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The New Blur Album

The New Blur Album

  • Radio stand-up
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2014
  • 1 episode

Story from writer-performer John Osborne about life, love, friendship and growing older.

Key details

BBC Radio 4
John Osborne
John Osborne and Patrick Lappin
Jane Berthoud

You always remember where you were when you first heard certain pieces of music, watched films that were important to you, were told of big news events. Sometimes when you hear a song you are transported back to the first time you heard it, you remember everything: where you were, who you were with, what was going on in your life that means it was so important to you.

If you were growing up in the nineties it is likely you can chart your life by where you were as each new Blur album was released. This is the story of a Blur fan, who looks back on his life remembering where he was the first time he heard 'the new Blur album; from their first in 1992, to seventh and most recent release in 2003. From being at school, to his first jobs and relationships, this is John's story of life, love, friendship and growing older, with the new Blur album as a constant backdrop.

Additional details

Also known as
  • John Osborne: The New Blur Album

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 28th September 2014 at 7:15pm on BBC Radio 4
Episode length
30 minutes
Most recent repeats
  • Thursday 4th May 2017 at 5:30am on Radio 4
  • Wednesday 3rd May 2017 at 10:00pm on Radio 4
  • Wednesday 3rd May 2017 at 5:30pm on Radio 4

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