BBC Four Today Friday 17 March 2023

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What’s On BBC Four Today Friday 17 March 2023

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

19:00
Top of the Pops

Iggy Pop, Michael Bolton, East 17 and Stiltskin from May 1994

19:30
Top of the Pops

Music by Alice Cooper, Bad Boys Inc, Wet Wet Wet, Seal and Julia Fordham from May 1994

Bruno Brookes and Alice Cooper host the chart show from May 19, 1994, presenting songs by Deep Forest, 2 Unlimited, Bad Boys Inc, Wet Wet Wet, Seal, Julia Fordham, East 17, the Manchester United Football Club squad and Alice himself

20:00
Top of the Pops

Music by Leo Sayer, Gary Numan, Japan, ABC, Imagination and Visage

20:30
Top of the Pops

With Bruce Willis, the Mission, Erasure, Genesis, Al Jarreau and Prince

21:00
Phil Lynott: Songs for While I’m Away

The life and music of the Thin Lizzy frontman

The life and music of the Thin Lizzy frontman, telling the story of how a young working-class Black boy from 1950s Dublin became one of Ireland’s greatest rock stars. Told extensively through the words of Lynott himself and focusing on some of his iconic songs, the film gets to the heart of Philip as a father, husband, friend, son and rock legend, who died at the age of 36 in January 1986

22:30
Sight & Sound in Concert: Thin Lizzy

Vintage performance by the rockers

Vintage gig by the Irish guitar rockers at the Regal Theatre in Hitchin, Hertfordshire from January 1983. Songs include Jailbreak, The Boys Are Back in Town and Baby Please Don’t Go, along with their cover of the Bob Seger song Rosalie

23:05
Irish Rock at the BBC

A compilation of performances from the archive

A compilation of Irish rock performances from the early 1970s onwards, with acts including Thin Lizzy, Ash, the Undertones, Stiff Little Fingers, U2, Sinead O’Connor, the Pogues, Imelda May, Cavan, Hozier and the Divine Comedy. The programme features clips from a variety of BBC shows, including the Old Grey Whistle Test, Top of the Pops, and Later with Jools Holland

00:00
Top of the Pops

Iggy Pop, Michael Bolton, East 17 and Stiltskin from May 1994

00:30
Top of the Pops

Music by Alice Cooper, Bad Boys Inc, Wet Wet Wet, Seal and Julia Fordham from May 1994

Bruno Brookes and Alice Cooper host the chart show from May 19, 1994, presenting songs by Deep Forest, 2 Unlimited, Bad Boys Inc, Wet Wet Wet, Seal, Julia Fordham, East 17, the Manchester United Football Club squad and Alice himself

01:00
Top of the Pops

Music by Leo Sayer, Gary Numan, Japan, ABC, Imagination and Visage

01:30
Top of the Pops

With Bruce Willis, the Mission, Erasure, Genesis, Al Jarreau and Prince

02:00
Phil Lynott: Songs for While I’m Away

The life and music of the Thin Lizzy frontman

The life and music of the Thin Lizzy frontman, telling the story of how a young working-class Black boy from 1950s Dublin became one of Ireland’s greatest rock stars. Told extensively through the words of Lynott himself and focusing on some of his iconic songs, the film gets to the heart of Philip as a father, husband, friend, son and rock legend, who died at the age of 36 in January 1986

03:30
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