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Retro TV W/C 22nd June 2007

Bailey_marianne Barry Murphy once more trawls the TV and radio guides (so you don't have to) to find anything worth tuning into this week. All listings are for UK terrestrial TV, Freeview and national radio, with the shows running from Friday 22nd June to Thursday 28th June.

Highlights of the week

TV

The South Bank Show - Marianne Faithfull: A Life in Song. Sun 24th June. ITV 1.10.45pm.
The Husky-voiced singer recalls a tumultuous life in which her fame as Mick Jagger's girlfriend was followed by heroin addiction, before her comeback album Broken Englishin 1979.

True Stories: Punk: Attitude. Monday 25th June. More4. 10.00pm
Don Lett's film explores the mid-1970s punk revolution that transformed youth culture and redefined popular music and fashion.

Radio

Angry, Sexy and Working Class (1/4) - Friday 22nd June. BBC Radio 2. 7.00pm
Christopher Eccleston explores the bleak, anti-establishment and often angry British films of the late 50s and early 60s that took inspiration from John Osbourne's 1956 "kitchen sink" stage hit Look Back in Anger. Contributors include Rita Tushingham, Dora Bryan, Albert Finney and Shirley-Anne Field among others.

Friday 22nd June

TV

Planet of the Apes - ITV 4. 6.00pm - 7.00pm
A blind ape falls for Burke. We've all been there.

Glastonbury Live - BBC 3. 7.00pm - 11.00pm
The unbelievably annoying Zane Lowe and the equally smug and pointless Edith Bowman begin the beeb's coverage of this years festival. Acts over the weekend include the Who, Amy Winehouse, Arctic Monkeys and Shirley Bassey. To re-create the full festival experience at home, why not cover yourself in shit, pour a warm can of beer over your head and go without sleep for 4 days.   

Glastonbury - BBC 2. 8.00pm - 8.30pm
Lauren Laverne and Mark Radcliffe continue the weekends coverage.

Glastonbury Live - BBC 4. 9.00pm - 10.30pm
More live performances from this years festival.

The Professionals - ITV 4. 9.00pm - 10.00pm
Bodie and Doyle investigate their boss in connection with the theft of a lethal nerve gas and its possible sale to a foreign power.

Glastonbury - BBC 2. 11.00pm - 2.00am
More live performances from this years festival.

The Avengers - BBC 4. 11.20pm - 12.10am
The duo infiltrate an international peace conference.

Glastonbury: the Best Bits - BBC 3. 12.30am - 2.00am (Sat am)
More live performances from this years festival.

Radio

The Film Programme - BBC Radio 4. 4.30pm - 5.00pm
Monte Hellman, director of cult film Two-Lane Blacktop,joins Francine Stock to talk about the existential 70s road movie starring James Taylor, which has just been released on DVD for the first time. He reflects on the picture's enduring and mythic appeal.

Angry, Sexy and Working Class (1/4) - BBC Radio 2. 7.00pm - 7.30pm
(See highlights).

Saturday 23rd June

TV

Film: Doc Savage: the Man of Bronze (1975) - Five. 12.55am - 2.45pm
Fantasy adventure starring Ron Ely as the 1930s comic book hero. Aided by the Amazing Five, Doc Savage sets out to discover the truth behind his father's murder.

Glastonbury - BBC 2. 4.45pm - 7.00pm
More live performances from this years festival.

Film: The Ambushers (1967) - Five US. 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Energetic 60s spy spoof starring Dean Martin. When a spacecraft goes missing in the Mexican jungle, Matt Helm is sent on a mission to discover who was responsible for the hijack.   

Glastonbury - BBC 3. 7.00pm - 8.00pm
More live performances from this years festival.

Children's TV on Trial - BBC 4. 8.00pm - 9.00pm
An insight into the development of children's programming, beginning with it's origins in the 1950s, when Andy Pandy and Crackerjack made their television debuts.

The Culture Show - BBC 2. 8.00pm - 8.30pm
Mark Kermode and Lauren Laverne celebrate iconic British film locations with Edward Woodward revisiting the imaginary island he created for The Wicker Man.

Glastonbury - BBC 3. 8.45pm - 10.30pm
More live performances from this years festival.

The Cult of ... Tripods - BBC 4. 10.00pm - 10.30pm
The history of the sci-fi drama, which, despite being adapted from a trilogy of novels written by John Christopher, only covered two-thirds of the story.

Seven Ages of Rock (6/7) - BBC 2. 9.30pm - 10.30pm
Left of the Dial: US Alternative Rock. Narrator Julian Rhind-Tutt compares the contrasting fates of two of America's biggest bands, Nirvana and REM, and the hidden links between their most prominent musicians.

Glastonbury - BBC 4. 10.30pm - 12.30am
More live performances from this years festival.

Glastonbury - BBC 2. 10.30pm - 2.00am
More live performances from this years festival. Meaning no 70s cult horror this week.

Film: Five Seconds to Spare (1999) - BBC 2. 2.00am - 3.40am (Sun am)
Another dodgy Brit-flick thriller starring Max Beesley, Ray Winstone and Sean Pertwee. An aspiring music star finds himself mixed up in a bizarre murder. Featuring a cameo appearance from John Peel.

Radio

Sounds of the 60s - BBC Radio 2. 8.00am - 10.00am
Brian Matthew spins two hours of hits, B -sides and album tracks.

The Funk and Soul Show - BBC Radio 6. 6.00pm - 9.00pm
3 hours of funk, soul and blues. With a live session by Stockholm-based band Koop and a tribute to Marvin Gaye.

Sunday 24th June

TV

Film: The Likely Lads (1976) - ITV 1. 1.00pm - 2.40pm
Comedy based on the BBC TV series, starring Rodney Bewes and James Bolan. A caravan holiday proves a disaster for all concerned.

Glastonbury - BBC 2. 5.15pm - 7.00pm
More live performances from this years festival.

The Unforgettable ... Arthur Lowe - ITV 1. 5.30pm - 6.00pm
Tribute to the comedy actor, best remembered as pompous Captain Mainwaring in Dad's Army.

Glastonbury - BBC 3. 7.00pm - 8.00pm
More live performances from this years festival.

Glastonbury - BBC 3. 8.45pm - 2.00am
More live performances from this years festival.

Glastonbury - BBC 4. 10.30pm - 12.00am
More live performances from this years festival.

Glastonbury - BBC 2. 10.30pm - 2.00am
More live performances from this years festival.

The South Bank Show - ITV 1. 10.45pm - 11.45pm
Marianne Faithfull: A Life in Song - (See highlights).

Monday 25th June

TV

Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) - ITV 4. 6.00pm - 7.00pm
When Susan hires Jeff to follow her husband, he becomes the fall guy.

Glastonbury: the Best Bits - BBC 3. 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Colin Murray presents a round-up of the festival's musical highlights.

Life on Mars - (1/8) series one. BBC 4. 10.00pm - 11.00pm
The first-ever episode of the fantasy drama starring John Simm as detective Sam Tyler who finds himself transported back to 1973 when he falls into a coma.

True Stories: Punk: Attitude - More4. 10.00pm - 11.50pm
(See highlights).

Film: Death Race 2000 (1975) - ITV 4. 11.50pm - 1.30am
Futuristic action satire starring David Carradine and Sylvester Stallone. The defending champion of a nationally televised Transcontinental Death Race - where contestants gain points by running over pedestrians - questions the ethics of this sick entertainment.

Radio

Book of the Week: Teenage: the Creation of Youth 1875-1945 - (1/5). BBC Radio 4. 9.45am - 10.00am
Jon Savage's survey of that limbo period between childhood and adulthood. Nearly a hundred years ago the young railed against their elders who sent then to war; while drugs and juvenile delinquency caused moral outrage and public censure on the home front. Read by Ben Crowe.          

Tuesday 26th June

TV

The Persuaders - ITV 4. 6.00pm - 7.00pm
Brett acts out of character.

The Professionals - ITV 4. 9.00pm - 10.00pm
When a "ghost" with a vendetta appears, CI5 are faced with a campaign of explosions and assassinations.

Film: Death Race 2000 (1975) - ITV 4. 10.00pm - 11.40pm
Futuristic action satire starring David Carradine and Sylvester Stallone. The defending champion of a nationally televised Transcontinental Death Race - where contestants gain points by running over pedestrians - questions the ethics of this sick entertainment.

Radio

Book of the Week: Teenage: the Creation of Youth 1875-1945 - (2/5). BBC Radio 4. 9.45am - 10.00am
In the aftermath of the First World War many believed that partying was the best way to rediscover their youth. By Jon Savage.

Rockin' against Racism - BBC Radio 4. 11.30am - 12.00pm
Mark Steel looks back on the history of the Rock against Racism campaign and considers how its mix of confrontation, musical alliances and determination were used to counter the treat of the National Front in the 1970s. With contributions from Tom Robinson, Terry Hall and Peter Hain.

The Day John met Paul - BBC Radio 2. 10.30pm - 11.30pm
Bob Harris marks the 50th anniversary of the day when 15-year-old Paul McCartney first met then 16-year-old John Lennon. The casual event took place on 6 July 1957 following an outdoor church fete gig featuring the Quarrymen.

All Singing, All Dancing, All Night - (3/6) - BBC Radio 2. 11.30pm - 12.30am
Northern Soul series in which Stuart Maconie spins classic recordings of the genre and the latest recordings. His guest tonight is music reviewer Steve Handbury.

Wednesday 27th June

The Saint - ITV 4. 6.00pm - 7.00pm
Templar finds a girl involved in a museum robbery in Istanbul.

Radio

Book of the Week: Teenage: the Creation of Youth 1875-1945 - (3/5). BBC Radio 4. 9.45am - 10.00am
The depression of the 1930s left many adolescents angry but the allure of the silver screen offered an escape into the dreamworld of Hollywood glamour. By Jon Savage.

Thursday 28th June

TV

The Champions - ITV 4. 6.00pm - 7.00pm
The trio pose as domestic staff to protect the life of a former dictator.

The Avengers - BBC 4. 8.10pm - 9.00pm
The death of a ventriloquist leads to a grim discovery.

Radio

Book of the Week: Teenage: the Creation of Youth 1875-1945 - (4/5). BBC Radio 4. 9.45am - 10.00am
The 1940s: Once again war meant that the young were called upon to take up crucial jobs in industry and agriculture. But entry into the world of adult work also led to demands for other adult freedoms. By Jon Savage.

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