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Glastonbury

The final headliner on the Pyramid Stage is Wigan's recently reformed anthemic group the Verve, with songs from their classic 1997 album Urban Hymns, and new tracks from their upcoming reunion album. Plus performances from the likes of King Solomon Burke , the Zutons, Eddy Grant , and the National. Phill Jupitus and Lauren Laverne look back over the whole weekend with highlights of all the main stages, and there are more special acoustic performances plus the final cabaret act left on site. Jo Whiley and Mark Radcliffe are the hosts. Glastonbury: the Best Bits is at 12.30am on BBC3. Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel
Digital viewers can press red for a choice of up to five acts :two on Freeview), 10.30pm-2am
Pitch perfect: page 44; www.radiotimes.com/glastonbury
BBC Two England

Thunderbirds: The Cham Cham

Is a cabaret act sending coded messages from the Alps?
BBC Two England

I Told You I Was III - the Life and Legacyof Spike Milligan

Eddie Izzard , Eric Sykes , Joanna Lumley and Michael Palin grace a portrait of the one-time Goon, who died in 2002. Access to family movies, memories and homes helps reveal the character of the comedy great through the people and places he loved.
Director Cathy Henkel Repeated on Christmas Day at 12.05am
First shown on BBC4 The Unseen Spike Milligan is Christmas Eve at 9pm on Channel 4, and Eddie Izzard 's Christmas Cabaret Boxing Day at 9pm on Radio 2
BBC Two England

Thunderbirds

The Cham Cham
A cabaret act is accused of spying.

10.50 Security Hazard
A stowaway causes trouble.
BBC Two England

Living in the Sun

Nadia Sawalha meets a couple who have sunk all their savings into a cabaret bar.
BBC Two England

Mystery of the Missing Ace - Timewatch

Revealing the extraordinary detective story behind the disappearance in 1944 of highly decorated pilot Wing Commander Adrian Warburton, whose vanishing, at the age of 26, sparked a 60-year mystery. In 2002 a diverse group of historians, archaeologists and air-crash investigators began to piece together the puzzle through a series of seemingly unrelated investigations.
Producer Michael Wadding ; Editor John Farren (S)
BBC Two England

Living Famously

The life of the iconic queen of Hollywood camp: film star and cabaret singer Marlene Dietrich. Director Rupert Miles
BBC Two England

A History of Alternative Comedy

A one-off compilation from an original six-part series in which presenter Angus Deayton goes in search of the story of alternative comedy, from its lowly beginnings above a strip joint in London's Sohoto its lucrative status as the so-called "new rock'n' roll", thriving in a huge number of cabaret venues across the country. Comments and contributions come from such mainstays of the British scene as French and Saunders, Rik Mayall , Alexei Sayle , Eddie Izzard , Jo Brand , Meera Syal and Frank Skinner. Producer Peter Higgins ; Executive producer Caroline Wright
BBC Two England

Mobile Lives

Concluding the three-part series recording the private mobile-phone conversations of a group of Londoners.
Wake-up Call. Soul singer Larrick finally gets his record-company showcase, Roifield hosts his annual Notting Hill Awards and Shappi gets a gig at the Banana Cabaret.
Directors/Producers Jenny Byrom , Emma Davie. Katie Isaacs
BBC Two England

Walk On By: the Story of Popular Song

LThe penultimate programme from the eight-part series that tracks the evolution of popular music.
Soundtrack. Broadway and Hollywood musicals have produced some of the greatest songs of all time, and the fortunes of many turgid shows and uninspiring films have been transformed by a hit tune. Tonight's programme examines the history of the show tune, from Cole Porter and Rodgers and Hammerstein to Tim Rice , Andrew Lloyd Webber and, finally, Disney, which in recent years has brought about the renaissance of the big movie song.
The stories behind such classic songs as Night and Day,
Over the Rainbow, My Funny Valentine, Somewhere, Cabaret, I Don't Know How to Love Him and Stayin' Alive are told by, among others, Stephen Sondheim ,
Kanderand Ebb , Tim Rice , Georgio Moroder, Robin Gibb and Alan Menken. Narrated by Clive Owen.
Director Peter Jamieson : Series producer Alan Lewens (S) (W) ACCOMPANYING BOOK: to order, send a cheque for £14.99 (plus 99p P&P), payable to [address removed]Or call the hotline on [number removed] (national rate).
BBC Two England

Thunderbirds

The Cham Cham. Lady Penelope investigates a cabaret act.
Shown last Tuesday (S)
BBC Two England

Thunderbirds

The Cham Cham. Lady Penelope and Tin Tin investigate a cabaret act suspected of sending coded messages.
Repeated next Saturday (R) (S)
BBC Two England

I Love the Seventies

Continuing the Saturday-night strand that revisits the popular culture of the decade, from fads, fashions and films to its stars, sounds and sport. Ends 2.30am. See Choice.
8.55 I Love 1974
Bob Godfrey, the animator behind cult 1970s cartoon characters Roobarb and Custard, has devised an animated special, in which the pair put on a cabaret to introduce the stars of 1974. The show evokes the year by recalling The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman. Custard remembers the Wombles and Pans People, while Roobarb performs the Mud dance.
Plus there's a look back at the Ford Capri and computer game Pong. Richard Briers provides the voices.
Director David Turnull ; Series producer Alan Brown (S) (W)
BBC Two England

Mike Yarwood

As a warm-up for this evening's / Love the Seventies, a vintage entertainment special, recorded in 1974 for Show of the Week, featuring the many faces and voices of the celebrated impressionist in a one-off cabaret performance. Producer James Moir (R) (S)
BBC Two England

Later with Jools Holland

British soul star Lynden David Hall and Yorkshire rockers Embrace feature on Jools Holland 's musical showcase, alongside neo-cabaret chanteuse Ute Lemper. Manchester's Doves, previously known as Sub Sub, return in a new guise with their blend of acoustic psychedelia, and Bobby Whitlock , vocalist and songwriter on the 1970 album
Layfa...., is joined by Eric Clapton for Bell Bottom Blues.
Director Janet Fraser Crook: Producer Mark Cooper (S) (W)
BBC Two England

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

His Way. Odo seeks advice on overcoming his inhibitions after a perceptive hologram of a 1960s Las Vegas cabaret singer makes some observations about his relationship with Kira. (S) Star Trek: the Next Generation is tomorrow at 6pm
BBC Two England

Pass It On

Drag queen Bette Rinse serves up a cabaret show. (S)
BBC Two England

Subway in the Sky

Crime drama. A cabaret star tries to help an army deserter to prove he is innocent of drug trafficking. Ends 3.00am
Director Muriel Box (1958) (BW) (S) Films: pp 51-80 ***
BBC Two England

Arena

Blondes - Diana Dors. This second blonde-bombshell profile focuses on Britain's home-grown prototype, Diana Dors. The Rada-trained actress emerged as a sex symbol in the fifties through a run of low-budget British comedies.
Hollywood success, however, proved elusive and, as her looks faded, Dors was reduced to cabaret appearances in northern clubs, although a series of cameo roles on stage and celluloid hinted at the talent that might have been.
Director Alan Lewens ; Producer Jo Lustig (S) (W) Anita Ekberg. who stars in Fellini's La Dolce Vita tonight at 11.50pm, features tomorrow at 9pm in the last of the Arena trilogy






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