Totally British is an Entertainment programme.

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Totally British

Trawled from the depths of the BBC archive and classic BBC shows of the day - Old Grey Whistle Test, Top of the Pops and Full House - a collection of performance gems from a totally rock 'n' roll early 1970s. This was a golden era for British rock 'n' roll as everyone moved on from the whimsical 60s and looked around for something with a bit more oomph. In a pre-heavy metal world, bands were experimenting with influences that dated back to 50s rock 'n' roll, whilst taking their groove from old-school rhythm and blues. In a celebration of this era, there is an early 1970s Badfinger number direct from the BBC library and the BBC vaults provide classic rock 'n' roll heroes like Free, Status Quo, the Faces, Humble Pie and Mott the Hoople. Plus from deep within the BBC archives, there are rarities from the likes of Babe Ruth, Stone the Crows, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Man, Heavy Metal Kids and original rockers Thin Lizzy. episode 1.

Genre: Entertainment

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)

When is Totally British next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC 4 August 26th, 12:00am and on BBC 4 August 26th, 1:00am. See more...