BBC: ‘Britain’s Most Dangerous Songs: Listen to the Banned’

BBC broadcasts documentary about ‘Britain’s Most Dangerous Songs’: “The reasons why these songs were censored reveals the changing controversies around youth culture over the last 75 years, with Bing Crosby and the Munchkins among the unlikely names to have met the wrath of the BBC.”


“From My Little Stick of Blackpool Rock to God Save the Queen, this is the story of ten records from the 1930s to the present day that have been banned by the BBC. With contributions from: Carrie Grant, Paul Morley, Stuart Maconie, Glen Matlock, Mike Read and Jon Robb.”

» Britain’s Most Dangerous Songs: Listen to the Banned:

» UK residents can see the tv documentary in  iPlayer
(BBC iPlayer TV programmes are available to play in the UK only, and only til 20 July 2014.)

» 16 songs banned by the BBC

Article about the BBC programme:
» The Arts Desk – 12 July 2014:
Britain’s Most Dangerous Songs: Listen to the Banned, BBC Four
Stories of the tunes the Beeb refused to play. Article / review by Adam Sweeting