Documentaries

Hawkwind: Do Not Panic. Great documentary made for the BBC by Tim Cumming & Simon Chu, first shown on BBC4, 30 March 2007.

Top Ten: Prog Rock. Part of a series of 'top ten' music genre docs made for Channel 4, first shown 3 March 2001. Hawkwind - including interviews with Dave Brock, Nik Turner and Lemmy - feature from 5.25.

Hells Angels - London. Referenced in DOTU, this is a terrific BBC documentary from 1973 following the mundane lives of a chapter of London Hells Angels. Watch out for a brief appearance of The Hawkwind Log at 5.46.

New Horizons: The Alternative Society. Also referenced in DOTU, this is another excellent BBC documentary about Ladbroke Grove and the countercultural way of life. First shown 24 May 1971, it includes interviews with Richard Neville (OZ), Alan Marcuson (Friends) and Caroline Coon (Release), and is narrated by Harvey Matusow. It also features brief appearances from Nik Turner and Dave Anderson (from 3.51) and Barney Bubbles (from 8.06).

Getting It Straight In Notting Hill Gate. Made in 1970 by former Pink Floyd lights operator Jo Gannon, this is a fascinating snapshot of Hawkwind's contemporary stamping ground. It includes Larry Smart, who decorated the band's gear and helped to design Atomhenge. It also features Quintessence playing inside All Saints Church Hall, site of Hawkwind's first official gig.

På marked i London. Made in 1968 by NRK, Norway's national broadcaster, this doc takes a look around Portobello Road and comes across a pre-Hawkwind Dave Brock and his busking partner Bob Southern playing 'Salty Dog Blues' (from 1.30).

Days Of The Underground is an in-depth primer to the music of Hawkwind in the 1970s. It also explores the ideas and concepts that fuelled the band during this period, and speaks to the crew that manned the ship.