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SATURDAY 04 JUNE 2011

SAT 19:00 The Secret Life of Elephants (b00h6yk1)
The Secret Life of Elephants

After the drought, the rains have arrived, but has baby elephant Breeze survived?

As hundreds of elephants descend on the reserve for the breeding season, the research team hit their busiest time of year. With the help of new technology, Saba Douglas-Hamilton tracks down the biggest land animals on earth - the mighty bull elephants. But even Saba is keeping her distance when Rommel, a dangerous bull who once flattened a car and tried to kill two of the team's researchers, arrives on the scene.

Outside the reserve, there is a shocking development when Onesmas Kahindi investigates two mysterious deaths - could poachers be targeting the local elephants?

When field researcher David Daballen finds a baby elephant in desperate trouble, he and the team must mount a life-or-death operation to save her.


SAT 20:00 Latin Music USA (b00qpm4c)
Borderlands

The third in a four-part series revealing the deep musical and social impact of Latin music in the USA follows the historic waves of immigration across the often violent borderlands between the USA and Mexico, and reveals the dynamic role that Mexican-American music has played as it accompanied 'the largest migration in the history of the world'.

It starts on the streets of east Los Angeles, where 1950s rock legend Ritchie Valens 'crossed the tracks' to inspire other Mexican-American musicians like Los Lobos, Carlos Santana and Linda Ronstadt. But it is in the troubled borderlands, stretching 2,000 miles from Texas to California, that that music has most vividly depicted the myths and legends of an immigrant people who have demanded, and achieved, their place in American society.

Featuring Los Lobos, Santana, Linda Ronstadt, Freddie Fender, Selena, Flaco Jimenez and more.


SAT 21:00 Wallander (b00s0tsl)
Series 2

The Courier

A motorbike racer is found dead and a girl is attacked by a dangerous dog. Clues to both crimes lead Wallander and the Ystad police to the local motorbike club, but are more powerful forces at play, and how far will they go to achieve their goals?


SAT 22:25 African Railway (b00s6bgw)
In a moving and often funny documentary, award-winning film-maker Sean Langan is off to east Africa to ride the rails of the Tazara railroad, whose passenger and goods trains travel through spectacular scenery and a game park teeming with wild animals.

The railway was built by the Chinese just after independence to link Zambia's copper belt to the Tanzanian port of Dar es Salaam, and once carried the region's hopes and dreams. But now it is in crisis. Every day there are derailments, trains running out of fuel and mechanical breakdowns.

Langan meets the train crews, controllers and maintenance crews who battle to keep it going - and at Tazara HQ he is on the track of Tazara's elusive Chinese railway advisors to find out why it is in such a parlous state.


SAT 23:25 Top of the Pops (b011m9xw)
A weekly look at the charts with Jimmy Savile, who introduces Heavy Metal Kids, the Wurzels, JJ Barrie, Mac and Katie Kissoon, the Real Thing and Gladys Knight and the Pips.


SAT 00:00 Latin Music USA (b00qpm4c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:00 today]


SAT 01:00 The Big 3 Palladium Orchestra at the Barbican (b00qbzxv)
One of the greatest Latin bands, the Big 3 Palladium Orchestra, takes to the stage at London's Barbican for a unique concert. They embody the spirit of the original Mambo Kings and perform the music of the three legendary bandleaders and composers - Machito, Tito Rodriguez and Tito Puente - who set light to the dance floor of New York's Palladium Ballroom throughout the 1950s.

The Orchestra contains members who played in the original Palladium Ballroom and is fronted by Machito Jr (son of the original bandleader, Machito AKA Frank Grillo) and Tito Rodriguez Jr (son of the legendary singer). Joining this scorching ensemble are guest soloists, legendary Fania pianist and producer Larry Harlow and trombonist Jimmy Bosch.

The Orchestra is the brainchild of Machito Jr, who approached the Puente and Rodriguez families to recreate the music of this golden era, and the band has quickly become recognised as probably the finest Latin Jazz ensemble in the USA. Much of the music is based on historic charts by the three original bandleaders, and the Barbican concert explores a repertoire from the beginnings of Mambo right through to the explosive and enduring sound created in the hot house of the Fania label - a sound which has been one of the defining styles of salsa.


SAT 02:00 Storyville (b011m9cx)
Amnesty! When They Are All Free

To celebrate its 50th anniversary in May 2011, this probing documentary brings together an extraordinary cast of interviewees, from Sting to former home secretary Jack Straw, to shed light on how, as a 'letter-writing organisation, Amnesty International has changed the world and how the world has changed Amnesty International. It poses the fundamental question: has the human rights movement been able to hold back mankind's capacity for atrocity?

Part of BBC4's Justice season.


SAT 03:10 The Secret Life of Elephants (b00h6yk1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 today]



SUNDAY 05 JUNE 2011

SUN 19:00 Britain's Park Story (b00t9qv8)
The British invented them for the world, and they have been described as 'the lungs of the city - historian Dan Cruickshank reveals the history of our public parks.

Cruickshank travels the country to discover the evolution of the nation's urban public parks, a story of class, civic pride, changing fashions in sport and recreation which helps re-evaluate the amazing assets they are.

From their civic heyday in the 19th century to the neglect of the 1980s and their resurgence today, the documentary is a fascinating and entertaining history of an often-overlooked great British invention.


SUN 20:00 Edgar Allan Poe: Love, Death and Women (b00vfhhp)
Crime author Denise Mina investigates the life and work of one of the world's greatest horror writers, Edgar Allan Poe. The relationships between Poe and the women in his life - mother, wife, paramour and muse - were tenuous at best, disastrous at worst, yet they provided inspiration and stimulus for some of the most terrifying and influential short stories of the early 19th century.

Travelling between New York, Virginia and Baltimore, Mina unravels Poe's tortuous and peculiar relationships. Dramatised inserts take us into the minds of Poe and his women through their own letters, journals and published writing.


SUN 21:00 A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss (b00v9gy5)
Frankenstein Goes to Hollywood

Three-part series in which actor and writer Mark Gatiss (The League of Gentlemen, Doctor Who, Sherlock) celebrates the greatest achievements of horror cinema.

A lifelong fan of the genre, Mark begins by exploring the golden age of Hollywood horror. From the late 1920s until the 1940s, a succession of classic pictures and unforgettable actors defined the horror genre - including The Phantom of the Opera starring Lon Chaney, Dracula with Bela Lugosi, and Frankenstein starring Boris Karloff.

Mark explains just how daring and pioneering these films were, and why they still send a chill down the spine today. He also traces how horror pictures evolved during this period, becoming camp and subversive (The Old Dark House and Bride of Frankenstein, both directed by Englishman James Whale), dark and perverse (films like Freaks, which used disabled performers), before a final flourish with the psychological horror of RKO Pictures' films (Cat People, I Walked with a Zombie), which still influence directors today. However, by the early 1950s the monsters were facing their biggest threat - the rise of science fiction films in the post-war atomic era.

Along the way, Mark steps into some of the great sets from these classic films, hears first-hand accounts from Hollywood horror veterans, discovers Lon Chaney's head in a box and finds out why Bela Lugosi met his match in Golders Green.


SUN 22:00 Gods and Monsters (b0074stb)
Fictionalised biopic of famed horror film director James Whale. No longer a Hollywood player because of his homosexuality, Whale entertains himself by giving interviews to fans of his work. When a handsome gardener starts working at his house, Whale becomes entranced and starts up a complex friendship with the new arrival - one that will affect both of them profoundly.


SUN 23:40 Annie Nightingale: Bird on the Wireless (b011mb8d)
It's over 40 years since Annie Nightingale's very first show on Radio 1 - she was the station's first female DJ and is its longest-serving broadcaster. A lifelong champion of new music, first with punk, then new wave, acid house and dubstep, Annie is still at the cutting edge in her current incarnation as the 'Queen of the Breaks'.

In this film Annie takes us on a counter-cultural journey through the events, people and sounds that have inspired her career. Full of insightful anecdotes about her sonic adventures and the numerous pop-cultural shifts that have helped shape her idiosyncratic outlook and tastes, the film features exclusive contributions from some of the many artists Annie has worked with and admired, including Sir Paul McCartney and Mick Jones of The Clash. We also hear from the new generation of artists who confirm that she's an icon of the British music scene.


SUN 00:40 The Old Grey Whistle Test (b011pxlv)
Police in the East

Documentary-style film of the Police's tour of Japan, Hong Kong, India, Egypt and Greece in 1980. Anne Nightingale accompanies the band and interviews its members during the tour. Includes concert footage and behind-the-scenes sequences of the band.


SUN 01:30 The Old Grey Whistle Test (b011qkh6)
Ian Dury and the Blockheads

Anne Nightingale presents a live concert special featuring Ian Dury and the Blockheads at the Dominion Theatre.


SUN 02:30 Edgar Allan Poe: Love, Death and Women (b00vfhhp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:00 today]


SUN 03:30 A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss (b00v9gy5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]



MONDAY 06 JUNE 2011

MON 19:00 World News Today (b011s34j)
The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective.


MON 19:30 Britain by Bike (b00td4sg)
West Yorkshire

Clare Balding sets out on a two-wheel odyssey to re-discover Britain from the saddle of a touring cycle.

In a six-part series, Clare follows the wheeltracks of compulsive cyclist and author Harold Briercliffe whose evocative guide books of the late 1940s lovingly describe by-passed Britain - a world of unspoiled villages, cycle touring clubs and sunny B roads. Carrying a set of Harold's Cycling Touring Guides for company and riding his very own Dawes Super Galaxy bicycle, she goes in search of the world he described with such affection.

As she cycles through Bronte Country on the Yorkshire/Lancashire border, Clare uncovers a unique photographic collection depicting the hidden daily life of a Yorkshire mill town, a string of truly remarkable women and a secret club for henpecked husbands.


MON 20:00 Timeshift (b00dwflh)
Series 8

Between the Lines - Railways in Fiction and Film

Novelist Andrew Martin presents a documentary examining how the train and the railways came to shape the work of writers and film-makers.

Lovers parting at the station, runaway carriages and secret assignations in confined compartments - railways have long been a staple of romance, mystery and period drama. But at the beginning of the railway age, locomotives were seen as frightening and unnatural. Wordsworth decried the destruction of the countryside, while Dickens wrote about locomotives as murderous brutes, bent on the destruction of mere humans. Hardly surprising, as he had been involved in a horrific railway accident himself.

Martin traces how trains gradually began to be accepted - Holmes and Watson were frequent passengers - until by the time of The Railway Children they were something to be loved, a symbol of innocence and Englishness. He shows how trains made for unforgettable cinema in The 39 Steps and Brief Encounter, and how when the railways fell out of favour after the 1950s, their plight was highlighted in the films of John Betjeman.

Finally, Martin asks whether, in the 21st century, Britain's railways can still stir and inspire artists.


MON 21:00 The Prince and the Composer: A Film about Hubert Parry by HRH The Prince of Wales (b011g941)
Sir Hubert Parry is simultaneously one of Britain's best-known and least-known composers. Jerusalem is almost a national song, regularly performed at rugby grounds, schools, Women's Institute meetings and the Last Night of the Proms, while Dear Lord and Father of Mankind is one of Britain's best-loved hymns. Everyone knows the tunes, yet hardly anyone knows much about the man who wrote them.

In this film, HRH The Prince of Wales, a longstanding enthusiast of Parry's work, sets out to discover more about the complex character behind it, with the help of members of Parry's family, scholars and performers. This feature-length documentary by the award-winning director John Bridcut offers fresh insight into the life and work of Hubert Parry through the unique perspective of HRH The Prince of Wales.


MON 22:30 This Green and Pleasant Land: The Story of British Landscape Painting (b01173pk)
400 years of art history in 90 minutes? This film takes an eclectic group of people from all walks of life, including artists, critics and academics, out into the countryside to take a look at how we have depicted our landscape in art, discovering how the genre carried British painting to its highest eminence and won a place in the nation's heart.

From Flemish beginnings in the court of Charles I to the digital thumbstrokes of David Hockney's iPad, the paintings reveal as much about the nation's past as they do the patrons and artists who created them. Famous names sit alongside lesser-known works, covering everything from the refined sensibilities of 18th-century Classicism to the abstract forms of the war-torn 20th century with a bit of love, loss, rivalry and rioting thrown in.

Contributions come from a cast as diverse as the works themselves, including filmmaker Nic Roeg, historian Dan Snow and novelist Will Self, who offer a refreshingly wide range of perspectives on a genre of art which we have made very much our own.


MON 00:00 Rubicon (b011m9y0)
No Honesty in Men

Knowing that his apartment is under surveillance, Will finds refuge with a neighbour. Katherine continues pursuing the names of the boys in the photograph. Miles and Grant welcome Julia to the team.


MON 00:45 Timeshift (b00dwflh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:00 today]


MON 01:45 Britain by Bike (b00td4sg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:30 today]


MON 02:15 The Prince and the Composer: A Film about Hubert Parry by HRH The Prince of Wales (b011g941)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]



TUESDAY 07 JUNE 2011

TUE 19:00 World News Today (b011s3dd)
The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective.


TUE 19:30 Born to Be Wild (b00cp4nv)
Birds

Four amateur naturalists get to grips with Britain's birds. Millions of Brits count themselves as bird lovers, but these enthusiasts take their passion to extreme lengths. One devotee wades through acres of reed beds, up to twice his height, in pursuit of a tiny, brown, long distance flier. Another scales the heights, clambering up mountains and scouring quarries to study the Peregrine falcon. Two men journey to an uninhabited rock, 40 miles off the North coast of Scotland, to research puffins. Another walks hundreds of miles around local farms, scouting them out for bird life.

Devoting hundreds of hours of their spare time to birds, these characters are truly inspirational. Our enthusiasts, and hundreds of other people like them, feed all the information they gather back to national organisations like the RSPB and the British Trust for Ornithology, helping to build a picture of Britain's birdlife.


TUE 20:00 Darwin's Struggle: The Evolution of the Origin of Species (b00hd1mr)
Documentary telling the little-known story of how Darwin came to write his great masterpiece On the Origin of Species, a book which explains the wonderful variety of the natural world as emerging out of death and the struggle of life.

In the 20 years he took to develop a brilliant idea into a revolutionary book, Darwin went through a personal struggle every bit as turbulent as that of the natural world he observed. Fortunately, he left us an extraordinary record of his brilliant insights, observations of nature, and touching expressions of love and affection for those around him. He also wrote frank accounts of family tragedies, physical illnesses and moments of self-doubt, as he laboured towards publication of the book that would change the way we see the world.

The story is told with the benefit of Darwin's secret notes and correspondence, enhanced by natural history filming, powerful imagery from the time and contributions from leading contemporary biographers and scientists.


TUE 21:00 Botany: A Blooming History (b011s3dg)
A Confusion of Names

What makes plants grow is a simple enough question. The answer turns out to be one of the most complicated and fascinating stories in science and took over 300 years to unravel.

Timothy Walker, director of Oxford University Botanic Garden, reveals how the breakthroughs of Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus, Chelsea gardener Phillip Miller and English naturalist John Ray created the science of botany. Between them, these quirky, temperamental characters unlocked the mysteries of the plant kingdom, and they began to glimpse a world where bigger, better and stronger plants could be created. Nurseryman Thomas Fairchild created the world's first artificial hybrid flower - an entirely new plant that didn't exist in nature.

Today, botanists continue the search for new flowers, better crops and improved medicines to treat life-threatening diseases.


TUE 22:00 Grow Your Own (b00m5pp2)
Down-to-earth comedy drama inspired by true stories. Given ground in some Liverpool allotments, troubled refugees meet with mixed reactions from the existing plot holders, who have headaches and heartaches of their own to fret over.


TUE 23:35 Aristotle's Lagoon (b00q0hh2)
In the 4th century BC the Greek philosopher Aristotle travelled to Lesvos, an island in the Aegean teeming, then as now, with wildlife. His fascination with what he found there, and his painstaking study of it, led to the birth of a new science - biology. Professor Armand Leroi follows in Aristotle's footsteps to discover the creatures, places and ideas that inspired the philosopher in his pioneering work.


TUE 00:35 Botany: A Blooming History (b011s3dg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]


TUE 01:35 Born to Be Wild (b00cp4nv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:30 today]


TUE 02:05 Darwin's Struggle: The Evolution of the Origin of Species (b00hd1mr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:00 today]


TUE 03:05 Botany: A Blooming History (b011s3dg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]



WEDNESDAY 08 JUNE 2011

WED 19:00 World News Today (b011s3pt)
The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective.


WED 19:30 Born to Be Wild (b00cl5v0)
Reptiles and Amphibians

The amateur naturalists are hot on the trail of cold-blooded animals. Reptiles and amphibians are often thought of as slimy and creepy. They're hard to keep a watch over because they're hard to see. But for the dedicated few, it's well worth the effort. One enthusiast has turned his garden into a lizard empire, all with the aim of helping sand lizards back from the brink. Another has turned sleuth, keeping an eye over her local woodland for Britain's most feared wild animal, the adder. One couple have transformed the landscape to create a home fit for the king of newts. And one man stalks the dank marshes at night to hear the melodic chorus of his own population of toads.

The naturalists' passion for these elusive wild animals gives a window onto a hidden world. This programme shows why it's surprisingly easy to get hot under the collar about cold-blooded creatures.


WED 20:00 Explosions: How We Shook the World (b00v9kb3)
Engineer Jem Stansfield is used to creating explosions, but in this programme he uncovers the story of how we have learnt to control them and harness their power for our own means.

From recreating a rather dramatic ancient Chinese alchemy accident to splitting an atom in his own home-built replica of a 1930s piece of equipment, Jem reveals how explosives work and how we have used their power throughout history. He goes underground to show how gunpowder was used in the mines of Cornwall, recreates the first test of guncotton in a quarry with dramatic results and visits a modern high explosives factory with a noble history.

Ground-breaking high speed photography makes for some startling revelations at every step of the way.


WED 21:00 Hidcote: A Garden for All Seasons (b011s3pw)
Documentary telling the story of Hidcote - the most influential English garden of the 20th century - and Lawrence Johnston, the enigmatic genius behind it. Hidcote was the first garden ever taken on by the National Trust, who spent 3.5 million pounds in a major programme of restoration. This included researching Johnston's original vision, which in turn uncovered the compelling story of how Johnston created such an iconic garden.

Until recently, little was known about the secretive and self-taught Johnston. He kept few, if any, records on Hidcote's construction, but current head gardener Glyn Jones made it a personal mission to discover as much about the man as possible to reveal how, in the early 20th century, Johnston set about creating a garden that has inspired designers all over the world.


WED 22:00 Nurse Jackie (b00y4xys)
Series 2

Comfort Food

Drama series about Jackie Peyton, a no-nonsense emergency room nurse based in New York who has to balance her frenzied job with a complicated home life. After breaking up with Eddie, Jackie tries to reconnect with her family, but she is soon on the verge of losing it when Eddie overdoses and she runs out of drugs.


WED 22:30 Mark Lawson Talks To... (b00rjrx1)
Tracey Emin

Mark Lawson talks to the enfant terrible of the British art world, Tracey Emin, famed for her unmade bed and the tent embroidered with the names of everyone she had ever slept with. The 1990s wild child talks in detail about her unconventional childhood and the traumatic adolescent experiences which inspired much of her controversial work.


WED 23:30 Wallander (b00s0tsl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 on Saturday]


WED 00:55 Storyville (b011m9xy)
Prosecutor

Critics say Luis Moreno-Ocampo's justice threatens peace, while champions of justice criticise his weaknesses. The world's first permanent International Criminal Court is making headlines - issuing an arrest warrant for a sitting head of state for war crimes, Sudanese President Al-Bashir in July 2008 and now seeking the arrest of Colonel Gaddafi, his son Saif and his brother-in-law, the intelligence chief Abdullah Sanussi.

Cameras follow the prosecutor in New York as he defends the Al-Bashir warrant at the UN Security Council; in The Hague, as he opens the Court's first trial of alleged Congolese war criminal Thomas Lubanga; and in the Congo as he meets citizens affected by the trial. The prosecutor must keep one step ahead of them all.

Part of BBC 4's Justice season.


WED 01:55 Explosions: How We Shook the World (b00v9kb3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:00 today]


WED 02:55 Hidcote: A Garden for All Seasons (b011s3pw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]



THURSDAY 09 JUNE 2011

THU 19:00 World News Today (b011s4jw)
The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective.


THU 19:30 The Sky at Night (b07mhps3)
Cygnus the Swan

The summer constellation of Cygnus will soon be flying overhead in our night sky. With its rich array of nebulae and star clusters, it is a delight for astronomers to look at in the warm summer evenings. Sir Patrick Moore looks at the yellow star Albireo with its superb azure blue companion, whilst Chris North goes in search of the Milky Way.


THU 20:00 The Horizon Guide to Mars (b00p1crx)
The intriguing possibility of life on Mars has fuelled man's quest to visit the Red Planet. Drawing on 45 years of Horizon archive, space expert Dr Kevin Fong presents a documentary on Earth's near neighbour.

Man's extraordinary attempts to reach Mars have pushed technological boundaries past their limit and raised the tantalising prospect of establishing human colonies beyond our own planet.

While the moon lies 240,000 miles away, Mars is at a distance of 50 million miles. Reaching the moon takes three days, but to land on Mars would take nearly eight months, and only two thirds of the missions to Mars have made it. The BBC has been analysing the highs and lows throughout - including the ill-fated British attempt, the Beagle.

Horizon has explored how scientists believe the only way to truly understand Mars is to send people there. If and when we do, it will be the most challenging trip humanity has ever undertaken.


THU 21:00 Unnatural Histories (b011s4k0)
Serengeti

More than anywhere, the Serengeti is synonymous with wilderness and has even come to represent Africa. But the story of the Serengeti is just as much about humans as it is about wildlife. Right from the origin of our species in Africa, humans have been profoundly shaping this unique wilderness - hunters and pastoralists with cattle and fire, ivory traders and big game hunters, conservationists, scientists, film-makers and even tourists have all played a part in shaping the Serengeti.

Probably most powerful of all was a tiny microbe unknowingly brought to Africa by a small Italian expeditionary force - Rinderpest, a deadly virus that swept through the continent decimating cattle and wildlife alike and forever changing the face of the wild. The Serengeti is far from timeless, it is forever changing - and wherever there is change, the influence of Homo sapiens is not far behind.


THU 22:00 Rubicon (b011s4k2)
In Whom We Trust

Will finally manages to confront Katherine Rhumor about her husband and his connection with Truxton Spangler and API, but Katherine is threatened by a mysterious and deadly stranger.


THU 22:45 The Born Free Legacy (b00tzm01)
Born Free caused a sensation when it was first published in 1960. As well as topping the New York Times bestseller list, the book, and the Hollywood film that followed, made a massive impact on conservation and science and our fundamental attitudes to wild animals and the environment.

This documentary marks the 50th anniversary of Born Free's publication by revisiting the inspirational story of Austrian artist and author Joy and her husband George Adamson, a warden turned wildlife conservationist. The account of the couple's experiences and adventures in East Africa as they raised an orphaned lioness cub, and their success in training her to survive in the wild, won the hearts and minds of people around the world and challenged the conventional view of wild animals as being without personalities, emotions or individual rights.

The extraordinary relationship between Elsa the lioness and her adopted 'parents' caused a seismic shift in popular attitudes towards animals and left a legacy that is as controversial today as it is fondly celebrated.

The documentary was filmed on location in Kenya and draws on extraordinary archive, including home video footage filmed by Joy and George, shot over the course of 50 years. Featuring contributions from their many friends, associates and contemporaries, it gives a remarkable insight into the personal lives and work of a couple who contributed to a sea change in our view of our relationship with wild animals and our place on the planet.


THU 23:45 Unnatural Histories (b011s4k0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]


THU 00:45 The Horizon Guide to Mars (b00p1crx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:00 today]


THU 01:45 The Born Free Legacy (b00tzm01)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:45 today]


THU 02:45 Unnatural Histories (b011s4k0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]



FRIDAY 10 JUNE 2011

FRI 19:00 World News Today (b011s5jz)
The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective.


FRI 19:30 What Makes a Great Tenor? (b00sm1js)
The great tenor Rolando Villazon takes us inside the world of the sexiest and most risky of all operatic voices. It's a journey which includes some of the great names of the past, such as Caruso and Lanza, and some of the brightest stars performing today, like Domingo, Alagna and Florez. We hear how they tackle their most famous roles and what the risks and rewards are.


FRI 20:30 Transatlantic Sessions (b00n93c2)
Series 4

Episode 5

Folk musicians come together in what have been called 'the greatest backporch shows ever', as Shetland fiddle virtuoso Aly Bain and dobro ace Jerry Douglas host a Highland gathering of the cream of Nashville, Irish and Scottish talent.

Highlights include the classic Carrickfergus sung by American star Alison Moorer, which Bain considers the best interpretation of the song he has ever heard.


FRI 21:00 The Santana Story: Angels and Demons (b011s5k1)
Carlos Santana, the legendary Mexican-American guitarist and songwriter, reveals his turbulent life story with astonishing intimacy, accompanied by previously unseen archive performances of many of his best-known tunes. These range from Evil Ways and Black Magic Woman to the massive hits from his later Supernatural album. Santana recounts to director Jeremy Marre the abuse and struggle of his early years, the invention of Latin rock in San Francisco, his triumph at Woodstock, his involvement with jealous guru Sri Chinmoy and guitarist John McLaughlin, and the rollercoaster years that followed.

This frank and very personal depiction of a remarkable forty-year career, fuelled by his 'angels and demons', is illustrated with behind-the-scenes footage uncovered for the first time, interviews with former members of the band, producers and musicians, and many performances from the early 70s that depict his unmistakable guitar style.

Contributors include members of the Santana band, music industry executive Clive Davis, producer David Rubinson, guitarist John McLaughlin, Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead, Santana family members and other musical collaborators.


FRI 22:15 Santana in Concert: Supernatural Live (b007bpfg)
Carlos Santana's A Supernatural Evening with Santana concert, recorded at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Featuring guests Lauryn Hill, Rob Thomas, Dave Matthews, Product G & B and Everlast, and music from his multi-platinum album Supernatural.


FRI 23:05 Sight and Sound in Concert (b00lnbj9)
Santana

Legendary guitarist Carlos Santana leads his band in highlights from a concert recorded in 1976, featuring the classics Black Magic Woman, Oye Como Va and Soul Sacrifice.


FRI 23:35 Guitar Heroes at the BBC (b00pjl55)
Part V

Series featuring legendary guitarists treading the boards and trading licks at the BBC studios. Expect riffs, solos and histrionics from the likes of Johnny Thunders of The New York Dolls, Brian May from Queen, Duane Eddy, BB King and Joan Jett, filmed in the 1970s for shows including Top of the Pops and The Old Grey Whistle Test.

Complete line-up:
Alice Cooper - School's Out
New York Dolls - Jet Boy
Peter Green - Heavy Heart
Queen - Killer Queen
Robin Trower - Alethea
Duane Eddy and the Rebelettes - Play Me Like You Play Your Guitar
John Martyn - Discover the Lover
Budgie - Who Do You Want For Your Love
Peter Frampton - Show Me the Way
BB King - When It All Comes Down
Whitesnake - Trouble
Cheap Trick - I Want You to Want Me
Black Sabbath - Never Say Die
The Skids - Into the Valley
Joan Jett - I Love Rock 'n' Roll.


FRI 00:35 The Santana Story: Angels and Demons (b011s5k1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]


FRI 01:50 Santana in Concert: Supernatural Live (b007bpfg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:15 today]


FRI 02:40 Sight and Sound in Concert (b00lnbj9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:05 today]


FRI 03:10 The Santana Story: Angels and Demons (b011s5k1)
[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)

A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss 21:00 SUN (b00v9gy5)

A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss 03:30 SUN (b00v9gy5)

African Railway 22:25 SAT (b00s6bgw)

Annie Nightingale: Bird on the Wireless 23:40 SUN (b011mb8d)

Aristotle's Lagoon 23:35 TUE (b00q0hh2)

Born to Be Wild 19:30 TUE (b00cp4nv)

Born to Be Wild 01:35 TUE (b00cp4nv)

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Botany: A Blooming History 21:00 TUE (b011s3dg)

Botany: A Blooming History 00:35 TUE (b011s3dg)

Botany: A Blooming History 03:05 TUE (b011s3dg)

Britain by Bike 19:30 MON (b00td4sg)

Britain by Bike 01:45 MON (b00td4sg)

Britain's Park Story 19:00 SUN (b00t9qv8)

Darwin's Struggle: The Evolution of the Origin of Species 20:00 TUE (b00hd1mr)

Darwin's Struggle: The Evolution of the Origin of Species 02:05 TUE (b00hd1mr)

Edgar Allan Poe: Love, Death and Women 20:00 SUN (b00vfhhp)

Edgar Allan Poe: Love, Death and Women 02:30 SUN (b00vfhhp)

Explosions: How We Shook the World 20:00 WED (b00v9kb3)

Explosions: How We Shook the World 01:55 WED (b00v9kb3)

Gods and Monsters 22:00 SUN (b0074stb)

Grow Your Own 22:00 TUE (b00m5pp2)

Guitar Heroes at the BBC 23:35 FRI (b00pjl55)

Hidcote: A Garden for All Seasons 21:00 WED (b011s3pw)

Hidcote: A Garden for All Seasons 02:55 WED (b011s3pw)

Latin Music USA 20:00 SAT (b00qpm4c)

Latin Music USA 00:00 SAT (b00qpm4c)

Mark Lawson Talks To... 22:30 WED (b00rjrx1)

Nurse Jackie 22:00 WED (b00y4xys)

Rubicon 00:00 MON (b011m9y0)

Rubicon 22:00 THU (b011s4k2)

Santana in Concert: Supernatural Live 22:15 FRI (b007bpfg)

Santana in Concert: Supernatural Live 01:50 FRI (b007bpfg)

Sight and Sound in Concert 23:05 FRI (b00lnbj9)

Sight and Sound in Concert 02:40 FRI (b00lnbj9)

Storyville 02:00 SAT (b011m9cx)

Storyville 00:55 WED (b011m9xy)

The Big 3 Palladium Orchestra at the Barbican 01:00 SAT (b00qbzxv)

The Born Free Legacy 22:45 THU (b00tzm01)

The Born Free Legacy 01:45 THU (b00tzm01)

The Horizon Guide to Mars 20:00 THU (b00p1crx)

The Horizon Guide to Mars 00:45 THU (b00p1crx)

The Old Grey Whistle Test 00:40 SUN (b011pxlv)

The Old Grey Whistle Test 01:30 SUN (b011qkh6)

The Prince and the Composer: A Film about Hubert Parry by HRH The Prince of Wales 21:00 MON (b011g941)

The Prince and the Composer: A Film about Hubert Parry by HRH The Prince of Wales 02:15 MON (b011g941)

The Santana Story: Angels and Demons 21:00 FRI (b011s5k1)

The Santana Story: Angels and Demons 00:35 FRI (b011s5k1)

The Santana Story: Angels and Demons 03:10 FRI (b011s5k1)

The Secret Life of Elephants 19:00 SAT (b00h6yk1)

The Secret Life of Elephants 03:10 SAT (b00h6yk1)

The Sky at Night 19:30 THU (b07mhps3)

This Green and Pleasant Land: The Story of British Landscape Painting 22:30 MON (b01173pk)

Timeshift 20:00 MON (b00dwflh)

Timeshift 00:45 MON (b00dwflh)

Top of the Pops 23:25 SAT (b011m9xw)

Transatlantic Sessions 20:30 FRI (b00n93c2)

Unnatural Histories 21:00 THU (b011s4k0)

Unnatural Histories 23:45 THU (b011s4k0)

Unnatural Histories 02:45 THU (b011s4k0)

Wallander 21:00 SAT (b00s0tsl)

Wallander 23:30 WED (b00s0tsl)

What Makes a Great Tenor? 19:30 FRI (b00sm1js)

World News Today 19:00 MON (b011s34j)

World News Today 19:00 TUE (b011s3dd)

World News Today 19:00 WED (b011s3pt)

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