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: New Year's Day Concert

French conductor Georges Pretre directs the Vienna Philharmonic in the annual event from the Musikverein in Vienna. Featuring a seasonal selection of much-loved waltzes, polkas and marches by members of the Strauss family, plus a rousing finale and encores. Guest performers also help to interpret selected pieces.
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Extended repeat from 11.15am on BBC2 (S)


Conductor: Georges Pretre
Musicians: The Vienna Philharmonic

: Guitar Heroes at the BBC: 5/6

The start of an evening of classic rock, featuring archive performances by Alice Cooper, Queen, New York Dolls, John Martyn, Whitesnake, and Black Sabbath. See panel. (S)

Today's Choices: Dust off the loon pants for this second compilation, mostly of big riff merchants. Alice Cooper's Schools Out gets things off in fine style but the New York Dolls are less convincing. Viewers of a certain age will by now remember that the 1970s was the decade that fashion forgot. Musically, it pushed the boundaries too. This is like one of the compilation albums of the era: acts from different worlds appear to be neighbours - "Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath, say hello to the Skids". It does deliver some weird and, occasionally, wonderful music. (Geoff Ellis)


Singer: Alice Cooper
Band: Queen
Band: New York Dolls
Singer/guitarist: John Martyn
Band: Whitesnake
Band: Black Sabbath

: Queen: the Legendary 1975 Concert

Bob Harris introduces the rock band's concert at London's Hammersmith Odeon on Christmas Eve 1975. (S)


Presenter: Bob Harris
Band: Queen

: The Faces: Sight and Sound in Concert

A vintage performance by the band, featuring classic songs including Maybe I'm Amazed, When Will I be Loved and Miss Judy's Farm. (S)


Band: The Faces

: Guitar Heroes at the BBC: 6/6

Archive footage of guitarists taken from BBC music shows of the 1970s. Includes electric performances by Carlos Santana, Mark Knopfler, Peter Green and the Edge, and material by John Martyn, John Renbourn and Bert Jansch. See panel. (S)


Guitarist: Carlos Santana
Singer/guitarist: Mark Knopfler
Guitarist: Peter Green
Guitarist: The Edge
Singer/guitarist: John Martyn
Guitarist: John Renbourn
Guitarist: Bert Jansch

: Rock Goes to College: Tom Petty

A 1980 concert performance filmed at Oxford Polytechnic. (S)


Musician: Tom Petty

: Les Paul - Chasing Sound

The life story of the jazz guitarist and father of the solid-body electric guitar. (S)


Narrator/subject: Les Paul

: Peter Green: Man of the World

The story of the blues performer, who found fame as the lead guitarist of Fleetwood Mac. (S)
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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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