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Ova­tion, 7.30pm ★★★★★ Part of the His­tory of Rock ’n’ Roll se­ries, this pro­gram traces the elec­tric gui­tar — the in­stru­ment with­out which, ac­cord­ing to many who ap­pear here, the rock revo­lu­tion could not have un­folded. The leg­ends all have their say. Pete Town­shend of The Who in­sists the elec­tric gui­tar is a weapon, pure and sim­ple. In his hands, maybe. But then there are pick­ers like Mark Knopfler, and oth­ers. Re­mark­able doco.

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