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An insight into the specialist side of BBC Radio 2.

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Chris Packham considers Britain's passion for wildlife.


Unknown: Chris Packham

: Arena: Dylan's Folk - the Pure, the Bad and the Holy

New. A look at the Newport folk festival and the American folk revival of the 60s, which encompassed old time mountain music, blues and gospel. This programme starts BBC4's Bob Dylan at Newport Night. See page 74.

Music: Bob Dylan at Newport Night 9.00pm BBC4
In 1963, Bob Dylan was the darling of America's folk movement and hailed as the spokesman for a generation. By 1965, he was a rock 'n' roll troubadour, fronting a kick-ass band, and forging his own vision. Watch the change over three years in Arena: the Other Side of the Mirror - Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival (9.40pm). Fans will love Murray Lerner's straightforward film - 16 songs, year by year, with occasional punctuations - which act as a rich footnote to 2005's Arena Dylan film. These are performances to treasure, with relaxed and ragged moments dueting with Joan Baez and some trademark harmonica-playing. If you rate Dylan's work by his records, here's a five-album slice of the journey. Above all, the songs are the thing.
Earlier, at 9pm, Arena: Dylan's Folk - the Pure, the Bad and the Holy looks at America's traditional music scene in the early 60s, ranging over folk, blues and gospel. After the main event, there's a re-run of a documentary about Dylan's appearance in a 1963 BBC TV play. Geoff Ellis Still changin': page 12

: Arena: The Other Side of the Mirror - Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival

New. Footage of Bob Dylan in concert in Rhode Island in the mid-1960s, much of it never before seen.


Singer/musician: Bob Dylan

: Arena: Dylan in the Madhouse

Arena goes in search of the Bob Dylan -starring 1962 BBC drama Madhouse on Castle Street, wiped in 1968. With Martin Carthy and Peggy Seeger. Theme Time Radio Hour with Bob Dylan is on Friday at 9pm on BBC 6 Music Still changin': page 12


Unknown: Bob Dylan
Unknown: Martin Carthy
Unknown: Peggy Seeger.
Unknown: Bob Dylan

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Music documentary filmed at the Newport Folk Festival between 1963 and 1966. Review page 56

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