Martin Freeman's The Great Unknown

Actor Martin Freeman, star of The Office and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, celebrates the music of six artists with a substantial back catalogue of work, who he thinks are overlooked and underrated. Each 30 minute programme deliberately avoids the familiar hits, and instead features neglected album tracks.

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20061010

Actor Martin Freeman, star of The Office and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, celebrates the music of six artists who he thinks are overlooked and underrated.

2/6. Boz Scraggs

Martin features Boz's 1969 debut album on Atlantic Records recorded at Muscle Shoals. Plus tracks taken from albums he released during the 70s including Lowdown from the multi million seller Silk Degrees.

20061017

3/6. Ramsey Lewis: Actor Martin Freeman, star of The Office and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, celebrates the music of six artists he thinks are overlooked and underrated.

20061024

4/6. Traffic: Actor Martin Freeman, star of The Office and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, celebrates the music of six artists who he thinks are overlooked and underrated.

20061031

5/6. Roberta Flack: Actor Martin Freeman, star of The Office and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, celebrates the music of six artists he thinks are overlooked and underrated.

01The Staple Singers20061003

The first family of gospel recorded a string of great albums for Stax which Martin features tonight, including civil rights anthems like, Long Walk To DC, and We The People. Plus their 1960 recording of, This May Be The Last Time, later given the Mick 'n' Keef treatment by The Rolling Stones.

06 LASTThe Band20061107

Martin presents Bob Dylan's backing band captured in a string of fine moments from their classic albums like Music From Big Pink and the Todd Rundgren-produced Stage Fright. Among the songs chose by Martin for this last show in the series are Up On Cripple Creek, Time to Kill and Ophelia.