Keith Richards' Lost Weekend

Confirmed for BBC Four on 23 September at 7pm to 3.45am

Friday 23 September



Join Keith Richards for his Lost Weekend, from Friday through to Sunday, as he curates a ‘pirate broadcast’ on BBC Four. With some of the programming not being revealed in advance, viewers are invited to join him across three nights for an extraordinary televisual journey...

Keith takes control of the channel from dusk till dawn - a time when he is normally awake - keeping viewers entertained through the twilight hours with his personally selected programme choices. As well as hand-picking all the shows, Keith also features between them in an intimate and in-depth interview, specially filmed for the weekend by Julien Temple, making this a unique television experience for viewers.

Keith Richards said: “No one has taken over a TV channel before. Let's see how it flies!"

His choices tonight include the film noir The Sorcerers; Hitchcock's masterpiece The 39 Steps; and Julien Temple'sJulien  75 minutes long director's cut of his documentary - Keith Richards - The Origin Of The Species.

The night includes Keith playing guitar in the studio. In amongst this and rare music archive, performances and random night imagery, Keith enlightens viewers on his world philosophy, his views on the technological revolution, and addictions - to the internet and other substances - as well as his love of books. Keith also talks about his relationship with his parents, the process behind writing his book, and his turbulent times with the police.

Keith shares his views on fame, interspersed with a range of rare archive footage of the Rolling Stones. As well as his ruminations on being nocturnal, he talks about the power of humour, showing his favourite cartoons and the comedy shows that resonate with him.

From 7pm through to 4am, the audience will see some brilliant television and spend a unique night with one of the most famous and intriguing people in the world.

Lost Weekend continues on Saturday and Sunday night.

Keith Richards Lost Weekend