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Evidently... John Cooper Clarke

BBC 4 at 10:00pm (Other show times...)

Evidently... John Cooper Clarke

Evidently... John Cooper Clarke records and celebrates the life and works of Punk Poet John Cooper Clarke; which presents his life as a poet, a comedian, a recording artist and reveals how he remains a significant influence on contemporary culture, spanning four decades.

With a bevy of household names from a the worlds of stand-up comedy, lyricists, rock stars and cultural commentators paying homage to him, the film reveals Salford-born poet John Cooper Clarke as a dynamic force who remains as relevant today as he ever was, as subsequent generations cite him as a significant influence on their lives, careers and styles.

From Bill Bailey to Plan B, Steve Coogan to Kate Nash and Arctic Monkeys front man Alex Turner to cultural commentators such as Miranda Sawyer and Paul Morley, Evidently... John Cooper Clarke reveals the life behind one of Britain's sharpest and most witty poets - a national treasure.

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How to be England Manager

How to be England Manager

BBC 3 at 10:00pm

England fan Tim Lovejoy pulls together advice from former England managers, players and celebrity fans, to offer Roy Hodgson the best possible support as he takes on the challenge ...

The Unforgettable...

The Unforgettable...

itv London at 7:30pm

A tribute to the well-loved actor best known for his roles as Hudson in Upstairs, Downstairs and Cowley in The Professionals....

Lewis

Lewis

itv London at 8:00pm

When babysitter Jessica Lake is discovered dead, Lewis and Hathaway are drawn into diverse new worlds beyond the usual Oxford colleges, including squats, swinging suburbia, primate...

Afghanistan: The Great Game - A Personal View by Rory Stewart

Afghanistan: The Great Game - A Personal View by Rory Stewart

BBC 2 at 9:00pm

In the second episode of this two-part documentary Rory reveals the Soviets as reluctant invaders who agonised over the risks of intervention in 1978, and ultimately saw a theoreti...

Clear and Present Danger

Clear and Present Danger

Film4 at 9:00pm

Political thriller, starring Harrison Ford reprising his role as Jack Ryan. When a rogue CIA agent begins covert action in Colombia, Ryan takes matters into his own hands. To save ...

Evidently... John Cooper Clarke

Evidently... John Cooper Clarke

BBC 4 at 10:00pm

Documentary which records and celebrates the life and works of 'punk poet' John Cooper Clarke, looking at his life as a poet, a comedian, a recording artist and revealing how he ha...

Déjà Vu

Déjà Vu

BBC 1 at 10:45pm

High-speed thriller, starring Denzel Washington as a port authority cop who travels back in time to save the key witness in an investigation into a ferry bombing....

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man‘s Chest

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

BBC 3 at 7:40pm

Captain Jack Sparrow is back on the high seas, this time on the run from Davy Jones who wants to make him a member of his slimy and eternally damned crew. Landlubber lovers Will an...