Singing In The Wilderness - Les Chansons Anglaises

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200B0120000420

In three programmes Tom Robinson charts the unacknowledged art of song and songwriting in England.

He looks at songs of human, political and social comment - a kind of English chanson influenced more by Jaques Brel than Chuck Berry.

1: The late 1950s, when three mass movements - CND, the folk revival and skiffle - helped songwriters such as Leon Rosselson and Frankie Armstrong find their voices.

200B0120000420

In three programmes Tom Robinson charts the unacknowledged art of song and songwriting in England.

He looks at songs of human, political and social comment - a kind of English chanson influenced more by Jaques Brel than Chuck Berry.

1: The late 1950s, when three mass movements - CND, the folk revival and skiffle - helped songwriters such as Leon Rosselson and Frankie Armstrong find their voices.

200B0220000427

In three programmes, Tom Robinson charts the unacknowledged art of song and songwriting in England.

2: He looks at the importance of song to the radical theatre of the 1970s, the emergence of gender issues and sexual politics as the subject of songs, and the liberating rush of punk rock.

Contributors include Billy Bragg, Sandra Kerr, Attila the Stockbroker and Clive James

200B0220000427

In three programmes, Tom Robinson charts the unacknowledged art of song and songwriting in England.

2: He looks at the importance of song to the radical theatre of the 1970s, the emergence of gender issues and sexual politics as the subject of songs, and the liberating rush of punk rock.

Contributors include Billy Bragg, Sandra Kerr, Attila the Stockbroker and Clive James

200B0320000504

In the last of three programmes charting the art of song and songwriting in England, Tom Robinson investigates how the European chanson is inspiring a new generation of writers and singers, including Des De Moor and Philip Jeays, and asks whether Britain's relationship with Europe is a significant influence.

With June Tabor and the activist band Seize the Day.

200B0320000504

In the last of three programmes charting the art of song and songwriting in England, Tom Robinson investigates how the European chanson is inspiring a new generation of writers and singers, including Des De Moor and Philip Jeays, and asks whether Britain's relationship with Europe is a significant influence.

With June Tabor and the activist band Seize the Day.