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Posted By: Fred McCormick
13-Oct-08 - 05:16 AM
Thread Name: BBC TV Guitar Series
Subject: RE: BBC TV Guitar Series
"A definite improvement on episode one".

I'd have said a vast improvement on episode 1. At any rate, what I saw of it was. I'd vowed never to let it enter my living room again, but while I was changing channels a clip of BB King came up. I've gotta see this bit, I thought and found I was watching a well crafted bit of television. Good meaningful contributions from the interviewees, sensible questions and no damned gimmicks. My only remaining quibbles lay with the use of a clip from Spinal Tap as though it were a piece of authentic documentary, and the fact that it appears to be focused solely on the guitar as a rock instrument. Perhaps one day the BBC will make a series telling us of its use in other genres.