Skid X Registered User
#1

Snappy title!

Here we go - the BBC have lots of great programmes about Music - Documentaries, Live Concerts, Top of The Pops etc. Mostly on BBC 4 but sometimes BBC 2 and BBC 1 can rock too. BBC 3 shows the odd decent festival during the Summer, so we won't leave them out

This is a thread for them all - please post any upcoming good-looking shows you see, and feel free to discuss them here too.

Lets Rock!!

BBC4 is available on Sky Channel 211, UPC Channel 117 and on Freesat.











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Ol' Donie Registered User
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Nice one Skid.

Nils Lofgren on bbc4 just now. Heard him on Marty in the morning on Lyric a while ago (surely his biggest claim to fame).

Great fella.

Edit: jesus, really didn't realise how good he is!

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Skid X Registered User
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BBC2 - Sat Nov 10th 9pm - Hello Quo

Documentary examining rock band Status Quo's five-decade history, including interviews with the band, concert footage and rarely seen archive material, as well as a look at the 2012 reunion of the original line-up, performing together for the first time in more than 30 years. With contributions by Paul Weller, Brian May, Noddy Holder, Cliff Richard and Jeff Lynne



BBC2 - Sat Nov 10th 10.20pm - TOTP2 Status Quo Special
A selection of the veteran rock 'n' roll band's performances on Top of the Pops, from their first appearance in 1968 with the psychedelic Pictures of Matchstick Men to their last in 2005 with The Party Ain't Over Yet, as well as hits including Rockin' All Over the World, Whatever You Want, Mystery Song and Living on an Island



BBC4 -Sat Nov 10th 10.45pm - Totally British 70s Rock n Roll
A collection of archive performances by artists including Graham Parker and the Rumour, Dr Feelgood, Ducks Deluxe, Elvis Costello, the Motors, Steve Gibbons Band and Dire Straits from TV shows such as The Old Grey Whistle Test and Top of the Pops



BBC4 -Sat Nov 10th 11.45pm - Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance
Mark Kidel directs a profile of the singer-songwriter, who began his career as part of London's pub rock scene in the early 1970s and later became associated with the the British new wave movement later that decade. The story is picked up from the star's childhood under the influence of his father, Ross McManus, a Catholic education which left a big impression on him, and his overnight success with the Attractions. The musician himself talks openly about the shaping of his career and life, and revisits the places where he grew up

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grey_so_what Registered User
#4

Great idea for a thread Skid!.......

Love the archive repeats of TOGWT!............

Thanks for the heads up!

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Skid X Registered User
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BBC1 NI - Mon Nov 11th 10.35pm - Danny Boy: The Ballad That Bewitched the World

** also on RTE1 the same night at 9.35pm

Documentary charting the origins and development of the song, which this year marks its 100th anniversary. The programme reveals how the ballad was created when English barrister Fred Weatherly put words to traditional melody The Londonderry Air, after which it became an anthem for First World War troops, broke into Hollywood during the 1940s, made fans of Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash, and some believe went some way to bridging the divide during the Troubles. Contributors including Gabriel Byrne, Rosanne Cash, Brian Kennedy and Barry McGuigan explain the song's enduring appeal and what it has come to symbolise

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Welsh Megaman Registered User
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*enters thread*

Wow, I like what you've done with the place.

And the wallpaper...with the 'Old Grey Whistle Test' logo - nice touch!

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Skid X Registered User
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Welsh Megaman said:
*enters thread*

Wow, I like what you've done with the place.

And the wallpaper...with the 'Old Grey Whistle Test' logo - nice touch!


Cheers man, hopefully it will get a bit of momentum.

OGWT you say ... hmmm, I've about 25 hours left to edit the OP. I might do a burst of re-decoration!

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Welsh Megaman Registered User
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Skid X said:
Cheers man, hopefully it will get a bit of momentum.

OGWT you say ... hmmm, I've about 25 hours left to edit the OP. I might do a burst of re-decoration!


Surprised to find out that 'Veronica' by Mr. Costello, despite it's still frequent airplay, only reached No.31 in the UK Singles Chart

Even with a helping hand/thumbs up from Macca!

But then again, it was 1989 - the year of Stock Aitken and Waterman

They gotta lot to answer for!








Let us never mention Stock Aitken and Waterman on this thread ever again.

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Skid X Registered User
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Welsh Megaman said:
Surprised to find out that 'Veronica' by Mr. Costello, despite it's still frequent airplay, only reached No.31 in the UK Singles Chart

Even with a helping hand/thumbs up from Macca!

But then again, it was 1989 - the year of Stock Aitken and Waterman


These days, I'm not even sure anymore ... how good music does so poorly in the charts.

I'll make no promises about SAW - Pete Waterman rocks!

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Harry Angstrom Registered User
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Welsh Megaman said:


But then again, it was 1989 - the year of Stock Aitken and Waterman

They gotta lot to answer for!

Let us never mention Stock Aitken and Waterman on this thread ever again.


"I'd rather jack, than Fleetwood Mac"

I wonder whatever happened to The Reynolds Girls......

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#11

Agh careful this doesn't end up as a million youtube clips - Opera hates this website when its full of them - pages just freeze.

Watched the Status Quo doc on BBC2 - not a fan of Telecaster boogie but it was enjoyable fare - Alan Lancaster looks about 20 years older than Rick and Francis

Skid X Registered User
#12

Harry Angstrom said:
"I'd rather jack, than Fleetwood Mac"

I wonder whatever happened to The Reynolds Girls......


One of them was in this band. And they supported Take That a few times.

But they never had Reynolds Girls levels of success

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Harry Angstrom Registered User
#13

I love Elvis Costello but his recent stuff is shyte. He was better as an angry young man.

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Skid X Registered User
#14

Harry Angstrom said:
I love Elvis Costello but his recent stuff is shyte. He was better as an angry young man.


True enough.

I saw him in the Marquee during the Summer, really enjoyed it.

He didn't dwell on the new stuff, thank God.

He played Derry a few nights later, I'd love to have been there when he played Tramp the Dirt down. It wasn't long after Mrs T had died.

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Ol' Donie Registered User
#15

Watched a fair bit of that Elvis Costello program last night.

Didn't really do a lot for me, but it sometimes takes me a while to "get" a singer/band. Took me years to love Led Zeppelin for jesus' sake.

Anyway, since they tend to repeat shows on BBC 4, I would recommend keeping an eye out for the one on Southern Rock, the one where the Stones join Muddy Waters on stage (10/10 in my book) and the brilliant one about Lemmy, the mad b*llocks.

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