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BBC4 TV Motown Night - Friday 20 Feb 2009

 

BBC4 TV Motown Night - Friday 20 Feb 2009

BBC4 TV Does the Motown 50 thing, going by the descriptions two of the three items on offer do seem to be first time around shows.

20:00–21:00

Motown at the BBC

With the Miracles, the Supremes, the Temptations, Stevie Wonder and the Four Tops.

To mark the 50 year anniversary of Motown, a compilation of some of the iconic record label's greatest names filmed live in the BBC studios. Visitors from Hitsville USA over the years have included Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Diana Ross and the Supremes, the Temptations, Stevie Wonder, the Four Tops and the Jackson 5.

21:00–22:00

Legends

The Motown Invasion

Documentary revealing what made Motown special though the lens of two decisive moments in 1965 - the Motown Revue UK tour and the Sounds of Motown Ready Steady Go! TV Special.

Arriving in London in March 1965, the Supremes, Martha and the Vandellas, Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder were bussed across Britain on a tough but crucial tour.

The TV special, recorded during the tour, kicked open the door, thrusting Motown's slick routines and magical music into front rooms across the nation.

22:00–23:45

Storyville

Standing in the Shadows of Motown

Documentary that tells the story of the Funk Brothers, the successful Motown musicians. ®

repeated later on the same night




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