by / May 24th, 2010 /

Music On TV This Week

Monday 24th May

8 Mile – ITV2 10.20pm
As he prepares to visit these shores on the back of another poor, lazy album, relive the two hours when Eminem really did seem to mean something.

Fearless Freaks: The Flaming Lips – Sky Arts 1 9pm
Profile of Uncle Wayne and co.

Tuesday 25th May

Radio 1’s Big Weekend – BBC3 7pm
Shot last weekend, a splendidly diverse bill from the BBC’s free event features everything from JLS to Biffy Clyro.

Blur : The Singles Night – Sky Arts 1 9pm
From the days when they weren’t the best of pals, Blur run through their peerless A sides at Wembley Arena.

Later Live – BBC2 10pm
And so another series of the best music show on the box comes to an end, seemingly in the blink of an eye. Vampire Weekend, MGMT, Tom Jones and Corinne Bailey Ray see us out.

Wednesday 26th May

The History Of The Clash – Sky Arts 1 10.25pm
Does what it says on the punk rock tin.

Mercury Prize Sessions – Channel 4 1.05am
The XX play live.

Thursday 27th May

The Culture Show – BBC2 11.50pm
The Magic Numbers are back. Hurrah!

Friday 28th May

Top Gear – BBC3 7pm
The opinionated one, the small on and the posh one transport the Who’s equipment. Hilarity no doubt ensues.

TOTP 2 -BBC2 10pm
A Duran Duran special. Yowser.

Backstage – BBC2 12.50am
Hip-hop documentary from 2000.

Saturday 29th May

REM: Rough Cut – Sky Arts 1 10pm
Behind the scenes in 2005.

The Stones In Exile – BBC2 11.10pm
Documentary on the making of Exile On Main Street. Like the album itself a bit all over the place but ultimately rewarding.