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Thread #115783 Message #2484785
Posted By: Peter K (Fionn)
04-Nov-08 - 02:55 PM
Thread Name: Jake Thackray Nov 3rd 08 11:20 BBC2
Subject: RE: Jake Thackray Nov 3rd 08 11:20 BBC2
Well, Andy, I see it is withheld from the many progs now available for replay on the BBC website, which might mean either a contractual constraint or that the Beeb is planning to release a DVD. (It sounds like they have more material available, as they played a bit of footage from some stuff they unearthed which has never previously been aired.) You must just hope a friend recorded it.
This was a better show than such shows often are. Whoever made it must have realised that the usual format - five-second snatches of the subject himself, interspersed/voice-overed with endless waffle from ill-assorted pundits - wasn't going to work with lyrics as complex as Thackray's. So we were actually treated to him singing several of his (quite lengthy) songs,and they were allowed to run from beginning to end without interruption.
The guy emerged as more of a genius - and a better musician - than I had realised at the time. For ingenious lyrics he's right up there with Ian Dury!