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Music for Misfits: The Story of Indie

Episode 2: The Alternative 80s

Duration: 1 hour

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

Series exploring British indie music. This episode looks back to a time when the independent labels transformed from cottage industries into real businesses. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
James Hale
Series Producer:
Siobhan Logue
Production Company:
Telesgop

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Saxophonist Soweto Kinch takes a personal journey into jazz through New Orleans, New York and London, where he meets and plays with fellow musicians. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Soweto Kinch
Producer:
Siobhan Logue
Director:
Steve Freer
Executive Producer:
Emma Cahusac

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Award-winning singers Beverley Knight and James Morrison select their favourite show-stopping vocalists. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Beverley Knight
Interviewed Guest:
James Morrison
Series Producer:
Siobhan Logue
Director:
Siobhan Logue

Inside Museums

Series 1

St Fagans National Museum of History

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Cerys Matthews shares her passion for St Fagans National Museum of History in Cardiff to reveal a story of community spirit that spans millennia. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Cerys Matthews
Interviewed Guest:
Nasir Adam
Interviewed Guest:
Mared McAleavy
Interviewed Guest:
Dafydd Wiliam
Producer:
Siobhan Logue
Production Company:
Plimsoll Productions

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 2 months

Meat Loaf, the story of the man and his music, is revealed in this profile. Featuring a candid interview with the man himself, plus performance and backstage footage in Las Vegas. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Siobhan Logue
Producer:
Matt O'Casey
Director:
Matt O'Casey
Director of photography:
Rik Clark
Production Company:
Telesgop

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Available for years

In this music compilation, Dylan Jones celebrates some of the stars who created the timeless legacy of the 1980s, from Prince to Madonna and Duran Duran to Sade. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

British singer-songwriter duo Crissie Rhodes and Ben Earle form the award-winning country act The Shires. Their ultimate soundtrack ranges from Dolly Parton to Shania Twain. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Crissie Rhodes
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Earle
Series Producer:
Siobhan Logue
Director:
Siobhan Logue

The 80s - Music’s Greatest Decade?

Series 1

With Dylan Jones

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Available for years

Music writer Dylan Jones puts the case that the 1980s were the most radical, innovative and creative decade in the history of pop. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Documentary exploring the private life and public legacy of John Denver, America's original country boy, featuring exclusive accounts from those closest to him. Show more

The 80s - Music’s Greatest Decade?

Series 1

Alternative Voices

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Available for years

Dylan Jones opens up the archive to select some of the most significant alternative voices in 1980s music. Show more

The 80s - Music’s Greatest Decade?

Series 1

Hip-Hop to House

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Available for years

Dylan Jones has mined the 1980s archives to select some of the most pivotal tracks and performances in hip-hop and house music. Show more

Music for Misfits: The Story of Indie

Episode 3: Into the Mainstream

Duration: 1 hour

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

The last episode of a series exploring British indie music looks at dance music's influence, the Britpop era and the emergence of new labels in the late 90s. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Ryan Minchin
Series Producer:
Siobhan Logue
Production Company:
Telesgop

Arena

Fela Kuti: Father of Afrobeat

Duration: 1 hour, 22 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Available for 7 months

Exclusive testimony reveals the multifaceted man behind the maverick performer Fela Kuti, who created a sound for a continent - Afrobeat. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Biyi Bandele
Producer:
Siobhan Logue
Executive Producer:
Richard Klein
Production Manager:
Sarah Vaughton

Brand

Arena

Duration: 59 minutes

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

In this music compilation, BBC’s first female DJ and face of the Old Great Whistle Test, Annie Nightingale, handpicks more of her favourite punk and new wave performances. Show more

Contributors

Production Manager:
Leanne Clarke
Executive Producer:
Siobhan Logue

Genres

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder and Creation Records boss Alan McGee reveal their personal playlist of indie, punk and ska favourites. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Alan McGee
Interviewed Guest:
Shaun Ryder
Director:
Siobhan Logue
Series Producer:
Siobhan Logue

Duration: 59 minutes

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

In a golden hour of dancefloor gems, Ana Matronic and Martyn Ware reveal the disco classics that have shaped their own musical journeys. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Ana Matronic
Interviewed Guest:
Martyn Ware
Director:
Siobhan Logue
Series Producer:
Siobhan Logue
Production Company:
Plimsoll Productions

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

New Order's Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert reveal their personal playlists and the surprise reasons behind an eclectic selection ranging from punk to pop. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

DJ and broadcaster Cerys Matthews and acclaimed blues photographer Val Wilmer select their best-loved blues singers, several of whom Val has met and photographed. Show more