to kill herself after she was sexually assaulted as a child. Rapper Professor Green is still coming to terms with his dad's suicide 6 years ago. Radio 1's Stories brings the pair together to share their experiences.

Pro Green also asks why suicide is the biggest killer of under-35s. Hearing from schools, experts and other survivors, he'll try to find out what can be done to stop young people killing themselves.

Professor Green's Suicide Survivors20140120

19 year old 'Emma' tried to kill herself after she was sexually assaulted as a child. Rapper Professor Green is still coming to terms with his dad's suicide 6 years ago. Radio 1's Stories brings the pair together to share their experiences.

Pro Green also asks why suicide is the biggest killer of under-35s. Hearing from schools, experts and other survivors, he'll try to find out what can be done to stop young people killing themselves.

Puppet On A String: Sexual Exploitation In Gangs20140127

Puppet On A String tackles the dark issue of sexual exploitation in gangs, with Adele Roberts journeying into an under-reported and often violent part of UK gang culture.

The Office of the Children's Commissioner has spent the last two years taking a close look at the subject and found 2,409 young people were known to be victims of sexual exploitation by gangs and groups. A further 16,500 are at risk.

But sexual exploitation is not a crime and there isn't much support out there for these silent sufferers - who can be as young as 11. The victims are often young girls, but this is not always the case. Boys can also be pushed into sexual exploitation by psychologically and physically being forced into raping girls by gang 'Olders'.

In this programme we'll be looking in-depth at this serious issue plaguing the streets right across the UK - from Glasgow to Manchester, Birmingham to London.

We'll be finding out what a gang actually is? How does abuse - psychological, physical and sexual - start and continue? And how is modern technology and culture fuelling this ever-growing situation?

We'll hear from some extremely brave and courageous young people who have decided to step forward from this frightening world because they want to ensure this problem isn't a silent one anymore. There's also a poem specially written for the programme by George the Poet.

But sexual exploitation is not a crime and there isn't much support out there for these silent sufferers - who can be as young as 11. Social workers and the police often see the victims as young prostitutes, being "promiscuous", or engaging in "risky behaviour". The victims are often young girls, but this is not always the case. Boys can also be pushed into sexual exploitation by psychologically and physically being forced into raping girls by gang 'Olders'.

Puppet On A String: Sexual Exploitation In Gangs20140127

Puppet On A String tackles the dark issue of sexual exploitation in gangs, with Adele Roberts journeying into an under-reported and often violent part of UK gang culture.

The Office of the Children's Commissioner has spent the last two years taking a close look at the subject and found 2,409 young people were known to be victims of sexual exploitation by gangs and groups. A further 16,500 are at risk.

But sexual exploitation is not a crime and there isn't much support out there for these silent sufferers - who can be as young as 11. The victims are often young girls, but this is not always the case. Boys can also be pushed into sexual exploitation by psychologically and physically being forced into raping girls by gang 'Olders'.

In this programme we'll be looking in-depth at this serious issue plaguing the streets right across the UK - from Glasgow to Manchester, Birmingham to London.

We'll be finding out what a gang actually is? How does abuse - psychological, physical and sexual - start and continue? And how is modern technology and culture fuelling this ever-growing situation?

We'll hear from some extremely brave and courageous young people who have decided to step forward from this frightening world because they want to ensure this problem isn't a silent one anymore. There's also a poem specially written for the programme by George the Poet.

But sexual exploitation is not a crime and there isn't much support out there for these silent sufferers - who can be as young as 11. Social workers and the police often see the victims as young prostitutes, being "promiscuous", or engaging in "risky behaviour". The victims are often young girls, but this is not always the case. Boys can also be pushed into sexual exploitation by psychologically and physically being forced into raping girls by gang 'Olders'.

Radio 1 And 1xtra's Favourite Movies - 120110307

We start our countdown of Radio 1 and 1Xtra's Favourite Movies.

James King has the results of our listener vote revealing the movie tastes of young Britain.

Radio 1 And 1xtra's Favourite Movies - 120110307

We start our countdown of Radio 1 and 1Xtra's Favourite Movies.

James King has the results of our listener vote revealing the movie tastes of young Britain.

Radio 1 And 1xtra's Favourite Movies, Part 12011103120111227

We're repeating our countdown of Radio 1 and 1Xtra's Favourite Movies. James King has the results of our listener vote revealing the movie tastes of young Britain.

We repeat our countdown of Radio 1 and 1Xtra's Favourite Movies.

Radio 1 And 1xtra's Favourite Movies, Part 12011103120111227

We're repeating our countdown of Radio 1 and 1Xtra's Favourite Movies. James King has the results of our listener vote revealing the movie tastes of young Britain.

We repeat our countdown of Radio 1 and 1Xtra's Favourite Movies.

Radio 1 And 1xtra's Favourite Movies, Part 22011030820111228

Our countdown of Radio 1 and 1Xtra's Favourite Movies continues. James King has the results of our listener vote revealing the movie tastes of young Britain.

Our countdown of Radio 1 and 1Xtra's Favourite Movies continues.

James King has the results of our listener vote revealing the movie tastes of young Britain.

Radio 1 And 1xtra's Favourite Movies, Part 22011030820111228

Our countdown of Radio 1 and 1Xtra's Favourite Movies continues. James King has the results of our listener vote revealing the movie tastes of young Britain.

Our countdown of Radio 1 and 1Xtra's Favourite Movies continues.

James King has the results of our listener vote revealing the movie tastes of young Britain.

Radio 1 And 1xtra's Favourite Movies, Part 32011030920111229

We move into the Top 10 as our countdown of Radio 1 and 1Xtra's Favourite Movies continues. James King has the results of our vote revealing the movie tastes of young Britain.

We enter the Top 10 as our countdown of Radio 1 and 1Xtra's Favourite Movies continues.

We move into the Top 10 as our countdown of Radio 1 and 1Xtra's Favourite Movies continues.

James King has the results of our vote revealing the movie tastes of young Britain.

Radio 1 And 1xtra's Favourite Movies, Part 32011030920111229

We move into the Top 10 as our countdown of Radio 1 and 1Xtra's Favourite Movies continues. James King has the results of our vote revealing the movie tastes of young Britain.

We enter the Top 10 as our countdown of Radio 1 and 1Xtra's Favourite Movies continues.

We move into the Top 10 as our countdown of Radio 1 and 1Xtra's Favourite Movies continues.

James King has the results of our vote revealing the movie tastes of young Britain.

Radio 1 And 1xtra's Favourite Movies, Part 42009111620111230

James King has the Top 5 in Radio 1 and 1Xtra's Favourite Movies poll. Find out which film was voted No 1 by the Radio 1 and 1Xtra listeners - the favourite movie of young Britain.

James King has the Top 5 in Radio 1 and 1Xtra's Favourite Movies poll.

Radio 1 And 1xtra's Favourite Movies, Part 42009111620111230

James King has the Top 5 in Radio 1 and 1Xtra's Favourite Movies poll. Find out which film was voted No 1 by the Radio 1 and 1Xtra listeners - the favourite movie of young Britain.

James King has the Top 5 in Radio 1 and 1Xtra's Favourite Movies poll.

Radio 1 And 1xtra's Favourite Movies, Part 4 Last20110310

James King has the Top 5 in Radio 1 and 1Xtra's Favourite Movies poll.

Find out which film was voted No 1 by the Radio 1 and 1Xtra listeners - the Favourite Movie of young Britain.

Radio 1 And 1xtra's Favourite Movies, Part 4 Last20110310

James King has the Top 5 in Radio 1 and 1Xtra's Favourite Movies poll.

Find out which film was voted No 1 by the Radio 1 and 1Xtra listeners - the Favourite Movie of young Britain.

Radio 1's Story Of 20102010122020101227

Who rocked, who sucked, who shone, who stank, who trended and who failed?

Who rocked, who sucked, who shone, who stank, who trended and who epic failed in the year gone by?

Radio 1's Story Of 20102010122020101227

Who rocked, who sucked, who shone, who stank, who trended and who failed?

Who rocked, who sucked, who shone, who stank, who trended and who epic failed in the year gone by?

Radio 1's Story Of Glee20110620

Radio 1's Aled Jones looks at the worldwide sensation that is Glee, and how hit singles from the show are taking over the charts around the globe!

Radio 1's Aled Jones looks at the worldwide sensation that is Glee.

Radio 1's Story Of Glee20110620

Radio 1's Aled Jones looks at the worldwide sensation that is Glee, and how hit singles from the show are taking over the charts around the globe!

Radio 1's Aled Jones looks at the worldwide sensation that is Glee.

Radio 1's Story Of The Mix20100802

Celebrating the 500th Essential Mix DJ, Kutski tells the story of mixing.

Featuring Fatboy Slim, Paul Oakenfold, Danny Byrd and many more, this is as close to definitive as it gets.

Radio 1's Story Of The Mix20100802

Celebrating the 500th Essential Mix DJ, Kutski tells the story of mixing.

Featuring Fatboy Slim, Paul Oakenfold, Danny Byrd and many more, this is as close to definitive as it gets.

Radio 1's Story Of Tiesto20101227

Judge Jules tells the story of the biggest DJ on the planet.

Known to his family as Tijs Michiel Verwest, this is his tale.

Radio 1's Story Of Tiesto20100802

Judge Jules tells the story of the biggest DJ on the planet.

Known to his family as Tijs Michiel Verwest, this is his tale.

Radio 1's Story Of Tiesto20100719

Judge Jules tells the story of the biggest DJ on the planet.

Known to his family as Tijs Michiel Verwest, this is his tale.

Radio 1's Story Of Tiesto20101227

Judge Jules tells the story of the biggest DJ on the planet.

Known to his family as Tijs Michiel Verwest, this is his tale.

Radio 1's Story Of Tiesto20100802

Judge Jules tells the story of the biggest DJ on the planet.

Known to his family as Tijs Michiel Verwest, this is his tale.

Radio 1's Story Of Tiesto20100719

Judge Jules tells the story of the biggest DJ on the planet.

Known to his family as Tijs Michiel Verwest, this is his tale.

Radio 1's Top 10 Big Weekend Moments20130506

Ahead of Radio 1's Big Weekend in Derry~Londonderry, Scott Mills, with the help of various Radio 1 DJ's, counts down our favourite Top 10 memories from previous Big Weekends.

They include some of the biggest artists in the world, including Madonna and Jay-Z. But It hasn't always been plain-sailing, like the time Dave Grohl lost his voice in Sunderland, The Prodigy blew up the speakers in Swindon, or Lady Gaga turned up in a coffin in Carlisle!

We revisit all these moments and more.

Radio 1's Top 10 Big Weekend Moments20130506

Ahead of Radio 1's Big Weekend in Derry~Londonderry, Scott Mills, with the help of various Radio 1 DJ's, counts down our favourite Top 10 memories from previous Big Weekends.

They include some of the biggest artists in the world, including Madonna and Jay-Z. But It hasn't always been plain-sailing, like the time Dave Grohl lost his voice in Sunderland, The Prodigy blew up the speakers in Swindon, or Lady Gaga turned up in a coffin in Carlisle!

We revisit all these moments and more.

Red Hot Chili Peppers20110912

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are undeniably one of the most successful bands in rock history.

Over the last 3 decades they've sold more than 60 million albums and gathered a mass following of fans across the globe for their unique sound.

This is the story of their rise, from being mischievous kids on the streets of 1970's LA, through the classrooms of their old high school and to the clubs of Sunset Strip.

We hear first-hand how they coped with the drug addictions that, tragically, led to death of guitarist and close friend Hillel Slovak and the continuous changes to their line up.

Featuring contributions from Parliament and P Funk's George Clinton, legendary producer Rick Rubin, Will.

I.

Am from The Black Eyed Peas, Perry Farrell, The Kooks, Pink and Hundred Reasons.

Red Hot Chili Peppers tell us their story with the help of friends and family.

Red Hot Chili Peppers20110912

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are undeniably one of the most successful bands in rock history.

Over the last 3 decades they've sold more than 60 million albums and gathered a mass following of fans across the globe for their unique sound.

This is the story of their rise, from being mischievous kids on the streets of 1970's LA, through the classrooms of their old high school and to the clubs of Sunset Strip.

We hear first-hand how they coped with the drug addictions that, tragically, led to death of guitarist and close friend Hillel Slovak and the continuous changes to their line up.

Featuring contributions from Parliament and P Funk's George Clinton, legendary producer Rick Rubin, Will.

I.

Am from The Black Eyed Peas, Perry Farrell, The Kooks, Pink and Hundred Reasons.

Red Hot Chili Peppers tell us their story with the help of friends and family.

Red, White And Black: The Jack White Story20120326

All you need to know about Jack White, in his words and the words of the people who know him best.

All you need to know about Jack White.

Red, White And Black: The Jack White Story20120326

All you need to know about Jack White, in his words and the words of the people who know him best.

All you need to know about Jack White.

Rizzle Kicks' Game Of Life20130909

Huw Stephens joins Rizzle Kicks as Quiz Master as they take part in the Rizzle Kicks Game of Life. With 4 rounds - Mystery Guest, Quickfire, Deep and Meaningful and How Well Do You Know - it's Jordan versus Harley in this all-revealing game that tells the story of the Rizzle Kicks, from childhood to the launch of their upcoming album, Roaring 20's.

Listen in as they're surpised by the likes of Ed Sheeran and Jordan's mum, who let slip their secrets; find out their deepest feelings on topics such as the price of fame; and discover just how well they know each other in a round that makes them guess each other's answers. Feauturing special guests, amazing music and honest and amusing stories straight from the mouths of Jordan and Harley, this is the Rizzle Kicks story, but in a way that's never been told before.

To join in with the discussion on Twitter use #RizzleKicksGame.

Rizzle Kicks' Game Of Life20130909

Huw Stephens joins Rizzle Kicks as Quiz Master as they take part in the Rizzle Kicks Game of Life. With 4 rounds - Mystery Guest, Quickfire, Deep and Meaningful and How Well Do You Know - it's Jordan versus Harley in this all-revealing game that tells the story of the Rizzle Kicks, from childhood to the launch of their upcoming album, Roaring 20's.

Listen in as they're surpised by the likes of Ed Sheeran and Jordan's mum, who let slip their secrets; find out their deepest feelings on topics such as the price of fame; and discover just how well they know each other in a round that makes them guess each other's answers. Feauturing special guests, amazing music and honest and amusing stories straight from the mouths of Jordan and Harley, this is the Rizzle Kicks story, but in a way that's never been told before.

To join in with the discussion on Twitter use #RizzleKicksGame.

Rob Da Bank's A To Z Of David Guetta20100802

The world's most successful dance music producer chats to Rob Da Bank.

The world's most successful dance music producer takes time out from creating number 1 records to have a chat with Rob Da Bank about the tunes that shaped his life.

Rob Da Bank's A To Z Of David Guetta20100802

The world's most successful dance music producer chats to Rob Da Bank.

The world's most successful dance music producer takes time out from creating number 1 records to have a chat with Rob Da Bank about the tunes that shaped his life.

Rob Da Bank's A To Z Of David Guetta2010071920100726

The world's most successful dance music producer chats to Rob Da Bank.

The world's most successful dance music producer takes time out from creating number 1 records to have a chat with Rob Da Bank about the tunes that shaped his life.

Rob Da Bank's A To Z Of David Guetta2010071920100726

The world's most successful dance music producer chats to Rob Da Bank.

The world's most successful dance music producer takes time out from creating number 1 records to have a chat with Rob Da Bank about the tunes that shaped his life.

Rock: In The Beginning20121022

Daniel P Carter takes a look at how some of the current crop of British rock bands formed, including the trials and tribulations each band went through in their early days and how it felt when they first tasted success.

Featuring six of the bands playing live at Maida Vale for Radio 1's Rock Week: the mother of Bring Me The Horizon's Oli Sykes critiques his early efforts at singing; Bullet For My Valentine talk band name inspiration; Twin Atlantic divulge their pre-gig routine; Biffy Clyro then let us into their plans after music; You Me At Six discuss their emo origins; and Lower Than Atlantis talk garden furniture!

Rock: In The Beginning20121022

Daniel P Carter takes a look at how some of the current crop of British rock bands formed, including the trials and tribulations each band went through in their early days and how it felt when they first tasted success.

Featuring six of the bands playing live at Maida Vale for Radio 1's Rock Week: the mother of Bring Me The Horizon's Oli Sykes critiques his early efforts at singing; Bullet For My Valentine talk band name inspiration; Twin Atlantic divulge their pre-gig routine; Biffy Clyro then let us into their plans after music; You Me At Six discuss their emo origins; and Lower Than Atlantis talk garden furniture!

Roland 808, 303 And 90920130311

Listened to much hip-hop or dance music? If so, then you would have undoubtedly heard the sounds of either the Roland 808, 303 or 909 - but what are they and what do these numbers mean?

BBC Radio 1's Kutski discovers how three small electronic boxes from the 1980's sculpted the sound of both Hip-Hop and Dance music. He makes it his mission to track down the team that worked on the Roland 808, 303 and 909 machines to see if they had any idea their inventions would have such a massive influence on contemporary music.

He plots their integral role in the development of hip-hop, house and techno; and the myriad of sub-genres that have spawned from these. Kutski chats to DJ Premier, Richie Hawtin, Seth Troxler, The 2Bears, Flostradamus and Pete Tong amongst others as he founds out why producers around the globe continue to be obsessed with these sounds, more than three decades after they were first created.

Roland 808, 303 And 90920130311

Listened to much hip-hop or dance music? If so, then you would have undoubtedly heard the sounds of either the Roland 808, 303 or 909 - but what are they and what do these numbers mean?

BBC Radio 1's Kutski discovers how three small electronic boxes from the 1980's sculpted the sound of both Hip-Hop and Dance music. He makes it his mission to track down the team that worked on the Roland 808, 303 and 909 machines to see if they had any idea their inventions would have such a massive influence on contemporary music.

He plots their integral role in the development of hip-hop, house and techno; and the myriad of sub-genres that have spawned from these. Kutski chats to DJ Premier, Richie Hawtin, Seth Troxler, The 2Bears, Flostradamus and Pete Tong amongst others as he founds out why producers around the globe continue to be obsessed with these sounds, more than three decades after they were first created.

Scene Stealers2009100520091012

Who decides which songs end up on TV and film soundtracks?

Who decides which songs end up on TV and film soundtracks? Scene Stealers tries to find the short cut to getting your music heard by millions.

Scene Stealers2009100520091012

Who decides which songs end up on TV and film soundtracks?

Who decides which songs end up on TV and film soundtracks? Scene Stealers tries to find the short cut to getting your music heard by millions.

Scott's Perfect Christmas Song20121217

Every December TV, radio and every shop in the UK churn out the same old Christmas songs from years ago.

They're no longer original, meaningful, or written with enough care to find yourself humming them on the beach in August. But Scott Mills has a dream to change all that and write a perfect Christmas song that will stand the test of time. Neither Stacy Solomon nor the cast of TOWIE managed to come up with anything original to sing last year - and if talent as good as that have problems, is there any hope for Scott?

Along the way he'll gather advice from legends such as Noddy Holder, three-times Christmas No.1 holders Mel C and Emma Bunton, plus any other popstar he can pester, to turn his dream of creating the perfect Christmas song into a reality.

With the help of Frisky & Mannish and Tim Minchin, we'll discover the secrets to writing a Christmas hit and follow Scott as he goes from initial idea to first radio play for his perfect Christmas song.

And, as a Christmas gift to the public, Scott will be offering the song as a free download via the Radio 1 website, so that you can decide yourself if it really is the perfect soundtrack to your festive season.

Can Scott write a Christmas song? Will he be able to sing? And will anyone actually play it? There are better odds of it snowing on Christmas Day, but that won't stop Scott's attempt to put original songwriting back into the heart of Christmas!

Scott's Perfect Christmas Song20121217

Every December TV, radio and every shop in the UK churn out the same old Christmas songs from years ago.

They're no longer original, meaningful, or written with enough care to find yourself humming them on the beach in August. But Scott Mills has a dream to change all that and write a perfect Christmas song that will stand the test of time. Neither Stacy Solomon nor the cast of TOWIE managed to come up with anything original to sing last year - and if talent as good as that have problems, is there any hope for Scott?

Along the way he'll gather advice from legends such as Noddy Holder, three-times Christmas No.1 holders Mel C and Emma Bunton, plus any other popstar he can pester, to turn his dream of creating the perfect Christmas song into a reality.

With the help of Frisky & Mannish and Tim Minchin, we'll discover the secrets to writing a Christmas hit and follow Scott as he goes from initial idea to first radio play for his perfect Christmas song.

And, as a Christmas gift to the public, Scott will be offering the song as a free download via the Radio 1 website, so that you can decide yourself if it really is the perfect soundtrack to your festive season.

Can Scott write a Christmas song? Will he be able to sing? And will anyone actually play it? There are better odds of it snowing on Christmas Day, but that won't stop Scott's attempt to put original songwriting back into the heart of Christmas!

Selling Out?20130715

Musicians and the commercial world have traditionally kept out of each other's way, but in the last few years artists have begun closely collaborating with companies and advertisers to promote brands. The latest high profile examples are Beyonce's multi-million dollar campaigns for Pepsi and H&M, but everyone in pop, rap and rock is at it: whether it's a product placement for Samsung in The Wanted's video; Professor Green being an ambassador for Puma and Relentless; or Rihanna's work creating a range of clothes for River Island.

Is 'branded content' a new opportunity for some exciting collaborations and creativity? Or, as artists increasingly name check brands and companies in their lyrics, will playing an album become more like listening to a commercial break? If a musician has a large fanbase, is that something they can now give advertisers access to, for a price?

In Selling Out? Greg James discovers why the industry is now much more accepting of commercial partnerships. Tinie Tempah's manager Dumi Oburota explains why not all associations with brands are for payment and Universal Music explain how technology has changed the relationship artists have with their fans and why collaborations are now much more acceptable.

We hear how, in the hip-hop world, a brand tie-in isn't always a sign of selling out, but of having made the grade, and our marketing expert reveals what makes a campaign like the one by mobile company O2 a success.

Not all relationships are good however; Peter Robinson of Popjustice picks out some bad examples of product placement from Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez. He also talks about uncovering a plan for a band that was a created purely as an advert for a product and looks at Alexandra Burke's work for Argos.

And Greg tries to find out which brands would be interested in working with him if he was to collaborate with a sponsor - and how much he could earn!

Selling Out?20130715

Musicians and the commercial world have traditionally kept out of each other's way, but in the last few years artists have begun closely collaborating with companies and advertisers to promote brands. The latest high profile examples are Beyonce's multi-million dollar campaigns for Pepsi and H&M, but everyone in pop, rap and rock is at it: whether it's a product placement for Samsung in The Wanted's video; Professor Green being an ambassador for Puma and Relentless; or Rihanna's work creating a range of clothes for River Island.

Is 'branded content' a new opportunity for some exciting collaborations and creativity? Or, as artists increasingly name check brands and companies in their lyrics, will playing an album become more like listening to a commercial break? If a musician has a large fanbase, is that something they can now give advertisers access to, for a price?

In Selling Out? Greg James discovers why the industry is now much more accepting of commercial partnerships. Tinie Tempah's manager Dumi Oburota explains why not all associations with brands are for payment and Universal Music explain how technology has changed the relationship artists have with their fans and why collaborations are now much more acceptable.

We hear how, in the hip-hop world, a brand tie-in isn't always a sign of selling out, but of having made the grade, and our marketing expert reveals what makes a campaign like the one by mobile company O2 a success.

Not all relationships are good however; Peter Robinson of Popjustice picks out some bad examples of product placement from Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez. He also talks about uncovering a plan for a band that was a created purely as an advert for a product and looks at Alexandra Burke's work for Argos.

And Greg tries to find out which brands would be interested in working with him if he was to collaborate with a sponsor - and how much he could earn!

Sound Of 201120110110

The winner of the BBC's Sound of 2011 talks through the music that made and inspires them.

Sound Of 201120110110

The winner of the BBC's Sound of 2011 talks through the music that made and inspires them.

Stand Up For Hackney20120702

As part of Radio 1's Hackney Academy initiative, three young residents - Blessing, Bradley and Jonathan - have volunteered for a particularly daunting challenge: they will go from complete comedy novices, to fully-fledged stand-up comedians in just two weeks!

And what's more, they will have to perform their first ever gig infront of a packed crowd at London's legendary Hackney Empire theatre!

It's a huge call. But fortunately they won't be on their own. They'll each be joined by their very own professional comedian, who will mentor them throughout the fortnight.

These mentors are Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, Josie Long; FHM Stand-Up Hero winner, Marlon Davis; and rapper-turned-comedian, Doc Brown.

Each of these professionals will help their students write their sets, teach them stand-up technique, point out the traps to avoid, and generally help them survive what will surely be the toughest challenge any of them have ever faced.

Will they cope? Or will they crumble? Whatever happens R1 Stories is there to track every step of their story from street to stage, as Blessing, Bradley and Jonathan discover that being funny can be a very serious business indeed.

Stand Up For Hackney20120702

As part of Radio 1's Hackney Academy initiative, three young residents - Blessing, Bradley and Jonathan - have volunteered for a particularly daunting challenge: they will go from complete comedy novices, to fully-fledged stand-up comedians in just two weeks!

And what's more, they will have to perform their first ever gig infront of a packed crowd at London's legendary Hackney Empire theatre!

It's a huge call. But fortunately they won't be on their own. They'll each be joined by their very own professional comedian, who will mentor them throughout the fortnight.

These mentors are Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, Josie Long; FHM Stand-Up Hero winner, Marlon Davis; and rapper-turned-comedian, Doc Brown.

Each of these professionals will help their students write their sets, teach them stand-up technique, point out the traps to avoid, and generally help them survive what will surely be the toughest challenge any of them have ever faced.

Will they cope? Or will they crumble? Whatever happens R1 Stories is there to track every step of their story from street to stage, as Blessing, Bradley and Jonathan discover that being funny can be a very serious business indeed.

Start Something - The Story Of South Wales Rock2010051020100517

Bethan Elfyn finds out why South Wales has been at the heart of UK rock for the a decade.

As Radio One's Big Weekend decends on Wales for the biggest free party in Europe, the station's Welsh presenter Bethan Elfyn, from BBC Introducing, takes a look at the country's biggest musical export of the last decade: rock.

Heading into the heart of the South Wales Valleys towns of Merthyr, Pontypridd, and Bridgend, Bethan finds out why so many bands from Lostprophets to The Blackout to Kids in Glass Houses want to make such epic noise.

In their own words, this is the story of how Welsh rock took on the world.

Like Zane Lowe said, There's something in the water!".

Start Something - The Story Of South Wales Rock2010051020100517

Bethan Elfyn finds out why South Wales has been at the heart of UK rock for the a decade.

As Radio One's Big Weekend decends on Wales for the biggest free party in Europe, the station's Welsh presenter Bethan Elfyn, from BBC Introducing, takes a look at the country's biggest musical export of the last decade: rock.

Heading into the heart of the South Wales Valleys towns of Merthyr, Pontypridd, and Bridgend, Bethan finds out why so many bands from Lostprophets to The Blackout to Kids in Glass Houses want to make such epic noise.

In their own words, this is the story of how Welsh rock took on the world.

Like Zane Lowe said, There's something in the water!".

Staying Out20140630

Successful journalist, presenter and campaigner, Paris Lees, wants to discover why so many who have been caught up in crime can't find a way out.

In the process, Paris takes an odyssey through the world of crime and punishment...

Paris' own teenage years included drugs, prostitution and partying hard. Add to this the confusion of discovering her sexuality and gradually realising she was transgender, and it becomes clear that her formative years were anything but stable. At 16 she was convicted of committing a robbery and served a prison sentence. Like so many young people who leave prison, she swore she would never go back. But with almost three-quarters of young offenders being reconvicted within a year of release - the odds were stacked against her.

So how has she managed to come out the other side as one of the voices of her generation, when so many other young people can't seem to break the cycle? Staying Out asks: What does Paris have in common with other former prisoners who never went back inside? As a starting point, Paris meets others who have experienced that ultimate 'rock bottom': characters who have served prison sentences and come out the other side with varying degrees of success.

With already worryingly high youth reoffending rates on the rise, Radio 1 investigates why so many find 'staying out' so difficult.

Staying Out20140630

Successful journalist, presenter and campaigner, Paris Lees, wants to discover why so many who have been caught up in crime can't find a way out.

In the process, Paris takes an odyssey through the world of crime and punishment...

Paris' own teenage years included drugs, prostitution and partying hard. Add to this the confusion of discovering her sexuality and gradually realising she was transgender, and it becomes clear that her formative years were anything but stable. At 16 she was convicted of committing a robbery and served a prison sentence. Like so many young people who leave prison, she swore she would never go back. But with almost three-quarters of young offenders being reconvicted within a year of release - the odds were stacked against her.

So how has she managed to come out the other side as one of the voices of her generation, when so many other young people can't seem to break the cycle? Staying Out asks: What does Paris have in common with other former prisoners who never went back inside? As a starting point, Paris meets others who have experienced that ultimate 'rock bottom': characters who have served prison sentences and come out the other side with varying degrees of success.

With already worryingly high youth reoffending rates on the rise, Radio 1 investigates why so many find 'staying out' so difficult.

Story Of Dubstep - 12010120620101213

MistaJam traces the genre from a handful of pioneers to the first dubstep supergroups.

MistaJam kicks off a two part story focusing on the most exciting new music genre on the planet - dubstep.

Tracing its roots from the handful of pioneers and cult club nights, through to the first dubstep supergroups, this is the definitive tale of squelchy squelchy, bloopy bloopy, wobwobwobwobwobwob.

Story Of Dubstep - 12010120620101213

MistaJam traces the genre from a handful of pioneers to the first dubstep supergroups.

MistaJam kicks off a two part story focusing on the most exciting new music genre on the planet - dubstep.

Tracing its roots from the handful of pioneers and cult club nights, through to the first dubstep supergroups, this is the definitive tale of squelchy squelchy, bloopy bloopy, wobwobwobwobwobwob.

Story Of Dubstep - 2 Last2010121320101220

MistaJam continues the story of one of the most exciting new music genre on the planet.

MistaJam continues the story of the most exciting new music genre on the planet, watching as dubstep makes inroads into the Top 40 and the pages of the tabloid press.

Plus he'll look at the future of the genre to see where it can go next - and who'll be carrying its torch.

Story Of Dubstep - 2 Last2010121320101220

MistaJam continues the story of one of the most exciting new music genre on the planet.

MistaJam continues the story of the most exciting new music genre on the planet, watching as dubstep makes inroads into the Top 40 and the pages of the tabloid press.

Plus he'll look at the future of the genre to see where it can go next - and who'll be carrying its torch.

Student Sex Workers20140421

Following the recent rise in university tuition fees, Jameela Jamil explores claims more students are entering the sex industry to help fund their education.

Jameela Jamil explores claims more and more students are entering the sex industry.

Since the rise in university tuition fees in 2009 and the abolishment of the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA), it's been speculated that more and more students are entering the sex industry to help pay for their studies. A recent survey conducted by the University of Kingston claims that approximately 6% of students are now working as strippers, lap dancers, webcam models, or even prostitutes in order to support the everyday costs of being a student.

During the programme we hear from 'Emma' (not her real name), a 21 year old who became a full time prostitute to help pay her monthly living costs as a student. Emma went full time in the sex industry during her second year of university, when she needed to rent her own studio apartment in London. Now in her final year of study, she shares her experiences of what it's like to work as a prostitute and why she plans to continue in the future.

We also hear from 'Jane', a 23 year old student who works as a stripper in an adult night club. Unlike Emma, Jane can afford the costs of studying, but has become tired of having no money to do anything other than that.

Student Sex Workers20140421

Following the recent rise in university tuition fees, Jameela Jamil explores claims more students are entering the sex industry to help fund their education.

Jameela Jamil explores claims more and more students are entering the sex industry.

Since the rise in university tuition fees in 2009 and the abolishment of the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA), it's been speculated that more and more students are entering the sex industry to help pay for their studies. A recent survey conducted by the University of Kingston claims that approximately 6% of students are now working as strippers, lap dancers, webcam models, or even prostitutes in order to support the everyday costs of being a student.

During the programme we hear from 'Emma' (not her real name), a 21 year old who became a full time prostitute to help pay her monthly living costs as a student. Emma went full time in the sex industry during her second year of university, when she needed to rent her own studio apartment in London. Now in her final year of study, she shares her experiences of what it's like to work as a prostitute and why she plans to continue in the future.

We also hear from 'Jane', a 23 year old student who works as a stripper in an adult night club. Unlike Emma, Jane can afford the costs of studying, but has become tired of having no money to do anything other than that.

Suicide Survivors With Professor Green20140120

19 year old 'Emma' tried to kill herself after she was sexually assaulted as a child. Rapper Professor Green is still coming to terms with his dad's suicide 6 years ago. Radio 1's Stories brings the pair together to share their experiences.

Pro Green also asks why suicide is the biggest killer of under-35s. Hearing from schools, experts and other survivors, he'll try to find out what can be done to stop young people killing themselves.

Help and support

For general help and advice on a wide range of issues you can check out our pages here: www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/advice

The following organisations also offer help and support:

The Samaritans: 08457 90 90 90 / www.samaritans.org / jo@samaritans.org

Papyrus and HOPELineUK call: 0800 068 41 41 / Text: 07786 209 697 / www.papyrus-uk.org / pat@papyrus-uk.org

CALM, the Campaign Against Living Miserably Helpline: 0800 58 58 58 (daily 5pm-midnight) / www.thecalmzone.net

YoungMinds Helpline: 0808 802 5544 (Monday –Friday, 9.30am - 4pm) / parents@youngminds.org.uk / http://www.youngminds.org.uk/

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide 0844 561 6855 / www.uk-sobs.org.uk

ChildLine 0800 1111 (calls are free from all existing networks – landline and mobile) / www.childline.org.uk

Suicide Survivors With Professor Green20140120

19 year old 'Emma' tried to kill herself after she was sexually assaulted as a child. Rapper Professor Green is still coming to terms with his dad's suicide 6 years ago. Radio 1's Stories brings the pair together to share their experiences.

Pro Green also asks why suicide is the biggest killer of under-35s. Hearing from schools, experts and other survivors, he'll try to find out what can be done to stop young people killing themselves.

Help and support

For general help and advice on a wide range of issues you can check out our pages here: www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/advice

The following organisations also offer help and support:

The Samaritans: 08457 90 90 90 / www.samaritans.org / jo@samaritans.org

Papyrus and HOPELineUK call: 0800 068 41 41 / Text: 07786 209 697 / www.papyrus-uk.org / pat@papyrus-uk.org

CALM, the Campaign Against Living Miserably Helpline: 0800 58 58 58 (daily 5pm-midnight) / www.thecalmzone.net

YoungMinds Helpline: 0808 802 5544 (Monday –Friday, 9.30am - 4pm) / parents@youngminds.org.uk / http://www.youngminds.org.uk/

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide 0844 561 6855 / www.uk-sobs.org.uk

ChildLine 0800 1111 (calls are free from all existing networks – landline and mobile) / www.childline.org.uk

Swedish House Mafia20110523

The story of Miami 2 Ibiza - Pete Tong catches up with Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Agnello, aka Swedish House Mafia.

Pete Tong catches up with Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Agnello.

Swedish House Mafia20110523

The story of Miami 2 Ibiza - Pete Tong catches up with Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Agnello, aka Swedish House Mafia.

Pete Tong catches up with Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Agnello.

Tempted By Teacher20130812

Groomed, abused and raped by my teacher. This is Ella's story, presented by Gemma Cairney.

Ella's teacher singled her out for attention and made her feel special at a vulnerable time in her life. By 15 she had been forced into an abusive sexual relationship with him.

Using her own voice, although not her real name, Ella openly admits that she had a schoolgirl crush on her teacher. She thought she was in love, but he exploited her feelings and naivety to manipulate, control and abuse her.

It was only in her twenties that Ella realised that what her teacher had done wasn't just wrong, it was criminal. Now he's behind bars for serious offences against her including rape.

Tempted By Teacher is a frank and disturbing depiction of grooming and abuse, where concerns were raised about a teenaged girl, but no action was taken.

Against the backdrop of Jeremy Forrest's conviction in June for abduction and sex offences against a 15 year-old girl, Ella looks at whether pupils are any safer in schools now than when her abuser was a teacher.

She meets students, teachers, child protection experts and teaching union representatives, with contributions from the Lucy Faithfull Foundation, the Association of Teachers and Lecturers and the Department for Education. She explore issues of good and bad practice, and the challenges presented by social media.

Ella asks whether there is a case for better recruitment of teachers? Is support in place for innocent teachers who develop feelings for a pupil but don't know where to turn for help? Is there enough understanding of boundaries and the law?

And, with the benefit of hindsight, what would Ella say to the teenaged victim in the Jeremy Forrest case.

Tempted By Teacher20130812

Groomed, abused and raped by my teacher. This is Ella's story, presented by Gemma Cairney.

Ella's teacher singled her out for attention and made her feel special at a vulnerable time in her life. By 15 she had been forced into an abusive sexual relationship with him.

Using her own voice, although not her real name, Ella openly admits that she had a schoolgirl crush on her teacher. She thought she was in love, but he exploited her feelings and naivety to manipulate, control and abuse her.

It was only in her twenties that Ella realised that what her teacher had done wasn't just wrong, it was criminal. Now he's behind bars for serious offences against her including rape.

Tempted By Teacher is a frank and disturbing depiction of grooming and abuse, where concerns were raised about a teenaged girl, but no action was taken.

Against the backdrop of Jeremy Forrest's conviction in June for abduction and sex offences against a 15 year-old girl, Ella looks at whether pupils are any safer in schools now than when her abuser was a teacher.

She meets students, teachers, child protection experts and teaching union representatives, with contributions from the Lucy Faithfull Foundation, the Association of Teachers and Lecturers and the Department for Education. She explore issues of good and bad practice, and the challenges presented by social media.

Ella asks whether there is a case for better recruitment of teachers? Is support in place for innocent teachers who develop feelings for a pupil but don't know where to turn for help? Is there enough understanding of boundaries and the law?

And, with the benefit of hindsight, what would Ella say to the teenaged victim in the Jeremy Forrest case.

That's So Gay20110328

Aled finds out what today's clubbing owes to gay culture, from mixing and remixes to the birth of the club kid, with Kissy Sellout, Jody Harsh, Erol Alkan, Judge Jules and Robyn.

Aled finds out what today's clubbing owes to gay culture.

That's So Gay20110328

Aled finds out what today's clubbing owes to gay culture, from mixing and remixes to the birth of the club kid, with Kissy Sellout, Jody Harsh, Erol Alkan, Judge Jules and Robyn.

Aled finds out what today's clubbing owes to gay culture.

The A To Z Of Bombay Bicycle Club20111031

Bombay Bicycle Club head off on a musical journey with Rob da Bank.

The A To Z Of Bombay Bicycle Club20111031

Bombay Bicycle Club head off on a musical journey with Rob da Bank.

The A To Z Of Ellie Goulding20110103

Ellie Goulding, winner of the BBC's Sound of 2010, reflects on how her life and career have changed, whilst talking us through the music that made her who she is.

Ellie Goulding talks us through the music that made her who she is.

The A To Z Of Ellie Goulding20110103

Ellie Goulding, winner of the BBC's Sound of 2010, reflects on how her life and career have changed, whilst talking us through the music that made her who she is.

Ellie Goulding talks us through the music that made her who she is.

The A To Z Of Enter Shikari20100208

Rob da Bank spends an hour in the company of Enter Shikari and takes an alphabetical wander through their record collection - from punk to hardcore, techno to breakcore - and everything in between!

Rob da Bank spends an hour in the company of Enter Shikari.

The A To Z Of Enter Shikari20100208

Rob da Bank spends an hour in the company of Enter Shikari and takes an alphabetical wander through their record collection - from punk to hardcore, techno to breakcore - and everything in between!

Rob da Bank spends an hour in the company of Enter Shikari.

The A To Z Of Enter Shikari20100215

Rob da Bank spends an hour in the company of Enter Shikari.

Rob da Bank spends an hour in the company of Enter Shikari and takes an alphabetical wander through their record collection - from punk to hardcore, techno to breakcore - and everything in between!.

The A To Z Of Enter Shikari20100215

Rob da Bank spends an hour in the company of Enter Shikari.

Rob da Bank spends an hour in the company of Enter Shikari and takes an alphabetical wander through their record collection - from punk to hardcore, techno to breakcore - and everything in between!.

The A To Z Of Enter Shikari20100405

Rob da Bank spends an hour in the company of Enter Shikari.

The A To Z Of Enter Shikari20100405

Rob da Bank spends an hour in the company of Enter Shikari.

The A To Z Of Gorillaz2010030820100315

Rob Da Bank talks to the most successful animated band of all time.

Find out what happened when Rob Da Bank went down into the Radio 1 dungeons with Gorillaz bassist, Murdoc Niccals.

While discussing 26 of the band's favourite tracks, from A to Z, Rob and Murdoc look back over the career of the band, and find out what's brought them to the present day and the release of their new album, Plastic Beach.

Covering everything from the inner workings of Murdoc's brain to what he's done with the rest of the band, this is a funny and fantastical journey into the world of Gorillaz.

With some real musical treats along the way.

Expect mayhem, double entendre, a lot of laughing, and some surprise (very surprise) celebrity guests.

Definitely the weirder end of the A to Z's.

And all the better for it.

The A To Z Of Gorillaz2010030820100315

Rob Da Bank talks to the most successful animated band of all time.

Find out what happened when Rob Da Bank went down into the Radio 1 dungeons with Gorillaz bassist, Murdoc Niccals.

While discussing 26 of the band's favourite tracks, from A to Z, Rob and Murdoc look back over the career of the band, and find out what's brought them to the present day and the release of their new album, Plastic Beach.

Covering everything from the inner workings of Murdoc's brain to what he's done with the rest of the band, this is a funny and fantastical journey into the world of Gorillaz.

With some real musical treats along the way.

Expect mayhem, double entendre, a lot of laughing, and some surprise (very surprise) celebrity guests.

Definitely the weirder end of the A to Z's.

And all the better for it.

The A To Z Of Gorillaz20100405

Find out what happened when Rob Da Bank went down into the Radio 1 dungeons with Gorillaz bassist, Murdoc Niccals.

While discussing 26 of the band's favourite tracks, from A to Z, Rob and Murdoc look back over the career of the band, and find out what's brought them to the present day and the release of their new album, Plastic Beach.

Covering everything from the inner workings of Murdoc's brain to what he's done with the rest of the band, this is a funny and fantastical journey into the world of Gorillaz.

With some real musical treats along the way.

Rob Da Bank talks to the most successful animated band of all time.

The A To Z Of Gorillaz20100405

Find out what happened when Rob Da Bank went down into the Radio 1 dungeons with Gorillaz bassist, Murdoc Niccals.

While discussing 26 of the band's favourite tracks, from A to Z, Rob and Murdoc look back over the career of the band, and find out what's brought them to the present day and the release of their new album, Plastic Beach.

Covering everything from the inner workings of Murdoc's brain to what he's done with the rest of the band, this is a funny and fantastical journey into the world of Gorillaz.

With some real musical treats along the way.

Rob Da Bank talks to the most successful animated band of all time.

The A To Z Of James Blake20111226

Rob Da Bank meets James Blake to get an insight into the influences and inspirations behind one of the UK's most exciting new artists. Recorded just before a Maida Vale session for Zane, we hear James tinkling the ivories as he talks about classical composers who have inspired him, his discovery of dubstep and an obsession with Stevie Wonder.

Rob da Bank goes on a musical journey through the alphabet with James Blake.

The A To Z Of James Blake20111226

Rob Da Bank meets James Blake to get an insight into the influences and inspirations behind one of the UK's most exciting new artists. Recorded just before a Maida Vale session for Zane, we hear James tinkling the ivories as he talks about classical composers who have inspired him, his discovery of dubstep and an obsession with Stevie Wonder.

Rob da Bank goes on a musical journey through the alphabet with James Blake.

The A To Z Of Magnetic Man20110117

Dubstep supergroup Magnetic Man take an alphabetical stroll through the songs, dubs, beats and rhymes that shaped their musical horizons and inspire them today.

Hear how Benga and Skream first hooked up with their mentor Artwork and how the trio performed the first ever Magnetic Man gig from behind a sheet.

Find out who Skream would definately NOT put on the next Magnetic Man album and which member of the group has a penchant for streaking.

Magnetic Man take a stroll through the songs that shaped their musical horizons.

The A To Z Of Magnetic Man20110117

Dubstep supergroup Magnetic Man take an alphabetical stroll through the songs, dubs, beats and rhymes that shaped their musical horizons and inspire them today.

Hear how Benga and Skream first hooked up with their mentor Artwork and how the trio performed the first ever Magnetic Man gig from behind a sheet.

Find out who Skream would definately NOT put on the next Magnetic Man album and which member of the group has a penchant for streaking.

Magnetic Man take a stroll through the songs that shaped their musical horizons.

The A To Z Of Phoenix2010100420101011

Phoenix take Rob Da Bank through the 26 songs that made the band what they are today.

One of the most beloved cult bands of today, Phoenix take Rob Da Bank through the 26 songs that made them the group they are....from A to Z.

Among other things the boys talk about growing up in Versaille in France, why it took us so long in the UK to take them to our hearts, and playing a gig while their stage was on fire.

With tracks from the likes of Serge Gainsbourg, Dinosaur Junior and MGMT, discover the music behind the band.

See full tracklisting below.

One of the most beloved cult bands of today, Phoenix take Rob Da Bank through the 26 songs that made the band what they are today.

The A To Z Of Phoenix2010100420101011

Phoenix take Rob Da Bank through the 26 songs that made the band what they are today.

One of the most beloved cult bands of today, Phoenix take Rob Da Bank through the 26 songs that made them the group they are....from A to Z.

Among other things the boys talk about growing up in Versaille in France, why it took us so long in the UK to take them to our hearts, and playing a gig while their stage was on fire.

With tracks from the likes of Serge Gainsbourg, Dinosaur Junior and MGMT, discover the music behind the band.

See full tracklisting below.

One of the most beloved cult bands of today, Phoenix take Rob Da Bank through the 26 songs that made the band what they are today.

The A To Z Of Sub Focus20100201

Rob Da Bank spends a hour in the company of Sub Focus and takes an alphabetical wander through his music collection.

Rob Da Bank spends a hour in the company of Sub Focus.

The A To Z Of Sub Focus20100201

Rob Da Bank spends a hour in the company of Sub Focus and takes an alphabetical wander through his music collection.

Rob Da Bank spends a hour in the company of Sub Focus.

The A To Z Of Sub Focus2010020820100802

Rob Da Bank spends a hour in the company of Sub Focus.

Rob Da Bank spends a hour in the company of Sub Focus and takes an alphabetical wander through his music collection.

Rob Da Bank spends a hour in the company of drum n' bass whizz Sub Focus and takes an alphabetical wander through his music collection.

Hear the tune that made him take up the guitar as a teenager and dream of being an indie kid; and then the track that made him switch his allegiances to drum n' bass.

Plus all the dreamy dance tracks and film music that's inspired him along the way.

From Andy C to Vangelis, Delphic to Massive Attack, this is the A to Z of Sub Focus.

The A To Z Of Sub Focus2010020820100802

Rob Da Bank spends a hour in the company of Sub Focus.

Rob Da Bank spends a hour in the company of Sub Focus and takes an alphabetical wander through his music collection.

Rob Da Bank spends a hour in the company of drum n' bass whizz Sub Focus and takes an alphabetical wander through his music collection.

Hear the tune that made him take up the guitar as a teenager and dream of being an indie kid; and then the track that made him switch his allegiances to drum n' bass.

Plus all the dreamy dance tracks and film music that's inspired him along the way.

From Andy C to Vangelis, Delphic to Massive Attack, this is the A to Z of Sub Focus.

The A To Z Of The Maccabees20120312

The Maccabees take Rob da Bank through 26 of their favourite tracks from A to Z, revealing the music that has influenced and inspired them over the years.

The Maccabees take Rob da Bank through 26 of their favourite tracks from A to Z.

The A To Z Of The Maccabees20120312

The Maccabees take Rob da Bank through 26 of their favourite tracks from A to Z, revealing the music that has influenced and inspired them over the years.

The Maccabees take Rob da Bank through 26 of their favourite tracks from A to Z.

The A To Z Of Vampire Weekend2010022220100301

Rob Da Bank takes an alphabetical wander through Vampire Weekend's record collection.

Find out what happened when Rob Da Bank travelled down to the south coast - Bexhill-on-Sea in fact - to meet Vampire Weekend, and take an alphabetical wander through some of their favourite tracks.

Squashed into a dressing-room backstage, surrounded by checked shirts, on the first night of their UK tour, they discuss everything from fruit-based music selections to Ezra's guide to partying UK-style.

Along the way we hear 26 tracks chosen by the band, and the stories behind the choices...from Ghostface Killah to Paul Simon.

A great insight into a great band.

The A To Z Of Vampire Weekend2010022220100301

Rob Da Bank takes an alphabetical wander through Vampire Weekend's record collection.

Find out what happened when Rob Da Bank travelled down to the south coast - Bexhill-on-Sea in fact - to meet Vampire Weekend, and take an alphabetical wander through some of their favourite tracks.

Squashed into a dressing-room backstage, surrounded by checked shirts, on the first night of their UK tour, they discuss everything from fruit-based music selections to Ezra's guide to partying UK-style.

Along the way we hear 26 tracks chosen by the band, and the stories behind the choices...from Ghostface Killah to Paul Simon.

A great insight into a great band.

The A To Z Of Vampire Weekend20100405

Find out what happened when Rob Da Bank travelled down to the south coast resort of Bexhill-on-Sea to meet Vampire Weekend and take an alphabetical wander through some of their favourite tracks.

Squashed into a dressing-room backstage at the De La Warr Pavilion, surrounded by checked shirts, on the first night of their UK tour, they discuss everything from fruit-based music selections to Ezra's guide to partying UK-style.

Along the way we hear 26 tracks chosen by the band, and the stories behind those choices...from Ghostface Killah to Paul Simon.

From old punk classics to their favourite new NYC act.

Rob Da Bank takes an alphabetical wander through Vampire Weekend's record collection.

The A To Z Of Vampire Weekend20100405

Find out what happened when Rob Da Bank travelled down to the south coast resort of Bexhill-on-Sea to meet Vampire Weekend and take an alphabetical wander through some of their favourite tracks.

Squashed into a dressing-room backstage at the De La Warr Pavilion, surrounded by checked shirts, on the first night of their UK tour, they discuss everything from fruit-based music selections to Ezra's guide to partying UK-style.

Along the way we hear 26 tracks chosen by the band, and the stories behind those choices...from Ghostface Killah to Paul Simon.

From old punk classics to their favourite new NYC act.

Rob Da Bank takes an alphabetical wander through Vampire Weekend's record collection.

The A To Z Of Wretch 3220111121

Wretch 32 takes Rob da Bank on a music journey through the alphabet.

The A To Z Of Wretch 3220111121

Wretch 32 takes Rob da Bank on a music journey through the alphabet.

The Amen Break20110606

In 1969 the drummer of a band called The Winstons performed a 6 second drum solo in a track called Amen Brother.

He could have had no idea how that break would go on to become one of the most used samples of all time.

It was used in early hip hop records during the 80s, it cropped up in loads of old skool rave tunes and became one of the foundation stones of Jungle and Drum and Bass - not to mention all the other tracks which feature it in one form or another! There are loads websites, databases and facebook groups devoted to the subject, for some reason Djs and producers are TOTALLY obsessed by it.

Kutski explores the legacy of the Amen Break and tries to track down one of the original members of The Winstons to find out how he feels about creating the most influencial 6 second break in music.

Radio 1 explores the legacy of the Amen Break, a six-second drum solo which changed music!.

The Amen Break20110606

In 1969 the drummer of a band called The Winstons performed a 6 second drum solo in a track called Amen Brother.

He could have had no idea how that break would go on to become one of the most used samples of all time.

It was used in early hip hop records during the 80s, it cropped up in loads of old skool rave tunes and became one of the foundation stones of Jungle and Drum and Bass - not to mention all the other tracks which feature it in one form or another! There are loads websites, databases and facebook groups devoted to the subject, for some reason Djs and producers are TOTALLY obsessed by it.

Kutski explores the legacy of the Amen Break and tries to track down one of the original members of The Winstons to find out how he feels about creating the most influencial 6 second break in music.

Radio 1 explores the legacy of the Amen Break, a six-second drum solo which changed music!.

The Art Of Noise - 12010041220100419

Dev is on a mission to make an experimental music track AND get it played on Radio 1

Hear what happens when Radio 1's Queen of experimental sounds Mary Anne Hobbs takes one electronic music NOOB (aka Dev) under her musical wing.

Dev boasts on air that he reckons he can produce an experimental music track (how hard can it be, it's just a load of beeps and clicks, right?) so now he's on a mission to make a tune good enough for Mary Anne to play on her show.

We join him on his journey of discovery - as he looks for inspiration from Aphex Twin and underground label Planet Mu AND is introduced to cutting edge Dubstep and extreme D&B.

His quest for harder, darker, faster, scarier sounds finally takes him to a warehouse in North London where, in the studio, he meets some of the notorious Wrong Music label crew (including: Tim Exile, Mully, and Ladyscraper)

After a session in the studio with producer Simbad, Dev finally finishes his track and is rather pleased with his efforts, but will it be enough to impress Mary Anne? And will she play his tune on Radio 1?

Dev heads out on a two-part journey to the craziest music festivals, labels and musicians on the planet to find out what music is going to do next.

The Art Of Noise - 12010041220100419

Dev is on a mission to make an experimental music track AND get it played on Radio 1

Hear what happens when Radio 1's Queen of experimental sounds Mary Anne Hobbs takes one electronic music NOOB (aka Dev) under her musical wing.

Dev boasts on air that he reckons he can produce an experimental music track (how hard can it be, it's just a load of beeps and clicks, right?) so now he's on a mission to make a tune good enough for Mary Anne to play on her show.

We join him on his journey of discovery - as he looks for inspiration from Aphex Twin and underground label Planet Mu AND is introduced to cutting edge Dubstep and extreme D&B.

His quest for harder, darker, faster, scarier sounds finally takes him to a warehouse in North London where, in the studio, he meets some of the notorious Wrong Music label crew (including: Tim Exile, Mully, and Ladyscraper)

After a session in the studio with producer Simbad, Dev finally finishes his track and is rather pleased with his efforts, but will it be enough to impress Mary Anne? And will she play his tune on Radio 1?

Dev heads out on a two-part journey to the craziest music festivals, labels and musicians on the planet to find out what music is going to do next.

The Art Of Noise - 22010041920100426

Dev is on the second part of his journey to explore the UK's craziest live music events.

In part two of The Art of Noise, Dev from Radio 1's early breakfast show steps right out of his musical comfort zone to explore the live experimental music scene, by heading off to one of the UK's most alternative music festivals - All Tomorrow's Parties.

Held at the Butlins resort in Minehead, All Tomorrow's Parties has just celebrated its tenth anniversary.

Featuring bands from Shellac to Sunn o))), Afrirampo to Lightning Bolt, Dev finds himself confronted by a line-up he's never heard of, and sounds he never knew existed.

Follow him on his journey into the weird and the unknown as he explores what makes a band experimental, and at what point music stops being music and just becomes noise.

Featuring interviews with legendary producer Steve Albini, bands including Battles and F*** Buttons, and Kelley Deal from The Breeders.

Dev is on the second part of his journey to some of the craziest live music events on the planet to find out when music stops being music and becomes just noise.

The Art Of Noise - 22010041920100426

Dev is on the second part of his journey to explore the UK's craziest live music events.

In part two of The Art of Noise, Dev from Radio 1's early breakfast show steps right out of his musical comfort zone to explore the live experimental music scene, by heading off to one of the UK's most alternative music festivals - All Tomorrow's Parties.

Held at the Butlins resort in Minehead, All Tomorrow's Parties has just celebrated its tenth anniversary.

Featuring bands from Shellac to Sunn o))), Afrirampo to Lightning Bolt, Dev finds himself confronted by a line-up he's never heard of, and sounds he never knew existed.

Follow him on his journey into the weird and the unknown as he explores what makes a band experimental, and at what point music stops being music and just becomes noise.

Featuring interviews with legendary producer Steve Albini, bands including Battles and F*** Buttons, and Kelley Deal from The Breeders.

Dev is on the second part of his journey to some of the craziest live music events on the planet to find out when music stops being music and becomes just noise.

The Bbc Introducing Masterclasses20120123

We go behind the scenes as The Dregs (aka Dev and Greg) prepare for their debut performance at the BBC Introducing Masterclasses, getting various tips and advice along the way. If you've ever wanted to be in a band, this show is a must!

We go behind the scenes as The Dregs (aka Dev and Greg) prepare for their performance.

The Bbc Introducing Masterclasses20120123

We go behind the scenes as The Dregs (aka Dev and Greg) prepare for their debut performance at the BBC Introducing Masterclasses, getting various tips and advice along the way. If you've ever wanted to be in a band, this show is a must!

We go behind the scenes as The Dregs (aka Dev and Greg) prepare for their performance.

The Beatles And Black Music20110228

Forty years after they settled on their name, Radio 1 looks at the influence of the Beatles on black music - the very genre they confess to taking many of their ideas from at the start of their career.

Radio 1 looks at the influence of The Beatles on black music.

The Beatles And Black Music20110228

Forty years after they settled on their name, Radio 1 looks at the influence of the Beatles on black music - the very genre they confess to taking many of their ideas from at the start of their career.

Radio 1 looks at the influence of The Beatles on black music.

The Credit Crunk2010070520100712

DJ Semtex takes a look at how 'money-geddon' has affected MC's, DJs and producers.

1Xtra's DJ Semtex takes an in-depth look at how 'money-geddon' has affected MC's, DJs and producers, both fiscally but also lyrically, with contributions from Diddy and Jay Z.

The Credit Crunk2010070520100712

DJ Semtex takes a look at how 'money-geddon' has affected MC's, DJs and producers.

1Xtra's DJ Semtex takes an in-depth look at how 'money-geddon' has affected MC's, DJs and producers, both fiscally but also lyrically, with contributions from Diddy and Jay Z.

The Ex-x Factor2010102520101101
20101228 (R1)

Scott Mills reveals what happened next to just some of the myriad X Factor contestants.

Scott Mills reveals what happened next to just some of the myriad X Factor contestants who've been on the show over the years.

Lots of singers come back year after year - take Dominic Harris, who's been on the show twice and on Kids Stars in their Eyes, all before he turned eighteen this year.

Duane Lemonte grew up with Alexandra Burke and Leona Lewis - now he's putting his own money into launching a pop career.

Brother - sister combo Same Difference came third in 2007.

Sarah and Sean talk about leaving the X Factor house the day after the final.

No more chauffeur-driven limousines: just their granddad in a Vauxhall Astra.

Welsh redhead Sophie Harris came second on Over The Rainbow this year.

She says she got so far because she'd made all her mistakes during her X Factor audition the year before.

And the first winner (and X Factor's favourite grouch) Steve Brookstein explains why he was wrong to bad mouth Simon.

Plus we reveal the best ways to nail the audition, how to handle the fame and why your singing career doesn't have to end because Simon said no.

A Perfectly Normal Production for Radio 1.

When you don't make it big, what do you do next? Try again, or go back to the day job?

Ex-X-Factor singer Duane Lemonte speaks to other previous contestants about how they've coped with being so close to national stardom.

Duane Lemonte speaks to other X-Factor contestants about having been close to stardom.

The Ex-x Factor2010102520101101
20101228 (R1)

Scott Mills reveals what happened next to just some of the myriad X Factor contestants.

Scott Mills reveals what happened next to just some of the myriad X Factor contestants who've been on the show over the years.

Lots of singers come back year after year - take Dominic Harris, who's been on the show twice and on Kids Stars in their Eyes, all before he turned eighteen this year.

Duane Lemonte grew up with Alexandra Burke and Leona Lewis - now he's putting his own money into launching a pop career.

Brother - sister combo Same Difference came third in 2007.

Sarah and Sean talk about leaving the X Factor house the day after the final.

No more chauffeur-driven limousines: just their granddad in a Vauxhall Astra.

Welsh redhead Sophie Harris came second on Over The Rainbow this year.

She says she got so far because she'd made all her mistakes during her X Factor audition the year before.

And the first winner (and X Factor's favourite grouch) Steve Brookstein explains why he was wrong to bad mouth Simon.

Plus we reveal the best ways to nail the audition, how to handle the fame and why your singing career doesn't have to end because Simon said no.

A Perfectly Normal Production for Radio 1.

When you don't make it big, what do you do next? Try again, or go back to the day job?

Ex-X-Factor singer Duane Lemonte speaks to other previous contestants about how they've coped with being so close to national stardom.

Duane Lemonte speaks to other X-Factor contestants about having been close to stardom.

The Hate Debate20130325

As an equality campaigner and someone who's been on the receiving end far too often, Paris Lees is passionate about challenging all forms of prejudice. Yet despite the fact she really should know better, Paris freely admits that she definitely has her own prejudices.

And if she had to bet, she thinks you probably have your own too. The Hate Debate is a show about being open and honest about Prejudice; discussing it, trying to understand it and ultimately, challenging it.

Over the last six months Paris has been travelling around the UK trying to encourage this debate. Talking to people about the prejudice they've experienced, the prejudices they're prepared to admit to and debating what can be done to tackle these irrational beliefs.

The Hate Debate contains a frank and honest debate about issues relating to the use of language, sexuality, weight and appearance, relationships, race and religion. And sees Paris finally confront some of the prejudiced thoughts she has about Muslim women who cover up for their religion.

The Hate Debate20130325

As an equality campaigner and someone who's been on the receiving end far too often, Paris Lees is passionate about challenging all forms of prejudice. Yet despite the fact she really should know better, Paris freely admits that she definitely has her own prejudices.

And if she had to bet, she thinks you probably have your own too. The Hate Debate is a show about being open and honest about Prejudice; discussing it, trying to understand it and ultimately, challenging it.

Over the last six months Paris has been travelling around the UK trying to encourage this debate. Talking to people about the prejudice they've experienced, the prejudices they're prepared to admit to and debating what can be done to tackle these irrational beliefs.

The Hate Debate contains a frank and honest debate about issues relating to the use of language, sexuality, weight and appearance, relationships, race and religion. And sees Paris finally confront some of the prejudiced thoughts she has about Muslim women who cover up for their religion.

The Killers2009092820091005

Zane Lowe tells the story of one of the biggest bands on the planet!

have left few stages un-rocked, few pits un-moshed and few charts un-topped.

The Killers2009092820091005

Zane Lowe tells the story of one of the biggest bands on the planet!

have left few stages un-rocked, few pits un-moshed and few charts un-topped.

The Next Big Thing20110822

Is rock dead? In the first week of 2011 there were only 3 guitar bands in the UK's top 75.

And one of them was Journey's 'Don't Stop Believing'.

For some this was a sign that rock music was dead.

For us it was a reason to find three of the hottest new rock bands around and find out what it's like for a group trying to make it on the scene today.

Presented by Daniel P Carter, this programme follows We Are The Ocean, Lower Than Atlantis and Twin Atlantic over six months.

From on stage injuries and video shoot disasters to triumphant headline shows and eagerly-awaited album releases, this is an access-all-areas look at three bands who are proving that rock in the UK is anything but dead, and is in fact alive and kicking.

We follow three hotly tipped rock bands looking to make a splash in 2011.

The Next Big Thing20110822

Is rock dead? In the first week of 2011 there were only 3 guitar bands in the UK's top 75.

And one of them was Journey's 'Don't Stop Believing'.

For some this was a sign that rock music was dead.

For us it was a reason to find three of the hottest new rock bands around and find out what it's like for a group trying to make it on the scene today.

Presented by Daniel P Carter, this programme follows We Are The Ocean, Lower Than Atlantis and Twin Atlantic over six months.

From on stage injuries and video shoot disasters to triumphant headline shows and eagerly-awaited album releases, this is an access-all-areas look at three bands who are proving that rock in the UK is anything but dead, and is in fact alive and kicking.

We follow three hotly tipped rock bands looking to make a splash in 2011.

The Noughties - 1: 20002009101920091026

Radio 1 starts its ten-part story of the decade, rewinding to the year 2000.

In the first of Radio 1's Story of the Noughties, Zane Lowe takes us back to the year 2000 - the music, the people and the events.

As the clock chimed midnight and January 1st 2000 dawned, the first thing that became apparent was that the world hadn't imploded as a result of the much-feared millennium bug.

That drama over, the year 2000 went on to be a phenomenal year for music, tv and film.

In this programme US blogger Perez Hilton tells us the story of Kylie's comeback involving gold hotpants.

We hear how Coldplay experienced a meteoric rise to fame in 2000.

And Zane explains why Eminem was THE hip-hop artist of the moment.

Meanwhile, summer 2000 saw the launch of Big Brother in the UK.

Geordie voice of BB, Marcus Bentley, tells us why reality TV has become THE television phenomenon of the decade, and we hear from BB contestants Craig Phillips, Chantelle Houghton and Nikki Graham.

Plus Radio 1's film guru James King tells us about the year 2000 in movies.

Packed full of music, but featuring the following main tracks…

Groovejet (If This Ain't Love) by Spiller (featuring Sophie Ellis Bextor)

Stan by Eminem

Everything In Its Right Place by Radiohead

Trouble by Coldplay.

This episode is available until 9pm on 28th November as part of the Series Catch-up Trial.

The Noughties - 1: 20002009101920091026

Radio 1 starts its ten-part story of the decade, rewinding to the year 2000.

In the first of Radio 1's Story of the Noughties, Zane Lowe takes us back to the year 2000 - the music, the people and the events.

As the clock chimed midnight and January 1st 2000 dawned, the first thing that became apparent was that the world hadn't imploded as a result of the much-feared millennium bug.

That drama over, the year 2000 went on to be a phenomenal year for music, tv and film.

In this programme US blogger Perez Hilton tells us the story of Kylie's comeback involving gold hotpants.

We hear how Coldplay experienced a meteoric rise to fame in 2000.

And Zane explains why Eminem was THE hip-hop artist of the moment.

Meanwhile, summer 2000 saw the launch of Big Brother in the UK.

Geordie voice of BB, Marcus Bentley, tells us why reality TV has become THE television phenomenon of the decade, and we hear from BB contestants Craig Phillips, Chantelle Houghton and Nikki Graham.

Plus Radio 1's film guru James King tells us about the year 2000 in movies.

Packed full of music, but featuring the following main tracks…

Groovejet (If This Ain't Love) by Spiller (featuring Sophie Ellis Bextor)

Stan by Eminem

Everything In Its Right Place by Radiohead

Trouble by Coldplay.

This episode is available until 9pm on 28th November as part of the Series Catch-up Trial.

The Noughties - 2: 20012009102620091102

Radio 1's story of the decade continues as we rewind to 2001.

In the second of Radio 1's Story of the Noughties, Nick Grimshaw takes us back to the year 2001 - the music, the people, the events.

In this programme we hear what life was like before ipods", as Apple launched their Mp3 player onto the market.

Radio 1's Ras Kwame tells us how UK Garage broke through to the mainstream when So Solid Crew hit the charts with 21 Seconds.

Plus, in the year that launched 24, Scrubs and Six Feet Under, Grimmy chats to Idris Elba aka Stringer Bell from The Wire about the success of American TV this decade.

We catch up with all the movie news from the year that saw the arrival of the first Harry Potter film on our screens.

And we find out how a single New York band changed the face of music for the rest of the decade to come with their brand of guitar music, skinny jeans and converse trainers.

We're talking about perhaps one of THE most influential bands of this decade - The Strokes.

Finally, there's no getting away from the fact that the single event to overshadow 2001, indeed the entire decade, was 9/11.

The attack on the Twin Towers changed everything.

Featuring music throughout, but the following main tracks…

Survivor by Destiny's Child

Get Ur Freak On by Missy Elliot

Where's Your Head At by Basement Jaxx

Hard to Explain by The Strokes

21 Seconds by So Solid Crew

Buck Rogers by Feeder".

This episode is available until 9pm on 28th December as part of the Series Catch-up Trial.

The Noughties - 2: 20012009102620091102

Radio 1's story of the decade continues as we rewind to 2001.

In the second of Radio 1's Story of the Noughties, Nick Grimshaw takes us back to the year 2001 - the music, the people, the events.

In this programme we hear what life was like before ipods", as Apple launched their Mp3 player onto the market.

Radio 1's Ras Kwame tells us how UK Garage broke through to the mainstream when So Solid Crew hit the charts with 21 Seconds.

Plus, in the year that launched 24, Scrubs and Six Feet Under, Grimmy chats to Idris Elba aka Stringer Bell from The Wire about the success of American TV this decade.

We catch up with all the movie news from the year that saw the arrival of the first Harry Potter film on our screens.

And we find out how a single New York band changed the face of music for the rest of the decade to come with their brand of guitar music, skinny jeans and converse trainers.

We're talking about perhaps one of THE most influential bands of this decade - The Strokes.

Finally, there's no getting away from the fact that the single event to overshadow 2001, indeed the entire decade, was 9/11.

The attack on the Twin Towers changed everything.

Featuring music throughout, but the following main tracks…

Survivor by Destiny's Child

Get Ur Freak On by Missy Elliot

Where's Your Head At by Basement Jaxx

Hard to Explain by The Strokes

21 Seconds by So Solid Crew

Buck Rogers by Feeder".

This episode is available until 9pm on 28th December as part of the Series Catch-up Trial.

The Noughties - 3: 200220091102

Radio 1's story of the decade continues as we rewind to 2002.

This episode is available until 9pm on 28th December as part of the Series Catch-up Trial.

The Noughties - 3: 200220091102

Radio 1's story of the decade continues as we rewind to 2002.

This episode is available until 9pm on 28th December as part of the Series Catch-up Trial.

The Noughties - 3: 200220091109

Radio 1's story of the decade continues as we rewind to 2002.

In the third of Radio 1's Story of the Noughties, Fearne Cotton takes us back to the year 2002 - the music, the people, the events.

2002 was the year that the TV series The Office took off, moving from BBC Two to BBC One for its second series and launching the career of one Ricky Gervais.

Fearne meets up with Ricky to discuss the highs and lows of a decade that has seen him go from a paper factory in Slough to hanging out with Ben Stiller in Hollywood.

In this programme Fearne also catches up with The Cheeky Girls and explores our fascination with music reality TV shows like Xfactor, Pop Idol and Popstars:The Rivals.

Plus we hear about the musical landmarks that defined the year…do you remember electroclash, bootlegs and mash-ups? Erol Alkan, Casey from Fischerspooner and Calvin Harris are here to remind you about the music that was big at the time.

And James King returns with his round-up of 2002 in film, featuring Ali G, Bourne Identity, Spiderman and the rise of one of the UK's hottest female exports Keira Knightley.

Packed full of music, but featuring the following main tracks…

Dy-na-mi-tee - Ms Dynamite

Dreaming of You - The Coral

Freak Like Me - Sugababes

Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots - The Flaming Lips.

The Noughties - 3: 200220091109

Radio 1's story of the decade continues as we rewind to 2002.

In the third of Radio 1's Story of the Noughties, Fearne Cotton takes us back to the year 2002 - the music, the people, the events.

2002 was the year that the TV series The Office took off, moving from BBC Two to BBC One for its second series and launching the career of one Ricky Gervais.

Fearne meets up with Ricky to discuss the highs and lows of a decade that has seen him go from a paper factory in Slough to hanging out with Ben Stiller in Hollywood.

In this programme Fearne also catches up with The Cheeky Girls and explores our fascination with music reality TV shows like Xfactor, Pop Idol and Popstars:The Rivals.

Plus we hear about the musical landmarks that defined the year…do you remember electroclash, bootlegs and mash-ups? Erol Alkan, Casey from Fischerspooner and Calvin Harris are here to remind you about the music that was big at the time.

And James King returns with his round-up of 2002 in film, featuring Ali G, Bourne Identity, Spiderman and the rise of one of the UK's hottest female exports Keira Knightley.

Packed full of music, but featuring the following main tracks…

Dy-na-mi-tee - Ms Dynamite

Dreaming of You - The Coral

Freak Like Me - Sugababes

Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots - The Flaming Lips.

The Noughties - 4: 200320091109

Radio 1's story of the decade continues as we rewind to 2003.

This episode is available until 9pm on 28th December as part of the Series Catch-up Trial.

The Noughties - 4: 200320091109

Radio 1's story of the decade continues as we rewind to 2003.

This episode is available until 9pm on 28th December as part of the Series Catch-up Trial.

The Perfect Football Single20140609

At every major football tournament there's always a raft of new football songs, attempting to reach the top of the charts through the back of the terraces. Unfortunately, most of them aren't very good.

Scott Mills is going to try and put a stop to all that, as he attempts to make the best football single of all time, just in time for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. He'll look at what songs like Three Lions, World In Motion and Vindaloo did right, and the elements he needs to make it a hit.

He'll need some help along the way though - some musical talent to make it sound half decent, a comedian or two who'll make it funny, plus his mates from 5 Live and Match Of The Day to help him separate his indirect free kicks from his penalty shoot-outs.

From Scott's imagination to the recording studio and beyond, we'll follow the journey of what might just be the perfect football single.

The Perfect Football Single20140609

At every major football tournament there's always a raft of new football songs, attempting to reach the top of the charts through the back of the terraces. Unfortunately, most of them aren't very good.

Scott Mills is going to try and put a stop to all that, as he attempts to make the best football single of all time, just in time for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. He'll look at what songs like Three Lions, World In Motion and Vindaloo did right, and the elements he needs to make it a hit.

He'll need some help along the way though - some musical talent to make it sound half decent, a comedian or two who'll make it funny, plus his mates from 5 Live and Match Of The Day to help him separate his indirect free kicks from his penalty shoot-outs.

From Scott's imagination to the recording studio and beyond, we'll follow the journey of what might just be the perfect football single.

The Secrets Of The Soundtracks20130930

Tying in the wider BBC season celebrating Soundtracks, Radio 1 and 1Xtra Film Critic, Rhianna Dhillon, presents The Secrets Of The Soundtrack, revealing what goes on behind the scenes to make a movie sound as good as it looks.

Contributors include Quentin Tarantino, Clint Mansell, Danny Elfman, Twilight composer Carter Burwell, Jennifer Aniston, Bastille and two guys in Bristol who are among the world's leading sound designers for Hollywood Blockbuster movie trailers.

Rhianna discovers how original score (new instrumental music specially composed for a film), source tracks (pre-existing tracks by bands and artists) and sound design (atmospheric noise and sound effects), all combine to make a movie come alive. She hears the inside story from the people who pick and license the music in films; and analyses famous soundtrack moments from John Williams' 'Jaws' to Cliff Martinez and Kavinsky's 'Drive'.

The Secrets Of The Soundtracks20130930

Tying in the wider BBC season celebrating Soundtracks, Radio 1 and 1Xtra Film Critic, Rhianna Dhillon, presents The Secrets Of The Soundtrack, revealing what goes on behind the scenes to make a movie sound as good as it looks.

Contributors include Quentin Tarantino, Clint Mansell, Danny Elfman, Twilight composer Carter Burwell, Jennifer Aniston, Bastille and two guys in Bristol who are among the world's leading sound designers for Hollywood Blockbuster movie trailers.

Rhianna discovers how original score (new instrumental music specially composed for a film), source tracks (pre-existing tracks by bands and artists) and sound design (atmospheric noise and sound effects), all combine to make a movie come alive. She hears the inside story from the people who pick and license the music in films; and analyses famous soundtrack moments from John Williams' 'Jaws' to Cliff Martinez and Kavinsky's 'Drive'.

The Sound Of 201220120109

Rob da Bank meets up with Michael Kiwanuka, winner of the BBC's Sound of 2012, to take a music trip through his musical influences and record collection.

Rob da Bank meets up with Michael Kiwanuka, winner of the BBC's Sound of 2012.

The Sound Of 201220120109

Rob da Bank meets up with Michael Kiwanuka, winner of the BBC's Sound of 2012, to take a music trip through his musical influences and record collection.

Rob da Bank meets up with Michael Kiwanuka, winner of the BBC's Sound of 2012.

The Sound Of 2014 Story20140106

Huw Stephens presents The Sound of 2014 Story.

This story gives you the best sessions, songs and interviews - as well as a bit of background - from all 15 rising music acts on the BBC Sound of 2014 longlist. That's BANKS, Chance the Rapper, Chlöe Howl, Ella Eyre, FKA Twigs, George Ezra, Jungle, Kelela, Luke-Sital-Singh, MNEK, Nick Mulvey, Royal Blood, Sam Smith, Sampha and Say Lou Lou.

Previous winners include Dizzee Rascal, Jessie J, Ellie Goulding, Adele and, last year, HAIM. One of our 15 will follow them, but what do you make of our longlisters' journeys so far; and who do you think deserves to make the Top 5 cut? Let us know on Twitter using #Soundof2014.

The Sound Of 2014 Story20140106

Huw Stephens presents The Sound of 2014 Story.

This story gives you the best sessions, songs and interviews - as well as a bit of background - from all 15 rising music acts on the BBC Sound of 2014 longlist. That's BANKS, Chance the Rapper, Chlöe Howl, Ella Eyre, FKA Twigs, George Ezra, Jungle, Kelela, Luke-Sital-Singh, MNEK, Nick Mulvey, Royal Blood, Sam Smith, Sampha and Say Lou Lou.

Previous winners include Dizzee Rascal, Jessie J, Ellie Goulding, Adele and, last year, HAIM. One of our 15 will follow them, but what do you make of our longlisters' journeys so far; and who do you think deserves to make the Top 5 cut? Let us know on Twitter using #Soundof2014.

The Story Of Arcade Fire2010080220100809

Arcade Fire are that rare combination of things - a popular, critically-acclaimed Canadian band.

As they release their third album and gear up to headline the Reading and Leeds Festival, Radio 1 heads to Montreal to spend time with frontman Win Butler and his troupe of multi-instrumentalists.

Telling the full story of the band from childhood to the present day, along they way you'll find out where Win's fascination with the suburbs comes from, why he thinks they're so good at expressing emotion, and whether this is going to be their last album.

Featuring Win Butler and his brother Will, Win's wife Regine Chassagne, drummer Jeremy Gara and guitarist Richard Reed Parry.

Packed full of music, but featuring the following main tracks...

Radio 1 spends time with Win Butler and his troupe of multi-instrumentalists.

As they release their third album and gear up to headline the Reading and Leeds Festival, Radio 1 heads to Montreal to spend time with frontman Win Butler and his troupe of multi-instrumentalists to draw out their story.

Find out where Win's fascination with the suburbs comes from, why he thinks they're so good at expressing emotion, and whether this is going to be their last album.

The Story Of Arcade Fire2010080220100809

Arcade Fire are that rare combination of things - a popular, critically-acclaimed Canadian band.

As they release their third album and gear up to headline the Reading and Leeds Festival, Radio 1 heads to Montreal to spend time with frontman Win Butler and his troupe of multi-instrumentalists.

Telling the full story of the band from childhood to the present day, along they way you'll find out where Win's fascination with the suburbs comes from, why he thinks they're so good at expressing emotion, and whether this is going to be their last album.

Featuring Win Butler and his brother Will, Win's wife Regine Chassagne, drummer Jeremy Gara and guitarist Richard Reed Parry.

Packed full of music, but featuring the following main tracks...

Radio 1 spends time with Win Butler and his troupe of multi-instrumentalists.

As they release their third album and gear up to headline the Reading and Leeds Festival, Radio 1 heads to Montreal to spend time with frontman Win Butler and his troupe of multi-instrumentalists to draw out their story.

Find out where Win's fascination with the suburbs comes from, why he thinks they're so good at expressing emotion, and whether this is going to be their last album.

The Story Of Bring Me The Horizon2010092020110614

Sheffield, proud exporter of quality steel for generations, has hammered out a new British metalcore band, Bring Me The Horizon.

Behind the thrashing drums, chugging guitars and snarled vocals you'll find a surprising friendly bunch of lads with a very modern take on metal.

In this programme we meet the band, their young and deeply committed fans and mosh like there's no tomorrow.

Radio 1 meet the band, their fans, and mosh like there's no tomorrow.

Another chance to hear Radio 1 moshing like there's no tomorrow with Sheffield's Bring Me The Horizon.

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Radio 1 meet the band, their fans, and mosh like there's no tomorrow.

Sheffield, proud exporter of quality steel for generations, has hammered out a new British metalcore band, Bring Me The Horizon.

Behind the thrashing drums, chugging guitars and snarled vocals you'll find a surprising friendly bunch of lads with a very modern take on metal.

In this programme we meet the band, their young and deeply committed fans and mosh like there's no tomorrow.

The Story Of Bring Me The Horizon2010092020110614

Sheffield, proud exporter of quality steel for generations, has hammered out a new British metalcore band, Bring Me The Horizon.

Behind the thrashing drums, chugging guitars and snarled vocals you'll find a surprising friendly bunch of lads with a very modern take on metal.

In this programme we meet the band, their young and deeply committed fans and mosh like there's no tomorrow.

Radio 1 meet the band, their fans, and mosh like there's no tomorrow.

Another chance to hear Radio 1 moshing like there's no tomorrow with Sheffield's Bring Me The Horizon.

The Story Of Bring Me The Horizon2010092020100927

Radio 1 meet the band, their fans, and mosh like there's no tomorrow.

Sheffield, proud exporter of quality steel for generations, has hammered out a new British metalcore band, Bring Me The Horizon.

Behind the thrashing drums, chugging guitars and snarled vocals you'll find a surprising friendly bunch of lads with a very modern take on metal.

In this programme we meet the band, their young and deeply committed fans and mosh like there's no tomorrow.

The Story Of Dizzee Rascal20130902

Dizzee Rascal breaks down his life and career with Zane Lowe - from being a pirate radio MC in Bow, to performing at the centre of the Olympics opening ceremony in front of 900 million people. Dizzee's route has taken him via all the major festivals, collaborations with the biggest names in UK music, a Brit Award, 4 number ones and a platinum seling album. His sound has moved from the angry, dark underground, to the bouncy and upbeat mainstream.

With the help of friends and collaborators Zane hears about Dizzee growing up in East London, his time at school and how he won the Mercury Prize aged 19. We listen back to some early pirate radio mixtapes, hear him rapping over drum n bass aged 15 and playing to a global audience at London 2012.

In his own words, Dizzee digs deep into his past and gives us a glimpse into the journey that led this Boy in da Corner to centre stage. We also hear from some of the music elite he's worked with along the way including Armand Van Helden, Arctic Monkey Matt Helders, Tinie Tempah, Tinchy Stryder, Jessie J and Angel.

The Story Of Dizzee Rascal20130902

Dizzee Rascal breaks down his life and career with Zane Lowe - from being a pirate radio MC in Bow, to performing at the centre of the Olympics opening ceremony in front of 900 million people. Dizzee's route has taken him via all the major festivals, collaborations with the biggest names in UK music, a Brit Award, 4 number ones and a platinum seling album. His sound has moved from the angry, dark underground, to the bouncy and upbeat mainstream.

With the help of friends and collaborators Zane hears about Dizzee growing up in East London, his time at school and how he won the Mercury Prize aged 19. We listen back to some early pirate radio mixtapes, hear him rapping over drum n bass aged 15 and playing to a global audience at London 2012.

In his own words, Dizzee digs deep into his past and gives us a glimpse into the journey that led this Boy in da Corner to centre stage. We also hear from some of the music elite he's worked with along the way including Armand Van Helden, Arctic Monkey Matt Helders, Tinie Tempah, Tinchy Stryder, Jessie J and Angel.

The Story Of Dot Comedy2011101720120507

Making their radio comedy acting debut, it's The Midnight Beast!

The Midnight Beast are the massively talented British trio behind a number of huge musical comedy hits. They lampoon targets as diverse as Ke$ha, boy bands and Ibiza bound clubbers. Their YouTube channel has had over 40 million upload views, their tunes are triple platinum and they play sold out shows nationwide. In this one-off Radio 1 show, the boys dive head first into the brave new world of internet funniness and discover what it takes to win oh-so-epically.

For aspiring comedians open mic nights are a thing of the past. With a dream, a webcam and an online account, fame and fortune are just a few clicks away. FAIL!ure is not an option for the new breed of comedy stars. And there really is money to be made - channel views can equal cash in the bank.

This amusingly absurd tale reveals the funny stars in all their glory, with exclusive interviews, clips and way more. Written and performed especially for BBC Radio 1, this is the story of internet comedy, told in the form of a genre redefining adventure quest. The journey of The Midnight Beast begins when DJ Greg James accidentally uploads himself to the internet. The boys take the trip of a lifetime to the beating heart of internet comedy and recruit the world's most successful online funny people to free Greg. Will they succeed? Will they meet stars like Bo Burnham, Shane Dawson, Epic Meal Time and Ray William Johnson along the way? Will there even be a super happy ending?

Yes.

LOLcano:).

Another chance to hear Radio 1's Story of Dot Comedy with the Midnight Beast.

The Midnight Beast are the massively talented British trio behind a number of huge musical comedy hits.

They lampoon targets as diverse as Ke$ha, boy bands and Ibiza bound clubbers.

Their YouTube channel has had over 40 million upload views, their tunes are triple platinum and they play sold out shows nationwide.

In this one-off Radio 1 show, the boys dive head first into the brave new world of internet funniness and discover what it takes to win oh-so-epically.

For aspiring comedians open mic nights are a thing of the past.

With a dream, a webcam and an online account, fame and fortune are just a few clicks away.

FAIL!ure is not an option for the new breed of comedy stars.

And there really is money to be made - channel views can equal cash in the bank.

This amusingly absurd tale reveals the funny stars in all their glory, with exclusive interviews, clips and way more.

Written and performed especially for BBC Radio 1, this is the story of internet comedy, told in the form of a genre redefining adventure quest.

The journey of The Midnight Beast begins when DJ Greg James accidentally uploads himself to the internet.

The boys take the trip of a lifetime to the beating heart of internet comedy and recruit the world's most successful online funny people to free Greg.

Will they succeed? Will they meet stars like Bo Burnham, Shane Dawson, Epic Meal Time and Ray William Johnson along the way? Will there even be a super happy ending?

The Midnight Beast go on an epic mission to rescue Greg James from the internet!.

The Story Of Dot Comedy2011101720120507

Making their radio comedy acting debut, it's The Midnight Beast!

The Midnight Beast are the massively talented British trio behind a number of huge musical comedy hits. They lampoon targets as diverse as Ke$ha, boy bands and Ibiza bound clubbers. Their YouTube channel has had over 40 million upload views, their tunes are triple platinum and they play sold out shows nationwide. In this one-off Radio 1 show, the boys dive head first into the brave new world of internet funniness and discover what it takes to win oh-so-epically.

For aspiring comedians open mic nights are a thing of the past. With a dream, a webcam and an online account, fame and fortune are just a few clicks away. FAIL!ure is not an option for the new breed of comedy stars. And there really is money to be made - channel views can equal cash in the bank.

This amusingly absurd tale reveals the funny stars in all their glory, with exclusive interviews, clips and way more. Written and performed especially for BBC Radio 1, this is the story of internet comedy, told in the form of a genre redefining adventure quest. The journey of The Midnight Beast begins when DJ Greg James accidentally uploads himself to the internet. The boys take the trip of a lifetime to the beating heart of internet comedy and recruit the world's most successful online funny people to free Greg. Will they succeed? Will they meet stars like Bo Burnham, Shane Dawson, Epic Meal Time and Ray William Johnson along the way? Will there even be a super happy ending?

Yes.

LOLcano:).

Another chance to hear Radio 1's Story of Dot Comedy with the Midnight Beast.

The Midnight Beast are the massively talented British trio behind a number of huge musical comedy hits.

They lampoon targets as diverse as Ke$ha, boy bands and Ibiza bound clubbers.

Their YouTube channel has had over 40 million upload views, their tunes are triple platinum and they play sold out shows nationwide.

In this one-off Radio 1 show, the boys dive head first into the brave new world of internet funniness and discover what it takes to win oh-so-epically.

For aspiring comedians open mic nights are a thing of the past.

With a dream, a webcam and an online account, fame and fortune are just a few clicks away.

FAIL!ure is not an option for the new breed of comedy stars.

And there really is money to be made - channel views can equal cash in the bank.

This amusingly absurd tale reveals the funny stars in all their glory, with exclusive interviews, clips and way more.

Written and performed especially for BBC Radio 1, this is the story of internet comedy, told in the form of a genre redefining adventure quest.

The journey of The Midnight Beast begins when DJ Greg James accidentally uploads himself to the internet.

The boys take the trip of a lifetime to the beating heart of internet comedy and recruit the world's most successful online funny people to free Greg.

Will they succeed? Will they meet stars like Bo Burnham, Shane Dawson, Epic Meal Time and Ray William Johnson along the way? Will there even be a super happy ending?

The Midnight Beast go on an epic mission to rescue Greg James from the internet!.

The Story Of Download2010061420100621

Radio 1 looks back at Download, from its origins through to the metal marathon it is today

Radio 1 looks back at Download, from its origins as a one-day event called Monsters of Rock, through to Ozfest and the three-day metal marathon it has become.

The Story Of Download2010061420100621

Radio 1 looks back at Download, from its origins through to the metal marathon it is today

Radio 1 looks back at Download, from its origins as a one-day event called Monsters of Rock, through to Ozfest and the three-day metal marathon it has become.

The Story Of Drum 'n' Bass With Jaguar Skills20100503

Jaguar Skills digs in the crates to create the definitive musical guide to the genre, from the very earliest jungle breaks through to modern dubstep fusions.

Jaguar Skills creates the definitive musical guide to the genre.

The Story Of Drum 'n' Bass With Jaguar Skills20100503

Jaguar Skills digs in the crates to create the definitive musical guide to the genre, from the very earliest jungle breaks through to modern dubstep fusions.

Jaguar Skills creates the definitive musical guide to the genre.

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Jaguar Skills creates the definitive musical guide to the genre.

Jaguar Skills digs in the crates to create the definitive musical guide to the genre.

The journey from the very earliest jungle breaks through to the modern dub step fusions.

Jaguar Skills digs in the crates to create the definitive musical guide to the genre, from the very earliest jungle breaks through to modern dubstep fusions.

The Story Of Drum 'n' Bass With Jaguar Skills2010051020101226

Jaguar Skills creates the definitive musical guide to the genre.

Jaguar Skills digs in the crates to create the definitive musical guide to the genre.

The journey from the very earliest jungle breaks through to the modern dub step fusions.

Jaguar Skills digs in the crates to create the definitive musical guide to the genre, from the very earliest jungle breaks through to modern dubstep fusions.

The Story Of Ed Sheeran2012121020130211

Radio 1 breaks down the story so far for Ed Sheeran, with the help of the friends and family that know him best. From rapping Eminem verses in full aged just 10 and nicking Nizlopi's rider, to getting nervous backstage at the Brits and recording with US superstar Taylor Swift.

It's a chance to dig a little deeper into his success over the last two years and all of the experiences that got him there. Including his first busking experiences in Ireland, touring with Example, the recording of his album with producer Jake Gosling and playing the Olympics Closing Ceremony.

Hear Ed react to interviews with the likes of Example, SBTV's Jamal Edwards, Taylor Swift, his producer Jake Gosling, cousin Murray Cummings, JME, Mikill Pane and his manager Stuart Camp.

The Story Of Ed Sheeran2012121020130211

Radio 1 breaks down the story so far for Ed Sheeran, with the help of the friends and family that know him best. From rapping Eminem verses in full aged just 10 and nicking Nizlopi's rider, to getting nervous backstage at the Brits and recording with US superstar Taylor Swift.

It's a chance to dig a little deeper into his success over the last two years and all of the experiences that got him there. Including his first busking experiences in Ireland, touring with Example, the recording of his album with producer Jake Gosling and playing the Olympics Closing Ceremony.

Hear Ed react to interviews with the likes of Example, SBTV's Jamal Edwards, Taylor Swift, his producer Jake Gosling, cousin Murray Cummings, JME, Mikill Pane and his manager Stuart Camp.

The Story Of Epitaph Records2010042620100503

Mike Davies pays tribute to the label with contributions from Brett Gurewitz and others.

Since it began in 1980 Epitaph records has helped shape punk rock as we know it today.

Thirty years on Mike Davies pays tribute to an indie label which, despite the grave state of the music industry, is still very much alive.

With contributions from founder Brett Gurewitz, The Offspring's Dexter Holland plus Frank Turner, Gallows, The Blackout and Ghost of a Thousand.

Mike Davies pays tribute to the label with contributions from founder Brett Gurewitz, The Offspring's Dexter Holland, Frank Turner, Gallows and The Blackout.

The Story Of Epitaph Records2010042620100503

Mike Davies pays tribute to the label with contributions from Brett Gurewitz and others.

Since it began in 1980 Epitaph records has helped shape punk rock as we know it today.

Thirty years on Mike Davies pays tribute to an indie label which, despite the grave state of the music industry, is still very much alive.

With contributions from founder Brett Gurewitz, The Offspring's Dexter Holland plus Frank Turner, Gallows, The Blackout and Ghost of a Thousand.

Mike Davies pays tribute to the label with contributions from founder Brett Gurewitz, The Offspring's Dexter Holland, Frank Turner, Gallows and The Blackout.

The Story Of Glastonbury2010062820100705

Radio 1 follows a load of Glastonbury virgins set to perform on the BBC Introducing stage.

Radio 1 gets on the tour bus with a load of Glastonbury virgins as they head to perform on the BBC Introducing stage at the mother of all festivals.

Radio 1 gets on the tour bus with a load of Glastonbury virgins as they head to perform on the Introducing stage at the mother of all festivals.

Radio 1 follows a load of Glastonbury virgins set to perform on the Introducing stage.

The Story Of Glastonbury2010062820100705

Radio 1 follows a load of Glastonbury virgins set to perform on the BBC Introducing stage.

Radio 1 gets on the tour bus with a load of Glastonbury virgins as they head to perform on the BBC Introducing stage at the mother of all festivals.

Radio 1 gets on the tour bus with a load of Glastonbury virgins as they head to perform on the Introducing stage at the mother of all festivals.

Radio 1 follows a load of Glastonbury virgins set to perform on the Introducing stage.

The Story Of Lily Allen20140623

Greg James looks back over the life and career of Lily Allen, fresh from meeting her backstage at Radio 1's Big Weekend. Using this as a starting point, he delves into the archives to see how far she's come both musically and in her personal life.

From her first ever live session for Radio 1 on Gilles Peterson's show back in 2006, to hosting Jo Whiley on her dad's houseboat, to the cosy chat she had in 2009 with Annie Nightingale, we hear how she's been open and honest right from the start. And we discover how that honesty has got her into trouble over the years.

Exploring the highs and lows of a chart-topping career, this is the story of Lily Rose Cooper, otherwise known as Lily Allen.

The Story Of Lily Allen20140623

Greg James looks back over the life and career of Lily Allen, fresh from meeting her backstage at Radio 1's Big Weekend. Using this as a starting point, he delves into the archives to see how far she's come both musically and in her personal life.

From her first ever live session for Radio 1 on Gilles Peterson's show back in 2006, to hosting Jo Whiley on her dad's houseboat, to the cosy chat she had in 2009 with Annie Nightingale, we hear how she's been open and honest right from the start. And we discover how that honesty has got her into trouble over the years.

Exploring the highs and lows of a chart-topping career, this is the story of Lily Rose Cooper, otherwise known as Lily Allen.

The Story Of Linkin Park20110614

Another chance to hear the incredible story of Linkin Park's journey to global stardom.

The Story Of Linkin Park20110614

Another chance to hear the incredible story of Linkin Park's journey to global stardom.

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The band tell the story of their incredible journey to global stardom.

It's not every band that can say they've sold over 50 million records worldwide.

But Linkin Park can.

Since they formed in 1996 they've made three albums, collaborated with the likes of Jay Z and Busta Rhymes, and continued to spearhead the genres of rap rock where other bands have fallen by the wayside.

Just don't call them nu metal.

As they get set to release their fourth album, we hear from Mike Shinoda, Dave Farrell, Rob Bourdon and Chester Bennington as they tell the story of their incredible journey to global stardom.

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The band tell the story of their incredible journey to global stardom.

It's not every band that can say they've sold over 50 million records worldwide.

But Linkin Park can.

Since they formed in 1996 they've made three albums, collaborated with the likes of Jay Z and Busta Rhymes, and continued to spearhead the genres of rap rock where other bands have fallen by the wayside.

Just don't call them nu metal.

As they get set to release their fourth album, we hear from Mike Shinoda, Dave Farrell, Rob Bourdon and Chester Bennington as they tell the story of their incredible journey to global stardom.

The Story Of Metallica20120612

Metallica talk to Daniel P Carter about the highs and lows of their 30-year career.

Another chance to hear Metallica talking to Daniel P Carter about the highs and lows of their 30-year career, from a newspaper ad in 1981 to world domination!.

The Story Of Metallica20120612

Metallica talk to Daniel P Carter about the highs and lows of their 30-year career.

Another chance to hear Metallica talking to Daniel P Carter about the highs and lows of their 30-year career, from a newspaper ad in 1981 to world domination!.

The Story Of My Chemical Romance20110221

In October 2010 Radio 1 went to My Chemical Romance's comeback show at the Hammersmith Apollo in London.

One of the fans that day loved the band so much, we asked her to make a documentary about them - and this is the result.

Flossi Gibson presents her story of My Chemical Romance.

Flossi Gibson, one of the band's biggest fans, presents her story of My Chemical Romance.

The Story Of My Chemical Romance20110221

In October 2010 Radio 1 went to My Chemical Romance's comeback show at the Hammersmith Apollo in London.

One of the fans that day loved the band so much, we asked her to make a documentary about them - and this is the result.

Flossi Gibson presents her story of My Chemical Romance.

Flossi Gibson, one of the band's biggest fans, presents her story of My Chemical Romance.

The Story Of Pendulum20100504

Radio 1 takes you on a step by step journey through Pendulum's career.

The Story Of Pendulum20100504

Radio 1 takes you on a step by step journey through Pendulum's career.

The Story Of Pregnancy20130708

charts the 9 months of life with a bump, as told by teenagers and young women experiencing it now.

From the moment a woman finds out she's pregnant her world changes forever. We hear from teenagers and young women who are going through pregnancy at the moment, or who have just had babies. From having to tell their parents that they're expecting, to suffering debilitating pregnancy sickness, from the aches, pains and exhaustion through to the moment their babies arrive, we hear how they deal with the many challenges that come with pregnancy.

We meet 19 year old Janie, whose pregnancy turned her life around; and 16 year old Harriet, whose strict catholic school forced her to hide her bump.

Mums to be also share the magic moments that pregnancy brings - from hearing their baby's heartbeat for the first time, to feeling their baby kick. Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac shares the emotional moment she first saw her baby on the scan; and former Atomic Kitten Jenny Frost tells of the shock she had when she found out she was expecting twins.

And we hear the stories of the midwives who guide hundreds of women through the ups and downs of pregnancy.

The Story Of Pregnancy20130708

charts the 9 months of life with a bump, as told by teenagers and young women experiencing it now.

From the moment a woman finds out she's pregnant her world changes forever. We hear from teenagers and young women who are going through pregnancy at the moment, or who have just had babies. From having to tell their parents that they're expecting, to suffering debilitating pregnancy sickness, from the aches, pains and exhaustion through to the moment their babies arrive, we hear how they deal with the many challenges that come with pregnancy.

We meet 19 year old Janie, whose pregnancy turned her life around; and 16 year old Harriet, whose strict catholic school forced her to hide her bump.

Mums to be also share the magic moments that pregnancy brings - from hearing their baby's heartbeat for the first time, to feeling their baby kick. Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac shares the emotional moment she first saw her baby on the scan; and former Atomic Kitten Jenny Frost tells of the shock she had when she found out she was expecting twins.

And we hear the stories of the midwives who guide hundreds of women through the ups and downs of pregnancy.

The Story Of Professor Green2011102420111228

Some call him Pro, others call him Green, his birth certificate says Stephen Paul Manderson - only one thing is for sure, everybody's talking about Professor Green. But just how did he become the No. 1 breakthrough UK rapper?

Radio 1 and Mistajam catch up with the man of the moment for an in-depth interview about his unstoppable rise from underground MC to major chart success. We start right at the beginning, from the very first time he picked up a mic and how his reign as champion battle rapper at the Jump Off launched his career. We also ask whether being signed to The Beats, the label owned by Mike Skinner of The Streets, was a blessing or a curse.

We explore the highs and lows which gave Pro the drive and ambition to get to where he is today; look back to his time as a Radio 1 presenter in the In New DJs We Trust slot; and recall the moment Lily Allen got in contact, which lead to them recording their incredible collaboration of Just Be Good To Green. Stephen also opens up and talks about how losing his father and his own near-fatal attack have influenced his music.

With additional interviews from collaborators including Example, Labrinth, Emile Sand, Stanza from True Tiger and Team Green members, Cores and DJ IQ, this is Radio 1's Story of Professor Green.

From underground battle rapper to major chart success, it's the story of Professor Green.

Some call him Pro, others call him Green, his birth certificate says Stephen Paul Manderson - only one thing is for sure, everybody's talking about Professor Green.

But just how did he become the No.

1 breakthrough UK rapper?

Radio 1 and Mistajam catch up with the man of the moment for an in-depth interview about his unstoppable rise from underground MC to major chart success.

We start right at the beginning, from the very first time he picked up a mic and how his reign as champion battle rapper at the Jump Off launched his career.

We also ask whether being signed to The Beats, the label owned by Mike Skinner of The Streets, was a blessing or a curse.

We explore the highs and lows which gave Pro the drive and ambition to get to where he is today; look back to his time as a Radio 1 presenter in the In New DJs We Trust slot; and recall the moment Lily Allen got in contact, which lead to them recording their incredible collaboration of Just Be Good To Green.

Stephen also opens up and talks about how losing his father and his own near-fatal attack have influenced his music.

The Story Of Professor Green2011102420111228

Some call him Pro, others call him Green, his birth certificate says Stephen Paul Manderson - only one thing is for sure, everybody's talking about Professor Green. But just how did he become the No. 1 breakthrough UK rapper?

Radio 1 and Mistajam catch up with the man of the moment for an in-depth interview about his unstoppable rise from underground MC to major chart success. We start right at the beginning, from the very first time he picked up a mic and how his reign as champion battle rapper at the Jump Off launched his career. We also ask whether being signed to The Beats, the label owned by Mike Skinner of The Streets, was a blessing or a curse.

We explore the highs and lows which gave Pro the drive and ambition to get to where he is today; look back to his time as a Radio 1 presenter in the In New DJs We Trust slot; and recall the moment Lily Allen got in contact, which lead to them recording their incredible collaboration of Just Be Good To Green. Stephen also opens up and talks about how losing his father and his own near-fatal attack have influenced his music.

With additional interviews from collaborators including Example, Labrinth, Emile Sand, Stanza from True Tiger and Team Green members, Cores and DJ IQ, this is Radio 1's Story of Professor Green.

From underground battle rapper to major chart success, it's the story of Professor Green.

Some call him Pro, others call him Green, his birth certificate says Stephen Paul Manderson - only one thing is for sure, everybody's talking about Professor Green.

But just how did he become the No.

1 breakthrough UK rapper?

Radio 1 and Mistajam catch up with the man of the moment for an in-depth interview about his unstoppable rise from underground MC to major chart success.

We start right at the beginning, from the very first time he picked up a mic and how his reign as champion battle rapper at the Jump Off launched his career.

We also ask whether being signed to The Beats, the label owned by Mike Skinner of The Streets, was a blessing or a curse.

We explore the highs and lows which gave Pro the drive and ambition to get to where he is today; look back to his time as a Radio 1 presenter in the In New DJs We Trust slot; and recall the moment Lily Allen got in contact, which lead to them recording their incredible collaboration of Just Be Good To Green.

Stephen also opens up and talks about how losing his father and his own near-fatal attack have influenced his music.

The Story Of Richie Hawtin20120730

Radio 1's Heidi looks at the career and influence of long term friend Richie Hawtin.

Heidi is ideally placed to tell the story of Richie as they both grew up in Windsor, Ontario, across the river from the birthplace of techno, Detroit.

Just before the start of a hectic Ibiza season, Heidi caught up with Richie at his flat in Berlin to talk in detail about his life to date. Hear her discover more about his early success as Plastikman, his label Plus 8 and his legendary warehouse parties in Detroit. They then move on to talk about his move first to New York and then on to Berlin. And the founding of M_nus, a record label and family of artists that went on to define the sound of minimal techno.

Aside from the music, Rich and Heidi discuss his technical innovation and the live shows with M_nus and Plastikman that have helped define DJ culture itself.

Also featuring Seth Troxler and Ryan Crosson from Visionquest, Detroit legends Juan Atkins, Carl Craig and Jeff Mills, Richie's brother Matthew and dad Mick, former M_nus members Magda, Marc Houle and Troy Pierce and long term friends Josh Wink and Loco Dice.

BBC Radio 1's Heidi looks at the career and influence of long-term friend Richie Hawtin.

The Story Of Richie Hawtin20120730

Radio 1's Heidi looks at the career and influence of long term friend Richie Hawtin.

Heidi is ideally placed to tell the story of Richie as they both grew up in Windsor, Ontario, across the river from the birthplace of techno, Detroit.

Just before the start of a hectic Ibiza season, Heidi caught up with Richie at his flat in Berlin to talk in detail about his life to date. Hear her discover more about his early success as Plastikman, his label Plus 8 and his legendary warehouse parties in Detroit. They then move on to talk about his move first to New York and then on to Berlin. And the founding of M_nus, a record label and family of artists that went on to define the sound of minimal techno.

Aside from the music, Rich and Heidi discuss his technical innovation and the live shows with M_nus and Plastikman that have helped define DJ culture itself.

Also featuring Seth Troxler and Ryan Crosson from Visionquest, Detroit legends Juan Atkins, Carl Craig and Jeff Mills, Richie's brother Matthew and dad Mick, former M_nus members Magda, Marc Houle and Troy Pierce and long term friends Josh Wink and Loco Dice.

BBC Radio 1's Heidi looks at the career and influence of long-term friend Richie Hawtin.

The Story Of S&m20110731

Lie back and enjoy Radio 1's Story of Sex and Music.

The Story Of S&m20110731

Lie back and enjoy Radio 1's Story of Sex and Music.

The Story Of The 197520140428

The 1975 are a British band on a meteoric rise. Two years ago they were still playing gigs where getting 50 people along and a free crate of beer was a triumph. Now they have a UK number 1 album, sold-out shows around the world and share stadium stages with the likes of Muse and The Rolling Stones. They have a very passionate and knowledgeable fan base and a unique sound which fuses a traditional band line-up (drums, bass, guitar and vocals) with a programming laptop-based song writing method and influences as diverse as Blink 182 and Boyz II Men.

Since their breakthrough, front man Matthew Healy has become the band's main spokesman, doing nearly all of their media interviews to date. In this Radio 1 Story, for the first time, all four members of the band give their viewpoint on The 1975's career. From meeting at school as 13 and 14 year olds, to playing their first gigs, evolving their sound and song writing, forming their identity as The 1975, getting their first air play on Radio 1... and then adjusting to a whole load of success.

To make this programme, Matthew, Adam, Ross and George agreed to be interviewed individually - each focussing on a section of the band's history - making this documentary a unique snapshot of The 1975 and an essential listen.

The Story Of The 197520140428

The 1975 are a British band on a meteoric rise. Two years ago they were still playing gigs where getting 50 people along and a free crate of beer was a triumph. Now they have a UK number 1 album, sold-out shows around the world and share stadium stages with the likes of Muse and The Rolling Stones. They have a very passionate and knowledgeable fan base and a unique sound which fuses a traditional band line-up (drums, bass, guitar and vocals) with a programming laptop-based song writing method and influences as diverse as Blink 182 and Boyz II Men.

Since their breakthrough, front man Matthew Healy has become the band's main spokesman, doing nearly all of their media interviews to date. In this Radio 1 Story, for the first time, all four members of the band give their viewpoint on The 1975's career. From meeting at school as 13 and 14 year olds, to playing their first gigs, evolving their sound and song writing, forming their identity as The 1975, getting their first air play on Radio 1... and then adjusting to a whole load of success.

To make this programme, Matthew, Adam, Ross and George agreed to be interviewed individually - each focussing on a section of the band's history - making this documentary a unique snapshot of The 1975 and an essential listen.

The Story Of The Big Weekend20100524

Vernon Kay and Radio 1's DJ family celebrate the tenth Big Weekend with a look back at the history and the most memorable moments of the UK's biggest free festival.

Radio 1 DJs celebrate the tenth Big Weekend with a look back at its history.

The Story Of The Big Weekend20100524

Vernon Kay and Radio 1's DJ family celebrate the tenth Big Weekend with a look back at the history and the most memorable moments of the UK's biggest free festival.

Radio 1 DJs celebrate the tenth Big Weekend with a look back at its history.

The Story Of The Big Weekend20100531

Radio 1 DJs celebrate the tenth Big Weekend with a look back at its history.

Vernon Kay and Radio 1's DJ family celebrate the tenth Big Weekend with a look back at the history and the most memorable moments of the UK's biggest free festival.

The Story Of The Big Weekend20100531

Radio 1 DJs celebrate the tenth Big Weekend with a look back at its history.

Vernon Kay and Radio 1's DJ family celebrate the tenth Big Weekend with a look back at the history and the most memorable moments of the UK's biggest free festival.

The Story Of The Blockbuster Game20121105

33 million people in the UK are gamers and video game sales have overtaken DVD sales in the last year, making them the biggest product in the world of entertainment. In part one of a three-part series on gaming, Dev goes inside the video game industry to find out how the games you love are created, as the writers and artists of the big blockbuster games share their secrets.

From the NES to the PS3, from Mario to the new 'rebooted' Lara Croft, we look back at the history of blockbuster games and how gaming grew up.

The likes of JLS, Tinchy Stryder and Dappy reveal their favourite games and characters; gadget expert Jason Bradbury explains how games learnt a lot from movies; gaming psychologist blogger Jamie Madigan reveals how games will take over our world; narrative 'paramedic' Rihanna Pratchett talks Tomb Raider; and Matthew Mercer tells us what it's like to be the voice of a top gaming character in Resident Evil 6!

Dev gets to hang out and play brand new games at the Eurogamer conference with 1Xtra's Nick Bright and performs as a character from a real game with the voice of Patrick Stewart. We also meet the games designers of the future and predict how technology will make gaming even more amazing - with Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima having the final word.

The games explored include Skyrim, Grand Theft Auto, F1, Aliens: Colonial Marines, Halo 4, Metal Gear Solid, Mass Effect, Resident Evil, Fable: The Journey, Bioshock, Castlevania and Red Dead Redemption.

The Story Of The Blockbuster Game20121105

33 million people in the UK are gamers and video game sales have overtaken DVD sales in the last year, making them the biggest product in the world of entertainment. In part one of a three-part series on gaming, Dev goes inside the video game industry to find out how the games you love are created, as the writers and artists of the big blockbuster games share their secrets.

From the NES to the PS3, from Mario to the new 'rebooted' Lara Croft, we look back at the history of blockbuster games and how gaming grew up.

The likes of JLS, Tinchy Stryder and Dappy reveal their favourite games and characters; gadget expert Jason Bradbury explains how games learnt a lot from movies; gaming psychologist blogger Jamie Madigan reveals how games will take over our world; narrative 'paramedic' Rihanna Pratchett talks Tomb Raider; and Matthew Mercer tells us what it's like to be the voice of a top gaming character in Resident Evil 6!

Dev gets to hang out and play brand new games at the Eurogamer conference with 1Xtra's Nick Bright and performs as a character from a real game with the voice of Patrick Stewart. We also meet the games designers of the future and predict how technology will make gaming even more amazing - with Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima having the final word.

The games explored include Skyrim, Grand Theft Auto, F1, Aliens: Colonial Marines, Halo 4, Metal Gear Solid, Mass Effect, Resident Evil, Fable: The Journey, Bioshock, Castlevania and Red Dead Redemption.

The Story Of The Diy Gig2010032220100329

Huw Stephens and Jen Long put on their own gig in Jen's flat to show how it's done.

Find out what happened when Radio 1's Huw Stephens, and his trusty producer Jen Long from BBC Wales, decide to put on a gig in Jen's kitchen.

Along the way they discover the ups and downs of guerilla gigging from many of the people and bands who've been involved in putting on, or playing gigs in some of the country's more unusual venues, from medieval towers to museums to front rooms.

They find out how to book a good line-up.

And end up with an actual, proper gig recorded for Radio 1, in Jen's kitchen.

Featuring Envy, The Chapman Family and The Blackout.

The Story Of The Diy Gig2010032220100329

Huw Stephens and Jen Long put on their own gig in Jen's flat to show how it's done.

Find out what happened when Radio 1's Huw Stephens, and his trusty producer Jen Long from BBC Wales, decide to put on a gig in Jen's kitchen.

Along the way they discover the ups and downs of guerilla gigging from many of the people and bands who've been involved in putting on, or playing gigs in some of the country's more unusual venues, from medieval towers to museums to front rooms.

They find out how to book a good line-up.

And end up with an actual, proper gig recorded for Radio 1, in Jen's kitchen.

Featuring Envy, The Chapman Family and The Blackout.

The Story Of The Diy Video2010031520100322

Greg James tries to make a music video for one of his favourite acts.

Find out what happened when Radio 1's Greg James attempted to make his own music video for the song Hollywood by Marina and the Diamonds.

Not only did Marina, somewhat unexpectedly, agree to appear in Greg's video and help him make it, but MTV asked him to bring the finished work in to their playlist meeting to see if it was good enough to get on to the station.

You have to listen to find out if it was or not!

Plus along the way Greg gets advice from a whole host of professional and amateur music video directors: including Baillie Walsh (who directed Massive Attack's Unfinished Symphony), Richard Ayoade (of Mighty Boosh and IT crowd fame, but who has also directed videos for the likes of Arctic Monkeys and Vampire Weekend), Tim Hope (who's directed videos for Coldplay), and BBC presenter and music video fan Adam Buxton.

We also hear from Simon from Biffy Clyro on the set of a shoot.

The guy that made one of the most watched fan videos on YouTube - Daft Hands - tells us how he came up with the idea.

And Damian from Ok Go explains why dancing on treadmills became such a massive hit.

Why give your money to a director when you could get a million hits on Youtube yourself? Greg James tries to make a music video for one of his favourite acts.

The Story Of The Diy Video2010031520100322

Greg James tries to make a music video for one of his favourite acts.

Find out what happened when Radio 1's Greg James attempted to make his own music video for the song Hollywood by Marina and the Diamonds.

Not only did Marina, somewhat unexpectedly, agree to appear in Greg's video and help him make it, but MTV asked him to bring the finished work in to their playlist meeting to see if it was good enough to get on to the station.

You have to listen to find out if it was or not!

Plus along the way Greg gets advice from a whole host of professional and amateur music video directors: including Baillie Walsh (who directed Massive Attack's Unfinished Symphony), Richard Ayoade (of Mighty Boosh and IT crowd fame, but who has also directed videos for the likes of Arctic Monkeys and Vampire Weekend), Tim Hope (who's directed videos for Coldplay), and BBC presenter and music video fan Adam Buxton.

We also hear from Simon from Biffy Clyro on the set of a shoot.

The guy that made one of the most watched fan videos on YouTube - Daft Hands - tells us how he came up with the idea.

And Damian from Ok Go explains why dancing on treadmills became such a massive hit.

Why give your money to a director when you could get a million hits on Youtube yourself? Greg James tries to make a music video for one of his favourite acts.

The Story Of The Diy Video2010101820101025

Greg James tries to make a music video for one of his favourite acts.

Why give your money to a director when you could get a million hits on Youtube with your own homemade music video?

In an attempt to discover just how easy it is to make a viral video, Greg James has a go at making one for one of his favourite acts - Marina and the Diamonds.

Along the way he gets advice from music video directors Adam Buxton and Richard Ayoade, as well as the singer from Ok Go (famed for their dancing treadmills video).

Finally, after the promise that Marina will appear in the video, and several failed attempts at coming with an idea, Greg pulls something together and takes the finished product along to MTV to see if it's good enough to show on their channel.

The answer is quite surprising!

A programme for anyone interested in learning how to make your own music video...and for anyone who's ever watched one!

Why give your money to a director when you could get a million hits on Youtube yourself? Greg James tries to make a music video for one of his favourite acts.

The Story Of The Diy Video2010101820101025

Greg James tries to make a music video for one of his favourite acts.

Why give your money to a director when you could get a million hits on Youtube with your own homemade music video?

In an attempt to discover just how easy it is to make a viral video, Greg James has a go at making one for one of his favourite acts - Marina and the Diamonds.

Along the way he gets advice from music video directors Adam Buxton and Richard Ayoade, as well as the singer from Ok Go (famed for their dancing treadmills video).

Finally, after the promise that Marina will appear in the video, and several failed attempts at coming with an idea, Greg pulls something together and takes the finished product along to MTV to see if it's good enough to show on their channel.

The answer is quite surprising!

A programme for anyone interested in learning how to make your own music video...and for anyone who's ever watched one!

Why give your money to a director when you could get a million hits on Youtube yourself? Greg James tries to make a music video for one of his favourite acts.

The Story Of The Essential Mix2010080920100816

From its humble beginnings to the globally acclaimed phenomenon it's become, Radio 1 documents the extraordinary life of The Essential Mix.

Radio 1 documents the extraordinary life of The Essential Mix.

The Story Of The Essential Mix2010080920100816

From its humble beginnings to the globally acclaimed phenomenon it's become, Radio 1 documents the extraordinary life of The Essential Mix.

Radio 1 documents the extraordinary life of The Essential Mix.

The Story Of The Mix2010030120100412

Celebrating the 500th Essential Mix DJ, Kutski tells the story of mixing.

Join Kutski as he tells the epic tale of mixing.

Discover the history of mixing, what it takes to create a legendary mix, and what exactly is going through the head of a DJ performing in front of thousands of ravers.

Featuring many of the world's biggest DJ names at some massive nights across the UK including Armin Van Buuren, Paul Oakenfold, Fatboy Slim, Judge Jules, Kutski, Plump Djs, Crookers, Danny Byrd, Caspa, Kissy Sellout, London Elektricity, Yousef, Loco Dice, Joris Voorn and Michel Cleis.

This is as close to definitive as it gets.

The Story Of The Mix2010030120100412

Celebrating the 500th Essential Mix DJ, Kutski tells the story of mixing.

Join Kutski as he tells the epic tale of mixing.

Discover the history of mixing, what it takes to create a legendary mix, and what exactly is going through the head of a DJ performing in front of thousands of ravers.

Featuring many of the world's biggest DJ names at some massive nights across the UK including Armin Van Buuren, Paul Oakenfold, Fatboy Slim, Judge Jules, Kutski, Plump Djs, Crookers, Danny Byrd, Caspa, Kissy Sellout, London Elektricity, Yousef, Loco Dice, Joris Voorn and Michel Cleis.

This is as close to definitive as it gets.

The Story Of The Prodigy20120612

Another chance to hear The Prodigy talk to Zane Lowe about their career.

Another chance to hear The Prodigy talk to Zane Lowe about the tumultuous and exciting journey that transformed them from Essex ne'er-do-wells to the kings of stadium dance.

The Story Of The Prodigy20120612

Another chance to hear The Prodigy talk to Zane Lowe about their career.

Another chance to hear The Prodigy talk to Zane Lowe about the tumultuous and exciting journey that transformed them from Essex ne'er-do-wells to the kings of stadium dance.

The Story Of The Vampire20111107

With the next installment of the Twilight saga set to storm the box office, Radio 1's resident film critic Rhianna explores the effects of the vampire genre on popular culture and asks what the future holds for these blood-sucking beasts!

Radio 1 steps into a world of Twilight and vampires!.

The Story Of The Vampire20111107

With the next installment of the Twilight saga set to storm the box office, Radio 1's resident film critic Rhianna explores the effects of the vampire genre on popular culture and asks what the future holds for these blood-sucking beasts!

Radio 1 steps into a world of Twilight and vampires!.

The Story Of Tim Minchin20111205

Tim Minchin is a comedy rock and roll god.

He has sold out the O2 and Royal Albert Hall singing about religion, sex and cheese - and he's just written a smash hit West End musical.

Why is he the biggest star you've never heard of and how did he find himself in this position? Only this documentary and the odd funny song can reveal the true answer.

The Story Of Tim Minchin20111205

Tim Minchin is a comedy rock and roll god.

He has sold out the O2 and Royal Albert Hall singing about religion, sex and cheese - and he's just written a smash hit West End musical.

Why is he the biggest star you've never heard of and how did he find himself in this position? Only this documentary and the odd funny song can reveal the true answer.

The Story Of Trending20120305

Our mission is to invent and grow the hobby of 'Gregging' and we won't rest until it reaches the mainstream! Along the way, we try to find out what makes something 'cool'.

Our mission is to invent, grow and spread the hobby of 'Gregging' in just an hour.

The Story Of Trending20120305

Our mission is to invent and grow the hobby of 'Gregging' and we won't rest until it reaches the mainstream! Along the way, we try to find out what makes something 'cool'.

Our mission is to invent, grow and spread the hobby of 'Gregging' in just an hour.

The Story Of Trock20131125

As Doctor Who turns 50, hear the Doctor's story as told by the fans behind Time Lord Rock.

Doctor Who celebrates its fiftieth birthday this weekend, and Huw Stephens meets fellow fans to tell the story of Trock - or Time Lord rock. Trock's a musical genre inspired by the stories and characters of Doctor Who, and made famous by YouTube video bloggers like Charlie McDonnell and Alex Day. We're going back in time to tell the story of the show, including a special message to Radio 1's Doctor Who fans from out-going Doctor Matt Smith. From the Dalek-mania of the 60s to the show's phenomenal reboot in 2005, from a junkyard on Totters Lane to theatre-filling premieres in New York City, we're celebrating the Doctor's birthday with his biggest fans.

The Story Of Trock20131125

As Doctor Who turns 50, hear the Doctor's story as told by the fans behind Time Lord Rock.

Doctor Who celebrates its fiftieth birthday this weekend, and Huw Stephens meets fellow fans to tell the story of Trock - or Time Lord rock. Trock's a musical genre inspired by the stories and characters of Doctor Who, and made famous by YouTube video bloggers like Charlie McDonnell and Alex Day. We're going back in time to tell the story of the show, including a special message to Radio 1's Doctor Who fans from out-going Doctor Matt Smith. From the Dalek-mania of the 60s to the show's phenomenal reboot in 2005, from a junkyard on Totters Lane to theatre-filling premieres in New York City, we're celebrating the Doctor's birthday with his biggest fans.

The Story Of Trock: Time Lord Rock20131118

As Doctor Who celebrates its fiftieth birthday, Huw Stephens meets fellow fans to tell The Story of Trock - aka Time Lord Rock.

Trock's a musical genre inspired by the stories and characters of Doctor Who, and made famous by YouTube video bloggers like Charlie McDonnell and Alex Day. We're going back in time to tell the story of the show, including a special message to Radio 1's Doctor Who fans from out-going Doctor Matt Smith.

From the Dalek-mania of the 60s to the show's phenomenal reboot in 2005, from a junkyard on Totters Lane to theatre-filling premieres in New York City, we're celebrating the Doctor's birthday with his biggest fans.

The Story Of Trock: Time Lord Rock20131118

As Doctor Who celebrates its fiftieth birthday, Huw Stephens meets fellow fans to tell The Story of Trock - aka Time Lord Rock.

Trock's a musical genre inspired by the stories and characters of Doctor Who, and made famous by YouTube video bloggers like Charlie McDonnell and Alex Day. We're going back in time to tell the story of the show, including a special message to Radio 1's Doctor Who fans from out-going Doctor Matt Smith.

From the Dalek-mania of the 60s to the show's phenomenal reboot in 2005, from a junkyard on Totters Lane to theatre-filling premieres in New York City, we're celebrating the Doctor's birthday with his biggest fans.

The Story Of Uk Sound2010021520100222

MistaJam tells the story of UK Sound, which came of age in 2009 and took over the charts.

Why have artists like Dizzee Rascal, Chipmunk, Tinchy Stryder, N Dubz, Taio Cruz, Jay Sean, Chase and Status and JLS hit the big time now?

MistaJam finds out in the Story of the UK Sound, as he takes an in depth look into the success of UK black music, past and present.

With contributions from all the UK's major players as well as the Americans taking inspiration from our sound - Jay-Z, Pharrell Williams and Neyo - we celebrate the explosion of the UK Sound into the mainstream charts.

MistaJam tells the story of UK Sound.

From N-Dubz to Tinchy, Dizzee to Chipmunk, Taio to Wiley, the British urban sound came of age in 2009 and took over the charts.

The Story Of Uk Sound2010021520100222

MistaJam tells the story of UK Sound, which came of age in 2009 and took over the charts.

Why have artists like Dizzee Rascal, Chipmunk, Tinchy Stryder, N Dubz, Taio Cruz, Jay Sean, Chase and Status and JLS hit the big time now?

MistaJam finds out in the Story of the UK Sound, as he takes an in depth look into the success of UK black music, past and present.

With contributions from all the UK's major players as well as the Americans taking inspiration from our sound - Jay-Z, Pharrell Williams and Neyo - we celebrate the explosion of the UK Sound into the mainstream charts.

MistaJam tells the story of UK Sound.

From N-Dubz to Tinchy, Dizzee to Chipmunk, Taio to Wiley, the British urban sound came of age in 2009 and took over the charts.

The Travelling Man20120604

For London born and Irish raised Maverick Sabre, home is where he finds a beat and a rhyme. Exclusively for BBC Radio 1, he's returning to his Hackney roots to meet and collaborate with some of the young, Irish travellers now living in the borough. Maverick Sabre's debut mixtape was called the Travelling Man: this is his and their story.

At four years old Michael Stafford left Hackney with his family for a small town in Wexford, Ireland, where he made friends with travellers living nearby. Now, in a unique opportunity to gain access to an often isolated community, Maverick will use music to get to know the young travellers living in Hackney and give them the opportunity to tell their stories in their own words.

Living on legal sites all over Hackney, their homes are within the shadow of the Olympic Stadium and were displaced by its construction. In a few weeks' time, Maverick will be performing on the Marshes for BBC Radio 1's Hackney Weekend, which is happening, literally, in their back garden.

For this Radio 1 Story we'll hear Maverick walk the streets of his home borough and across the marshes to meet the young travellers for the first time - giving voice to this often marginalised part of UK society. Big Fat Gypsy Weddings this ain't.

The Travelling Man20120604

For London born and Irish raised Maverick Sabre, home is where he finds a beat and a rhyme. Exclusively for BBC Radio 1, he's returning to his Hackney roots to meet and collaborate with some of the young, Irish travellers now living in the borough. Maverick Sabre's debut mixtape was called the Travelling Man: this is his and their story.

At four years old Michael Stafford left Hackney with his family for a small town in Wexford, Ireland, where he made friends with travellers living nearby. Now, in a unique opportunity to gain access to an often isolated community, Maverick will use music to get to know the young travellers living in Hackney and give them the opportunity to tell their stories in their own words.

Living on legal sites all over Hackney, their homes are within the shadow of the Olympic Stadium and were displaced by its construction. In a few weeks' time, Maverick will be performing on the Marshes for BBC Radio 1's Hackney Weekend, which is happening, literally, in their back garden.

For this Radio 1 Story we'll hear Maverick walk the streets of his home borough and across the marshes to meet the young travellers for the first time - giving voice to this often marginalised part of UK society. Big Fat Gypsy Weddings this ain't.

The Truth About Internships20121029

With high levels of unemployment among 16-24 year olds and many facing tuition fee debt once they finish university, bagging the job you want can be really hard. Getting a foot on the career ladder early is a way of working towards a dream job in the future but - as more and more young people are discovering - starting out in the working world is virtually impossible without experience. That's where the internship comes in.

In the last few years internships have become an increasingly popular way for people to gain that all-important experience in the industry or the company of their dreams - and perhaps even gain full-time employment. But it's not that simple. Internships can vary depending on which company you go to and where you live; they can be paid or unpaid; and can last anything from a week to a year. So, it's very important to be clued up before taking on a placement.

Newsbeat's Tina Daheley hears from interns and employers to find out what it takes to bag a worthwhile internship and how to know when you're being ripped off. Speaking to Annie Mac, Nick Grimshaw and Adam Deacon, Tina reveals how getting experience early and persevering can lead to top jobs in industries you might not expect. Tracking the interning journey of Radio 1 listeners and speaking to campaigners and big bosses, Tina finds out what interns' rights are, what can aid success and the real truth about internships.

The Truth About Internships20121029

With high levels of unemployment among 16-24 year olds and many facing tuition fee debt once they finish university, bagging the job you want can be really hard. Getting a foot on the career ladder early is a way of working towards a dream job in the future but - as more and more young people are discovering - starting out in the working world is virtually impossible without experience. That's where the internship comes in.

In the last few years internships have become an increasingly popular way for people to gain that all-important experience in the industry or the company of their dreams - and perhaps even gain full-time employment. But it's not that simple. Internships can vary depending on which company you go to and where you live; they can be paid or unpaid; and can last anything from a week to a year. So, it's very important to be clued up before taking on a placement.

Newsbeat's Tina Daheley hears from interns and employers to find out what it takes to bag a worthwhile internship and how to know when you're being ripped off. Speaking to Annie Mac, Nick Grimshaw and Adam Deacon, Tina reveals how getting experience early and persevering can lead to top jobs in industries you might not expect. Tracking the interning journey of Radio 1 listeners and speaking to campaigners and big bosses, Tina finds out what interns' rights are, what can aid success and the real truth about internships.

The Wombats: Merseyside To Stateside20110704

Merseyside To Stateside - The Story Of The Wombats.

Radio 1 joins The Wombats in their latest quest to break America.We begin at Radio 1's Big Weekend, just before they jet off to America's east coast.

Following the UK success of their second album, This Modern Glitch, we find out if they have what it takes to be successful in the States too.

From stage diving to ironing, Radio 1's exclusive access reveals what life is really like on the road.

Be assured, what happens on tour, won't stay on tour!

The Wombats are off on tour to try and break America and Radio 1 is going with them!.

The Wombats: Merseyside To Stateside20110704

Merseyside To Stateside - The Story Of The Wombats.

Radio 1 joins The Wombats in their latest quest to break America.We begin at Radio 1's Big Weekend, just before they jet off to America's east coast.

Following the UK success of their second album, This Modern Glitch, we find out if they have what it takes to be successful in the States too.

From stage diving to ironing, Radio 1's exclusive access reveals what life is really like on the road.

Be assured, what happens on tour, won't stay on tour!

The Wombats are off on tour to try and break America and Radio 1 is going with them!.

The World Is Watching: Two Door Cinema Club20130513

Two Door Cinema Club - a band plucked from a seaside town in Northern Ireland and thrust into a world of cutting-edge cool in the heart of fashion conscious Paris.

Now back with an album reaching No.2 in the UK charts, and with members of the band performing at the opening ceremony of the Olympics, we get inside the bubble of Two Door Cinema Club to find out how they did it. We hear from the band and the people around them as they prepare for a headline performance at London's Alexandra Palace, giving you an access all areas insight into what it's like to be one of the UK's most hard working bands.

The World Is Watching: Two Door Cinema Club20130513

Two Door Cinema Club - a band plucked from a seaside town in Northern Ireland and thrust into a world of cutting-edge cool in the heart of fashion conscious Paris.

Now back with an album reaching No.2 in the UK charts, and with members of the band performing at the opening ceremony of the Olympics, we get inside the bubble of Two Door Cinema Club to find out how they did it. We hear from the band and the people around them as they prepare for a headline performance at London's Alexandra Palace, giving you an access all areas insight into what it's like to be one of the UK's most hard working bands.

Tiesto20100712

Judge Jules tells the story of the biggest DJ on the planet.

Known to his family as Tijs Michiel Verwest, this is his tale.

Tiesto20100712

Judge Jules tells the story of the biggest DJ on the planet.

Known to his family as Tijs Michiel Verwest, this is his tale.

Toddla T And David Rodigan In Jamaica20140324

In this Stories special, recorded in Jamaica, Toddla T and David Rodigan explore Jamaica's biggest musical genres, focussing on dancehall and roots reggae.

The first part of the story centres on Toddla's journey through Jamaica, as he discovers more about the relationship between Jamaican and UK music. Meeting Jamaican artists and producers from Stylo G to dancehall don Stephen "Di Genius" McGregor, ending up in a music video shot in downtown Kingston, and hearing from UK-based musicians inspired by Jamaican music, Toddla discovers the impact Jamaican music and culture has had on the UK scene.

In the other part of our story, DJ David Rodigan seeks to discover more about what is commonly known as the 'Roots Reggae Revival'. To give you a bit of background, roots rock reggae began in the 1970's and focuses on conscious themes, from everyday lives and social issues to spirituality and religion. The past decade or two however has seen dancehall rise in popularity over roots reggae in Jamaica, until the last year or so, which is seeing a resurgence in roots reggae. Rodgian explores this resurgence, speaking to some of those at the forefront and finding out why the movement is so important; and why roots reggae seemed to dissappear in the first place. Featuring artists, producers and engineers from both the first generation of roots rock reggae, including King Jammy and Gussie Clarke, as well as the second generation, including Luciano and Chronixx.

Toddla T And David Rodigan In Jamaica20140324

In this Stories special, recorded in Jamaica, Toddla T and David Rodigan explore Jamaica's biggest musical genres, focussing on dancehall and roots reggae.

The first part of the story centres on Toddla's journey through Jamaica, as he discovers more about the relationship between Jamaican and UK music. Meeting Jamaican artists and producers from Stylo G to dancehall don Stephen "Di Genius" McGregor, ending up in a music video shot in downtown Kingston, and hearing from UK-based musicians inspired by Jamaican music, Toddla discovers the impact Jamaican music and culture has had on the UK scene.

In the other part of our story, DJ David Rodigan seeks to discover more about what is commonly known as the 'Roots Reggae Revival'. To give you a bit of background, roots rock reggae began in the 1970's and focuses on conscious themes, from everyday lives and social issues to spirituality and religion. The past decade or two however has seen dancehall rise in popularity over roots reggae in Jamaica, until the last year or so, which is seeing a resurgence in roots reggae. Rodgian explores this resurgence, speaking to some of those at the forefront and finding out why the movement is so important; and why roots reggae seemed to dissappear in the first place. Featuring artists, producers and engineers from both the first generation of roots rock reggae, including King Jammy and Gussie Clarke, as well as the second generation, including Luciano and Chronixx.

Twitfalls: Social Media Gets Nasty20130218

Social networking is landing more and more young people in trouble - from cyber bullying to prison sentences.

In Twitfalls, keen tweeter and Radio 1 presenter Annie Mac explores several high profile cases, including Paul Chambers - who was found guilty of sending a menacing tweet threatening to blow up an airport. He claimed it

wasn't a serious threat and later won his appeal.

Hollyoaks stars Anna Shafer and Jasmin Franks discuss the ups and downs of social networking for them, including being threatened with violence; The Only Way is Essex star Lauren Goodger talks about the abuse she's received; 13 year old Mitra Fairbanks and her mum Collette discuss her use of Facebook and Blackberry Messenger; and Model Charlie Bell from Cheshire reveals how she lost her Miss York City title because of some 'implied nudity' photos she posted on a social networking site.

Annie also hears about the prevalence of racist and homophobic comments and she eavesdrops on the work of Child Line, which is trying to tackle an increase in bullying via social networks.

Young people from all over the country talk about how often they use social media, how it affects their lives, social networking etiquette - and what they feel they can and cannot say.

And Annie shares her own experiences of social media - both good and bad - from courting over Facebook, to the potential dangers of having half a million followers on Twitter. Put your next post on hold until you've heard this Story.

Twitfalls: Social Media Gets Nasty20130218

Social networking is landing more and more young people in trouble - from cyber bullying to prison sentences.

In Twitfalls, keen tweeter and Radio 1 presenter Annie Mac explores several high profile cases, including Paul Chambers - who was found guilty of sending a menacing tweet threatening to blow up an airport. He claimed it

wasn't a serious threat and later won his appeal.

Hollyoaks stars Anna Shafer and Jasmin Franks discuss the ups and downs of social networking for them, including being threatened with violence; The Only Way is Essex star Lauren Goodger talks about the abuse she's received; 13 year old Mitra Fairbanks and her mum Collette discuss her use of Facebook and Blackberry Messenger; and Model Charlie Bell from Cheshire reveals how she lost her Miss York City title because of some 'implied nudity' photos she posted on a social networking site.

Annie also hears about the prevalence of racist and homophobic comments and she eavesdrops on the work of Child Line, which is trying to tackle an increase in bullying via social networks.

Young people from all over the country talk about how often they use social media, how it affects their lives, social networking etiquette - and what they feel they can and cannot say.

And Annie shares her own experiences of social media - both good and bad - from courting over Facebook, to the potential dangers of having half a million followers on Twitter. Put your next post on hold until you've heard this Story.

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Nihal presents Veterans for BBC Radio 1 Stories.

Many young people in the UK can't remember a time when we weren't fighting in the middle-east.

And the fight has been going on so long, young men and women who

joined up at the start of the war as teenagers are now veterans by the age of 25...

and looking to establish new lives.

The programme takes a look at how young soldiers have been forced to grow up quickly and how their experiences at war have affected them.

Those who've left the army talk about how they have coped returning to civilian life and how, after going to war, they now view the world differently.

This documentary hears from young British soldiers who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan since British troops took part in the invasion of Afghanistan to topple the Taliban government and to seek out Al Qaeda following 9/11.

We revisit the soldiers featured in 2002's Radio 1 documentary Tour of Duty.

Veterans2010092720101004
20110530 (R1)

Nihal presents Veterans for BBC Radio 1 Stories.

Many young people in the UK can't remember a time when we weren't fighting in the middle-east.

And the fight has been going on so long, young men and women who

joined up at the start of the war as teenagers are now veterans by the age of 25...

and looking to establish new lives.

The programme takes a look at how young soldiers have been forced to grow up quickly and how their experiences at war have affected them.

Those who've left the army talk about how they have coped returning to civilian life and how, after going to war, they now view the world differently.

This documentary hears from young British soldiers who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan since British troops took part in the invasion of Afghanistan to topple the Taliban government and to seek out Al Qaeda following 9/11.

We revisit the soldiers featured in 2002's Radio 1 documentary Tour of Duty.

What The &%@!? - Swearing In Music20130408

When, in September 2012, Kanye West asked via Twitter if the word 'B****' is acceptable, it was a very public display of one of the biggest artists in the world trying to understand the boundaries of language in music.

Presented by Jameela Jamil, In 'What the &%@*!?' we look at what B**** and other 'swear words' mean to popular music today. We talk to established artists like Example as well as breaking acts like Mikill Pane, K Koke, L Marshall, SOAK and Lady Leshurr to find out how much swearing matters to them and when they feel certain words can and can't be used.

We take you through the history of swearing in music - from Prodigy's 'Smack My B**** Up' and Cee-Lo Green's 'F-You', to Azealia Banks' '212'.

With words like 'B****' becoming an issue for artists like Kanye and Lupe Fiasco, but not for others, we ask why this might be the case? When we're exposed to an uncensored internet do these words still have the power to shock?

The management at Radio 1 tell us about the station's relationship with swearing and how Radio 1 deals with those little words for those listeners they may offended by them. We also hear from the founder of 'B**** Magazine', and try to find out whether it is better to re-claim words like 'B****' for something positive, or if that's even possible at all.

Swearing can be used to offend, to aid expression and for no reason at all. 'What the &%@*!?' is an honest portrayal of why and how artists use swearing in 2013 and what young people think of it.

This programme will obviously contain very strong language - if you're easily offended please turn off now.

What The &%@!? - Swearing In Music20130408

When, in September 2012, Kanye West asked via Twitter if the word 'B****' is acceptable, it was a very public display of one of the biggest artists in the world trying to understand the boundaries of language in music.

Presented by Jameela Jamil, In 'What the &%@*!?' we look at what B**** and other 'swear words' mean to popular music today. We talk to established artists like Example as well as breaking acts like Mikill Pane, K Koke, L Marshall, SOAK and Lady Leshurr to find out how much swearing matters to them and when they feel certain words can and can't be used.

We take you through the history of swearing in music - from Prodigy's 'Smack My B**** Up' and Cee-Lo Green's 'F-You', to Azealia Banks' '212'.

With words like 'B****' becoming an issue for artists like Kanye and Lupe Fiasco, but not for others, we ask why this might be the case? When we're exposed to an uncensored internet do these words still have the power to shock?

The management at Radio 1 tell us about the station's relationship with swearing and how Radio 1 deals with those little words for those listeners they may offended by them. We also hear from the founder of 'B**** Magazine', and try to find out whether it is better to re-claim words like 'B****' for something positive, or if that's even possible at all.

Swearing can be used to offend, to aid expression and for no reason at all. 'What the &%@*!?' is an honest portrayal of why and how artists use swearing in 2013 and what young people think of it.

This programme will obviously contain very strong language - if you're easily offended please turn off now.

What The F: The Story Of Feminism And Pop20140310

Gemma Cairney asks what feminism means today and questions whether our super sexed-up female stars are empowered or exploited?

Miley says she's one of the biggest, Lily Allen's comeback was inspired by it, uber feminist and bestselling writer Caitlin Moran has been named one of the most influential people on Twitter. Everybody is talking about it. But what does the word 'feminism' really mean?

'F word' campaigns and discussions are all over the internet, newspapers and magazines, and the debates rage on.For both young men and women, the issues around male and female equality can be hard to navigate and it's difficult to see the relevance sometimes of what can feel like an outdated word - in a survey by Netmums last year, over half of mums with teenage daughters (51%) said theirchildwas not aware of the feminist movement. Last year however, the discussion exploded in pop music, with opinions swirling around Miley, Beyonce and other female starsand their right to get naked, flaunt their sexuality and generally misbehave.

Gemma investigates the relationship between feminism and pop - she talks tostars including Professor Green, Nina Nesbitt, Lauren Chvurches, Jack Harries, Luke Sital Singh and more, and asks what the word means to them. She lifts the lid on the issues that really matter when it comes to F for Feminism.

What The F: The Story Of Feminism And Pop20140310

Gemma Cairney asks what feminism means today and questions whether our super sexed-up female stars are empowered or exploited?

Miley says she's one of the biggest, Lily Allen's comeback was inspired by it, uber feminist and bestselling writer Caitlin Moran has been named one of the most influential people on Twitter. Everybody is talking about it. But what does the word 'feminism' really mean?

'F word' campaigns and discussions are all over the internet, newspapers and magazines, and the debates rage on.For both young men and women, the issues around male and female equality can be hard to navigate and it's difficult to see the relevance sometimes of what can feel like an outdated word - in a survey by Netmums last year, over half of mums with teenage daughters (51%) said theirchildwas not aware of the feminist movement. Last year however, the discussion exploded in pop music, with opinions swirling around Miley, Beyonce and other female starsand their right to get naked, flaunt their sexuality and generally misbehave.

Gemma investigates the relationship between feminism and pop - she talks tostars including Professor Green, Nina Nesbitt, Lauren Chvurches, Jack Harries, Luke Sital Singh and more, and asks what the word means to them. She lifts the lid on the issues that really matter when it comes to F for Feminism.

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Greg James hears from British troops who served in Afghanistan as they contrast their experiences with those who fought in World War One.

Mixing new interviews from Afghanistan veterans with archive of those who endured the trenches, this Radio 1 story brings out the universality of experience of going to war: the joining up, the camaraderie, the killing, the trauma and the loss, as well as asking questions such as do all wars change those who fight in them in similar ways?

The Afghanistan veterans also reflect on the stories of their relatives who fought and died in The Great War and what they went through. And just as the nation will be debating the rights and wrongs of World War One, this new generation of veterans from Britain's latest conflict consider what they believe has and has not been achieved in Afghanistan.

All of the interviews are with veterans who have left the Armed Forces, many of whom were wounded during active service. They include Lance Corporal Peter Cosgrove who served with the 2nd Royal Tank regiment in Afghanistan. He was six weeks from finishing his tour when his vehicle was hit by an enemy bomb, breaking his left leg and shattering his foot. Since leaving the army, he has battled with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Peter reflects on what his family went through in WW1. Of his three uncles who served in the war, Lewis and Fred Cosgrove were killed while Jessie survived - although he was injured and mentally scarred by his experiences. Peter is proud that, just like him, his great uncle Jessie joined the Tank Regiment and he has that connection going back a 100 years.

Other interviewees include former Royal Marine Lance Corporal Pete Dunning who lost both his legs after his vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb. Another double amputee Captain David Henson dealt with nearly twenty bombs in Helmand but stepped on an IED in a compound he was trying to clear. Both he and Pete Dunning consider themselves lucky to be alive. David Henson reflects on the bravery of his Great Great Grandfather, Private Michael Heaviside who won the Victoria Cross in WW1 for rescuing an injured man under fire in No-man's land.

Other contributors include Private Luke Hardy of the Parachute Regiment who did three tours of Afghanistan as a sniper, Flight Lieutenant Laura Posthumus who looked after the welfare of soldiers doing combat roles and Joe Glenton who, as a conscientious objector, refused to go back to Afghanistan for a second tour.

This is the first of three documentaries on the subject of war. Next week's Radio 1 Story is War Children; and MP3 War will be broadcast on Monday 18th August.

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Greg James hears from British troops who served in Afghanistan as they contrast their experiences with those who fought in World War One.

Mixing new interviews from Afghanistan veterans with archive of those who endured the trenches, this Radio 1 story brings out the universality of experience of going to war: the joining up, the camaraderie, the killing, the trauma and the loss, as well as asking questions such as do all wars change those who fight in them in similar ways?

The Afghanistan veterans also reflect on the stories of their relatives who fought and died in The Great War and what they went through. And just as the nation will be debating the rights and wrongs of World War One, this new generation of veterans from Britain's latest conflict consider what they believe has and has not been achieved in Afghanistan.

All of the interviews are with veterans who have left the Armed Forces, many of whom were wounded during active service. They include Lance Corporal Peter Cosgrove who served with the 2nd Royal Tank regiment in Afghanistan. He was six weeks from finishing his tour when his vehicle was hit by an enemy bomb, breaking his left leg and shattering his foot. Since leaving the army, he has battled with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Peter reflects on what his family went through in WW1. Of his three uncles who served in the war, Lewis and Fred Cosgrove were killed while Jessie survived - although he was injured and mentally scarred by his experiences. Peter is proud that, just like him, his great uncle Jessie joined the Tank Regiment and he has that connection going back a 100 years.

Other interviewees include former Royal Marine Lance Corporal Pete Dunning who lost both his legs after his vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb. Another double amputee Captain David Henson dealt with nearly twenty bombs in Helmand but stepped on an IED in a compound he was trying to clear. Both he and Pete Dunning consider themselves lucky to be alive. David Henson reflects on the bravery of his Great Great Grandfather, Private Michael Heaviside who won the Victoria Cross in WW1 for rescuing an injured man under fire in No-man's land.

Other contributors include Private Luke Hardy of the Parachute Regiment who did three tours of Afghanistan as a sniper, Flight Lieutenant Laura Posthumus who looked after the welfare of soldiers doing combat roles and Joe Glenton who, as a conscientious objector, refused to go back to Afghanistan for a second tour.

This is the first of three documentaries on the subject of war. Next week's Radio 1 Story is War Children; and MP3 War will be broadcast on Monday 18th August.

World War One - 220140811

World War One, they called it 'the war to end all wars', but it didn't.

'Listen to my story, war started and pushed us out and that's when our misery and homelessness started', the words of Afghanistan's first female rapper, Soosan Firooz. But they echo the story of every young person, in every conflict, in each of the hundred years since WW1.

'I thought wars happen to other people,' wrote an 11 year-old girl in Bosnia,in 1994. We'll meet today's 'other people' - war children who got caught in the crossfire of conflict not of their making.

What do we think when we think of a refugee? Victim or survivor? Friend or outsider? Heroes, like athlete Mo Farah or supermodel Alek Wek, or just normal people, who want to Skype their friends back home, listen to Justin Bieber or Beyonce, get good grades, get married, speak their minds, feel safe?

Radio 1 finds the stories behind the statistics, the identities behind the refugees. It hears from writer Zlata, rapper Mohammad, filmmaker Reem, dancer Ishimwa, campaigner Dhibla and student Linda, from Bosnia, Iran, Syria, Rwanda, Somalia, but who are all closer to us than we think.

What's the reality of growing up in a war zone? And how can a diary, a song, a poem or a play change, and even save, a life?

These testimonies of war, and peace, will be sound tracked by refugees who took refuge in music: MIA, Mika, Regina Spektor and Rita Ora, as well as those you haven't heard of, yet. We also hear from Celebrating Sanctuary which showcases emerging refugee artists to kick start Refugee Week, Musicians Without Borders, which harnesses the healing power of music for victims of torture, and War Child, who have been making charity rock for the last 20 years by getting bands like Kasabian on board.

This is the second of three documentaries on the subject of war. You can still hear Veterans: From WW1 to Afghanistan on the BBC iPlayer; while MP3 War will be broadcast on Monday 18th August.

Peter reflects on what his family went through in WW1. Of his three uncles who served in the war, Lewis and Fred Cosgrove were killed while Jessie survived - although he was injured and mentally scarred by his experiences. Peter is proud that, just like him, his great uncle Jessie joined the Tank Regiment and he has that connection going back a 100 years.

Other interviewees include former Royal Marine Lance Corporal Pete Dunning who lost both his legs after his vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb. Another double amputee Captain David Henson dealt with nearly twenty bombs in Helmand but stepped on an IED in a compound he was trying to clear. Both he and Pete Dunning consider themselves lucky to be alive. David Henson reflects on the bravery of his Great Great Grandfather, Private Michael Heaviside who won the Victoria Cross in WW1 for rescuing an injured man under fire in No-man's land.

Other contributors include Private Luke Hardy of the Parachute Regiment who did three tours of Afghanistan as a sniper, Flight Lieutenant Laura Posthumus who looked after the welfare of soldiers doing combat roles and Joe Glenton who, as a conscientious objector, refused to go back to Afghanistan for a second tour.

This is the first of three documentaries on the subject of war. Next week's Radio 1 Story is War Children; and MP3 War will be broadcast on Monday 18th August.

World War One - 220140811

World War One, they called it 'the war to end all wars', but it didn't.

'Listen to my story, war started and pushed us out and that's when our misery and homelessness started', the words of Afghanistan's first female rapper, Soosan Firooz. But they echo the story of every young person, in every conflict, in each of the hundred years since WW1.

'I thought wars happen to other people,' wrote an 11 year-old girl in Bosnia,in 1994. We'll meet today's 'other people' - war children who got caught in the crossfire of conflict not of their making.

What do we think when we think of a refugee? Victim or survivor? Friend or outsider? Heroes, like athlete Mo Farah or supermodel Alek Wek, or just normal people, who want to Skype their friends back home, listen to Justin Bieber or Beyonce, get good grades, get married, speak their minds, feel safe?

Radio 1 finds the stories behind the statistics, the identities behind the refugees. It hears from writer Zlata, rapper Mohammad, filmmaker Reem, dancer Ishimwa, campaigner Dhibla and student Linda, from Bosnia, Iran, Syria, Rwanda, Somalia, but who are all closer to us than we think.

What's the reality of growing up in a war zone? And how can a diary, a song, a poem or a play change, and even save, a life?

These testimonies of war, and peace, will be sound tracked by refugees who took refuge in music: MIA, Mika, Regina Spektor and Rita Ora, as well as those you haven't heard of, yet. We also hear from Celebrating Sanctuary which showcases emerging refugee artists to kick start Refugee Week, Musicians Without Borders, which harnesses the healing power of music for victims of torture, and War Child, who have been making charity rock for the last 20 years by getting bands like Kasabian on board.

This is the second of three documentaries on the subject of war. You can still hear Veterans: From WW1 to Afghanistan on the BBC iPlayer; while MP3 War will be broadcast on Monday 18th August.

Peter reflects on what his family went through in WW1. Of his three uncles who served in the war, Lewis and Fred Cosgrove were killed while Jessie survived - although he was injured and mentally scarred by his experiences. Peter is proud that, just like him, his great uncle Jessie joined the Tank Regiment and he has that connection going back a 100 years.

Other interviewees include former Royal Marine Lance Corporal Pete Dunning who lost both his legs after his vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb. Another double amputee Captain David Henson dealt with nearly twenty bombs in Helmand but stepped on an IED in a compound he was trying to clear. Both he and Pete Dunning consider themselves lucky to be alive. David Henson reflects on the bravery of his Great Great Grandfather, Private Michael Heaviside who won the Victoria Cross in WW1 for rescuing an injured man under fire in No-man's land.

Other contributors include Private Luke Hardy of the Parachute Regiment who did three tours of Afghanistan as a sniper, Flight Lieutenant Laura Posthumus who looked after the welfare of soldiers doing combat roles and Joe Glenton who, as a conscientious objector, refused to go back to Afghanistan for a second tour.

This is the first of three documentaries on the subject of war. Next week's Radio 1 Story is War Children; and MP3 War will be broadcast on Monday 18th August.

World War One - 3 Last20140818

In October 2001 Apple launched the iPod. Thousands of miles away the war in Afghanistan was just beginning. Now every kit bag contains an MP3 player, mobile phone or tablet, loaded with films and music to see soldiers through the most challenging time of their lives.

Greg James hears from troops at Camp Bastion who describe music as an essential part of their lives. It drowns out the monotony of camp-life. It gives an adrenaline kick to long journeys, and provides the backdrop to the ultimate dance-offs.

Soldiers about to leave for Afghanistan describe what tracks they can't do without. They reveal their fears about going to war for the first time, and their excitement at finally getting out there.

But what happens when the unit comes home from war? Years after seeing active duty in a war zone, what place do those playlists have in their lives? Do they offer comfort or rake up difficult and dangerous memories?

MP3 War weaves the music soundtracks of Helmand with soldiers' stories of operations. On the way we discover that within these track choices lies an almost endless list of associations, memories and emotions.

This is the third in a series of three documentaries on the subject of war. You can still hear Veterans: From WW1 to Afghanistan and War Children on the BBC iPlayer.

World War One - 3 Last20140818

In October 2001 Apple launched the iPod. Thousands of miles away the war in Afghanistan was just beginning. Now every kit bag contains an MP3 player, mobile phone or tablet, loaded with films and music to see soldiers through the most challenging time of their lives.

Greg James hears from troops at Camp Bastion who describe music as an essential part of their lives. It drowns out the monotony of camp-life. It gives an adrenaline kick to long journeys, and provides the backdrop to the ultimate dance-offs.

Soldiers about to leave for Afghanistan describe what tracks they can't do without. They reveal their fears about going to war for the first time, and their excitement at finally getting out there.

But what happens when the unit comes home from war? Years after seeing active duty in a war zone, what place do those playlists have in their lives? Do they offer comfort or rake up difficult and dangerous memories?

MP3 War weaves the music soundtracks of Helmand with soldiers' stories of operations. On the way we discover that within these track choices lies an almost endless list of associations, memories and emotions.

This is the third in a series of three documentaries on the subject of war. You can still hear Veterans: From WW1 to Afghanistan and War Children on the BBC iPlayer.

Written In The Stars: The Story Of Tinie Tempah20110214

The night before he heads to the 02 for his highly-tipped visit to the Brit Awards, Radio 1 celebrates the extraordinary career of Tinie Tempah to date.

Written In The Stars: The Story Of Tinie Tempah sees Gemma Cairney dig a little deeper into the story of the man behind the breakout song of 2010; focusing on his childhood, his early attempts to make it in music, the making of 'Pass Out' and 'Disc-Overy' and how Tinie feels about his sudden fame and new-found role as an inspiration to kids around the country.

The documentary includes exclusive interviews with Tinie himself, his cousin/manager Dumi, contemporaries Chipmunk and Labrinth, collaborator Ellie Goulding and industry experts Trevor Nelson and Gordon Smart.

Radio 1 also speak to his fans and teachers and students from Tinie's former school in Greenwich, London to get the inside story on the musician behind the freshest sound around.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 1Xtra.

Radio 1 celebrates Tinie Tempah's career to date.

Written In The Stars: The Story Of Tinie Tempah20110214

The night before he heads to the 02 for his highly-tipped visit to the Brit Awards, Radio 1 celebrates the extraordinary career of Tinie Tempah to date.

Written In The Stars: The Story Of Tinie Tempah sees Gemma Cairney dig a little deeper into the story of the man behind the breakout song of 2010; focusing on his childhood, his early attempts to make it in music, the making of 'Pass Out' and 'Disc-Overy' and how Tinie feels about his sudden fame and new-found role as an inspiration to kids around the country.

The documentary includes exclusive interviews with Tinie himself, his cousin/manager Dumi, contemporaries Chipmunk and Labrinth, collaborator Ellie Goulding and industry experts Trevor Nelson and Gordon Smart.

Radio 1 also speak to his fans and teachers and students from Tinie's former school in Greenwich, London to get the inside story on the musician behind the freshest sound around.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 1Xtra.

Radio 1 celebrates Tinie Tempah's career to date.