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Upcoming TV & Radio Appearances For Paul Weller!

TV: 14 Nov 2008 21:00 BBC Four

In an exclusive BBC4 session filmed at BBC Television Centre, Paul Weller performs numbers from his double album 22 Dreams, hits from throughout his solo career including From The Floorboards Up and Peacock Suit, plus a couple of classics from The Jam's back catalogue.

Weller performs with his regular five piece band and is joined on some numbers by The Wired Strings and a brass section. He also has special guests, including Oasis guitarist Gem Archer on Echoes Round The Sun, fiddle player Eliza Carthy on Wild Wood and Where O er You Go, and former Blur guitarist Graham Coxon on Black River.

Broadcasts:

1. 14 Nov 2008
21:00
BBC Four
2. 14 Nov 2008
22:30
BBC HD
3. 15 Nov 2008
01:10
BBC Four


14 Nov 2008 22:00 BBC Four

Documentary looking at the 30-year career of Paul Weller, who tells his own story with the input of those who know him.
Using unseen photos and archive footage, it covers his upbringing in Woking, his years with The Jam and The Style Council, his insecurity after being dropped by a record company, his unexpected return to popularity in the 1990s and his view on where he finds himself now.
Contributors include his parents, Bruce Foxton, Boy George and Noel Gallagher.

Broadcasts:

1. 14 Nov 2008
22:00
BBC Four
2. 15 Nov 2008
02:10
BBC Four



Radio: BBC6 9 Nov 2008 13:00

Julie Cullen and Matt Everitt speak to Paul Weller about the release of his four-disc compilation of BBC recordings. Plus Matt enrolls in the Fantasy Rock 'n' Roll Camp.

Broadcasts:

1. 09 Nov 2008
13:00
BBC 6 Music
2. 10 Nov 2008
03:00
BBC 6 Music

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