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Vic Reeves on Barry Sheene

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Motoring enthusiasts tell the story of Britain's racing legends. Jim Moir (Vic Reeves) tells the life story of 70s icon and motorcycle world champion Barry Sheene.

Jim Moir (Vic Reeves) tells the life story of 70s icon, motorcycle world champion Barry Sheene, and rides the bikes that are part of the Sheene legend. Moir tells how Sheene rose to the top of his sport and also became a hugely popular public figure, transcending the world of bike racing.

As well as taking to the track himself, Moir meets members of Sheene's family, close friends and rivals. Packed with rare archive and home-movie footage, the programme gives an intimate and enthralling portrait of a man who lived life at full-throttle and who, in his career, survived more than one hair-raising crash.

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Mon 30 Mar 2015 19:00

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Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:00

    Hurts

    The Rope

  • 00:01

    Arctic Monkeys

    One For The Road

  • 00:02

    The Clash

    Listen 

  • 00:03

    Aleksanda Dimitrijevic

    Dissuasion 

  • 00:04

    Kasabian

    Bumblebeee

  • 00:04

    Kevin Ayers

    Singing A Song In The Morning 

  • 00:06

    The Who

    I Can See For Miles

  • 00:06

    Pink Floyd

    Have A Cigar

  • 00:08

    Ilan Eshkeri

    Entracte Chapter 4 

    Composer: Larry D. Brown. Performer: The Cinematic Orchestra.
  • 00:09

    Middle Man 

    Blindspot 

  • 00:10

    Cozy Powell

    Dance With The Devil

  • 00:12

    Jane 

    Hangman

  • 00:13

    Gemini 

    Boards Of Canada

  • 00:15

    Magazine

    The Light Pours Out Of Me

  • 00:16

    Bob Dylan

    Buckets Of Rain

  • 00:19

    Liars

    A Visit From Drum

  • 00:19

    The Sweet

    Blockbuster! 

  • 00:22

    Pink Floyd

    One of These Days

  • 00:24

    Roxy Music

    Virginia Plain

  • 00:25

    Chairmen of the Board

    Finders Keepers

  • 00:27

    The Stranglers

    No More Heroes 

  • 00:28

    Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

    AKA... What A Life!

  • 00:29

    Massive Attack

    Teardrop

  • 00:32

    The Irrepressibles

    The Opening 

  • 00:33

    Sonic Youth

    Kool Thing

  • 00:35

    Massive Attack

    Inertia Creeps

  • 00:36

    Royal Blood

    Little Monster

  • 00:38

    Led Zeppelin

    Kashmir

  • 00:39

    Linkin Park

    Drawbar  (feat. Tom Morello)

  • 00:42

    Ilan Eshkeri

    Entracte Chapter 4

    Composer: Larry D. Brown. Performer: The Cinematic Orchestra.
  • 00:42

    Temper Trap

    Ressurection

  • 00:45

    Supertramp

    The Logical Song

  • 00:49

    Jan Hammer

    Crocketts Theme

  • 00:52

    Fleetwood Mac

    Keep Me There

  • 00:54

    Liars

    Drum Gets A Glimpse

  • 00:55

    Mogwai

    Remurdered

  • 00:58

    The Waterboys

    The Whole Of The Moon

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Jim Moir
Executive Producer Michael Tuft
Producer Jonathan Megson
Director Jonathan Megson

Broadcasts

  • Sun 28 Dec 2014 21:05
  • Sun 4 Jan 2015 22:45
  • Sun 4 Jan 2015 23:00
  • Mon 30 Mar 2015 19:00