New series 1/5. The life and career of Alabama-born Hank
Williams Sr, whose six-year career until his death in 1953, aged 29, established him as the founding father of modern country music. A seismic influence on both country and rock performers, Williams was also one of the music business's first loose cannons, resulting in his expulsion from Nashville's Grand Ole Opry.
Williams battled not only with the pain of spina bifida but also with his mother and his wives. He died in the back of a car, unaware of the legacy to follow. Defining titles include Lovesick Blues, I'm So
Lonesome I Could Cry, Cold, Cold Heart, Your Cheatin' Heart, Hey Good Lookin' and Jambalaya (on the Bayou). Presented by Steve Earle. Producer Neil Rosser
3/6. Caroline Ouentin ,
Andy Taylor and Simon Greenall star in a satirical comedy about a 37-year-old blogger who lives with his mother. The story continues with Andrew's attempts to thwart his mother's plans to sell the house. Repeated on Saturday
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