The Thing About Syd

A year on from Syd Barrett's death this documentary explores the life, music, influence and legacy of one of the lost souls of British rock music.

From the early beginnings of Pink Floyd and Barrett's contribution to their pioneering brand of psychedelic pop to the consequences of his exploration of drugs that set Barrett on a tragic path away from the band to a solo career and eventually life as a virtual recluse.

The programme comes up to date with an exploration of Barrett's passing and the fulsome tributes in the media with comments from editors and journalists about what made Barrett so special when his entire recorded output is just 3 albums.

The programme features interviews with members of Pink Floyd, manager Peter Jenner, Phil Alexander editor of Mojo, Allan Jones editor of Uncut and others.

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A year on from Syd Barrett's death this documentary explores the life, music, influence and legacy of one of the lost souls of British rock music.

From the early beginnings of Pink Floyd and Barrett's contribution to their pioneering brand of psychedelic pop to the consequences of his exploration of drugs that set Barrett on a tragic path away from the band to a solo career and eventually life as a virtual recluse.

The programme comes up to date with an exploration of Barrett's passing and the fulsome tributes in the media with comments from editors and journalists about what made Barrett so special when his entire recorded output is just 3 albums.

The programme features interviews with members of Pink Floyd, manager Peter Jenner, Phil Alexander editor of Mojo, Allan Jones editor of Uncut and others.

Documentary exploring the life, music, influence and legacy of Pink Floyd's Syd Barrett.

The Thing About Syd (1 of 2): Mark Radcliffe explores the life and music of Pink Floyd's Syd Barrett - one of the lost souls of British rock music.

First broadcast in 2007.

Mark Radcliffe pays tribute to Pink Floyd founder member Syd Barrett and looks back at his life and career.

Documentary exploring the life, music, influence and legacy of Pink Floyd's Syd Barrett - one of the lost souls of British rock music.

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Mark Radcliffe pays tribute to Pink Floyd founder member Syd Barrett.

The Thing About Syd.

Part 2/2: Mark Radcliffe pays tribute to Pink Floyd founder member Syd Barrett and looks back at his life and career.

Mark Radcliffe explores the life, music and myth of Syd Barrett a year on from his death.

Barrett was not widely known, but the praise lavished on his recorded output reveals he is regarded as unique.

Former Pink Floyd band members talk about Barrett's working methods, and the programme also explores his strange solo output and discovers why Syd's stare beamed down from articles, magazines and news reports as the media went about romanticising a reclusive music figure.

Part of Radio 2's 60s Season.

David Gilmour, Rick Wright, Nick Mason, sister Rosemary Barrett, manager Peter Jenner and others reveal 'The Thing About Syd.

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Mark Radcliffe pays tribute to Pink Floyd founder member Syd Barrett.

On the fifth anniversary of the sad death of Syd Barrett, a chance to hear Mark Radcliffe paying tribute to the Pink Floyd founder member and looking back at his life and career.

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Mark Radcliffe explores the life and legacy of Pink Floyd's Syd Barrett.

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Portrait of the former Pink Floyd member Syd Barratt.

Mark Radcliffe pays tribute to Pink Floyd founder member Syd Barrett & looks back at his life and career.

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Mark Radcliffe pays tribute to Pink Floyd founder member Syd Barrett & looks back at his life and career.

Portrait of the former Pink Floyd member Syd Barratt.