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Yes, it's part of the BBC Genome project, which scanned all the Radio Times magazine listings from 1923 to 2009. Some recent (radio) programmes are available on BBC iPlayer, but still no sign of his Ancestral Voices tv programme, or his Pied Piper series...

Amongst the fascinating tv programmes Munrow appeared on were:

1. An edition of the music quiz Face The Music, on 7th December, 1974. http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/f0f42268b6114ef2a0f1508033df1227

2. So You Thought It All Started with Bach, presented by Clement Freud. http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/e7cb9f408d0b470bb46c0ae63c1bbc91
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Elliot on Munrow

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03m0lvq

Some interesting BBC searches...


http://www.bbc.co.uk/search?filter=programmes&q=david%20munrow#page=9

As indicated in the link there are other pages  (9) of other entries in connection with Munrow.....
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Thanks for the heads up Robert - certainly one for the archive!
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David Munrow Remembered / Folk music into early music
« Last post by falsettist on February 09, 2017, 02:58:03 PM »
Hello everyone,

I wrote a PhD about David Munrow and his performances of medieval music a few years ago which you can now read via the British Library's PhD thesis database: http://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?did=2&uin=uk.bl.ethos.677148

You may be interested to know that I'm presenting a short course on 19th February (with Toby Manning) about the Folk music and Early music revivals. During this course I will be giving presentations about Munrow's approach to vibrato and also about some of the folk recordings in his record collection. I will also be talking about the work of Michael Morrow and Musica Reservata. Details of the course are here:

http://www.citylit.ac.uk/courses/folk-music-into-early-music/md809-1617

Very best wishes to all,

Edward Breen
www.falsettist.com
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Munrow's Recorded Legacy / Pied Piper
« Last post by DavidG on December 02, 2016, 06:04:54 PM »
A retrospective appreciation of David Munrow's much-loved Pied Piper series is being aired on BBC Radio Three at present.

Please visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04hjkhq

There are episodes from his long-running series, and background features on the man himself.

A timely appreciation, some forty years after Munrow sadly passed, showing how large a gap he left in all our lives.
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General Discussion / Re: Gryphon, and the Munrow Influence
« Last post by DavidG on November 04, 2016, 08:40:45 PM »
I was at the Gryphon Union Chapel gig 18 months ago - when Richard Harvey was very much the frontman and driver behind the band reunion.

It was astonishing to hear the music as polished and fresh as it was way back in 1973. And the later rock-oriented repertoire was clearly the transitional period for Richard Harvey's grander ambitions - which eventually led to him leaving the group he will be forever associated with.

Richard Harvey and Brian Gulland also played for Musica Reservata, as did Munrow previously.

Like Munrow, Harvey plays recorder with the minimum of vibrato, very much in the 'English' style and his technique surpasses Munrow by some margin.
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