What is memory radio?
These programmes are available on Alexa devices. To find them, just say ‘Alexa, ask the BBC for Memory Radio’.
There is thought to be a strong correlation between overall wellbeing and musical activities for those living with dementia. To read more about how music can help, see our page on music, the arts, and dementia.
So settle back and listen to the programmes and be transported to some of the best moments of the BBC Archives in past decades.
A snapshot of UK radio throughout the decades
Grab a tea/coffee and tune into 1960s Memory Radio. It starts with a snippet of the Shadows playing Apache, the Easybeat pop programme with Brian Matthews and the Drifters.
The programme is 1 hr 25 mins.
You can also listen to a special compilation covering the South East Region 1960s Memory Radio starting with the Shadows playing their No. 1 smash hit Apache, the landmark court trial concerning the book, Lady Chatterley’s Lover and ‘Save the last dance for me’ by the Drifters.