What TV’s on at BAFTA in August? Including Rockfield: The Studio on the Farm

Every Tuesday, TMINE flags up what new TV events BAFTA is holding around the UK

You’d think that after BAFTA’s stonking July line-up, it’d would be taking a break in August. But no! There’s yet another Zoom webinar lined up for everyone’s delectation.

TV Q&A: Rockfield: The Studio on the Farm

Wednesday, 12 August – 6.00pm

Q+A with director Hannah Berryman, producer Catryn Ramasut, editor Rupert Houseman and lead singer of The Charlatans, Tim Burgess.

50 years ago, deep in the Welsh countryside, two brothers were milking cows and preparing to take over the family farm – but dreamed of making music. They had the audacious idea to build a studio in their farmhouse attic and record their own tunes. Animals were kicked out of barns and musicians were moved into Nan’s spare bedroom. Inadvertently, they’d launched the world’s first independent residential recording studio: Rockfield.

Black Sabbath, Queen, Robert Plant, Iggy Pop, Simple Minds, Oasis, The Stone Roses, Coldplay and many more made mayhem and music at Rockfield over the decades. This is a story of rock and roll dreams intertwined with a family business’s fight for survival in the face of an ever-changing music landscape.

Rockfield: The Studio on the Farm is the debut documentary feature from director Hannah Berryman, produced by Catryn Ramasut from Welsh production company ie ie Productions for BBC.

Rockfield: The Studio on the Farm is available now to view on BBC iPlayer.

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