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Country Music by Ken Burns

Series 1

The Rub (Beginnings-1933)

Duration: 50 minutes

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

How what was first called hillbilly music reached new audiences through phonographs and radio, and launched the careers of country music's first big stars - the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers. Show more

Country Music by Ken Burns

Series 1

Hard Times (1933-1945)

Duration: 49 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

How Nashville became the heart of the country music industry during the Great Depression and World War II as America fell in love with singing cowboys, Texas swing and the Grand Ole Opry's Roy Acuff. Show more

Country Music by Ken Burns

Series 1

The Hillbilly Shakespeare (1945-1953)

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

How the bluegrass sound spread in post-war America. Honky-tonk star Hank Williams wrote songs of surprising emotional depth, derived from his troubled and tragically short life. Show more

Country Music by Ken Burns

Series 1

I Can't Stop Loving You (1953-1963)

Duration: 51 minutes

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

In Memphis, Sun Studios' budding artists Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley ushered in the era of rockabilly, while Patsy Cline showed off Music City's smooth new Nashville sound. Show more

Country Music by Ken Burns

Series 1

The Sons and Daughters of America (1964-1968)

Duration: 51 minutes

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

How country music reflected a changing America. Loretta Lynn spoke to women everywhere, Merle Haggard became the 'Poet of the Common Man' and audiences looked beyond race to embrace Charley Pride. Show more

Country Music by Ken Burns

Series 1

Will the Circle Be Unbroken (1968-1972)

Duration: 51 minutes

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

How country music responded to a nation divided by the Vietnam War. Army captain-turned-songwriter Kris Kristofferson set a new lyrical standard while Johnny Cash returned to the Ryman Auditorium. Show more

Country Music by Ken Burns

Series 1

Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way? (1973-1983)

Duration: 50 minutes

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

The 1970s and early 1980s were a vibrant era in country music that saw Dolly Parton find mainstream success and Hank Williams Jr emerge from his famous father's shadow. Show more

Country Music by Ken Burns

Series 1

Music Will Get Through (1973-1983)

Duration: 51 minutes

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

Bluegrass retained a strong core of avid fans during the 1970s, while in Austin, Texas, Willie Nelson discovered a new music scene where hippies and rednecks seemed to get along. Show more

Country Music by Ken Burns

Series 1

Don't Get Above Your Raisin' (1984-1996)

Duration: 51 minutes

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

In the 1980s and 1990s, 'New Traditionalists' like the Judds helped country music stay true to its roots. The period also saw the rise of superstar Garth Brooks and the return of Johnny Cash. Show more

The Vietnam War

Series 1

Episode 1: Deja Vu (1858-1961)

Duration: 55 minutes

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

Series telling the story of the Vietnam War. Revolutionaries led by Ho Chi Minh end French colonial occupation. Vietnam is divided in two at Geneva. Show more

The Vietnam War

Series 1

Episode 2: Riding the Tiger (1961-1963)

Duration: 55 minutes

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

Series telling the story of the Vietnam War. President Kennedy and his advisors wrestle with how deeply to get involved in South Vietnam. Show more

The Vietnam War

Series 1

Episode 3: Hell Come to Earth (January 1964-December 1965)

Duration: 55 minutes

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

Series telling the story of the war. With South Vietnam in chaos, Hanoi hardliners seize the initiative and send combat troops. Show more

The Vietnam War

Series 1

Episode 4: Doubt (January 1966-June 1967)

Duration: 55 minutes

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

Series telling the story of the Vietnam War. Defying American airpower, North Vietnamese troops stream down the Ho Chi Minh Trail into the south. Show more

The Vietnam War

Series 1

Episode 5: This is What We Do (July 1967-December 1967)

Duration: 53 minutes

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

Series telling the story of the war. American casualties and enemy body counts mount as marines face deadly North Vietnamese ambushes. Show more

The Vietnam War

Series 1

Episode 6: Things Fall Apart (January 1968-June 1968)

Duration: 51 minutes

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

Series telling the story of the Vietnam War. North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces launch surprise attacks on cities and military bases. Show more

The Vietnam War

Series 1

Episode 7: Chasing Ghosts (June 1968-May 1969)

Duration: 53 minutes

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

Series telling the story of the Vietnam War. Public support for the war declines, and American men of draft age face difficult decisions. Show more

The Vietnam War

Series 1

Episode 8: A Sea of Fire (April 1969-May 1970)

Duration: 54 minutes

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

Series telling the story of the Vietnam War. With morale plummeting in Vietnam, President Nixon begins withdrawing American troops. Show more

The Vietnam War

Series 1

Episode 9: Fratricide (May 1970-March 1973)

Duration: 55 minutes

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

Series telling the story of the Vietnam War. Massive US airpower makes the difference in halting an unprecedented North Vietnamese offensive. Show more

The Vietnam War

Series 1

Episode 10: The Weight of Memory (March 1973-Onward)

Duration: 56 minutes

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

Series telling the story of the Vietnam War. While Watergate forces Nixon to resign, the Vietnamese continue to savage one another. Show more

Free Thinking

Documenting through photography and poetry

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Matthew Sweet talks to Ken Burns about his Vietnam War documentary, Sasha Dugdale reads from her award winning poem, Joy, and Kate Flint explains the magic of flash photography. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Ken Burns
Interviewed Guest:
Sasha Dugdale
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Flint
Producer:
Zahid Warley