Heads up to those interested....
Jeff Lynne releases two new albums this week, a new solo effort and an album of re-recorded / re-mastered ELO tracks.
TUESDAY 2 OCT
BBC TWO, BBC HD 10pm: LATER... LIVE
Interview with Jeff in the Later... studio plus footage from 'Mr. Blue Sky' documentary.
WEDNESDAY 3 OCT
TV - BBC ONE, BBC HD 7pm:
THE ONE SHOW
Interview with Jeff plus "The Story Of The Song" feature on 'Mr. Blue Sky'.
FRIDAY 5 OCT
TV - BBC ONE, 9.05am:
Louise Minchin and Charlie Stayt interview Jeff plus video footage.
RADIO - BBC RADIO 2, 2pm:
STEVE WRIGHT IN THE AFTERNOON
Jeff will be a special guest on the show between 2-5pm.
TV - BBC TWO, BBC HD 11.50pm:
LATER... WITH JOOLS HOLLAND
Extended interview with Jeff in the Later... studio plus more footage from 'Mr. Blue Sky' documentary.
TV - BBC FOUR, 9-10pm:
'MR. BLUE SKY: THE STORY OF JEFF LYNNE AND ELO'
Documentary directed by Martyn Atkins which gets to the heart of who singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Jeff Lynne is and how his music has had such a tremendous influence on our world. This candid and revealing story is told by Jeff himself together with collaborators and friends such as Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Tom Petty, Joe Walsh, Olivia and Dhani Harrison, Barbara Orbison and Eric Idle. With access to Lynne in his studio above LA, this is an intimate account of a great British pop classicist who has ploughed a unique furrow since starting out on the Birmingham Beat scene in the early 60s, moving from The Idle Race to the multi-million selling ELO in the 70s and then, with Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison and George Harrison, as a key member of the Traveling Wilburys.
TV - BBC FOUR, 10-11pm:
'ELO LIVE AT WEMBLEY'
Classic 1978 performance featuring a pioneering spaceship and laser display that set a precedent for concerts for decades to come. Directed by Mike Mansfield.
TV - BBC FOUR, 11-11.50pm:
ROCK FAMILY TREES: 'THE BIRMINGHAM BEAT'
With narration by John Peel, music journalist Pete Frame explores the stories behind some of the best-known artists the West Midlands has produced, featuring Jeff Lynne and ELO, Roy Wood, The Move, The Moody Blues and more.
TV - BBC FOUR, 11.50pm-12.20am:
JEFF LYNNE ACOUSTIC: 'LIVE FROM BUNGALOW PALACE'
An intimate half-hour of Jeff Lynne and long-time collaborator Richard Tandy on piano, playing acoustic versions of many of Jeff's greatest songs including 'Evil Woman', 'Telephone Line' and 'Showdown'. Filmed in Lynne's LA studio and a companion piece to the 'Mr. Blue Sky' documentary.
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