Doctober: a month of music documentaries on Double J

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Go deep on the world’s most fascinating artists, from Mary J Blige to the Hard-Ons.

This October, you have the chance to get a profound insight into some of the biggest artists from both at home and abroad as Double J series of brilliant radio documentaries each weekend morning.

BBC Favourites:

Each Saturday we’ll bring you a fantastic radio documentary from the BBC, exploring a unique subject in the world of music.

From the women behind Bob Dylan’s biggest moments, to the reluctant Queen of Hip Hop Soul Mary J Blige, these programs give completely new and fascinating insights into the works of some of the biggest artists in the world.

Saturdays from 10am:

7 October: Dylan’s Women – the women who made his career and music
14 October: Mary J Blige – as told by Chaka Khan
21 October: Stevie’s Wonder Men – the untold story of two electronic geniuses
28 October: Malcolm McLaren’s Duck Rock – in his own words

Wide Open Road:

On Sundays, we’ll revisit Wide Open Road, a documentary series made by the ABC in 2008 that looks at the relationship between Australia as a place and the music that has come from it. How the Australian environment shaped contemporary popular music, creating a singular musical identity.

The series covers subjects like isolation, suburbia, pub culture and the beach, with artists like Paul Kelly, Hilltop Hoods, The Pigram Brothers, Celibate Rifles and more.

Sundays from 10am:

8 October: Road
15 October: Suburbs
22 October: Carpet
29 October: Coast

You can hear Double J on your digital radio, online, on the ABC Listen app and channel 200 on your TV.