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Initial post: 16 Apr 2011 09:59:09 BDT
Brass Neck says:
Thought it might be a good idea to have a thread where we can alert each other to up-coming music-related broadcasts on t'telly. Obviously Sky Arts 1 is full of stuff but not everyone has a subscription (and yes I know some of you don't even have a gogglebox) so let's limit it to terrestrial & Freeview channels?

Sunday 17/4 Beeb 4 10.20 & 11.20 - couple of Robert Plant repeats (not forgetting Gracie Fields at 8 & 9!)

Good Friday Beeb 4 9, 10 & 11 - 3 progs about Elton John starting with Classic Albums - Madman Across The Water (also repeated at 12.05 onwards if there's a clash, probably repeated Easter Sunday but my sched doesn't go that far)

Posted on 16 Apr 2011 12:31:36 BDT
hey m.y., did you or anyone else have misfortune to catch "TOTP 76" on bbc4 a week or so ago ? i settled down with a large glass of the rhône's finest, looking forward to a nice dose of nostalgia, and....wot a feckin' let-down. couple of tired numbers from hot chocolate & 10 c.c., some dreadful euro-pop purporting to be about "reggae" but sounding nothing like real mccoy, a really dire bay city rollers one, & finally, the grand finale, this week's no. 1 is....brotherhood of man & save yr kisses, all dad-dancing & head-wagging. truly dire. frankly, no wonder punk came along like a breath of fresh air & blew away all this dross.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Apr 2011 12:37:00 BDT
Brass Neck says:
Once you got over the fact it was a documentary rather than a comp of the best tracks I thought it was reasonably entertaining. The snippets of Can on TOTP & Little Feat on OGWT (they spread their net wider than the title might suggest) were all-too brief. 1976 was a curious year in pop-land though, glam was over, as you say punk was still around the corner and disco & sickly sweet schmaltz had free reign!

Posted on 16 Apr 2011 12:39:30 BDT
TheFoe says:
Was good tv though. Just glad punk came along and mixed it all up!

Good idea for a thread M.Y.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Apr 2011 12:42:35 BDT
Last edited by the author on 16 Apr 2011 12:43:33 BDT
Brass Neck says:
Saves doing a thread for each show as we have in the past.

Re TOTP 76, I didn't think 'That's an hour I'll never get back' afterwards but it wasn't a keeper.

Posted on 16 Apr 2011 17:51:52 BDT
don't think we saw same show m.y. - wot i saw was no documentary, just original TOTP show with said dire songs. the best song featured was abba's "fernando".

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Apr 2011 18:43:05 BDT
There was/is a thing on the box called TOTP2 which I think features a mix of new and stuff from either10/20/30 years (or something like that) ago. Mostly missable occasionally (he says as if he's seen it on a dailly rather than occasional basis) not bad

Posted on 18 Apr 2011 07:37:44 BDT
TOTP 1976 I didn't see... but I don't need to see it to know there would have been far more I liked in it than in the equivilant chart this or any other week in the last 20 years or so.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Apr 2011 09:13:16 BDT
Brass Neck says:
Yep, you'd have been in your element with Bro'hood of Man, Showaddywaddy, Hot Chocolate and some AOR/MOR Fleetwood Mac in there Kev! No Beatles and no punk ....... bliss eh?!

Posted on 18 Apr 2011 09:17:16 BDT
Not quite... Hot Chocolate and Fleetwood Mac yes's a year too early for "Gary Gilmore's Eyes"

As for BOM , you could have sent me round Sandra Stevens , but not for singing.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Apr 2011 10:10:22 BDT
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Carradale says:
The calendar here gives rest of April on BBC4 and you can look back to see what else is still available in iplayer

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Apr 2011 10:36:31 BDT
Nugent Dirt says:
Sounds good to me MY. Only wish I'd been old enuff to enjoy it at the time

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Apr 2011 10:37:30 BDT
Brass Neck says:
Yeah .... riiiiight! ;¬)

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Apr 2011 08:51:23 BDT
Brass Neck says:
Friday 6 May on Beeb 4 - Classic albums - Screamadelica by Primal Scream is the main attrction followed by Movin' On Up - the hits of 1991 which should guarantee some footage of Nirvana (covering Where's Your Head At or Mind-Blowin' Decisions?!!!)

In reply to an earlier post on 1 May 2011 10:02:11 BDT
Brass Neck says:
For Lez Lee (and a few others?) - Noah & The Whale did an acoustic number at the end of the Jug-ears, sorry, Andrew Marr Show - just two of 'em so maybe Noah & the minnow - should be on catch-up/iPlayer soon?

In reply to an earlier post on 7 May 2011 10:58:57 BDT
Last edited by the author on 7 May 2011 12:25:06 BDT
Brass Neck says:
If you missed it the Screamadelica Classic Album programme is repeated on Sunday on Beeb 4.

Not music but if you didn't catch the excellent Twenty Twelve comedy series, the whole shebang is shown on Beeb 4 tonight (Sat) from 12.20. Hugh Bonneville as the boss of an inept management team in the run-up to the Olympics with some real LOL moments.

Also not music but loads of Family Guy on Beeb 3 tonight 9.45-3.45 and Sunday 10-4.25

In reply to an earlier post on 7 May 2011 11:31:30 BDT
sistermoon says:
The 'dreadful Europop' song must be Paul Nicholas's 'Reggae Like It Used To Be' - a possible prototype for Mika!

Posted on 7 May 2011 12:24:09 BDT
cheers for that, sis, now i'll know to avoid it like the plague. even worse than "mika" i.m.o.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 May 2011 08:02:39 BDT
Brass Neck says:
It's His Bobness night on Friday 20 May on BBC4
9pm- No Direction Home
10.55 - Tangled Up With Dylan

In reply to an earlier post on 28 May 2011 08:31:47 BDT
Brass Neck says:
Sunday & Monday on Beeb 2 @ 10 pm - Queen: Days Of Our Lives - two 1 hour docs then on Monday @ 11 the Legendary Hammy Odeon Concert

In reply to an earlier post on 29 May 2011 06:35:58 BDT
Tikka says:
but as per usual the Hammy gig is cut down to 50 mins - wish they'd just release the whole thing on DVD and CD.

'pparently in 'Days' there's some old TOTP footage that hasn't been seen for ages tho'. I'll set the recorder.

Posted on 29 May 2011 14:33:10 BDT
Lez Lee says:
Not on the box but on Radio 2.
Mostly Autumn are live on the Bob Harris Show next Sunday morning 1.00am - 2.00am bit late for you oldies but it'll be on iPlayer.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 May 2011 14:34:56 BDT
Brass Neck says:
Don't older folk need LESS sleep Lez, not that you'd have any expertise in that area?!!!!

Posted on 2 Jun 2011 08:26:36 BDT
Tikka says:
Sat down last night and watched both episodes of 'Days of our lives'. Worth checking out on i-player. Some of it will be familiar if you've seen other Queen documentaries before, but there was a fair bit of new footage and comment from Brian and Roger. Shame they couldn't get John to appear, as I thought the few old clips of him chatting were amongst the most interesting and perceptive.

BTW, there's a Santana night on BBC4 on Friday 10 June -documentary and a couple of live shows - I'll be recording it.

Posted on 3 Jun 2011 13:41:54 BDT
Lez Lee says:
Tonight Friday 3rd June

8.30. Transatlantic Sessions:
Music being played :
Bruce Molsky with Sharon Shannon and Jim Murray - Shove the Pigs' Foot a Little Bit Further into the fire
Aly Bain with Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenberg and Todd Parks - St Anne's Reel
Karen Matheson with Darrell Scott, Tim O' Brien and Donald Shaw - One More Chance
Catriona McKay - Swan Lk 243
Paul Brady with Cara Dillon, Tim O' Brien and Darell Scott - Don't Try to Please Me
Julie Fowlis with Bruce Molsky - Bothan Airigh am Braigh Raithneach
Joan Osborne with Bruce Molsky - Please Don't Tell Me How the Story Ends

9.00 Bird on the Wireless. About Annie Nightingale
10.00 Annie accompanies the Police on their Far East tour.

10.50. OGWU 1980 concert by Ian Dury etc.

11.50. Prog Rock Britannia Archive report from Bob Harris & John Peel
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