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Wooders wrote:

Cheers, Mike. I enjoyed the AC/DC programme last week and the Gn'R rockumentary the week before was an eye opener, but I'll give the country night a miss. Not my cup of tea at all. hmm

Phil

Must work on this aversion to anything John Denver, Phil....  :lol

I gave the Guns 'n' Roses a miss, but similarly enjoyed the Albert Records & "Acca-Dacca" documentary; good to see Rose Tattoo and Cheetah again, albeit briefly.

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11th March:   Sorry Phil, more of the same but with gratuitous Kenny Rogers; which some viewers.....

19:30 Top of the Pops  04/06/1981
With Siouxsie & the Banshees, Imagination, Phil Collins, Squeeze and The Jam. (R)

20:00 Virtuoso Violinists at the BBC
With Nathan Milstein, Mischa Elman, Isaac Stern, Yehudi Menuhin, Itzhak Perlman and more.

21:00 Kenny Rogers: Cards on the Table
Chronicling Kenny Rogers's rise to the top and the golden era of country he ushered in. (R)

22:00 Country Kings at the BBC
The Everly Brothers, Jerry Lee Lewis, Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson, Glen Campbell and more. (R)

23:00 Bob Harris: My Nashville
'Whispering' Bob Harris reveals why Nashville became America's country music capital. (R)


00:00 Top of the Pops  04/06/1981
With Siouxsie & the Banshees, Imagination, Phil Collins, Squeeze and The Jam. (R)

00:40 Kenny Rogers: Cards on the Table
Chronicling Kenny Rogers's rise to the top and the golden era of country he ushered in. (R)

01:40 Bob Harris: My Nashville
'Whispering' Bob Harris reveals why Nashville became America's country music capital. (R)

02:40 Country Kings at the BBC
The Everly Brothers, Jerry Lee Lewis, Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson, Glen Campbell and more. (R)

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18th March - Hopefully the last of BBC's Country kick, but with a bit of Culture in there for you, 50 years of John Williams

19:30 Top of the Pops 18/06/1981
With Linx, Phil Collins, Odyssey, the Specials, Imagination and Smokey Robinson. (R)

20:00 John Williams at the BBC
Fifty years of spellbinding performances from one of the guitar's greatest players that takes in classical masterworks, the prog rock of Sky and comedy with Eric Sykes, as well as duets with Julian Bream.

21:00 Arena: Loretta Lynn - Still a Mountain Girl
Country music singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn looks back at her long, extraordinary life.

22:30 Country Queens at the BBC
With Bobbie Gentry, Anne Murray, Emmylou Harris, Tammy Wynette, Crystal Gayle and more. (R)

23:30 Glastonbury 2014, Dolly Parton
The complete set by the undisputed queen of country music from the Pyramid Stage. (R)

00:40 Top of the Pops 18/06/1981
With Linx, Phil Collins, Odyssey, the Specials, Imagination and Smokey Robinson. (R)

01:15 Arena Loretta Lynn - Still a Mountain Girl
Country music singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn looks back at her long, extraordinary life. (R) 

02:45 Country Queens at the BBC
With Bobbie Gentry, Anne Murray, Emmylou Harris, Tammy Wynette, Crystal Gayle and more. (R)

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March 25th - Saluting the ladies, and one in particular; Janis Joplin in a new documentary, so set them digi-boxes.....

19:00 Top of the Pops 16/07/1981
With Spandau Ballet, Saxon, Dexys Midnight Runners, Third World, Kate Bush and Bad Manners (R)

19:30 The Good Old Days 06/01/1977
With Ken Dodd, Beatrice Aston, John Bouchier, Bill Drysdale and Christine Cartwright. (R)

20:15 The Good Old Days 10/02/1977
With Frankie Vaughan, Mike & Bernie Winters, Maryetta Midgley and Zena Millar. (R)

21:00 Janis Joplin: Little Girl Blue
Film bringing to life the paradox of the insecure yet brazen rock star Janis Joplin.
This extraordinary documentary brings to life the paradox of Janis Joplin - both insecure and brazen, with interviews from old band members, unseen audio and video, plus readings from Janis's letters home to her parents. It offers new understanding of a bright, complex woman whose surprising rise and sudden demise changed music forever.

Janis Joplin is one of the most revered singers of all time. She thrilled millions of listeners with her powerful, soulful voice and blazed new creative trails before her death in 1971 at the age of 27. The film includes some of her most iconic performances which embodied the musical and cultural revolution of the 1960s.

Yet her onstage bravado and uninhibited sexual persona hid hurt and insecurity stemming from her childhood in conservative Texas. On relocating to San Francisco and discovering the blues, Janis found an outlet for her loneliness and fell into a community that would embrace and celebrate her talent.


22:30 Girls in Bands at the BBC
Patti Smith, the Go-Go's, Tina Weymouth, Kim Gordon, Au Pairs, Lush, Elastica and Garbage. (R)

23:30 Girl in a Band: Tales from the Rock 'n' Roll Front Line
Going beyond the cliches to discover if it's always been different for the girl in a band. (R)

00:30 Top of the Pops 16/07/1981
With Spandau Ballet, Saxon, Dexys Midnight Runners, Third World, Kate Bush and Bad Manners (R)

01:05 Janis Joplin: Little Girl Blue
Film bringing to life the paradox of the insecure yet brazen rock star Janis Joplin. (R)

02:35 Girls in Bands at the BBC
Patti Smith, the Go-Go's, Tina Weymouth, Kim Gordon, Au Pairs, Lush, Elastica and Garbage. (R)

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Don't know if anyone caught (or has caught; catch-up TV is so confusing....) the week-end's 50 Years of John Williams at the BBC, but this really gave me goose-bumps.

It's a bit "long-haired" classical, but if it doesn't move you, you must be made of stone:-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKvIpv77fdo

How far "out-the-box" is that, to be posting Nana Mouskouri.........?

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1st April - Some repeats that may be worthy of catching up with....


19:30 Top of the Pops 30/07/1981
With Kim Wilde, the Undertones, Duran Duran, Bill Wyman, Stevie Wonder and Spandau Ballet. (R)

20:00 Sir Peter Maxwell Davies: Master and Maverick
Tribute to the composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, with performances and documentary.

21:00 Meat Loaf: In and Out of Hell
Profile of rock star Meat Loaf, featuring interviews, performance and backstage footage. (R)

22:00 Heavy Metal Britannia
Documentary which traces the origins and development of British heavy metal. (R)

23:30 Metal at the BBC
Performances from the BBC archive, including Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath and Judas Priest. (R)

00:00 Top of the Pops 30/07/1981
With Kim Wilde, the Undertones, Duran Duran, Bill Wyman, Stevie Wonder and Spandau Ballet. (R)

00:35 Meat Loaf: In and Out of Hell
Profile of rock star Meat Loaf, featuring interviews, performance and backstage footage. (R)

01:35 Heavy Metal Britannia
Documentary which traces the origins and development of British heavy metal. (R)

03:05 Metal at the BBC
Performances from the BBC archive, including Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath and Judas Priest. (R)

03:35 Sounds of the Sixties Reversions, Swinging Sixties 1
10/15 Herman's Hermits and the Hollies feature in this archive extravaganza. (R)

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April 15th....
Only one item of interest on today's menu; not so much any one band or musical genre, but more a social history thing....

21:00 - The People's History of Pop  (rpt 01:00)

The Birth of the Fan
Episode 1 of 4
Twiggy celebrates the 60s, meeting skiffle musicians, fans of the Shadows, Liverpudlians who frequented the Cavern Club at the height of Merseybeat, Beatles devotees, Ready Steady Go! dancers, mods, lovers of ska, bluebeat and Millie Small, and fans of the Rolling Stones.

Unearthed pop treasures include a recording of John Lennon's first ever recorded performance with his band the Quarrymen.

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April 22nd - A night for any "teddy-boys" still out there; dust off the "brothel-creepers" and grease up the D.A.

21:00 The Everly Brothers: Harmonies from Heaven
Film celebrating the Everly Brothers, arguably the world's greatest ever harmony duo.

22:00 Billy Fury: The Sound of Fury
Profile of British pop singer Billy Fury, who became an overnight sensation in 1958.

23:25 It's Only Rock 'n' Roll: Rock 'n' Roll at the BBC
A celebration of rock 'n' roll in the shape of a compilation of classic artists and songs. (R)

00:25 50s Britannia Trad Jazz Britannia
2/3 Documentary looking at Britain's post-war infatuation with old New Orleans jazz. (R)

01:25 The Everly Brothers: Harmonies from Heaven
Film celebrating the Everly Brothers, arguably the world's greatest ever harmony duo. (R)

02:25 Billy Fury: The Sound of Fury
Profile of British pop singer Billy Fury, who became an overnight sensation in 1958. (R)

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April 29th - After the interest shown on my recent thread on The Hollies, folk my be interested in tonight's documentary about their contemporaries, The Dave Clark Five:-

21:00 The Dave Clark Five and Beyond: Glad All Over
Film telling the story of the Dave Clark Five and how they changed America. (R)

22:55 Big in America: British Hits in the USA
Including Coldplay, a Flock of Seagulls, Bush, Black Sabbath, Supertramp and the Cure. (R)

23:55 Cilla at the BBC
Compilation of Cilla Black's 60s pop star years and moments from her self-titled series. (R)

00:55 The Dave Clark Five and Beyond: Glad All Over
Film telling the story of the Dave Clark Five and how they changed America. (R)

02:50 Big in America: British Hits in the USA
Including Coldplay, a Flock of Seagulls, Bush, Black Sabbath, Supertramp and the Cure. (R)

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6th May - main feature tonight is one for the progsters, so make sure you've loads of dry ice to hand........

21:00 Elton John at the BBC
Elton John's career tracked in archive from performances, interviews and news clips. (R)

22:00 When Pop Went Epic: The Crazy World of the Concept Album
Rick Wakeman presents a documentary exploring the history of the concept album.

It's possibly one of the most denigrated inventions in the history of music; the greatest signifier of rock star pomposity. Indeed, in some quarters, the very mention of it is likely to provoke sniggering derision, conjuring up images of quadruple-gatefold album sleeves, songs that go on for weeks and straggly-haired rockers prattling on about mystical lands, unicorns, goblins and dystopian futures. But - back when people actually took the time to sit down and listen to records from beginning to end - for many, nothing delivered a more rewarding experience than the concept album. And for some, it's still a format that provides rock music with its high watermark moments.

This documentary explores the history of a musical format - usually based around a structured narrative, though sometimes tied together by a loose theme - that developed to become the equivalent of rock 'n' roll theatre, often on an operatic scale. The legendary cape-wearing keyboardmeister Rick Wakeman - himself the creator of several of history's most, ahem, 'elaborate' long players - presents this insightful and playful exploration of the greatest examples of the art form.

From social commentary to collected songs of loneliness, heartache and introspection, from tales of intergalactic rock stars to anthems of isolated youth, the film takes us on a journey - examining the roots of the concept album in its various forms, unpacking some of the most ambitious - and ridiculous - projects of the past fifty years, from Woody Guthrie's Dustbowl Ballads to Tales from Topographic Oceans by Yes; the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds to George Clinton's Mothership Connection; The Wall by Pink Floyd to The Flaming Lips' Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots.

Some of the mavericks who made the maddest and most memorable big ideas happen are here to provide their own perspectives, including Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull); Laura Marling; George Clinton; Wayne Coyne (Flaming Lips); J Willgoose Esq (Public Service Broadcasting); Simon Nicol and Dave Pegg (Fairport Convention); Fish (Marillion); Tony Asher (co-writer of lyrics on Pet Sounds); graphic artists such as Roger Dean (designer of Yes album sleeves) and Aubrey Powell of design partnership Hipgnosis (Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon and Animals, and Genesis's The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway).

23:00 Mike Oldfield: Tubular Bells
A live studio performance from 1974 of Mike Oldfield's composition Tubular Bells. (R)

23:25 The Genius of David Bowie
A selection of some of David Bowie's best performances from the BBC archives. (R)

00:25 When Pop Went Epic: The Crazy World of the Concept Album
Rick Wakeman presents a documentary exploring the history of the concept album. (R)

01:25 Mike Oldfield: Tubular Bells
A live studio performance from 1974 of Mike Oldfield's composition Tubular Bells. (R)

01:50  Tubular Bells: The Mike Oldfield Story
The story behind Mike Oldfield's career and his massive-selling album Tubular Bells. (R)

02:55 Elton John at the BBC
Elton John's career tracked in archive from performances, interviews and news clips. (R)

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May 20th:-

Best of the evening's grabsplatter:-

22:00 - EMI; The Inside Story
One record company has been a constant presence in popular music throughout our lives.

EMI brought the Beatles to the world and in every decade since has been instrumental in producing some of Britain's most celebrated and enduring music.

But behind the success lay a very British institution often at odds with the music it released. It had to come to terms with psychedelia, face punk head on and find huge sums of money to feed the excesses of the 1980s.

Interviews with EMI artists including members of Queen, Pink Floyd, the Sex Pistols and Pet Shop Boys reveal how their demands for more and more control ultimately led to drastic changes at EMI. Former EMI employees share the gossip and goings-on in an industry infamous for its extravagance.

The British music industry is world renowned. It has produced decades of memorable music that has reached all corners of the globe. EMI has always been at the forefront and has left an indelible mark on our culture forever.

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My band is appearing on a BBC TV programme next month and the presenter, a Welsh comedian called Rhod Gilbert, played us, on his BBC radio show, doing one of the songs at a gig in Belfast, last January.  Schedule is being finalised, but there's 4 programmes, 3 on BBC4 & 1 on BBC.  Dates at the moment are 3, 10, 17 & 18 June.

It's a live recording taken straight from the desk with no mixing, so unfortunately my guitar is a bit low in the mix. Apparently it was fine in the club, so hopefully they will fix it before the TV show is broadcast

It was great to be on a playlist between the Rolling Stones and Janis Joplin. 

Not sure if the following iPlayer is available outside of the UK but it's on"

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b079zyzf#play

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June 3rd - Sorry Phil, has a distinct "Country" flavour, but looks like the show John mentions in his post above starts this week:-

19:30 Top of the Pops 26/11/1981
With Kim Wilde, Jets, Toyah, Kool & the Gang, Earth Wind & Fire and Cliff Richard. (R)

20:00 The Good Old Days 08/02/1974
Guests include Roy Castle, Jean Bayless, Peter Wallis and Los Aguenitos. (R)

20:45 Sounds of the Sixties Reversions, 1964-6 The Beat Room
6/15 Featuring vintage performances from Tom Jones, the Kinks and the Moody Blues. (R)

20:55 Pop Go the Sixties Series 2, Procol Harum
Procol Harum's A Whiter Shade of Pale, performed on Top of the Pops in 1967. (R)

21:00 UK's Best Part-Time Band Nations
1/4 Rhod Gilbert and Midge Ure take a road trip across Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

22:00 The Highwaymen: Friends Till the End
Film about an epic quartet comprised of the outlaw country genre's pioneering stars.

22:55 The Highwaymen Live
Concert film of country music's first bona-fide supergroup in New York, March 14 1990.

01:05 Top of the Pops; 26/11/1981
With Kim Wilde, Jets, Toyah, Kool & the Gang, Earth Wind & Fire and Cliff Richard. (R)

01:40 UK's Best Part-Time Band; Nations
1/4 Rhod Gilbert and Midge Ure take a road trip across Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. (R)

02:40 The Highwaymen: Friends Till the End
Film about an epic quartet comprised of the outlaw country genre's pioneering stars. (R)

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BansheeUK wrote:

June 3rd - Sorry Phil, has a distinct "Country" flavour, but looks like the show John mentions in his post above starts this week:-

19:30 Top of the Pops 26/11/1981
With Kim Wilde, Jets, Toyah, Kool & the Gang, Earth Wind & Fire and Cliff Richard. (R)

20:00 The Good Old Days 08/02/1974
Guests include Roy Castle, Jean Bayless, Peter Wallis and Los Aguenitos. (R)

20:45 Sounds of the Sixties Reversions, 1964-6 The Beat Room
6/15 Featuring vintage performances from Tom Jones, the Kinks and the Moody Blues. (R)

20:55 Pop Go the Sixties Series 2, Procol Harum
Procol Harum's A Whiter Shade of Pale, performed on Top of the Pops in 1967. (R)

21:00 UK's Best Part-Time Band Nations
1/4 Rhod Gilbert and Midge Ure take a road trip across Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

22:00 The Highwaymen: Friends Till the End
Film about an epic quartet comprised of the outlaw country genre's pioneering stars.

22:55 The Highwaymen Live
Concert film of country music's first bona-fide supergroup in New York, March 14 1990.

01:05 Top of the Pops; 26/11/1981
With Kim Wilde, Jets, Toyah, Kool & the Gang, Earth Wind & Fire and Cliff Richard. (R)

01:40 UK's Best Part-Time Band; Nations
1/4 Rhod Gilbert and Midge Ure take a road trip across Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. (R)

02:40 The Highwaymen: Friends Till the End
Film about an epic quartet comprised of the outlaw country genre's pioneering stars. (R)

Yes it starts at 9pm on the 3rd.  God knows how good or probably bad they turn us into, but it was a great laugh to do.

Hard work at times with filming all day, but great.

The Celtic bands are featured on the first show.


My R0 on stage   

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June 10th:-

19:30 Top of the Pops 17/12/1981
With Duran Duran, Godley & Creme, the Snowmen, Cliff Richard, Rod Stewart and Status Quo. (R)

20:00 The Good Old Days 26/12/1974
Guests include Edward Woodward, the King's Singers, Sheila Bernette and Wilma Reading. (R)

20:55 Pop Go the Sixties Series 2, Sandie Shaw
Sandie gives an accidentally aloof ice-queen rendering of Long Live Love. (R)

21:00 UK's Best Part-Time Band North
2/4 Rhod Gilbert and Peter Hook take a road trip across northern England and the Midlands.

22:00 When Pop Ruled My Life: The Fans' Story
Journalist Kate Mossman explores the unique relationship between artist and fan. (R)

23:00 Guitar Heroes at the BBC Part I  1/6 Including Carlos Santana, Mark Knopfler, The Edge, Peter Green, John Martyn and Paco Pena. (R)


June 17th,

Only highlight of the night looks to be UK's Best Part-Time Band, episode3 at 9:00pm

Rest of the evening looks to be devoted to Top of The Pops 1982, history of the year, charting the rise of Wham, ABC & Culture Club etc....

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Final of UK's Best Part-time Band is BBC2 Saturday 18th June @ 10pm

Friday 24th June - 20:00 - 21:00 - ZZ Top performing on the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury 2016.

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Definitely one for the diary. big_smile

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O.K. So it's BBC2 and not BBC4; and while it's Tuesday night, it is repeated in an extended format on Friday.

Just thought some folk may like to know that on tonight's Later....With Jools Holland, Jack White is making his solo, acoustic debut, and re-visiting some of his back catalogue. May want to set your digi-boxes etc but don't blame me if you have to wade through a lot of Sting first.......

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