Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Bluesfest on BBC4 this weekend

Thanks to Martin Cowan:

“More delicious viewing for Dylan Daily readers:

Friday 1 May BBC4

9.00pm: Blues Britannia - Can Blue Men Play The Whites? Documentary charting the British love of the blues.

10.30pm - Blues at the BBC. Archive footage of blues performances from the last 50 years.

Saturday 2 May BBC4

8.00pm - a repeat of the previous evening's Blues at the BBC.

9.00pm - Bobby Bland - Two steps from the blues. Profile of the blues singer.

10.00pm - Blues on .....Later. A selection of blues performances from the Jools Holland show.

11.55pm - Long John Baldry. Profile of the late British singer.


With this embarrassment of riches, it makes me wonder how we managed before the advent of BBC4!”

And don’t forget: you can probably see the programmes online - some BBC programmes are accessible online via iPlayer for a short period after transmission (though copyright restricts the territories in which they’re available:


Gerry Smith