Music Makers (radio): There Was This Man...

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startedApr 1977
endedJun 1977
last rpt4th Jul 1979
3 school years
duration20 mins
subject 🎶MusicMusic
age rangeAge 10-12Age 9-11 & Age 11-13
languageenIn English
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There Was This Man... is a unit of the BBC schools radio series Music Makers from the 1970s, covering music for primary and secondary school pupils.

A "revue-style" comedy (i.e. a series of musical sketches loosely connected by a theme) based on early mankind, with some actually genuine archaeological and anthropological facts thrown in.


  • The Beasts Which Throng
  • Cave Painting
  • Farmer's Song
  • Our Town
  • Discoveries...


  • Summer 1977
  • Summer 1979


Music by Peter Hutchings
Producer Peter Hutchings


The unit was accompanied by a pupils' pamphlet with drawings by Tony Matthews, and a teachers' notes booklet.


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