13 episodes

When Ecstasy and Acid House first swept Britain, a group of lives would be changed forever. One Story. Half real life. Half drama. Welcome to Ecstasy: The Battle Of Rave.

Ecstasy: The Battle Of Rave BBC

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 341 Ratings

When Ecstasy and Acid House first swept Britain, a group of lives would be changed forever. One Story. Half real life. Half drama. Welcome to Ecstasy: The Battle Of Rave.

    #BattleOfRave: Coming soon...

    #BattleOfRave: Coming soon...

    When Ecstasy and Acid House first swept Britain, a group of lives would be changed forever. One Story. Half real life. Half drama. Coming soon... Ecstasy: The Battle Of Rave.

    • 1 min
    Ep1. I Need Your Love

    Ep1. I Need Your Love

    The very first MDMA pills hit Britain. Ecstasy fuses with the music of Acid House - and four ordinary people's lives are changed forever. #BattleOfRave

    This podcast contains strong language and references to drug use.


    Credits
    Presenter: Chris Warburton
    Series Producer: Emma Forde
    Additional Production: Nicola Dowling and Jane Andrews
    Sound Design: Sam Turner
    Digital: Eleanor Layhe and Alex Entwistle
    Editor and Executive Producer: Ciaran Tracey

    • 32 min
    Meera Syal as The Raver

    Meera Syal as The Raver

    She's Mrs Ordinary now. But offer her an E, and she might just bite your hand off. All because there's a hole she has to fill... #BattleOfRave

    All characters portrayed by the dramatic actors are fictional. This drama contains strong language and references to drug use.


    Credits
    Performed by Meera Syal
    Written by Danny Brocklehurst
    Producer and Director: Gary Brown
    Sound Design and Mixing: Steve Brooke
    Editor and Executive Producer: Ciaran Tracey

    • 15 min
    Ep2. Wizards Of E

    Ep2. Wizards Of E

    In the music and drug underground of Manchester, the pills have changed everything - all helped along by a famous name. In the Acid House dives and clubs, a special romance begins. #BattleOfRave

    This podcast contains strong language and references to drug use.


    Credits
    Presenter: Chris Warburton
    Series Producer: Emma Forde
    Additional Production: Nicola Dowling and Jane Andrews
    Sound Design: Sam Turner
    Digital: Eleanor Layhe and Alex Entwistle
    Editor and Executive Producer: Ciaran Tracey

    • 31 min
    Ian Hart as The Dealer

    Ian Hart as The Dealer

    It started with a few bags of weed on the estate: but the pills turned it into a multinational operation. And the money... was mad. But so too was the life. #BattleOfRave

    All characters portrayed by the dramatic actors are fictional. This drama contains strong language and references to drug use.


    Credits
    Performed by Ian Hart
    Written by Danny Brocklehurst
    Producer and Director: Gary Brown
    Sound Design and Mixing: Steve Brooke
    Editor and Executive Producer: Ciaran Tracey

    • 11 min
    Ep3. Pump Up The Volume

    Ep3. Pump Up The Volume

    Where do you get a million E's to bring into Britain? At the start, there was one answer: Amsterdam. And this is exactly how the deals were done. #BattleOfRave

    This podcast contains strong language and references to drug use.


    Credits
    Presenter: Chris Warburton
    Series Producer: Emma Forde
    Additional Production: Nicola Dowling and Jane Andrews
    Sound Design: Sam Turner
    Digital: Eleanor Layhe and Alex Entwistle
    Editor and Executive Producer: Ciaran Tracey

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
341 Ratings

341 Ratings

Brighton, UK ,

From a non raver...

...this was great. Never done a pill in my life but this was really interesting and a great listen. Binged in one go.

snuffmoviedirector ,

Must listen for all dance music fans

Absolutely amazing podcast. Great insight to what it was like to be around at the time raves began. Would empty my bank account to of been there at that incredible revolutionary time .

King Gary ,

What a blast from the past

I’ve listened to this podcast and it took me back to some wild nights. Great stories here to be heard some very interesting characters and all put together in a great way it’s a mist listen to podcast

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