PICK OF THE DAY

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BBC Radio 2The People’s Songs
Wednesday, 22.00, BBC Radio 2

We said we weren’t going to bill this every week but there isn’t much to talk about today, and indeed by the time we got to it in the Christmas issue you’d probably have long bailed out. So we’ll explain again that this is the series where Stuart Maconie highlights a song that an esteemed panel thinks reflects an aspect of the history of modern Britain and invites memories from listeners. This week it’s Two Tribes and Stu ponders the shit-scary world of mid-eighties nuclear paranoia, both on record by the likes of Kate Bush and Sting, and on the telly, though hopefully Threads is less horrendous in audio form.

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