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Posted By: The Villan
31-Oct-08 - 02:48 PM
Thread Name: Jake Thackray Nov 3rd 08 11:20 BBC2
Subject: Jake Thackray Nov 3rd 08 11:20 BBC2
Weelittledrummer had a previous thread about this programme but on an earlier date. It is being repeated so for those that missed it
Jake On The Box
Retrospective on the TV career of Jake Thackray
Monday 3 November, 11.20pm BBC2
03 Nov 2008 23:20 BBC Two (except BBC Two Wales)
Exploring the life and work of Jake Thackray, the undervalued genius famous for his biting satire and understated irony. A rare example of a British singer-songwriter in the troubadour tradition, Thackray could be darkly vicious, but was also able to write haunting and romantic songs. His words and music have influenced a generation of musicians and writers.
Interviewing Danny Baker, Ralph McTell and Sheila Thackray, we investigate the man and his work, and in particular his relationship with the great troubadour George Brassens, whom Jake persuaded to visit Cardiff in the 1970s.
Director John Warburton Executive Producer Victor Lewis-Smith Executive Producer Graham Pass