In the BBC Archive


The following appearances are still held in the BBC Archive. If you know of any others not listed that the BBC still have in the Archive, please let us know.

BERYL REID SAYS GOOD EVENING
18/03/68 - The Black Swan
25/03/68 - Ulysees
01/04/68 - The Last Will and Testament of Jake Thackray
08/04/68 - The Statues

BRADENS WEEK

09/11/68 - Miss World
21/12/68 - Kirkstall Road Girl
29/11/69 - Leopold Alcox
21/02/70 - Ladies Basic Freedoms Polka
16/10/71 - Fine Bay Pony
06/11/71 - Old Molly Metcalfe
27/11/71 - La-Di-Dah
08/01/72 - The Girl with the Fragile Eyes
29/01/72 - Unknown
12/02/72 - Sister Josephine
04/03/72 - Bantam Cock
18/03/72 - The Statues
15/04/72 - The Singer

NATIONWIDE

07/10/70 - Unknown (Jake performs a song about the council workers strike)

UP SUNDAY
03/12/72 - Brother Gorilla
06/05/73 - Little Black Foal

THE CAMERA AND THE SONG

This is a half hour film with visuals by Philip Bonham-Carter (lots of countryside scenes to match up with the music) and music by Jake Thackray (very different versions of familiar songs featuring piano and brass band accompaniment). It was first broadcast on 28/12/73.

The songs are as follows: The Rain on the Mountainside The Brigadier The Poor Sod The Cenotaph Old Molly Metcalfe Country Bus Little Tommy Haverley

THAT'S LIFE
02/01/77 - On Again! On Again!
16/01/77 - The Hair of the Widow of Bridlington
30/01/77 - To Do With You
13/02/77 - Family Tree
27/02/77 - The Jolly Captain
13/03/77 - Leopold Alcox
27/03/77 - Bantam Cock
16/04/77 - The Blacksmith and the Toffee Maker
30/04/77 - The Cactus
14/05/77 - Sister Josephine
28/05/77 - La-Di-Dah

JAKE THACKRAY AND SONGS
06/01/81 - with guests: Richard and Linda Thompson
13/01/81 - with guest: Ralph McTell
20/01/81 - with guests: The Maddy Prior Band
27/01/81 - with guest: Alex Glasgow
03/02/81 - with guest: Susha
10/02/81 - with guest: Pete Scott

THACKRAY AND LOUDERMILK
21/07/76 - Unknown
28/07/76 - Sister Josephine

THE INNES BOOK OF RECORDS
14/02/79 - On Again! On Again! performed with Alan Williams

TELE-MONTAGE
18/01/82 - Homage To Georges Brassens

OPEN AIR
05/02/88 - Jake is reporting in a feature rather than performing

FOLK 3 (Live from the Cambridge Folk Festival)

03/09/81 - Sister Josephine
03/09/81 - The Kiss
03/09/81 - Bantam Cock
03/09/81 - The Hair of the Widow of Bridlington

SCENE AROUND SIX

17/06/83 - Unknown

LONDON PLUS
22/10/84 - The Jolly Captain

Buy the DVD

jake bbc dvd

The DVD of the BBC series 'Jake Thackray and Songs' is now available to buy online via Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/JakeDVD

'Magnificent' (The Independent)

'Jake Thackray and Songs', broadcast in 1981, captures him at the height of his powers; it paints an intimate portrait of Jake as a live artist, playing to audiences in the small venues where he felt most comfortable.

This BBC-licensed DVD, professionally produced from the original BBC masters, features all of Jake's performances from the series: thirty of his greatest songs, along with his inimitable between-songs chat and storytelling.

Also included are previously unreleased performances by three outstanding guest artists: Ralph McTell, Alex Glasgow and Pete Scott.