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Radio

Children’s radio was once at the core of the BBC - now it’s all but disappeared

On Archive on 4 Jarvis Cocker goes in search of Singing Together, which for 50 years each week saw schools around the country united in song

13 December 2014

9:00 AM

13 December 2014

9:00 AM

It was a bit of a surprise to hear Jarvis Cocker, the embodiment of cool and former frontman of Pulp, confessing to a love of Singing Together, a BBC programme straight out of the 1940s, with its clipped pronunciation and uptight pronouncements. But in his edition of Archive on 4, broadcast just as the Advent season began (and produced by Ruth Evans), Cocker took us on a musical journey back into his past and to his memories of singing in the classroom, ‘which certainly left its mark’ on him and millions of others.

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