David Quantick presents everything you need to know about music in easily digestible small chunks

A light-hearted guide to music. David Quantick looks at Detroit, including unheard footage of John Lee Hooker accepting his Employee of the Month award at the Ford car plant and a sneak preview of Britney Spears’ new perfume advert.

The Blagger’s Guide is a British series of comical documentaries on specific music genres, originally broadcast on BBC Radio 2. Not all the information presented in the programme are facts. Some items have been exaggerated for comic effect. The series works on a monologue style, with clips of music inserted for illustrational purposes.

It is presented as a spoof documentary and therefore there is no laugh track. The series originally ran from 20 August 2005 – 24 April 2009. The current series looked at the 2012 Olympics and in late 2012 there followed specials on The Beatles and James Bond.

The first two series focused on rock and pop music, and the third featured classical music. A live jazz special was recorded in 2010.

The series is narrated by David Quantick, who co-wrote the series with Simon Poole. It also featured Lewis MacLeod and Kate O’Sullivan.

David Quantick presents a lighthearted guide to music, in which not every fact is a truth.

In the first two series, The Blagger’s Guide aimed to provide an encyclopaedia guide to rock and pop. Entries on artists, movements and places as diverse as Sheffield, Folk, Stadium Rock, Stax and Madonna all featured.

The third series switched to looking at The Classics – Beethoven, Bach, Tchaikovsky and music of that ilk.

Series four, lengthened to eight episodes, returned to the topics of rock and pop. Whilst in the 2008 series David Quantick looked to teach us more about Country music.

The six-part 2009 series presented ‘facts’ about jazz, and 2012’s series looks at the Olympic Games.

There have been various one-off specials since.