Jake documentary on BBC Radio 2 - 18th April 2017

Cerys Matthews' documentary about Jake will be on Radio 2 at 10pm on Tuesday 18th April.

John Watterson is among the contributors, as are Thea Gilmore, Don Black, Roger McGough, Neil Gaiman and Ralph McTell.

The programme will take a very personal slant on Cerys' part, exploring why Jake slipped out of the limelight in the 80s.


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.