FREE! Music for grown-ups on air in the next seven days

Over the next seven days, I hope to catch/record these tempting TV/radio broadcasts:


Wed 23 April

2045 Vivaldi, Composer Of The Week – BBC Radio 3

(3/5, continues to Fri)

2230 Natalie Dessay, Artist Focus – BBC Radio 3

(3/4, continues Thurs)


Thurs 24 April

1050 Callas, Pagliacci, Classical Collection – BBC Radio 3

2300 Theme Time Radio Hour with Bob Dylan (Series 1 – rpt)

– BBC Radio 2


Fri 25 April

0050 Portishead in Portishead, C4

2100 Theme Time Radio Hour with Bob Dylan (Series 2) – BBC 6 Music

2200 Van Morrison, BBC Four Sessions

2230 Wes Montgomery, Jazz Library – BBC Radio 3

2300 Van Morrison, archive footage from Later – BBC Four

2335 Eric Burdon and Marshall Chess, Later – BBC2


Sat 26 April

1830 Opera On 3, Live from the Met, La Fille du Regiment, starring Dessay and Florez, the best opera you’ll hear all year – BBC Radio 3

1900 Icons Revisited – Prince – BBC Radio 2  


Sun 27 April

2250 Van Morrison, BBC Four Sessions (rpt)

2350 Van Morrison at the BBC, more archive footage



Gerry Smith





ALTERNATIVE SELECTION: on air in the next seven days

 … thanks to compiler Mike Ollier:


Radio For Grown-Ups

Thurs BBCR2 ~ 23.00 ~ 00.00

*  Theme Time Radio With Bob Dylan: Rich Man Poor Man

Repeats continue on terrestrial radio


Fri BBCR6 21.00 ~ 22.00

*  Theme Time With Bob Dylan:

On his myspace blog Mike Scott (Waterboys) has said he thinks this show isn’t very good ~ how wrong he is folks.


Fri BBCR3 22.30 ~ 23.30

*  Jazz Library: Wes Montgomery


Fri BBCR3 23.30 ~ 01.00

* Jazz On 3: Dave Douglas and Keystone


Sat BBCR2 19.00 ~ 20.00

*  Icons Revisted

Prince ~ a look at the tiny one’s enduring work which will probably ignore the last ten years.



TV For Grown-Ups

Tues BBC2 22.00 ~ 22.30

*  Later Live

More live music, that’s live, as it happens ~ oh yes!  Featuring Was (Not Was)


Fri BBC4 22.00 ~ 23.00

*  Sessions: It’s Van night on BEEB4 ~ yippee!  Van Morrison Live at LSO St Luke’s with a selection from his new album plus some classic older stuff like Vanlose Stairway ~ well worth a look.  John Platania now back in his band and the slide player Sarah Jory, too.


Fri BBC4 23.00 ~ 23.30

*  Van Morrison On Later

A selection of Mr Happy’s appearances on Later.


Fri BBC2 23.35 ~ 00.35

*  Later – See Tuesday


Sun C5 11.00 ~ 12.00

*  My Music

C5 did the naughty on me and swapped the listings around ~ this week it’s Ms Carthy.  I think.



Not Music, But We Like It

Congrats to the wonderful Gavin And Stacey on winning two BAFTA Awards ~ and don’t forget HIGNFY on Friday at 9, or on Saturday in the extended programme.

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