Jazz 625 was a landmark in music programming, broadcast during BBC2's first two years (1964-1966). While American stars like Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck and Dizzy Gillespie were showcased, the programme also recorded British talent like Johnny Dankworth and Tubby Hayes. In this podcast, Dr Nicolas Pillai (Film and Television Studies, Warwick) talks to Professor Tim Wall (School of Media, Birmingham City University) and Dr Richard Wallace (Film and Television Studies, Warwick) about the programme's origins, its engagement with popular music culture and its legacy.
The BBC4 documentary Jazz 625 at the BBC is broadcast at 8.00pm on Saturday 23 May.
This podcast was recorded at the University of Warwick.