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LENNON REMEMBERED:  WHAT'S ON

 John Lennon
RADIO LISTINGS
  • These programmes will be available to hear again for seven days after broadcast via the BBC Radio Player.
 
John Lennon
LENNON REMEMBERED
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Find out more about the coverage as the BBC remembers John Lennon.


SATURDAY 3 DECEMBER
2030 - 2130
BIGGER THAN JESUS
This programme tells the story of a truly extraordinary event and its aftermath. It's a story of fame, the mass media, pop music and religion, of two cultures clashing. We discover how an interview with a pop star could ignite a debate about the place of religion in an increasingly secular society. Illustrated with contemporary sound archive, listeners will hear from those who were in the Beatles' inner circle at the time and from those who protested against them.

SUNDAY 4 DECEMBER
0700 - 0900 
GOOD MORNING SUNDAY
Don Maclean is joined by Cynthia Lennon who gives her account of life with and without John. She talks openly about his neglect of young Julian, meeting Yoko Ono and her search for peace. 

WEDNESDAY 7 DECEMBER
2000-2100
MIKE HARDING
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of, arguably, the folkiest Beatles album Rubber Soul, Mike Harding presents a musical tribute from the cream of the folk music community of the British Isles.

    John Lennon Remembered by the BBC

    THURSDAY 8 DECEMBER 
    LENNON NIGHT
    1900 - 2300


    We present a night of celebration and reflection marking this anniversary with a milestone event to be broadcast simultaneously on both sides of the Atlantic. The four hours of programming will be broadcast both on BBC Radio 2 and across the whole of America. Details below; 

    THURSDAY 8 DECEMBER
    1900 - 2000
    LENNON
    To begin the Radio 2 Lennon Night with an hour of context, Mark Radcliffe sketches a portrait of the twentieth century's most influential and iconic figure. The programme examines some of the many 'Lennons': the musician; the hard man; the son; the father; the writer; the husband; the radical. We examine his musical legacy, both with and without The Beatles,  and how some of the key events in his life manifested themselves in his work.

    THURSDAY 8 DECEMBER
    2000 - 2300 
    LENNON LIVE
    Radio 2 broadcasts from Abbey Rd Studio 2, the historic venue in which the Beatles recorded virtually everything they ever made, and from studios in the USA.

    The four hours of programming will be broadcast both on BBC Radio 2 and across the whole of America.

      John Lennon Remembered by the BBC
      Radio listings across the BBC

      Lennon's life and music will also be celebrated by Radio 4,  Radio 1 and 6 Music.


      Radio 1
      Previously unheard and unedited footage of a Lennon and McCartney interview is revealed on Radio 1's OneWorld show.
       
      Radio 4
      A season of programmes across Radio 4 commemorate the life of John Lennon, including an exploration by Robert Sandall of five songs written by Lennon about key relationships in his life.Find out more now.

      THURSDAY 8TH DECEMBER
      6 Music
      JOHN LENNON DAY

      6 Music celebrate John Lennon's life and music with tracks from the archive being played throughout the day and an new interview with Yoko Ono. 
       
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