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Chas & Dave: Last Orders

Documentary which blends live concert footage with archive backstory to examine cockney duo Chas & Dave's rich, unsung pedigree in the music world and a career spanning 50 years.

Documentary which highlights cockney duo Chas & Dave's rich, unsung pedigree in the music world and a career spanning 50 years, almost the entire history of UK pop. They played with everyone from Jerry Lee Lewis to Gene Vincent, toured with The Beatles, opened for Led Zeppelin at Knebworth - and yet are known mainly just for their cheery singalongs and novelty records about snooker and Spurs.

The film also looks at the pair's place among the great musical commentators on London life - and in particular the influence of music hall on their songs and lyrics.

The film crew followed Chas & Dave on their final tour, having called it a day after the death of Dave's wife, and blends live concert footage with archive backstory, including some astonishing early performances and duets with the likes of Eric Clapton. Among the experts and zealous fans talking about their love of the duo are Pete Doherty, Jools Holland and Phill Jupitus. Narrated by Arthur Smith.

55 minutes

Last on

Sat 13 Apr 2019 02:30

Music Played

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

  • 00:25

    Eddie & The Hot Rods

    Do Anything You Wanna Do

  • 00:32

    Led Zeppelin

    Stairway To Heaven

  • 00:41

    Chas & Dave

    Snooker Loopy

  • 00:48

    Labi Siffre

    I Got The (Blues)

  • 00:49

    Eminem

    My Name Is

  • 00:49

    The Libertines

    Don't Look Back Into the Sun

  • 00:53

    Chas & Dave

    Ain't No Pleasing You

Credits

Role Contributor
Narrator Arthur Smith
Director Julian Hendy
Producer Dan Louw
Producer Julian Hendy

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