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An extraordinary star-studded four-part music documentary exploring the birth of the recording industry and its impact on world culture.
A mammoth project with worthy intentions and a big heart. The film is a feast of music and educational riches.
British documentary Director Bernard MacMahon has created something really special in his superb American Epic series. If you are any kind of music fan this is not to be missed.
The Lawrence of Arabia of music documentaries.
Beautifully filmed, it makes for glorious television. Miss it at your peril.
A deep, loving look at the roots of American pop music.
If you like music of any sort, there’s only one word for this project. Essential.
Bernard MacMahon’s landmark documentary series is one of the most interesting music programmes ever broadcast. A gorgeous history lesson. Exceptional television.
Beautifully presented, really enjoyable.
A treasure trove of picaresque stories, evocative footage and strange and beautiful music.
Another essential offering from Arena.
This is a landmark three part documentary.
This is a sweeping, electrifying Old Time style account of America’s musical journey.
A terrific new anthology of American folk music. Grade A.
American Epic is going to carve a niche in the pantheon of TV’s great documentaries.
An amazing journey through musical history.
The film is a love letter to recorded sound, a celebration of the honesty, vulnerability and the immediacy of recording and the joy of making music.