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Classic Albums

Tears for Fears: Songs from the Big Chair

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 8 months

Documentary that explores Songs from the Big Chair, the second album by Tears for Fears, which saw the band's music transform from synth-pop into arena-ready anthems. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Roland Orzabal
Interviewed Guest:
Curt Smith
Interviewed Guest:
Ian Stanley
Interviewed Guest:
Chris Hughes
Interviewed Guest:
Dave Bascombe
Interviewed Guest:
Sylvie Simmons
Interviewed Guest:
Oleta Adams
Producer:
Celia Moore
Director:
George Scott

Duration: 60 minutes

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

Documentary exploring the story of the lyric-driven French chanson and its greatest artists, including Edith Piaf, Charles Aznavour, Juliette Greco, Anna Karina and Jane Birkin Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Petula Clark
Producer:
Celia Moore
Executive Producer:
Nick de Grunwald
Director:
George Scott

Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary telling the story of Carole King's Brooklyn upbringing, her songwriting success with Gerry Goffin, her time as an LA singer-songwriter and her more recent eco-activism. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary portrait of US singer-songwriter Neil Sedaka, who recorded and sang a number of instantly recognisable tunes as well as writing a string of hits for other artists. Show more

Duration: 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Scotland

Available for 4 months

Former Rangers player Mark Walters looks back at the racism he experienced while playing for the club. He also uncovers black footballing pioneer Andrew Watson, who captained Scotland in 1881. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Walters
Executive Producer:
George Scott
Producer:
Dave Donald
Producer:
Scott Given
Director:
Dave Donald
Director:
Scott Given
Production Manager:
Kyrie MacTavish

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Billy Bragg on how one song - Rock Island Line - kickstarted the skiffle craze in 50s Britain and gave birth to the great British bands of the 60s. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Billy Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Winick
Interviewed Guest:
Chas McDevitt
Interviewed Guest:
Hylda Sims
Interviewed Guest:
Jeff Place
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Donegan
Interviewed Guest:
Ron Gould
Producer:
Celia Moore
Director:
George Scott

Duration: 1 hour

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

Film telling the story of Buddy Holly's tragically short life and career through interviews with those who knew and worked with him, combined with contributions from music fans. Show more

Contributors

Performer:
Buddy Holly
Production Company:
1515 Productions Ltd
Director:
George Scott
Producer:
Celia Moore
Participant:
Jerry Allison
Participant:
Maria Elena Holly
Participant:
Larry Holley
Participant:
Sonny West
Participant:
David Bigham
Participant:
Kevin Montgomery
Participant:
Don McLean
Participant:
Edna Gundersen
Participant:
Paul Anka
Participant:
Dion DiMucci
Participant:
Sonny Curtis
Participant:
Bob Harris
Participant:
Don Everly
Participant:
Albert Lee
Participant:
Hank Marvin
Participant:
Robert Wyatt
Participant:
Brian May
Participant:
Larry Welborn

Classic Albums

Don McLean: American Pie

Duration: 1 hour

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

Series focusing on the albums that have influenced the course of music. This edition looks at Don McLean's album American Pie, crowned by its titular overture and the song Vincent. Show more

Contributors

Production Company:
1515 Productions Ltd
Director:
George Scott
Producer:
Celia Moore
Executive Producer:
Terry Shand
Executive Producer:
Geoff Kempin
Participant:
Don McLean
Participant:
Jake Bugg
Participant:
Roy Markowitz
Participant:
Mat Snow
Participant:
Dennis Elsas
Participant:
Lori Lieberman
Participant:
Mike Mainieri
Participant:
Alan Howard
Participant:
Tom Flye
Participant:
Ed Freeman

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 8 months

Documentary that celebrates the legendary harmony duo who ruled the charts in the late 1950s and early 60s with hits like Bye Bye Love, Wake Up Little Susie and Cathy's Clown. Show more

Contributors

Production Company:
1515 Productions
Production Company:
Eagle Rock Entertainment
Director:
George Scott
Producer:
Celia Moore
Participant:
Don Everly
Participant:
Michael McCall
Participant:
Art Garfunkel
Participant:
Graham Nash
Participant:
Tim Rice
Participant:
Dave Edmunds
Participant:
Jake Bugg
Participant:
Will Oldham
Participant:
Paul Gambaccini
Participant:
Waddy Wachtel
Participant:
Del Bryant
Participant:
Lucy O'Brien
Participant:
Teddy Thompson
Participant:
Paul du Noyer
Participant:
Keith Harris
Participant:
Anthony DeCurtis
Participant:
Albert Lee
Participant:
Bill Harlan
Participant:
Keith Richards

Classic Albums

The Crickets: The 'Chirping' Crickets

Duration: 59 minutes

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

The story of the first album by The Crickets, crowned by four of their best-loved songs: That’ll Be the Day, Not Fade Away, Maybe Baby and Oh, Boy! Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Jerry Allison
Interviewed Guest:
Sonny Curtis
Interviewed Guest:
John Firminger
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Frampton
Interviewed Guest:
Holly George-Warren
Interviewed Guest:
James Burton
Interviewed Guest:
Cliff Richard
Producer:
Celia Moore
Director:
George Scott