Wireless Nights with Jarvis Cocker
JCWN: 03 Nov 14: Bright Nights11/03/14
In the second part of his nocturnal Icelandic adventure, Jarvis goes on a journey through the long, light summer night. He meets Megas, the island's best known poet and rock and roll legend, who warns of wandering demons as he embarks on an overnight...
JCWN: 27 Oct 14: Lava and Ice
Jarvis Cocker wanders the lava fields of Iceland in search of the unseen forces of night. In the midnight shadow of Snaefellsjokull, the volcano featured in Jules Verne's Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Jarvis considers the timelessness of the...
jcwn: 20 Oct 14: Reaching for the Moon
Jarvis attempts to fly to the moon, with the aid of astronaut Chris Hadfield. En route he hears stories of those touched by the moon in its many manifestations. Producer: Laurence Grissell
jcwn: 13 Oct 14: BBC Philharmonic Presents...
In front of a studio audience, Jarvis Cocker and the BBC Philharmonic weave tales of insomnia, nocturnal inspirations and dark imaginings from the world of classical music - against the backdrop of a President embroiled in the Vietnam War. Producers:...
jcwn: 30 May 13: The Darkest Hour
Jarvis stars in his own horror movie, exploring the battle between the forces of darkness and light. He hears from horror movie goers at the Electric Cinema in Birmingham, keen to turn the lights off and lets the scares begin; the National Grid...
jcwn: 23 May 13: Nights of Passage
Join Jarvis on the midnight sailing of a Channel ferry as he contemplates night crossings mythic and modern. Meet castaway Jeni, lost and found in the North Sea; Sean, a young wrestler on ropes for his first fight night; and wise old man of the sea,...
jcwn: 16 May 13: Nightwatch
Jarvis becomes a nightwatchman in a high rise office block and meets others keeping watch during the dark hours. He hears from the parents of a young girl with a rare condition which causes her to stop breathing when she falls asleep; a man at a...
jcwn: 09 May 13: Night of the Hunter
Jarvis turns his eye to the starlit sky with his mind on hunters and their quarry. Taking his bearings from Orion, he follows a lamper across farmland hunting foxes by torchlight. A soldier takes him on a top secret mission behind enemy lines and he...
JCWN: 4 Night Manoeuvres
This evening Jarvis invites you on a kerb crawl around the seamy side of town as he explores the theme 'night manoeuvres'. Driving through London he weaves his way in and out of the lives of other night riders who are always on the move. The ride...
JCWN: 3 Behind Closed Doors
Jarvis takes to the streets to peer through stained windows, cold steel bars and Japanese paper screens, to find out just what goes on behind closed doors. He joins a lock-in where the time bell is never rung, and peers into the deepest recesses of a...
JCWN: 2 They Only Come Out At Night
Jarvis slips between the shadows to find punks, poets, poker dens and an alcohol-fuelled badger watch and eavesdrops on a series of nocturnal dreams and dramas. Producer: Neil McCarthy
JCWN: 1 Overnight Delivery
Jarvis boards the red-eye, taking a transatlantic flight of the imagination in this Prix Italia winning edition. Jarvis peers down at the human dramas beneath as the world slowly rotates - accompanied by his own musical selections. Producer: Laurence...
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