Artist Various artists (featuring Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler)
Venue Studio
Date Broadcast date: 9th January 2009
Source Soundboard
Format 1DVD+R
  1. Guitar heroes at the BBC

  2. Mark Knopfler gives Bill Oddie guitar lessons
  3. Mark Knopfler insights into his guitar technique
  4. Mark Knopfler masterclass
  5. Mark Knopfler talks about Fender Stratocaster
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Additional comments DVD-Video featuring the show Guitar Heroes at the BBC, broadcasted on BBC four. It's a compilation of 1970's and early 1980's performances on shows from "The old grey whistle." Test to sight and sound by such luminaries of the electric guitar as Carlos Santana, Mark Knopfler, the Edge and Peter Green as well as acoustic masters like John Martyn, Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, Paco Pena and Jimmi Hendrix. Sultans of swing from Dire Straits was recorded at the Old Grey Wistle Test in Manchester, UK, 15th May 1978. Very good picture and sound quality. As a bonus, various parts from other documentaries are added. The part with Bill Oddie is taken from the documentary Play it again. The second bonus part is taken from the French performance at the show Traffic Music, 21st December 2002 (France 2). The Masterclass has been recorded in the UK in December 1999. The last bonus is part of the documentary The story of the guitar. Unfortunately, the DVD has no menu structure.