All Documentaries

THE MANCUNIAN WAY
MANCHESTER AND ITS MUSIC

The story of the Manchester music scene. Told by BBC’s Mancunian at heart Mark Radcliffe, this 6-part series takes us on a journey from the 60s to nowadays to (re)discover the music that has made Manchester so influential and exciting.

Part 1: The Punk Revolution
Part 2: The British Beat Boom
Part 3: Factory Records
Part 4: Mainstream Hit Makers
Part 5: The Haçienda
Part 6: Oasis and Beyond
The Selected Playlist

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THE GREAT BLEEP FORWARD
THE HISTORY OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC

The history and development of electronic music through the ages, from the very first experiments to its democratisation and evolution towards more complex techniques. Andrew Collins introduces the people, not only musicians, who chose to break away from rock traditions, changing the way we make music for ever.

Part 1: The Pioneers
Part 2: Synths for the Masses
Part 3: The Advent of Dance Music
Part 4: The Home Computer Revolution
The Selected Playlist

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THE ROAD TO NIRVANA
THE ROOTS OF THE GRUNGE SCENE

The Road to Nirvana explores the succession of events that reinvented alternative american rock throughout the 80s, paving the way for a group of charismatic Seattle junkies to become the biggest band in the world and change the face of music, for better and for worse.

Part 1: The Birth of College Rock
Part 2: The Rise of Seattle
Part 3: The Explosion of Grunge
Part 4: What Happened Next
The Selected Playlist

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THE DAVID BOWIE STORY

The life and times of one of the greatest and most influential artists in popular music.

Part 1: The Apprenticeship
Part 2: One Man Against the World
Part 3: Fame
Part 4: Don’t Normalise It 
Part 5: Out of Characters, Into Suits
Part 6: Falling Down Standing Up
The Selected Playlist

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PILLS ‘N’ THRILLS AND BELLYACHES
THE STORY OF MADCHESTER

Part 1: From Punk to Dance Music
Part 2: Large Trousers and Little Pills
Part 3: The Rush
Part 4: The Comedown
The Selected Playlist

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DON’T LOOK BACK IN ANGER
THE STORY OF BRITPOP

Part 1: Britain Strikes Back
Part 2: Cool Britannia
Part 3: Oasis vs Blur
Part 4: The Party’s Over
The Selected Playlist

 

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THE STORY OF RIOT GRRRL

Part 1: Riot Grrrls
Part 2: Interview with Kathleen Hanna

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BEHIND THE BREL
THE STORY OF JACQUES BREL

Part 1: An Introduction
Part 2: The Existentialist
Part 3: Hungry for Life
The Selected Playlist

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TIGHTEN UP
THE STORY OF TROJAN RECORDS

Part 1: A Tale of Two Islands
Part 2: Going Mainstream

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