The Smith Lectures
6/8. Featuring an irreverent lecture on artistic endeavours, plus a tribute to the late Richard Jeni.
4/6. Panel show that asserts that rock'n'roll is the new comedy. Repeated from Thursday
New series 1/4. Mark Lamarr tackles simpleton-and-shotgun stereotypes of redneck country music in this series devoted to the sounds of the mountains, the hillbilly, the banjo and the moonshine still. Bolstered by the recordings of Earl Scruggs, Charlie Louvin, Hank Williams III, Gretchen Peters, Joe Ely and Tom Russell, the series illustrates how the genre owes as much to black slavery as does the blues, as poor whites forged a new sound with banjo playing learned from African slaves. The series starts in what is considered redneck's birthplace - the Tennessee/Virginia border town of Bristol in Appalachia, where in 1927 the renowned Carter family and Jimmie Rodgers were signed to Victor Records.
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