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Jake on the Box

Exploring the life and work of Jake Thackray, the undervalued genius famous for his biting satire and understated irony. A rare example of a British singer-songwriter in the troubadour tradition, Thackray could be darkly vicious, but was also able to write haunting and romantic songs. His words and music have influenced a generation of musicians and writers.

Interviewing Danny Baker, Ralph McTell and Sheila Thackray, we investigate the man and his work, and in particular his relationship with the great troubadour George Brassens, whom Jake persuaded to visit Cardiff in the 1970s.

59 minutes

Last on

Mon 3 Nov 2008 23:50
BBC Two Wales


Role Contributor
Executive ProducerGraham Pass