Friday, 2 March 2012

Oxstalls Off-Air Recordings 3rd Mar - 9th Mar 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 3 March

British Olympic Dreams
BBC 1 13:00pm - 13:39pm

This episode focuses on the British triathlon team. Great Britain boasts the two reigning world champions going into the Olympic year - Alistair Brownlee and Helen Jenkins. And if Brownlee puts a foot wrong, his nearest rival is younger brother Jonny, who will also be hoping to land gold this summer. British Olympic Dreams has followed Team GB to Lanzarote for an exclusive look at their training camp.

The Story of Light Entertainment 2/8 All Round Entertainers
BBC 2 19:20pm - 20:20pm

Straight from the Victorian music halls with their traditional mix of song, dance and comic skit came the tradition of the all round entertainer - an artiste who could 'do it all'. But despite this incredible mix of skills and after ruling the world of light entertainment for years, their chief mode of employment was to become hosts of variety shows, game shows, quizzes and competitions. And whilst an obvious waste of their talents, it did provide huge fame and money, as game shows quickly became the biggest hits on TV.

But the all round entertainers are the masters of reinvention - from Bruce Forsyth to Michael Barrymore and Bob Monkhouse to Cilla Black, they adapted their skills to keep their place at the top of the slippery showbiz ladder, even as reality TV took hold of the schedules and fame rather than talent became a passport to TV stardom.

Becoming a jack of all trades brings its own problems however and unappreciated talents, fragile egos and a craving for attention have forever blighted the world of the all rounder.

Stars featured include Bruce Forsyth, Jimmy Tarbuck, Cilla Black, Brian Conley, Joe Pasquale, Lionel Blair, Una Stubbs, Michael Grade and many more
The Story of the Musicals.  2/3
20:20pm - 21:20pm

This episode charts how British musical talent in the 1980s stormed the West End with hits like Cats, Les Miserables, Blood Brothers and Phantom of the Opera. There are first-hand accounts from the extraordinary individuals whose tenacity and creativity ensured these shows became mega-hits despite often precarious beginnings. And it reveals how the titantic shows of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh became global phenomena, securing Britain's reputation as the powerhouse of musical theatre.

With contributions from Lord Lloyd Webber, Sir Cameron Mackintosh, Sir Tim Rice, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Stephen Fry, Trevor Nunn, Sir Cliff Richard, Elaine Paige, Gillian Lyne, Paul Nicholas, Bonnie Langford, Richard Stilgoe, John Caird, John Napier, Bill Kenwright, Willy Russell, Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schonberg, Anthony Pye-Jeary, Arlene Phillips, Charles Hart, Don Black, Harold Prince and Michael Ball.
Sunday 4th March

Six Nations Rugby - France v Ireland
BBC 1 14:25pm - 18:00pm

John Inverdale hosts live coverage from Paris as France take on Ireland. The original fixture was called off because of a frozen pitch at the Stade de France, so both sides will be looking to make up lost ground in the Six Nations table. Declan Kidney's side scored three tries to France's one when the sides met at the Aviva Stadium last year, but still ended up losing the match. And Ireland do not have a good record in Paris, beating the French there just once in the past 40 years. That famous victory came in 2000, when Brian O'Driscoll scored a hat-trick of tries - the Irish captain has been ruled out of this year's Six Nations after having shoulder surgery, but the visitors will still be hopeful of landing a rare victory in the French capital. Commentary comes from Eddie Butler and Brian Moore.

QPR:  The Four Year Plan.
BBC 2 23:15pm - 00:45am

In 2007 Queens Park Rangers Football Club, facing relegation and bankruptcy, was rescued by four high-profile billionaires. Their vision: to take a community of reluctant fans, semi-talented players and a roster of ever-changing managers to Premiership glory. The new owners, risking ridicule and commercial failure, allowed cameras unprecedented access to record the roller-coaster ride. Though they paid for much of the filming they did not control where the cameras pointed or what ended up in the film.

One of modern football's most extraordinary stories, told from inside the boardroom, changing rooms and sidelines, the programme features the boardroom battles, telephone conversations, matches and private chats that reveal the inside story of the turbulent and dramatic developments that led to QPR's heroic promotion to the Premier League four tumultuous years later.

Doris Day:  A Sentimental Journey
BBC 4 19:00pm - 20:00pm

Ohio-born actress, singer and TV star Doris Day is now 87 and about to release her first album in nearly two decades, My Heart. Day was one of the biggest box-office stars in American movie history, a huge TV star who began her careeer as a big band singer and is now best-known as an animal rights activist. In this 1992 documentary originally aired on PBS in the US and unavailable since, Doris appears in original interview footage to discuss her life and career. Hosted by actress and friend Betty White, the retrospective also includes footage from Doris's films along with comments from James Garner, Kirstie Alley, Doris's late son Terry Melcher, writer John Updike, singer Rosemary Clooney and others.
Tuesday 6 March

BBC 4 22:00pm - 23:30pm

Documentary exploring the sport of wheelchair rugby, unofficially known as murderball. Created by quadriplegic athletes and played with bone-breaking intensity, the game is as aggressive as the name suggests. It is an official event at the Paralympics and the film documents the fierce rivalry between the American and Canadian teams before and during the Athens games of 2004.

Filmmakers Henry Alex Rubin and Dana Adam Shapiro document this fierce competition as well as the personal stories of the athletes who are passionate, driven and determined to win.
Thursday 8 March

David Walliams's Big Swim:  A Sport Refief Special
BBC 1 21:00m - 22:00pm

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.
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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