London Chronicles, The

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As London readies itself for the Olympic Games, Francesca Panetta leads you through the.

As London readies itself for the Olympic Games, Francesca Panetta leads you through the many voices and sounds of the city.

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As London readies itself for the Olympic Games, Francesca Panetta leads you through the.

As London readies itself for the Olympic Games, Francesca Panetta leads you through the many voices and sounds of the city.

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With the 2012 Olympics just days away, Britain's capital city will soon be the sporting centre of the world. But its stories started millenia ago.

London Calling is the final instalment of the BBC World Service's series The London Chronicles.

In it Francesca Panetta goes on an audio journey, away from the fanfare and voices of the venues, to listen to the city's murky and varied past.

Can a city retain a memory, and if so what does it sound like?

London Calling was presented and produced by Francesca Panetta. Sound design was by Nick Ryan, script advice from Tom Chivers and field recordings from London Sound Survey.

Producers for the BBC were Pandita Lorenz, Paul Coletti and Pearse Lynch. The editor was Fiona Crack.

(Image: The sun setting over the Houses of Parliament (Palace of Westminster) in London, with Big Ben in view. Credit: Press Association/Anthony Devlin Silhouetted)

As London readies itself for the Olympic Games, Francesca Panetta leads you through the many voices and sounds of the city.

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As this historic and influential city readies itself to host the Olympic Games, The London Chronicles by Francesca Panetta takes you on an audio journey through the life of the city to find its many voices and sounds.

Chapters four to six reflect the themes of memory, love and money.

London Calling was presented and produced by Francesca Panetta. Sound design was by Nick Ryan, script advice from Tom Chivers and field recordings from London Sound Survey.

Producers for the BBC were Pandita Lorenz, Paul Coletti and Pearse Lynch. The editor was Fiona Crack.

(Image: The Thames Embankment in London under construction showing the subway, lower level of the sewer, the Metropolitan Railway and the pneumatic railway. Credit: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)