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Posted By: Fred McCormick
06-Oct-08 - 02:49 PM
Thread Name: BBC TV Guitar Series
Subject: RE: BBC TV Guitar Series
wouldn't it have been be better if that "wonderful" clip of Django had been part of a programme which befitted it?

Some time ago BBC4 did a programme on the harp. Yes it was bit 'I don't know much about the harp so I'm off to find someone who does'. And yes, it covered a bit of ground that personally didn't interest me. (Alan Stivell if you must know). But it was a serious well conceived look at an instrument which doesn't get too much coverage, and it was packed with an amazing amount of information about history and construction and playing techniques. So why do people like Alan Yentob insist on presenting us with unalloyed drivel in the guise of serious entertainment?

Something to do with ratings perhaps?