Later with Jools Holland (BBC2, Friday, October 25, 11.05pm)
You’ve got to hand it to Jools Holland – he’s on to a winner with his long-running music show’s format. If you missed it on Tuesday, you’ve got another chance tonight, this time with all the bonus content from the top acts. And they are always top acts. Jools consistently gets the biggest and best names from the music world, whether they be long-standing favourites or up-and-coming performers.
This week, Holland is joined by Sheffield rockers Arctic Monkeys, who perform tunes from their Mercury-nominated fifth album AM; Paul McCartney, who has just released his first album of new material in six years; guitarist Gary Clark Jr; pianist Benjamin Clementine; singer Katy B; and soul-funk group Earth, Wind & Fire.
Look Out For: The Arctic Monkeys. Their new album boasts not only catchy rhythms but also clever, unconventional lyrics, perhaps courtesy of Alex Turner’s unorthodox songwriting process. Alex says: “I had a dartboard in the back garden and I’d throw arrows as I’d sit there trying to write. There was definitely some symmetry in how the words were going and where the darts would land.”