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Posted: 26 Sep 10, 16:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

30 minutes

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00tvsww/HARDtalk_Brian_May_Musician/


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Posted: 26 Sep 10, 16:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 26 Sep 10, 17:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

BBC Iplayer is only available in the UK but it's also on youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GC_DPjh6gWA


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Posted: 27 Sep 10, 13:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It was an interesting interview, but didn't exactly live up to the 'Hard Talk' name. I thought this was a programme that was suposed to ask tough, challenging questions. I thought they let BM off lightly.


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Posted: 28 Sep 10, 09:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Can't watch it in my part of the world. Let me guess though, he waffled on about fucken badgers again??

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Posted: 28 Sep 10, 11:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Badgers, Kerry Ellis, musical, astronomy, Party at the Palace. I was surprised there was no mention of stereo photography.

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Posted: 28 Sep 10, 23:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jam Monkey wrote: It was an interesting interview, but didn't exactly live up to the 'Hard Talk' name. I thought this was a programme that was suposed to ask tough, challenging questions. I thought they let BM off lightly.
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I watched this a few days ago as it was linked at brianmay.com....though oddly the second half was linked and not the first, so until this I thought the whole interview started with the Buckingham Palace shot.  I don't know what HardTalk is supposed to sound like, but I though the questions were challenging enough.  He didn't challenge the answers much, but what are you going to say?  Brian is very clearly a hard line partisan on the animal issue, and further probing is unlikely to get much more of substance.   I regret that the animal stuff is one of those issues that can't seem to be discussed anywhere around the middle.  It all gets very polarized and extreme very quickly.  Just leaves a vast centre throwing up their hands and walking off, when they might have otherwise liked to have given the whole thing some serious thought.  The rest of the interview was good, but I guess not much new for those of us who have been attentive to similar things in the past.  Still, always nice to see and hear him.  He comes off better in person than in writing.  He should do video blogs instead of written rants.

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Posted: 29 Sep 10, 08:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jam Monkey wrote: It was an interesting interview, but didn't exactly live up to the 'Hard Talk' name. I thought this was a programme that was suposed to ask tough, challenging questions. I thought they let BM off lightly.
It really differs greatly from one interview to another. On the one hand, I remember a Netanyahu interview sometime in 2008, for instance, where settlement-policy wasn't even discussed and no follow-up questions were asked unless Netanyahu implicitly asked for them. Then there was a totally non-critical one with Boy George, where he was basically  allowed to advertise himself for half an hour. On the other hand, Thabo Mbeki was totally disemboweled over his treatment (ignorance) of South Africa's AIDS epidemic, and I remember numerous other critical yet objective interviews. I guess they just didn't think Brian May had any news-value apart from his being there, much like Boy George.


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