Pink Floyd on BBC TV - update
Written by Matt   
Saturday, 19 June 2004

Further to our recent news stories, we can now bring you news of yet more Pink Floyd on BBC4, as part of their extensive Summer In The Sixties season.

Tonight, Sunday June 20th, tune in to Sounds Of The Sixties, at 20:00hrs BST (GMT +1), to see "Hip to the Trip" - an episode in their ten part series, with this edition featuring psychedelia and counter-culture, with performances by The Who, Pink Floyd, and The Jimi Hendrix Experience.

Then, make a note for June 26th, at 01:50hrs, for another Sounds Of The Sixties: "1968-69 - the Progressive Tendency". The focus of this edition is the late 60s, a time of supergroups and guitar heroes including Floyd, Donovan, the Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac and Jimi Hendrix.

At this stage, we don't know what Floyd content is included, but we are hoping that the archives have been plundered for some interesting stuff! The recent BBC documentary on The Roundhouse provided a couple of interesting anecdotes from Nick Mason - talking of a jelly sculpture that the band's van accidentally reversed into! The documentary about Peter Zinovieff, who invented the VCS3 used to such good effect on Dark Side Of The Moon, sadly only mentioned Pink Floyd in passing. Still, an interesting show, as was their look at the role of the Art School in the sixties, which again sidestepped Pink Floyd (but got very close in places!).

BBC4 can be viewed on digital satellite, digital cable, and Freeview.