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Dylan Jones with Cookie Pryce (left) and Susan ‘Suzie Q’ Banfield (right) of the Cookie Crew

The multi-award-winning journalist and author Dylan Jones celebrates the towering influence of the music of the 80s, with an aim to inspire a newfound respect for this maligned musical era, in a four-part series called The 80s – Music’s Greatest Decade? With Dylan Jones. 

He argues that the 80s is one of the most inventive periods of pop culture - a kaleidoscopic display of musical experimentation in which genres were born and evolved with dizzying rapidity - and that whilst music continues to fascinate to this day, it will never be as varied as it was then.

The programme features contributions from Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson, Jazzie B, Trevor Horn, Bananarama’s Sara Dallin & Keren Woodward, Gary Kemp, Mark Moore, Cookie Crew’s Cookie Pryce and Suzie Q, Bobby Gillespie, UB40’s Ali Campbell & Astro, The Fall’s Brix Smith, Sarah Jane Morris and more.

Writer       Dylan Jones

Producer Sebastian Barfield

Editor        Nick Robbins

Production Manager  Kay Phillips

Executive Producer Siobhan Logue

Production Company Plimsoll Productions

4x 60 mins


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