Wednesday 24 Sep 2014
Lulu continues her week-long series of programmes on BBC One Daytime taking a look back at the huge social change, creative innovation and historic importance that made the Swinging Sixties what they were.
Today the programme looks back at 1966 and 1967 and Lulu chats to DJ Tony Blackburn, who recalls the life-changing events in the late Sixties when he was catapulted to stardom as the first voice to be heard on BBC Radio 1.
The moving story of the 1966 Aberfan disaster, where 144 people, mostly children, were killed when a school was engulfed by a coal tip landslide, is told by a survivor of the event.
The concept of Swinging London is explored through the eyes of one of the first ever paparazzi; and the programme also hears how food was changing in supermarkets and restaurants. All this plus a sprinkling of contemporary pop, TV and nostalgia.
The new doctor, Prem Sharma, comes up with a cunning plan to diagnose the miners' health problems, in the penultimate episode of this new five-part period comedy drama for BBC One Daytime, set in 1963.
When a rather unusual van arrives in the village, the driver, a well-known rugby player, creates a real stir and it looks like the doctor's luck is changing for the better.
However, Richard Sharpe, the mine manager, is furious and does his best to turn the locals against the doctor and his X-ray van – although his wife, Sylvia Sharpe, is rather taken with the new driver.
Meanwhile, Gina gets some shocking news and the crucial green leather diary belonging to Dr Elwyn goes missing...
Prem is played by Sanjeev Bhaskar, Richard Sharpe by Mark Williams, Sylvia Sharpe by Beth Robert and Gina by Naomi Everson.
The Indian Doctor is simulcast on BBC One HD on Freesat channel 108, Freeview channel 50, Sky channel 143 and Virgin Media channel 108.
The new BBC One HD channel will simulcast a network version of the BBC One schedule, with the majority of peak-time programmes in HD, including The Apprentice, Strictly Come Dancing, Children In Need, Antiques Roadshow, Countryfile, The Graham Norton Show and The Royal Variety Show.
Max makes a heartbreaking choice to placate Lauren, forcing Stacey to question her future in Walford, in the latest drama from Albert Square.
Meanwhile, Tamwar's date is full of surprises – and is someone about to discover Phil and Shirley's secret?
Max is played by Jake Wood, Lauren by Jacqueline Jossa, Stacey by Lacey Turner, Tamwar by Himesh Patel, Phil by Steve McFadden and Shirley by Linda Henry.
Andrew Graham-Dixon presents the latest edition of The Culture Show from Glasgow.
Andrew looks at the work of German artist Casper David Friedrich in his home town of Griefswald, Germany. He discovers that Friedrich's landscapes were not depictions of the German countryside but composite images of different German locations, and examines how his work expressed his ideas about faith and German patriotism.
Clemency Burton-Hill meets choreographer Wayne McGregor to find out how he is working with the scientific community to create his latest work, Far. Just what can his dancers learn from rigorous scientific experimentation and what can some of the world's leading scientists learn from McGregor's creative process?
Mark Kermode meets Oscar-winning director Fernando Trueba (Belle Epoque) and Spain's most successful designer Javier Mariscal to discuss their creative collaboration – the animated film Chico And Rita. A love letter to the sights, sounds and music of Cuba, it features the music of jazz legends including Thelonius Monk, Cole Porter and Dizzy Gillespie.
Alastair Sooke meets with one of the UK's most respected contemporary artists, Christine Borland, as she opens her first solo exhibition of new work in 16 years in Glasgow. In her latest work she continues to explore themes of art and anatomy, ethics and medical humanities.
As this year's Festival of Disability and Deaf Arts gets under way in Liverpool, Mat Fraser goes to investigate some of the most creative and exciting music, art and performance at DaDa Fest this year.
And in the continuing archive strand, Miranda Hart looks back at the comedy genius of Tony Hancock.
The Culture Show is simulcast on the award-winning BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel available through Freesat channel 109, Freeview channel 54, Sky channel 169 and Virgin Media channel 187.
Comedian Billy Connolly, fiddler Aly Bain and award-winning novelist Andrew Greig were caught in a blizzard while filming a tribute to their friend, the great Scottish poet Norman MacCaig (1910-1996).
To mark the centenary of MacCaig's birth, the trio undertook a journey to find the elusive trout of his favourite fishing spot – the Loch of the Green Corrie, 1,600ft up a mountainside in Assynt in the North West Highlands – where he spent every summer for 40 years, "filling my camel's hump" for the rest of the year in Edinburgh.
Their quest was hit, however, by a massive overnight snowstorm at the end of May.
Despite terrible conditions, the trio were determined to resume their fishing bid the following morning but, as Billy says in the film of their quest: "Could Norman no' like Jamaica or something?"
Nevertheless, Billy later admits: "I'm glad I came here. I think it was a terrific idea. The night made it an ordeal but, until then, it was absolutely terrific. I nearly set fire to my sleeping bag – it was that cold!"
And he gives the thumbs up to the Loch of the Green Corrie: "It's a strange place. I do like it. It's got a haunted sort of feel to it."
Aly Bain was similarly upbeat: "I remember Norman talking about the Loch of the Green Corrie, but I never went fishing with him so this was payback time for me – to go fishing where he went."
Andrew Greig, whose book about MacCaig, At The Loch Of The Green Corrie, has been high on the Scottish best-seller lists, adds: "Being here in Assynt for anybody who knows Norman's poetry is like living inside his skull!"
As well as the fishing expedition, the hour-long programme features tributes, anecdotes and readings of favourite MacCaig poems by friends and fellow poets, including Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney, Liz Lochhead, Alasdair Gray and Douglas Dunn.
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