Sky Arts and BBC4 - What's on Today*

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Bink, Sep 26, 2020.

  1. Choose Cats

    Choose Cats Forum Resident

    West Midlands
    Brett Anderson and ParaOrchestra's "Death Songbook" is on next Friday (Sky Arts) - one of my musical highlights of 2021. Absolutely beautiful and highly recommended.

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  2. JBOO

    JBOO Forum Resident

    Leeds, UK
    Yes, the captions are cringe making.
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  3. Bink

    Bink Forum Resident Thread Starter

    After last Saturday's Paul McCartney night on BBC2, this coming Saturday they are taking a similar approach with Freddie Mercury, who died 30 years ago this week:

    Queen At The BBC
    An long compilation of clips from the BBC archive, which according to my TV listing includes the Montreux Pop Festival and the Hammersmith 1975 concert. On the face of it, it sounds great but if you are a fan I suspect you will have seen most clips.

    Freddie Mercury: The Final Act
    A new documentary exploring Freddie's last years and preparations for the 1992 tribute concert. Features interviews with Roger Daltrey, Joe Elliot and Anita Dobson. I will probably watch this but it does sound rather maudlin. Would rather see Freddie at his best rather than hear stories of him being ill.

    Queen - The Legendary 1975 Concert
    Although this is an example of Freddie at his best, I am sure someone is getting a commission every time this is shown! I would have loved it to have been screened when I first got into Queen in the early 90's. Now it seems to be on almost every month. I have even seen weeks when both the BBC and Channel 5 are showing it. There are so many riches in the vaults - Hyde Park '76, Earls Court '77, Hammersmith '79. Give us something new!
  4. arthurprecarious

    arthurprecarious Forum Resident

    North East England
    On BBC4 tomorrow at 1130 John Martyn Live at the BBC and at 930 Lindisfarne’s Geordie Genius: The Alan Hull Story
  5. fretbuzzed

    fretbuzzed Forum Resident

    M16 0RA
    here's an early heads up as I'm sure I'll forget to do it nearer the time

    Phil Lynott: Songs for While I'm Away

    Documentary on the life and music of Phil Lynott, telling the story of how a young working-class black boy from 1950s Dublin became Ireland's greatest rock star.

    As lead singer of Thin Lizzy, Phil was a songwriter, a poet, a dreamer and a wild man. Told extensively through the words of Phil himself and focusing on some of his iconic songs, the film gets to the heart of Philip as a father, husband, friend, son and rock icon.

    Release date:04 December 2021
    1 hour, 30 minutes

    BBC Two - Phil Lynott: Songs for While I'm Away
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  6. Markyp

    Markyp Forum Resident

    Thanks for this, I’ve been waiting for a chance to see it. Counting the days!!
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  7. Gavaxeman

    Gavaxeman Take me back to dear old Blighty...

    West Midlands U.K.
    Great news..been waiting for this to air
  8. Eric_Generic

    Eric_Generic Enigma

    If anyone spots another repeat of the Runrig film - There Must Be A Place - let me know on here, as I had the subtitles turned on by mistake when I recorded it and I'd rather watch it without them!

  9. MidnightRocks

    MidnightRocks Forum Resident

    Have to say I was very disappointed with it. I'm not a fan though so maybe if you are a fan it will have more of interest.
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  10. piston broke

    piston broke Forum Resident

    The Alan Hull Story at 9pm tonight. Should be good.
  11. Elmer McMuffin

    Elmer McMuffin Forum Resident

    Beat me to it. If you can get past the flappy flares, it's a hell of a great John Martyn gig. Amazed it's being reshown - bravo!
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  12. oxegen

    oxegen Forum Resident

    Dublin, Ireland
    This documentary was shown on Irish TV some time ago. Very enjoyable even if you are not a big fan.
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  13. Bink

    Bink Forum Resident Thread Starter

    It looks like the Nick Cave documentary One More Time With Feeling, about the making of his Skeleton Tree album, will be on Sky Arts tonight. I haven't seen this so will definitely watch it.
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  14. MrCJF

    MrCJF Best served with coffee and cake.

    United Kingdom
    It's a great story. The early photos look exactly like my childhood holiday photos from the West of Ireland in the early 70s (my parents were from Galway) Like another world completely disconnected from modern city life.
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  15. lwh1

    lwh1 Forum Resident

    Kent, England
    Just watched it. JM in great form. Was there only 30 minutes originally shown?
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  16. Rob6899

    Rob6899 Forum Resident

    Millom, UK
    Downloading it to my sky box right now.
  17. Fuller

    Fuller Forum Resident

    Only 30 minutes on TV but in the big JM Island boxset the included DVD has three bonus tracks from that concert that were recorded, but not shown at the time.
    Bless the Weather, Inside Out and Spencer the Rover, an additional 20 minutes.
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  18. Duffy Shrimpton

    Duffy Shrimpton Forum Resident

    The lads watched the Hugh McDonough telly show on London weekend last week at the arms.
    Who knew yer man was shaggin Sara Lancashire then?
    We drank with McDonough enough ta know ta keep yer dosh off the bar ya would
    If yer man would down a bottle of navy strength before sunset ya’d know ta steer clear.
    Him would end up out in the bloody lash and terrorize the staff at the bloody Bens Cookies in Newquay him would
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  19. Elmer McMuffin

    Elmer McMuffin Forum Resident

    According to, adding those 3 tracks gives you the whole gig. I don't know if he was supporting another artist that night.
  20. CaptainFeedback1

    CaptainFeedback1 It's nothing personal.

    Oxfordshire, UK
    It was! I have never knowingly listened to Lindisfarne as I just didn't think they'd be my thing. Turns out I knew more by them than I realised - some great songs. My admiration for him grew as the programme went on, and I ended up discovering a new favourite song. What a beauty this is -
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  21. Purple Jim

    Purple Jim Forum Resident

  22. Blank Frank

    Blank Frank King of Carrot Flowers

    Caught up with the Alan Hull doc last night (Liv Tyler stopped us watching it on Friday): excellent!

    I'd forgotten just how good the first 3 Lindisfarne albums are, not to mention Pipe Dream (Peter Brophy still don't care!).

    Sam Fender also went up in my estimation.

    Both of us, having been teenagers in the North East in the '70s, were dragged back to our youths.
  23. Bink

    Bink Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Just flicking through next week's TV listings, there are a few things that have piqued my interest:

    On Sky Arts on Sunday evening there is a programme, marked as 'new' that is listed as:

    The Who Hits 50 - Live.

    Now this could just be the concert that is on Blu-ray as The Who Live In Hyde Park, but if so why would they change the name?

    And on Friday 10th December, on BBC4 there are the following Nick Cave programmes:

    Idiot Prayer - his piano concert without audience at Alexandra Palace

    BBC Four Sessions- with the Bad Seeds. Not sure when this was recorded but I think this is an old programme.
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  24. Doghouse Riley

    Doghouse Riley Forum Resident

    North West England
    If you log into the BBC home page and type in the name of any programme, you'll usually be able to find out from the page that comes up, when the programme has been shown before. As when I checked the BBC Four sessions "The bad Seeds."

    It was shown six times between 04/7/2008 and 11/7/2009

    It'll be on for the eighth time on Saturday 11th December at 0.2.40am.
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  25. dixiedixie69

    dixiedixie69 Forum Resident

    Derry, Ireland
    Aye, its very well done. A lot of focus on family + his Dublin roots which has been been lacking in other retrospectives of the great man.
    I really enjoyed it.

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