The Knowledge

the origins and history of the general knowledge quiz.

Episodes

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Genome: [r1 Bd=19930227]

Alan Freeman presents a totally new kind of music documentary. No secret will survive this definitive look behind the closets of the music business. It starts right at the beginning with a look at the biggest secret of them all - "stardom". The Iggy Pop they didn't want you to hear; the truth behind the Phil Collins space-flight memorial single scandal; and an interview with Stephen Hawking on what makes a star.

Producer Gareth Edwards

Genome: [r1 Bd=19930227]

Unknown: Alan Freeman

Unknown: Phil Collins

Unknown: Stephen Hawking

Producer: Gareth Edwards

Genome: [r1 Bd=19930302]
Genome: [r1 Bd=19930306]

Alan Freeman explores the biggest sacred cows in the music business.

This week: why dance music is the best kind of music - except for rock. With Phil Cornwell , Bernadine Corrigan , Roger Griffiths and Llewella Gideon.

Producer Gareth Edwards

Genome: [r1 Bd=19930306]

Unknown: Alan Freeman

Unknown: Phil Cornwell

Unknown: Bernadine Corrigan

Unknown: Roger Griffiths

Unknown: Llewella Gideon.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

Genome: [r1 Bd=19930309]
Genome: [r1 Bd=19930313]

Alan Freeman explores the dark secrets of the music industry. With Bernadine Corrigan , Tim Whitnall , David Howarth and Joanna Brookes.

Producer Gareth Edwards

Genome: [r1 Bd=19930313]

Unknown: Alan Freeman

Unknown: Bernadine Corrigan

Unknown: Tim Whitnall

Unknown: David Howarth

Unknown: Joanna Brookes.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

Genome: [r1 Bd=19930316]
Genome: [r1 Bd=19930320]

In the last of the most important music documentary series ever in the history of everything, Alan Freeman asks: Does music really matter? Producer Gareth Edwards

Genome: [r1 Bd=19930320]

Unknown: Alan Freeman

Producer: Gareth Edwards

Genome: [r1 Bd=19930323]
Genome: [r1 Bd=19931124]

Another chance to hear the four-part spoof documentary in which Alan Freeman exposes the secrets of the pop world with a series of revelations about record industry plots and stars' private lives. Everybody knows that stars are better and cleverer than ordinary people. Tonight.

Alan Freeman tells you why. With Phil Cornwell ,

Bernadine Corrigan , Julie Gibbs , David Howarth and Tim Whitnall.

Producer Gareth Edwards

Genome: [r1 Bd=19931124]

Unknown: Alan Freeman

Unknown: Phil Cornwell

Unknown: Bernadine Corrigan

Unknown: Julie Gibbs

Unknown: David Howarth

Unknown: Tim Whitnall.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

Genome: [r1 Bd=19931201]

This week Alan Freeman investigates why dance music is the best kind of music except for rock. With Phil Cornwell ,

Bernadine Corrigan , Roger Griffiths and Llewella Gideon.

Producer Gareth Edwards

Genome: [r1 Bd=19931201]
Genome: [r1 Bd=19931208]

Alan Freeman continues with his most influential music documentary.

This week he confronts the music industry. With Bernadine Corrigan , Tim Whitnall , David Howarth and Joanna Bookes.

Producer Gareth Edwards

Genome: [r1 Bd=19931208]

Unknown: Alan Freeman

Unknown: Bernadine Corrigan

Unknown: Tim Whitnall

Unknown: David Howarth

Unknown: Joanna Bookes.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

Genome: [r1 Bd=19931215]

Alan Freeman presents the last part of his influential music documentary.

Everyone has heard of music, but hardly anyone has ever sat down and asked, "Does it really matter?" Until now.

Producer Gareth Edwards

Genome: [r1 Bd=19931215]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19940301]

With over 468 basic routes and all public buildings to commit to memory, it can take up to three years to do "the knowledge". Veteran taxi driver Philip Warren takes a look at London from behind the wheel of a black cab. Producer Kerry McGeever

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940301]

Unknown: Philip Warren

Producer: Kerry McGeever

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940306]

Veteran taxi driver Philip Warren takes a look at London from behind the wheel of a black cab.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940306]

Unknown: Philip Warren

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01Robert Robinson - Dumbing Up19990726
02 LASTMarcus Berkmann - Dumbing Down19990802
02 LASTMarcus Berkmann - Dumbing Down19990802