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Retro TV W/C 8th June 2007

Richardberry 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 8th June to Thursday 14th June.

Highlights of the week

Louie and the G-Men – Tuesday 12th June. BBC Radio 2. 10.30pm
Steve Van Zandt celebrates the 50th anniversary of the classic rock standard Louie Louie. The programme features archive input and recordings from Richard Berry and members of the Kingsmen, Paul Revere and the Raiders, the Wailers and other acts indebted to the song. Followed by:

All Singing, All Dancing, All Night – (1/6) – Tuesday 12th June. BBC Radio 2. 11.30pm
Return of the Northern Soul series in which Stuart Maconie spins classic recordings of the genre and the latest recordings. The series opener features Northern Soul guru Kev ‘the writs in the post’ Roberts who was a DJ at the famed Wigan Casino in its 1970s heyday.

Friday 8th June

TV

Planet of the Apes – ITV 4. 6.00pm – 7.00pm
Burke and Virdon are captured by the chimpanzee leader of a fishing colony intent on making them slaves.

The Professionals – ITV 4. 9.00pm – 10.00pm
Corruption is uncovered in the construction industry.

The Avengers – BBC 4. 11.40pm – 12.30am
Return of the Cybernauts – The brother of the late Clement Armstrong devises a plan to avenge his death by setting a deadly trap for Steed and Mrs Peel. Guest-starring Peter Cushing.

Film: A Room for Romeo Brass (1999) – BBC 2. 12.35am – 2.00am (Sat am)
Shane Meadows’s earthy comedy drama starring Andrew Shin and Ben Marshall as 12-year-olds Romeo and Gavin, who have an unbreakable bond of friendship. But when the mysterious Morell enters their lives, the boys are put to the test.

Film: Satan’s Slave (1976) – BBC 1. 1.15am – 2.40am (Sat am)
Horror starring Michael Gough. A young girl, distraught following the death of her parents, is drawn into a group of devil worshippers led by her uncle.

Saturday 9th June

TV

Film: The Likely Lads (1976) – ITV 3. 5.15pm – 6.55pm
Comedy based on the BBC TV series starring Rodney Bewes and James Bolan.

The Culture Show – BBC 2. 7.20pm – 8.10pm
A special edition focusing on the reopening of the Royal Festival hall with Jarvis Cocker revealing the reasons of his choices for this years Meltdown festival and John Barry talks about his part in the festival.

Seven Ages of Rock (4/7) – BBC 2. 9.10pm – 10.10pm
Never Say Die: Heavy Metal – Emerging in Birmingham at the end of the 1960s, the loudest of the seven ages began, not in biker bars or backstreet dives, but in a sheet metal factory. It was here that an industrial accident changed the way one guitarist played – and with it the sound of rock. This episode follows the highs and lows of this enduring musical genre and its loyal fan base, with contributions from godfathers of metal, Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath.

Alice Cooper – BBC 4. 10.10pm – 11.10pm
Welcome to My Nightmare – Documentary featuring a concert from 1975 in which the outrageous singer performs his trademark "horror" stage act.

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.   

Sunday 10th June

TV

Mission: Impossible – Five US. 7.00pm – 8.00pm
An evil spy ring threatens to bring the country to its knees using a deadly pneumonic plague.

The 1970s Edwardian Resurrection – BBC 4. 8.00pm – 8.30pm
Style commentator Peter York explores the revival of Edwardiana in the early 70s.

Film: American History X (1998) – BBC 2. 10.30pm – 12.25am
Powerful social drama starring Edward Norton and Edward Furlong. A white supremacist recently released from jail sees the error of his ways and tries to rid his younger brother of his racial prejudices.

The South Bank Show – Jarvis Cocker: Running the World – ITV 1. 10.45pm – 11.50pm
The former front man of Pulp and one of Britain’s best-loved cultural icons, Jarvis Cocker talks to Melvyn Bragg about songwriting, politics, his ambivalent attitude to fame and what he likes about his new life in France.

Seven Ages of Rock (4/7) – BBC 1. 11.30pm – 12.30am
(See Saturday 9.10pm)

Monday 11th June

TV

The Professionals – ITV 4. 9.00pm – 10.00pm
The team assist the Russian authorities in tracking down an agent.

Tuesday 12th June

TV

The Persuaders – ITV 4. 6.00pm – 7.00pm
Danny and Brett are tricked into investigating a murder.

Andrew Marr’s History of Modern Britain (4/5) BBC 2. 9.00pm – 10.00pm
Revolution – Andrew Marr assesses the legacy of Britain’s first woman prime minister Margaret Thatcher.

The Professionals – ITV 4. 9.00pm – 10.00pm
CI5 are assigned to protect an anonymous Arab diplomat pursued by assassins.

Radio

Louie and the G-Men – BBC Radio 2. 10.30pm – 11.30pm
Steve Van Zandt celebrates the 50th anniversary of the classic rock standard Louie Louie. The programme features archive input and recordings from Richard Berry and members of the Kingsmen, Paul Revere and the Raiders, the Wailers and other acts indebted to the song.

All Singing, All Dancing, All Night – (1/6) – BBC Radio 2. 11.30pm – 12.30am
Return of the Northern Soul series in which Stuart Maconie spins classic recordings of the genre and the latest recordings. The series opener features Northern Soul guru Kev ‘the writ’s in the post’ Roberts who was a DJ at the famed Wigan Casino in its 1970s heyday.

Wednesday 13th June

The Saint – ITV 4. 6.00pm – 7.00pm
Templar is framed for murder.

Radio

Classic Singles – (1/6) – BBC Radio 2. 11.00pm – 11.30pm
This new series showcasing timeless vinyl classics starts with Glen Campbell’s 1968 country-pop singles Wichita Lineman, which was a huge hit during the winter of 1969. The song’s writer Jimmy Webb and arranger Al DeLory join Gen Campbell for an in-depth discussion of one of pop’s more sumptuous and cinematic radio treasures.

Thursday 14th June

TV

The Champions – ITV 4. 6.00pm – 7.00pm
The crusading heroes investigate a murder, which leads them to uncover a group of ageing Nazis.

Inside Deep Throat – Channel 4. 10.30pm – 12.15am
Anecdotal documentary that delivers everything you ever wanted to know about the "porno-chic" 1970s classic Deep Throat, from the politics and the payoffs to the porn stars and persecution of the cultural phenomenon.