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Winter 2009

Episode 2: Dame Shirley Bassey - The Girl from Tiger Bay

Duration: 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for years

Alan Yentob gains an insight into the creative world of Dame Shirley Bassey, and takes a look back over her life and career, complete with archive of her greatest performances. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Yentob
Producer:
Dione Newton
Director:
Dione Newton
Executive Producer:
Janet Lee
Executive Producer:
Mark Cooper
Series Editor:
Alan Yentob

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Available for 4 months

Clips from the BBC archive giving an overview of David Bowie's career from 1964 to 2016, blending interviews and performances from music programmes, documentaries and chat shows. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 4 months

Compilation of easy listening tracks from the BBC archive, with performances by Burt Bacharach, Andy Williams, Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66, The Carpenters and many more. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Dione Newton
Executive Producer:
Mark Cooper

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Profile of The Fall, one of the most enigmatic, idiosyncratic and chaotic garage bands of the last 30 years, led by the belligerent and poetic Mark E Smith. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 4 months

How Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris's careers took off in the 1970s with distinct takes on country, but how they ended up uniting as close harmony singers on Trio. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
KT Tunstall
Producer:
Dione Newton
Director:
Dione Newton
Executive Producer:
Mark Cooper
Participant:
Dolly Parton
Participant:
Linda Ronstadt
Participant:
Emmylou Harris

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Kate Mossman looks beyond the cliches of grunge babes and rock chicks as she goes behind rock's untold stories to discover if it has always been different for the girl in a band. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kate Mossman
Executive Producer:
Mark Cooper
Producer:
Dione Newton
Director:
Dione Newton
Participant:
Tina Weymouth
Participant:
Elkie Brooks
Participant:
Carol Kaye
Participant:
Lita Ford
Participant:
Viv Albertine
Participant:
Pauline Murray
Participant:
Brix Smith
Participant:
Gillian Gilbert
Participant:
Kim McAuliffe
Participant:
Miki Berenyi
Participant:
Jehnny Beth
Participant:
June Millington
Participant:
Mary Dostal
Participant:
Valerie Nilson
Participant:
Kelley Deal
Participant:
Josephine Wiggs

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One CambridgeshireLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Documentary charting the highs and lows of Dusty Springfield, Sandie Shaw, Marianne Faithfull, Suzi Quatro, Siouxsie Sioux and Kate Bush, looking at their influence on music. Show more

Duration: 52 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Documentary celebrating the evolution of the American rock anthem from the 70s to the 90s, featuring Alice Cooper, Dave Grohl, Blue Oyster Cult, Survivor, Meat Loaf and Foreigner. Show more

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 1 day

Jo Brand narrates a profile of the BBC's first flagship live music programme, The Old Grey Whistle Test, which ran from 1971-1987. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Jo Brand
Producer:
Dione Newton
Director:
Dione Newton
Participant:
Bob Harris
Participant:
Annie Nightingale
Participant:
Jools Holland
Participant:
Mark Radcliffe
Participant:
Jarvis Cocker
Participant:
Paul Morley

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 12 days

Classic Bee Gees studio performances including rare 60s ones from European TV, the big hits of the 70s and some late performances from the 90s, with the trio in perfect harmony. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Mark Cooper
Producer:
Dione Newton

Legends

Herb Alpert, Tijuana Brass and Other Delights

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

The story of musician, producer and artist Herb Alpert. This profile platforms his music and artwork as he exhibits his sculptures for Hollywood's art elite. Show more