Hope I Die Before I Get Old

The Cult Of Death In Rock 'n' Roll

Mark Radcliffe presents a series investigating rock icons who have shone brightly for a few years before burning out.

In the company of critics and celebrities, he asks to what extent the enduring reputation of many stars who died young is deserved, and to what extend it is conferred by the sentimentality of listeners.

Episodes

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0101Jim Morrison1999090220100803
20100803 (6M)
20120522 (6M)

The Cult Of Death In Rock 'n' Roll

Mark Radcliffe presents a series investigating rock icons who have shone brightly for a few years before burning out.

In the company of critics and celebrities, he asks to what extent the enduring reputation of many stars who died young is deserved, and to what extend it is conferred by the sentimentality of listeners.Mark Radcliffe introduces the case for Jim Morrison.

Was he hero or zero?

Mark Radcliffe introduces the case for Jim Morrison. Was he hero or zero?

Hope I Die Before I Get Old:The Cult of Death In Rock & Roll - Mark Radcliffe considers the case of Jim Morrison. Did his early death elevate him to god like status - was he really a hero or zero? Steve Sutherland and Stuart Maconie present the case for the defence and prosecution.

0101Jim Morrison1999090220100803
20100803 (6M)
20120522 (6M)

The Cult Of Death In Rock 'n' Roll

Mark Radcliffe presents a series investigating rock icons who have shone brightly for a few years before burning out.

In the company of critics and celebrities, he asks to what extent the enduring reputation of many stars who died young is deserved, and to what extend it is conferred by the sentimentality of listeners.Mark Radcliffe introduces the case for Jim Morrison.

Was he hero or zero?

Mark Radcliffe introduces the case for Jim Morrison. Was he hero or zero?

Hope I Die Before I Get Old:The Cult of Death In Rock and Roll - Mark Radcliffe considers the case of Jim Morrison. Did his early death elevate him to god like status - was he really a hero or zero? Steve Sutherland and Stuart Maconie present the case for the defence and prosecution.

0102Jimi Hendrix1999090920100804
20100804 (6M)
20120523 (6M)

The case for Jimi Hendrix, as argued by Steve Sutherland and Bob Harris

Hope I Die Before I Get Old:The Cult of Death In Rock & Roll - Mark Radcliffe considers the case of Jimi Hendrix. Did his early death elevate him to god like status - was he really a hero or zero? Steve Sutherland and Bob Harris present the case for the defence and prosecution.

0102Jimi Hendrix1999090920100804
20100804 (6M)
20120523 (6M)

The case for Jimi Hendrix, as argued by Steve Sutherland and Bob Harris

Hope I Die Before I Get Old:The Cult of Death In Rock and Roll - Mark Radcliffe considers the case of Jimi Hendrix. Did his early death elevate him to god like status - was he really a hero or zero? Steve Sutherland and Bob Harris present the case for the defence and prosecution.

0103Janis Joplin1999091620100805
20100805 (6M)
20120524 (6M)

The case for Janis Joplin, as argued by Nick Barraclough and Katrina Leskanich

Hope I Die Before I Get Old:The Cult of Death In Rock & Roll - Mark Radcliffe considers the case of Janis Jopin. Did her early death elevate her to goddess-like status - was she really a hero or zero? Nick Barraclough and Katrina Leskanich present the case for the defence and prosecution.

0103Janis Joplin1999091620100805
20100805 (6M)
20120524 (6M)

The case for Janis Joplin, as argued by Nick Barraclough and Katrina Leskanich

Hope I Die Before I Get Old:The Cult of Death In Rock and Roll - Mark Radcliffe considers the case of Janis Jopin. Did her early death elevate her to goddess-like status - was she really a hero or zero? Nick Barraclough and Katrina Leskanich present the case for the defence and prosecution.

0104Elvis Presley1999092320100806
20100806 (6M)
20120525 (6M)

Andrew Collins and Stuart Maconie present their case.

You make up your own mind.

Andrew Collins and Stuart Maconie present their case. You make up your own mind.

Hope I Die Before I Get Old: The Cult of Death In Rock & Roll - Mark Radcliffe presents the case for Elvis Presley. Did his early death elevate him to god-like status - was he really a hero or zero? Andrew Collins and Stuart Maconie present the case for the defence and prosecution.

0104Elvis Presley1999092320100806
20100806 (6M)
20120525 (6M)

Andrew Collins and Stuart Maconie present their case.

You make up your own mind.

Andrew Collins and Stuart Maconie present their case. You make up your own mind.

Hope I Die Before I Get Old: The Cult of Death In Rock and Roll - Mark Radcliffe presents the case for Elvis Presley. Did his early death elevate him to god-like status - was he really a hero or zero? Andrew Collins and Stuart Maconie present the case for the defence and prosecution.

0105Marc Bolan1999093020100810
20100813 (6M)
20120529 (6M)

Mark Radcliffe presents the case for Marc Bolan.

Did his early death elevate him to god like status - was he really a hero or zero.

John Hazelwood and Stuart Maconie present the case for the defence and prosecution.

You make up you own mind.

In this programme, Stuart Maconie and John Aizelwood consider whether Marc Bolan was a pioneer of glam music or just a throwaway idol.

Hope I Die Before I Get Old: The Cult of Death In Rock & Roll - Mark Radcliffe presents the case for Marc Bolan. Did his early death elevate him to god like status - was he really a hero or zero. John Aizlewood and Stuart Maconie present the case for the defence and prosecution.

0105Marc Bolan1999093020100810
20100813 (6M)
20120529 (6M)

Mark Radcliffe presents the case for Marc Bolan.

Did his early death elevate him to god like status - was he really a hero or zero.

John Hazelwood and Stuart Maconie present the case for the defence and prosecution.

You make up you own mind.

In this programme, Stuart Maconie and John Aizelwood consider whether Marc Bolan was a pioneer of glam music or just a throwaway idol.

Hope I Die Before I Get Old: The Cult of Death In Rock and Roll - Mark Radcliffe presents the case for Marc Bolan. Did his early death elevate him to god like status - was he really a hero or zero. John Aizlewood and Stuart Maconie present the case for the defence and prosecution.

0106Buddy Holly1999100720100811
20100810 (6M)
20120530 (6M)

The case for Buddy Holly, as argued by Hank Marvin and Bob Harris.

Hope I Die Before I Get Old:The Cult of Death In Rock & Roll - Mark Radcliffe presents the case for Buddy Holly.

Did his early death elevate him to god like status - was he really a hero or zero.

Hank Marvin and Bob Harris present the case for the defence and prosecution.

You make up you own mind.

Hope I Die Before I Get Old:The Cult of Death In Rock & Roll - Mark Radcliffe considers the case of Buddy Holly. Did his early death elevate him to god like status - was he really a hero or zero? Hank Marvin and Bob Harris present the case for the defence and prosecution.

0106Buddy Holly1999100720100811
20100810 (6M)
20120530 (6M)

The case for Buddy Holly, as argued by Hank Marvin and Bob Harris.

Hope I Die Before I Get Old:The Cult of Death In Rock and Roll - Mark Radcliffe presents the case for Buddy Holly.

Did his early death elevate him to god like status - was he really a hero or zero.

Hank Marvin and Bob Harris present the case for the defence and prosecution.

You make up you own mind.

Hope I Die Before I Get Old:The Cult of Death In Rock and Roll - Mark Radcliffe considers the case of Buddy Holly. Did his early death elevate him to god like status - was he really a hero or zero? Hank Marvin and Bob Harris present the case for the defence and prosecution.

0107 LASTJohn Lennon1999101420100812
20100812 (6M)
20120531 (6M)

The case for John Lennon, as argued by Andrew Collins and Stuart Maconie.

Hope I Die Before I Get Old:The Cult of Death In Rock and Roll - Mark Radcliffe presents the case for John Lennon.

Did his early death elevate him to god like status - was he really a hero or zero.

Andrew Collins and Stuart Maconie present the case for the defence and prosecution.

You make up you own mind.

Hope I Die Before I Get Old:The Cult of Death In Rock and Roll - Mark Radcliffe considers the case of John Lennon. Did his early death elevate him to god like status - was he really a hero or zero? Andrew Collins and Stuart Maconie present the case for the defence and prosecution.

0107 LASTJohn Lennon1999101420100812
20100812 (6M)
20120531 (6M)

The case for John Lennon, as argued by Andrew Collins and Stuart Maconie.

Hope I Die Before I Get Old:The Cult of Death In Rock and Roll - Mark Radcliffe presents the case for John Lennon.

Did his early death elevate him to god like status - was he really a hero or zero.

Andrew Collins and Stuart Maconie present the case for the defence and prosecution.

You make up you own mind.

Hope I Die Before I Get Old:The Cult of Death In Rock and Roll - Mark Radcliffe considers the case of John Lennon. Did his early death elevate him to god like status - was he really a hero or zero? Andrew Collins and Stuart Maconie present the case for the defence and prosecution.

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The first programme features the larger-than-life persona of Queen's Freddie Mercury

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The first programme features the larger-than-life persona of Queen's Freddie Mercury

0202Karen Carpenter20000525

In the second programme, Lucy O'Brien and Andrew Collins argue the case for and against Karen Carpenter

0202Karen Carpenter20000525

In the second programme, Lucy O'Brien and Andrew Collins argue the case for and against Karen Carpenter

0203Brian Jones20000601

In the third programme, Mark Kermode and Charles Shaar Murray tussle over the rolling stones' Brian Jones.

0203Brian Jones20000601

In the third programme, Mark Kermode and Charles Shaar Murray tussle over the rolling stones' Brian Jones.

0204Eddie Cochrane20000608

In the fourth programme, Mark Kermode and John Robb do battle over Eddie Cochrane.

0204Eddie Cochrane20000608

In the fourth programme, Mark Kermode and John Robb do battle over Eddie Cochrane.

0205Gram Parsons20000615

In the fifth programme, Sid Griffin and Nick Barraclough pick over the bones of Gram Parsons.

0205Gram Parsons20000615

In the fifth programme, Sid Griffin and Nick Barraclough pick over the bones of Gram Parsons.

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