My quest for BBC Four music docs continue:
In effect, this was a history of the Beeb’s coverage of Glastonbury, a two-hour television programme about a TV version of a festival, which rather worked against the broad sweep promised by the title. Even then, it needn’t have been quite so stodgy, but when someone’s idea of “edgy” constituted film of Queens of the Stone Age featuring Dave Grohl with his shirt off, there was little hope of anything even vaguely innovative leaking on to the screen. There was brief mention of the John Peel Stage, but nothing that had ever happened on it was deemed worthy of inclusion. Instead we got Shirley Bassey hitching up her dress.