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SATURDAY 18 APRIL 2009

SAT 19:00 Jim Clark: The Quiet Champion (b00jw9cw)
A comprehensive, entertaining and moving portrait of Jim Clark, one of the most talented and intriguing characters of the 1960s. From unlikely beginnings on a farm in Scotland, the introverted and media-shy Clark emerged to become the most successful racing driver of his time, and forged a reputation as one of the all-time great heroes of motor sport.

Using previously unseen archive footage, testimonials from friends, family and former colleagues, the film tells the extraordinary but tragic story of an enigmatic racing legend.


SAT 20:00 Legends (b0074s41)
The Charlie Parker Story

Hugh Quarshie narrates the story of one of the greatest jazz saxophonists of all time. Charlie Parker was a pioneer of the postwar bebop school which changed the face of jazz forever, before his tragic death at the age of 34. Contributors include Jimmy Heath, James Moody, Peter King, Slide Hampton, Phil Woods and Mitch Miller.


SAT 21:00 Let's Get Lost (b00jzhdr)
Whether in his golden youth or premature old age, legendary jazz trumpeter Chet Baker's musical virtuosity always shone through.

In this frank and revealing documentary made a year before his death, interviews, recording sessions, archive footage and home movies are used by director Bruce Weber to show a man ravaged by his long involvement with drugs.


SAT 23:00 Storyville (b00jwcr6)
The Jazz Baroness

Documentary, made by her great niece, about the British Jewish baroness who fell in love with the jazz genius Thelonious Monk.

Pannonica Rothschild was born with everything, got married and had five children, but one track by a man she had never met inspired her to leave and start a new life in America.

Helen Mirren is the voice of 'Nica', while Sonny Rollins, TS Monk Jr, the Duchess of Devonshire, Quincy Jones, Lord Rothschild, Roy Haynes, Chico Hamilton and others appear as themselves.


SAT 00:25 imagine... (b007c77j)
Summer 2004

Saint John Coltrane

On the 40th anniversary of his most famous record, A Love Supreme, Alan Yentob examines the legend of jazz saxophonist John Coltrane whose obsession with music is matched by an equally obsessive following all over the world.


SAT 01:10 Jim Clark: The Quiet Champion (b00jw9cw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 today]


SAT 02:10 Storyville (b00jwcr6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 today]


SAT 03:35 Legends (b0074s41)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:00 today]



SUNDAY 19 APRIL 2009

SUN 19:00 Cranford (b008d35d)
Series 1

August 1842

Classic drama. The past returns to haunt the present. A visitor brings joy and hope to Jessie Brown. Mr Carter oversees preparations for Lady Ludlow's garden party. Miss Matty is very shaken when she unexpectedly meets someone from her past. Caroline Tomkinson is determined to attract the attention of Dr Harrison, but she could have competition from young beauty Sophy Hutton.


SUN 20:00 Mud, Sweat and Tractors: The Story of Agriculture (b00jwcb1)
Milk

Documentary series looking at the history of 20th-century farming in Britain opens by focusing on milk.

In the early years of the century, 150,000 dairy farmers milked by hand and sold milk door to door. By the end of the century, the 15,000 that were left were breeding cows that increased yields by 400 per cent and milk was sold through supermarkets.

This episode features the home movies and stories of two dairy farmers who survived to tell the story of how and why the revolution happened.


SUN 21:00 Play For Today (b00jzj72)
Series 6

Nuts in May

Director Mike Leigh’s iconic tale of camping holidays and all the hazards involved. Their Morris packed to the gills, the punctilious Keith and the more spontaneous Candice-Marie arrive at a Dorset campground for ten nights of idyllic bliss.

It starts off pretty perfect; it's peaceful, they go sightseeing, eat vegetarian food and go in search of raw milk. Then a fellow with a loud radio pitches his tent near theirs. Things get worse when a couple arrive on a motorcycle, make noisy love in their tent and start an illegal campfire.

Will Keith and Candice-Marie find a peaceful corner or are they doomed to brawl with the noisy and unwashed? (1976)


SUN 22:20 Mark Lawson Talks To... (b00jzj74)
Mike Leigh

British film director Mike Leigh talks to Mark Lawson about his life and career.

Leigh talks about his upbringing in Salford, where his father was a doctor, and his early foray into acting with the local Jewish youth group. After a scholarship to Rada, Leigh did occasionally act, but always wanted to write and direct, and discusses his plays for both stage and television and his films. He talks at length about the collaborative creative process with his actors to build characters and why he doesn't want to work with Hollywood stars, but wouldn't mind a bigger budget.


SUN 23:20 Newswipe (b00jwcb3)
Series 1

Episode 4

Charlie Brooker sets his satirical sights on news and current affairs, taking a look at how graphics have morphed over the years from modest explaining devices to shouty, scary, video game-style extravaganzas.

Brooker also charts the way the media handled both the politics and the protests of the G20 summit in London, while Ben Goldacre, author of Bad Science, vents his anger over its coverage of science stories.


SUN 23:50 All About Abigail's Party (b008569h)
To celebrate its 30th anniversary, a documentary which tells the story of how one of our best-loved plays came into being and explores its enduring appeal.

With interviews with writer Mike Leigh and the cast including Alison Steadman, Janine Duvitski, John Salthouse and Tim Stern, it features the hidden stories behind the play - from the inspiration for the character of Beverly to the suburban houses which influenced the set design – and the reason Mike Leigh can't watch the play today.


SUN 00:50 Mud, Sweat and Tractors: The Story of Agriculture (b00jwcb1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:00 today]


SUN 01:50 Mark Lawson Talks To... (b00jzj74)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:20 today]


SUN 02:50 Mud, Sweat and Tractors: The Story of Agriculture (b00jwcb1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:00 today]



MONDAY 20 APRIL 2009

MON 19:00 World News Today (b00jzjhs)
The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective.


MON 19:30 Railway Walks with Julia Bradbury (b00f80z6)
Harbouring History

The backstreets of Weymouth seem an unlikely spot to explore railway history, but Julia discovers there was once a short railway that ran south from Weymouth and across the unique coastal features of Chesil Beach and Portland. The walk is the ideal platform for learning about the history of Portland Harbour and the tied isle's most famous export, Portland stone.


MON 20:00 Dorset Days: A Year in the Life of Longhorn Jim (b00jyzkq)
Documentary about Falklands War veteran and ex-firefighter Jim Armstrong, who is now a farmer in Dorset.

The film follows Jim through 2007 as he helps to raise a herd of traditional Longhorn cattle and his own flock of sheep. Sad echoes of his war experiences 25 years earlier resurface at times, but they never dent his optimistic spirit or his delight in selling meat locally and spending his days in the great Dorset outdoors.


MON 21:00 The Weather (b00jw9z6)
Snow

Documentary series about the weather. This episode looks at snow, that most fleeting and beautiful of elements which endlessly fascinates us.

Using rare footage, we journey into the microscopically small world of the snow crystal, finding out how a snowflake forms and why it is always six-sided.

The science of snow tests British Rail's claim that the snow that crippled their rolling stock in 1991 really was the 'wrong type of snow', and explains how, thanks to a scientific discovery, a British company became the world's leading producer of snow.


MON 22:00 Spiral (b0074spt)
Series 1

Episode 7

French crime thriller series. Pierre Clemente finally resolves to have friend Benoit Faye arrested in connection with the Andrescu case, unwittingly putting Benoit's life in danger. Meanwhile, lawyer Josephine Karlsson is called in to defend a young man accused of rape, while blackmailed Gilout is compromised.


MON 22:50 Spiral (b0074sqc)
Series 1

Episode 8

French crime thriller series. With Benoit Faye in intensive care following an assassination attempt, the prosecution in the Andrescu case has lost its main witness. The shady events leading up to the double murder of the Andrescu sisters are reconstructed through Benoit's memories - from his relationship with beautiful Elina to the involvement of debauched ministerial advisor Arnaud Laborde.


MON 23:40 Comment J'ai Tue Mon Pere (b0074t8r)
French drama about the return of a long-disappeared father to the family home, and the discord that arises from his observations of what he finds. With his father entering his world again Jean-Luc, a successful doctor, is forced to face his own life story and also to learn how to forget and forgive.


MON 01:15 The Weather (b00jw9z6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]


MON 02:15 Dorset Days: A Year in the Life of Longhorn Jim (b00jyzkq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:00 today]


MON 03:15 Railway Walks with Julia Bradbury (b00f80z6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:30 today]



TUESDAY 21 APRIL 2009

TUE 19:00 World News Today (b00jzjmn)
The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective.


TUE 19:30 Landscape Mysteries (b0074rh5)
In Search of Irish Gold

Undertaking the first of eight quests across the British Isles, Professor Aubrey Manning seeks clues to uncover a lost Irish Eldorado. Spectacular hoards of gold objects show Bronze Age people in Ireland had access to large amounts of the precious metal. But where did these preshistoric metalworkers find it? Could dramatic changes in the landscape over time provide the key to the success of these ancient prospectors?


TUE 20:00 Ian Hislop's Scouting for Boys (b007hfx3)
Robert Baden-Powell's handbook Scouting for Boys, written in 1908, may be largely forgotten today, but it is one of the most influential and best-selling books of all time. In the 20th century, only the Bible, the Koran and the Thoughts of Chairman Mao sold more. But they had fewer jokes, no pictures and were useless at important stuff like tying knots.

In this entertaining and affectionate film, Ian Hislop uncovers the story behind the book which kick-started the Scout Movement - a work which is very eccentric, very Edwardian and very British.

Ian discovers that the book is actually very radical and addresses all sorts of issues that we think of as modern, such as citizenship, disaffected youth and social responsibility. He explores the maverick brilliance of Baden-Powell, a national celebrity after his heroism in the Boer War, and considers the book's candid focus on health and wellbeing - from the importance of what Baden-Powell called a 'daily rear' to his infamous warning on the dangers of masturbation.

Contributors include his grandson Lord Baden-Powell, minister for culture and former cub scout David Lammy, biographer Tim Jeal and Elleke Boehmer, editor of the re-issue of the original Scouting for Boys.


TUE 21:00 Marcus Brigstocke's Trophy People (b0074tbq)
Series 1

Debating

Comedian Marcus Brigstocke attends the World Youth Debating Championship in Cardiff, with the four talented youngsters from Team England the favourites to win. He wants to know if they are normal teenagers and if debating can be fun, especially when done under pressure to win.


TUE 21:30 I've Never Seen Star Wars (b00jwck4)
Series 1

Nigel Havers

Marcus Brigstocke hosts a chat show in which he invites his guest Nigel Havers to step out of his comfort zone and try some new experiences for the first time.


TUE 22:00 Mad Men (b00jzjmq)
Series 2

The Jet Set

Drama series which takes an unflinching look at the world of advertising in 1960s New York.

Don takes a business trip to Los Angeles, where he has some 'Joy'. Peggy's in the mood for an office romance and Duck contemplates the future at Sterling Cooper. Roger looks to make a radical change to his life.


TUE 22:45 The Thick of It (b007rv87)
Special: The Rise of the Nutters

Special double-length episode of the award-winning political comedy. It's the end of the Christmas recess, and peace and goodwill should reign in Westminster. But something goes terribly wrong on Newsnight and everything begins to unravel. Can Malcolm Tucker survive as the PM's enemies in government and the opposition bid for power?


TUE 23:45 Citizen Smith (b008py02)
Hartlepool

Publisher Michael Smith takes on the guise of a contemporary Citizen Smith, scouring England in search of a modern day definition of nationality. Beginning in his home town of Hartlepool, he encounters Andy Capp, the Monkey mascot mayor, Tory developers and the next generation of local voices, combining his skill for a sweet turn of phrase with a disarming conversational style that forgoes the sledgehammer whilst very definitely cracking the nut.


TUE 00:15 Citizen Smith (b008s9l8)
London

Writer Michael Smith takes on the guise of a contemporary Citizen Smith, scouring England in search of a modern day definition of nationality. He hits the working waterways and dark satanic malls of the Thames Estuary, uncovers the shocking existence of 'food deserts' in the shadow of Europe's largest shopping centre and catches the proverbial worm on the early shift at Billingsgate fish market, as English traders grudgingly rub shoulders with an increasingly-powerful immigrant clientele.


TUE 00:45 Citizen Smith (b008vs26)
Members

Writer Michael Smith takes on the guise of a contemporary Citizen Smith, scouring England in search of a modern day definition of nationality. He investigates what it takes to become a member of the nation's rich assortment of private clubs and ends up banging his head on the glass ceiling, voicing the frustrations most have felt when stuck outside somewhere nice. The Colony Rooms, The Athenaeum, the Dangerous Sports Club and the arrival hall at Heathrow all feature.


TUE 01:15 Citizen Smith (b008x3yx)
Religion

Writer Michael Smith takes on the guise of a contemporary Citizen Smith, scouring England in search of a modern day definition of nationality. He weighs up the relative appeal of traditional religions versus a nation in thrall to the gods of Ikea and mass consumerism. Gospel churches, mass evangelical gatherings and even the witches and warlocks of middle England come under his scrutiny, as he witnesses a hilltop stand off between pagans and morris dancers at a sunrise celebration.


TUE 01:45 Citizen Smith (b008yvz2)
Mavericks

Writer Michael Smith takes on the guise of a contemporary Citizen Smith, scouring the country in search of a modern day definition of nationality. He celebrates the quintessentially English mavericks who feel at liberty to buck the system by doing it themselves and doing it their way. Richard Wilson, the Rubbish Men, Colin Pillinger and his Beagle mission to Mars are all considered worthy, as Smith flies the flag for the only country in the world that uses the word eccentric as a compliment.


TUE 02:15 Citizen Smith (b0090b8b)
Corby

Writer Michael Smith takes on the guise of a contemporary Citizen Smith, scouring the country in search of a modern day definition of nationality. In the final part, Smith attacks the English lack of national pride. After viewing a pitiful turnout for St George's Day celebrations at Trafalgar Square, he travels to Corby in Northamptonshire, a town flooded by Scottish steel workers in the 1970s. He compares the Scots who he believes still define themselves by national identity to his English countrymen who do not.


TUE 02:45 I've Never Seen Star Wars (b00jwck4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:30 today]


TUE 03:15 The Thick of It (b007rv87)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:45 today]



WEDNESDAY 22 APRIL 2009

WED 19:00 World News Today (b00jzjs2)
The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective.


WED 19:30 Wainwright Walks: Coast to Coast (b00jwck2)
The Heart of the Lakes

Julia Bradbury follows in the footsteps of legendary guidebook writer Alfred Wainwright by walking across the whole of northern England from the west to the east coast.

This was Wainwright's last great venture and has become his greatest legacy - a beautifully simple proposition, linking three national parks that lie between the Irish and the North Sea.

36 years after its creation, Julia is off through sunshine, wind and rain, to cross the changing landscape, understand the history and meet the people that make up almost 200 miles of northern England.

Over three mountain ranges and across three valleys, the second stage of Julia's journey is a grand traverse of Wainwright's much-loved Lake District. Having shrugged off the rain, Julia ends with the epic 17-mile final day in the Lakes, including the length of Haweswater and the highest peak on the entire walk.


WED 20:00 Victorian Farm (b00gstnk)
Episode 2

Historical observational documentary series following a team who live the life of Victorian farmers for a year. Wearing period clothes and using only the materials that would have been available in 1885, historian Ruth Goodman and archaeologists Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn are going back in time to relive the day-to-day life of the Victorian farmer.

The project is based on the Acton Scott estate in Shropshire - a world frozen in time, lost in Victorian rural England. Its buildings and grounds are cluttered with antique tools and machinery collected by the Acton family who have lived on the estate since the 12th century.

Working for a full calendar year, Ruth, Alex and Peter rediscover a lost world of skills, crafts and knowledge, assisted by an ever-dwindling band of experts who keep Victorian rural practices alive. Each month and season brings pressing priorities, from tending to livestock and repairing buildings to raising crops, preparing food and crafting furniture and tools. Can they make a success of farming the Victorian way?

As autumn ends, winter-proofing begins in earnest - essential work if the livestock and crops are to make it through the cold and frost. The team stock up on animal feed using a host of Victorian machinery. Peter faces his biggest challenge so far - building pigsties. Ruth tackles the laundry, a gruelling four-day process that Victorians tackled weekly. The ram arrives on the farm - ensuring he gets the ewes pregnant is essential if they are to produce lambs in the spring. The team take delivery of a Shire horse and Alex learns to drive him. And there is a traditional Victorian Christmas to look forward to, including decorations, cookery and church carols. They celebrate Christmas Day with friends they have made over the past four months.


WED 21:00 Mud, Sweat and Tractors: The Story of Agriculture (b00jzjs4)
Fruit and Veg

A look at the changes in the way fruit and veg was grown, picked and sold, told through three of the staples in the British landscape - apples, strawberries and tomatoes.

Home movies and archive footage reveal the extent of the revolution in how the fruit was picked and the impact supermarkets had on the fortunes of the small- and medium-sized growers.


WED 22:00 Wainwright Walks: Coast to Coast (b00jwck2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:30 today]


WED 22:30 Newswipe (b00jzjs6)
Series 1

Episode 5

Charlie Brooker sets his satirical sights on news and current affairs.


WED 23:00 I've Never Seen Star Wars (b00jwck4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:30 on Tuesday]


WED 23:30 Pop Britannia (b008ptkd)
Two Tribes

Three-part documentary series telling the story of popular music and its place in British culture since the 1950s. This last part looks at the constant struggle between the forces of art and commerce. In the early 80s, punk-inspired art students such as The Human League and ABC took British pop to the top of the world's charts, but from the late 80s onwards, dynasties of star-makers such as Stock Aitken and Waterman have tried to mould British pop into a highly-profitable production line.


WED 00:30 Pop on Trial (b008ptfj)
1970s

Stuart Maconie puts pop in the dock to decide which has been the most influential musical decade. Pete Shelley of the Buzzcocks, Gaz Coombes of Supergrass and David Quantick make the case for the 1970s, the decade of glam, funk, punk and disco.


WED 01:30 Batman (b008096z)
Series 1

The Joker is Wild

60s superhero series. Batman and Robin are nearly undone by the Joker when he fashions his own fiendish Utility Belt.


WED 01:55 Batman (b008098r)
Series 1

Batman is Riled

Fantasy adventure series. Batman and Robin are nearly undone by the Joker when he fashions a fiendish gas.


WED 02:20 Mad Men (b009wxc0)
Series 1

Red in the Face

Drama series which takes an unflinching look at the world of advertising in 1960s New York. When Roger and Don hit the town together, Roger's behaviour puts a strain on their relationship.


WED 03:10 Mad Men (b00b09hw)
Series 1

The Hobo Code

Drama series set in the world of advertising in 1960s New York. Peggy and Peter get intimate in the office. Salvatore is in demand by both sexes. Don has a flashback to his youth where a hobo comes to his house looking for food and work and reveals the legendary 'hobo code'.



THURSDAY 23 APRIL 2009

THU 19:00 World News Today (b00jzjw2)
The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective.


THU 19:40 The New Avengers (b00k21gl)
Series 2

The Trap

Seventies action drama series. Steed, Purdey and Gambit incur the wrath of a Chinese drug baron when they foil a ten-million-pound exchange. Lured to a deserted airfield, the trio find themselves aboard a pilotless plane.


THU 20:30 Wainwright Walks: Coast to Coast (b00jzjyq)
Eden and the Pennines

Julia Bradbury follows in the footsteps of legendary guidebook writer Alfred Wainwright by walking across the whole of northern England from the west to the east coast.

This was Wainwright's last great venture and has become his greatest legacy - a beautifully simple proposition, linking three national parks that lie between the Irish and the North Sea.

36 years after its creation, Julia is off, through sunshine, wind and rain to cross the changing landscape, understand the history and meet the people that make up almost 200 miles of northern England.

Julia sets off across the Eden Valley, a sparse land today but full of signs of ancient and uncertain human habitation. Kirkby Stephen is the one bustling modern outpost on this section, the launchpad for Julia's climb up and over the Pennines. The spine of England is a landmark on the walk, but during the wettest autumn in memory it is a major, boggy challenge.


THU 21:00 Who Killed the Honey Bee? (b00jzjys)
Bees are dying in their millions. It is an ecological crisis that threatens to bring global agriculture to a standstill. Introduced by Martha Kearney, this documentary explores the reasons behind the decline of bee colonies across the globe, investigating what might be at the root of this devastation.

Honey bees are the number one insect pollinator on the planet, responsible for the production of over 90 crops. Apples, berries, cucumbers, nuts, cabbages and even cotton will struggle to be produced if bee colonies continue to decline at the current rate. Empty hives have been reported from as far afield as Taipei and Tennessee. In England, the matter has caused beekeepers to march on Parliament to call on the government to fund research into what they say is potentially a bigger threat to humanity than the current financial crisis.

Investigating the problem from a global perspective, the programme makers travel from the farm belt of California to the flatlands of East Anglia to the outback of Australia. They talk to the beekeepers whose livelihoods are threatened by colony collapse disorder, the scientists entrusted with solving the problem, and the Australian beekeepers who are making a fortune replacing the planet's dying bees. They also look at some of the possible reasons for the declining numbers - is it down to a bee plague, pesticides, malnutrition? Or is the answer something even more frightening?


THU 22:00 Crooked House (b00gf5sy)
The Knocker

When schoolteacher Ben unearths an old door knocker in the garden of his new home, the curator suggests it may come from the now-demolished house, reputed to be haunted. Ben prompts the curator to tell him two stories about the house's past.

Back in the present day, commitment-shy Ben begins to discover that, though demolished, Geap Manor casts a long shadow. Having recently left his girlfriend Hannah for a life of excitement over cosy domesticity, he is excited by the curator's stories and screws the ancient door knocker to his new front door. However, he soon finds himself getting more excitement than he bargained for as the past begins to intrude rudely with a loud knock at the door in the night and a terrifying journey into Geap Manor's bloody past.


THU 22:30 I've Never Seen Star Wars (b00k21gn)
Series 1

David Davis

Marcus Brigstocke invites his guest, politician David Davis, to try some new cultural experiences for the first time.


THU 23:00 Newswipe (b00jzjs6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:30 on Wednesday]


THU 23:30 Who Killed the Honey Bee? (b00jzjys)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]


THU 00:30 I've Never Seen Star Wars (b00k21gn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:30 today]


THU 01:00 Newswipe (b00jzjs6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Crooked House (b00gf5sy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:00 today]


THU 02:00 Wainwright Walks: Coast to Coast (b00jzjyq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:30 today]


THU 02:30 The New Avengers (b00k2sf2)
Series 2

The Trap

Seventies action drama series. Steed, Purdey and Gambit incur the wrath of a Chinese drug baron when they foil a ten-million-pound exchange. Lured to a deserted airfield, the trio find themselves aboard a pilotless plane.


THU 03:25 Crooked House (b00gf5sy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:00 today]



FRIDAY 24 APRIL 2009

FRI 19:00 World News Today (b00jzk86)
The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective.


FRI 19:30 Spartacus (b00jzk88)
The Bolshoi Ballet perform their signature work Spartacus, staged in Paris in January 2008 and featuring the Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta in the title role. This epic work by Khatchaturian tells the story of the gladiator-slave who became the leader of an unsuccessful slave uprising against the Roman Republic.


FRI 21:50 imagine... (b007c3hv)
Summer 2003

Carlos Acosta: The Reluctant Ballet Dancer

Alan Yentob tells the inspirational story of Carlos Acosta, the gifted dancer who made the leap from the backstreets of Havana to become the first black principal dancer at the Royal Ballet.

The film follows Acosta over six months as he embarks on the biggest challenge of his life - producing and choreographing his own show based on his upbringing in Cuba.


FRI 22:30 BBC Four Sessions (b00jzk8b)
Marianne Faithfull

1960's It Girl-turned-arthouse singer, Marianne Faithfull, exudes charm in a performance in front of an intimate audience of friends and fans at LSO St Luke's in east London.

A great band accompany her on an eclectic mix of songs from her critically-acclaimed covers album Easy Come Easy Go, including The Decemberists' The Crane Wife 3, Morrissey's Dear God, Please Help Me, Dolly Parton's Down From Dover and Randy Newman's chilling In Germany Before the War.

There are also dips into the past, with her first ever live performance of the original 1960s arrangement of As Tears Go By, plus the early Jagger-Richards song Sister Morphine.


FRI 23:30 Mad Men (b00jzjmq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:00 on Tuesday]


FRI 00:20 The New Avengers (b00k21gl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:40 on Thursday]


FRI 01:10 Mark Lawson Talks To... (b00jzj74)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:20 on Sunday]


FRI 02:10 All About Abigail's Party (b008569h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:50 on Sunday]


FRI 03:10 BBC Four Sessions (b00jzk8b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:30 today]




LIST OF THIS WEEK'S PROGRAMMES
(Note: the times link back to the details; the pids link to the BBC page, including iPlayer)

All About Abigail's Party 23:50 SUN (b008569h)

All About Abigail's Party 02:10 FRI (b008569h)

BBC Four Sessions 22:30 FRI (b00jzk8b)

BBC Four Sessions 03:10 FRI (b00jzk8b)

Batman 01:30 WED (b008096z)

Batman 01:55 WED (b008098r)

Citizen Smith 23:45 TUE (b008py02)

Citizen Smith 00:15 TUE (b008s9l8)

Citizen Smith 00:45 TUE (b008vs26)

Citizen Smith 01:15 TUE (b008x3yx)

Citizen Smith 01:45 TUE (b008yvz2)

Citizen Smith 02:15 TUE (b0090b8b)

Comment J'ai Tue Mon Pere 23:40 MON (b0074t8r)

Cranford 19:00 SUN (b008d35d)

Crooked House 22:00 THU (b00gf5sy)

Crooked House 01:30 THU (b00gf5sy)

Crooked House 03:25 THU (b00gf5sy)

Dorset Days: A Year in the Life of Longhorn Jim 20:00 MON (b00jyzkq)

Dorset Days: A Year in the Life of Longhorn Jim 02:15 MON (b00jyzkq)

I've Never Seen Star Wars 21:30 TUE (b00jwck4)

I've Never Seen Star Wars 02:45 TUE (b00jwck4)

I've Never Seen Star Wars 23:00 WED (b00jwck4)

I've Never Seen Star Wars 22:30 THU (b00k21gn)

I've Never Seen Star Wars 00:30 THU (b00k21gn)

Ian Hislop's Scouting for Boys 20:00 TUE (b007hfx3)

Jim Clark: The Quiet Champion 19:00 SAT (b00jw9cw)

Jim Clark: The Quiet Champion 01:10 SAT (b00jw9cw)

Landscape Mysteries 19:30 TUE (b0074rh5)

Legends 20:00 SAT (b0074s41)

Legends 03:35 SAT (b0074s41)

Let's Get Lost 21:00 SAT (b00jzhdr)

Mad Men 22:00 TUE (b00jzjmq)

Mad Men 02:20 WED (b009wxc0)

Mad Men 03:10 WED (b00b09hw)

Mad Men 23:30 FRI (b00jzjmq)

Marcus Brigstocke's Trophy People 21:00 TUE (b0074tbq)

Mark Lawson Talks To... 22:20 SUN (b00jzj74)

Mark Lawson Talks To... 01:50 SUN (b00jzj74)

Mark Lawson Talks To... 01:10 FRI (b00jzj74)

Mud, Sweat and Tractors: The Story of Agriculture 20:00 SUN (b00jwcb1)

Mud, Sweat and Tractors: The Story of Agriculture 00:50 SUN (b00jwcb1)

Mud, Sweat and Tractors: The Story of Agriculture 02:50 SUN (b00jwcb1)

Mud, Sweat and Tractors: The Story of Agriculture 21:00 WED (b00jzjs4)

Newswipe 23:20 SUN (b00jwcb3)

Newswipe 22:30 WED (b00jzjs6)

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