!!Media alert!! Punk & New Wave Years on BBC4 6/11/2020

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Looks like it could be worth watching/ setting the DVDR for.

Two shows.
9pm GMT: Punk and New Wave Years with Annie Nightingale
Annie Nightingale led the way as Radio 1's first female DJ and introduced a generation to exciting new sounds as the face of the Old Grey Whistle Test from 1978. Back then, punk was hard to find on mainstream television and Annie sought to build a platform for young people to have their say.

In this programme, Annie opens up the archive to select some of the finest and most intriguing moments from this era. Covering punk, post-punk and new wave, Annie has chosen to explore a movement in music that became the soundtrack to a generation.

The programme includes The Damned’s set-smashing performance on The Old Grey Whistle Test and the Sex Pistols' anarchic trip on the Thames. It also features powerful live performances from Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, Gang of Four, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Tubeway Army, Ian Dury and the Blockheads, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Soft Cell, The Selecter, Joy Division and the Au Pairs. In addition, there are gems from The New York Dolls, The Fall, Blondie, Pete Shelley, The Police, Devo, X-Ray Spex, Klaus Nomi, Laurie Anderson and many more.

Annie is full of great anecdotes and her wealth of knowledge drives a compelling narrative in a programme that features rare footage and many stellar acts who graced the Old Grey Whistle Test studio during Annie’s reign.
10pm GMT: More Punk and New Wave Compiled by Annie Nightingale
Annie Nightingale, Radio 1's first female DJ, has compiled a stellar playlist of some of the finest punk and new wave moments from the 70s and early 80s.

This handpicked compilation features rare archive footage from The Slits, The Raincoats and Rhoda Dakar, as well as fantastic concert footage from Blondie and The Clash. Sprinkled throughout are live studio performances from The Old Grey Whistle Test, including a haunting performance of Ghosts by Japan, a classic Ramones clip and a rare John Foxx offering. The Teardrop Explodes and Tom Tom Club also feature, as do Adam Ant and Siouxsie Sioux.

Annie’s eclectic picks ensure a highly entertaining mix of popular punk and new wave favourites interwoven with some forgotten archive gems.
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Thanks for the heads up - looks like a good evening!
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Just watched it & it's effing brilliant
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It was good thanks for the heads-up
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On a similar note - if you have a mind to and the wherewithall (Sky Arts) have a gander at Guy Garvey: From the Vaults. There are some absolute gems and clips on there many that I've never seen: Teardrop Explodes being a case in point.

The issue, minor niggle, with the BBC4 stuff is generally they are all the same clips re-hashed with a different spin/presenter.
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Great share, cheers @Pista. That is a very eclectic playlist. Gonna go watch it now as finish up some Friday ‘work’
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This was so damn good. A great summary and blitz through the years. Loved the connection they made from the diy punk years to the synth driven new wave. At the time it felt s**t but hindsight is a wonderful thing

The damned drummer really didn’t like his kit did he. Siouxsie was incredible. The Ramones, the most NYC band ever, amazing. Lori Anderson, that song still gives me chills every time, such amazing prescient lyrics.

I noticed there was a part two. Not sure if it’s aired yet or was just a text article. Hope there’s more
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DJElectricDaddy wrote:
14 Nov 2020, 08:21

The damned drummer really didn’t like his kit did he.
You just knew where that performance was going the second the candelabra fell off the keyboard with all the candles still lit :lol:
There was a second part with footage from OGWT, TOTP & other stuff.
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