Sounds Of The 20th Century

Sounds of the Twentieth Century is an audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia in 50 hour-long episodes.

Each programme is dedicated to one year from 1951 to 2000 and features nothing that wasn't heard, seen or read at the time.

There's no hindsight, no "I-heart-the-80s"-style reminiscences; just the music, the news, the radio, the TV and the movies as they were first experienced.

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Jeremy Vine reaches the 1980s in Radio 2's audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia.

1980 is the year of Coe vs Ovett, JR and Jona Lewie, new jobs for senior citizens Michael Foot and Ronald Reagan, and the tragic loss of John Lennon.

The audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia reaches the 80s.

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Jeremy Vine reaches the 1981 in Radio 2's audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia.

It's the year of The Specials' Ghost Town and riots in Brixton and Toxteth. The New Romantics arrive to brighten up the clubs, there's some saucy skirt-ripping at Eurovision and a new political party is shaking up Westminster.

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia reaches 1981.

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Sounds of the Twentieth Century is an audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia in 50 hour-long episodes.

Each programme is dedicated to one year from 1951 to 2000 and features nothing that wasn't heard, seen or read at the time. There's no hindsight, no "I-heart-the-80s"-style reminiscences; just the music, the news, the radio, the TV and the movies as they were first experienced.

Jeremy Vine introduces part one of Sounds of the 20th Century: 1951. It features the real King's speech (as he opens the Festival of Britain); a General Election victory for the Conservatives and their Liberal allies; the first hit single with multi-tracking (Les Paul's How High the Moon); the first rock 'n' roll record (Jackie Brenston's Rocket 88); screen heroes from Marlon Brando to the Lone Ranger; and much more.

. Radio 2's audio journey through five decades begins with 1951.

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Sounds of the Twentieth Century is an audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia in 50 hour-long episodes.

Each programme is dedicated to one year from 1951 to 2000 and features nothing that wasn't heard, seen or read at the time.

There's no hindsight, no "I-heart-the-80s"-style reminiscences; just the music, the news, the radio, the TV and the movies as they were first experienced.

Sounds of the Twentieth Century is an audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia in 50 hour-long episodes.

Each programme is dedicated to one year from 1951 to 2000 and features nothing that wasn't heard, seen or read at the time. There's no hindsight, no "I-heart-the-80s"-style reminiscences; just the music, the news, the radio, the TV and the movies as they were first experienced.

Jeremy Vine introduces part one of Sounds of the 20th Century: 1951. It features the real King's speech (as he opens the Festival of Britain); a General Election victory for the Conservatives and their Liberal allies; the first hit single with multi-tracking (Les Paul's How High the Moon); the first rock 'n' roll record (Jackie Brenston's Rocket 88); screen heroes from Marlon Brando to the Lone Ranger; and much more.

Jeremy Vine introduces part one of Sounds of the 20th Century: 1951.

It features the real King's speech (as he opens the Festival of Britain); a General Election victory for the Conservatives and their Liberal allies; the first hit single with multi-tracking (Les Paul's How High the Moon); the first rock 'n' roll record (Jackie Brenston's Rocket 88); screen heroes from Marlon Brando to the Lone Ranger; and much more.

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Sounds of the Twentieth Century is an audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia in 50 hour-long episodes.

Each programme is dedicated to one year from 1951 to 2000 and features nothing that wasn't heard, seen or read at the time.

There's no hindsight, no "I-heart-the-80s"-style reminiscences; just the music, the news, the radio, the TV and the movies as they were first experienced.Jeremy Vine introduces part one of Sounds of the 20th Century: 1951.

It features the real King's speech (as he opens the Festival of Britain); a General Election victory for the Conservatives and their Liberal allies; the first hit single with multi-tracking (Les Paul's How High the Moon); the first rock 'n' roll record (Jackie Brenston's Rocket 88); screen heroes from Marlon Brando to the Lone Ranger; and much more.

0119512011040720150106 (R2)

Sounds of the Twentieth Century is an audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia in 50 hour-long episodes.

Each programme is dedicated to one year from 1951 to 2000 and features nothing that wasn't heard, seen or read at the time. There's no hindsight, no "I-heart-the-80s"-style reminiscences; just the music, the news, the radio, the TV and the movies as they were first experienced.

Jeremy Vine introduces part one of Sounds of the 20th Century: 1951. It features the real King's speech (as he opens the Festival of Britain); a General Election victory for the Conservatives and their Liberal allies; the first hit single with multi-tracking (Les Paul's How High the Moon); the first rock 'n' roll record (Jackie Brenston's Rocket 88); screen heroes from Marlon Brando to the Lone Ranger; and much more.

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Sounds of the 20th Century is an audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia in 50 hour-long episodes.

Each programme is dedicated to one year from 1951 to 2000 and features nothing that wasn't heard, seen or read at the time. There's no hindsight, no "I-heart-the-80s"-style reminiscences; just the music, the news, the radio, the TV and the movies as they were first experienced.

Jeremy Vine introduces part two of Sounds of the 20th Century: 1952. It features the death of a king and the accession of a new queen; chaos in London as the Great Smog kills thousands; the UK's first pop chart and number one single (Al Martino's Here in My Heart); the Helsinki Olympics, Gene Kelly Singin' in the Rain and much more.

. Jeremy Vine introduces the music, news, radio, TV and movies of 1952.

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Sounds of the 20th Century is an audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia in 50 hour-long episodes.

Each programme is dedicated to one year from 1951 to 2000 and features nothing that wasn't heard, seen or read at the time. There's no hindsight, no "I-heart-the-80s"-style reminiscences; just the music, the news, the radio, the TV and the movies as they were first experienced.

Jeremy Vine introduces part two of Sounds of the 20th Century: 1952. It features the death of a king and the accession of a new queen; chaos in London as the Great Smog kills thousands; the UK's first pop chart and number one single (Al Martino's Here in My Heart); the Helsinki Olympics, Gene Kelly Singin' in the Rain and much more.

Jeremy Vine introduces part two of Sounds of the 20th Century: 1952.

It features the death of a king and the accession of a new queen; chaos in London as the Great Smog kills thousands; the UK's first pop chart and number one single (Al Martino's Here in My Heart); the Helsinki Olympics, Gene Kelly Singin' in the Rain and much more.

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Jeremy Vine introduces part two of Sounds of the 20th Century: 1952.

It features the death of a king and the accession of a new queen; chaos in London as the Great Smog kills thousands; the UK's first pop chart and number one single (Al Martino's Here in My Heart); the Helsinki Olympics, Gene Kelly Singin' in the Rain and much more.

0219522011041420150113 (R2)

Sounds of the 20th Century is an audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia in 50 hour-long episodes.

Each programme is dedicated to one year from 1951 to 2000 and features nothing that wasn't heard, seen or read at the time. There's no hindsight, no "I-heart-the-80s"-style reminiscences; just the music, the news, the radio, the TV and the movies as they were first experienced.

Jeremy Vine introduces part two of Sounds of the 20th Century: 1952. It features the death of a king and the accession of a new queen; chaos in London as the Great Smog kills thousands; the UK's first pop chart and number one single (Al Martino's Here in My Heart); the Helsinki Olympics, Gene Kelly Singin' in the Rain and much more.

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Sounds of the 20th Century is an audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia in 50 hour-long episodes.

Each programme is dedicated to one year from 1951 to 2000 and features nothing that wasn't heard, seen or read at the time. There's no hindsight, no "I-heart-the-80s"-style reminiscences; just the music, the news, the radio, the TV and the movies as they were first experienced.

Jeremy Vine introduces part three of Sounds of the 20th Century: 1953. A year dominated by the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing are feted as the conquerors of Everest and England win the Ashes.

At Wembley, Stanley Matthews stars in one of the best ever FA Cup Finals, but England are taught a footballing lesson by Hungary. On the radiogram, in the corner of the lounge, American crooners like Dean Martin and Perry Como are joined by a young British rival, Jimmy Young. And big comedy hits are Take It from Here and The Glums.

. Jeremy Vine introduces 1953, the year of the Coronation and the conquering of Everest.

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A year dominated by the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing are feted as the conquerors of Everest and England win the Ashes.

At Wembley, Stanley Matthews stars in one of the best ever FA Cup Finals, but England are taught a footballing lesson by Hungary.

On the radiogram, in the corner of the lounge, American crooners like Dean Martin and Perry Como are joined by a young British rival, Jimmy Young.

And big comedy hits are Take It from Here and The Glums.

0319532011042120150120 (R2)

Sounds of the 20th Century is an audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia in 50 hour-long episodes.

Each programme is dedicated to one year from 1951 to 2000 and features nothing that wasn't heard, seen or read at the time. There's no hindsight, no "I-heart-the-80s"-style reminiscences; just the music, the news, the radio, the TV and the movies as they were first experienced.

Jeremy Vine introduces part three of Sounds of the 20th Century: 1953. A year dominated by the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing are feted as the conquerors of Everest and England win the Ashes.

At Wembley, Stanley Matthews stars in one of the best ever FA Cup Finals, but England are taught a footballing lesson by Hungary. On the radiogram, in the corner of the lounge, American crooners like Dean Martin and Perry Como are joined by a young British rival, Jimmy Young. And big comedy hits are Take It from Here and The Glums.

0319532011042120150120 (R2)

Sounds of the 20th Century is an audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia in 50 hour-long episodes.

Each programme is dedicated to one year from 1951 to 2000 and features nothing that wasn't heard, seen or read at the time. There's no hindsight, no "I-heart-the-80s"-style reminiscences; just the music, the news, the radio, the TV and the movies as they were first experienced.

Jeremy Vine introduces part three of Sounds of the 20th Century: 1953. A year dominated by the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing are feted as the conquerors of Everest and England win the Ashes.

At Wembley, Stanley Matthews stars in one of the best ever FA Cup Finals, but England are taught a footballing lesson by Hungary. On the radiogram, in the corner of the lounge, American crooners like Dean Martin and Perry Como are joined by a young British rival, Jimmy Young. And big comedy hits are Take It from Here and The Glums.

A year dominated by the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing are feted as the conquerors of Everest and England win the Ashes.

At Wembley, Stanley Matthews stars in one of the best ever FA Cup Finals, but England are taught a footballing lesson by Hungary.

On the radiogram, in the corner of the lounge, American crooners like Dean Martin and Perry Como are joined by a young British rival, Jimmy Young.

And big comedy hits are Take It from Here and The Glums.

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Sounds of the 20th Century is an audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia in 50 hour-long episodes.

Each programme is dedicated to one year from 1951 to 2000 and features nothing that wasn't heard, seen or read at the time. There's no hindsight, no "I-heart-the-80s"-style reminiscences; just the music, the news, the radio, the TV and the movies as they were first experienced.

Jeremy Vine introduces part four of the 50 part series: 1954. The year when Roger Bannister breaks the "unbreakable" record - the 4-minute mile; the Prime Minister celebrates his 80th birthday; and a young American preacher launches his London Crusade.

Journey into Space is the big radio hit; and Ted Ray, Tony Hancock and The Goons keep Britain laughing as rationing continues for yet another year. The big dance hit of the year is the mambo. But the Teddy Boys are slipping on their drapes and creepers and starting to shake, rattle and roll!

. Jeremy Vine looks at 1954, the year when the mambo craze was ousted by the Teddy Boys.

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Sounds of the 20th Century is an audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia in 50 hour-long episodes.

Each programme is dedicated to one year from 1951 to 2000 and features nothing that wasn't heard, seen or read at the time. There's no hindsight, no "I-heart-the-80s"-style reminiscences; just the music, the news, the radio, the TV and the movies as they were first experienced.

Jeremy Vine introduces part four of the 50 part series: 1954. The year when Roger Bannister breaks the "unbreakable" record - the 4-minute mile; the Prime Minister celebrates his 80th birthday; and a young American preacher launches his London Crusade.

Journey into Space is the big radio hit; and Ted Ray, Tony Hancock and The Goons keep Britain laughing as rationing continues for yet another year. The big dance hit of the year is the mambo. But the Teddy Boys are slipping on their drapes and creepers and starting to shake, rattle and roll!

Each programme is dedicated to one year from 1951 to 2000 and features nothing that wasn't heard, seen or read at the time.

There's no hindsight, no "I-heart-the-80s"-style reminiscences; just the music, the news, the radio, the TV and the movies as they were first experienced.

Jeremy Vine introduces part four of the 50 part series: 1954.

The year when Roger Bannister breaks the "unbreakable" record - the 4-minute mile; the Prime Minister celebrates his 80th birthday; and a young American preacher launches his London Crusade.

Journey into Space is the big radio hit; and Ted Ray, Tony Hancock and The Goons keep Britain laughing as rationing continues for yet another year.

The big dance hit of the year is the mambo.

But the Teddy Boys are slipping on their drapes and creepers and starting to shake, rattle and roll!

Jeremy Vine looks at 1954, the year when the mambo craze was ousted by the Teddy Boys.

0419542011042820150127 (R2)

Sounds of the 20th Century is an audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia in 50 hour-long episodes.

Each programme is dedicated to one year from 1951 to 2000 and features nothing that wasn't heard, seen or read at the time. There's no hindsight, no "I-heart-the-80s"-style reminiscences; just the music, the news, the radio, the TV and the movies as they were first experienced.

Jeremy Vine introduces part four of the 50 part series: 1954. The year when Roger Bannister breaks the "unbreakable" record - the 4-minute mile; the Prime Minister celebrates his 80th birthday; and a young American preacher launches his London Crusade.

Journey into Space is the big radio hit; and Ted Ray, Tony Hancock and The Goons keep Britain laughing as rationing continues for yet another year. The big dance hit of the year is the mambo. But the Teddy Boys are slipping on their drapes and creepers and starting to shake, rattle and roll!

04195420110428

Sounds of the 20th Century is an audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia in 50 hour-long episodes.

Each programme is dedicated to one year from 1951 to 2000 and features nothing that wasn't heard, seen or read at the time.

There's no hindsight, no "I-heart-the-80s"-style reminiscences; just the music, the news, the radio, the TV and the movies as they were first experienced.

Jeremy Vine introduces part four of the 50 part series: 1954.

The year when Roger Bannister breaks the "unbreakable" record - the 4-minute mile; the Prime Minister celebrates his 80th birthday; and a young American preacher launches his London Crusade.

Journey into Space is the big radio hit; and Ted Ray, Tony Hancock and The Goons keep Britain laughing as rationing continues for yet another year.

The big dance hit of the year is the mambo.

But the Teddy Boys are slipping on their drapes and creepers and starting to shake, rattle and roll!

Jeremy Vine looks at 1954, the year when the mambo craze was ousted by the Teddy Boys.

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Each programme is dedicated to one year from 1951 to 2000 and features nothing that wasn't heard, seen or read at the time. There's no hindsight, no "I-heart-the-80s"-style reminiscences; just the music, the news, the radio, the TV and the movies as they were first experienced.

Jeremy Vine introduces 1955. A year when when a young singer called Elvis Presley starts to get noticed. BBC Television gets its first competitor with the arrival of ITV and shows like Take Your Pick and Dragnet. James Dean is killed before moviegoers have seen him in Rebel without a Cause, Ruth Ellis becomes the last woman in Britain to be hanged and Kim Philby is unmasked as the Third Man.

The music comes from rock 'n' rollers like Little Richard, Chuck Berry and - with his music for the controversial film Blackboard Jungle - Bill Haley.

. Jeremy Vine introduces 1955, the year of Elvis, James Dean, ITV and the Third Man.

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Sounds Of The 20th Century is an audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia in 50 hour-long episodes.

Each programme is dedicated to one year from 1951 to 2000 and features nothing that wasn't heard, seen or read at the time. There's no hindsight, no "I-heart-the-80s"-style reminiscences; just the music, the news, the radio, the TV and the movies as they were first experienced.

Jeremy Vine introduces 1955. A year when when a young singer called Elvis Presley starts to get noticed. BBC Television gets its first competitor with the arrival of ITV and shows like Take Your Pick and Dragnet. James Dean is killed before moviegoers have seen him in Rebel Without A Cause, Ruth Ellis becomes the last woman in Britain to be hanged and Kim Philby is unmasked as the Third Man.

The music comes from rock'n'rollers like Little Richard, Chuck Berry and - with his music for the controversial film Blackboard Jungle - Bill Haley.

Each programme is dedicated to one year from 1951 to 2000 and features nothing that wasn't heard, seen or read at the time.

There's no hindsight, no "I-heart-the-80s"-style reminiscences; just the music, the news, the radio, the TV and the movies as they were first experienced.

Jeremy Vine introduces 1955.

A year when when a young singer called Elvis Presley starts to get noticed.

BBC Television gets its first competitor with the arrival of ITV and shows like Take Your Pick and Dragnet.

James Dean is killed before moviegoers have seen him in Rebel without a Cause, Ruth Ellis becomes the last woman in Britain to be hanged and Kim Philby is unmasked as the Third Man.

Jeremy Vine introduces 1955, the year of Elvis, James Dean, ITV and the Third Man.

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Each programme is dedicated to one year from 1951 to 2000 and features nothing that wasn't heard, seen or read at the time.

There's no hindsight, no "I-heart-the-80s"-style reminiscences; just the music, the news, the radio, the TV and the movies as they were first experienced.

Jeremy Vine introduces 1955.

A year when when a young singer called Elvis Presley starts to get noticed.

BBC Television gets its first competitor with the arrival of ITV and shows like Take Your Pick and Dragnet.

James Dean is killed before moviegoers have seen him in Rebel without a Cause, Ruth Ellis becomes the last woman in Britain to be hanged and Kim Philby is unmasked as the Third Man.

The music comes from rock 'n' rollers like Little Richard, Chuck Berry and - with his music for the controversial film Blackboard Jungle - Bill Haley.

Jeremy Vine introduces 1955, the year of Elvis, James Dean, ITV and the Third Man.

0519552011050520150203 (R2)

Sounds Of The 20th Century is an audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia in 50 hour-long episodes.

Each programme is dedicated to one year from 1951 to 2000 and features nothing that wasn't heard, seen or read at the time. There's no hindsight, no "I-heart-the-80s"-style reminiscences; just the music, the news, the radio, the TV and the movies as they were first experienced.

Jeremy Vine introduces 1955. A year when when a young singer called Elvis Presley starts to get noticed. BBC Television gets its first competitor with the arrival of ITV and shows like Take Your Pick and Dragnet. James Dean is killed before moviegoers have seen him in Rebel Without A Cause, Ruth Ellis becomes the last woman in Britain to be hanged and Kim Philby is unmasked as the Third Man.

The music comes from rock'n'rollers like Little Richard, Chuck Berry and - with his music for the controversial film Blackboard Jungle - Bill Haley.

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Sounds of the 20th Century is an audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia in 50 hour-long episodes.

Each programme is dedicated to one year from 1951 to 2000 and features nothing that wasn't heard, seen or read at the time. There's no hindsight, no "I-heart-the-80s"-style reminiscences; just the music, the news, the radio, the TV and the movies as they were first experienced.

Jeremy Vine introduces episode six: 1956. The year of Rock Around the Clock, the Hungarian Revolution, the Suez Crisis and petrol coupons. Archbishop Makarios and Commander Crabbe are two of the year's most controversial names. Floyd Patterson becomes the new World Heavyweight Champion, Jim Laker takes all 10 wickets in a Test Match and the Teddy Boys are "ripping it up" all over the UK. Meanwhile, Tommy Steele is the UK's new pin-up boy and skiffle arrives with Lonnie Donegan and Rock Island Line.

. Jeremy Vine introduces 1956: revolution in Hungary, the Suez Crisis and Teddy Boys.

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Sounds of the 20th Century is an audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia in 50 hour-long episodes.

Each programme is dedicated to one year from 1951 to 2000 and features nothing that wasn't heard, seen or read at the time. There's no hindsight, no "I-heart-the-80s"-style reminiscences; just the music, the news, the radio, the TV and the movies as they were first experienced.

Jeremy Vine introduces episode six: 1956. The year of Rock Around the Clock, the Hungarian Revolution, the Suez Crisis and petrol coupons. Archbishop Makarios and Commander Crabbe are two of the year's most controversial names. Floyd Patterson becomes the new World Heavyweight Champion, Jim Laker takes all 10 wickets in a Test Match and the Teddy Boys are "ripping it up" all over the UK. Meanwhile, Tommy Steele is the UK's new pin-up boy and skiffle arrives with Lonnie Donegan and Rock Island Line.

Jeremy Vine introduces episode six: 1956.

The year of Rock Around the Clock, the Hungarian Revolution, the Suez Crisis and petrol coupons.

Archbishop Makarios and Commander Crabbe are two of the year's most controversial names.

Floyd Patterson becomes the new World Heavyweight Champion, Jim Laker takes all 10 wickets in a Test Match and the Teddy Boys are "ripping it up" all over the UK.

Meanwhile, Tommy Steele is the UK's new pin-up boy and skiffle arrives with Lonnie Donegan and Rock Island Line.

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Jeremy Vine introduces episode six: 1956.

The year of Rock Around the Clock, the Hungarian Revolution, the Suez Crisis and petrol coupons.

Archbishop Makarios and Commander Crabbe are two of the year's most controversial names.

Floyd Patterson becomes the new World Heavyweight Champion, Jim Laker takes all 10 wickets in a Test Match and the Teddy Boys are "ripping it up" all over the UK.

Meanwhile, Tommy Steele is the UK's new pin-up boy and skiffle arrives with Lonnie Donegan and Rock Island Line.

0619562011051220150210 (R2)

Sounds of the 20th Century is an audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia in 50 hour-long episodes.

Each programme is dedicated to one year from 1951 to 2000 and features nothing that wasn't heard, seen or read at the time. There's no hindsight, no "I-heart-the-80s"-style reminiscences; just the music, the news, the radio, the TV and the movies as they were first experienced.

Jeremy Vine introduces episode six: 1956. The year of Rock Around the Clock, the Hungarian Revolution, the Suez Crisis and petrol coupons. Archbishop Makarios and Commander Crabbe are two of the year's most controversial names. Floyd Patterson becomes the new World Heavyweight Champion, Jim Laker takes all 10 wickets in a Test Match and the Teddy Boys are "ripping it up" all over the UK. Meanwhile, Tommy Steele is the UK's new pin-up boy and skiffle arrives with Lonnie Donegan and Rock Island Line.

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In the final instalment of our audio journey through the 20th Century, Jeremy Vine takes listeners back to the year 2000.

There is tragedy in the air and on the railways, as Concorde crash lands in France and an InterCity 225 derails at Hatfield. And, on her daughter's 10th birthday, the troubled life of Paula Yates reaches a tragic conclusion.

In America there's an election win for George W Bush, while in the UK Ken Livingstone becomes the first elected Mayor of London.

At the box office, there are big successes for X-Men and Russell Crowe's Gladiator. The first series of Big Brother becomes front page news when "Nasty Nick" tries to influence the voting. And the catchphrase of the new millenium is "Wassup!"

And we take a jet-propelled journey back through the last 50 years of tragedy, triumph, and trivia.

Jeremy Vine takes listeners back to 2000 in the final instalment of the series.

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In the final instalment of our audio journey through the 20th Century, Jeremy Vine takes listeners back to the year 2000.

There is tragedy in the air and on the railways, as Concorde crash lands in France and an InterCity 225 derails at Hatfield. And, on her daughter's 10th birthday, the troubled life of Paula Yates reaches a tragic conclusion.

In America there's an election win for George W Bush, while in the UK Ken Livingstone becomes the first elected Mayor of London.

At the box office, there are big successes for X-Men and Russell Crowe's Gladiator. The first series of Big Brother becomes front page news when "Nasty Nick" tries to influence the voting. And the catchphrase of the new millenium is "Wassup!"

And we take a jet-propelled journey back through the last 50 years of tragedy, triumph, and trivia.

Jeremy Vine takes listeners back to 2000 in the final instalment of the series.

In the final instalment of our audio journey through the 20th Century, Jeremy Vine takes listeners back to the year 2000.

There is tragedy in the air and on the railways, as Concorde crash lands in France and an InterCity 225 derails at Hatfield. And, on her daughter's 10th birthday, the troubled life of Paula Yates reaches a tragic conclusion.

In America there's an election win for George W Bush, while in the UK Ken Livingstone becomes the first elected Mayor of London.

At the box office, there are big successes for X-Men and Russell Crowe's Gladiator. The first series of Big Brother becomes front page news when "Nasty Nick" tries to influence the voting. And the catchphrase of the new millenium is "Wassup!"

And we take a jet-propelled journey back through the last 50 years of tragedy, triumph, and trivia.

. Jeremy Vine takes listeners back to 2000 in the final instalment of the series.

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Sounds of the 20th Century is an audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia in 50 hour-long episodes.

Each programme is dedicated to one year from 1951 to 2000 and features nothing that wasn't heard, seen or read at the time. There's no hindsight, no "I-heart-the-80s"-style reminiscences; just the music, the news, the radio, the TV and the movies as they were first experienced.

This week, Jeremy Vine introduces 1957, a year when Britain gets a new Prime Minister and Russia wins the space race by launching the first Sputnik. On television, the kids are watching Six-Five Special; a schoolboy from Esher makes his TV debut in a skiffle group; and Mum and Dad are baffled by Panorama's April Fool's Day hoax.

Meanwhile, Jack Jackson is the spinning the platters that matter on Radio Luxembourg. Elvis is All Shook Up, Tommy Steele is Singing the Blues and there's a Whole Lotta Shakin Goin' On.

. Jeremy Vine introduces 1957: a new Prime Minister, and Russia launched the first Sputnik.

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Sounds of the 20th Century is an audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia in 50 hour-long episodes.

Each programme is dedicated to one year from 1951 to 2000 and features nothing that wasn't heard, seen or read at the time. There's no hindsight, no "I-heart-the-80s"-style reminiscences; just the music, the news, the radio, the TV and the movies as they were first experienced.

This week, Jeremy Vine introduces 1957, a year when Britain gets a new Prime Minister and Russia wins the space race by launching the first Sputnik. On television, the kids are watching Six-Five Special; a schoolboy from Esher makes his TV debut in a skiffle group; and Mum and Dad are baffled by Panorama's April Fool's Day hoax.

Meanwhile, Jack Jackson is the spinning the platters that matter on Radio Luxembourg. Elvis is All Shook Up, Tommy Steele is Singing the Blues and there's a Whole Lotta Shakin Goin' On.

a year when Britain gets a new Prime Minister and Russia wins the space race by launching the first Sputnik.

On television, the kids are watching Six-Five Special; a schoolboy from Esher makes his TV debut in a skiffle group; and Mum and Dad are baffled by Panorama's April Fool's Day hoax.

Meanwhile, Jack Jackson is the spinning the platters that matter on Radio Luxembourg.

Elvis is All Shook Up, Tommy Steele is Singing the Blues and there's a Whole Lotta Shakin Goin' On.

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a year when Britain gets a new Prime Minister and Russia wins the space race by launching the first Sputnik.

On television, the kids are watching Six-Five Special; a schoolboy from Esher makes his TV debut in a skiffle group; and Mum and Dad are baffled by Panorama's April Fool's Day hoax.

Meanwhile, Jack Jackson is the spinning the platters that matter on Radio Luxembourg.

Elvis is All Shook Up, Tommy Steele is Singing the Blues and there's a Whole Lotta Shakin Goin' On.

0719572011051920150217 (R2)

Sounds of the 20th Century is an audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia in 50 hour-long episodes.

Each programme is dedicated to one year from 1951 to 2000 and features nothing that wasn't heard, seen or read at the time. There's no hindsight, no "I-heart-the-80s"-style reminiscences; just the music, the news, the radio, the TV and the movies as they were first experienced.

This week, Jeremy Vine introduces 1957, a year when Britain gets a new Prime Minister and Russia wins the space race by launching the first Sputnik. On television, the kids are watching Six-Five Special; a schoolboy from Esher makes his TV debut in a skiffle group; and Mum and Dad are baffled by Panorama's April Fool's Day hoax.

Meanwhile, Jack Jackson is the spinning the platters that matter on Radio Luxembourg. Elvis is All Shook Up, Tommy Steele is Singing the Blues and there's a Whole Lotta Shakin Goin' On.

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Sounds of the 20th Century is an audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia in 50 hour-long episodes.

Each programme is dedicated to one year from 1951 to 2000 and features nothing that wasn't heard, seen or read at the time. There's no hindsight, no "I-heart-the-80s"-style reminiscences; just the music, the news, the radio, the TV and the movies as they were first experienced.

Jeremy Vine introduces 1958, the year of the first Aldermaston March and the Ban the Bomb campaign. London experiences its first race riots in Notting Hill. Two great British drivers - Stirling Moss and Mike Hawthorne - battle for the Formula One championship but sport is dominated by Manchester United's Munich disaster.

Elvis Presley joins the army but British kids have a new rock 'n' roll hero, Cliff Richard. It's the year of South Pacific and Magic Moments. Eddie Cochran has the Summertime Blues and Buddy Holly raves on.

. Jeremy Vine introduces 1958, the year of the hula hoop and the Munich air disaster.

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Sounds of the 20th Century is an audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia in 50 hour-long episodes.

Each programme is dedicated to one year from 1951 to 2000 and features nothing that wasn't heard, seen or read at the time. There's no hindsight, no "I-heart-the-80s"-style reminiscences; just the music, the news, the radio, the TV and the movies as they were first experienced.

Jeremy Vine introduces 1958, the year of the first Aldermaston March and the Ban the Bomb campaign. London experiences its first race riots in Notting Hill. Two great British drivers - Stirling Moss and Mike Hawthorne - battle for the Formula One championship but sport is dominated by Manchester United's Munich disaster.

Elvis Presley joins the army but British kids have a new rock 'n' roll hero, Cliff Richard. It's the year of South Pacific and Magic Moments. Eddie Cochran has the Summertime Blues and Buddy Holly raves on.

Jeremy Vine introduces 1958, the year of the first Aldermaston March and the Ban the Bomb campaign.

London experiences its first race riots in Notting Hill.

Two great British drivers - Stirling Moss and Mike Hawthorne - battle for the Formula One championship but sport is dominated by Manchester United's Munich disaster.

Elvis Presley joins the army but British kids have a new rock 'n' roll hero, Cliff Richard.

It's the year of South Pacific and Magic Moments.

Eddie Cochran has the Summertime Blues and Buddy Holly raves on.

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Jeremy Vine introduces 1958, the year of the first Aldermaston March and the Ban the Bomb campaign.

London experiences its first race riots in Notting Hill.

Two great British drivers - Stirling Moss and Mike Hawthorne - battle for the Formula One championship but sport is dominated by Manchester United's Munich disaster.

Elvis Presley joins the army but British kids have a new rock 'n' roll hero, Cliff Richard.

It's the year of South Pacific and Magic Moments.

Eddie Cochran has the Summertime Blues and Buddy Holly raves on.

0819582011052620150224 (R2)

Sounds of the 20th Century is an audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia in 50 hour-long episodes.

Each programme is dedicated to one year from 1951 to 2000 and features nothing that wasn't heard, seen or read at the time. There's no hindsight, no "I-heart-the-80s"-style reminiscences; just the music, the news, the radio, the TV and the movies as they were first experienced.

Jeremy Vine introduces 1958, the year of the first Aldermaston March and the Ban the Bomb campaign. London experiences its first race riots in Notting Hill. Two great British drivers - Stirling Moss and Mike Hawthorne - battle for the Formula One championship but sport is dominated by Manchester United's Munich disaster.

Elvis Presley joins the army but British kids have a new rock 'n' roll hero, Cliff Richard. It's the year of South Pacific and Magic Moments. Eddie Cochran has the Summertime Blues and Buddy Holly raves on.

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Sounds of the 20th Century is an audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia in 50 hour-long episodes.

Each programme is dedicated to one year from 1951 to 2000 and features nothing that wasn't heard, seen or read at the time. There's no hindsight, no "I-heart-the-80s"-style reminiscences; just the music, the news, the radio, the TV and the movies as they were first experienced.

This week, Jeremy Vine introduces 1959, the year when "Mac the Knife" wins the Tories a third successive general election and National Service is abolished. General de Gaulle is the new president of France and the communist Fidel Castro takes over in Cuba. World Champion racing driver Mike Hawthorne is killed on the Guildford bypass and at Wembley Elton John's cousin Roy breaks his leg in the Cup Final.

In the music industry, 78s are discontinued and the stars on 45 are Adam Faith, Anthony Newley and (the late) Buddy Holly.

. Jeremy Vine introduces 1959, a year of Fidel Castro, General de Gaulle and 'Mac the Knife'

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Sounds of the 20th Century is an audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia in 50 hour-long episodes.

Each programme is dedicated to one year from 1951 to 2000 and features nothing that wasn't heard, seen or read at the time. There's no hindsight, no "I-heart-the-80s"-style reminiscences; just the music, the news, the radio, the TV and the movies as they were first experienced.

This week, Jeremy Vine introduces 1959, the year when "Mac the Knife" wins the Tories a third successive general election and National Service is abolished. General de Gaulle is the new president of France and the communist Fidel Castro takes over in Cuba. World Champion racing driver Mike Hawthorne is killed on the Guildford bypass and at Wembley Elton John's cousin Roy breaks his leg in the Cup Final.

In the music industry, 78s are discontinued and the stars on 45 are Adam Faith, Anthony Newley and (the late) Buddy Holly.

Each programme is dedicated to one year from 1951 to 2000 and features nothing that wasn't heard, seen or read at the time.

There's no hindsight, no "I-heart-the-80s"-style reminiscences; just the music, the news, the radio, the TV and the movies as they were first experienced.

This week, Jeremy Vine introduces 1959, the year when "Mac the Knife" wins the Tories a third successive general election and National Service is abolished.

General de Gaulle is the new president of France and the communist Fidel Castro takes over in Cuba.

World Champion racing driver Mike Hawthorne is killed on the Guildford bypass and at Wembley Elton John's cousin Roy breaks his leg in the Cup Final.

Jeremy Vine introduces 1959, a year of Fidel Castro, General de Gaulle and 'Mac the Knife'

0919592011060220150303 (R2)

Sounds of the 20th Century is an audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia in 50 hour-long episodes.

Each programme is dedicated to one year from 1951 to 2000 and features nothing that wasn't heard, seen or read at the time. There's no hindsight, no "I-heart-the-80s"-style reminiscences; just the music, the news, the radio, the TV and the movies as they were first experienced.

This week, Jeremy Vine introduces 1959, the year when "Mac the Knife" wins the Tories a third successive general election and National Service is abolished. General de Gaulle is the new president of France and the communist Fidel Castro takes over in Cuba. World Champion racing driver Mike Hawthorne is killed on the Guildford bypass and at Wembley Elton John's cousin Roy breaks his leg in the Cup Final.

In the music industry, 78s are discontinued and the stars on 45 are Adam Faith, Anthony Newley and (the late) Buddy Holly.

09195920110602

Sounds of the 20th Century is an audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia in 50 hour-long episodes.

Each programme is dedicated to one year from 1951 to 2000 and features nothing that wasn't heard, seen or read at the time.

There's no hindsight, no "I-heart-the-80s"-style reminiscences; just the music, the news, the radio, the TV and the movies as they were first experienced.

This week, Jeremy Vine introduces 1959, the year when "Mac the Knife" wins the Tories a third successive general election and National Service is abolished.

General de Gaulle is the new president of France and the communist Fidel Castro takes over in Cuba.

World Champion racing driver Mike Hawthorne is killed on the Guildford bypass and at Wembley Elton John's cousin Roy breaks his leg in the Cup Final.

In the music industry, 78s are discontinued and the stars on 45 are Adam Faith, Anthony Newley and (the late) Buddy Holly.

Jeremy Vine introduces 1959, a year of Fidel Castro, General de Gaulle and 'Mac the Knife'

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Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches the 60s, as Jeremy Vine introduces 1960, the year of Lady Chatterley, the movie Psycho and the U2 spy plane affair.

Also this year, America elects a new President and there's a Wind of Change blowing through Africa. Elvis leaves the Army, Johnnie Kidd is Shakin' All Over and Eddie Cochran takes Three Steps to Heaven.

. Jeremy Vine introduces 1960, the year of Lady Chatterley, Psycho and the U2 spy plane.

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Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches the 60s, as Jeremy Vine introduces 1960, the year of Lady Chatterley, the movie Psycho and the U2 spy plane affair.

Also this year, America elects a new President and there's a Wind of Change blowing through Africa. Elvis leaves the Army, Johnnie Kidd is Shakin' All Over and Eddie Cochran takes Three Steps to Heaven.

Also this year, America elects a new President and there's a Wind of Change blowing through Africa.

Elvis leaves the Army, Johnnie Kidd is Shakin' All Over and Eddie Cochran takes Three Steps to Heaven.

Jeremy Vine introduces 1960, the year of Lady Chatterley, Psycho and the U2 spy plane.

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Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches the 60s, as Jeremy Vine introduces 1960, the year of Lady Chatterley, the movie Psycho and the U2 spy plane affair.

Also this year, America elects a new President and there's a Wind of Change blowing through Africa. Elvis leaves the Army, Johnnie Kidd is Shakin' All Over and Eddie Cochran takes Three Steps to Heaven.

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Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches the 60s, as Jeremy Vine introduces 1960, the year of Lady Chatterley, the movie Psycho and the U2 spy plane affair.

Also this year, America elects a new President and there's a Wind of Change blowing through Africa.

Elvis leaves the Army, Johnnie Kidd is Shakin' All Over and Eddie Cochran takes Three Steps to Heaven.

Jeremy Vine introduces 1960, the year of Lady Chatterley, Psycho and the U2 spy plane.

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Jeremy Vine introduces Sounds of the 20th Century, a fifty-part audio journey through the years 1951 to 2000. There's no commentary, analysis, or hindsight. Just the music, the news, the people and the programmes as they were heard at the time.

This week, we reach 1961, the year of Chubby Checker and Checkpoint Charlie, Beyond the Fringe and Ban the Bomb. Britain gets its first legal betting shops and Horace Batchelor promises guaranteed success on the football pools. Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man in space, there's a rare British triumph at Wimbledon and 16 year-old Helen Shapiro tops the chart.

. Jeremy Vine introduces 1961, a time of Beyond the Fringe, Ban the Bomb and space travel.

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Jeremy Vine introduces Sounds of the 20th Century, a fifty-part audio journey through the years 1951 to 2000. There's no commentary, analysis, or hindsight. Just the music, the news, the people and the programmes as they were heard at the time.

This week, we reach 1961, the year of Chubby Checker and Checkpoint Charlie, Beyond the Fringe and Ban the Bomb. Britain gets its first legal betting shops and Horace Batchelor promises guaranteed success on the football pools. Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man in space, there's a rare British triumph at Wimbledon and 16 year-old Helen Shapiro tops the chart.

Jeremy Vine introduces Sounds of the 20th Century, a fifty-part audio journey through the years 1951 to 2000.

There's no commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

Just the music, the news, the people and the programmes as they were heard at the time.

This week, we reach 1961, the year of Chubby Checker and Checkpoint Charlie, Beyond the Fringe and Ban the Bomb.

Britain gets its first legal betting shops and Horace Batchelor promises guaranteed success on the football pools.

Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man in space, there's a rare British triumph at Wimbledon and 16 year-old Helen Shapiro tops the chart.

Jeremy Vine introduces 1961, a time of Beyond the Fringe, Ban the Bomb and space travel.

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Jeremy Vine introduces Sounds of the 20th Century, a fifty-part audio journey through the years 1951 to 2000. There's no commentary, analysis, or hindsight. Just the music, the news, the people and the programmes as they were heard at the time.

This week, we reach 1961, the year of Chubby Checker and Checkpoint Charlie, Beyond the Fringe and Ban the Bomb. Britain gets its first legal betting shops and Horace Batchelor promises guaranteed success on the football pools. Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man in space, there's a rare British triumph at Wimbledon and 16 year-old Helen Shapiro tops the chart.

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Jeremy Vine introduces Sounds of the 20th Century, a fifty-part audio journey through the years 1951 to 2000.

There's no commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

Just the music, the news, the people and the programmes as they were heard at the time.

This week, we reach 1961, the year of Chubby Checker and Checkpoint Charlie, Beyond the Fringe and Ban the Bomb.

Britain gets its first legal betting shops and Horace Batchelor promises guaranteed success on the football pools.

Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man in space, there's a rare British triumph at Wimbledon and 16 year-old Helen Shapiro tops the chart.

Jeremy Vine introduces 1961, a time of Beyond the Fringe, Ban the Bomb and space travel.

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Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1962. Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

This week's programme charts the emergence of a four piece combo from Liverpool and a folk-singer from Minnesota. The world holds its breath as the Cuban missile crisis threatens to boil over into a world nuclear war and the very first communications satellite is celebrated in the pop charts, as the film world mourns Marilyn Monroe.

. Jeremy Vine introduces 1962 - The Beatles, Elvis Presley and the Cuban missile crisis.

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Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1962. Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

This week's programme charts the emergence of a four piece combo from Liverpool and a folk-singer from Minnesota. The world holds its breath as the Cuban missile crisis threatens to boil over into a world nuclear war and the very first communications satellite is celebrated in the pop charts, as the film world mourns Marilyn Monroe.

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1962.

Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

This week's programme charts the emergence of a four piece combo from Liverpool and a folk-singer from Minnesota.

The world holds its breath as the Cuban missile crisis threatens to boil over into a world nuclear war and the very first communications satellite is celebrated in the pop charts, as the film world mourns Marilyn Monroe.

Jeremy Vine introduces 1962 - The Beatles, Elvis Presley and the Cuban missile crisis.

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Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1962. Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

This week's programme charts the emergence of a four piece combo from Liverpool and a folk-singer from Minnesota. The world holds its breath as the Cuban missile crisis threatens to boil over into a world nuclear war and the very first communications satellite is celebrated in the pop charts, as the film world mourns Marilyn Monroe.

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Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1962.

Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

This week's programme charts the emergence of a four piece combo from Liverpool and a folk-singer from Minnesota.

The world holds its breath as the Cuban missile crisis threatens to boil over into a world nuclear war and the very first communications satellite is celebrated in the pop charts, as the film world mourns Marilyn Monroe.

Jeremy Vine introduces 1962 - The Beatles, Elvis Presley and the Cuban missile crisis.

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Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1963. Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

The year opens with the big freeze and ends with the world mourning a young President shot dead in Dallas Texas. In between, Lord Beeching wields his axe on Britain's railways and it's the year of the Great Train Robbery. In music, there's a Mersey boom and chart domination for the new beat groups from Liverpool. And there's a revolution underway in television too, led by the young David Frost and That Was the Week That Was.

. Jeremy Vine introduces 1963, the year of JFK's shooting and That Was the Week That Was.

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Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1963. Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

The year opens with the big freeze and ends with the world mourning a young President shot dead in Dallas Texas. In between, Lord Beeching wields his axe on Britain's railways and it's the year of the Great Train Robbery. In music, there's a Mersey boom and chart domination for the new beat groups from Liverpool. And there's a revolution underway in television too, led by the young David Frost and That Was the Week That Was.

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1963.

Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

The year opens with the big freeze and ends with the world mourning a young President shot dead in Dallas Texas.

In between, Lord Beeching wields his axe on Britain's railways and it's the year of the Great Train Robbery.

In music, there's a Mersey boom and chart domination for the new beat groups from Liverpool.

And there's a revolution underway in television too, led by the young David Frost and That Was the Week That Was.

Jeremy Vine introduces 1963, the year of JFK's shooting and That Was the Week That Was.

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Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1963. Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

The year opens with the big freeze and ends with the world mourning a young President shot dead in Dallas Texas. In between, Lord Beeching wields his axe on Britain's railways and it's the year of the Great Train Robbery. In music, there's a Mersey boom and chart domination for the new beat groups from Liverpool. And there's a revolution underway in television too, led by the young David Frost and That Was the Week That Was.

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Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1963.

Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

The year opens with the big freeze and ends with the world mourning a young President shot dead in Dallas Texas.

In between, Lord Beeching wields his axe on Britain's railways and it's the year of the Great Train Robbery.

In music, there's a Mersey boom and chart domination for the new beat groups from Liverpool.

And there's a revolution underway in television too, led by the young David Frost and That Was the Week That Was.

Jeremy Vine introduces 1963, the year of JFK's shooting and That Was the Week That Was.

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Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1964. Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

In 1964, British teenagers get their first taste of all-day pop radio as the pirate ships sail onto the medium wave. America goes all the way with LBJ, and while the Mods and Rockers are fighting on the beaches, Harold Wilson ends 13 years of Tory rule.

Meanwhile, The Beatles are busy conquering America and Tamla Motown's doing the same in the UK. People are Dancin' in the Street but it's A Hard Day's Night.

. Jeremy Vine introduces 1964, when Mods and Rockers battled on the beaches.

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Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1964. Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

In 1964, British teenagers get their first taste of all-day pop radio as the pirate ships sail onto the medium wave. America goes all the way with LBJ, and while the Mods and Rockers are fighting on the beaches, Harold Wilson ends 13 years of Tory rule.

Meanwhile, The Beatles are busy conquering America and Tamla Motown's doing the same in the UK. People are Dancin' In The Street but it's A Hard Day's Night.

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1964.

Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

In 1964, British teenagers get their first taste of all-day pop radio as the pirate ships sail onto the medium wave.

America goes all the way with LBJ, and while the Mods and Rockers are fighting on the beaches, Harold Wilson ends 13 years of Tory rule.

Meanwhile, The Beatles are busy conquering America and Tamla Motown's doing the same in the UK.

People are Dancin' in the Street but it's A Hard Day's Night.

Jeremy Vine introduces 1964, when Mods and Rockers battled on the beaches.

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Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1964. Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

In 1964, British teenagers get their first taste of all-day pop radio as the pirate ships sail onto the medium wave. America goes all the way with LBJ, and while the Mods and Rockers are fighting on the beaches, Harold Wilson ends 13 years of Tory rule.

Meanwhile, The Beatles are busy conquering America and Tamla Motown's doing the same in the UK. People are Dancin' In The Street but it's A Hard Day's Night.

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Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1964.

Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

In 1964, British teenagers get their first taste of all-day pop radio as the pirate ships sail onto the medium wave.

America goes all the way with LBJ, and while the Mods and Rockers are fighting on the beaches, Harold Wilson ends 13 years of Tory rule.

Meanwhile, The Beatles are busy conquering America and Tamla Motown's doing the same in the UK.

People are Dancin' in the Street but it's A Hard Day's Night.

Jeremy Vine introduces 1964, when Mods and Rockers battled on the beaches.

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Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1965. Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

In 1965 Britain mourns Winston Churchill and Richard Dimbleby. America experiences riots at home and war in Vietnam. It's the year of Like a Rolling Stone, Mr Tambourine Man, My Generation, Satisfaction and Yesterday, and on the radio Alan Freeman's Pick of the Pops is still required listening, but the latest transistor radios are tuned to Caroline and Big L. Meanwhile, on black and white TV, everyone's watching The Avengers and The Man from UNCLE.

. Jeremy Vine introduces 1965, when Winston Churchill died and there was war in Vietnam.

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Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1965. Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

In 1965 Britain mourns Winston Churchill and Richard Dimbleby. America experiences riots at home and war in Vietnam. It's the year of Like a Rolling Stone, Mr Tambourine Man, My Generation, Satisfaction and Yesterday, and on the radio Alan Freeman's Pick of the Pops is still required listening, but the latest transistor radios are tuned to Caroline and Big L. Meanwhile, on black and white TV, everyone's watching The Avengers and The Man from UNCLE.

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1965. Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

In 1965 Britain mourns Winston Churchill and Richard Dimbleby. America experiences riots at home and war in Vietnam. It's the year of Like a Rolling Stone, Mr Tambourine Man, My Generation, Satisfaction and Yesterday, and on the radio Alan Freeman's Pick of the Pops is still required listening, but the latest transistor radios are tuned to Caroline and Big L. Meanwhile, on black and white TV, everyone's watching The Avengers and The Man from UNCLE.

Jeremy Vine introduces 1965, when Winston Churchill died and there was war in Vietnam.

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1965.

Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

In 1965 Britain mourns Winston Churchill and Richard Dimbleby.

America experiences riots at home and war in Vietnam.

It's the year of Like a Rolling Stone, Mr Tambourine Man, My Generation, Satisfaction and Yesterday, and on the radio Alan Freeman's Pick of the Pops is still required listening, but the latest transistor radios are tuned to Caroline and Big L.

Meanwhile, on black and white TV, everyone's watching The Avengers and The Man from UNCLE.

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Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1965. Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

In 1965 Britain mourns Winston Churchill and Richard Dimbleby. America experiences riots at home and war in Vietnam. It's the year of Like a Rolling Stone, Mr Tambourine Man, My Generation, Satisfaction and Yesterday, and on the radio Alan Freeman's Pick of the Pops is still required listening, but the latest transistor radios are tuned to Caroline and Big L. Meanwhile, on black and white TV, everyone's watching The Avengers and The Man from UNCLE.

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Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1965. Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

In 1965 Britain mourns Winston Churchill and Richard Dimbleby. America experiences riots at home and war in Vietnam. It's the year of Like a Rolling Stone, Mr Tambourine Man, My Generation, Satisfaction and Yesterday, and on the radio Alan Freeman's Pick of the Pops is still required listening, but the latest transistor radios are tuned to Caroline and Big L. Meanwhile, on black and white TV, everyone's watching The Avengers and The Man from UNCLE.

Jeremy Vine introduces 1965, when Winston Churchill died and there was war in Vietnam.

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1965.

Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

In 1965 Britain mourns Winston Churchill and Richard Dimbleby.

America experiences riots at home and war in Vietnam.

It's the year of Like a Rolling Stone, Mr Tambourine Man, My Generation, Satisfaction and Yesterday, and on the radio Alan Freeman's Pick of the Pops is still required listening, but the latest transistor radios are tuned to Caroline and Big L.

Meanwhile, on black and white TV, everyone's watching The Avengers and The Man from UNCLE.

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Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1966. Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

1966 is the year of England's World Cup triumph. The word "trip" takes on a new meaning as The Byrds go 8 Miles High and the Beach Boys celebrate Good Vibrations. But it's also the year of Harold Wilson's prices and wages freeze and the gritty realism of Alfie, Till Death Us Do Part and Z Cars. For James Brown It's A Man's Man's Man's World, on the catwalks there's a battle between mini and maxi skirts and in south-east Asia, The War Drags On.

. Jeremy Vine introduces 1966, the year of psychedelia and England's World Cup triumph.

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Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1966. Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

1966 is the year of England's World Cup triumph. The word "trip" takes on a new meaning as The Byrds go 8 Miles High and the Beach Boys celebrate Good Vibrations. But it's also the year of Harold Wilson's prices and wages freeze and the gritty realism of Alfie, Till Death Us Do Part and Z Cars. For James Brown It's A Man's Man's Man's World, on the catwalks there's a battle between mini and maxi skirts and in south-east Asia, The War Drags On.

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1966.

Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

1966 is the year of England's World Cup triumph.

The word "trip" takes on a new meaning as The Byrds go 8 Miles High and the Beach Boys celebrate Good Vibrations.

But it's also the year of Harold Wilson's prices and wages freeze and the gritty realism of Alfie, Till Death Us Do Part and Z Cars.

For James Brown It's A Man's Man's Man's World, on the catwalks there's a battle between mini and maxi skirts and in south-east Asia, The War Drags On.

Jeremy Vine introduces 1966, the year of psychedelia and England's World Cup triumph.

1619662011072120150421 (R2)

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1966. Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

1966 is the year of England's World Cup triumph. The word "trip" takes on a new meaning as The Byrds go 8 Miles High and the Beach Boys celebrate Good Vibrations. But it's also the year of Harold Wilson's prices and wages freeze and the gritty realism of Alfie, Till Death Us Do Part and Z Cars. For James Brown It's A Man's Man's Man's World, on the catwalks there's a battle between mini and maxi skirts and in south-east Asia, The War Drags On.

16196620110721

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1966.

Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

1966 is the year of England's World Cup triumph.

The word "trip" takes on a new meaning as The Byrds go 8 Miles High and the Beach Boys celebrate Good Vibrations.

But it's also the year of Harold Wilson's prices and wages freeze and the gritty realism of Alfie, Till Death Us Do Part and Z Cars.

For James Brown It's A Man's Man's Man's World, on the catwalks there's a battle between mini and maxi skirts and in south-east Asia, The War Drags On.

Jeremy Vine introduces 1966, the year of psychedelia and England's World Cup triumph.

17196720110728

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1967. Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

1967 is the year when the government shuts down pirate radio and Tony Blackburn launches the BBC's replacement service on 247 metres. The Beatles play All You Need Is Love to a worldwide audience and the other big TV stars are Dr Finlay, Simon Dee, The Monkees and The Prisoner.

The Rolling Stones are in court, but tourists are flocking to Carnaby Street and Swinging London. It's also the year of devaluation, Bonnie and Clyde and Flower Power.

. Jeremy Vine introduces 1967, the year of Swinging London, Flower Power and Radio 1.

1719672011072820150428 (R2)

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1967. Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

1967 is the year when the government shuts down pirate radio and Tony Blackburn launches the BBC's replacement service on 247 metres. The Beatles play All You Need Is Love to a worldwide audience and the other big TV stars are Dr Finlay, Simon Dee, The Monkees and The Prisoner.

The Rolling Stones are in court, but tourists are flocking to Carnaby Street and Swinging London. It's also the year of devaluation, Bonnie and Clyde and flower power.

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1967.

Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

1967 is the year when the government shuts down pirate radio and Tony Blackburn launches the BBC's replacement service on 247 metres.

The Beatles play All You Need Is Love to a worldwide audience and the other big TV stars are Dr Finlay, Simon Dee, The Monkees and The Prisoner.

The Rolling Stones are in court, but tourists are flocking to Carnaby Street and Swinging London.

It's also the year of devaluation, Bonnie and Clyde and Flower Power.

Jeremy Vine introduces 1967, the year of Swinging London, Flower Power and Radio 1.

1719672011072820150428 (R2)

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1967. Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

1967 is the year when the government shuts down pirate radio and Tony Blackburn launches the BBC's replacement service on 247 metres. The Beatles play All You Need Is Love to a worldwide audience and the other big TV stars are Dr Finlay, Simon Dee, The Monkees and The Prisoner.

The Rolling Stones are in court, but tourists are flocking to Carnaby Street and Swinging London. It's also the year of devaluation, Bonnie & Clyde and flower power.

17196720110728

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1967.

Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

1967 is the year when the government shuts down pirate radio and Tony Blackburn launches the BBC's replacement service on 247 metres.

The Beatles play All You Need Is Love to a worldwide audience and the other big TV stars are Dr Finlay, Simon Dee, The Monkees and The Prisoner.

The Rolling Stones are in court, but tourists are flocking to Carnaby Street and Swinging London.

It's also the year of devaluation, Bonnie and Clyde and Flower Power.

Jeremy Vine introduces 1967, the year of Swinging London, Flower Power and Radio 1.

18196820110804

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1968. Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

1968 is a turbulent year: Martin Luther King and Bobbie Kennedy both fall to assassin's bullets. Russian tanks snuff out the Prague Spring, Paris is in flames as students go on the rampage, and three American athletes give the black power salute at the Mexico Olympics. And the music reflects the mood: Arthur Brown's Fire, Jose Feliciano's Light My Fire and Julie Driscoll's This Wheel's on Fire.

. Jeremy Vine introduces 1968, a turbulent year of assassination, protest and invasion.

1819682011080420150505 (R2)

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1968. Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

1968 is a turbulent year: Martin Luther King and Bobbie Kennedy both fall to assassin's bullets. Russian tanks snuff out the Prague Spring, Paris is in flames as students go on the rampage, and three American athletes give the black power salute at the Mexico Olympics. And the music reflects the mood: Arthur Brown's Fire, Jose Feliciano's Light My Fire and Julie Driscoll's This Wheel's on Fire.

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1968.

Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

1968 is a turbulent year: Martin Luther King and Bobbie Kennedy both fall to assassin's bullets.

Russian tanks snuff out the Prague Spring, Paris is in flames as students go on the rampage, and three American athletes give the black power salute at the Mexico Olympics.

And the music reflects the mood: Arthur Brown's Fire, Jose Feliciano's Light My Fire and Julie Driscoll's This Wheel's on Fire.

Jeremy Vine introduces 1968, a turbulent year of assassination, protest and invasion.

1819682011080420150505 (R2)

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1968. Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

1968 is a turbulent year: Martin Luther King and Bobbie Kennedy both fall to assassin's bullets. Russian tanks snuff out the Prague Spring, Paris is in flames as students go on the rampage, and three American athletes give the black power salute at the Mexico Olympics. And the music reflects the mood: Arthur Brown's Fire, Jose Feliciano's Light My Fire and Julie Driscoll's This Wheel's on Fire.

18196820110804

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1968.

Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

1968 is a turbulent year: Martin Luther King and Bobbie Kennedy both fall to assassin's bullets.

Russian tanks snuff out the Prague Spring, Paris is in flames as students go on the rampage, and three American athletes give the black power salute at the Mexico Olympics.

And the music reflects the mood: Arthur Brown's Fire, Jose Feliciano's Light My Fire and Julie Driscoll's This Wheel's on Fire.

Jeremy Vine introduces 1968, a turbulent year of assassination, protest and invasion.

19196920110811

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1969. Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

1969 is another momentous year, as Neil Armstrong takes one small step for man, fighting intensifies in Vietnam, Teddy Kennedy's presidential aspirations drown in the waters of Chappaquiddick, and the British Army is on the streets of Northern Ireland.

Significant releases include Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey and David Bowie's Space Oddity. Meanwhile, John Lennon & Yoko Ono are in bed to Give Peace A Chance and 400,000 young people are getting "far out" at Woodstock.

. Jeremy Vine introduces 1969, the year of the moon landing and Woodstock.

1919692011081120150512 (R2)

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1969. Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

1969 is another momentous year, as Neil Armstrong takes one small step for man, fighting intensifies in Vietnam, Teddy Kennedy's presidential aspirations drown in the waters of Chappaquiddick, and the British Army is on the streets of Northern Ireland.

Significant releases include Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey and David Bowie's Space Oddity. Meanwhile, John Lennon and Yoko Ono are in bed to Give Peace A Chance and 400,000 young people are getting "far out" at Woodstock.

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1969.

Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

1969 is another momentous year, as Neil Armstrong takes one small step for man, fighting intensifies in Vietnam, Teddy Kennedy's presidential aspirations drown in the waters of Chappaquiddick, and the British Army is on the streets of Northern Ireland.

Significant releases include Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey and David Bowie's Space Oddity.

Meanwhile, John Lennon and Yoko Ono are in bed to Give Peace A Chance and 400,000 young people are getting "far out" at Woodstock.

Jeremy Vine introduces 1969, the year of the moon landing and Woodstock.

1919692011081120150512 (R2)

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1969. Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

1969 is another momentous year, as Neil Armstrong takes one small step for man, fighting intensifies in Vietnam, Teddy Kennedy's presidential aspirations drown in the waters of Chappaquiddick, and the British Army is on the streets of Northern Ireland.

Significant releases include Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey and David Bowie's Space Oddity. Meanwhile, John Lennon & Yoko Ono are in bed to Give Peace A Chance and 400,000 young people are getting "far out" at Woodstock.

19196920110811

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1969.

Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

1969 is another momentous year, as Neil Armstrong takes one small step for man, fighting intensifies in Vietnam, Teddy Kennedy's presidential aspirations drown in the waters of Chappaquiddick, and the British Army is on the streets of Northern Ireland.

Significant releases include Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey and David Bowie's Space Oddity.

Meanwhile, John Lennon & Yoko Ono are in bed to Give Peace A Chance and 400,000 young people are getting "far out" at Woodstock.

Jeremy Vine introduces 1969, the year of the moon landing and Woodstock.

20197020110818

Radio 2's audio journey arrives at a new decade as Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of music, news, people and programmes from 1970.

It's the year of the year of the Kent State shootings and Apollo 13's "problem". In South America, Bobby Moore is arrested and England lose an epic World Cup tie against West Germany. Back home the new 18 year-old voters help to defeat Labour and elect a Conservative government led by Edward Heath. And the music industry mourns Janice Joplin and Jimi Hendrix.

. Jeremy Vine introduces 1970, with Apollo 13's 'problem' and the death of Jimi Hendrix.

2019702011081820150519 (R2)

Radio 2's audio journey arrives at a new decade as Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of music, news, people and programmes from 1970.

It's the year of the year of the Kent State shootings and Apollo 13's "problem". In South America, Bobby Moore is arrested and England lose an epic World Cup tie against West Germany. Back home the new 18 year-old voters help to defeat Labour and elect a Conservative government led by Edward Heath. And the music industry mourns Janice Joplin and Jimi Hendrix.

Radio 2's audio journey arrives at a new decade as Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of music, news, people and programmes from 1970.

It's the year of the year of the Kent State shootings and Apollo 13's "problem".

In South America, Bobby Moore is arrested and England lose an epic World Cup tie against West Germany.

Back home the new 18 year-old voters help to defeat Labour and elect a Conservative government led by Edward Heath.

And the music industry mourns Janice Joplin and Jimi Hendrix.

Jeremy Vine introduces 1970, with Apollo 13's 'problem' and the death of Jimi Hendrix.

2019702011081820150519 (R2)

Radio 2's audio journey arrives at a new decade as Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of music, news, people and programmes from 1970.

It's the year of the year of the Kent State shootings and Apollo 13's "problem". In South America, Bobby Moore is arrested and England lose an epic World Cup tie against West Germany. Back home the new 18 year-old voters help to defeat Labour and elect a Conservative government led by Edward Heath. And the music industry mourns Janice Joplin and Jimi Hendrix.

20197020110818

Radio 2's audio journey arrives at a new decade as Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of music, news, people and programmes from 1970.

It's the year of the year of the Kent State shootings and Apollo 13's "problem".

In South America, Bobby Moore is arrested and England lose an epic World Cup tie against West Germany.

Back home the new 18 year-old voters help to defeat Labour and elect a Conservative government led by Edward Heath.

And the music industry mourns Janice Joplin and Jimi Hendrix.

Jeremy Vine introduces 1970, with Apollo 13's 'problem' and the death of Jimi Hendrix.

21197120110825

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1971: the year of Butch Cassidy and T.Rex, hot pants and Women's Lib, Maggie Thatcher and Maggie May. There's trouble for OZ magazine and A Clockwork Orange, Led Zeppelin are on a Stairway To Heaven and it's goodbye to the Beatles, hello to decimal currency.

. Jeremy Vine introduces 1971 - goodbye Beatles, hello Margaret Thatcher.

2119712011082520150526 (R2)

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1971: the year of Butch Cassidy and T.Rex, hot pants and Women's Lib, Maggie Thatcher and Maggie May. There's trouble for OZ magazine and A Clockwork Orange, Led Zeppelin are on a Stairway To Heaven and it's goodbye to the Beatles, hello to decimal currency.

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1971: the year of Butch Cassidy and T.Rex, hot pants and Women's Lib, Maggie Thatcher and Maggie May.

There's trouble for OZ magazine and A Clockwork Orange, Led Zeppelin are on a Stairway To Heaven and it's goodbye to the Beatles, hello to decimal currency.

Jeremy Vine introduces 1971 - goodbye Beatles, hello Margaret Thatcher.

2119712011082520150526 (R2)

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1971: the year of Butch Cassidy and T.Rex, hot pants and Women's Lib, Maggie Thatcher and Maggie May. There's trouble for OZ magazine and A Clockwork Orange, Led Zeppelin are on a Stairway To Heaven and it's goodbye to the Beatles, hello to decimal currency.

21197120110825

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1971: the year of Butch Cassidy and T.Rex, hot pants and Women's Lib, Maggie Thatcher and Maggie May.

There's trouble for OZ magazine and A Clockwork Orange, Led Zeppelin are on a Stairway To Heaven and it's goodbye to the Beatles, hello to decimal currency.

Jeremy Vine introduces 1971 - goodbye Beatles, hello Margaret Thatcher.

22197220110901

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1972. Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

1972 is the year of Bloody Sunday and the Munich Olympics. Unemployment hits a million, there are nationwide power cuts, and the music business reaches for its glitter ball with Ziggy Stardust, Virginia Plain and Gary Glitter.

Meanwhile, on Radio 2, Terry Wogan is Fighting the Flab and on television, Monty Python are celebrating spam, spam, spam, spam.

. Jeremy Vine introduces 1972 - unemployment, power cuts, glitter music and Monty Python.

2219722011090120150602 (R2)

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1972. Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

1972 is the year of Bloody Sunday and the Munich Olympics. Unemployment hits a million, there are nationwide power cuts, and the music business reaches for its glitter ball with Ziggy Stardust, Virginia Plain and Gary Glitter.

Meanwhile, on Radio 2, Terry Wogan is Fighting the Flab and on television, Monty Python are celebrating spam, spam, spam, spam.

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1972.

Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

1972 is the year of Bloody Sunday and the Munich Olympics.

Unemployment hits a million, there are nationwide power cuts, and the music business reaches for its glitter ball with Ziggy Stardust, Virginia Plain and Gary Glitter.

Meanwhile, on Radio 2, Terry Wogan is Fighting the Flab and on television, Monty Python are celebrating spam, spam, spam, spam.

Jeremy Vine introduces 1972 - unemployment, power cuts, glitter music and Monty Python.

2219722011090120150602 (R2)

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1972. Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

1972 is the year of Bloody Sunday and the Munich Olympics. Unemployment hits a million, there are nationwide power cuts, and the music business reaches for its glitter ball with Ziggy Stardust, Virginia Plain and Gary Glitter.

Meanwhile, on Radio 2, Terry Wogan is Fighting the Flab and on television, Monty Python are celebrating spam, spam, spam, spam.

22197220110901

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1972.

Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

1972 is the year of Bloody Sunday and the Munich Olympics.

Unemployment hits a million, there are nationwide power cuts, and the music business reaches for its glitter ball with Ziggy Stardust, Virginia Plain and Gary Glitter.

Meanwhile, on Radio 2, Terry Wogan is Fighting the Flab and on television, Monty Python are celebrating spam, spam, spam, spam.

Jeremy Vine introduces 1972 - unemployment, power cuts, glitter music and Monty Python.

23197320110908

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1973. Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

1973 is the year of The Exorcist, the three-day week, and Watergate. Legal commercial radio arrives in the UK and Mike Oldfield launches a new record label with new musical concept - Tubular Bells.

. Jeremy Vine introduces 1973 - The Exorcist, three-day weeks, Watergate and Tubular Bells.

2319732011090820150609 (R2)

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1973. Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

1973 is the year of The Exorcist, the three-day week, and Watergate. Legal commercial radio arrives in the UK and Mike Oldfield launches a new record label with new musical concept - Tubular Bells.

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1973.

Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

1973 is the year of The Exorcist, the three-day week, and Watergate.

Legal commercial radio arrives in the UK and Mike Oldfield launches a new record label with new musical concept - Tubular Bells.

Jeremy Vine introduces 1973 - The Exorcist, three-day weeks, Watergate and Tubular Bells.

2319732011090820150609 (R2)

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1973. Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

1973 is the year of The Exorcist, the three-day week, and Watergate. Legal commercial radio arrives in the UK and Mike Oldfield launches a new record label with new musical concept - Tubular Bells.

23197320110908

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1973.

Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

1973 is the year of The Exorcist, the three-day week, and Watergate.

Legal commercial radio arrives in the UK and Mike Oldfield launches a new record label with new musical concept - Tubular Bells.

Jeremy Vine introduces 1973 - The Exorcist, three-day weeks, Watergate and Tubular Bells.

24197420110915

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1974. Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

1974 is a year of streaking, Wombling and Kung Fu Fighting. The three-day week continues and the government asks us to clean our teeth in the dark and bathe with a friend. There are two general elections, ABBA arrives and President Nixon departs.

. Jeremy Vine introduces 1974: a year of streaking, Wombling, and the three-day week.

2419742011091520150616 (R2)

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1974. Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

1974 is a year of streaking, Wombling and Kung Fu Fighting. The three-day week continues and the government asks us to clean our teeth in the dark and bathe with a friend. There are two general elections, ABBA arrives and President Nixon departs.

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1974.

Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

1974 is a year of streaking, Wombling and Kung Fu Fighting.

The three-day week continues and the government asks us to clean our teeth in the dark and bathe with a friend.

There are two general elections, ABBA arrives and President Nixon departs.

Jeremy Vine introduces 1974: a year of streaking, Wombling, and the three-day week.

2419742011091520150616 (R2)

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1974. Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

1974 is a year of streaking, Wombling and Kung Fu Fighting. The three-day week continues and the government asks us to clean our teeth in the dark and bathe with a friend. There are two general elections, ABBA arrives and President Nixon departs.

24197420110915

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1974.

Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

1974 is a year of streaking, Wombling and Kung Fu Fighting.

The three-day week continues and the government asks us to clean our teeth in the dark and bathe with a friend.

There are two general elections, ABBA arrives and President Nixon departs.

Jeremy Vine introduces 1974: a year of streaking, Wombling, and the three-day week.

25197520110922

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1975. Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

1975 is the year of Bohemian Rhapsody and Born to Run, Cockney Rebel and Kraftwerk, the Rollers and The Wailers. There are successes for Margaret Thatcher and Arthur Ashe, America pulls out of Vietnam and Rod Stewart's Sailing provides the soundtrack to an unlikely war over cod.

. Jeremy Vine introduces 1975, a year of Bohemian Rhapsody, Kraftwerk and The Wailers.

2519752011092220150623 (R2)

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1975. Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

1975 is the year of Bohemian Rhapsody and Born To Run, Cockney Rebel and Kraftwerk, the Rollers and the Wailers. There are successes for Margaret Thatcher and Arthur Ashe, America pulls out of Vietnam and Rod Stewart's Sailing provides the soundtrack to an unlikely war over cod.

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1975.

Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

1975 is the year of Bohemian Rhapsody and Born to Run, Cockney Rebel and Kraftwerk, the Rollers and The Wailers.

There are successes for Margaret Thatcher and Arthur Ashe, America pulls out of Vietnam and Rod Stewart's Sailing provides the soundtrack to an unlikely war over cod.

Jeremy Vine introduces 1975, a year of Bohemian Rhapsody, Kraftwerk and The Wailers.

2519752011092220150623 (R2)

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1975. Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

1975 is the year of Bohemian Rhapsody and Born To Run, Cockney Rebel and Kraftwerk, the Rollers and the Wailers. There are successes for Margaret Thatcher and Arthur Ashe, America pulls out of Vietnam and Rod Stewart's Sailing provides the soundtrack to an unlikely war over cod.

25197520110922

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1975.

Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

1975 is the year of Bohemian Rhapsody and Born to Run, Cockney Rebel and Kraftwerk, the Rollers and The Wailers.

There are successes for Margaret Thatcher and Arthur Ashe, America pulls out of Vietnam and Rod Stewart's Sailing provides the soundtrack to an unlikely war over cod.

Jeremy Vine introduces 1975, a year of Bohemian Rhapsody, Kraftwerk and The Wailers.

26197420110929

Jeremy Vine passes the midway point in Radio 2's audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia, and reaches 1976.

1976 is the year of the great drought, the American Bicentennial, Denis Healey and Jimmy Carter.

The music is what they called AOR (album oriented rock) - Joan Armatrading, the Eagles and Peter Frampton - but there are some noisy new kids on the block in the shape of The Damned and the Sex Pistols.

Jeremy Vine passes the midway point in Radio 2's audio journey, reaching 1976.

26197420110929

Jeremy Vine passes the midway point in Radio 2's audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia, and reaches 1976.

1976 is the year of the great drought, the American Bicentennial, Denis Healey and Jimmy Carter.

The music is what they called AOR (album oriented rock) - Joan Armatrading, the Eagles and Peter Frampton - but there are some noisy new kids on the block in the shape of The Damned and the Sex Pistols.

Jeremy Vine passes the midway point in Radio 2's audio journey, reaching 1976.

Jeremy Vine passes the midway point in Radio 2's audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia, and reaches 1976.

1976 is the year of the great drought, the American Bicentennial, Denis Healey and Jimmy Carter. The music is what they called AOR (album oriented rock) - Joan Armatrading, the Eagles and Peter Frampton - but there are some noisy new kids on the block in the shape of The Damned and the Sex Pistols.

. Jeremy Vine passes the midway point in Radio 2's audio journey, reaching 1976.

2619762011092920150630 (R2)

Jeremy Vine passes the midway point in Radio 2's audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia, and reaches 1976.

1976 is the year of the great drought, the American Bicentennial, Denis Healey and Jimmy Carter. The music is what they called AOR (album oriented rock) - Joan Armatrading, the Eagles and Peter Frampton - but there are some noisy new kids on the block in the shape of The Damned and the Sex Pistols.

2619762011092920150630 (R2)

Jeremy Vine passes the midway point in Radio 2's audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia, and reaches 1976.

1976 is the year of the great drought, the American Bicentennial, Denis Healey and Jimmy Carter. The music is what they called AOR (album oriented rock) - Joan Armatrading, the Eagles and Peter Frampton - but there are some noisy new kids on the block in the shape of The Damned and the Sex Pistols.

27197720111006

Jeremy Vine passes the midway point in Radio 2's audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia, and reaches 1977

1977 is the year of the Silver Jubilee, Star Wars and sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. Skateboarding is the new craze on the streets, as the world mourns Elvis and Marc Bolan is killed in a car crash.

. It's 1977, the year of the Silver Jubilee, Star Wars and the death of Elvis.

2719772011100620150707 (R2)

Jeremy Vine passes the midway point in Radio 2's audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia, and reaches 1977

1977 is the year of the Silver Jubilee, Star Wars and sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. Skateboarding is the new craze on the streets, as the world mourns Elvis and Marc Bolan is killed in a car crash.

1977 is the year of the Silver Jubilee, Star Wars and sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll.

Skateboarding is the new craze on the streets, as the world mourns Elvis and Marc Bolan is killed in a car crash.

It's 1977, the year of the Silver Jubilee, Star Wars and the death of Elvis.

2719772011100620150707 (R2)

Jeremy Vine passes the midway point in Radio 2's audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia, and reaches 1977

1977 is the year of the Silver Jubilee, Star Wars and sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. Skateboarding is the new craze on the streets, as the world mourns Elvis and Marc Bolan is killed in a car crash.

27197720111006

Jeremy Vine passes the midway point in Radio 2's audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia, and reaches 1977

1977 is the year of the Silver Jubilee, Star Wars and sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll.

Skateboarding is the new craze on the streets, as the world mourns Elvis and Marc Bolan is killed in a car crash.

It's 1977, the year of the Silver Jubilee, Star Wars and the death of Elvis.

28197820111013

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1978. Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

1978 is the year of Grease, Sid Vicious and the Sultans of Swing. There are great comebacks for Muhammad Ali and Bob Dylan, big wins for Liverpool and Argentina, and chart recognition for Baker Street, Wuthering Heights and the YMCA.

. Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1978.

2819782011101320150714 (R2)

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1978. Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

1978 is the year of Grease, Sid Vicious and the Sultans of Swing. There are great comebacks for Muhammad Ali and Bob Dylan, big wins for Liverpool and Argentina, and chart recognition for Baker Street, Wuthering Heights and the YMCA.

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1978.

Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

1978 is the year of Grease, Sid Vicious and the Sultans of Swing.

There are great comebacks for Muhammad Ali and Bob Dylan, big wins for Liverpool and Argentina, and chart recognition for Baker Street, Wuthering Heights and the YMCA.

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Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1978. Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

1978 is the year of Grease, Sid Vicious and the Sultans of Swing. There are great comebacks for Muhammad Ali and Bob Dylan, big wins for Liverpool and Argentina, and chart recognition for Baker Street, Wuthering Heights and the YMCA.

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Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1978.

Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

1978 is the year of Grease, Sid Vicious and the Sultans of Swing.

There are great comebacks for Muhammad Ali and Bob Dylan, big wins for Liverpool and Argentina, and chart recognition for Baker Street, Wuthering Heights and the YMCA.

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Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1979, as Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes.

1979 is the year of Oliver's Army, the Eton Rifles and Blair Peach. Britain experiences its winter of discontent and gets its first million-pound footballer. And there are two new political leaders: Mrs Thatcher and the Ayatollah. The Boomtown Rats don't like Mondays, Pink Floyd don't need no education and Madness are One Step Beyond.

. Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1979.

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Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1979, as Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes.

1979 is the year of Oliver's Army, the Eton Rifles and Blair Peach. Britain experiences its winter of discontent and gets its first million-pound footballer. And there are two new political leaders: Mrs Thatcher and the Ayatollah. The Boomtown Rats don't like Mondays, Pink Floyd don't need no education and Madness are One Step Beyond.

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1979, as Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes.

1979 is the year of Oliver's Army, the Eton Rifles and Blair Peach.

Britain experiences its winter of discontent and gets its first million-pound footballer.

And there are two new political leaders: Mrs Thatcher and the Ayatollah.

The Boomtown Rats don't like Mondays, Pink Floyd don't need no education and Madness are One Step Beyond.

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1979.

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Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1979, as Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes.

1979 is the year of Oliver's Army, the Eton Rifles and Blair Peach. Britain experiences its winter of discontent and gets its first million-pound footballer. And there are two new political leaders: Mrs Thatcher and the Ayatollah. The Boomtown Rats don't like Mondays, Pink Floyd don't need no education and Madness are One Step Beyond.

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Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1979, as Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes.

1979 is the year of Oliver's Army, the Eton Rifles and Blair Peach.

Britain experiences its winter of discontent and gets its first million-pound footballer.

And there are two new political leaders: Mrs Thatcher and the Ayatollah.

The Boomtown Rats don't like Mondays, Pink Floyd don't need no education and Madness are One Step Beyond.

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1979.

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Jeremy Vine reaches the 1980s in Radio 2's audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia.

1980 is the year of Coe vs Ovett, JR and Jona Lewie, new jobs for senior citizens Michael Foot and Ronald Reagan, and the tragic loss of John Lennon.

Jeremy Vine reaches the 1980s in Radio 2's audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia.

1980 is the year of Coe vs Ovett, JR and Jona Lewie, new jobs for senior citizens Michael Foot and Ronald Reagan, and the tragic loss of John Lennon.

The audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia reaches the 80s.

3019802011102720150728 (R2)

Jeremy Vine reaches the 1980s in Radio 2's audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia.

1980 is the year of Coe vs Ovett, JR and Jona Lewie, new jobs for senior citizens Michael Foot and Ronald Reagan, and the tragic loss of John Lennon.

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Jeremy Vine reaches the 1980s in Radio 2's audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia.

1980 is the year of Coe vs Ovett, JR and Jona Lewie, new jobs for senior citizens Michael Foot and Ronald Reagan, and the tragic loss of John Lennon.

The audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia reaches the 80s.

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Jeremy Vine reaches the 1981 in Radio 2's audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia.

It's the year of The Specials' Ghost Town and riots in Brixton and Toxteth. The New Romantics arrive to brighten up the clubs, there's some saucy skirt-ripping at Eurovision and a new political party is shaking up Westminster.

Jeremy Vine reaches the 1981 in Radio 2's audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia.

It's the year of The Specials' Ghost Town and riots in Brixton and Toxteth.

The New Romantics arrive to brighten up the clubs, there's some saucy skirt-ripping at Eurovision and a new political party is shaking up Westminster.

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia reaches 1981.

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Jeremy Vine reaches the 1981 in Radio 2's audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia.

It's the year of The Specials' Ghost Town and riots in Brixton and Toxteth. The New Romantics arrive to brighten up the clubs, there's some saucy skirt-ripping at Eurovision and a new political party is shaking up Westminster.

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Jeremy Vine reaches the 1981 in Radio 2's audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia.

It's the year of The Specials' Ghost Town and riots in Brixton and Toxteth.

The New Romantics arrive to brighten up the clubs, there's some saucy skirt-ripping at Eurovision and a new political party is shaking up Westminster.

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia reaches 1981.

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Jeremy Vine reaches 1982 in Radio 2's audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia. He introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

It's a year dominated by the Falklands War. There's a new royal prince, the Pope's visit to Britain and an epic battle at Wimbledon. Plus a new TV channel and big success for Arthur Daley and Boy George.

. Radio 2's audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia reaches 1982.

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Jeremy Vine reaches 1982 in Radio 2's audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia. He introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

It's a year dominated by the Falklands War. There's a new royal prince, the Pope's visit to Britain and an epic battle at Wimbledon. Plus a new TV channel and big success for Arthur Daley and Boy George.

Jeremy Vine reaches 1982 in Radio 2's audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia.

He introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

It's a year dominated by the Falklands War.

There's a new royal prince, the Pope's visit to Britain and an epic battle at Wimbledon.

Plus a new TV channel and big success for Arthur Daley and Boy George.

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia reaches 1982.

3219822011111020150811 (R2)

Jeremy Vine reaches 1982 in Radio 2's audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia. He introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

It's a year dominated by the Falklands War. There's a new royal prince, the Pope's visit to Britain and an epic battle at Wimbledon. Plus a new TV channel and big success for Arthur Daley and Boy George.

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Jeremy Vine reaches 1982 in Radio 2's audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia.

He introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

It's a year dominated by the Falklands War.

There's a new royal prince, the Pope's visit to Britain and an epic battle at Wimbledon.

Plus a new TV channel and big success for Arthur Daley and Boy George.

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia reaches 1982.

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Jeremy Vine introduces 1983, the year of breakfast television and Michael Jackson's Thriller. Mrs Thatcher is a big winner but Cecil Parkinson isn't around for long to celebrate. And, on the radio, there's a Karma Chameleon, an Uptown Girl and a Charming Man.

. It's 1983, the year of breakfast television and Michael Jackson's Thriller.

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Jeremy Vine introduces 1983, the year of breakfast television and Michael Jackson's Thriller. Mrs Thatcher is a big winner but Cecil Parkinson isn't around for long to celebrate. And, on the radio, there's a Karma Chameleon, an Uptown Girl and a Charming Man.

Jeremy Vine introduces 1983, the year of breakfast television and Michael Jackson's Thriller.

Mrs Thatcher is a big winner but Cecil Parkinson isn't around for long to celebrate.

And, on the radio, there's a Karma Chameleon, an Uptown Girl and a Charming Man.

It's 1983, the year of breakfast television and Michael Jackson's Thriller.

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Jeremy Vine introduces 1983, the year of breakfast television and Michael Jackson's Thriller. Mrs Thatcher is a big winner but Cecil Parkinson isn't around for long to celebrate. And, on the radio, there's a Karma Chameleon, an Uptown Girl and a Charming Man.

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Jeremy Vine introduces 1983, the year of breakfast television and Michael Jackson's Thriller.

Mrs Thatcher is a big winner but Cecil Parkinson isn't around for long to celebrate.

And, on the radio, there's a Karma Chameleon, an Uptown Girl and a Charming Man.

It's 1983, the year of breakfast television and Michael Jackson's Thriller.

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. 1984: a year of Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Band Aid, and the miners' strike.

: a year of Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Band Aid, and the miners' strike.

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Jeremy Vine introduces 1984, a year of Frankie Goes To Hollywood and the miners' strike. Privatisation is the big word in politics, yuppies and break-dancing arrive from the USA and, inspired by some remarkable TV reporting from Ethiopia, Bob Geldof organises Band Aid.

: a year of Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Band Aid, and the miners' strike.

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Jeremy Vine introduces 1984, a year of Frankie Goes To Hollywood and the miners' strike. Privatisation is the big word in politics, yuppies and break-dancing arrive from the USA and, inspired by some remarkable TV reporting from Ethiopia, Bob Geldof organises Band Aid.

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Radio 2's audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia reaches 1985. Are you ready to go Back To The Future?

Some people are earning Money For Nothing while, for others, Money's Too Tight To Mention for others. While Bob Geldof breaks new ground in fundraising, as Wembley and Philadelphia's JFK Stadium play host to Live Aid.

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia reaches 1985.

Are you ready to go Back To The Future?

Some people are earning Money For Nothing while, for others, Money's Too Tight To Mention for others.

While Bob Geldof breaks new ground in fundraising, as Wembley and Philadelphia's JFK Stadium play host to Live Aid.

Radio 2's audio journey reaches 1985, a year of Live Aid and Back To The Future.

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Radio 2's audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia reaches 1985. Are you ready to go Back To The Future?

Some people are earning Money For Nothing while, for others, Money's Too Tight To Mention for others. While Bob Geldof breaks new ground in fundraising, as Wembley and Philadelphia's JFK Stadium play host to Live Aid.

. Radio 2's audio journey reaches 1985, a year of Live Aid and Back To The Future.

3519852011120120150901 (R2)

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia reaches 1985. Are you ready to go Back To The Future?

Some people are earning Money For Nothing while, for others, Money's Too Tight To Mention for others. While Bob Geldof breaks new ground in fundraising, as Wembley and Philadelphia's JFK Stadium play host to Live Aid.

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Radio 2's audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia reaches 1985.

Are you ready to go Back To The Future?

Some people are earning Money For Nothing while, for others, Money's Too Tight To Mention for others.

While Bob Geldof breaks new ground in fundraising, as Wembley and Philadelphia's JFK Stadium play host to Live Aid.

Radio 2's audio journey reaches 1985, a year of Live Aid and Back To The Future.

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Radio 2's audio journey moves into 1986, as Jeremy Vine introduces the year of Westland, Wapping and Red Wedge.

Everybody wants to Run The World, TV ads are urging us to "Tell Sid," there's "Panic on the streets of Carlisle", and there's a new four letter word - AIDS.

Radio 2's audio journey moves into 1986, as Jeremy Vine introduces the year of Westland, Wapping and Red Wedge.

Everybody wants to Run The World, TV ads are urging us to "Tell Sid," there's "Panic on the streets of Carlisle", and there's a new four letter word - AIDS.

Radio 2's audio journey moves into 1986, a year of Westland, Wapping and Red Wedge.

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Radio 2's audio journey moves into 1986, as Jeremy Vine introduces the year of Westland, Wapping and Red Wedge.

Everybody wants to Run The World, TV ads are urging us to "Tell Sid," there's "Panic on the streets of Carlisle", and there's a new four letter word - AIDS.

. Radio 2's audio journey moves into 1986, a year of Westland, Wapping and Red Wedge.

3619862011120820150908 (R2)

Radio 2's audio journey moves into 1986, as Jeremy Vine introduces the year of Westland, Wapping and Red Wedge.

Everybody wants to Run The World, TV ads are urging us to "Tell Sid," there's "Panic on the streets of Carlisle", and there's a new four letter word - AIDS.

36198620111208

Radio 2's audio journey moves into 1986, as Jeremy Vine introduces the year of Westland, Wapping and Red Wedge.

Everybody wants to Run The World, TV ads are urging us to "Tell Sid," there's "Panic on the streets of Carlisle", and there's a new four letter word - AIDS.

Radio 2's audio journey moves into 1986, a year of Westland, Wapping and Red Wedge.

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Radio 2's audio journey arrives in 1987. Hurricane winds batter southern England, tragedy strikes the market town of Hungerford, while the Herald of Free Enterprise capsizes just outside the Belgian port of Zeebrugge.

There are big wins for Pat Cash, Seve Ballesteros and Mrs Thatcher. And, in the clubs, it's time to Jack Your Body and Pump Up The Volume.

. 1987: a year of stormy weather, the Herald of Free Enterprise and the Pet Shop Boys.

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Radio 2's audio journey arrives in 1987. Hurricane winds batter southern England, tragedy strikes the market town of Hungerford, while the Herald of Free Enterprise capsizes just outside the Belgian port of Zeebrugge.

There are big wins for Pat Cash, Seve Ballesteros and Mrs Thatcher. And, in the clubs, it's time to Jack Your Body and Pump Up The Volume.

Radio 2's audio journey arrives in 1987.

Hurricane winds batter southern England, tragedy strikes the market town of Hungerford, while the Herald of Free Enterprise capsizes just outside the Belgian port of Zeebrugge.

There are big wins for Pat Cash, Seve Ballesteros and Mrs Thatcher.

And, in the clubs, it's time to Jack Your Body and Pump Up The Volume.

1987: a year of stormy weather, the Herald of Free Enterprise and the Pet Shop Boys.

3719872011121520150915 (R2)

Radio 2's audio journey arrives in 1987. Hurricane winds batter southern England, tragedy strikes the market town of Hungerford, while the Herald of Free Enterprise capsizes just outside the Belgian port of Zeebrugge.

There are big wins for Pat Cash, Seve Ballesteros and Mrs Thatcher. And, in the clubs, it's time to Jack Your Body and Pump Up The Volume.

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Radio 2's audio journey arrives in 1987.

Hurricane winds batter southern England, tragedy strikes the market town of Hungerford, while the Herald of Free Enterprise capsizes just outside the Belgian port of Zeebrugge.

There are big wins for Pat Cash, Seve Ballesteros and Mrs Thatcher.

And, in the clubs, it's time to Jack Your Body and Pump Up The Volume.

1987: a year of stormy weather, the Herald of Free Enterprise and the Pet Shop Boys.

38198820111229

Jeremy Vine introduces 1988, the year acid house raves arrived from Chicago sparking the "Second Summer of Love" with DJs like Danny Rampling and Paul Oakenfold curating large-scale events across the UK.

In the charts, boy band Bros continue their commercial success with four Top 10 hits including the re-released I Owe You Nothing; and in the news, the Lockerbie bombing dominates the headlines.

1988: the year of Acid House, Bros and the Lockerbie bombing.

Jeremy Vine introduces 1988, the year acid house raves arrived from Chicago sparking the "Second Summer of Love" with DJs like Danny Rampling and Paul Oakenfold curating large-scale events across the UK.

In the charts, boy band Bros continue their commercial success with four Top 10 hits including the re-released I Owe You Nothing; and in the news, the Lockerbie bombing dominates the headlines.

. 1988: the year of Acid House, Bros and the Lockerbie bombing.

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Jeremy Vine introduces 1988, the year acid house raves arrived from Chicago sparking the "Second Summer of Love" with DJs like Danny Rampling and Paul Oakenfold curating large-scale events across the UK.

In the charts, boy band Bros continue their commercial success with four Top 10 hits including the re-released I Owe You Nothing; and in the news, the Lockerbie bombing dominates the headlines.

Jeremy Vine introduces 1988, the year acid house raves arrived from Chicago sparking the "Second Summer of Love" with DJs like Danny Rampling and Paul Oakenfold curating large-scale events across the UK.

In the charts, boy band Bros continue their commercial success with four Top 10 hits including the re-released I Owe You Nothing; and in the news, the Lockerbie bombing dominates the headlines.

1988: the year of Acid House, Bros and the Lockerbie bombing.

3819882011122920150922 (R2)

Jeremy Vine introduces 1988, the year acid house raves arrived from Chicago sparking the "Second Summer of Love" with DJs like Danny Rampling and Paul Oakenfold curating large-scale events across the UK.

In the charts, boy band Bros continue their commercial success with four Top 10 hits including the re-released I Owe You Nothing; and in the news, the Lockerbie bombing dominates the headlines.

39198920120105

Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of 1989 featuring the music, news and trivia that defined the end of a decade.

It's a tumultuous year in Europe, with the destruction of the Berlin Wall and the so-called "velvet revolution" across the former soviet bloc. Further afield there are protests in Tiananmen Square against the Chinese government whilst, at home, it's the year of the Hillsborough disaster and the Exxon Valdez.

In the charts Stock, Aitken & Waterman dominate, with number one singles by Kylie, Jason Donovan, Donna Summer, Sonia and more.

Stock, Aitken & Waterman, the Hillsborough disaster and the end of the Berlin Wall.

Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of 1989 featuring the music, news and trivia that defined the end of a decade.

It's a tumultuous year in Europe, with the destruction of the Berlin Wall and the so-called "velvet revolution" across the former soviet bloc. Further afield there are protests in Tiananmen Square against the Chinese government whilst, at home, it's the year of the Hillsborough disaster and the Exxon Valdez.

In the charts Stock, Aitken & Waterman dominate, with number one singles by Kylie, Jason Donovan, Donna Summer, Sonia and more.

. Stock, Aitken & Waterman, the Hillsborough disaster and the end of the Berlin Wall.

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Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of 1989 featuring the music, news and trivia that defined the end of a decade.

It's a tumultuous year in Europe, with the destruction of the Berlin Wall and the so-called "velvet revolution" across the former soviet bloc. Further afield there are protests in Tiananmen Square against the Chinese government whilst, at home, it's the year of the Hillsborough disaster and the Exxon Valdez.

In the charts Stock, Aitken and Waterman dominate, with number one singles by Kylie, Jason Donovan, Donna Summer, Sonia and more.

Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of 1989 featuring the music, news and trivia that defined the end of a decade.

It's a tumultuous year in Europe, with the destruction of the Berlin Wall and the so-called "velvet revolution" across the former soviet bloc. Further afield there are protests in Tiananmen Square against the Chinese government whilst, at home, it's the year of the Hillsborough disaster and the Exxon Valdez.

In the charts Stock, Aitken and Waterman dominate, with number one singles by Kylie, Jason Donovan, Donna Summer, Sonia and more.

Stock, Aitken and Waterman, the Hillsborough disaster and the end of the Berlin Wall.

3919892012010520150929 (R2)

Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of 1989 featuring the music, news and trivia that defined the end of a decade.

It's a tumultuous year in Europe, with the destruction of the Berlin Wall and the so-called "velvet revolution" across the former soviet bloc. Further afield there are protests in Tiananmen Square against the Chinese government whilst, at home, it's the year of the Hillsborough disaster and the Exxon Valdez.

In the charts Stock, Aitken & Waterman dominate, with number one singles by Kylie, Jason Donovan, Donna Summer, Sonia and more.

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Radio 2's audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia reaches a new decade, as Jeremy Vine introduces 1990.

England make it to the World Cup Semi Final to meet West Germany, but lose on penalties, Paul Gascoigne sheds those famous tears and Pavarotti's Nessun Dorma hits the pop charts worldwide.

There are celebrations in an officially re-unified Germany and in South Africa for the release of Nelson Mandela, but elsewhere in the world there's despair in Kuwait, as Iraqi forces invade following accusations of "slant drilling".

In the UK the country is gripped by Mad Cow disease and Margaret Thatcher stands down as prime minister in a tearful farewell speech. And, at the cinema, we're all gripped by the tale of a Pretty Woman.

. Jeremy Vine reaches 1990 - a year of Gazza's tears, Nessun Dorma and freedom for Mandela.

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Radio 2's audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia reaches a new decade, as Jeremy Vine introduces 1990.

England make it to the World Cup Semi Final to meet West Germany, but lose on penalties, Paul Gascoigne sheds those famous tears and Pavarotti's Nessun Dorma hits the pop charts worldwide.

There are celebrations in an officially re-unified Germany and in South Africa for the release of Nelson Mandela, but elsewhere in the world there's despair in Kuwait, as Iraqi forces invade following accusations of "slant drilling".

In the UK the country is gripped by Mad Cow disease and Margaret Thatcher stands down as prime minister in a tearful farewell speech. And, at the cinema, we're all gripped by the tale of a Pretty Woman.

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia reaches a new decade, as Jeremy Vine introduces 1990.

England make it to the World Cup Semi Final to meet West Germany, but lose on penalties, Paul Gascoigne sheds those famous tears and Pavarotti's Nessun Dorma hits the pop charts worldwide.

There are celebrations in an officially re-unified Germany and in South Africa for the release of Nelson Mandela, but elsewhere in the world there's despair in Kuwait, as Iraqi forces invade following accusations of "slant drilling".

In the UK the country is gripped by Mad Cow disease and Margaret Thatcher stands down as prime minister in a tearful farewell speech. And, at the cinema, we're all gripped by the tale of a Pretty Woman.

Jeremy Vine reaches 1990 - a year of Gazza's tears, Nessun Dorma and freedom for Mandela.

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Radio 2's audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia reaches a new decade, as Jeremy Vine introduces 1990.

England make it to the World Cup Semi Final to meet West Germany, but lose on penalties, Paul Gascoigne sheds those famous tears and Pavarotti's Nessun Dorma hits the pop charts worldwide.

There are celebrations in an officially re-unified Germany and in South Africa for the release of Nelson Mandela, but elsewhere in the world there's despair in Kuwait, as Iraqi forces invade following accusations of "slant drilling".

In the UK the country is gripped by Mad Cow disease and Margaret Thatcher stands down as prime minister in a tearful farewell speech. And, at the cinema, we're all gripped by the tale of a Pretty Woman.

Jeremy Vine reaches 1990 - a year of Gazza's tears, Nessun Dorma and freedom for Mandela.

4019902012011220151006 (R2)

Radio 2's audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia reaches a new decade, as Jeremy Vine introduces 1990.

England make it to the World Cup Semi Final to meet West Germany, but lose on penalties, Paul Gascoigne sheds those famous tears and Pavarotti's Nessun Dorma hits the pop charts worldwide.

There are celebrations in an officially re-unified Germany and in South Africa for the release of Nelson Mandela, but elsewhere in the world there's despair in Kuwait, as Iraqi forces invade following accusations of "slant drilling".

In the UK the country is gripped by Mad Cow disease and Margaret Thatcher stands down as prime minister in a tearful farewell speech. And, at the cinema, we're all gripped by the tale of a Pretty Woman.

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Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of 1991. The first Gulf War dominates the evening news, but there are celebrations at the release of hostages Terry Waite and John McCarthy.

In the pop charts, Salt 'n' Pepa want to "talk about sex" and Right Said Fred are "too sexy for their shirts" while, on Test Match Special, Jonathan Agnew and Brian Johnston get the giggles over Ian Botham's "leg-over". And there's talk of something called the World Wide Web.

. 1991, a year of the first Gulf War, Right Said Fred and Test Match Special's "leg-over".

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Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of 1991. The first Gulf War dominates the evening news, but there are celebrations at the release of hostages Terry Waite and John McCarthy.

In the pop charts, Salt 'n' Pepa want to "talk about sex" and Right Said Fred are "too sexy for their shirts" while, on Test Match Special, Jonathan Agnew and Brian Johnston get the giggles over Ian Botham's "leg-over". And there's talk of something called the World Wide Web.

Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of 1991. The first Gulf War dominates the evening news, but there are celebrations at the release of hostages Terry Waite and John McCarthy.

In the pop charts, Salt 'n' Pepa want to "talk about sex" and Right Said Fred are "too sexy for their shirts" while, on Test Match Special, Jonathan Agnew and Brian Johnston get the giggles over Ian Botham's "leg-over". And there's talk of something called the World Wide Web.

1991, a year of the first Gulf War, Right Said Fred and Test Match Special's "leg-over".

4119912012011920151013 (R2)

Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of 1991. The first Gulf War dominates the evening news, but there are celebrations at the release of hostages Terry Waite and John McCarthy.

In the pop charts, Salt 'n' Pepa want to "talk about sex" and Right Said Fred are "too sexy for their shirts" while, on Test Match Special, Jonathan Agnew and Brian Johnston get the giggles over Ian Botham's "leg-over". And there's talk of something called the World Wide Web.

41199120120119

Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of 1991. The first Gulf War dominates the evening news, but there are celebrations at the release of hostages Terry Waite and John McCarthy.

In the pop charts, Salt 'n' Pepa want to "talk about sex" and Right Said Fred are "too sexy for their shirts" while, on Test Match Special, Jonathan Agnew and Brian Johnston get the giggles over Ian Botham's "leg-over". And there's talk of something called the World Wide Web.

1991, a year of the first Gulf War, Right Said Fred and Test Match Special's "leg-over".

4219922012012620151020 (R2)

Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of 1992, the Queen's "annus horribilis". The world witnesses the start of the Bosnian War, the Olympic torch shines in Barcelona and, in the city, the pound has its darkest day - Black Wednesday.

In politics, there are upsets in the elections on both sides of the Atlantic, as Labour's Neil Kinnock fails to defeat the incumbent PM John Major, whilst US Democratic candidate Bill Clinton sweeps into White House as George H. W. Bush exits.

On the radio, Whitney Houston's theme to The Bodyguard breaks records and REM are nominated for seven Grammy Awards. And we're introduced to a whole new vocabulary by the film Wayne's World.

Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of 1992, the Queen's "annus horribilis". The world witnesses the start of the Bosnian War, the Olympic torch shines in Barcelona and, in the city, the pound has its darkest day - Black Wednesday.

In politics, there are upsets in the elections on both sides of the Atlantic, as Labour's Neil Kinnock fails to defeat the incumbent PM John Major, whilst US Democratic candidate Bill Clinton sweeps into White House as George H. W. Bush exits.

On the radio, Whitney Houston's theme to The Bodyguard breaks records and REM are nominated for seven Grammy Awards. And we're introduced to a whole new vocabulary by the film Wayne's World.

Jeremy Vine introduces 1992, the Queen's 'annus horribilis'.

42199220120126

Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of 1992, the Queen's "annus horribilis". The world witnesses the start of the Bosnian War, the Olympic torch shines in Barcelona and, in the city, the pound has its darkest day - Black Wednesday.

In politics, there are upsets in the elections on both sides of the Atlantic, as Labour's Neil Kinnock fails to defeat the incumbent PM John Major, whilst US Democratic candidate Bill Clinton sweeps into White House as George H. W. Bush exits.

On the radio, Whitney Houston's theme to The Bodyguard breaks records and REM are nominated for seven Grammy Awards. And we're introduced to a whole new vocabulary by the film Wayne's World.

Jeremy Vine introduces 1992, the Queen's 'annus horribilis'.

Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of 1992, the Queen's "annus horribilis". The world witnesses the start of the Bosnian War, the Olympic torch shines in Barcelona and, in the city, the pound has its darkest day - Black Wednesday.

In politics, there are upsets in the elections on both sides of the Atlantic, as Labour's Neil Kinnock fails to defeat the incumbent PM John Major, whilst US Democratic candidate Bill Clinton sweeps into White House as George H. W. Bush exits.

On the radio, Whitney Houston's theme to The Bodyguard breaks records and REM are nominated for seven Grammy Awards. And we're introduced to a whole new vocabulary by the film Wayne's World.

. Jeremy Vine introduces 1992, the Queen's 'annus horribilis'.

4219922012012620151020 (R2)

Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of 1992, the Queen's "annus horribilis". The world witnesses the start of the Bosnian War, the Olympic torch shines in Barcelona and, in the city, the pound has its darkest day - Black Wednesday.

In politics, there are upsets in the elections on both sides of the Atlantic, as Labour's Neil Kinnock fails to defeat the incumbent PM John Major, whilst US Democratic candidate Bill Clinton sweeps into White House as George H. W. Bush exits.

On the radio, Whitney Houston's theme to The Bodyguard breaks records and REM are nominated for seven Grammy Awards. And we're introduced to a whole new vocabulary by the film Wayne's World.

43199320120202

Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of the music and news from 1993, a year scarred by the deaths of Stephen Lawrence and James Bulger.

In the charts Radiohead's Creep becomes a world-wide hit, audiences are baffled by an artist who wishes to be known only as a squiggle, and there's an unlikely hit for a large pink blob.

At the cinema Jurassic Park introduces the world to the wonders of computer generated imagery. And in sport, there's the Grand National that never was and a new adventure for football with launch of The Premier League.

. Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of the music and news from 1993.

4319932012020220151027 (R2)

Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of the music and news from 1993, a year scarred by the deaths of Stephen Lawrence and James Bulger.

In the charts Radiohead's Creep becomes a world-wide hit, audiences are baffled by an artist who wishes to be known only as a squiggle, and there's an unlikely hit for a large pink blob.

At the cinema Jurassic Park introduces the world to the wonders of computer generated imagery. And in sport, there's the Grand National that never was and a new adventure for football with launch of The Premier League.

Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of the music and news from 1993, a year scarred by the deaths of Stephen Lawrence and James Bulger.

In the charts Radiohead's Creep becomes a world-wide hit, audiences are baffled by an artist who wishes to be known only as a squiggle, and there's an unlikely hit for a large pink blob.

At the cinema Jurassic Park introduces the world to the wonders of computer generated imagery. And in sport, there's the Grand National that never was and a new adventure for football with launch of The Premier League.

Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of the music and news from 1993.

4319932012020220151027 (R2)

Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of the music and news from 1993, a year scarred by the deaths of Stephen Lawrence and James Bulger.

In the charts Radiohead's Creep becomes a world-wide hit, audiences are baffled by an artist who wishes to be known only as a squiggle, and there's an unlikely hit for a large pink blob.

At the cinema Jurassic Park introduces the world to the wonders of computer generated imagery. And in sport, there's the Grand National that never was and a new adventure for football with launch of The Premier League.

43199320120202

Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of the music and news from 1993, a year scarred by the deaths of Stephen Lawrence and James Bulger.

In the charts Radiohead's Creep becomes a world-wide hit, audiences are baffled by an artist who wishes to be known only as a squiggle, and there's an unlikely hit for a large pink blob.

At the cinema Jurassic Park introduces the world to the wonders of computer generated imagery. And in sport, there's the Grand National that never was and a new adventure for football with launch of The Premier League.

Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of the music and news from 1993.

44199420120209

Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of news and music from 1994 - the year of Prozac, the Wonderbra and the re-launch of BBC Radio 5 "live".

It's a vintage year at the cinema multiplex, with Four Weddings and A Funeral, Philadelphia, Forrest Gump and The Lion King.

The music world mourns Kurt Cobain, the Labour Party elects a new young leader called Tony Blair, and Noel Edmonds is the first voice of the balls as the National Lottery makes its first draw.

. 1994 - the Labour Party elects Tony Blair and the music world mourns Kurt Cobain.

4419942012020920151103 (R2)

Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of news and music from 1994 - the year of Prozac, the Wonderbra and the re-launch of BBC Radio 5 "live".

It's a vintage year at the cinema multiplex, with Four Weddings and A Funeral, Philadelphia, Forrest Gump and The Lion King.

The music world mourns Kurt Cobain, the Labour Party elects a new young leader called Tony Blair, and Noel Edmonds is the first voice of the balls as the National Lottery makes its first draw.

Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of news and music from 1994 - the year of Prozac, the Wonderbra and the re-launch of BBC Radio 5 "live".

It's a vintage year at the cinema multiplex, with Four Weddings and A Funeral, Philadelphia, Forrest Gump and The Lion King.

The music world mourns Kurt Cobain, the Labour Party elects a new young leader called Tony Blair, and Noel Edmonds is the first voice of the balls as the National Lottery makes its first draw.

1994 - the Labour Party elects Tony Blair and the music world mourns Kurt Cobain.

4419942012020920151103 (R2)

Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of news and music from 1994 - the year of Prozac, the Wonderbra and the re-launch of BBC Radio 5 "live".

It's a vintage year at the cinema multiplex, with Four Weddings and A Funeral, Philadelphia, Forrest Gump and The Lion King.

The music world mourns Kurt Cobain, the Labour Party elects a new young leader called Tony Blair, and Noel Edmonds is the first voice of the balls as the National Lottery makes its first draw.

44199420120209

Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of news and music from 1994 - the year of Prozac, the Wonderbra and the re-launch of BBC Radio 5 "live".

It's a vintage year at the cinema multiplex, with Four Weddings and A Funeral, Philadelphia, Forrest Gump and The Lion King.

The music world mourns Kurt Cobain, the Labour Party elects a new young leader called Tony Blair, and Noel Edmonds is the first voice of the balls as the National Lottery makes its first draw.

1994 - the Labour Party elects Tony Blair and the music world mourns Kurt Cobain.

45199520120216

Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of 1995 - a year when pop music takes over the front pages and the news bulletins.

There's the infamous chart battle between Oasis and Blur and a legal battle between Status Quo and the BBC.

Ecstasy is blamed for deaths on the dance floor and Robbie Williams leaves Take That.

Meanwhile, Chris Evans launches his new breakfast show on BBC Radio 1 and other names in the news are Eric Cantona, Nick Leeson and Buzz Lightyear.

. Jeremy introduces 1995, a year of Eric Cantona, Nick Leeson and Buzz Lightyear.

4519952012021620151110 (R2)

Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of 1995 - a year when pop music takes over the front pages and the news bulletins.

There's the infamous chart battle between Oasis and Blur and a legal battle between Status Quo and the BBC.

Ecstasy is blamed for deaths on the dance floor and Robbie Williams leaves Take That.

Meanwhile, Chris Evans launches his new breakfast show on BBC Radio 1 and other names in the news are Eric Cantona, Nick Leeson and Buzz Lightyear.

Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of 1995 - a year when pop music takes over the front pages and the news bulletins.

There's the infamous chart battle between Oasis and Blur and a legal battle between Status Quo and the BBC.

Ecstasy is blamed for deaths on the dance floor and Robbie Williams leaves Take That.

Meanwhile, Chris Evans launches his new breakfast show on BBC Radio 1 and other names in the news are Eric Cantona, Nick Leeson and Buzz Lightyear.

Jeremy introduces 1995, a year of Eric Cantona, Nick Leeson and Buzz Lightyear.

4519952012021620151110 (R2)

Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of 1995 - a year when pop music takes over the front pages and the news bulletins.

There's the infamous chart battle between Oasis and Blur and a legal battle between Status Quo and the BBC.

Ecstasy is blamed for deaths on the dance floor and Robbie Williams leaves Take That.

Meanwhile, Chris Evans launches his new breakfast show on BBC Radio 1 and other names in the news are Eric Cantona, Nick Leeson and Buzz Lightyear.

45199520120216

Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of 1995 - a year when pop music takes over the front pages and the news bulletins.

There's the infamous chart battle between Oasis and Blur and a legal battle between Status Quo and the BBC.

Ecstasy is blamed for deaths on the dance floor and Robbie Williams leaves Take That.

Meanwhile, Chris Evans launches his new breakfast show on BBC Radio 1 and other names in the news are Eric Cantona, Nick Leeson and Buzz Lightyear.

Jeremy introduces 1995, a year of Eric Cantona, Nick Leeson and Buzz Lightyear.

4619962012022320151117 (R2)

Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of 1996 - it's the year of Euro 96 and football "coming home". It's also the year of Damon Hill's biggest Formula One success, while Michael Johnson wins both the 200m and 400m at the Olympics.

Tragedies in Dunblane and Manchester dominate the news. The film adaptation of Trainspotting is met with both outrage and acclaim. And while Take That go their separate ways, new pop sensation the Spice Girls can't wait to "zig-a-zig-ah!".

Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of 1996 - it's the year of Euro 96 and football "coming home". It's also the year of Damon Hill's biggest Formula One success, while Michael Johnson wins both the 200m and 400m at the Olympics.

Tragedies in Dunblane and Manchester dominate the news. The film adaptation of Trainspotting is met with both outrage and acclaim. And while Take That go their separate ways, new pop sensation the Spice Girls can't wait to "zig-a-zig-ah!".

1996: the year of Three Lions On A Shirt, Trainspotting and the Spice Girls.

46199620120223

Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of 1996 - it's the year of Euro 96 and football "coming home". It's also the year of Damon Hill's biggest Formula One success, while Michael Johnson wins both the 200m and 400m at the Olympics.

Tragedies in Dunblane and Manchester dominate the news. The film adaptation of Trainspotting is met with both outrage and acclaim. And while Take That go their separate ways, new pop sensation the Spice Girls can't wait to "zig-a-zig-ah!".

1996: the year of Three Lions On A Shirt, Trainspotting and the Spice Girls.

Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of 1996 - it's the year of Euro 96 and football "coming home". It's also the year of Damon Hill's biggest Formula One success, while Michael Johnson wins both the 200m and 400m at the Olympics.

Tragedies in Dunblane and Manchester dominate the news. The film adaptation of Trainspotting is met with both outrage and acclaim. And while Take That go their separate ways, new pop sensation the Spice Girls can't wait to "zig-a-zig-ah!".

. 1996: the year of Three Lions On A Shirt, Trainspotting and the Spice Girls.

4619962012022320151117 (R2)

Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of 1996 - it's the year of Euro 96 and football "coming home". It's also the year of Damon Hill's biggest Formula One success, while Michael Johnson wins both the 200m and 400m at the Olympics.

Tragedies in Dunblane and Manchester dominate the news. The film adaptation of Trainspotting is met with both outrage and acclaim. And while Take That go their separate ways, new pop sensation the Spice Girls can't wait to "zig-a-zig-ah!".

47199720120301

Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of 1997 - and to the tune of Things Can Only Get Better, a new Prime Minister arrives at No.10. There’s a massive outpouring of grief following the death of Princess Diana and an emotional broadcast by The Queen. Katrina and The Waves lead the UK to a rare victory at Eurovision with the anthemic Love Shine a Light and there’s a new name on the bookshelves, Harry Potter.

Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of 1997.

Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of 1997 - and to the tune of Things Can Only Get Better, a new Prime Minister arrives at No.10. There’s a massive outpouring of grief following the death of Princess Diana and an emotional broadcast by The Queen. Katrina and The Waves lead the UK to a rare victory at Eurovision with the anthemic Love Shine a Light and there’s a new name on the bookshelves, Harry Potter.

. Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of 1997.

4719972012030120151124 (R2)

Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of 1997 when, to the tune of Things Can Only Get Better, a new Prime Minister arrives at No.10.

There's a massive outpouring of grief following the death of Princess Diana and an emotional broadcast by The Queen.

Katrina and The Waves lead the UK to a rare victory at Eurovision with the anthemic Love Shine a Light and there's a new name on the bookshelves, Harry Potter.

Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of 1997 - and to the tune of Things Can Only Get Better, a new Prime Minister arrives at No.10. There’s a massive outpouring of grief following the death of Princess Diana and an emotional broadcast by The Queen. Katrina and The Waves lead the UK to a rare victory at Eurovision with the anthemic Love Shine a Light and there’s a new name on the bookshelves, Harry Potter.

Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of 1997.

4719972012030120151124 (R2)

Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of 1997 when, to the tune of Things Can Only Get Better, a new Prime Minister arrives at No.10.

There's a massive outpouring of grief following the death of Princess Diana and an emotional broadcast by The Queen.

Katrina and The Waves lead the UK to a rare victory at Eurovision with the anthemic Love Shine a Light and there's a new name on the bookshelves, Harry Potter.

48199820120308

Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of 1998. It's the year of the Good Friday Agreement and the Omagh bombing, Michael Owen's World Cup goal and Titanic.

Further names in the news include Paul Burrell, Monica Lewinsky and Richard Bacon. In the charts, it's Robbie's Millennium, Will Smith's getting "jiggy wit it", the Mavericks are Dancing the Night Away, and George Michael's Outside.

1998, the year of the Good Friday Agreement, Michael Owen's World Cup goal and Titanic.

Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of 1998. It's the year of the Good Friday Agreement and the Omagh bombing, Michael Owen's World Cup goal and Titanic.

Further names in the news include Paul Burrell, Monica Lewinsky and Richard Bacon. In the charts, it's Robbie's Millennium, Will Smith's getting "jiggy wit it", the Mavericks are Dancing the Night Away, and George Michael's Outside.

. 1998, the year of the Good Friday Agreement, Michael Owen's World Cup goal and Titanic.

4819982012030820151201 (R2)

Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of 1998. It's the year of the Good Friday Agreement and the Omagh bombing, Michael Owen's World Cup goal and Titanic.

Further names in the news include Paul Burrell, Monica Lewinsky and Richard Bacon. In the charts, it's Robbie's Millennium, Will Smith's getting "jiggy wit it", the Mavericks are Dancing the Night Away, and George Michael's Outside.

Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of 1998. It's the year of the Good Friday Agreement and the Omagh bombing, Michael Owen's World Cup goal and Titanic.

Further names in the news include Paul Burrell, Monica Lewinsky and Richard Bacon. In the charts, it's Robbie's Millennium, Will Smith's getting "jiggy wit it", the Mavericks are Dancing the Night Away, and George Michael's Outside.

1998, the year of the Good Friday Agreement, Michael Owen's World Cup goal and Titanic.

4819982012030820151201 (R2)

Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of 1998. It's the year of the Good Friday Agreement and the Omagh bombing, Michael Owen's World Cup goal and Titanic.

Further names in the news include Paul Burrell, Monica Lewinsky and Richard Bacon. In the charts, it's Robbie's Millennium, Will Smith's getting "jiggy wit it", the Mavericks are Dancing the Night Away, and George Michael's Outside.

49199920120315

Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of 1999 - the year the Millennium Dome finally opens its doors and we find out the impact of the computing conundrum known as Y2K, or the Millennium Bug.

As mobile phones become more popular, there's an unexpected craze for 'texting'. In playgrounds the talk is of Pokémon, and at the cinema, viewers are captivated by Brit flick Notting Hill and the return of Star Wars.

And in sport it's the year of Manchester United's triple and Lennox Lewis has his biggest success yet as he becomes Heavyweight Champion of the World.

1999: the year of Pokémon, Manchester United's treble and the Euro.

Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of 1999 - the year the Millennium Dome finally opens its doors and we find out the impact of the computing conundrum known as Y2K, or the Millennium Bug.

As mobile phones become more popular, there's an unexpected craze for 'texting'. In playgrounds the talk is of Pokémon, and at the cinema, viewers are captivated by Brit flick Notting Hill and the return of Star Wars.

And in sport it's the year of Manchester United's triple and Lennox Lewis has his biggest success yet as he becomes Heavyweight Champion of the World.

. 1999: the year of Pokémon, Manchester United's treble and the Euro.

4919992012031520151208 (R2)

Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of 1999 - the year the Millennium Dome finally opens its doors and we find out the impact of the computing conundrum known as Y2K, or the Millennium Bug.

As mobile phones become more popular, there's an unexpected craze for 'texting'. In playgrounds the talk is of Pokémon, and at the cinema, viewers are captivated by Brit flick Notting Hill and the return of Star Wars.

And in sport it's the year of Manchester United's triple and Lennox Lewis has his biggest success yet as he becomes Heavyweight Champion of the World.

Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of 1999 - the year the Millennium Dome finally opens its doors and we find out the impact of the computing conundrum known as Y2K, or the Millennium Bug.

As mobile phones become more popular, there's an unexpected craze for 'texting'. In playgrounds the talk is of Pokémon, and at the cinema, viewers are captivated by Brit flick Notting Hill and the return of Star Wars.

And in sport it's the year of Manchester United's triple and Lennox Lewis has his biggest success yet as he becomes Heavyweight Champion of the World.

1999: the year of Pokémon, Manchester United's treble and the Euro.

4919992012031520151208 (R2)

Jeremy Vine introduces an audio collage of 1999 - the year the Millennium Dome finally opens its doors and we find out the impact of the computing conundrum known as Y2K, or the Millennium Bug.

As mobile phones become more popular, there's an unexpected craze for 'texting'. In playgrounds the talk is of Pokémon, and at the cinema, viewers are captivated by Brit flick Notting Hill and the return of Star Wars.

And in sport it's the year of Manchester United's triple and Lennox Lewis has his biggest success yet as he becomes Heavyweight Champion of the World.

5020002012032220151215 (R2)

In the final instalment of our audio journey through the 20th Century, Jeremy Vine takes listeners back to the year 2000.

There is tragedy in the air and on the railways, as Concorde crash lands in France and an InterCity 225 derails at Hatfield. And, on her daughter's 10th birthday, the troubled life of Paula Yates reaches a tragic conclusion.

In America there's an election win for George W Bush, while in the UK Ken Livingstone becomes the first elected Mayor of London.

At the box office, there are big successes for X-Men and Russell Crowe's Gladiator. The first series of Big Brother becomes front page news when "Nasty Nick" tries to influence the voting. And the catchphrase of the new millenium is "Wassup!"

And we take a jet-propelled journey back through the last 50 years of tragedy, triumph, and trivia.

5020002012032220151215 (R2)

In the final instalment of our audio journey through the 20th Century, Jeremy Vine takes listeners back to the year 2000.

There is tragedy in the air and on the railways, as Concorde crash lands in France and an InterCity 225 derails at Hatfield. And, on her daughter's 10th birthday, the troubled life of Paula Yates reaches a tragic conclusion.

In America there's an election win for George W Bush, while in the UK Ken Livingstone becomes the first elected Mayor of London.

At the box office, there are big successes for X-Men and Russell Crowe's Gladiator. The first series of Big Brother becomes front page news when "Nasty Nick" tries to influence the voting. And the catchphrase of the new millenium is "Wassup!"

And we take a jet-propelled journey back through the last 50 years of tragedy, triumph, and trivia.