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Music programme featuring live sessions. Joining Jools Holland are Liam Gallagher, Benjamin Clementine, Jorja Smith, LCD Soundsystem, Nadia Reid, Elise LeGrow and Jimmy Webb.

Hot on the heels of a swanky evening at the Royal Albert Hall celebrating 25 years on BBC Two, Jools returns to Maidstone with the first programme of the autumn series.

Joining Jools is the now solo Liam Gallagher, who has been reminding the world of his indomitable rock 'n' roll spirit and how to rock a parka since his comeback at Glastonbury this summer. Gallagher and his band perform songs from his debut solo album As You Were, including lead track Wall of Glass.

Of course Liam has been on Later a few times with Oasis and Beady Eye - while north London-raised Benjamin Clementine only appeared once, back in 2013, sandwiched between Paul McCartney and Arctic Monkeys, but it launched his solo career, which culminated in a 2015 Mercury Prize triumph for his debut album At Least for Now. Now he is back, stepping out from behind the piano and asking us what it means to be human with songs from his forthcoming second album I Tell a Fly.

Meanwhile, you may have seen Jorja Smith on the Albert Hall show, but here is Walsall's finest making her studio debut with her band, performing the new garage-flavoured track On My Mind after her 2016 anthem Blue Lights brought her to the attention of Drake and placed her on the BBC's Sound of 2017 list.

The acerbic but eminently danceable LCD Soundsystem debuted on Later in 2007. Since then, James Murphy's Brooklyn-based group have split up and reformed, but now they are back with songs from their fourth album, the chart-topping American Dream.

The self-possessed and quietly powerful New Zealand singer-songwriter Nadia Reid performs one of the songs from her second album Preservation, which all seems to quietly nail a moment that profoundly matters without sentimentality or fuss.

Also joining Jools at the piano is Canadian singer-songwriter Elise LeGrow, who performs her stripped-down rendition of the Chuck Berry classic You Never Can Tell. This number features on her upcoming album Playing Chess, a collection of songs drawn entirely from the catalogue of Chicago's iconic Chess label. Throw in Jimmy Webb popping in to discuss his new memoir The Cake and the Rain, and no doubt reminisce about his buddy and interpreter, the late great Glen Campbell, and you have a great show.

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Sun 1 Oct 2017 00:00

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Music Played

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

  • 10:00

    Liam Gallagher

    Wall Of Glass

  • 10:05

    LCD Soundsystem

    Call The Police

  • 10:11

    Benjamin Clementine

    God Save The Jungle

  • 10:21

    Jorja Smith & Preditah

    On My Mind

  • 10:24

    Nadia Reid


  • 10:29

    Liam Gallagher

    For What It's Worth

  • 10:33

    Elise LeGrow & Jools Holland

    You Never Can Tell

  • 10:37

    Benjamin Clementine

    By The Ports Of Europe

  • 10:40

    Jimmy Webb


  • 10:48

    Jorja Smith

    Teenage Fantasy

  • 10:52

    LCD Soundsystem


  • 10:58

    Liam Gallagher

    Rock 'N' Roll Star


Role Contributor
Presenter Jools Holland
Director Janet Fraser Crook
Series Producer Alison Howe
Executive Producer Mark Cooper
Performer Liam Gallagher
Performer Benjamin Clementine
Performer Jorja Smith
Performer LCD Soundsystem
Performer Nadia Reid
Performer Jimmy Webb
Performer Elise LeGrow


  • Sat 30 Sep 2017 22:30
  • Sun 1 Oct 2017 00:00

Behind the scenes at Later... with Jools Holland 25 at the Royal Albert Hall

Behind the scenes at Later... with Jools Holland 25 at the Royal Albert Hall

Take a sneak peak backstage at our spectacular show celebrating 25 years

Autumn 2017 playlist

Autumn 2017 playlist

Enjoy the original songs performed on the Autumn 2017 series.