Psychedelic Britannia
October 27, 2015 5:08 AM   Subscribe

BBC Four Presents three programmes about the psychedelic era of British pop: Psychedelic Britannia, 60s Psychedelic Rock at the BBC, Arena - Magical Mystery Tour. Tune in, turn on, chill out.
posted by marienbad (9 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
Too bad they're blocked - only viewable in the UK.
posted by sea at 5:54 AM on October 27, 2015 [1 favorite]

I misread that as "Psychadelic Brittanica." I thought we were getting a wikipedia of hallucinogenics. British music is groovy too I suppose.
posted by dances with hamsters at 6:31 AM on October 27, 2015 [2 favorites]

There was the Encyclopedia Psychedelica (scans of one issue), a late-80s London-based love letter to a full-on Leary-style ecstatic embrace of entheogenetic evolution, headed by the formidable Frasier Clark, pbuh.

I was a subscriber, in every sense. Really should do an FPP.

The BBC documentaries are good fun, but don't do much more than you'd expect.
posted by Devonian at 7:07 AM on October 27, 2015

Thanks for the links, marienbad, I didn’t catch these when they were broadcast. On a vaguely related note, Rob Chapman’s new book Psychedelia and Other Colours sounds very interesting. Chapman was interviewed about it recently at The Quietus.
posted by misteraitch at 7:28 AM on October 27, 2015

sea, try going on the iPlayer via - I tried it but it just linked back to the site as I am in England.
posted by marienbad at 7:45 AM on October 27, 2015

These Daily Motion links work for me in Canada ...

Psychedelic Britannia
60s psych rock at the BBC
Arena Magical Mystery Tour
posted by philip-random at 9:09 AM on October 27, 2015

BBC 4's (X) Britannia series of music docs are generally fun, so thanks for this. I've seen the folk, reggae and synth ones, and they're all engaging, with a nice combination of period footage and current interviews.
posted by the sobsister at 9:54 AM on October 27, 2015

Thanks for those links, philip-random!
posted by travertina at 12:58 PM on October 27, 2015

They're to be found on the video forum, and they're readily available (around or more than a hundred seeders).
posted by nicolin at 1:59 PM on October 27, 2015 [1 favorite]

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