Friday 18 Apr 2014
Jake Humphrey hosts live coverage of qualifying for the Turkish Grand Prix.
A relatively new addition to the Formula 1 calendar, the Istanbul Park circuit saw its inaugural Grand Prix in 2005, with Kimi Raikkonen crossing the finishing line first. Felipe Massa won the next three races, but last year saw Jenson Button collect maximum points after qualifying on the front row. Another win would be a huge boost to the Briton's chances of retaining his world title.
It is the most important day in the history of Earth: the dawn of a new age of harmony or the start of its final war.
In the latest episode of the time-travelling drama, written by Chris Chibnall, The Doctor must face his most difficult challenge yet. It is a battle in which he cannot take sides and a day when nobody must die...
The Doctor is played by Matt Smith and Amy Pond is played by Karen Gillan.
Doctor Who is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.
It's that time of year again as the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 comes live from Oslo in Norway and music's biggest annual extravaganza kicks off. Host Graham Norton is on hand to guide viewers through the glitter, the glamour and the outfits, as 25 countries compete for this year's title.
France, Germany, Spain, Norway and the United Kingdom are all through to what promises to be an exhilarating final. The UK's hopes are with 19-year-old Josh Dubovie, singing hit master Pete Waterman's song, That Sounds Good To Me.
Eurovision is now in its 55th year and, for the first time in the competition's history, phone lines will be open from the start of the first song and close 15 minutes after the last performance. Viewers cannot vote for their own country. All contestants will then nervously wait for the televoting and jury results to reveal the country that has garnered the highest number of points and the coveted title of Eurovision Song Contest winner 2010. Josh was chosen by the public and is passionate about flying the flag for the UK this year. BBC Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills is the UK's voting spokesperson on the night.
By pressing the Red button during the show, viewers can enjoy a sing-along, find out some quirky country facts and get the chance to get their Eurovision party messages and photos on the screen.
This year, the Eurovision sing-along also features on a number of Big Screens across the country.
All of the latest news, gossip and videos are available on the BBC's Eurovision website.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2010 is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.
A great band is so much more than the sum of its parts and, in the latest programme in the series that has examined the anatomy of the best rock 'n' roll bands, the spotlight is turned on the story of what happens to the band from humble beginnings to success and beyond.
A great band can be thought of as a narrative and this programme looks at the journey of the rock 'n' roll band in terms of a 12-step programme, from the lowly start, through success, break-up and, of course, the comeback.
It is a cross-generational tale of the common trajectory that the band takes from scratchy beginnings in the garage, to the big league and beyond. It moves from the band members' reasons for joining, through achieving the perfect line-up, to finally nailing that hit and making the big time. They blow the first flurry of cash. They struggle to keep up momentum. The magnifying glass of life on the road turns seemingly innocuous personal habits into major irritants. They go a little mad.
The programme also delves into real life as it explores how the band deals with the bad times – whether it crumbles or bounces back stronger. Cracks start to appear in the most unshakeable alliances. Wives and girlfriends complicate the dynamic. What had started as a noble mission is sidetracked by a lethal cocktail of jealousy, drug-fuelled irrationality and gripes over annoying sniffs. Finally, to the consternation of the faithful who have been with them since their days on the toilet circuit, the band calls it a day. However, when a band breaks up nowadays, that needn't be the end of the story...
There are very few bands who can sustain both the creative curiosity and the personal aspects of living together as adults for a lifetime. This programme is a tribute to those who have succeeded – and those who have tried and failed.
Narrated by Mark Radcliffe and directed by Ben Whalley, the documentary features contributions from The Police, Muse, Status Quo, Simple Minds, Slade, Joy Division and many more.
I'm In A Rock 'n' Roll Band! is a multi-platform project on BBC Two, BBC Radio 2 and bbc.co.uk, which dissects the traditional band, looking at what makes each of the individual members tick. The series culminates in a live studio show on Saturday 5 June, in which industry experts discuss their favourite rock 'n' roll musicians and create the ultimate fantasy band.
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