From Armstrong to Zappa - music documentaries from the Radio 4 archive.
Wed 6 Aug 2014
In a rare interview, Neil Young talks to John Wilson about his album 'Americana'.
Wed 9 Apr 2014
Poet Simon Armitage nominates Joy Division singer Ian Curtis.
Wed 5 Feb 2014
Erykah Badu tells how the Black Power movement changed American music forever.
Wed 8 Jan 2014
Benjamin Zephaniah reassesses dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson's 1978 debut album.
Wed 18 Dec 2013
John Wilson explores the life, death and music of English singer songwriter Nick Drake.
Tue 13 Nov 2012
Stuart Maconie examines The Smiths' final album, Strangeways, Here We Come.
Tue 23 Oct 2012
Stuart Maconie tells the story of the fifth and final album by the Police.
Tue 2 Oct 2012
Intimate portrait of the musician Robert Wyatt in his own words.
Thu 31 May 2012
Pete Paphides tells the story behind three follow-up albums, such as Suede's Dog Man Star.
Thu 24 May 2012
Pete Paphides tells the story behind Tusk by Fleetwood Mac.
Thu 17 May 2012
Tue 1 May 2012
Cerys Matthews celebrates one of her musical heroines, gospel singer Mahalia Jackson.
Tue 3 Jan 2012
Folk singer Martin Carthy examines the rise and fall of Ewan MacColl's Critics Group.
Mon 12 Dec 2011
Mark Lamarr explores the life of blues woman Memphis Minnie.
Thu 9 Jun 2011
Pink Floyd members explore the tragic mental breakdown of former front man Syd Barrett.
Tue 31 May 2011
Radio 4 explores the story of Nigerian musican and political revolutionary, Fela Kuti.
Tue 24 May 2011
An exploration of the spiritual side of the music of Bob Dylan as the singer turns 70.
Tue 21 Dec 2010
Rick Wakeman explores the life and music of the so-called Fifth Beatle.
Tue 24 Aug 2010
Tom Robinson explores Jimi Hendrix and the guitarist's political beliefs and outlook.
Thu 19 Aug 2010
How the British-born singer Vince Taylor inspired David Bowie's mythical rock star.
Sat 27 Mar 2010
Matthew Sweet celebrates the life and work of composer Delia Derbyshire.
Sat 13 Mar 2010
The tale of an unexpected encounter between 20th-century legends - in a Miami gym in 1964.
Sat 19 Sep 2009
Robin Denselow profiles musician Youssou N'Dour as he reaches his 50th birthday.
Fri 31 Jul 2009
Joan meets influential folk guitarist Bert Jansch.
Sat 23 May 2009
Nick Barraclough pays tribute to the art of the backing vocalist.
Sat 28 Mar 2009
Broadcaster Toby Amies digs into the archives to discover the significance of old vinyl.
Sat 21 Jun 2008
Sean Street recalls the groundbreaking 50s series Radio Ballads.
Sat 7 Jun 2008
Marybeth Hamilton recalls an extraordinary 1938 interview with Jelly Roll Morton.
Sat 5 Apr 2008
Phill Jupitus investigates the social importance of 2 Tone music in Britain.
Re-releasing music documentaries from the Radio 4 Archive.
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