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Subject: Mark Knopfler documentary BBC4
From: Will Fly
Date: 29 Jan 11 - 06:22 AM

Anyone catch the documentary on Mark Knopfler on BBC last night? I've just caught up with it on the iPlayer. An excellent programme - and confirmed what I'd always thought - that MK is a good man. Intelligent enough and calm enough not to have totally seduced by the stadium rock lifestyle; done what he's wanted to do; lives a quiet and productive life offstage; writes and sings just what he wants to. And has come full circle to a traditional-style background in his recent music-making. Oh - and a pretty good guitar player as well...


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Subject: RE: Mark Knopfler documentary BBC4
From: Brian May
Date: 29 Jan 11 - 06:27 AM

What a surprise that was.

Cracking program about a great artist and his peers. Terrific. Well done BBC

Good idea Will, others may be able to pick it up too.

Adios all


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Subject: RE: Mark Knopfler documentary BBC4
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 29 Jan 11 - 07:19 AM

I caught it entirely by accident and continued watching Guitar Heroes till after 2 a.m. Great to see Mr Knopfler playing with Messrs McCusker & McGoldrick and the archive footage of the Spanish City and Cullercoats. What a nice (and talented) bloke.


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Subject: RE: Mark Knopfler documentary BBC4
From: GUEST,andyval
Date: 29 Jan 11 - 07:34 AM

Agree with all that. Marvellous programme about a great man.


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Subject: RE: Mark Knopfler documentary BBC4
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 29 Jan 11 - 01:06 PM

I enjoyed it came over as quite down to earth & modest.

RtS


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Subject: RE: Mark Knopfler documentary BBC4
From: Rog Peek
Date: 29 Jan 11 - 06:11 PM

Just watched it on 'catchup', brilliant.

Rog


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Subject: RE: Mark Knopfler documentary BBC4
From: Arnie
Date: 30 Jan 11 - 07:15 AM

Spotted it in the tv guide and set the video. What a great programme and Mark came across as a modest type who was only too happy to chat and share his experiences with a tv audience. Some great music included as well.


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Subject: RE: Mark Knopfler documentary BBC4
From: Singing Referee
Date: 30 Jan 11 - 08:53 AM

Brilliant! Always liked Dire Straites and Mark's guitar playing, but what an intelligent, balanced and modest man.

Lovely stuff!


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Subject: RE: Mark Knopfler documentary BBC4
From: JedMarum
Date: 30 Jan 11 - 09:08 AM

... it was banned in Canada.

;-)


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Subject: RE: Mark Knopfler documentary BBC4
From: Will Fly
Date: 30 Jan 11 - 09:10 AM

I thought of all Canadian malarkey that while MK was blasting out "Money For Nothing" in the programme - original words and all!


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Subject: RE: Mark Knopfler documentary BBC4
From: mally
Date: 30 Jan 11 - 12:34 PM

If anyone missed it (like me) it's on again tonight BBC4 2330hrs.
I won't miss it tonight.

   Mally


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Subject: RE: Mark Knopfler documentary BBC4
From: mikesamwild
Date: 30 Jan 11 - 01:06 PM

A great programme and nice to see Mike McGoldrick and John McCusker in his band! he also acknowledged his love of traditional music , attributed to his time in Scotland. That comes out in his melodywork, ornamentation and note bending.


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Subject: RE: Mark Knopfler documentary BBC4
From: JedMarum
Date: 30 Jan 11 - 01:22 PM

Looks like a great show ... I'll have to hope it plays in the US sometime, or goes to Netflix.


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Subject: RE: Mark Knopfler documentary BBC4
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Jan 11 - 07:02 PM

But they totally blanked "Love over Gold yet mentioned all the other albums. Why?


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Subject: RE: Mark Knopfler documentary BBC4
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Jan 11 - 07:55 PM

An excellant show about a great man and the Dire Straits members over the years. Not forgetting the Notting Hillbillies, Brendan and Steve Phillips. Thanks for a great show, and I might have picked up a few tips on all that great guitar work.


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Subject: RE: Mark Knopfler documentary BBC4
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Jan 11 - 08:32 PM

Sorry, the guest at 07-55pm was me, why am I a guest after all these years? ooops, Bluegrassman


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Subject: RE: Mark Knopfler documentary BBC4
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 31 Jan 11 - 03:23 AM

I only wish that Mark was a better singer! He obviously realised early on that he didn't have much of a voice and so he decided that he needed to make what he had more interesting by adding "character" to it! As a result, I'm afraid, I tend to cringe through most of his performances.


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Subject: RE: Mark Knopfler documentary BBC4
From: theleveller
Date: 31 Jan 11 - 03:42 AM

Yes it was a great programme. MK is a fantastic all-round performer and comes across as a genuinely nice bloke.


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Subject: RE: Mark Knopfler documentary BBC4
From: acegardener
Date: 31 Jan 11 - 03:46 AM

"I only wish that Mark was a better singer! He obviously realised early on that he didn't have much of a voice and so he decided that he needed to make what he had more interesting by adding "character" to it! As a result, I'm afraid, I tend to cringe through most of his performances."

Well some one had to put 'Pigweed in the stew' But one mans meat is another mans poison. The lyrics and guitar playing are enough for me and the voice is passable apart from the really low notes.


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Subject: RE: Mark Knopfler documentary BBC4
From: Van
Date: 31 Jan 11 - 04:01 AM

Why did the beeb hide that on BBC4? Great programme glad you highlighted it.


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Subject: RE: Mark Knopfler documentary BBC4
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 31 Jan 11 - 04:15 AM

Mark Knopfler is a storyteller, not a performer with bel canto ambitions. He puts over his lyrics in an almost conversational way as a contrast to the glorious melodies pouring from his own finger-style Stratocaster and his band. His words abd meaning are absolutely clear, as opposed to the performer who is too wrapped up in how the vocals sound. I look forward to hearing more of his new direction and musicians.


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Subject: RE: Mark Knopfler documentary BBC4
From: mally
Date: 01 Feb 11 - 02:35 PM

If MK turned up at our session at the Welly in Hull this Sun and sang like that I wouldn't complain.

       Mally


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Subject: RE: Mark Knopfler documentary BBC4
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 01 Feb 11 - 04:44 PM

I hope you wouldn't complain! But, based just on his singing, would you book him to appear at your local folk club?


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Subject: RE: Mark Knopfler documentary BBC4
From: My guru always said
Date: 02 Feb 11 - 03:46 AM

We've recorded it so will watch when we get a chance. Dire Straits were a favouritie of mine, along with Genesis & Status Quo and.... Oh, loads!

Gotta a fab CD of Mark Knopfler playing with Chet Atkins, that's a real treat to listen to!!!

I'd go to the local folk club if he were booked!!


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Subject: RE: Mark Knopfler documentary BBC4
From: Will Fly
Date: 02 Feb 11 - 04:34 AM

"Neck and Neck" is a very pleasant album - both guitarists sound very relaxed. On the first Notting Hillbillies album ("Missing - presumed having a good time"), MK is very self-effacing indeed. Obviously very much a 'team' album.


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Subject: RE: Mark Knopfler documentary BBC4
From: Green Man
Date: 02 Feb 11 - 08:32 AM

Eee can come to ours for a cuppa tea anytime e likes.


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Subject: RE: Mark Knopfler documentary BBC4
From: GUEST,DonMeixner
Date: 02 Feb 11 - 09:49 AM

Caught it as a download from www.eztv.it.

Great show.

D


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Subject: RE: Mark Knopfler documentary BBC4
From: GUEST,Suze
Date: 17 Feb 11 - 01:08 PM

I never realised what a sensitive, articulate and all round wonderful human being Mark is until I saw that documentary. Wonderful stuff!


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Subject: RE: Mark Knopfler documentary BBC4
From: stallion
Date: 17 Feb 11 - 01:27 PM

Steve Phillips is in Robim Hoods Bay (I think!) Where is Brendan Crocker?


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Subject: RE: Mark Knopfler documentary BBC4
From: GUEST,giovanni
Date: 18 Feb 11 - 09:01 AM

"Caught it as a download from www.eztv.it."

Don can you check that address - I get a zero response from it. I guess it's an Italian site which should be double fine for me as that's where I am.

g


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Subject: RE: Mark Knopfler documentary BBC4
From: GUEST,Gerry Cooper
Date: 18 Feb 11 - 12:38 PM

Steve Phillips is in Robim Hoods Bay (I think!) Where is Brendan Crocker?

Steve is indeed still resident in RHB. I think Mr Croker still lives in Leeds but I've not seen him for a while...


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Subject: RE: Mark Knopfler documentary BBC4
From: stallion
Date: 18 Feb 11 - 07:42 PM

mmmmm Remember them from the John Bull days, another good pub bulldozed to make a car park!


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Subject: RE: Mark Knopfler documentary BBC4
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 19 Feb 11 - 08:57 AM

I remember reading an interview with Chet Atkins about the album he made with Mark. Chet had never met Mark before the recording session and was expecting an obnoxious, full-of-himself, rock ( Chet had encountered many such "stars" over the years), but he was amazed to find that Mark was charming, repectful and a joy to work with.
I love Mark's playing but this story makes me love Mark the man.


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Subject: RE: Mark Knopfler documentary BBC4
From: Gallus Moll
Date: 28 Apr 11 - 09:45 PM

I love Mark Knopfler for 'Secondary Waltz' - - thanks Mark, from an xpe!!!


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Subject: RE: Mark Knopfler documentary BBC4
From: GUEST,Deb B,
Date: 26 Jun 11 - 10:12 AM

I am from the US. Obviously it was not aired here and I have been trying to find a copy on the BBC web, but can only get to the BBCAmerica site. I can get Part 1 on youtube, but not the rest. Does anyone have a copy of this show or can get one if the BBC is selling them on the other side of the Pond? I would be happy to send the money first - for some reason I trust Knopfler fans =)

reply brink0925@gmail.com

Thanks to anyone that can help a deprived soul in the US.


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