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BBC Radio 2
101 Records, Croydon; A1 Records, London; Abbey Records, Ainsdale; Adagio Records, Harrogate... just a few of the 700 plus UK independent record shops that have closed over the past ten years. In this two-part series, first broadcast in May 2010, legendary record producer, Pete Waterman, winds back to the glory days of record shops. He asks how we've allowed so many of them to vanish and looks at what the future holds. Featuring interviews with stars, moguls and artists who've spent much of their lives on either side of the counter, this series summons the sights, sounds and smells that made up the strange magic of record shops.
"a charmingly nostalgic two-parter" Radio Times
"thoroughly entertaining" The Observer
included in James Walton's Pick of the Week, BBC Radio 4
two-part series, 18th and 25th April 2011