The Look Of Love - The Story Of The New Romantics

Martin Fry presents a seven-part series looking back at the New Romantic era of the early 1980s.

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01New Sounds, New Styles2001051720050627
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Tonight he asks why, while Britain was in the grip of Thatcherism and recession, the New Romantics closed their eyes and partied. Featuring music from Gary Numan, Spandau Ballet, Kraftwerk, Duran Duran, Ultravox and the Human League.

Martin Fry begins a series looking back at the New Romantic era of the early 1980s.

Martin Fry presents a seven-part series looking back at the New Romantic era of the early 1980s. Tonight he asks why, while Britain was in the grip of Thatcherism and recession, the New Romantics closed their eyes and partied. Featuring music from Gary Numan, Spandau Ballet, Kraftwerk, Duran Duran, Ultravox and the Human League.

ABC vocalist Martin Fry recalls the heady days of the New Romantic movement.

The Look of Love (part 1 of 7).

ABC's Martin Fry looks back at the 80s and New Romantics.

Tonight he asks why, while Britain was in the grip of Thatcherism and recession, the New Romantics closed their eyes and partied.

Featuring music from Gary Numan, Spandau Ballet, Kraftwerk, Duran Duran, Ultravox and the Human League.

A look at why while Britain was in the grip of Thatcherism and recession, New Romantics closed their eyes and partied.

02Sheffield Steel2001052420050628 (6M)
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Martin Fry considers the Sheffield sound of The Human League, ABC and Heaven 17.

Martin Fry continues his seven-part series looking back at the New Romantic era of the early 1980s.

Three of the most notable bands of the period came from Sheffield - The Human League, ABC and Heaven 17. This programme explores the social and musical conditions that caused the Sheffield sound to storm the charts in the 80s.

Repeated to coincide with BBC 6 Music's celebration of Sheffield.

Repeated as part of BBC Radio 6 Music Celebrates Sheffield.

Martin Fry explores the social and musical conditions behind the Sheffield Sound.

The Look Of Love - The Story Of The New Romantics (2/7) Sheffield Steel.

Presented by Martin Fry.

First broadcast in 2001.

Three of the most notable bands of the period came from Sheffield - the Human League, ABC and Heaven 17.

This programme explores the social and musical conditions that caused the Sheffield Sound to storm the charts.

This programme explores the social and musical conditions that caused the Sheffield sound to storm the charts in the 80s.

03The Image2001053120050629
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Martin Fry explores the New Romantic obsession with style and image.

Martin Fry explores the New Romantic obsession with style and image, as the launch of MTV made having a striking look more important than ever. With contributions from Stuart Maconie, Mike Brocken, Andy McClusky and Peter York.

Martin Fry explores the New Romantic obsession with style and image, as the launch of MTV made having a striking look more important than ever.

With contributions from Stuart Maconie, Mike Brocken, Andy McClusky and Peter York.

This edition explores the New Romantic obsession with style and image, as the launch of MTV made having a striking look more important than ever.

With contributions from Stuart Maconie, Mike Brocken, Andy McClusky and Peter Yorke.

04Tears Are Not Enough - The New Romantic Love Song2001060720050630
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Martin Fry explores the language of love in the songs of the new romantics.

Martin Fry continues his seven-part series looking back at the New Romantic era of the early 1980s. In this part he explores the language of love in the songs of the Human League, Soft Cell, Culture Club, Duran Duran and ABC.

Part 4: Tears Are Not Enough - The New Romantic Love Song.

Martin Fry explores the language of love in the songs of the Human League, Soft Cell, Culture Club, Duran Duran and ABC.

This edition explores the language of love in the songs of the Human League, Soft Cell, Culture Club, Duran Duran and ABC.

05The Quest For The Perfect Pop Song2001061420050704
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Producers Trevor Horn and Steve Levine talk about their most memorable records of the 80s.

Martin Fry explores the way New Romantic bands came to prominence at the same time as music was being shaken up by a technological revolution. Producers Trevor Horn and Steve Levine talk about how they made some of the most memorable records of the 80s.

Martin Fry explores the way New Romantic bands came to prominence at the same time as music was being shaken up by a technological revolution.

Producers Trevor Horn and Steve Levine talk about how they made some of the most memorable records of the 80s.

This edition explores how New Romantic bands came to prominence at the same time as music was being shaken up by a technological revolution.

06The Art Of Falling Apart2001062120050705
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Martin Fry explores how by the mid-1980s the New Romantic movement was beginning to wane.

Martin Fry explores how, by the mid-1980s, the New Romantic movement was beginning to wane and examines the bands that rode the storm and those that went under. With contributions from Trevor Horn, Muriel Gray, Robert Sandall and Dr Mike Brocken.

Martin Fry explores how by the mid 1980s the New Romantic movement was beginning to wane and examines the bands that rode the storm and those that went under.

With contributions from Trevor Horn, Muriel Gray, Robert Sandall and Dr Mike Brocken.

This edition explores how by the mid 1980s the New Romantic movement was beginning to wane and examines the bands that rode the storm and those that went under.

07 LASTThe Legacy2001062820050706
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Martin Fry examines the lasting influence of the New Romantic period.

Martin Fry examines the lasting influence of the New Romantic period, with contributions from Rusty Egan, Robert Sandall, producer Steve Levine and Robert Elms.

This edition examines the lasting influence of the period, with contributions from Rusty Egan, Robert Sandall, producer Steve Levine and Robert Elms

Martin Fry of ABC looks back on the movement's legacy.

The Look Of Love - The Story Of The New Romantics (7/7).

The Legacy.

Martin Fry looks back.