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Stuart Maconie’s tracks of our years at South Shields theatre

PEOPLE POWER ... broadcaster Stuart  Maconie.

PEOPLE POWER ... broadcaster Stuart Maconie.

MUSIC fans can track the history of the UK through their favourite songs with the help of TV presenter Stuart Maconie.

His show, The People’s Songs, is calling in at the Customs House in South Shields tomorrow night.

The journalist and author will be at the Mill Dam venue for one night only.

The 52-year-old will be talking about his new book and radio series telling the social history of the country through a series of pop singles.

Customs House executive director Ray Spencer said: “Stuart is a man of many talents known throughout the industry.

“We’re very pleased to welcome him to the Customs House for this production, which he clearly puts a lot of passion into.”

The People’s Songs is a project Stuart is both proud of and passionate about.

It tells the story of modern Britain through the records that we listened to and loved during the major historical changes of the Second World War up to to the present day.

The People’s Songs was first broadcast on Radio 2 in December last year and was based on Maconie’s book of the same name released the previous summer.

Maconie is known as co-host of the Radcliffe and Maconie Show on BBC Radio 6 Music, as well as The Freak Zone and The Freakier Zone on 6 Music.

He is also one of the UK’s top-selling travel writers.

Tickets for the 7.45pm show cost £15 and can be booked online at www.customshouse.co.uk or by calling the venue’s box office 454 1234.

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