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Posted: Dec. 29 2008, 02:04

Mike Oldfield is one of the artists contributing to BBC Four Prog Rock Brittania on Jan 2 at 22:00, along with Robert Wyatt, Pete Sinfield, Rick Wakeman, Phil Collins, Arthur Brown, Carl Palmer and Ian Anderson. The documentary explores the life and decline of progressive music, the bands involved, and their musical style.
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Posted: Dec. 29 2008, 03:18

Sounds interesting. Oh, who am I kidding? I'm just hoping some kind soul will upload the MO part on YouTube, so I can see it.

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Posted: Dec. 29 2008, 05:30

Quote (Olivier @ Dec. 29 2008, 02:04)
Mike Oldfield is one of the artists contributing to BBC Four Prog Rock Brittania on Jan 2 at 22:00, along with Robert Wyatt, Pete Sinfield, Rick Wakeman, Phil Collins, Arthur Brown, Carl Palmer and Ian Anderson. The documentary explores the life and decline of progressive music, the bands involved, and their musical style.

The interesting thing about those bands is that they were rock groups embracing a classical influence. They may well have "died"; but it's interesting that the Kronos Quartet, a current "classical" band reaching out to a rock audience, goes from strength to strength. For anyone who doesn't know them, give their Pieces of Africa or Black Angels a listen.
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Posted: Dec. 29 2008, 08:22

Quote (Sweetpea @ Dec. 29 2008, 05:18)
I'm just hoping some kind soul will upload the MO part on YouTube, so I can see it.

+1

The whole documentary also...being also a prog rock fan myself,it's nice to watch stuff like that!


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Posted: Dec. 29 2008, 10:05

Quote (Sweetpea @ Dec. 29 2008, 03:18)
Sounds interesting. Oh, who am I kidding? I'm just hoping some kind soul will upload the MO part on YouTube, so I can see it.

Or some download site. I'm not a big fan of streaming.  :/
Too bad I don't have BBC4 on my UPC (satelite).
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Posted: Dec. 29 2008, 10:29

I would pay full price for a DVD. Many interesting names there.

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Posted: Dec. 31 2008, 04:01

Sounds to me this is going to be a very interesting documentry. Something like 'All You Need is Love'. Fortunately, we've got digital TV over here, so we can watch BBC4 as well!

I see there are 4 parts... I wonder which part will feature Mike.

Happy new year everyone!


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Posted: Jan. 01 2009, 18:25

Cool, love Prog  :)  :D .

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Posted: Jan. 01 2009, 21:05

A little teaser on BBC Four's webpage...pity I can't watch(only allowed for UK residents - they do reconize your IP)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/


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Posted: Jan. 01 2009, 21:39

And...wanna watch on the telly TB live at Second House?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00g8h9q


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Posted: Jan. 02 2009, 05:05

Quote (Tati The Sentinel @ Jan. 02 2009, 01:05)
A little teaser on BBC Four's webpage...pity I can't watch(only allowed for UK residents - they do reconize your IP)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/

Yep but UK residents pay the £139 a year to receive BBC channels, a legalised rip off if ever there was one. The only reason I pay for a tv licence is 'cos I don't want bully boy thugs knocking on my door.  The BBC is supposed to be impartial, but I don't think they are, aprt form the Top Gear presenters who say what they feel however politically incorrect it might be      :cool:  :)  :D .

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Posted: Jan. 02 2009, 07:17

...but these little teasers you can watch'em anywhere in the world:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/musictv/progbritannia/

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Yep but UK residents pay the £139 a year to receive BBC channels, a legalised rip off if ever there was one. The only reason I pay for a tv licence is 'cos I don't want bully boy thugs knocking on my door.  The BBC is supposed to be impartial, but I don't think they are, aprt form the Top Gear presenters who say what they feel however politically incorrect it might be      :cool:  :)  :D .


For me it's a big surprise! Here in Brazil,even on our public TV channel(like BBC also is),they don't charge you if you wanna watch their stuff on line!!


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Posted: Jan. 02 2009, 07:26

My son reckons that UK TV Licence Holders should receive
BBC products at a discount-esp DVD's

I agree.

anyone?
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Posted: Jan. 02 2009, 07:30

moonchildhippy.Can I refer you to Frank Skinner live at the
NIA DVD iro your Mr.Taylor quote...

(I note your profile COA to Moi nek of tha Arden Wuds-Wowickshear/Brummagem)
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Posted: Jan. 02 2009, 11:13

Quote (Tati The Sentinel @ Jan. 02 2009, 11:17)
...but these little teasers you can watch'em anywhere in the world:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/musictv/progbritannia/

Quote (moonchildhippy @ Jan. 02 2009, 07:05)
Yep but UK residents pay the £139 a year to receive BBC channels, a legalised rip off if ever there was one. The only reason I pay for a tv licence is 'cos I don't want bully boy thugs knocking on my door.  The BBC is supposed to be impartial, but I don't think they are, aprt form the Top Gear presenters who say what they feel however politically incorrect it might be      :cool:  :)  :D .


For me it's a big surprise! Here in Brazil,even on our public TV channel(like BBC also is),they don't charge you if you wanna watch their stuff on line!!

If I did do away with my tv I could still get BBC progs online and watch for free.  I wouldnt mind paying the tv licence so much if it was £50 or less a year, but to me it's another tax   :p .

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ommadawn,ah!ooh!   Posted on Jan. 02 2009, 11:26My son reckons that UK TV Licence Holders should receive
BBC products at a discount-esp DVD's

I agree.

anyone?


Yep i agree, got quite a few Top Gear DVD's  :cool: , plus BBC Sessions recordings.


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Posted: Jan. 02 2009, 19:27

Usual Format...  Few Interviews Few Clips,  all the usual suspects.. Wakeman, Howe, Anderson, Rutherford...  was ok .. mike was on for a few nano seconds  .. :cool:

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Posted: Jan. 02 2009, 21:09

Quote (3Wheeler @ Jan. 02 2009, 21:27)
Usual Format...  Few Interviews Few Clips,  all the usual suspects.. Wakeman, Howe, Anderson, Rutherford...  was ok .. mike was on for a few nano seconds  .. :cool:


Nanoseconds?
Bah!

Was it an old footage of Mikey boy?
Pity if it was!


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Posted: Jan. 03 2009, 02:59

And what about Floyd ??????? Nothing about any of their albums. Shame on the BBC. Too much on Yes for my liking.
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Posted: Jan. 03 2009, 09:05

I watched it and thought it was very good.Too much Yes i agree but the interviews with Mike didn't really say anything we didn't already know though.TB was featured for a wee while.The usual mistakes about him playing ALL the instruments (Jon Field,Sally,Viv Stanshall,Mundy Ellis and Lyndsay Cooper were all on there and played prominent parts but weren't noted at all)and i found it a little odd that it was described as a 'scientific experiment'.I thought it was a bloody good peice of music by a very very confused young man :laugh:

And what about Floyd indeed.Briefly mentioned but nothing about any actual albums.DSOTM not prog enough?I beg to differ.


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Posted: Jan. 03 2009, 16:12

I enjoyed it, was puzzled too that there was no Pink Floyd, wish I could turn back time though ... anything seemed possible then.  & Long haired men!

But my teenage boys fell about laughing I have to say, they found the whole programme hilarious..I despair of them sometimes :) I thought my subliminal messages were getting throught to them but it seems not! :)


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