Johnny Flynn

On the stage of the Hackney Empire in East London, Ian Rickson and folk musician and actor Johnny Flynn discuss the cultural highlights that bring Johnny inspiration: D. A. Pennebaker’s seminal documentary ‘Don't Look Back’, which charts Bob Dylan’s 1965 concert tour of England; Alice Oswald’s epic poem ‘Dart’, which tells the sprawling stories of people who live and work on the River Dart in Devon; and Sandy Denny’s soulful and beautiful folk ballad, ‘Who Knows Where the Time Goes’.


‘What I Love’ is created and hosted by Ian Rickson. The theme music is by PJ Harvey. Sound recording by James Hingley. Photography by Helen Murray. Series Producer Ben Walker. Executive Producer Robert Delamere. Produced for Storyglass by Sarah Murray.


Works discussed:

‘Don't Look Back’ - dir. D. A. Pennebaker; prod. Leacock-Pennebaker

‘Dart’ by Alice Oswald, published by Faber & Faber

‘Who Knows Where the Time Goes’ by Sandy Denny, as performed by Fairport Convention (Island Records)

The episode also features a clip from Johnny's song 'The Water', performed by Johnny Flynn and Laura Marling (Transgressive Records)


 

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