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(Posted: Jan. 28, 2002. Got a tip to share? Email us.)

BBC Radio 2 to air Pink Floyd documentary
Two-part radio program to contain exclusive interviews

bob harrisBBC Radio 2 will air "Wish You'd Been Here: A History of Pink Floyd." The two-part documentary will begin Saturday, Feb. 2, at 8 p.m. GMT (3 p.m. ET).

The program will be hosted by Bob Harris and will feature exclusive interviews with band members David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Roger Waters and Richard Wright, as well as associates of the band.

"You will be able to listen to it online live," according to BBC Radio 2 producer Mick Fitzsimmons, "and hopefully we'll be putting an edited version of the program up on the Radio 2 Web site after the programs go out."

Fitzsimmons, who produces music elements for the Radio 2 Web site, says the on-demand program will need to be edited "to cut the music down to a length which won't infringe copyright. ... This isn't always easy with music as lengthy as the Floyd's."

He predicts the on-demand, archived version of the documentary will be available in a couple of weeks.

BBC Radio 2's Web site devoted to the documentary includes information about the program, a biography of the group, as well as audio from interviews with band members, and an interactive favorite album poll.

Addendum: Both parts are now available through streaming audio at the BBC Radio 2 site.

(Posted: Jan. 28, 2002; Feb. 1, 2002; Feb. 7, 2002)

 

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