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Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here

Documentary which explores the making of Pink Floyd's album Wish You Were Here, featuring new interviews with band members and others involved in the album's creation.

John Edginton's documentary explores the making of Pink Floyd's ninth studio album, Wish You Were Here, which was released in September 1975 and went on to top the album charts both in the UK and the US.

Featuring new interviews with band members Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Nick Mason alongside contributions from the likes of sleeve designer Storm Thorgerson and photographer Jill Furmanovsky, the film is a forensic study of the making of the follow-up to 1973's Dark Side of the Moon, which was another conceptual piece driven by Roger Waters.

The album wrestles with the legacy of the band's first leader, Syd Barrett, who had dropped out of the band in 1968 and is eulogised in the album's centrepiece, Shine On You Crazy Diamond. Pink Floyd had become one of the biggest bands in the world, but the 60s were over and the band were struggling both to find their purpose and the old camaraderie.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 30 Nov 2014 23:50

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Pink Floyd

    Wish You Were Here

  • Pink Floyd

    Shine On You Crazy Diamond

  • David Gilmour

    Shine on you Crazy Diamond pt 1-5 (acoustic)

  • Pink Floyd

    Pow R. Toc H.

  • Pink Floyd

    Astronomy Domine

  • Pink Floyd

    Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun

  • Pink Floyd

    Us and Them

  • Roger Waters

    Have A Cigar (acoustic)

  • Pink Floyd

    Have A Cigar

  • Pink Floyd

    Jugband Blues

  • Pink Floyd

    Have A Cigar

  • Pink Floyd

    Breathe (In The Air)

  • Pink Floyd

    Wine Glasses

  • Pink Floyd

    Shine On You Crazy Diamond

  • Pink Floyd

    Interstellar Overdrive

  • Syd Barrett

    A Last Recording

  • Pink Floyd

    Welcome to the Machine

  • Roger Waters

    Welcome to the Machine (acoustic)

  • David Gilmour

    Wish you were here (acoustic)

  • Roger Waters

    Wish you were here (acoustic)

Credit

Role Contributor
Director John Edginton

Broadcasts

BBC Music

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