Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Oxstalls Off-Air Recordings. Week 4 October 16th - October 22nd 2010

Please email oxstallsmediaservices@glos.ac.uk if you would like any of the following series or programmes recording. * *This applies to staff members and students at the University of Gloucestershire. Any recordings made are to be used only for educational and non-commercial purposes under the terms of the ERA Licence.

Saturday 16th October 6.45pm - 7.30pm BBC2

Hollywood Greats BBC2 Tony Curtis
First shown in 2002, Jonathan Ross presents this interview with flamboyant actor Tony Curtis, who died in September aged 85. The star recalls his roles in films including Some Like it Hot, Spartacus and The Boston Strangler, and reveals his passion for artwork and painting. The programme also features interviews with some of Curtis's closest friends and colleagues, including former wife Janet Leigh, daughter Kelly Curtis and Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner.

Sunday 17th October

Arts and culture
The Genius of British Art 7:00pm - 8:00pm Channel 4 Flesh 3/6, series 1

Howard Jacobson celebrates the way British artists depict sex and desire, demonstrating the ways in which this theme was depicted in the art of the Victorians. He explains how creative pioneers such as William Etty introduced the nation to the nude in the 1820s, defining the era as a golden age of sexual imagery. The writer also examines the ways in which works from this time display an awareness of the consequences of sex - a feature he believes to be absent from the creative output of other countries.

Monday 18th October

Inside Out: West Midlands. BBC1 1/9, series 18. New series.
A report on a new unit designed to reduce violence at football matches

Panorama 8:30pm - 9:00pm BBC1 The Drugs Don't Work
Vivian White reports on the treatment of elderly people with dementia, and investigates how some families are caring for their loved ones at home to wean them off anti-psychotic drugs that may worsen symptoms and shorten lives. Presented by Jeremy Vine.

Horizon: Is Seeing Believing? 9:00pm - 10:00pm BBC2 4/15
Exploring the research carried out by scientists into the human senses and how they might be intricately interrelated. The programme features Daniel Kish, a blind man whose brain has adapted to his condition so that he is now able to create a vision of the world by clicking his tongue and echo-locating in the same way as a bat.

The World's Strictest Parents 9:00pm - 10:00pm BBC3 Barbados 2/11, series 3
Sixteen-year-old Nicole Benham and Nathan Ballance are sent to live with the Harris family in Barbados, where IT consultant Kenrick and teacher Andrea raise their daughters in the spirit of God's love and discipline. A set of rules including no smoking, drinking or swearing is prepared for the teenagers, but problems soon arise when Nathan refuses to hand over his cigarettes, and both youngsters skip school.

A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss 9:00pm - 10:00pm BBC4 Home Counties Horror 2/3
The League of Gentlemen star turns his attention to the mainly British movies of the 1950s and 60s, which were dominated by Hammer Films made in the English Home Counties. He meets key figures from the production company to find out why its works conquered the world, explores the excessive emphasis on sex that contributed to its decline, and talks to actress Barbara Shelley and actor David Warner about their horror appearances.

The Hospital 10:00pm - 11:05pm More4. 3/5, series 2
How the number of cosmetic procedures for young patients is affecting NHS resources that would otherwise be allocated to treating seriously ill patients. Including a visit to Broomfield Hospital in Essex, home to one of the NHS's busiest plastic surgery units, where the majority of requests for cosmetic surgery are for breasts.

Tuesday 19th October

Tormented Lives 10:35pm - 11:25pm BBC1
Documentary in which disability rights campaigner Rosa Monckton provides an insight into the harrowing stories behind headline-grabbing accounts of attacks on people with learning difficulties. She meets families that were neglected by the authorities after coming under siege in their own homes, and details how these incidents have seen people driven from their properties, with some cases resulting in murder and suicide.

True Stories: Dangerous Dreams 10:00pm - 11:25pm More4
Candid documentary in which Scottish film-maker Amy Hardie details the course of her life following a seemingly prophetic dream in which she was told she had only a year to live. The film charts how a sceptical working mother with three children became obsessed with the idea that she would not see her next birthday, and provides an insight into her visits to a neuroscientist, who aims to analyse the director's extreme responses to her dream.

Wednesday 20th October

Michael Wood's Story of England 9:00pm - 10:00pm BBC4
Henry VIII to the Industrial Revolution 5/6, series 1
The broadcaster tracks Kibworth's 17-century dissenters, explores the Grand Union Canal, a waterway that connects Birmingham with London, and discovers the achievements of a pioneer 18th-century feminist writer. Plus, the descendants of a highwayman transported to Australia uncover their roots, and the effects of the Industrial Revolution on the village are examined.


Thursday 21st October

Are You Fitter Than a Pensioner? 8:00pm - 9:00pm BBC3
On Top of the World, Florida 5/5, series 1
Coach potato Stuart Harding, binge drinker Ceri Mahoney, exercise-hating Jerome Thomas and party girl Lanette Rawcliffe are sent to live with the super-fit over-60s at On Top of the World in Florida. Pushed to their emotional and physical limits, they must prepare to take on four of their hosts in a test of endurance at the end of the week. Last in the series.

Friday 22nd October

Live Gymnastics 7:00pm - 9:00pm BBC3 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships.
The World Artistic Gymnastics Championships. Gabby Logan presents live coverage of the women's all-round final and highlights of this afternoon's men's all-round final at the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Great Britain's main contender in the women's event is Becky Downie, and in the men's competition, Japan's Kohei Uchimura will be aiming to defend his title. Commentary by Mitch Fenner and Christine Still.

Please email oxstallsmediaservices@glos.ac.uk if you would like any of the following series or programmes recording. * *This applies to staff members and students at the University of Gloucestershire. Any recordings made are to be used only for educational and non-commercial purposes under the terms of the ERA Licence.

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