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In the Beginning

Alan Yentob embarks on a three-part personal journey to discover how the guitar became the world's favourite musical instrument.

Alan Yentob embarks on a three-part personal journey to discover how the guitar became the world's favourite musical instrument. Beginning with the rise of the acoustic guitar, the series takes him from an ancient Middle Eastern ancestor of the lute, to the iconic guitars draped round the necks of Bill Hailey and Elvis Presley and beyond.

Featuring interviews with Bert Weedon - the man who taught Britain to 'Play in a Day', Pete Townshend, Bill Bailey, flamenco player Paco Pena and classical guitarist John Williams.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 29 Jan 2011 01:10

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Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Alan Yentob
Producer Roger Parsons
Executive Producer Janet Lee
Participant Pete Townshend
Participant Bill Bailey
Participant Paco Pena
Participant John Williams

Broadcasts

  • Sun 5 Oct 2008 22:20
  • Sun 5 Oct 2008 22:40
  • Sun 5 Oct 2008 22:50
  • Fri 10 Oct 2008 23:00
  • Sat 29 Jan 2011 01:10