The series kicks off with Zoe Ball on the 21st of June, tracing the history and evolution of dance music from Northern Soul to the present in a three-part show. It will go by the rather catchy title of The Definitive History of UK Dance Music.
There will also be a show comprising of oral histories from clubbers entitled Don't Start Me Talking About ... Dance Music. I shall have to catch that one via iPlayer due to Glastonbury commitments, unless Speechification features it on their site.
The Beeb also seem to have a show which seeks to untie old rave and nu-rave, fronted by Chris Coco going under the banner of Acid House - The Next Generation.
I think they'll all be quite valuable resources for the Dance Music lecture I give on the Popular Music module (MAC351) at work. I'm also taking the liberty to post these show on here as a reminder to myself that I want to get hold of these. I don't really have an effective media capture/reminder service for things like this.
Radio 2's Dance Music Season:
The Definitive History Of UK Dance Music (Unique Productions) – begins Saturday 21 June at 7.00pmAcid House – The Next Generation – Tuesday 24 June at 10.30pm
Don't Start Me Talking About... Dance Music – Friday 27 June at 7.00pm
The Greatest Dance Records Of All Time (Unique Productions) – begins Tuesday 1 July at 11.30pm
Behind The Velvet Rope: Studio 54 Uncovered (revised repeat) – Saturday 12 July at 7.00pm
Saturday Night Chill (repeat) – Saturday 19 July at 7.00pm 6.6.08.