Thursday, 15 March 2012

Oxstalls Off-Air Recordings 17th - 23rd March 2012

Please email 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 17th

Six Nations Rugby 2012 Italy v Scotland
BBC 1 12:10pm - 14:30pm

Coverage from Rome as Italy host Scotland in the last round of matches in the 2012 Six Nations. These two teams have finished in the bottom two for the past four championships, and are both up against it once again after disappointing starts to the 2012 tournament.
This is Scotland's first match in Stadio Olimpico, which is Italy's temporary home while Stadio Flaminio is being renovated, and the Azzurri will be hoping that plays in their favour as they aim to end Jacques Brunel's first Six Nations campaign as head coach with a win.

Six Nations Rugby Wales v France
BBC 1 14:30pm - 16:45pm

Live coverage from the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, where Wales host France. Wales have produced an entertaining brand of rugby in this year's championship, but this match is all about getting a result as the Six Nations reaches its conclusion.
An added incentive for the Welsh team is to avenge their defeat in last autumn's World Cup semi-final in New Zealand, when they came agonisingly close to victory, despite playing much of the match with 14 men after captain Sam Warburton was sent off for a tip tackle on French wing Vincent Clerc.
John Inverdale is joined by Shane Williams, Thomas Castaignede and Jeremy Guscott, with commentary coming from Eddie Butler and Jonathan Davies.

Six Nations Rugby England v Ireland
BBC 1 16:45pm - 18:55pm

Coverage of the final match of the 2012 Six Nations, with England hosting Ireland at Twickenham. Ireland won last year's clash 24-8, destroying England's Grand Slam hopes in the process, and they have a great record at Twickenham in recent years, winning on three of their last four visits. Gabby Logan is joined by Keith Wood and Lawrence Dallaglio, with commentary coming from Andrew Cotter and Brian Moore.

How God Made The English 1/3 A Chosen People?
BBC 2 20:00pm - 21:00pm

The first in a three-part series in which Diarmaid MacCulloch, Professor of Church History at Oxford University and presenter of the award-winning BBC series A History of Christianity, explores both what it means to be English and what has shaped English identity, from the Dark Ages, through the Reformation to modern times. Professor MacCulloch identifies three broad traits commonly associated with the English: the idea that the English think they're better than others; the idea that they are a specially tolerant people; and the idea that to be English, quintessentially is to be white, Anglo-Saxon and Church of England Christian. He investigates whether these stereotypes are accurate and looks at what forces have shaped English identity - secular or religious?
In this first episode, Professor MacCulloch chronicles the roots of the idea that the English think themselves better than others and duty-bound to play a leading role in world affairs. He argues that the roots of this attitude lie in a tangle of religious motives. He traces its origins to the notion of a 'chosen people' - a Biblical idea which the monk and historian, the Venerable Bede, took lock, stock and barrel from the Jewish scriptures and applied to the early English.
Sunday 18th

David Walliams's Big Swim: a Sport Relief Special
BBC 1 16:00pm - 17:00pm

Documentary looking back on the eight day swim that comedian David Walliams undertook for Sport Relief 2012.
Providing the inside story and exclusive behind the scenes access, the documentary takes in all the highs and lows of the outstanding challenge that saw David pass through seven counties, make 111,352 strokes, burn 68,000 calories, battle a serious bacterial infection and even save a dog from drowning as well as enjoy visits from fellow comedians Miranda Hart, Rob Brydon and Jimmy Carr.
Monday 19th

Rita Simons: My Daughter, Deafness and Me
BBC 1 00:35am - 01:25am

Documentary. EastEnders actress Rita Simons has five-year old twin daughters, Maiya and Jaimee. Maiya was diagnosed with hearing loss at six-months old. Rita and husband Theo have just had the shocking news that, one day, she will probably lose her hearing completely.
Rita and her family need to make life-changing decisions for Maiya's future - should they embrace the deaf world, learn to sign and send her to a specialist school or try and give her hearing with technology, implants and artificial sound or a mixture of the two?
Every parent agonises over the choices they make for their children but it is even more difficult when you have to decide on the fate of one of your child's senses, when they are too young to make a decision for themselves.

The Antisocial Network
BBC 3 21:00pm - 22:00pm

Broadcaster Richard Bacon has been targeted by an obsessive tirade of anonymous online abuse over the last two years, aimed not just at him but at his wife, mother and baby son. Motivated by his own experience, in this documentary Richard attempts to hunt down and confront three online bullies, including his own, only to learn that unmasking these so-called trolls can be a dangerous pursuit.
Richard is one of an increasing number of victims of cyberbullies and internet trolls who use fake identities on social networking sites to torment, harass and abuse. They even target the tribute sites of young people who have committed suicide, posting vile comments and images with devastating consequences for the victims' families.
Tuesday 20th

Horizon:  The Truth About Fat
BBC 2  21:00pm  -22:00pm

Surgeon Gabriel Weston discovers the surprising truth about why so many people are piling on the pounds, and how to fight the fat epidemic.
She discovers the hidden battles of hormones that control people's appetites, and sees the latest surgery that fundamentally changes what a patient wants to eat by altering how their brains work.

Are You Having A Laugh?  TV and Disability
BBC 2 23:20pm - 00:20am

A humorous and irreverent look at the way disability has been portrayed on TV over the last 50 years, narrated by David Walliams. From Sandy in Crossroads to Brenda in The Office, we'll see how the subject has been done well, how it's been done badly and how box ticking and the odd token wheelchair has helped this process. We look at the astonishing journey from Ironside to Cast Offs, Monty Python to The Office and Little Britain.
With contributions from comics, actors and pundits including Stephen Merchant, Ben Miller, Mat Fraser, Kiruna Stamell, Tanni Grey-Thompson, Ash Attala, Dom Joly, Jimmy Tarbuck, Julie Fernandez and Frencesca Martinez, the programme looks back at the way we used to see disability on our screens and how that compares with what is on there today.
Wednesday 21st

Storyville:  Cage Fighting Women
BBC 2 23:20pm - 00:20am

From the acclaimed BBC Storyville strand, an eye-opening look at the brutal world of women's cage fighting.
Cage Fighting Women follows the fortunes of two British female cage fighters - Rosi Sexton and Lisa Higo, a mother of two married to her trainer John - as they travel to America for the biggest bouts of their lives. Inside the cage, punching, kneeing, kicking, elbowing and choking are all allowed - in fact, very little isn't.
Both women have their own reasons for stepping into the cage and both are prepared to lay their safety on the line in search of success. Fight nights and family life are explored in this in-depth portrait of the women who have decided to enter the ring of this extreme sport.

Gambling Addiction and Me:  The Real Hustler
BBC 3 21:00pm - 22:00pm

Star of BBC Three's hugely popular The Real Hustle, Alexis Conran is definitely someone you don't want to be playing cards with. An expert poker player and a man thoroughly at home in a casino, Alexis enjoys the thrill that comes with gambling. But what for Alexis is a pleasurable pastime and part of a lucrative career, ruined his father. Alexis's Greek father was a gambling addict who committed fraud to get money for betting and went to prison for his crimes.
Alexis has become increasingly interested in exploring the tipping point that turns the odd flutter into something darker and more dangerous. Why can most people place one bet and then walk away when some men and women are compelled to lose their shirt, their house and their families on a losing streak?
In this documentary, Alexis travels around Britain, to Las Vegas and to Athens, meeting gambling addicts, experts and members of his own family to try and understand what makes gambling, for some, a compulsion that can end in ruin.

I was A Jet Set Stewardess
Yesterday 22:00pm - 23:00pm

We take it for granted now, but in the post-austerity 1960s a golden age of air travel dawned. Relive this glamorous era through the stories of the cabin crew who experienced it.
Friday 23rd

The Sixties:  the Year That Shaped a Generation
23:00pm - 00:00am

Historians and archival footage help to piece together the key social movements of the 1960s, as black people, women and homosexuals fought for their rights.
Please email 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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