Rich Hall’s Countrier Than You

Typically insightful feature-length BBC4 documentary featuring comedian Rich Hall, who has now made several of these films about various aspects of the US (usually relating to the American South in some way or other), and spat out in his trademark belligerent, no-time-for-idiots style. This one covers the history of country music, and although country aficionados may find they know a lot of the facts and info presented, it’ll be illuminating for anyone who’s dipping in to this vast and varied genre. I could watch Hall for hours. (***)