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SATURDAY 13 SEPTEMBER 2008

SAT 19:00 Fossil Detectives (b00dd7mv)
North England

Series in which Open University associate lecturer Hermione Cockburn leads a team of fossil experts and geologists around different regions of Britain to search for its best fossil treasures and mysteries.

The team get a rare view of a new fossil discovery on the North East coast. Hermione abseils the cliffs of Yorkshire to find evidence of the ancient monsters that once lived there. John Lennon's link to fossils is investigated, and the truth behind the Victorians' favourite fossil in Whitby is revealed.

Fossil Detectives would like to thank:

Dr Wendy Simkiss
World Museum Liverpool
Board of Trustees, National Museums Liverpool
Dr Joe Crossley
Dr Hilary Davies
Christ Church, Higher Bebington

John Lennon photographs courtesy of Harry Goodwin
John Lennon statue courtesy of Tom Murphy

Executive Producer for The Open University: Mark Jacobs
Academic Consultant for The Open University: Dr Peter Sheldon
Learning Consultant for The Open University: Dr Janet Sumner
Production Co-ordinator: Anne Bamber
Production Manager: Sue Loder
Colourist: Tim Bolt
Post Production Sound: Ken Barton, Neil Hipkiss & Pete Howell
Online: Fred Tay
Sound Recordist: Andy Hawley
Graphics: Jelly Television
Composer: David Lowe
Aerial Photography: Flying TV
Photography: Toby Strong
Editing: Judith Robson
Executive Producer: Fiona Pitcher
Assistant Producers: Amanda Kear & Gavin Boyland
Series Producer: Kerensa Jennings.


SAT 19:30 BBC Proms (b00djlql)
2008

Last Night of the Proms - Swansea Proms in the Park

Singleton Park becomes the Bay of Naples for a night as the sixth BBC Proms in the Park from Swansea celebrates an evening of Italian music and Neopolitan song. The traditional Last Night celebrations feature soprano Rebecca Evans and tenor Alfie Boe, the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales with conductor David Charles Abell. Presented by Gethin Jones and Elin Manahan Thomas.


SAT 22:35 I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (b00dmpd2)
Filmed in April 2008, just three weeks before his death, Humphrey Lyttelton chairs his final I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue at the Lowry Centre's Lyric Theatre in Salford.

This touring show features many of Humph's best lines from the Radio 4 series, and is the only complete filmed version of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue in existence. The cast is the regular line up of Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor and pianist Colin Sell, with Jeremy Hardy as the guest panellist.


SAT 23:05 Legends (b00ddwcy)
Humphrey Lyttelton

A profile of the late jazz musician, band leader and broadcaster Humphrey Lyttelton's 60-year career.

As a jazzman, 'Humph' composed and performed Bad Penny Blues - the first jazz recording to enter the charts - and was feted by no less a figure than Louis Armstrong, who described him as Britain's top trumpeter.

For more than 40 years, he hosted some of the BBC's most successful radio shows, including Radio Two's Best of Jazz and the hugely popular antidote to panel game shows, Radio 4's I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, in which Humph propelled the art of the double entendre to new heights.

His family, friends and colleagues pay tribute to this enormously popular entertainer in a documentary featuring some unseen home movie footage, archive films of his finest performances, and interviews with regular guest panellists Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Jeremy Hardy, Rob Brydon and Sandi Toksvig, as well as Humph's son Stephen.


SAT 00:05 Humph's Last Stand (b00ddwd0)
Jazz trumpeter and raconteur Humphrey Lyttelton in a performance at the 2007 HSBC Brecon Jazz Festival, which turned out to be his last ever television recording. With an all star line-up including guest saxophonist Scott Hamilton, it is a set full of sheer wit and superb music.


SAT 00:55 Timeshift (b0080t62)
Series 7

Gagging For It - TV's Hunger for Radio Comedy

Since its earliest days, television has looked to radio comedy for the 'next big thing'. Radio hits from Hancock's Half-Hour to Little Britain have become TV classics. But other long-running radio favourites have died a death on the screen. So what makes for a sure-fire transfer? Time Shift investigates, with the help of favourite clips from the archive and insights offered by Jon Culshaw, Clive Anderson, Barry Cryer, Marcus Brigstocke, and Mitchell and Webb.


SAT 01:55 Fossil Detectives (b00dd7mv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 today]


SAT 02:25 Legends (b00ddwcy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:05 today]


SAT 03:25 Humph's Last Stand (b00ddwd0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 00:05 today]



SUNDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2008

SUN 19:00 21st Century Bach (b007wwd7)
Series 3

BWV 544

A unique and innovative interpretation of J.S. Bach's organ works played by York Minster organist John Scott Whiteley on Bach's original organs in Germany.


SUN 19:15 The Candidate (b00djlz7)
Political drama about a young, liberal lawyer who agrees to run for the Senate on condition that his campaign is completely honest and transparent.

As he is an outside candidate, his manager apparently goes along with this refreshingly unusual approach, but gradually anxiety to win the power that will let him make a difference leads the candidate to make a fatal compromise. Won the Oscar for Best Screenplay.


SUN 21:00 Timeshift (b00djlz9)
Series 8

How to Be a Good President

In a whistlestop tour through the history of the US presidency, journalist and author Jonathan Freedland asks what qualities make a great president and what we can learn from the likes of Theodore Roosevelt, JFK or even Richard Nixon about what it takes to make a mark in the White House.

Freedland is helped by distinguished contributors, including James Naughtie, Shirley Williams, Douglas Hurd, Simon Hoggart and Bonnie Greer, who give frank assessments of some of America's greatest presidents.


SUN 22:00 Primary Colors (b00749zc)
Satire on American politics, based on the bestselling anonymous insider novel following an idealistic first-time aide as he manages the election campaign of a presidential candidate. Will the campaign team dig the dirt, or preserve some notion of personal integrity?


SUN 00:15 Call the Cops (b00d635t)
The Sweeney

A look at groundbreaking 1970s police drama The Sweeney, created when writer Ian Kennedy Martin realised that the real police were not behaving quite like their TV counterparts on Z Cars and wanted a more accurate portrayal of the new breed of coppers.

Interviews with the cast and crew reveal that The Sweeney's fictional version of the Flying Squad was only slightly exaggerated. After its launch, despite the show getting no direct help from Slipper of the Yard, the Met's serious crime boys very quickly adopted the extra trappings of their screen equivalents - punch first and ask questions later, drive fast, drink hard and be the biggest, hardest gang on the block.

With lead characters Regan and Carter looking and talking just like the villains, the series was unrelentingly macho, with explicit violence, ripe language and a studiedly old-fashioned attitude towards women. However, it was massively entertaining, consciously funny and managed to attract a large number of children among its viewers.

Interviewees include creator Ian Kennedy Martin , producer Ted Childs and actors Stephanie Turner and Garfield Morgan.


SUN 00:45 Timeshift (b00djlz9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]


SUN 01:45 The Real Life on Mars (b00czhhw)
Documentary which looks at the world of policing before the 1980s and asks whether 'old-style policing' was as bad as that portrayed on TV in Life on Mars or whether it might have actually been more effective than the political correctness and forensic paraphernalia of today. Includes interviews with ex-cops, criminals, academics and writers.


SUN 02:45 Call the Cops (b00czj91)
Episode 1

Documentary which takes a forensic look at the history of the police procedural on British TV and investigates what it was about the police, society and television that saw the archetypal policeman change from the avuncular Dixon of Dock Green to the maverick thief-taker of The Sweeney to the scientific methodologists of Cracker, Silent Witness and Waking the Dead.

By interviewing writers, directors, producers and former officers, the film combs the land between police reality and police television. Brian Paddick states that the level of violence used in The Sweeney would have been justified by the law at the time under 'reasonable force', while Jane Tennison's real-life model Jackie Malton explains that collaborating in the creation of Prime Suspect made her feel she had betrayed the police. Tony Garnett reveals that the help he got from the Police Service in setting up The Cops disappeared when they saw how the police were portrayed in the programmes, and Nigel McCrery tells how the police lost a simple and effective interrogation technique because criminals saw it used so often on screen in the police drama.


SUN 03:45 Call the Cops (b00d635t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 00:15 today]



MONDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2008

MON 19:00 World News Today (b00djm6l)
The latest news from around the world.


MON 19:30 California: The Man in the Mansion (b0074t8m)
PJ O'Rourke considers the unique role of the California governor, a position held by colourful characters from Arnold Schwarzenegger to Ronald Reagan, and reflects on a trendsetting, democratic state that has been home to hippies, urban rioting and all manner of alternative thinking.


MON 20:30 Only Connect (b00djm6n)
Series 1

Episode 1

Quiz show presented by Victoria Coren in which knowledge will only take you so far, as patience and lateral thinking are also vital. It is all about making connections between things which may appear, at first glance, not to be connected at all.


MON 21:00 President Hollywood (b00djm6q)
Jonathan Freedland reveals how 2008's dramatic race for the White House was run before on 'The West Wing'. The TV series held an election between a charismatic, non-white Democrat called Matt Santos and an appealing, experienced Republican Arnold Vinick; two candidates remarkably similar to Barack Obama and John McCain.

Freedland argues that the relationship between on-screen art and political life is nothing new. Both Hollywood and Washington have been exerting their power and influence over the image of the presidency for nearly a century.

This programme was originally broadcast in September 2008, before the US election.


MON 22:00 Dinner with Portillo (b00djm6s)
American Election Special 2008

In New York, Michael Portillo and seven guests explore the enduring conflict between America's liberal Hollywood dream factory and its conservative heartland values.

In the absence of a successful Democrat for the last decade, Hollywood invented virtual liberal Presidents, as in The West Wing and Air Force One. Over dinner, the guests discuss the impact on the voting public and politicians, why Hollywood is such a haven for liberal values and how the relationship between Hollywood glamour and gritty politics is playing out in the current presidential race.

Guests include Primary Colours author, Joe Klein.


MON 22:30 I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (b00dmpd2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:35 on Saturday]


MON 23:00 Sleepers (b00dmfkj)
Welcome Home

Post-glasnost comedy thriller by John Flanagan and Andrew McCulloch. In the Scottish Highlands, Jeremy and Albert prepare to escape, while in Eccles, private investigator Bob Riley discovers Albert is not all he seems.


MON 23:55 More Dawn French's Boys Who Do: Comedy (b008d37l)
Rob Brydon

Dawn French interviews Rob Brydon about his life in comedy.


MON 00:25 Only Connect (b00djm6n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:30 today]


MON 00:55 President Hollywood (b00djm6q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]


MON 01:55 Dinner with Portillo (b00djm6s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:00 today]


MON 02:25 California: The Man in the Mansion (b0074t8m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:30 today]


MON 03:25 President Hollywood (b00djm6q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]



TUESDAY 16 SEPTEMBER 2008

TUE 19:00 World News Today (b00djmcz)
The latest news from around the world.


TUE 19:30 Pop Go the Sixties (b00cw0pf)
Series 2

Procol Harum

A Whiter Shade of Pale by Procol Harum was one of the 1960s' most popular and most-played songs. It's performed here by the group who first recorded it, on Top of the Pops in 1967.


TUE 19:35 Batman (b00dm3yx)
Series 2

Ice Spy

60s fantasy adventure series following the adventures of the Caped Crusader. Mr Freeze kidnaps Professor Isaccson, hoping to obtain an instant ice formula. Batman discovers the connection between Freeze and ice skating star Glacia Glaze. The Dynamic Duo get shoved into a Sub Zero Temperature Vaporizing Cabinet, shortly to become part of the Bruce Wayne Ice Arena.


TUE 20:00 Wild China (b00bz1cf)
Beyond the Great Wall

A look at the dazzling array of mysterious and wonderful creatures that live in China's most beautiful landscapes.

The extreme landscapes north of the Great Wall have shaped some of China's most colourful people and wildlife. From nomadic tribes hunting with eagles to camel trains crossing the Silk Road, from frozen Siberian wastes to baking deserts of central Asia, life in northern China is always on the edge.


TUE 21:00 That Mitchell and Webb Look (b0074fxt)
Series 1

Episode 2

Comedy sketch show starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb. Includes an evil henchman's plea for clearer wording in death threats, a clip from new daytime TV show Coverage of People Buying a House and then Living in it, and a man who can move biscuits with his mind. The snooker commentators are back, and they've rather taken a shine to one of the younger players. With Olivia Colman, James Bachman, Paterson Joseph and Abigail Burdess.


TUE 21:30 Flight of the Conchords (b0080w4j)
Series 1

Bret Gives Up The Dream

Kiwi folk musicians Bret and Jemaine as try to make it big in their adopted home of New York. Murray tells the boys to get a job because the band has no money. But when Bret's sign-holding career gets in the way of the band, Murray fires him. Jemaine has to continue with a tape recorder. Features the songs Inner City Pressure and She's So Hot ...Boom!.


TUE 22:00 Only Connect (b00djm6n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:30 on Monday]


TUE 22:30 Saki: Who Killed Mrs De Ropp? (b0079spj)
Drama adapted from works by Edwardian short story writer Saki. On a train journey, Saki meets Mrs De Ropp, oppressive aunt and guardian to an unruly brood. Inspired by the meeting, he imagines a tale of repressed children who find solace in their childish wonder, and are saved by their imagination. This innovative drama mixes live action and animation and is both a dark social satire of Edwardian attitudes to children and a fairytale for grown-ups.


TUE 23:30 Mr Loveday's Little Outing (b0074sj7)
Satirical drama by Evelyn Waugh, adapted by Sam Hobkinson. Visiting her father Lord Moping in the county asylum, Angela meets a fellow inmate who appears far too sane to be locked up in an institution. She manages to get him released, but he returns two hours later, having achieved a terrible ambition.


TUE 00:00 Edwardians in Colour: The Wonderful World of Albert Kahn (b007hg9t)
Original Series

The Civilians' Story

Documentary series about Albert Kahn's photographic Archive of the Planet.

For a quarter of a century, Kahn supplied a team of photographers with the world's first colour camera system and dispatched them across the globe. Their films and 72,000 photographs offer a unique insight into the formative years of the 20th Century.

Throughout the Great War, Kahn's photographers travelled throughout France, documenting the impact of the conflict on non-combatants in the towns and villages.


TUE 01:00 Only Connect (b00djm6n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Saki: Who Killed Mrs De Ropp? (b0079spj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:30 today]


TUE 02:30 Mr Loveday's Little Outing (b0074sj7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:30 today]


TUE 03:00 Only Connect (b00dm42j)
Series 1

Episode 1

Quiz show presented by Victoria Coren in which knowledge will only take you so far, as patience and lateral thinking are also vital. It is all about making connections between things which may appear, at first glance, not to be connected at all.


TUE 03:30 Flight of the Conchords (b0080w4j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:30 today]



WEDNESDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2008

WED 19:00 World News Today (b00djmjm)
The latest news from around the world.


WED 19:30 Pop Go the Sixties (b00cyyqt)
Series 2

Sandie Shaw

Pop moments from the BBC's 60s archive. From a rehearsal for a Top of the Pops performance, Sandie gives an accidentally aloof ice-queen rendering of Long Live Love so the cameras can practice their positions. An otherworldly performance of her number 1 hit from 1965.


WED 19:35 Batman (b00dm42l)
Series 2

The Duo Defy

60s fantasy adventure series. The crime-fighting duo avoid vaporisation and follow the signal of Isolde to the hideout of Mr Freeze.


WED 20:00 Life in Cold Blood (b00936vz)
Armoured Giants

David Attenborough meets the reptile heavyweights - the tortoises, turtles and crocodiles, showing what it's like to live within a suit of armour, and revealing a dynamic, warm and caring side to these ancient giants.

Mating giant tortoises fit together like spoons, green turtles passionately mate in tropical seas, a mother spectacled caiman rescues a huge creche of babies and sophisticated saltwater crocodiles ambush fish just like bears catching salmon.


WED 21:00 Blood and Guts: A History of Surgery (b00djmrs)
Bloody Beginnings

Documentary series about the brutal, bloody and dangerous history of surgery looks at how surgery dragged itself kicking and screaming out of the dark ages, transforming itself from butchery into a science.

Presenter Michael Mosley finds out how the early days of surgery were dark and barbaric, when the surgeon's knife was more likely to kill you than save you, and invasive medicine generally meant being bloodlet by leeches to within an inch of your life.


WED 22:00 L'enfant (b00djmjp)
An irresponsible petty crook sees his girlfriend's baby as a money-making opportunity, but when she is horrified to discover he has sold her child, he goes on a desperate chase to retrieve it.


WED 23:30 Blood and Guts: A History of Surgery (b00djmrs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]


WED 00:30 Medical Mavericks (b0074tgf)
Series 1

Beating Infection

Dr Michael Mosley explores the ways in which pioneering doctors laid the foundations of modern medicine by experimenting on themselves. He looks at how doctors came to understand infectious diseases by deliberately infecting themselves with conditions like syphilis, yellow fever and cholera.

18th century surgeon John Hunter is thought to have stabbed himself in the groin with the pus of a syphilis patient to prove his theory that syphilis and gonorrhoea were different stages of the same disease. Dr Jesse Lazear demonstrated that mosquitoes spread yellow fever by allowing himself to be bitten by mosquitoes that had been feeding on dying yellow fever patients.

The programme brings us up to the present day with Dr Barry Marshall who proved through a course of painful self-experiments that a bacteria, not stress, causes ulcers as was commonly thought. Presenter Michael Mosley carries out his own self-experiment by allowing himself to be bitten by hundreds of mosquitoes at the London School of Tropical Medicine to find out which areas of the body, the disease carrying insects are most attracted to.


WED 01:30 Doctors to Be: 20 Years On (b008d3vv)
The Agony Aunt's Tale

Update on the 1980s series about a group of doctors just starting out on their careers. Over the past two decades Jane Gilbert has learned a lot, but also paid a heavy price. The hours required to make it to the top of hospital medicine were too much, and she chose general practice, where she hoped to combine demanding work with raising a family. But when she had her own children, she stopped practising medicine. Now she has created a new career for herself in the most surprising of settings.


WED 02:00 Doctors to Be: 20 Years On (b008ftj7)
The Anaesthetist's Tale

Update on the 1980s series about a group of doctors just starting out on their careers. Dr Sarah Martindale spent three years gaining extra skills in Australia, but having returned to Britain in the expectation of a consultant's job, finds herself the victim of the NHS's cash problem. Sarah and her family want to settle down for good, and disillusionment is setting in. Should she stay here in the hope that a permanent job will eventually be advertised, or take the offers to return to Australia?


WED 02:30 Medical Mavericks (b0074tgf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 00:30 today]



THURSDAY 18 SEPTEMBER 2008

THU 19:00 World News Today (b00djmrv)
The latest news from around the world.


THU 19:30 Fossil Detectives (b00djmrx)
South West England

Series in which Open University associate lecturer Hermione Cockburn leads a team of fossil experts and geologists around different regions of Britain to search for its fossil treasures and mysteries.

In the south-west of England, the team see Britain's best-preserved dinosaur, complete with crocodile teeth in its mouth and fossilised vomit in its throat, and discover why the Jurassic Coast is one of the most dynamic shorelines in the world.

They meet a relative of the dinosaurs which is alive and well today and, at Lulworth Cove, former Blur bassist Alex James explains his childhood love of fossils.


THU 20:00 Timeshift (b0084l02)
Series 7

Archaelogy - Digging the Past

An exploration of the way archaeology has been presented on television over the past 50 years, from panel show Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?, which made celebrities out of its host Professor Glyn Daniel and resident character Sir Mortimer Wheeler, to Channel 4's contemporary Time Team. With contributions from archaeologists and broadcasters including Professor Barry Cunliffe, Tony Robinson and David Attenborough.


THU 21:00 Casualty 1907 (b009s6rx)
Episode 2

Historical Drama set in 1907 at the Royal London Hospital, based on the diaries of the Ethel Bennett. This episode takes place over a single night when all the lead characters are forced to confront their doubts and fears.

Probationer Ethel Bennett nurses injured docker Thomas Hooley, whose leg wounds are not healing. She clashes with ward sister Ada Russell, who is overwhelmed by the strain of running the ward, and her true feelings for fiance Dr Walton.

Leader of the Blind Beggar Gang, Nobby Clark, is hospitalised with cirrhosis of the liver, aged 15. Children are dying from an epidemic of diarrhoea and vomiting sweeping through the slums.

Chairman Sydney Holland calls an emergency meeting when the hospital runs out of funds and faces closure. Lord Rothschild arrives with news that plans for a Jewish hospital are going ahead, denying the Royal London vital funding.


THU 22:00 Blood and Guts: A History of Surgery (b00djmrs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 on Wednesday]


THU 23:00 BBC Four Sessions (b0074qmq)
P J Harvey

Series of unique concerts featuring musicians from around the world. P J Harvey brings some real rock and roll to the intimate venue of LSO St Luke's in London, following the release of her solo album Uh Huh Her. She performs a set that includes hits such as Big Exit, Dress, The Letter and Shame.


THU 00:00 BBC Four Sessions (b0074qtx)
Damien Rice

Series of unique concerts featuring musicians from around the world. In an exclusive specially-staged performance at St Luke's church in east London, Irish singer/songwriter Damien Rice and his band bewitch the audience with songs from his platinum-selling album O.


THU 01:00 Fossil Detectives (b00djmrx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:30 today]


THU 01:30 Journeys from the Centre of the Earth (b0074qpm)
Water

Dr Iain Stewart takes us on a tour of the Mediterranean to tell the story of man's 10,000-year battle with water.

Because water is so crucial to us, the really successful ancient civilisations were the ones which learned how best to exploit it. But whether they controlled the water or the water controlled them was all down to the rocks beneath their feet.

From the catastrophic flooding of our Stone Age ancestors' hunting grounds at the Black Sea to the fall of the Roman Empire, water played a crucial role. Stewart reveals how, even today, we ignore the power of water at our peril. His whistle-stop tour takes in many popular and seemingly familiar tourist destinations in Greece, Spain and Turkey, but he provides a unique geologist's insight which cannot be found in the guide books.


THU 02:30 Fossil Detectives (b00djmrx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:30 today]


THU 03:00 Blood and Guts: A History of Surgery (b00djmrs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 on Wednesday]



FRIDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2008

FRI 19:00 World News Today (b00djn0q)
The latest news from around the world.


FRI 19:30 The Harp (b009phyy)
Harpist Catrin Finch takes a musical journey to discover the ancient and fascinating history of the harp in Wales and the world, with interviews and performances from internationally-renowned guests including Alan Stivell, Carlos Orosco, Alemu Aga, Isabelle Perrin and Elinor Bennett.


FRI 20:30 Cambridge Folk Festival (b00d6mqt)
2008

Martha Wainwright Featuring Devon Sproule

Mark Radcliffe presents coverage of the Cambridge Folk Festival, featuring the top artists from the world of folk, roots and acoustic music, either live in concert from the main stage or in exclusive backstage performances.

Martha Wainwright's performance of Comin' Tonight from the main stage at the festival is followed by three further performances from her set, interwoven with interview and an impromptu acoustic session by the festival's famous duck pond.

Guitarist and songwriter Devon Sproule combines Appalachian, folk and jazz influences and this introduction to her includes an exclusive performance of Plea For A Good Night's rest in the festival's intimate surroundings.


FRI 21:00 The Roxy Music Story (b00djn0s)
Profile of the 1970s glam band Roxy Music, who reformed after 25 years to make a new album. The film traces the musical development of the group from 1972 up to the present day, as we discover how they influenced a generation of musicians such as Siouxsie and the Banshees, Duran Duran and U2 and why they are still a musical force to be reckoned with today.

Featuring interviews with band members Bryan Ferry, Brian Eno, Phil Manzanera, Andy Mackay, Paul Thomson, Eddie Jobson and Gary Tibbs, plus fans including Bono, Siouxsie Sioux, Nile Rodgers of Chic, John Taylor of Duran Duran and Alison Goldfrapp.


FRI 21:55 Roxy Music: Frejus (b00djn0v)
Roxy Music in concert at Frejus in France in 1982 in front of an audience of 15,000, featuring some of their greatest hits including Dance Away, Avalon, Love is the Drug and Jealous Guy. Other songs featured include The Main Thing, Both Ends Burning, Can't Let Go, Like a Hurricane and Editions of You.


FRI 22:45 Life on Mars (b0074sg5)
Series 1

Episode 7

Drama series about a Manchester detective who suffers a near-fatal car crash and wakes up in what seems to be 1973.

The death in custody of drug dealer Billy Kemble pits Sam against CID as he tries to uncover the truth. Sam demands a transparent investigation into Billy's death to encourage public trust in the police. When the evidence of what happened to Billy falls into his hands, Sam has a huge decision to make, which could either tear the team apart or find him an opportunity to get home.


FRI 23:45 The Avengers (b00dm48s)
Series 4

Two's a Crowd

A top enemy agent's operatives recruit a doppleganger for Steed.


FRI 00:35 The Roxy Music Story (b00djn0s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]


FRI 01:25 Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music (b00djn4n)
1983 conversation in which Robin Denselow talks to Bryan Ferry about the success of Roxy Music over the previous ten years and what the future might hold. Includes a preview of a concert recorded before 15,000 people in Frejus, France.


FRI 02:00 The Harp (b009phyy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:30 today]


FRI 03:00 The Roxy Music Story (b00djn0s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]




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

21st Century Bach 19:00 SUN (b007wwd7)

BBC Four Sessions 23:00 THU (b0074qmq)

BBC Four Sessions 00:00 THU (b0074qtx)

BBC Proms 19:30 SAT (b00djlql)

Batman 19:35 TUE (b00dm3yx)

Batman 19:35 WED (b00dm42l)

Blood and Guts: A History of Surgery 21:00 WED (b00djmrs)

Blood and Guts: A History of Surgery 23:30 WED (b00djmrs)

Blood and Guts: A History of Surgery 22:00 THU (b00djmrs)

Blood and Guts: A History of Surgery 03:00 THU (b00djmrs)

Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music 01:25 FRI (b00djn4n)

California: The Man in the Mansion 19:30 MON (b0074t8m)

California: The Man in the Mansion 02:25 MON (b0074t8m)

Call the Cops 00:15 SUN (b00d635t)

Call the Cops 02:45 SUN (b00czj91)

Call the Cops 03:45 SUN (b00d635t)

Cambridge Folk Festival 20:30 FRI (b00d6mqt)

Casualty 1907 21:00 THU (b009s6rx)

Dinner with Portillo 22:00 MON (b00djm6s)

Dinner with Portillo 01:55 MON (b00djm6s)

Doctors to Be: 20 Years On 01:30 WED (b008d3vv)

Doctors to Be: 20 Years On 02:00 WED (b008ftj7)

Edwardians in Colour: The Wonderful World of Albert Kahn 00:00 TUE (b007hg9t)

Flight of the Conchords 21:30 TUE (b0080w4j)

Flight of the Conchords 03:30 TUE (b0080w4j)

Fossil Detectives 19:00 SAT (b00dd7mv)

Fossil Detectives 01:55 SAT (b00dd7mv)

Fossil Detectives 19:30 THU (b00djmrx)

Fossil Detectives 01:00 THU (b00djmrx)

Fossil Detectives 02:30 THU (b00djmrx)

Humph's Last Stand 00:05 SAT (b00ddwd0)

Humph's Last Stand 03:25 SAT (b00ddwd0)

I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue 22:35 SAT (b00dmpd2)

I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue 22:30 MON (b00dmpd2)

Journeys from the Centre of the Earth 01:30 THU (b0074qpm)

L'enfant 22:00 WED (b00djmjp)

Legends 23:05 SAT (b00ddwcy)

Legends 02:25 SAT (b00ddwcy)

Life in Cold Blood 20:00 WED (b00936vz)

Life on Mars 22:45 FRI (b0074sg5)

Medical Mavericks 00:30 WED (b0074tgf)

Medical Mavericks 02:30 WED (b0074tgf)

More Dawn French's Boys Who Do: Comedy 23:55 MON (b008d37l)

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That Mitchell and Webb Look 21:00 TUE (b0074fxt)

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