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Powerhouse - Monday 29 March - 11.20pm - BBC One
updated 31/03/04
Gill Mills

Gill Mills welcomes you to Powerhouse, the new arts and entertainment show for the North West.


What's on the next show?

Gill Mills - presenter
On this week's programme:
Mark and Lard
Mark and Lard meet their fans after the show.

MARK AND LARD'S LAST RADIO SHOW
On Friday the 26th of March DJ's Mark Radcliffe and Mark Riley broadcast their last Radio 1 afternoon show from Manchester. After thirteen years of music and comedy resolutely based in the North West, Mark and Lard have finally called it a day and decided to go their separate ways. Powerhouse has been given exclusive access behind the scenes of this piece of broadcasting history. videoWatch it again


Doves
Doves in the studio

A PIECE FROM THE DOVES
The Doves are one of the country's biggest bands right now. From Manchester, they're currently recording their new album in Liverpool. We have exclusive footage - and this really IS exclusive footage - of the band at work, including a sneak preview of one of their most recent compositions, a track that marks a dramatic change in style and tone. videoWatch it again


Oldham lights
Oldham lights

NORTHERN LIGHTS
When darkness falls in Oldham people in offices, shops and out on the streets are treated to some fine examples of public art - and they may not even know it.

Join our man with something of the night about him, Phil Griffin, for an illuminating experience. videoWatch it again


NOT SO CAPITAL OF CULTURE?
Last week on Powerhouse we showed how comedian Keith Carter - also known as Nige the scally - played a surprisingly big role in Liverpool's successful bid to become Capital of Culture 2008.
But now that Liverpool's won the title, who will benefit from it? Is Capital of Culture about tarting up the city centre and staging a few concerts? Or will it try to involve everyone in the city? One man who isn't sure the council is heading in the right direction is Laurence Westgaph.


Plus:
THE HeART GALLERY

If you're single and looking for love you may be one of the increasing number of people who are discovering that art galleries are places where men and women can meet and connect. But do art and lonely hearts really go together? To find out we staged a unique experiment, and put it in the capable hands of stand-up comedian and singleton, Rob Hallam. He's joined by Big Brother psychologist and people watcher, Geoff Beattie.

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
You're young, live in a stylish townhouse, but there's a blank wall just crying out for an equally stylish picture. What do you do? You call the Artist in Residence. When he arrives you are baffled by his talk of Minimalism. When he leaves you have a home made work of art hanging on your wall.
If you'd like to be featured on Artist in Residence - call 0161 374 5566 for further details.


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