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SATURDAY 31 OCTOBER 2009

SAT 19:00 Art Deco Icons (b00npm4g)
London Transport

David Heathcote explores the dramatic 1930s London Transport HQ in St James's, London. When it was built in the1930s, it was the highest skyscraper in London. Heathcote goes behind the scenes and uncovers the story of a building so controversial that Frank Pick, who commissioned it, offered to resign from the London Underground Company, because there were so many complaints about its ambitious design.

The HQ became the nerve centre for an Art Deco transformation of the underground which remains today. David Heathcote ventures out on the Piccadilly Line to Southgate to investigate. For many, it is just the scene of a crowded journey to work, but Heathcote discovers a perfect example of a co-ordinated Deco look. The sleek tube station uses streamlined features, soft uplighting and chrome to create a glamorous overall effect. It may be lost on the commuters on their way to work, but for Heathcote it is a moment to stand back and enjoy the marvel that was Art Deco.


SAT 19:30 The Scarlet Pimpernel (b007bh2c)
Series 1

Valentine Gautier

Second of three feature-length dramas based on the character created by Baroness Orczy. The Pimpernel is called upon to track down Helene, the daughter of the Marquis de Rochambeau. However, Chauvelin is also looking for her, and so is Gabrielle Damiens, the head of the local revolutionary regime. Sooner or later, their paths are bound to cross.


SAT 21:00 Arena (b0078vwp)
Francis Bacon's Arena

Since his death in 1992, Arena is the only broadcaster to be granted exclusive permission by the Estate of Francis Bacon to make a film about his life. Bacon's paintings are some of the most vivid, haunting and ferocious in art history, and his life was as outrageous as his art. The film is saturated with Bacon's forceful presence, his imperious and seductive voice - a testament to the unparalleled range and originality of Bacon's insights into his own work.

Even more appreciated abroad than in Britain, Bacon is revealed as a global phenomenon. The documentary extends far beyond the Soho caricature of the Bacon legend, featuring visits to Paris, Madrid, Tangier, Ireland and New York. Contributors include Bacon's sister Ianthe and those closest to him, and the programme features original music by Brian Eno.


SAT 22:35 Francis Bacon in His Own Words (b00nq7zt)
A collection of BBC archive material about painter Francis Bacon, including a previously unseen interview recorded in 1965 - a pilot for a live arts discussion programme called New Release and produced by a young Melvyn Bragg. The series that followed ran for over 130 editions.

The artist was interviewed by Julian Jebb about his contemporaries in the art world, his working practices and his personal philosophies, such as his belief that true abstract painting is nothing more than 'lyrical, charming and decorative'.

Also within the programme are interviews Bacon conducted with art critic David Sylvester and Richard Cork.


SAT 23:00 Love is the Devil (b0078rzm)
BBC Films presents a biography of British painter Francis Bacon, concentrating on his relationship with his lover, George Dyer, a former small-time crook.


SAT 00:25 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 01:50 Arena (b00jks9j)
Cool

Documentary exploring the meaning and history of cool through the American music of the 1940s and 50s that became known as cool jazz. Those who wrote and played it cultivated an attitude, a style and a language that came to epitomise the meaning of a word that is now so liberally used.

The film tells the story of a movement that started in the bars and clubs of New York and Los Angeles and swept across the world, introducing the key players and setting them in the context of the post-war world.


SAT 02:50 Francis Bacon in His Own Words (b00nq7zt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:35 today]


SAT 03:15 Art Deco Icons (b00npm4g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 today]



SUNDAY 01 NOVEMBER 2009

SUN 19:00 Wodehouse Playhouse (b007xm21)
Portrait of a Disciplinarian

Another tale of manners and morality from the wickedly comic pen of PG Wodehouse. Reginald and Jane have tea with their old nanny and find her personality as forceful as ever.


SUN 19:30 Flying down to Rio (b0078m03)
Musical starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in their first screen partnership. Belina's uncle has been prohibited from having a floor show at his lavish hotel because of a Rio de Janeiro city ordinance. But the day is saved by staging a climactic Flying Down to Rio number thousands of feet in the air.


SUN 21:00 High Flyers: How Britain Took to the Air (b00nnlz3)
Documentary which tells the story of the golden age of British aviation and of how the original 'jet set' shaped air travel for generations to come. In Britain in the 1920s and '30s a revolution took place that would change forever our perspective on the world. While the country was in the grip of recession, dashing pilots and daring socialites took to the air, pushed back boundaries and forged new links across the globe. The era of commercial air travel was born.


SUN 22:00 Spiral (b00nqbdv)
Series 2: Gangs of Paris

Episode 8

French police drama series. As the police sting reaches its endgame the stakes are incredibly high for Samy - will the Larbi brothers become suspicious?


SUN 22:55 It's Only a Theory (b00nk9yy)
Episode 4

Comedians Andy Hamilton and Reginald D Hunter host a series in which qualified professionals and experts submit their theories about life, the universe and everything for examination by a panel of Hamilton, Hunter and a guest celebrity, who then make a final decision on whether the theory is worth keeping.

The guest celebrity is broadcaster Clare Balding and the experts are Prof Geoff Beattie and Marcus Chown.


SUN 23:25 The Cotton Club (b0078lk4)
Musical drama set in 1928 that pays a visually striking tribute to the Prohibition era.

Jazz musician Dixie Dwyer saves a gangster's life and gets sucked into the mobster's world of bootleg liquor, racketeering and escalating violence, centred round the eponymous Harlem nightclub.


SUN 01:25 High Flyers: How Britain Took to the Air (b00nnlz3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]


SUN 02:25 It's Only a Theory (b00nk9yy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:55 today]


SUN 02:55 Inside Antiques (b0074pwy)
Posters

The golden era of British poster production produced such memorable slogans as Skegness Is So Bracing and My Goodness My Guinness, just two of the now highly prized pieces eagerly snapped up by collectors. Lars Tharp examines the story behind an era that saw advertising images becoming art forms. Contributors include artists Vic Carless and Roger Law.


SUN 03:25 Inside Antiques (b0074q0v)
Art Deco Bronzes

The end of the First World War heralded an explosion of optimism and forward thinking. As the Jazz Age sprang to life, modernity and luxury were the watchwords of the day. Home design embraced the age of Art Deco, popularly remembered nowadays by eager collectors of the often risque ivory and bronze sculptures of scantily clad dancing girls. Lars Tharp gets to grips with them and discovers what the Moulin Rouge, Tutankhamun and tennis have in common.



MONDAY 02 NOVEMBER 2009

MON 19:00 World News Today (b00nqbm0)
The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective.


MON 19:30 The Sky at Night (b00nqc2f)
Lunar Impact

Observers now know there is water on the Moon, but how much? NASA's new LCROSS probe into the lunar surface will find out. Chris Lintott visits the Palomar observatory in California to witness the probe's impact, while Patrick Moore views it with friends from his home in Selsey. Can the Moon really support life?


MON 20:00 The Twenties in Colour: The Wonderful World of Albert Kahn (b008d3vw)
The Twenties in Colour

The End of a World

Series examining Albert Kahn's 'Archives of the Planet' project, in which he sent photographers around the world to document major events. Features the films shot by Lucien Le Saint with the French fishing fleets in the waters of Newfoundland; the film and colour autochromes shot by Frederic Gadmer during his visit to record voodoo religious practices in Benin; and the experimental colour films produced by Camille Sauvageot in 1928 depicting the lives of French farmers, gypsies and bullfighters.


MON 21:00 Glamour's Golden Age (b00nqbpz)
Hooked on Hollywood

Documentary which explores how the American movie industry changed British culture in the 1920s and 30s. The movies, the film stars and the cinemas themselves combined to offer British audiences a glimpse of a glamorous lifestyle and the suggestion that they might achieve it.

Selling a succession of rags-to-riches fairy tales featuring go-getting women like Clara Bow, Jean Harlow and Katharine Hepburn, American movies also fuelled demand for cosmetics, cigarettes and dieting. It was an era in which Hollywood changed what Britons watched, what Britons wore and what Britons wanted.


MON 22:00 Reputations (b0074t0v)
Chanel - A Private Life

Profile of the perennially influential fashion designer Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel, who devoted her life to becoming the symbol of chic and the style of France. But behind her image she hid a secret past as a nightclub singer, mistress and spy.


MON 22:45 JLB: The Man Who Saw the Future (b0074ntb)
In 1926 John Logie Baird became the first man in history to give a successful public demonstration of television. During WWII, with the help of one assistant, a part-time glassblower and a refugee from Germany, he built his masterpiece and swansong - the Telechrome. It was the foundation of all modern electronic colour television.

In a lifetime blighted with ill health, JLB - as he was known - produced 178 patents crucial to the technology that would define the 20th century. But since his early death in 1946, his achievements have been allowed to slip from view, obscured by ignorance about what he pioneered.

Few are aware that much of his greatest work was done in complete seclusion, in his personal laboratory and entirely at his own expense.

Filmed in the UK, USA and Germany between 1994 and 2002 and featuring previously unseen archive and historic eyewitness testimony led by his son Malcolm, this documentary reveals the unknown story of the central figure behind the most powerful technology on earth.


MON 00:00 Baroque! - From St Peter's to St Paul's (b00j4d3g)
Episode 1

Three-part series exploring the Baroque tradition in many of its key locations. Starting in Italy and following the spread of the wildfire across Europe and beyond, art critic Waldemar Januszczak takes a tour of the best examples of Baroque to be found, and tells the best stories behind those works.

This first episode begins at St Peter's in Rome, and details the birth of the Baroque tradition as it burst forth in Italy. This programme features outstanding high definition footage of St Peter's Basilica, as well as other gems of the Italian Baroque.


MON 01:00 Baroque! - From St Peter's to St Paul's (b00j8bwk)
Episode 2

Three-part series exploring the Baroque tradition in many of its key locations. Starting in Italy and following the spread of the wildfire across Europe and beyond, art critic Waldemar Januszczak takes us on a tour of the best examples of Baroque to be found, and tells the best stories behind those works.

He follows Baroque to its dark heart in Spain, focusing on the route of the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela and featuring star painters Velasquez, Caravaggio and Zurburan. He then carries on through Belgium and Holland to discover such celebrities as Rubens and Vermeer.


MON 02:00 Baroque! - From St Peter's to St Paul's (b00jf3hv)
Episode 3

Spectacular three-part series, exploring the Baroque tradition in many of its key locations. Starting in Italy and following the spread of the wildfire across Europe and beyond, art critic Waldemar Januszczak takes a tour of the best examples of Baroque to be found, and tells the best stories behind those works.

Episode Three brings the Baroque home with an exploration of the English Baroque tradition that finds its climax through a tour of London's Hawksmoor churches, and Christopher Wren's iconic St Paul's Cathedral.


MON 03:05 Glamour's Golden Age (b00nqbpz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]



TUESDAY 03 NOVEMBER 2009

TUE 19:00 World News Today (b00nqc09)
The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective.


TUE 19:30 Tales from the Green Valley (b0078ymf)
May

Series in which five experts, archaeologists and historians, take on the challenge of running a farm for a year as it would have been in the reign of King James I.

May is their ninth month and the team is behind with the spring sowing, so they get busy trying to cut straight furrows with a breastplough, before harrowing their peas. They try their hand at charcoal burning the old-fashioned way, at making straw rope with a wimble and at cooking up old-style bacon and eggs and a cheesecake.


TUE 20:00 Life (b00nqbkb)
Fish

Fish dominate the planet's waters through their astonishing variety of shape and behaviour.

The beautiful weedy sea dragon looks like a creature from a fairy tale, and the male protects their eggs by carrying them on his tail for months. The sarcastic fringehead, meanwhile, appears to turn its head inside out when it fights.

Slow-motion cameras show the flying fish gliding through the air like a flock of birds and capture the world's fastest swimmer, the sailfish, plucking sardines from a shoal at 70 mph. And the tiny Hawaiian goby undertakes one of nature's most daunting journeys, climbing a massive waterfall to find safe pools for breeding.


TUE 21:00 Timeshift (b00nrtj6)
Series 9

The Last Days of the Liners

Documentary which tells the story of how, in the years following the Second World War, countries competed to launch the most magnificent passenger ships on the great ocean routes.

National pride and prestige were at stake. The Americans had the United States, the fastest liner of all; the Dutch had the elegant Rotterdam; the Italians had the sleek Michelangelo; the French had the France as their supreme symbol of national culture and cuisine; and Britain had the Queens Mary and Elizabeth.

The coming of the jetliner and the 1960s' assault on class and privilege might have swept this world away, but as the film explains, the giant vessels sailed on. Today, more people than ever travel on big ships - liners that have a modern take on glamour and romance.


TUE 22:00 It's Only a Theory (b00nqc0c)
Episode 5

Comedians Andy Hamilton and Reginald D Hunter host a series in which qualified professionals and experts submit their theories about life, the universe and everything for examination by a panel of Hamilton, Hunter and a guest celebrity, who then make a final decision on whether the theory is worth keeping.

The guest celebrity is broadcaster Martha Kearney and the experts are Julian Richards and Dr Peter Thompson.


TUE 22:30 Romanzo Criminale (b00nq8ns)
Inspired by a true story, an epic crime thriller which follows a gang's wave of violence, terror and corruption from the 1970s to 1990s. When childhood friends Ice, Dandy and Lebanese kidnap a rich man for a huge ransom they decide to spend their profits on taking over Rome's criminal underworld.


TUE 00:55 Blues at the BBC (b00k36m5)
Collection of performances by British and American blues artists on BBC programmes such as The Beat Room, A Whole Scene Going, The Old Grey Whistle Test and The Late Show.

Includes the seminal slide guitar of Son House, the British R&B of The Kinks, the unmistakeable electric sound of BB King and Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton and John Lee Hooker, as well as less familiar material from the likes of Delaney and Bonnie, Freddie King and Long John Baldry.


TUE 01:55 It's Only a Theory (b00nqc0c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:00 today]


TUE 02:25 Timeshift (b00nrtj6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]


TUE 03:25 It's Only a Theory (b00nqc0c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:00 today]



WEDNESDAY 04 NOVEMBER 2009

WED 19:00 World News Today (b00nqc3j)
The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective.


WED 19:30 Timeshift (b00nrtj6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 on Tuesday]


WED 20:30 Art Deco Icons (b00nqc3l)
Casa Del Rio

David Heathcote goes to spend the weekend at Casa Del Rio - a remarkable Art Deco fantasy house hidden away in rural Devon. He uncovers the story of Walter Price, a baker from Devon who went to visit California in the 1930s and who was so impressed by Pickfair - the glamorous residence of Hollywood stars Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford - that he decided to create his own Deco mansion back in the Devon countryside, complete with marble staircase built to look like a piano keyboard.

Heathcote explores the house that was the perfect glamorous weekend retreat for Price and his friends and plays with some of the many Deco gadgets that brought glamour into so many people's lives in the 1930s - a perfect toaster, a Bakelite radio and even a cocktail shaker.

The original Pickfair mansion in California was demolished, so Casa Del Rio remains as a rare British example of a Deco fantasy house, built at time when Britain was in love with Hollywood, Art Deco and its glamour.


WED 21:00 Culture Fix (b0074m1s)
Toulouse-Lautrec

The celebrated French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was the creator of some of the most popular paintings in the history of modern art. An aristocrat by birth, he spent much of his career recording the life of the Parisian demi-monde - particularly the bars, dance-halls and brothels that appeared in the city's Montmartre district at the end of the 19th century.

Although Toulouse-Lautrec was hugely successful both as a painter and print-maker, his was a tragic life, scarred by family conflict, alcoholism and illness. This profile explores the life and work of this important, intriguing and influential artist.


WED 22:00 Flight of the Conchords (b0082h74)
Series 1

Yoko

Comedy series about Kiwi folk musicians Bret and Jemaine as they to try to make it big in their adopted home of New York.

Bret's relationship with fellow sign-holder Coco causes tension in the band. When Jemaine is asked to stop joining them on their dates, he has to go with Murray on his bandstand tours. Features the songs If You're Into It and Tape of Love.


WED 22:25 It's Only a Theory (b00nqc0c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:00 on Tuesday]


WED 22:55 Wallander (b00m0hzx)
Series 1

The African

When a Liberian immigrant is found murdered in a train yard, Wallander and the Ystad team follow the trail to an African dancing class and a cuckolded former white supremacist.

All of this happens against the backdrop of an election and the possibility of Kurt's childhood friend, the democratic candidate, being elected and 'opening the doors' to more immigrants.

In Swedish with English subtitles.


WED 00:20 Blues Britannia: Can Blue Men Sing the Whites? (b00kc752)
Documentary telling the story of what happened to blues music on its journey from the southern states of America to the heart of British pop and rock culture, providing an in-depth look at what this music really meant to a generation of kids desperate for an antidote to their experiences of living in post-war suburban Britain.

Narrated by Nigel Planer and structured in three parts, the first, Born Under a Bad Sign, focuses on the arrival of American blues in Britain in the late 50s and the first performances here by such legends as Muddy Waters, Sonnie Terry and Brownie McGhee.

Part two, Sittin' on Top of the World, charts the birth of the first British blues boom in the early 60s, spearheaded by the Rolling Stones and groups such as the Yardbirds, Manfred Mann, the Animals and the Pretty Things.

The final section, Crossroads, looks at the next, more hardcore British blues boom of the mid-to-late 60s, with guitarists Eric Clapton and Peter Green and the international dominance of their respective bands, Cream and Fleetwood Mac.

Featuring archive performances and interviews with Keith Richards, Paul Jones, Chris Dreja, Bill Wyman, Phil May, John Mayall, Jack Bruce, Mick Fleetwood, Ian Anderson, Tony McPhee, Mike Vernon, Tom McGuinness, Mick Abrahams, Dick Taylor, Val Wilmer, Chris Barber, Pete Brown, Bob Brunning, Dave Kelly and Phil Ryan.


WED 01:50 Art Deco Icons (b00nqc3l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:30 today]


WED 02:20 Culture Fix (b0074m1s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]


WED 03:20 Art Deco Icons (b00nqc3l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:30 today]



THURSDAY 05 NOVEMBER 2009

THU 19:00 World News Today (b00nqc8w)
The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective.


THU 19:30 Art Deco Icons (b00nqc3l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:30 on Wednesday]


THU 20:00 Glamour's Golden Age (b00nqbpz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 on Monday]


THU 21:00 A History of Christianity (b00nrtr8)
The First Christianity

When Diarmaid MacCulloch was a small boy, his parents used to drive him round historic churches. Little did they know that they had created a monster, with the history of the Christian Church becoming his life's work.

In a series sweeping across four continents, Professor MacCulloch goes in search of Christianity's forgotten origins. He overturns the familiar story that it all began when the apostle Paul took Christianity from Jerusalem to Rome. Instead, he shows that the true origins of Christianity lie further east, and that at one point it was poised to triumph in Asia, maybe even in China.

The headquarters of Christianity might well have been Baghdad not Rome, and if that had happened then western Christianity would have been very different.


THU 22:00 Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story (b00bws1h)
In 1963 an unknown housewife and teacher from the Midlands, Mary Whitehouse, embarked on a mission to clean up British television. Her crusade led her into battle with the man she held responsible for a tide of 'filth' - Sir Hugh Carleton-Greene, Director-General of the BBC.

With Julie Walters starring as Mary Whitehouse and Hugh Bonneville as her arch enemy, this is a drama inspired by real events that brings life to the battle for Britain's morals.


THU 23:30 The Thick of It (b00nt81s)
Series 3

Episode 2

The return of Armando Iannucci's political comedy.

Nicola Murray MP has only been secretary of state for just over a week, but already there is press speculation on how long she will last. And now someone at the Department of Social Affairs and Citizenship has completely wiped the immigration records of 170,672 people.

Who's going to get the blame? Who's going to get the job of breaking the news to Malcolm? And how is Nicola going to get through an entire lunch with the staff of the Guardian without revealing the catastrophic scale of the latest computer disaster?


THU 00:00 The Armstrong and Miller Show (b00nn1cg)
Series 2

Episode 3

Sketch show starring Alexander Armstrong and Ben Miller. Dennis Lincoln-Park destroys more priceless artefacts, and a royal correspondent gives his unique view on the Royal Family.


THU 00:30 A History of Christianity (b00nrtr8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]


THU 01:30 The Sky at Night (b00nqc2f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:30 on Monday]


THU 02:00 Glamour's Golden Age (b00nqbpz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 on Monday]


THU 03:00 A History of Christianity (b00nrtr8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]



FRIDAY 06 NOVEMBER 2009

FRI 19:00 World News Today (b00nqcd1)
The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective.


FRI 19:30 Toscanini in His Own Words (b00llh29)
Dramatised documentary which presents the legendary maestro Arturo Toscanini as he has never before been seen, based on tapes that were secretly recorded by Toscanini's son Walter.

The conductor speaks his mind and heart about the music, the politics and the amorous exploits that made him one of the 20th century's most fascinating and important artists.


FRI 20:30 Cambridge Folk Festival (b00mtt3n)
2009

Booker T

Hammond B3 organ alchemist Booker T Jones demonstrates why he is considered one of America's most prolific, distinguished and instantly recognisable musical forces.

Accompanied by a rocking band which includes members of the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Booker T's resulting vibrant and powerful sound delights the Cambridge crowd. Classics such as Green Onions are performed alongside tracks with a new twist, like Hip Hug Her which features a rap from drummer Darian Gray.

Booker T is at the peak of a renewed creative phase in his storied career, with a new album on release, and this show certainly reaffirms the fact.


FRI 21:00 Fleetwood Mac: Don't Stop (b00nq7q9)
Fleetwood Mac are one of the biggest-selling bands of all time and still on the road. Their story, told in their own words, is an epic tale of love and confrontation, of success and loss.

Few bands have undergone such radical musical and personal change. The band evolved from the 60s British blues boom to perfect a US West Coast sound that saw them sell 40 million copies of the album Rumours.

However, behind-the-scenes relationships were turbulent. The band went through multiple line-ups with six different lead guitarists. While working on Rumours, the two couples at the heart of the band separated, yet this heartache inspired the perfect pop record.


FRI 22:00 Rock Family Trees (b0077g3p)
Series 1

The Fleetwood Mac Story

A series that takes a fresh look at the last 30 years of pop history, using family trees compiled by music journalist Pete Frame to explore the dramas that lie behind some of the best-known bands.

Fleetwood Mac, formed in 1967, have survived many different line-ups, but band members have paid a high price for their success. Key figures including Mick Fleetwood, John McVie and Stevie Nicks tell the band's story.


FRI 22:50 Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood Live at Madison Square Garden (b00k9cbz)
Reunion concert by Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood at New York's Madison Square Garden in 2008. The rock legends took to the stage together for just three concerts in a highly anticipated collaboration, performing a string of hits that included Blind Faith's Presence of the Lord and Can't Find My Way Home, in addition to Clapton's classic After Midnight and Winwood's Dear Mr Fantasy.

Both Winwood and Clapton have long and prestigious musical careers, with countless honours and awards to their names. Their musical paths connected in 1969 with the formation of Blind Faith, a supergroup that pioneered the fusion of rock and blues to tremendous studio and stage success.

Despite critical and popular acclaim the band was short-lived, releasing only one album and embarking on a brief 1969 tour that debuted on July 12 at Madison Square Garden and ended on August 24 in Hawaii. Since that final show, Winwood and Clapton have remained friends but had only performed an occasional song together at charity events.


FRI 23:50 Spiral (b00nqbdv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:00 on Sunday]


FRI 00:45 Peter Green: Man of the World (b00k92x1)
Legendary blues guitarist BB King named Peter Green as one of the greatest exponents of the blues, and the 'only guitar player to make me sweat'. If Green had only written Black Magic Woman, his name would still have a place in blues rock history forever.

His three short years leading Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac saw the band established as one of the biggest-selling groups of the 1960s. Yet at the height of their fame Green left the group, with his life spiralling into turmoil as drug-induced mental health issues took control. Rumours of his demise began to spread, and sightings of him became notorious.

After years battling his mental illness, Green wrote and recorded again. Featuring archive performances and interviews with Carlos Santana, Noel Gallagher, founding members of Fleetwood Mac and Green himself, this film tells the story of one of blues rock's living legends.


FRI 02:25 Fleetwood Mac: Don't Stop (b00nq7q9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]


FRI 03:25 Toscanini in His Own Words (b00llh29)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:30 today]




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

A History of Christianity 21:00 THU (b00nrtr8)

A History of Christianity 00:30 THU (b00nrtr8)

A History of Christianity 03:00 THU (b00nrtr8)

Arena 21:00 SAT (b0078vwp)

Arena 01:50 SAT (b00jks9j)

Art Deco Icons 19:00 SAT (b00npm4g)

Art Deco Icons 03:15 SAT (b00npm4g)

Art Deco Icons 20:30 WED (b00nqc3l)

Art Deco Icons 01:50 WED (b00nqc3l)

Art Deco Icons 03:20 WED (b00nqc3l)

Art Deco Icons 19:30 THU (b00nqc3l)

Baroque! - From St Peter's to St Paul's 00:00 MON (b00j4d3g)

Baroque! - From St Peter's to St Paul's 01:00 MON (b00j8bwk)

Baroque! - From St Peter's to St Paul's 02:00 MON (b00jf3hv)

Blues Britannia: Can Blue Men Sing the Whites? 00:20 WED (b00kc752)

Blues at the BBC 00:55 TUE (b00k36m5)

Cambridge Folk Festival 20:30 FRI (b00mtt3n)

Culture Fix 21:00 WED (b0074m1s)

Culture Fix 02:20 WED (b0074m1s)

Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood Live at Madison Square Garden 22:50 FRI (b00k9cbz)

Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story 22:00 THU (b00bws1h)

Fleetwood Mac: Don't Stop 21:00 FRI (b00nq7q9)

Fleetwood Mac: Don't Stop 02:25 FRI (b00nq7q9)

Flight of the Conchords 22:00 WED (b0082h74)

Flying down to Rio 19:30 SUN (b0078m03)

Francis Bacon in His Own Words 22:35 SAT (b00nq7zt)

Francis Bacon in His Own Words 02:50 SAT (b00nq7zt)

Glamour's Golden Age 21:00 MON (b00nqbpz)

Glamour's Golden Age 03:05 MON (b00nqbpz)

Glamour's Golden Age 20:00 THU (b00nqbpz)

Glamour's Golden Age 02:00 THU (b00nqbpz)

High Flyers: How Britain Took to the Air 21:00 SUN (b00nnlz3)

High Flyers: How Britain Took to the Air 01:25 SUN (b00nnlz3)

Inside Antiques 02:55 SUN (b0074pwy)

Inside Antiques 03:25 SUN (b0074q0v)

It's Only a Theory 22:55 SUN (b00nk9yy)

It's Only a Theory 02:25 SUN (b00nk9yy)

It's Only a Theory 22:00 TUE (b00nqc0c)

It's Only a Theory 01:55 TUE (b00nqc0c)

It's Only a Theory 03:25 TUE (b00nqc0c)

It's Only a Theory 22:25 WED (b00nqc0c)

JLB: The Man Who Saw the Future 22:45 MON (b0074ntb)

Life 20:00 TUE (b00nqbkb)

Love is the Devil 23:00 SAT (b0078rzm)

Peter Green: Man of the World 00:45 FRI (b00k92x1)

Reputations 22:00 MON (b0074t0v)

Rock Family Trees 22:00 FRI (b0077g3p)

Romanzo Criminale 22:30 TUE (b00nq8ns)

Spiral 22:00 SUN (b00nqbdv)

Spiral 23:50 FRI (b00nqbdv)

Storyville 00:25 SAT (b00jwcr6)

Tales from the Green Valley 19:30 TUE (b0078ymf)

The Armstrong and Miller Show 00:00 THU (b00nn1cg)

The Cotton Club 23:25 SUN (b0078lk4)

The Scarlet Pimpernel 19:30 SAT (b007bh2c)

The Sky at Night 19:30 MON (b00nqc2f)

The Sky at Night 01:30 THU (b00nqc2f)

The Thick of It 23:30 THU (b00nt81s)

The Twenties in Colour: The Wonderful World of Albert Kahn 20:00 MON (b008d3vw)

Timeshift 21:00 TUE (b00nrtj6)

Timeshift 02:25 TUE (b00nrtj6)

Timeshift 19:30 WED (b00nrtj6)

Toscanini in His Own Words 19:30 FRI (b00llh29)

Toscanini in His Own Words 03:25 FRI (b00llh29)

Wallander 22:55 WED (b00m0hzx)

Wodehouse Playhouse 19:00 SUN (b007xm21)

World News Today 19:00 MON (b00nqbm0)

World News Today 19:00 TUE (b00nqc09)

World News Today 19:00 WED (b00nqc3j)

World News Today 19:00 THU (b00nqc8w)

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