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Lionel Richie: Dancing on the Ceiling

BBC 4 at 9:00pm (Other show times...)

Lionel Richie: Dancing on the Ceiling

After 15 years of soaring success with The Commodores, Lionel Richie left the group to go solo, in what many considered to be a risky move. His first solo album, Lionel Richie, grabbed the world's attention, whilst the follow-up, Can't Slow Down, turned him into a global superstar. But could he maintain sustained popularity without the group he'd known as brothers behind him?

The programme considers how Lionel achieved his dream of becoming "as big as the Beatles" and how much of what he learnt from his years with The Commodores prepared him for that success.

Contributors include: Adam White, Billboard Magazine Editor; Motown songwriter and producer Gloria Jones; Kenny Rogers; video director Bob Giraldi; David Foster, songwriter and producer; Keith Harris, General Manager Motown 1978; UK soul singer Lemar (mentored by Lionel on BBC One's Fame Academy); and Pearly Gates of The Flirtations.

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Peter Kay‘s Top 43 Greatest Comedy Moments

Peter Kay's Top 43 Greatest Comedy Moments

Channel 4 at 9:00pm

Three hours dedicated to to Peter Kay, the man who brought us comedy delights such as That Peter Kay Thing and Phoenix Nights. This collection of comedy highlights features classic...

Match of the Day Live

Match of the Day Live

BBC 2 at 4:45pm

Gary Lineker presents live coverage as the draw for Euro 2012 is made in Kiev....

The Dilemma

The Dilemma

Sky Movies Premiere at 8:00pm

When Ronny Valentine catches his best friend's wife cheating, he must decide whether to reveal the awful truth....

God‘s Composer

God's Composer

BBC 4 at 8:00pm

Simon Russell Beale marks the 400th anniversary of the death of the Spanish Renaissance composer Tomas Luis de Victoria....

Lionel Richie: Dancing on the Ceiling

Lionel Richie: Dancing on the Ceiling

BBC 4 at 9:00pm

Documentary which aims to show how Lionel Richie achieved his dream of becoming 'as big as the Beatles' and how much of what he learnt from his years with the Commodores prepared h...

Junk Men

Junk Men

Quest at 9:00pm

Long Island's Freeport Junk and Wrecking is the setting for this brand new series. In this junkyard, an eclectic band of high-end inventors, backyard builders and antique pickers a...

Fight Night International

Fight Night International

Sky Sports 1 at 9:45pm

Felix Sturm defends his WBA middleweight title against Martin Murray at the SAP-Arena in Germany. Sturm controversially defeated Matthew Macklin in his last bout in June....

Black Hawk Down

Black Hawk Down

Channel 5 at 9:00pm

Gritty war drama co-starring our very own Ewan McGregor based on a botched mission during America's military involvement in Somalia during the early 1990s....