3/4. Billy Bragg goes on the trail of American folk legend
Woody Guthrie (1912-67) to tell the story of an artist who influenced so many - including Bob Dylan , who described him as "my last hero" - yet who lived so simply, riding hobo on the trains and hitching his way across the devastated heart of America in the wake of the great dust storms of the 1930s. This edition explores Guthrie's connections with Grapes of Wrath author John Steinbeck , with input from Bruce Springsteen , actress Ellen Geer , Guthrie's first and second wives Mary and Marjorie, folk hero Pete Seeger and Woody's naval pal
Jimmy Longhi , who recalls their wartime days together at sea.
Paul Merton reads Spike Milligan 's uniquely surreal comic memoirs about the Second World War, published in 1971 to great acclaim. 3/6. Spike reminisces about the barrack room japes and pranks that went on after lights out.
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