KEITH Will Curate BBC4 (Weekend of 23rd September)

  • September 1, 2016 at 9:46 am #53945
    Cocaine Eyes

    Here it is:



    BBC Four has invited The Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards to curate an entire weekend of programming on the channel later this month.

    Richards will hand-pick all the shows and will feature between them across each night in a specially-filmed in-depth interview.

    The schedule will feature some of his favourite movies, such as Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps and The Man Who Would Be King starring Sean Connery and Michael Caine, as well as never seen before Rolling Stones archive footage and archive footage of Johnny Cash and Jimi Hendrix with Keith.

    Filmed and compiled by acclaimed director, Julien Temple, the weekend’s schedule will also feature Temple’s new 75 minutes long Director’s Cut of Keith Richards – The Origin of the Species which  was broadcast on BBC Two in July.

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

    Julien Temple added: “The programming will be interwoven with a uniquely relaxed, wide-ranging and intimate interview in which Keith shares his legacy, world views, life philosophy and survival strategies with viewers. It’s an open invitation for the audience to get to know Keith in-depth over three nights in a way that has never been seen before. As dawn breaks, those viewers who have experienced the full ride can celebrate the fact that they have been able to make it all the way and out the other side with Keith Richards as the sun comes up on their TV screens.”

    Cassian Harrison, editor, BBC Four, said: “BBC Four has always been the home of singular, eclectic and passionate voices – and who would qualify more for that moniker than the legendary Mr Richards. I’m delighted (if also a little nervous) to be entrusting the channel to Keith and to journeying with him through the night, enabling viewers to spend a weekend on BBC Four with one of the most famous and intriguing people in the world in a way that transcends the bounds of a traditional channel.”



    September 1, 2016 at 3:42 pm #53950

    This being Keith, I just want to substitute “Marinate” for “Curate”. What will BBC4 staffers think when they arrive for work Monday with their offices smelling of cigarette smoke and vodka, with cigarette butts jammed into the soil of all their potted plants?

    September 7, 2016 at 4:23 pm #54066
    Cocaine Eyes

    More on BBC4 and Keith’s Lost Weekend:




    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.

    September 22, 2016 at 12:19 pm #54299
    September 22, 2016 at 12:43 pm #54303

    Don't you think it's sometimes wise not to grow up?

    September 24, 2016 at 10:07 am #54392
    Cocaine Eyes

    Keith in his pyjamas! Adorable:


    September 24, 2016 at 3:39 pm #54395
    Cocaine Eyes

    To read the highlights/train of thoughts from Keith’s BBC4 radio show, it’s all here on his twitter feed:

    I love the comment about Charles Baudelaire.


    September 26, 2016 at 3:44 pm #54464
    Cocaine Eyes

    Here’s Keith’s Lost Weekend on BBC4:


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