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Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 30 September 2008

The last few days featured a selection of shows on the television and radio in the UK and US, that were either tributes to the late Richard Wright, or focused on David Gilmour's newly released Live in Gdansk. If you missed any of these, we've got details of how to view or hear most of these on demand via the internet (in some cases, dependent on which country you reside in).

On September 26th, Later... With Jools Holland on BBC TV in the UK featured David Gilmour and his band, performing Remember A Day and The Blue in tribute to Richard Wright. The Blue, incidentally, included Polly Samson and Dick Parry on piano, although little could be seen of them on camera, especially on the full-screen version of the broadcast (the widescreen broadcast showed them a little clearer though towards the edge of the picture).

For those who missed the performances, and the interview that David did with Jools on the show, (and don't want to see it via the poor quality versions on Youtube) you can view the show up to and including Friday, or download it in high quality to watch over the next 30 days, via the BBC's iPlayer service, or on Virgin Media's cable TV service. Both of these are just for those in the UK though.

On the same evening, digital channel BBC4 TV had an hour from the Gdańsk concert, 30 minutes from the Gdansk Diary documentary found on the concert DVD in the LiG retail package, and also a repeat showing of The Pink Floyd Story: Which One's Pink? All of these can be viewed using the iPlayer as well.

On September 28th, UK digital radio station Planet Rock broadcast an interview with David Gilmour, conducted by Guy Pratt, aboard David's Astoria houseboat. It's a relaxed, and interesting chat between the pair, concerning the Live in Gdansk release, and it can be listened to - around the world - for the seven days following broadcast via this link at

Also on September 28th, the rock radio station of the RTBF (Belgian National Radio & TV Network) aired a two hour Classic 21 interview and special on the new David Gilmour album "Live in Gdansk". They also talked about Pink Floyd, David's solo albums, his collaborations with Paul McCartney, Kate Bush, Paul Rodgers, Peter Cetera, and also about his main influences as a guitarist.

The show is available to listen to, or to download - worldwide - via the website or by using this direct link.

Finally, on September 29th, the respected US radio show In The Studio presented a complete, unedited never-before-heard interview by the presenter Redbeard with Richard Wright as a tribute to him. "Echoes: Richard Wright Tribute 1943-2008" featured an exclusive interview from 1994 where he talks about his entire career with Pink Floyd, his favourite albums, his leaving, his rejoining late during the making of Momentary Lapse, and his hopes for the future of the band.

From Monday, October 6th, will post the entire interview on the website for download, for those around the world who weren't able to tune in on one of the participating radio stations.

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