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Thread #57099 Message #896532
Posted By: Harry Basnett
23-Feb-03 - 07:59 AM
Thread Name: History of Country Music: BBC2
Subject: History of Country Music: BBC2
Did anybody else see 'Lost Highway: The History of Country Music' which began on BBC2 last night (Saturday 22nd. )? An interesting opening programme to the series featuring clips of the Carter Family, Jimmy Rodgers, etc,. Very well put together and there's even a BBC book to accompany the series.
Which beggars the question...why on earth can't the Beeb do something similar with the history of English folk music utilising the masses of archive material they must have at their disposal? I'm fully aware that there are inroads being made on BBC4 but nothing on this scale!
Anyway...all griping aside, 'twas a very interesting programme and next weeks will bo highlighting Hank Williams Sr.
All the best................Harry Basnett.