Seven Ages of Rock - BBC radio documentary from Monday
Written by Matt   
Saturday, 23 June 2007

seven ages of rockUK based radio station BBC 6 Music are airing a spin-off set of documentaries, based on the fascinating TV series "Seven Ages Of Rock" which is currently being shown on UK TV. The series includes interviews with, and footage of, Pink Floyd throughout the years and has proved to be a fascinating look at the different eras of music.

However, if you've seen the TV series, you'll want to catch the radio series too, as it is said to feature additional material...

BBC 6 Music have taken a specific look at four of the genres covered in the series to bring you a four part documentary. Their documentary features highlights from the TV series as well as extra interviews which aren't shown. They're also offering a 30 minute 'best bits' download, which will be available at their website, for you to download and keep.

The radio series starts on Monday at 9:30pm (BST, which is GMT +1 hour). Here's some detail on the four parts, and when you can hear them:

Part 1 - Birth Of Rock featuring Keith Richards
Monday June 25, 9:30pm - 10:00pm (listen on demand for 7 days after airing)
Tracing rock's roots back to the American blues.

Part 2 - Art Rock featuring David Gilmour and Peter Gabriel
Tuesday June 26, 9:30pm - 10:00pm (listen on demand for 7 days after airing)
Delving into the world of artistic and conceptual art rock.

Part 3 - Punk featuring John Lydon
Wednesday June 27, 9:30pm - 10:00pm (listen on demand for 7 days after airing)
Marking the return of the three minute pop song and the D.I.Y. phenomenon.

Part 4 - Indie featuring Noel Gallagher and Johnny Marr
Thu Jun 28, 21:30 - 22:00 (listen on demand for 7 days after airing)
Looking at the journey indie went on to finally return to its roots.

Listen to the 7 Ages doc on the BBC Radio Player at which will also have the Listen Again facility for any part that you miss, available from 10:30pm on the night of broadcast.