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The new BBC Programme Explorer has 24 playable programmes that match your search for "the town that wants a twin".

BBC Two England

Rock Around the Clock

One, two, three o'clock, four o'clock - rock!
BBC2's gonna rock around the clock tonight - and the beat goes on for 15 hours with a feast of films, concerts and documentaries. So get set to burn the midnight oil in the company of David Hepworth, Mark Ellen, Steve Blacknell, Richard Skinner, Josephine Buchan
There's an opportunity for you to programme your own video choices, which will be shown at programme junctions. The number to ring (from 2.45) is [number removed] and 20 videos from which you can choose are listed below:
The Beatles: "Hey Jude"
David Bowie: "China girl"
Culture Club: "Do you really want to hurt me?"
Duran Duran: "Save a prayer"
Bob Dylan: "Jokerman"
Frankie Goes to Hollywood: "Two Tribes"
Human League: "Don't you want me?"
Iron Maiden: "Run to the hills"
The Jacksons: "Can you feel it?"
The Jam: "Funeral pyre"
Elton John: "I'm still standing"
Joy Division: "Love will tear us apart"
Bob Marley: "Redemption song"
Prince: "1999"
Rolling Stones: "Undercover of the night"
Spandau Ballet: "True"
Bruce Springsteen: "Dancing in the dark"
Ultravox: "Dancing with tears in my eyes"
Sid Vicious: "My way"
Wham!: "Young guns (Go for it)"

From 5.30 call the same number to schedule a whole programme in People's Choice at 10.35 pm.
A: Queen's Christmas Concert 1975
B: Q-Tips - Rock Goes to College
C: Thompson Twins - Sight and Sound in Concert
D: Ry Cooder and Chicken Skin Music Concert
E: Lynyrd Skynyrd - OGWT Special

(Full details on pages 18 and 19)
(Feature: page 66)

3.45 Simple Minds and The Pretenders
Mr and Mrs Kerr (aka Jim Kerr and Chrissie Hynde) lead their respective bands on stage at the Westfalenhalle in Dortmund. Highlights of ZDF's "Rockpop In Concert", broadcast last night on German TV.

4.30 Alternative Ulster?
With the demise of Stiff Little Fingers and The Undertones, what has Northern Ireland got to offer as replacements? Jake Burns (ex-SLF) goes to Belfast to watch some of the local bands beginning to make waves at home and abroad, including Cruella De Ville, Silent Running, The Outcasts, Station Super-heaven and The Lunatic Fringe

5.0 New Order
A rare chance to see this celebrated cult band in a simultaneous broadcast from the studios of Radio l's Saturday Live in Broadcasting House, London. Introduced by Richard Skinner
(For the best effect, viewers with stereo R1 should turn off TV sound and position their speakers on either side of the screen, but a few feet away. Stereo headphones provide a suitable alternative.)

5.40 Aztec Camera
Roddy Frame, one of British rock's best young writers and guitarists, leads his band in a live concert from their home town. Direct from Glasgow's Barrowland Ballroom. Introduced by Billy Sloane

6.20 Ebony's Greatest Hits
Featuring music by Prince Charles - ex-Streetgang leader from New York, now king of the funketeers; London-based soul group Loose Ends; six-foot-six-inches tall Eek-a-Mouse, one of reggae's hottest new performers; and Hugh Masekela, South African-born trumpeter currently spearheading the popularisation of African music in the West.

7.5 News and Sport with Jan Leeming; Weather

7.20 Cricket
England v Sri Lanka
Peter West reports on this afternoon's play.

7.30 Michael Jackson's Thriller
Pop music's hottest property in the most expensive, most successful and most talked about video of all time, based on the title track from his 40-million seller album.

8.0 "The Buddy Holly Story"
The feature film starring Gary Busey with Don Stroud, Charles Martin Smith
The 'true' story of one of the greatest and most enduring of all popular musicians - Buddy Holly, who achieved national and international fame with such songs as 'Peggy Sue', 'That'll be the day', 'It's so easy' and 'Well alright'. These and other hits are featured in the movie, which follows the tragically short life of the superstar, brilliantly portrayed by Gary Busey.
(First showing on British television) (Films: page 12)

10.0 The Cure
Robert Smith and his exciting band bring their musical menagerie including 'Love Cats' and 'The Caterpillar' to Glasgow's Barrowland Ballroom for a live concert. Introduced by Billy Sloane

10.35 The People's Choice
For the first time on British television a BBC programme scheduled by you the viewer. Since 5.30 the votes have been coming in for the following programmes
A: Queen's Christmas Concert 1975
B: Q-Tips - Rock Goes to College
C: Thompson Twins - Sight and Sound in Concert
D: Ry Cooder and Chicken Skin Music Concert
E: Lynyrd Skynyrd - OGWT Special
If you haven't voted yet it's too late because voting is over and the winner is....

11.10 Rockalikes
'Michael Jackson', 'Boy George' and 'David Bowie'€€™, are among the contenders, as Steve Blacknell hosts the finals of the rock lookalike contest organised by "Rock Around the Clock" and the Daily Star. Live from London's Xenon Club.

11.25 The ZZ Top Trilogy
A thematic compilation of witty and imaginative videos for 'Gimme all your lovin', 'Sharp dressed man' and 'Legs' from the bizarre Texan blues-men.

11.45 "FM"
The feature film starring Michael Brandon, Eileen Brennan
Radio station QSKY prides itself on being a top-notch 'all music' station, with a minimum of advertising and DJ interference. But when pressure from the station's owners for more revenue builds up, the battle is on between management and the presenters... The lively story is presented against a background of non-stop recorded and live performances by such artists as Linda Ronstadt, Jimmy Buffett, Steely Dan and The Eagles.
(First showing on British television) (Films: page 12)

1.30 am Van Morrison at the Rainbow
Accompanied by his New Caledonia Soul Orchestra, Van Morrison was at the height of his powers when this concert was recorded in 1973. Stirring versions of 'Warm love', 'Moondance', 'Domino' and 'Brown-eyed girl' are among the highlights. (Repeat)

2.25 The Doors
'No One Here Gets Out Alive' - A profile of Jim Morrison
Recently there has been a strongly-revived interest in one of the foremost cult bands of the 60s - the Doors.
With the help of his friends and associates, this film explores the career of the band's charismatic lead singer, Jim Morrison, leading to his untimely death in Paris in July 1971. (Repeat)

3.15 The Last Waltz
The film featuring The Band
Thanksgiving Day, 1976. In The Winterland, San Francisco, a staggering line-up of legendary rock performers are joined by an audience of 5,000 to pay tribute to The Band who here mark the end of 16 years on the road. Martin Scorsese's film captures both the celebration of the concert and the lament for the passing of a memorable era in rock music.
"Who Do You Love?" - Ronnie Hawkins
"Such a Night" - Dr. John
"Helpless" - Neil Young
"The Weight" - The Staples
"Dry Your Eyes" - Neil Diamond
"Coyote" - Joni Mitchell
"Mystery Train" - Paul Butterfield
"Mannish Boy" - Muddy Waters
"Further on up the Road" - Eric Clapton
"Evangeline" - Emmylou Harris
"Caravan" - Van Morrison
"Forever Young", "Baby let me follow you down" - Bob Dylan
"I shall be released" - Ringo Starr, Ron Wood and all
Rick Danko (bass, violin and vocal)
Levon Helm (drums, mandolin and vocal)
Garth Hudson (organ, accordion, saxophone and synthesisers)
Richard Manuel (piano, keyboards, drums and vocal)
Robbie Robertson (lead guitar and vocal)
(Films: page 12)
(SB: For the best effect, viewers with stereo R3 should turn off TV sound and position their speakers on either side of the screen, but a few feet away. Stereo headphones provide a suitable alternative.)

The Police in Montserrat
In 1981 Sting, Stewart and Andy disappeared to the Caribbean island of Montserrat to record their album 'Ghost in the machine'. Jools Holland, well-known keyboard player and detective, followed them there and under interrogation they broke down and spilled the beans. After which Jools reached into his pocket, pulled out his keyboard and... (Repeat)

6.0-6.20* am
David Hepworth, Mark Ellen, Steve Blacknell and anyone else who's still awake wind up 15 hours of Rock Around the Clock with a surprise finale.
BBC Two England

Twin Peaks

The mystery continues in David Lynch 's offbeat drama about a small town where anyone would want to be.
Starring Kyle MacLachlan Michael Ontkean
5: The psychiatric branch of medicine fails to throw light on Laura Palmer 's secrets, but the trail of the one-armed man leads to a feathered friend and a vital clue. Meanwhile, James Hurley is stunned by a familiar face, Cooper finds out that he isn't the only visionary in town and Audrey Home decides to follow the sweet smell of excess.
BBC Two England

The Town That Wants a Twin

New series 1/12. Sedbergh, a picturesque town in Cumbria, is looking for a twin town from Europe in a bid to up its profile and attract more visitors to the area. A summer-long search has resulted in four possibles willing to compete to twin with Sedbergh. The first contender is Zrece, a Slovenian ski and spa town. But it seems the visiting ambassadors have a huge task ahead of them - nobody in Sedbergh has heard of Slovenia. Continues tomorrow at 7.30pm.
ProducerCal Turner; Series Prod Helen Nightingale
BBC Two England

The Town That Wants a Twin

2/12. The town of Zrece in Slovenia continues its bid to convince Sedbergh in Cumbria to twin with them, but tonight Samo, the singing teacher faces a huge challenge. Alan the bandmaster wants him to conduct his precious band at a concert, but Samo has never led a brass band before and essential kit has been left behind. Meanwhile, teenagers Ines and Tadej are causing a stir in the town - on the football pitch and in the local disco. See yesterday's choice.
BBC Two England

The Town That Wants a Twin

3/12. It's the last chance for the Slovenian town of Zrece to woo the inhabitants of Sedbergh as the Cumbrian town searches for a twin. But one member of the visiting team, hotel manager Vojko, isn't impressing his host, Steve, who runs the Bull pub. If they fall out, it may jeopardise the whole campaign. Athienou in Cyprus gets its turn tomorrow at 7.30pm. Producer Cat Turner; Series producer Helen Nightingale
BBC Two England

The Town That Wants a Twin

4/12. A stockbroker-turned-dairy farmer is among those trying to convince the people of Sedbergh.
Cumbria, to twin with Athienou in Cyprus. Will they learn to appreciate cafe culture when the normally sleepy streets are given a Cypriot twist?
BBC Two England

The Town That Wants a Twin

5/12. One member of the visiting Cypriot team wants to turn the Bull Hotel into a taverna for the night, but first he must persuade owner Steve that the fancy foreign food will go down well in the quiet Cumbrian town of Sedbergh. In preparation for the Cyprian evening, the locals are given special dance lessons. Is this a step too far? More tomorrow at 7.30pm.
Series producer Helen Nightingale : Exec producer Zad Rogers
BBC Two England

The Town That Wants a Twin

6/12. The team from Cyprus have a last chance to win over the voters of Sedbergh in Cumbria, but the locals still can't do the traditional Cypriot dancing and the Festival of Love is in jeopardy.
BBC Two England

The Town That Wants a Twin

7/12. Pub-grub kingDave Scar teams up with top chef Marc Langer when a delegation from Eymet in the Dordogne visits Cumbria. Is Dave happy to learn a little French culinary flair, or will the entente cordiale crack under the strain? Continues tomorrow, 7pm.
Series producer Helen Nightingale ; Exec producer Zad Rogers
BBC Two England

The Town That Wants a Twin

8/12. A butcher plays host to a charcutier, while an estate agent is paired with a property guru. How will the visitors' Gallic skills translate to Cumbria? <s)
BBC Two England

The Town That Wants a Twin

9/12. Will a mix of wine, games and food make the French town of Eymet a favourite with the folk of Sedbergh in Cumbria? The visitors want to convince Sedbergh to twin with them - but haven't reckoned with the British weather. Continues tomorrow, 7pm. Director Cal Turner ; Series producer Helen Nightingale
BBC Two England

The Town That Wants a Twin

10/12. The fourth and final town is Seefeld, a ski resort in Austria. News of a Gourmet Night laid on by the visitors to Sedbergh sets taste buds tingling - but the Cumbrian townsfolk are disappointed to discover that it's an invitation-only event. (5)
BBC Two England

The Town That Wants a Twin

11/12. Visitors from snowy Seefeld in Austria hope to impress the Cumbrian townsfolk with their very own winter wonderland. An ice carving would make the perfect centrepiece - trouble is, ice sculptors are thin on the ground in Sedbergh. More tomorrow at 7pm. Series producer Helen Nightingale ; Exec producer Cal Turner
BBC Two England

The Town That Wants a Twin

12/12. It's the day of the big snow and ice event, and the Austrians have only a few hours to transform the grotty school gym into an Alpine grotto. More to the point, it's the moment of truth, as the residents of Sedbergh go to the polls to decide which town will be their new twin. <S)

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