The Smith Lectures
5/8. Series showcasing the irreverent Professor Arthur Smith, who this week lectures on food and drink, with archive comedy support from Tony Hancock, Jo Enright, Dave Spikey, Father Guido Sarducci, Ralphie May, Jeff Foxworthy and others.
1.30 The Day the Music Died
6/8. A topical comedy show satirising events in the music industry. Presented by Andrew Collins, with Jon Holmes and Robin Ince. (Repeated from Thursday)
Comedian (The Smith Lectures):
Presenter (The Day the Music Died):
Stuart Maconie presents a portrait of American singer/songwriter Beck (Beck Hansen), who in 1994 emerged as a quirky and influential performer rooted in pop, funk, soul, Latin, hip-hop and folk traditions with a nod to the likes of Bob Dylan, Captain Beefheart and Woody Guthrie. In anticipation of his new album, this profile recalls his singular recordings, including Loser, Devil's Haircut, Where It's At and The New Pollution.
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