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Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Available for 11 months

Poet Dr John Cooper Clarke and comic and TV panellist Phill Jupitus seek treasure in East Anglia, with excellent expert guidance courtesy of auctioneer James Braxton and dealer Stephanie Connell. Show more

Never Mind the Buzzcocks

Series 28

Episode 3

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Anarchic pop quiz. Host Rhod Gilbert and regular team captains Noel Fielding and Phill Jupitus are joined by Alex Brooker, Sara Pascoe, John Cooper Clarke and Amelia Lily. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Victoria runs the postwar gamut from artist, drinker and sexual masochist Francis Bacon to the modern-day, latte-sipping hipster, and asks if we're all bohemians now. Show more

Contributors

Production Company:
Wingspan Productions
Executive Producer:
Archie Baron
Executive Producer:
Deborah Lee
Producer:
Nick Tanner
Director:
Nick Tanner
Participant:
Maggi Hambling
Participant:
AA Gill
Participant:
Jonny Woo
Participant:
Will Self
Participant:
Lewis Henderson
Participant:
Grayson Perry
Participant:
Molly Parkin
Participant:
Craig Temple
Participant:
Richard Coles
Participant:
John Cooper Clarke
Participant:
Stephen Calloway
Participant:
Bethany Lloyd
Participant:
Phoebe Mulrooney

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

How the edges between performance poetry and popular music have become blurred, a cross-pollination that began in 1965 when Allen Ginsberg stormed the Royal Albert Hall stage. Show more

The Secret Life of Books

Series 2

Episode 4: Confessions of an English Opium Eater

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

John Cooper Clarke explores Thomas de Quincey's Confessions of an English Opium Eater, and discovers how this addiction memoir avoids the cliches of modern 'misery-lit'. Show more

Would I Lie to You?

Series 15

Episode 1

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HD

Available for years

Sorting the fact from fiction this week are guests John Cooper Clarke, Judi Love, Chris McCausland and Caroline Quentin. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Rob Brydon
Panellist:
David Mitchell
Panellist:
Lee Mack
Panellist:
Judi Love
Executive Producer:
Peter Holmes
Executive Producer:
Rachel Ablett
Series Producer:
Adam Copeland
Production Company:
Zeppotron

Mandy

We Wish You a Mandy Christmas

Duration: 16 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Available for 6 months

Nobody actually likes bread sauce, do they? It tastes like someone’s eaten a piece of bread, chewed it up and spat it onto your plate. Merry Christmas.

Contributors

Mandy Carter:
Diane Morgan
Ghost Of Christmas Past:
Johnny Vegas
Ghost Of Christmas Present:
Pearce Quigley
Ghost Of Christmas Yet To Come:
John Cooper Clarke
Aunty Margaret:
Alison Ward
Director:
Diane Morgan
Executive Producer:
Ben Caudell

Brand

Mandy

Poetry Please

John Cooper Clarke

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Roger McGough is joined by John Cooper Clarke, who shares a selection of his favourite poems from the Poetry Please archive of listeners' requests. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Roger McGough
Interviewed Guest:
John Cooper Clarke
Producer:
Sarah Addezio

6 Music Festival

2014 Highlights

Episode 6: Jake Bugg, The Horrors & James Blake

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on Red Button (Satellite and Cable)

Live music from Jake Bugg, The Horrors, and James Blake, with added John Cooper Clarke. Features John Cooper Clarke and a gig in a bunker near Strangeways.

6 Music Festival

2014 Highlights

Episode 3: Damon Albarn & Midlake

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on Red Button (Satellite and Cable)

Don Letts presents the first of five daily programmes, each featuring two bands from Manchester's 6 Music Festival. John Cooper Clarke pops up with a poem.

Only Connect

Series 11

Sport Relief: Royal III v BBC

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Quiz show. David Baddiel, Dr John Cooper Clarke and Philippa Gregory face Hugh Dennis, Julian Lloyd Webber and Lynne Truss in a Sport Relief special. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Jenny Hawker
Director:
Siân G Lloyd
Production Company:
RDF Television
Production Company:
Parasol Media
Panellist:
David Baddiel
Panellist:
Hugh Dennis
Panellist:
Lynne Truss

Dr John Cooper Clarke at the BBC

Series 1

Twisted Romance

Duration: 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for years

A poems selection from the Bard of Salford including I Married a Monster from Outta Space and Avocado Vignette. From 2016. Show more

Duration: 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for years

A poem selection from the Bard of Salford including To A Tikka Shirt, George, 21 Gun Salute Suit and Smooth Operetta. From 2016. Show more

Dr John Cooper Clarke at the BBC

Series 1

In the O-Zone Zone

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for years

A poem selection from the Bard of Salford including Majorca, Dekko Beach and I Mustn't Go Down to the Sea Again. From 2016. Show more

Dr John Cooper Clarke at the BBC

Series 1

Crime and Retribution

Duration: 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for years

A poem selection from the Bard of Salford including 36 Hours, Crazy Mixed Up Killer and Kung Fu International. From 2016. Show more

The Culture Show

2008/2009

Episode 28

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Cultural highlights programme featuring Seattle band Fleet Foxes and original punk poet John Cooper Clarke, and a look at Tate Modern's exhibition of Russian constructivist art. Show more

The Culture Show Uncut

2008/2009

Episode 28

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Cultural highlights programme featuring Seattle band Fleet Foxes and original punk poet John Cooper Clarke, and a look at Tate Modern's exhibition of Russian constructivist art. Show more

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Extended version of the popular news quiz, with team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, guest host Jo Brand and guest panellists John Cooper Clarke and Michael Fabricant.

Would I Lie to You?

Series 9

Episode 3

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Rob Brydon hosts the comedy panel show. Joining team captains David Mitchell and Lee Mack are Greg Davies, Alex Jones, John Cooper Clarke and Rick Edwards. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Rob Brydon
Panellist:
Lee Mack
Panellist:
David Mitchell
Panellist:
Greg Davies
Panellist:
Alex Jones
Panellist:
Rick Edwards
Executive Producer:
Peter Holmes
Executive Producer:
Ruth Phillips
Executive Producer:
Rachel Ablett
Series Producer:
Richard Cohen
Production Company:
Zeppotron

Free Thinking

Writers and their notebooks

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Lawrence Norfolk talks to AS Byatt and David Mitchell about their notebooks, and Samira Ahmed chairs a discussion with Wendy Cope, Bidisha and the British Library's Rachel Foss. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
A.S. Byatt
Interviewed Guest:
John Cooper Clarke
Interviewed Guest:
David Mitchell
Interviewed Guest:
Wendy Cope
Interviewed Guest:
Bidisha
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Foss
Producer:
Laura Thomas