2001 BBC Productions

BBC Radio 2Lionel Richie

"The Colour of Music" - January & February - 8x60mins

Presented by Lionel Richie / Produced by Sue Clark

This landmark series of eight hour-long documentaries charts the true contribution of Black people to the world’s music, through the centuries and up to the present day.



David Jacobs

"Divas of Their Day" - February & March - 6x30mins

Presented by David Jacobs / Produced by Andy Jordan

David Jacobs pays tribute to six star British female vocalists of the 1950s, who between them enjoyed over fifty chart hits. 





Don Black

"The Best Things In Life" - July & August - 6x30mins

Presented byDon Black/ Produced by James Montgomery

Don Black presents this six part series which celebrates the lives and careers of three of the most prolific and successful songwriters in the history of Tin Pan Alley - Bobby DeSylva, Lew Brown and Ray Henderson.  



John Peel

"The True Story of British Pop" - November & December - 6x60mins

Presented by John Peel / Produced by Sue Clark

This landmark series traces the highs and lows of popular music in this country throughout the twentieth century, and attempts to assess the contribution made by British artists to the world’s listening pleasure.