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01/01/2013

The story of the Bickershaw Festival 40 years ago when the Grateful Dead came to a pit village near Wigan. Political correspondent Paul Rowley returns to a field in industrial Lancashire where in 1972 he saw some of the world's greatest rock performers in his back yard. Relive the extraordinary story of how Jerry Garcia, Jeremy Beadle and MP Austin Mitchell waded through the mud for one of Britain's finest music festivals. Plus the music of the Grateful Dead, Captain Beefheart, the Kinks, Donovan and Family.

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New Year's Day 2013 18:00

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