Artist Pete Townshend (featuring Mark Knopfler)
Date ITV, UK, October 1985
Source Soundboard
Format 1DVD+R


  1. Introduction - Interview
  2. History - Pete Townshend timeline with reference to The Who
  3. White city - Location interview
  4. Horse's neck - Pete Townshend reads extracts from his book
  5. Rock is dead - Interview
  6. Demos - That's alright mamma & After the fire
  7. Establishment - Interview
  8. The office - Pete Townshend at Faber and Faber publishers
  9. Dire Straits - Rehearsing "Going Home" at Wembley Arena
  10. Faber and Faber - Presentation to publishers
  11. White city - Pete Townshend video diaries
  12. Give blood - Rehearsal performance with Deep End (Dave Gilmour on guitar)
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Additional comments DVD-Video featuring Pete Townshend in the South Bank Show Documentary, broadcasted in October 1985. Taken from master VHS tape, very good picture and sound quality. Interviews are by Melvyn Bragg. Pete Townshend is promoting the White city album but this documentary also features a demonstration by Pete of how he records at home (That's alright mamma and After the fire). Also seen is Pete Townshend rehearsing with Dire Straits. They go through the song Going home shortly in the dressing room (?) and rehearsing on stage. Very nice footage, including images of Prince Charles and Princess Diana shaking hands with the musicians before the Prince's Trust Rock Gala 1985. I think the rehearsals with Pete and Dire Straits were recorded the day of the concert, which has been on 4th July 1985. There is also a complete audience recording availble of that show: Prince’s Trust Rock Gala 1985. The footage with Dire Straits is pretty short, but interesting to see. Total running time for this DVD is about 57 minutes.