Free to Rock: How Rock & Roll Brought Down the Wall 9pm, Sky Arts

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A film-length ex­plo­ration of the the­sis pro­posed by PJ O’Rourke in 1989: that “72 years of com­mu­nist in­doc­tri­na­tion and pro­pa­ganda was drowned out by a Sony Walk­man”. East­ern bloc gov­ern­ments made con­sid­er­able ef­forts to dis­cour­age rock’n’roll, which they re­garded, prob­a­bly cor­rectly, as a threat. This doc­u­men­tary ex­plores the de­gree to which rock con­trib­uted to com­mu­nism’s demise. AM

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