Saturday, December 26, 2009

Zapsmart: Music on TV and Radio today

10.00am Radio 2 - David Tennant & Catherine Tate
They're off Doctor Who, you know.

11.25am ITV - I Dreamed A Dream
Who can forget that moment when the lost figure, looking a little odd and very sweaty, first appeared on Britain's Got Talent? It seemed like it was all a cruel joke, putting someone so ill-equipped in such a febrile atmosphere, leaving them to sink or swim. Still, Piers coped, and now he's going to interview Susan Boyle.

1.30 BBC1 - Bridge To Terabithia
You know, seeing films like this makes me think maybe it's better for all of us if Zooey Deschanel concentrates on the singing.

3.00 Radio 3 - World Roots
Ladysmith Black Mambazo still trying to make amends for helping out Paul Simon; this week's penance is playing the Dome, Brighton.

3.00 6Music - Curtis Mayfield
Seven hours of Mayfield. Seven hours.

4.05 Channel 4 - Come Dine With Me
The race to the saucepan bottom sees "Little" Jimmy Osmond feeding Caprice, Nancy Sorrell and some bloke who washes hair for a living.

6.15 Radio 4 - Loose Ends
Amongst the guests is Edwyn Collins

7.00 Sky One - Johnny Cash Christmas Special
From 1978. Which I think means Angela Rippon doing the high-kicking, doesn't it?

9.30 The All-Star Impressions Show
What the world needs now, it turns out, is Joe Pasquale pretending to be Lady GaGa. Make a programme that reverses that, ITV, and then we'll talk.

10.55 BBC2 - The Young Ones
Showing as part of BBC2's Slapstick night (oh, how low the ideas for theme nights have got), this is one of the ones with Madness as musical guest.

11.00 Biog - Donny & Marie Osmond
Some siblings gets their own Biography; some make soup for Nicky Clarke.

12.15 Radio 4 - Street Circus
Midge Ure goes to circus school. No, it's not a painfully self-aware surreal comedy.