The Blagger's Guide
David Quantick presents comical, occasionally fabricated quick-fire guides to various musical genres
- Blagger's Guide To The Classics; The Blagger's Guide To Country; The Blagger's Guide To Jazz; The Blagger's Guide To The Games
- 2005 - 2012 (BBC Radio 2)
- 41 (7 series)
- David Quantick, Lewis Macleod, Kate O'Sullivan
- David Quantick, Simon Poole
- Unique Productions
David Quantick presents a lighthearted guide to music, in which not every fact is a truth.
In the first two series The Blagger's Guide aimed to provide an encyclopaedia guide to rock and pop. Entries on artists, movements and places as diverse as Sheffield, Folk, Stadium Rock, Stax and Madonna all featured.
The third series switched to looking at The Classics - Beethoven, Bach, Tchaikovsky and music of that ilk.
Series four, lengthened to eight episodes, returned to the topics of rock and pop. Whilst in the 2008 series David Quantick looked to teach us more about Country music.
The six-part 2009 series presented 'facts' about jazz, and 2012's series looks at the Olympic Games.
Our Review: It's hard to describe Quantick's presenting style, we guess we'll have to settle for calling it 'unique'. You'll either love it or hate it. If we're honest, the fast-pace of the show, with all the little musical clips cut in at lightening speed, is a bit much for us to handle.