Friday, 13 July 2012

Oxstall Off-Air Recordings 14th - 20th July

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 14th July

British Olympic Dreams
BBC 1. 13:30pm - 14:00pm

Duration: 30 minutes
In a golden final edition of the show ahead of the Games, the team join some of the likely stars of the London Olympics, including swimming world champion Rebecca Adlington and high-profile heptathlete Jessica Ennis.
Ben Ainslie takes us on board in his bid for a fourth successive sailing gold medal, while we look back to the Searle brothers' unlikely rowing victory at the 1992 Barcelona Games and join younger brother Greg's bid for gold 20 years on. Ore Oduba and Sonali Shah present.

The Hollow Crown:  Henry IV Part 2
BBC 2.  20:00pm - 22:00pm

Episode 3 of 4
Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes
In the aftermath of the Battle of Shrewsbury, Northumberland learns of the death of his son. The Lord Chief Justice attempts on behalf of the increasingly frail King to separate Falstaff from Prince Hal. The rebels continue to plot insurrection. Falstaff is sent to recruit soldiers and takes his leave of his mistress, Doll Tearsheet. The rebel forces are overcome. This brings comfort to the dying king, who is finally reconciled to his son. Falstaff rushes to Hal's coronation with expectations of high office.
Sunday 15th July

Wainwright:  The Man Who Loved the Lakes
BBC 4.  19:00pm - 20:00pm

Duration: 1 hour
Capturing the beauty of the English Lake District, a documentary which traces the life of writer and artist Alfred Wainwright, the eccentric Lancastrian who created a series of iconic fell-walking books which he hand-wrote, illustrated and published himself in the 1950s.
Celebrating the centenary of his birth, the film captures his passionate love affair with the Lakeland landscape and explores how his books have become guide-book classics for millions of fell-walkers.
Monday 16th July

Usain Bolt:  The Fastest Man Alive
BBC 1.  22:35pm - 23:35pm

Duration: 1 hour
An intimate portrait of athlete Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world. In the London 2012 Olympics, Bolt will try to retain his three Olympic titles and his three world records. On the night of the 100m final, over four billion viewers will watch him as he attempts to enter the history books by becoming the first man ever to retain the 100m gold medal.
French producer/director Gael Leiblang secured exclusive access to Usain Bolt, and has been filming up close and personal with him over the last 12 months as he prepares for the biggest race of his life. Made with his complete co-operation, it features Bolt in his home environment away from the cameras. It also features all the people who have helped get Bolt to the top of his profession - his relatives, his best friends and the Jamaican national coach.

Dispatches: Myths about Your Five-A-Day
Channel 4.  20:00pm - 20:30pm

Dispatches investigates what's happened to the five-a-day campaign, which was designed to get us all eating more fruit and veg. Reporter Jane Moore reveals how this vital health message has been hijacked as a marketing tactic, and how the food industry uses the campaign to promote sugary, fatty, salty products like ready meals, soups and drinks.
She also looks at confusion over what actually counts as a five-a-day portion and investigates whether the government is effectively regulating what the food industry tells us about the scheme.

Is Football Racist?
BBC 3.  21:00pm - 22:00pm

Duration: 1 hour
Following a season in which football has been rocked by allegations of racism, former Premier league defender Clarke Carlisle explores how far his profession has really progressed since the dark days of banana throwing on the terraces in this documentary.
Nicknamed 'Britain's brainiest footballer', Clarke has played at all levels from the Premiership to the fourth division, and as the chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association he feels he has a good grasp of the issues confronting football today.
Setting out with the belief that racism has been largely eradicated from the game and that the frenzy surrounding the recent allegations shows the issue is being taken seriously by the authorities, Clarke begins to face a stark realisation on a journey which sees the issue of racism in football come very close to home.

Guts:  The Strange and Mysterious World of the Human Stomach
BBC 4.  23:00pm - 00:00pm

Duration: 1 hour
What's really going on inside your stomach? In this documentary, Michael Mosley offers up his own guts to find out. Spending the day as an exhibit at the Science Museum in London, he swallows a tiny camera and uses the latest in imaging technology to get a unique view of his innards digesting his food. He discovers pools of concentrated acid and metres of writhing tubing which is home to its own ecosystem.
Michael lays bare the mysteries of the digestive system - and reveals a complexity and intelligence in the human gut that science is only just beginning to uncover.
Tuesday 17th July

David Tennant on Hamlet:  Shakespeare Uncovered.
BBC 2.  23:29pm  -00:30am

Episode 6 of 6
Duration: 1 hour
In Hamlet, David Tennant, whose own RSC performance was a huge hit, meets other actors who have played the role - from the legendary David Warner in the 1960s to the recent Jude Law. He also tries, alongside Simon Russell Beale and Ben Whishaw, to unravel the meaning of the play and the reason why it is considered by many to be the greatest play Shakespeare ever wrote.
David Tennant surprised when he took on the role of Hamlet - most did not know that he had trained in and worked for many years at the Royal Shakespeare Company. But that didn't mean he wasn't scared stiff at the prospect of taking on the legendary role. Now he takes up the challenge of unravelling the story and trying to uncover what it is about it that has made Hamlet the most famous of all of Shakespeare's plays.
He revisits his own performance, alongside his director Greg Doran, and he meets up with other actors who have tackled the role. With the historian Justin Champion he tries to enter the mindset of the 16th century audiences who would have watched this story and he discovers how different generations of actors, directors and scholars have interpreted the play.
What he discovers is that Hamlet is a play full of questions rather than answers - but they are the questions we all continue to ask ourselves to this day. Questions about who to believe, who to trust, how to live and how to love, how to understand life and how to face death. What all the actors who have played it seem to share is that the process of acting the role is deeply and profoundly personal - and perhaps that is why audiences also feel that the play touches them more than any other play before or since.

Knockout Scousers:  True Stories
Channel 4.  23:05pm - 00:40am

True Stories follows young Liverpudlian boxers Natasha Jonas, Tom Stalker and 'Jazza' Dickens as they compete to represent Britain at the Olympic Games.

Can Anyone Beat Bolt?
21:00pm - 22:00pm

Duration: 1 hour
He is the fastest man who has ever lived and on 5th August the world will be watching and expecting Usain Bolt to reclaim the greatest prize in the Olympic Games, the men's 100 metres title. But there are five men who have been thinking the unthinkable, five men preparing and plotting to defeat the man they say cannot be downed. Five men devoted to beating Bolt.
They are: Jamaica's Yohan Blake, the current world champion, who is Bolt's training partner and strongest challenger; Asafa Powell, often the forgotten man of Jamaican sprinting, but still the last man to hold the world record before Bolt; Tyson Gay and Justin Gatlin, who lead the American charge hitting top form when it matters most; and Europe's best hope, the Frenchman Christophe Lemaitre, who is proving that white men can sprint and take on the very best.
This film follows the fortunes of the world's best sprinters as they prepare for that ultimate showdown at London 2012, from the supremely confident superstar Bolt to his focused, sometimes shy, rivals, determined to prove that Bolt is just a man.
We witness the sacrifice and growing self-belief of these athletes as they push themselves to the limit physically and mentally to claim the greatest prize in sport. All the time obsessed with their quarry, the tall Jamaican who rewrote what was possible in human speed.
Can they really beat Bolt when it matters most? Do the five strongest contenders have what it takes? What will it take? Will Bolt beat himself?
Narrated by Reggie Yates and with expert contribution from sprinting icon Michael Johnson, Can Anyone Beat Bolt? is a fascinating examination of five super-fast men and one undisputed king.

The Race That Shocked The World
BBC 4.  22:00pm - 23:00pm

Duration: 1 hour
Daniel Gordon's documentary looks at the legacy of the men's 100-metre final at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, when gold medallist Ben Johnson tested positive for anabolic steroids and scandal reigned. For the first time ever, the eight athletes who ran in that infamous race tell their story.

Timeshift:  Hotel Deluxe
BBC 4.  23:00pm - 00:00pm

Duration: 1 hour
Timeshift invites you to make a reservation in the world of hotels for the super rich. The Savoy, the Ritz, the Dorchester - the very names of Britain's grand hotels spell luxury around the world. The film charts how luxury hotels have met the needs of new forms of wealth, from aristocrats to rock stars and beyond, with comfort, innovation and, above all, service.
Wednesday 18th July

Victoria Pendleton:  Cycling's Golden Girl
BBC 1.  21:00pm - 22:00pm

Duration: 1 hour
Victoria Pendleton is the most compelling sportswoman in Britain. As brutally honest and revelatory on camera as she is driven and competitive when flying around a steeply banked bowl of a cycling track, Pendleton offers a rare insight into the way an otherwise ordinary life has been consumed by the sacrifice and intensity required to win an Olympic event.
The 30 year-old sprint cyclist is already an Olympic champion, having won gold in Beijing in 2008, but in Victoria Pendleton: Cycling's Golden Girl she takes us on a bruising and intimate personal journey.

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

Duration: 1 hour
BBC Three's fully interactive, live debate show takes on the Olympics.
From the heart of the East End of London, presenter Jake Humphrey finds out what young people really think. Has the enormous spend reaped economic benefits for under 30s or has the budget been blown on a glorified sports event? Who are the real winners - local people or big business? A nationwide poll reveals how young people feel about the Olympics and whether or not it has benefitted them. Plus, audience and panel tackle the very latest stories that are firing up viewers.
Free Speech involves the audience from beginning to end - from the stories they want on the agenda to showing whether they agree or disagree with the panellists' opinions via the power bar. Responses and updates from viewers will be displayed throughout the show, with hashtags that reveal how panellists are being rated live by people at home.
On the panel, local Labour MP Rushanara Ali and skills minister John Hayes MP go head to head. Free Speech's social media jockey will be the audience's voice, reading web responses and online comments.

Olympics' Most Amazing Moments
BBC 3.  22:00pm - 00:00am

Duration: 2 hours
Richard Bacon and Olympic hurdling medallist Colin Jackson count down the top 50 sublime, ridiculous and agonising moments from the modern Olympic Games.
Relive, and witness for the first time, the most diverse range of human interest stories told though the universal language of sport. From heartwarming stories like Kelly Holmes winning two gold medals at the age of 34 and Steve Redgrave's remarkable five gold medal haul from successive games, to the inconsolable Derek Redmond being carried across the finish line by his father. There is even room for Eric 'The Eel' Moussambani, who swam the slowest heat in Olympic history, plus a visit to a group of ex-Olympians all living happily together in a retirement home.
These moments are replayed with reflections from some of Britain's greatest ever Olympians, intercut with some witty ponderings from great comedians. Whether you laugh, cry or suffer sudden shock, Olympics' Most Amazing Moments will test your emotions to the limit.
Featuring Kelly Holmes, Sharon Davies, Sally Gunnell, Chris Boardman, Iwan Thomas, Ade Adepitan, Dean Macey, Kelly Sotherton, Christian O'Connell, Ricky Norwood and Will Best.
Thursday 19th July

Panorama:  The Truth about Sports Products
BBC 1.  20:00pm - 21:00pm

Duration: 1 hour
As many of us try to get fitter in this Olympic summer, Panorama investigates the sports products that promise to boost your performance. Are those pricey trainers worth the money? Can sports drinks really help you work out for longer? Are protein shakes any more effective at honing the physique than ordinary food?
With exclusive access to the findings from a unique study by the British Medical Journal and Oxford University, reporter Shelley Jofre tests the science behind the bold advertising claims made by some of sport's biggest brands.

I Love Special Olympics
BBc 4.  21:30pm - 22:30pm

Duration: 1 hour
As London 2012 gets under way, the Paralympic games are moving centre stage. But almost unknown to the millions who will watch the 2012 Olympics there is a third Olympic movement. The Special Olympics is for people with learning difficulties, and for the athletes, just taking part is a major achievement. This film follows a dancer with Down's syndrome, a judo fighter with autism, a bowler who has brain damage and a basketball player with Asperger's syndrome. As they prepare for the games, held in Leicester in 2009, they overcome their difficulties to compete on a world stage.
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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