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Re: Friday Night Is Music Night on BBC4 TV

Well after a good night last week - what a treat seeing a flash of Stone The Crows, just a reminder it's Garham Parker & The Rumour and a timely re-showing of Oil City Confidential for tonight. Details above.

Next Friday, March 22nd; bit of a mixture (nearly said mess), BBC closing Television Centre, so music on BBC3 having to schedule round it.

19:30 – 20:30 Madness Live: Goodbye Television Centre
The nutty boys perform One Step Beyond, Baggy Trousers, Our House and many more classics.

20:30 – 22:35 Goodbye Television Centre
Michael Grade and many of the BBC's best-loved faces stroll down memory lane.

22:35 – 23:40 BBC Four Sessions Richard Thompson: Goodbye Television Centre
Guitarist, singer and songwriter Richard Thompson plays a concert filmed in BBC TV Centre.

23:40 – 01:10 The Richest Songs in the World
A countdown of the ten songs which have earned the most money of all time. (R)

01:10 – 02:10 Top of the Pops 1977 - Big Hits
With Heatwave, David Bowie, Rod Stewart, Elvis Costello, the Jacksons and Bob Marley. (R)

02:10 – 03:10 Top of the Pops 1978 - Big Hits
Ian Dury, Elvis Costello, Blondie, Kate Bush, Boney M, Bob Marley, 10cc, ELO and more. (R)

03:10 – 04:00 Top of the Pops: The Story of 1978
How Top of the Pops turned the credibility corner and showed punk and new wave bands. (R)

Looks like one of those evenings to tune into just before you go out, or to chill to when coming back in.

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Yes, seeing Stone the Crows last week had me reaching for my phone to text Duncan. Big Jim Salter was one of my faves. Ah takes you back. What a great group.

Don't forget tonight sees the second instalment of Totally British 70s Rock n Roll with 1975 - 1979. It doesn't compare with '70 - '74, but some of it's worth catching. There are two doses of Graham Parker in this show.

Ars Longa, Vita Brevis

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Wooders wrote:

Yes, seeing Stone the Crows last week had me reaching for my phone to text Duncan. Big Jim Salter was one of my faves. Ah takes you back. What a great group.

Don't forget tonight sees the second instalment of Totally British 70s Rock n Roll with 1975 - 1979. It doesn't compare with '70 - '74, but some of it's worth catching. There are two doses of Graham Parker in this show.

Well, the 2nd instalment was another good watch - apart from Kursaal Flyers - what on Earth was the compiler thinking there? I think the end result was that Nick Lowe ends up being more "connected" than Kevin Bacon, at least as far as 70's "pub rock" went.

Thing that got me though; watching all the bands; some big names, some that soon crashed and burned; that came through on the Old Grey Whistle Test clips, and you think of all the contemporary bands we discuss on this and other forums; it makes a compelling case to re-work and wheel out a TV show of that format and remit on BBC Whatever or ITVinfinity.

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Friday 5th April:-  One for Stones fans......

21:00 – 22:50 Rolling Stones: Crossfire Hurricane
An intimate portrait of the evolution of one of the world's most enduring rock bands. (R)

22:50 – 23:25 TOTP2: Rolling Stones
Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood introduce their greatest hits. (R)

23:25 – 00:25 Forever Young: How Rock 'n' Roll Grew Up
Documentary looking at how rock 'n' roll has had to deal with growing up and growing old. (R)

00:25 – 01:25 Later... with Jools Holland Guitar Heroes
Featuring Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck and Pete Townshend. (R)

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Looks like 'tis the season of recycling programmes, with the re-runs of the Tom Jones shows last week; though Friday 19th April we'll let off as it's another chance to see George Harrison - Living In the Material World

21:00 – 22:35 Arena George Harrison: Living in the Material World, Part 1
1/2 George Harrison's life from his Liverpool beginnings to becoming a world-famous musician. (R)

22:35 – 00:30 Arena George Harrison: Living in the Material World, Part 2
2/2 Part two of Martin Scorsese's portrait of George Harrison looks at his post-Beatles days. (R)

00:30 – 01:55 The Songs of Nick Drake: Way to Blue
Modern day troubadours present their own interpretations of Nick Drake's songs. (R)

01:55 – 02:55 ... Sings the Beatles A journey through the classic and curious Beatles covers in the BBC archives. (R)



Friday 26th April, looks like a re-run of the Easy Listening programmes from last August.

21:00 – 22:30 The Joy of Easy Listening
Documentary telling the story of the easy listening genre from the 50s to the present day. (R)

22:30 – 23:30 Easy Listening Hits at the BBC
With Burt Bacharach, Andy Williams, Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66, the Carpenters and more. (R)

23:30 – 00:30 Kings of 70s Romance
A look the unlikely male pin-ups of the 1970s music scene. (R)

3 programmes then repaeted into the wee hours

Friday 3rd May - One for Elton John Fans.....

21:00 – 22:00 The Making of Elton John: Madman Across the Water
Documentary exploring the life and career of Elton John, from childhood to musical heyday. (R)

22:00 – 23:00 Elton John at the BBC
Elton John's career tracked in archive from performances. (R)

23:00 – 00:00 Duets at the BBC
With Robbie and Kylie, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers, Sonny and Cher and Peaches and Herb. (R)

00:00 – 01:00 How the Brits Rocked America: Go West Stairway to Heaven
2/3 How Led Zeppelin spearheaded a British stadium rock assault on the States in the 70s. (R)



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10th May - well, hope all you cool cats are in a smooth groove for tonight's cool sounds of hot jazz......smokin'....

20:30 - 21:00 Jazz 625 :The Dave Brubeck Quartet
The legendary Dave Brubeck Quartet in a restored and re-edited 1964 programme. (R)

21:00 – 22:00 Queens of Jazz: The Joy and Pain of the Jazz Divas
Documentary celebrating some of the greatest female jazz singers of the 20th century.

22:00 – 23:00 Jazz Divas Gold
Classics from the archives, including performances from Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone.

23:00 – 00:00 Jazz Piano Gold
With Count Basie, Thelonious Monk, Oscar Peterson, Stan Tracey, Duke Ellington and others. (R)

00:00 – 01:00 Arena Sonny Rollins: Beyond the Notes
Documentary about the saxophonist Sonny Rollins, built around his 80th birthday concert. (R)


17th May - Hail! Hail! Rock an' Roll

21:30 - 22:00 50s Britannia Rock 'n' Roll Britannia
1/2 Documentary about British youth's attempts to copy American rock 'n' roll in the late 50s.

22:00 – 23:00 Kings of Rock and Roll
A look back at the 1950s, a decade often seen as having the wildest pop music of all time. (R)

23:00 – 00:30 The Richest Songs in the World
A countdown of the ten songs which have earned the most money of all time. (R)

00:30 – 01:30 50s Britannia Rock 'n' Roll Britannia
1/2 Documentary about British youth's attempts to copy American rock 'n' roll in the late 50s. (R)

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Well, all you trad cats must have been in heaven last week, with all the smooth jazz that came your way, 'cos Auntie Beeb is doing it again next week:-

24th May:-

21:00 – 22:00  50s Britannia Trad Jazz Britannia
2/2 Documentary looking at Britain's post-war infatuation with old New Orleans jazz.
   
22:00 – 22:40 Jazz 625
New Orleans clarinettist George Lewis with Acker Bilk's Paramount Jazz Band. (R)
   
22:40 – 23:40 Smokey Dives
Documentary showing how drab post-war Britain was enlivened by the trad-jazz scene. (R)
   
23:40 – 00:40 Arena Sonny Rollins '74: Rescued!
Newly-discovered film footage of tenor sax legend Sonny Rollins at Ronnie Scott's in 1974. (R)

00:40 – 01:40 Omnibus Ronnie Scott and All That Jazz
Documentary on the London venue opened in 1959 and now the heartbeat of British jazz. (R)

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May 31st - definite upswing in BBC4's programming. An evening dedicated to Otis Redding.

9pm - Otis Redding - Soul Ambassador; Profile during the 1967 UK Tour.

10pm - Otis Redding & Friends - Stax Volt Review 1967

11pm - Classic Soul at The BBC.

12am - 3am - repeat as above.

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Kinda keeping the Soul thing going for June 7th:-

9:00pm - Bobby Womack; Across 110th Street: Life & career documentary.

10:00pm - Ike & Tine Turner, Wilson Pickett & Friends; Live In Ghana 1971: Soul To Soul.

11:00pm - The Doors: Story of L.A. Woman (Tribute showing to Late Ray Manzarek)

12:00am - Respect Yourself: Stax Story

01:55am - 03:55am  Reapeat Bobby Womack & Ike & Tina

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Hmm, baby. Yeah that's right, BBC4's riding that sweet Soul train again. Can you dig it?

June 14th:-

21:00 – 22:00 What's Going On: The Life and Death of Marvin Gaye
The turbulent story of Marvin Gaye, one of the great figures of soul music. (R)
   
22:00 – 23:00 Charles Bradley: Soul of America
Film telling the story of late-flowering 62-year-old soul singer Charles Bradley.

23:00 – 23:50 Barry White at the BBC
Barry White live in concert at the Royal Albert Hall in 1975. (R)
   
23:50 – 00:55 Steve Winwood: English Soul
Profile of Steve Winwood, of the Spencer Davis Group, Traffic and Blind Faith. (R)

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June 21st - Well, a move away from Soul, to some worthy 70s Rock/Blues repeats:-

21:00 – 22:00 Fleetwood Mac: Don't Stop
The story of one of the biggest-selling bands of all time, told in their own words. (R)

22:00 – 23:00 The Ballad of Mott the Hoople
Documentary telling the tale of one of the UK's most cherished rock 'n' roll bands. (R)

23:00 – 00:00  Totally British 70's Rock 'n' Roll 1970-1974
1/2 1970 rock 'n' roll from the likes of Free, Status Quo, the Faces and Humble Pie. (R)

00:00 – 01:00  Guitar Heroes at the BBC Part III
3/6 With Status Quo, The Who, Dire Straits, Lynyrd Skynyrd, George Benson and Link Wray. (R)


June 28th - Looks like the start of coverage from this year's Glastonbury. Don't know yet if coverage continues through the week-end on BBC4, schedules not posted that far in advance, but Friday looks like this, albeit a mixed bag:-

21:05 – 22:05 Glastonbury 2013, Seasick Steve
A performance from the West Holts Stage by US bluesman Seasick Steve.
   
22:05 – 23:05 Disco at the BBC
Featuring Chic, Labelle, Rose Royce, the Village People, Gladys Knight and many more. (R)
   
23:05 – 00:20 Glastonbury 2013, Chic featuring Nile Rodgers
A performance on the West Holts Stage by Chic, led by original member Nile Rodgers.
   
00:20 – 01:20 The Joy of Disco
How the much-derided music genre of disco actually changed the world. (R)
   
01:20 – 02:50 Festivals Britannia
Documentary telling the story of the evolution of the British music festival. (R)

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Not stricktly BBC4, nor Friday night, but with Glastonbury coming up, and the BBC have promised “comprehensive” coverage. I’ve had a look through the schedules, and this is about the best of what they list that may be of interest to the forum:-

Fri 28th:-
BBC3 - 19:00 Jake Bugg
BBC4 - 21:00 Seasick Steve
BBC2 - 23:00 Arctic Monkeys

Sat 29th:-
BBC2 - 22:00 Rolling Stones

Sun 30th
BBC3 - 20:00 Vampire Weekend
BBC2 - 22:00 Mumford & Sons
BBC4 - 22:30 Bonny Womack.

Timings approximate and things will change especially in camera crews get lost, as is usual. Still, no accounting for what may be under the “Red button”. Suppose if you want better coverage, then go to Glasto.

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July 5th

Okay, who rushed out and bought the Wings Rockshow DVD last month? Well you should have saved your money as true to form, so did the BBC and they're showing it:-

9:00pm - Paul McCartney & Wings: Rockshow
               Band performance from 1976 Kingdone, Seattle; Wings Over America Tour.

10:00pm - Wings Over The World
                 Footage from the 1975/76 tour

11:15pm - The Beatles' Please Please Me; Remaking a Classic
              Contemporary artists re-create the recording of the band's first album (R)

12:10am - Sings The Beatles (R)

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Enjoy your McCartney this week.

Next week - July12th, there's a bit of a choice; as well as the usual crop of programmes on BBC4, BBC3 are showing broadcasts from the T In The Park festival and BBC2 are running along with the first night of the Proms for all you culture-vultures.

BBC2
8:00 - 10:30: First Night Of The Proms
Vaughn Williams, Benjamin Britten, Paganini variations by Rachmaninov & Lutoslawski - conducted by Sakari Oramo

BBC3
9:30 -10:00: Jake Bugg & Emeli Sande
Coverage of opening acts from T In The Park 2013

10:00 - 12:10: Mumford & Sons + Chase & Status
Coverage of the evenings headliners from T.

BBC4
9:00 - 10:30: When Albums Rules The World
Exploring the hayday of LPs from mid-1960s to the late 70s (R)

10:30 - 11:30: The Joy Of The Single
Celebration of stories associated with the single. (R)

11:30 - 01:00: The Richest Songs In The World
10 songs that have earned the most money of all time (R)


Never let it be said that this forum doesn't cater for ALL tastes.

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Hmm - slipped a bit here. Never mind here's tonight's (Aug 2nd) schedule and a peek at next Friday's (Aug 9th) listings on BBC4. is it just me, or a very "Cropredy" feel over the next 2 Fridays? I have noticed recently that they seem to re-run on the following Sunday.

Aug 2nd:-

21:10 Fairport Convention: Who Knows Where the Time Goes?
Documentary following the enduring English folk-rock pioneers Fairport Convention. (R)

22:10 Fairport Convention: 45th Anniversary Concert
The legendary folk-rock outfit Fairport Convention at the Union Chapel in London. (R)

23:15 Later... Folk America
Includes Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Norah Jones, Odetta and Emmylou Harris. (R)

00:15 Come Clog Dancing: Treasures of English Folk Dance
Charles Hazlewood plans to stage a mass flashmob clog dance in Newcastle city centre. (R)

01:15  Fairport Convention: Who Knows Where the Time Goes?
Documentary following the enduring English folk-rock pioneers Fairport Convention. (R) 

02:15 Fairport Convention: 45th Anniversary Concert
The legendary folk-rock outfit Fairport Convention at the Union Chapel in London. (R)

Aug 9th

20:45 Pop Go the Sixties Series 1, The Kinks, The Shadows, The Tremeloes, The Who
60s hits by The Who, The Kinks, The Shadows and The Tremeloes. (R)

21:00 History of the Eagles; Episodes 1 and 2
Documentary which explores the evolution and enduring popularity of the Eagles. (R)

00:05 In Concert: The Eagles
Footage of Californian country rockers The Eagles from 1973, including classic hits. (R)

00:30 The Old Grey Whistle Test: California Comes to the Whistle Test
A compilation of BBC performances by artists who lived in California in the 1970s. (R)

01:30 Folk at the BBC: The 50s/60s
1/2 A compilation of folk performances from the 1950s and 60s. (R)

02:30 Folk at the BBC: The 60s/70s
2/2 Featuring Donovan, Richard Thompson, Pentangle, Sandy Denny and Alan Whicker. (R)

Enjoy - normal service will resume in September

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Wow - been a while since there was anything coming on worth reporting. So how do you folks feel about some Elton John?

Friday 4th Oct

21:00 Elton John in Concert 2013
Elton performs classics such as Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Rocket Man and Your Song.

22:00 The Making of Elton John: Madman Across the Water
Documentary exploring the life and career of Elton John, from childhood to musical heyday. (R)

23:00 Elton John at the BBC
Elton John's career tracked in archive from performances. (R)

00:00 Big in America: British Hits in the USA
Including Coldplay, A Flock of Seagulls, Bush, Black Sabbath, Supertramp and the Cure. (R)

01:00 Elton John in Concert 2013
Elton performs classics such as Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Rocket Man and Your Song. (R)

02:00 The Making of Elton John: Madman Across the Water
Documentary exploring the life and career of Elton John, from childhood to musical heyday. (R)

Or, for Prog lovers, a night with Mike Oldfield the following week:-

Fri Oct 11th

21:00 Tubular Bells: The Mike Oldfield Story
The story behind Mike Oldfield's career and his massive-selling album Tubular Bells.

22:00 Mike Oldfield: Tubular Bells
A live studio performance from 1974 of Mike Oldfield's composition Tubular Bells. (R)

22:25 Synth Britannia
How a group of post-punk musicians took the synthesiser to the centre of the pop stage. (R)

23:55 Synth Britannia at the BBC
A 1970s/80s journey through the BBC's synthpop archives from Roxy Music to New Order. (R)

00:55 Tubular Bells: The Mike Oldfield Story
The story behind Mike Oldfield's career and his massive-selling album Tubular Bells. (R)

01:55
Mike Oldfield: Tubular Bells
A live studio performance from 1974 of Mike Oldfield's composition Tubular Bells. (R)

02:20Synth Britannia
How a group of post-punk musicians took the synthesiser to the centre of the pop stage. (R)

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Can I also reccomend the programme on before Elton John. It's called Transatlantic Sessions and stars the likes of Aly Bain, Jerry Douglas and Mary Chapin Carpenter.

Well worth a look if you have time

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Nice old costume from Banshee. I had forgotten that particular monster with research an Alpha Centauran I think. There are hundreds to choose from. Looking forward to November for the big episode. big_smile

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