Tuesday, 12 January 2010

See Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People on TV – 23 January at 9pm on BBC 4

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As we probably hinted back in December, the Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless Christmas show at the Hammersmith Apollo on 20 December was filmed by the BBC, and it's now been confirmed that it will be broadcast on BBC 4 at 9pm on Saturday 23 January. So put it in your diary, phone, Sky+ it or whatever it is we all do these days, and sit back and enjoy performances from Robin Ince, Richard Dawkins, Brian Cox, Richard Herring, Simon Singh, Gavin Osborn, Barry Cryer, Shappi Khorsandi, Johnny Ball and many more (it's a 75-minute version of 3-and-a-half hour show, so we don't know exactly who's in it). Based on a very funny joke on the night from Dara O Briain, which the BBC seem to have decided to take and run with, the show will be broadcast under the name Nerdstock: Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People, so look out for that name in the schedules.

Pictured here is Martin Rowson's backdrop for the show, which was on display at various points during the evening – we wonder if it'll make it through BBC standards?


foolfodder said...

Here's hoping they put it on iPlayer.

Deb in Brussels said...

Well, iPlayer's not going to do us people outside the UK any good, as the Beeb wont let anyone outside the country access it (even though our cable company pays its equiavlent of the license fee) and we cant get Beeb 4 without satellite. Any chance it will be sold as a DVD? Now that would be a nice sideline for NH!

Anonymous said...

I know it is a bit of a cheek, but any chance of getting Martin Rowson's fantastic cartoon about PC desktop size, for maximum impact at work? In fact, I'd pay to have a print of that on the wall.

And, apologies to Deb I'm not rubbing it in, but I live in Edinburgh and I'm very grateful to be able to see the show on BBC. Normally us non-Londonites miss out. No chance the 75 mins includes a Johnny Ball rant is there?

Anonymous said...

2008 show available on dvd here http://www.gofasterstripe.com/
maybe they will do a full 2009 one as well