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Review: History of country, UK TV

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Sir Roger de Beverley 23 Feb 03 - 07:50 AM
McGrath of Harlow 23 Feb 03 - 08:05 AM
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Subject: Review: History of country, UK TV
From: Sir Roger de Beverley
Date: 23 Feb 03 - 07:50 AM

There was a programme on BBC2 last night (7-8pm)which was the first in a series about the history of country music. It concentrated on the likes of the Carter Family, Louvin Brothers, Stanley Brothers, Jimmy Rodgers, Bill Monroe etc.and had loads of archive film clips and interviews with those still alive as well as comments from the likes of Ricky skaggs, Emmylou Harris and Willie Nelson. It even went into such details as Maybelle Carter's guitar technique and the use of the mandolin and banjo in bluegrass.

I thought that it was very informative and just like an old time, pre-dumming down BBC documentary which is refreshing and what was even more amazing was that it was broadcast at peak time on Saturday evening.

I'll be watching the next episode with interest.


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Subject: RE: Review: History of country, UK TV
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 23 Feb 03 - 08:05 AM

Missed it. Another three programmes to go though."
Lost Highway: The Story Of Country Music"
They look as if they should be good. Peak time on a Saturday isn't perhaps the best time for a progrmme like that.

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