Red Wedge - The Thin End

John O'farrell goes back 20y years to relive the days of Red Wedge the coalition of pop musicians which campaigned for a Labour victory in the 1980s.

Billy Bragg, Paul Weller, The Communards, Tom Robinson and Madness were among those who joined forces to use their music to encourage young people into the voting booths.

The programme features interviews with the musicians and politicians who took part, recalls the music of the time, and asks whether pop and politics should ever be allowed to mix.

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John O'farrell goes back 20y years to relive the days of Red Wedge the coalition of pop musicians which campaigned for a Labour victory in the 1980s.

Billy Bragg, Paul Weller, The Communards, Tom Robinson and Madness were among those who joined forces to use their music to encourage young people into the voting booths.

The programme features interviews with the musicians and politicians who took part, recalls the music of the time, and asks whether pop and politics should ever be allowed to mix.