Folk Britannia Series
2/1/2006 (updated 2/2/2006)

Folk Britannia's three episode series begins February 3rd, on BBC 4, featuring interviews and performances with a wealth of talent, including Richard Thompson.

Programme two looks at the 1960s folk boom, when the hippie generation repackaged folk music to appeal to a wider audience. This episode includes RT's rendition of the traditional song Adieu, Adieu, which has been performed by many artists including Thompson's former band Fairport Convention.

FOLK BRITANNIA | 2. FOLK ROOTS, NEW ROUTES Friday 10 February 9pm-10pm; 12.55am-1.55am; Saturday 11 February 11.10pm-12.10am

Full programme schedule can be found here.

Video clips of performances (including Richard) can be seen here.
These clips highlight a fraction of what's in the programmes.