Radio 4 in Four

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Daniel Rachel looks back at how art, comedy, fashion, film, football and music came together in a flowering of national self-confidence, and what broke it apart. Tom Sutcliffe presents.

BBC Radio 4 Start the Week

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One of the most creative and hedonistic periods of British culture was the nineties: the era of Cool Britannia, born in Thatcher’s Britain and flaunted by Tony Blair. The writer Daniel Rachel looks back at how art, comedy, fashion, film, football and music came together in a flowering of national self-confidence, and what broke it apart.

With Antony Gormley, Laura Wade and Charles Hazlewood

Don’t Look Back in Anger audio book

Read by Paul McGann, Louise Brealey, Tania Rodrigues, Shvorne Marks, Jot Davies, David John, Dean Williamson and Charles Armstrong. Introduced by Daniel Rachel, and featuring audio-exclusive extracts from Daniel’s source interviews. September 2019

Meet the Writers

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Georgina Godwin talks to Daniel Rachel

BBC Radio London with Robert Elms

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Daniel speaks about Girl Power, Blur and Oasis, and how politics and music were interwoven, and looks at the impact Cool Britannia had on culture and national consciousness.

Word podcast with David Hepworth and Mark Ellen

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Daniel  talked to everyone from Noel Gallagher to Tony Blair for his new book “Don’t Look Back In Anger” and he came in to Word In Your Ear to talk about how Kate Moss, David Beckham, Alan McGee, Damien Hirst, Alastair Campbell and many others, knowingly or otherwise, managed to shape Britain’s last feelgood decade, which began with Spike Island and finished with the death of Diana. We guarantee, this will change the way you think about the era you lived through

Talk Radio

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Daniel talks to Giles Coren about 90s Britain and Cool Britannia

The Mild Mannered Army

Daniel talks about the music of the nineties, multiculturalism, Morrissey flying the flag and flirting with disaster, the new lad, sexism and some other things too.  Daniel’s book is an astonishing piece of work and it wasn’t possible to cover everything it deals with…so you should really go and order a copy.s an astonishing piece of work and it wasn’t possible to cover everything it deals with…so you should really go and order a copy.

Totally Wired Radio

Daniel talks to Steve Rowland about his first musical influencesa and plays some of the key records from Walls Come Tumbling Down, Don’t Look Back in Anger and Ranking Roger’s memoir I Just Can’t Stop It.

Redundancy Radio

Discussing Don’t Look Back in Anger with Liv Siddall – September 2019

Fiery Bird Show with Gary Crowley

Daniel talks about Cool Britannia and Walls Come Tumbling Down

In conversation with Ranking Roger

Moseley Folk Festival podcast with Daniel and Ranking Roger of the Beat discussing Rock and Against Racism and the infamous ’76 Eric Clapton gig at the Birmingham Odeon. Interviewed by Robin Valk (Brum Radio)

Rough Trade podcast

Rough Trade podcast playing music from Kate Tempest, the Special AKA, Tom Robinson Band, the Selecter and The Style Council

In conversation with Billy Bragg

Daniel Rachel and Billy Bragg in a special podacst recorded to mark the publication of Walls Come Tumbling Down

Modcast with Eddie Pillar

Discussing Red Wedge with Eddie Pillar and Annajoy David

Liege and L:ief by Fairport Convention

An exclusive 30 minute interview beteen Simon Nicol (founding member of Fairport Convention) and Daniel Rachel

BBC Radio 2 Janice Long Show

BBC Radio 2 Janice Long Show: Daniel Rachel Spoken Word session and playing 3 favourite vinyl records (The Specials ‘Nite Klub’, The Sindecut ‘Simple Jealousy’, Arctic Monkeys ‘Cornerstone’).

BBC 6 Music Lauren Laverne Show

BBC 6 Music Lauren Laverne Show – Nemone in conversation with Daniel Rachel

BBC Radio 4 Loose Ends

BBC Radio 4 Loose Ends: Daniel Rachel in conversation with Miranda Sawyer (at 23 mins). Also Billy Bragg (performing ‘HandyMan Blues’), Howard Blake, David Greig, Speech Debelleg, and Leisure Society.

BBC Radio Scotland The Culture Show

BBC Radio Scotland The Culture Show with Janice Forsyth: in conversation with Daniel Rachel

BBC Radio 5 Live Up All Night

BBC Radio 5 Live Up All Night with with Dotun Adebayo: Daniel Rachel in conversation

BBC Radio London with Robert Elms

BBC Radio London with Robert Elms: Daniel Rachel in conversation including The Kinks ‘Waterloo Sunset’  and ‘Misery’ by Madness.