BBC Four Today Friday 6 January 2023

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What’s On BBC Four Today Friday 6 January 2023

A full run down of everything airing on BBC Four today.

19:00
Smashie and Nicey’s Top of the Pops Party

The `great mate” DJs relive three poptastic decades of music and fashion

19:50
Top of the Pops

Featuring Madonna and Band Aid

John Peel and Richard Skinner introduce performances by Smiley Culture, Sal Solo, Paul Young, Tears for Fears, Toy Dolls, Madonna and Band Aid. First aired January 3, 1985

20:30
Top of the Pops

Mike Read presents an edition from January 4, 1979

Mike Read presents an edition from January 4, 1979, with performances by Generation X, Elton John, Ian Dury & the Blockheads, Olivia Newton-John, Racey, Barry White, Brotherhood of Man and Village People. Plus, dance sequences by Legs & Co

21:00
Bowie at the BBC

Clips from the BBC archive giving an overview of Bowie’s career from 1964

A chronology of clips from the BBC archive giving an overview of Bowie’s career from 1964 until his death in 2016, offering a series of snapshots into his rapidly evolving career across music, films and the theatre. Among the many clips are performances for Top of the Pops, The Old Grey Whistle Test and Later with Jools Holland, plus Bowie in interviews about his roles in The Elephant Man, Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence and Labyrinth

22:00
David Bowie: Finding Fame

The singer’s rise, from Jones to Bowie to Ziggy Stardust

The final part of Francis Whately’s trilogy of films on Bowie’s life, telling the story of the five years when many of the ideas that would help him become an icon were first born. Starting in 1966, soon after David Jones changed his name to David Bowie, the film traces his interest in everything from Holst and Pinky and Perky to Anthony Newley and Tibetan Buddhism, and how he used all of these influences to create not only Ziggy Stardust, but the material for his entire career

23:35
Smashie and Nicey’s Top of the Pops Party

The `great mate” DJs relive three poptastic decades of music and fashion

00:25
Top of the Pops

Featuring Madonna and Band Aid

John Peel and Richard Skinner introduce performances by Smiley Culture, Sal Solo, Paul Young, Tears for Fears, Toy Dolls, Madonna and Band Aid. First aired January 3, 1985

01:05
Top of the Pops

Mike Read presents an edition from January 4, 1979

Mike Read presents an edition from January 4, 1979, with performances by Generation X, Elton John, Ian Dury & the Blockheads, Olivia Newton-John, Racey, Barry White, Brotherhood of Man and Village People. Plus, dance sequences by Legs & Co

01:35
David Bowie: Finding Fame

The singer’s rise, from Jones to Bowie to Ziggy Stardust

The final part of Francis Whately’s trilogy of films on Bowie’s life, telling the story of the five years when many of the ideas that would help him become an icon were first born. Starting in 1966, soon after David Jones changed his name to David Bowie, the film traces his interest in everything from Holst and Pinky and Perky to Anthony Newley and Tibetan Buddhism, and how he used all of these influences to create not only Ziggy Stardust, but the material for his entire career

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