Thursday, 10 May 2012

Oxstalls Off-Air Recordings 12th - 18th May 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 12th

BBC 2.  22:35pm - 00:35am

Duration: 2 hours

Bob Fosse's award-winning musical, set in 1930s Berlin.
A love affair develops between cabaret singer Sally Bowles and a naive young Englishman amid the city's decadent cafe society. The bohemian milieu acts as a haven from a real world increasingly beset by the violence and anti-Semitism of the Nazis.
Liza Minnelli won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Bowles.
Sunday 13th

Grand Prix:  The Killer Years
BBC 4. 21:00pm - 22:00pm

Duration: 1 hour

In the 60s and early 70s it was common for Grand Prix drivers to be killed while racing, often televised for millions to see. Mechanical failure, lethal track design, fire and incompetence snuffed out dozens of young drivers. They had become almost expendable as eager young wannabes queued up at the top teams' gates waiting to take their place.
This is the story of when Grand Prix was out of control.
Featuring many famous drivers including three times world champion Sir Jackie Stewart OBE, twice world champion Emerson Fittipaldi and John Surtees OBE, this exciting but shocking film explores how Grand Prix drivers grew sick of their closest friends being killed and finally took control of their destiny.
After much waste of life, the prestigious Belgian and German Grands Prix would be boycotted, with drivers insisting that safety be put first. But it would be a long and painful time before anything would change, and a lot of talented young men would be cut down in their prime.
This is their story.
'Something was terribly wrong. I loved the sport, but it was wrong. I prayed to God whether or not to continue.' - Emerson Fittipaldi
'It made me angry. The sport was way wrong.' - Sir Jackie Stewart OBE.
Monday 14th

Inside Facebook:  Zuckerberg's $100 Billion Gamble
BBC 2.  20:00pm - 21:00pm

Duration: 1 hour

As Facebook heads for its 100 billion dollar flotation, Emily Maitlis updates her recent documentary on the prospects for Mark Zuckerberg's social network phenomenon.
She examines how Facebook, now with 900 million users, plans to earn the billions its new investors will expect from it. With exclusive access to Mark Zuckerberg and senior executives, Emily tells the Facebook story, and reports on its challenge - to build its advertising business from the personal information its users provide, without losing their trust.

The 16 Year Old Killer: Cyntoia's Story
BBC 3.  21:00pm - 22:00pm

Duration: 1 hour

In 2004, Cyntoia Brown was arrested for the murder of a 43-year-old man. Cyntoia was a prostitute and he was her client. Film-maker Daniel Birman was granted unique access to Cyntoia from the week of her arrest, throughout her trial and over a period of six years. His documentary explores the tragic events in her life that led up to the murder, and Cyntoia's biological mother meets he daughter for the first time since giving her up for adoption 14 years earlier. The film explores the history of abuse, violence, drugs and prostitution back through three generations. As Cyntoia faces a lifetime in prison, the programme asks difficult questions about her treatment by the American justice system.
Tuesday 15th

Hidden Talent 4/6
Channel 4.  21:00pm - 22:00pm

The Hidden Talent experts look for two very different abilities: the natural aptitude for becoming an opera singer and the inbuilt instinct to navigate through the wilderness without a map or a compass.
To find a potential opera singer, Musical Director Stuart Barr puts the participants through a range of singing tests to objectively find someone with the magic combination of range, power and resonance to sing opera.
Out of almost 600 people, 34-year-old charity contracts manager Jayson Khun-Dkar emerges with the hidden talent to be an opera singer. It's a total surprise for someone who can't read music and has had no formal musical training.
For Jayson it's the chance of a lifetime and 'better than winning the lottery because the lottery is just money.' To help Jayson hone his potential, Stuart Barr enlists the help of operatic legend Joy Mammen, who has sung with the best in the business, including Pavarotti.
Alongside daily singing lessons, Jayson learns Italian and works out in the gym. Joy and Stuart's ultimate goal is for Jayson to audition for award-winning operatic production La Boheme in only five months, something that can take years of training to achieve.
As the training intensifies, Jayson's shyness threatens to overshadow his natural ability. Can he overcome his inhibitions and will his voice be up to the standard of a professional baritone?
As Jayson has to train hard to realise his natural potential, the experts search for a much more instinctive ability - to naturally navigate through the remotest landscapes.
Five hundred people took two cutting-edge tests overseen by neuroscientist Dr Hugo Spiers. The tests reveal ten candidates who had no idea they had a natural talent for navigation.
None was more surprised than 26-year-old science teacher Adele Rhea, who admits to frequently getting lost in the country lanes near her home.
Adele's childhood dream was to be an RAF pilot but her arms were too short. She reapplied to be a navigator but again her arms were considered too short. Could finding her hidden talent for navigation prove this was a missed opportunity?
Adele's final challenge is to navigate between two points 11 kilometres apart in North Wales, across rough terrain and in unpredictable weather with only her instincts to guide her.
Wednesday 16th

Felicity Kendal's Indian Shakespeare Quest
BBC 2.  21:00pm - 22:00pm

Duration: 1 hour

Felicity Kendal revisits the land of her youth to explore India's passion for Shakespeare.

Free Speech
BBC 3. 20:00pm - 21:00pm

Episode 3 of 12

Duration: 1 hour

Jake Humphrey hosts a live debate show from Bristol. Broadcast from a different location around the country each month, it gives BBC Three viewers the chance to have their say about the issues they care about. Up for debate are drugs and whether they should be legalised, and the soaring unemployment rate for black men - is it time to have 'young black men first' employment policies?
On the panel is BBC Three presenter Cherry Healey, while co-presenter Michelle de Swarte is the live contact point for viewers at home having their say online. Free Speech viewers have their say on the programme agenda, and the Free Speech power bar shows what the audience thinks of the panellists. Responses are displayed throughout transmission as viewers use hashtags to rate panellists in real time.
Thursday 17th

The Great Euro Crash with Robert Preston
BBC 2.  21:00pm - 22:00pm

Duration: 1 hour
For more than two years Europe has teetered on the edge of an economic precipice - one of the factors that has pushed Britain back into recession. How exactly did Europe get itself into the current financial mess? Talking to historians, economists and politicians, BBC business editor Robert Peston takes a long view of the euro - from Churchill's vision of a United States of Europe to the bail-outs of Greece, Portugal and Ireland. Meeting a property developer in Ireland, a taxi driver in Rome and a German manufacturing worker, the film exposes the high cost being paid by European workers today for the dream of monetary union - and how close Europe came to a complete banking meltdown. The crisis could yet claim another victim - Britain, with its vast financial sector, would be dragged down by the collapse of the euro. The cost for saving the euro may be high, but the alternative would be a return to the economic mayhem of the 1930s
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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