Bird On A Wire on BBC Four: Friday, 19th November 2010

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Bird On A Wire on BBC Four: Friday, 19th November 2010

Post by Born With The Gift Of A G » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:33 pm

BBC Four

Friday, 19th November 2010

9.00pm - 10.45pm


Bird On A Wire

Tony Palmer's documentary charting LC's 1972 European tour.


Followed at 10.45pm (until 11.45pm) by another showing of the Songs From The Road DVD.
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Re: Bird On A Wire on BBC Four: Friday, 19th November 2010

Post by Evie B » Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:08 pm

This will be two years to the day that my daughter and I had the incredible luck to meet Leonard in the street in London.

Ah, wonderful memories.

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Re: Bird On A Wire on BBC Four: Friday, 19th November 2010

Post by Bird off the Wire » Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:00 pm

Does anyone know if they'll show the version that originally went out all these years ago or the recent one. I hope its the former as I've never seen it.
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Re: Bird On A Wire on BBC Four: Friday, 19th November 2010

Post by Davido » Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:34 pm

Bird off the Wire wrote:Does anyone know if they'll show the version that originally went out all these years ago or the recent one. I hope its the former as I've never seen it.
It's Tony Palmer's recently restored version that is to be broadcast on BBC4 (followed by 'Songs from the Road').
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Re: Bird On A Wire on BBC Four: Friday, 19th November 2010

Post by Bird off the Wire » Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:32 pm

Many thanks.
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Re: Bird On A Wire on BBC Four: Friday, 19th November 2010

Post by Born With The Gift Of A G » Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:14 pm

As if you needed any further incentive to watch this documentary....

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvan ... eview.html
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Re: Bird On A Wire on BBC Four: Friday, 19th November 2010

Post by John Etherington » Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:21 am

Nice review, but I see that the Telegraph are perpetuating the myth that the film only had one showing. When I went to the second Barbican showing last Saturday, I told Tony Palmer that I had seen the movie at least six times in the Seventies. After the premiere at the Rainbow, I think it ran for a few days at a small cinema in Wardour Street then was shown at other cinema clubs such as the I.C.A. Since Leonard was becoming unfashionable at that stage, I thought I'd help to keep the flame burning by attending as many showings of the film as I could.
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Re: Bird On A Wire on BBC Four: Friday, 19th November 2010

Post by Fontana » Thu Nov 18, 2010 5:12 pm

Bird on a Wire shall be available to view *online* @ http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer
for 7 days after it is screened on BBC4 today.
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Re: Bird On A Wire on BBC Four: Friday, 19th November 2010

Post by wakeupmartin » Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:21 pm

Can't wait till 9pm!
Clicking around the iPlayer site I found this BBC page on Cohen with two audio snippets of an interview with Leonard by a chap called Mark Ellen. Does anyone know where the rest of the interview can be heard?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/6531 ... 5#p00b8qhj
The page also includes some interesting stats showing which Leonard songs have recently played by the Beeb and when.
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Re: Bird On A Wire on BBC Four: Friday, 19th November 2010

Post by Davido » Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:21 pm

Mark Ellen is the editor of The WORD music mag. They did a great special with LC on cover:
issue 40 July 2007 : http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/maggallery3.html

The interview was 15th June 2006, recorded by some forum members and referred to here along with other radio interviews:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=8841&p=87982&hilit= ... len#p87982
and here : viewtopic.php?t=9467

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Re: Bird On A Wire on BBC Four: Friday, 19th November 2010

Post by wakeupmartin » Sat Nov 20, 2010 12:01 am

Thanks Davido,
Will check it out, but it's time for Bird on a Wire now!.
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Re: Bird On A Wire on BBC Four: Friday, 19th November 2010

Post by Evie B » Sat Nov 20, 2010 3:58 am

Even though I own both of these dvds and can watch them any time I like (and do), I still get a indescribable kick out of watching them on national television and cannot resist sitting through them yet again.

Well done the BBC.

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Re: Bird On A Wire on BBC Four: Friday, 19th November 2010

Post by Pope » Sat Nov 20, 2010 11:17 am

I watched the dreadful game of rugby that Wales attempted to play. Had my cocoa. Went to bed. Read my Cowper-Powys. Went to sleep. My wife woke me with, 'Leonard Cohen's on the telly.' Stumbled downstairs for the closing credits of 'Bird on a Wire.' I could have cried.
Fortunately it's on iplayer - I never look, so thanks to guy here who said. (We get it now in France.)
Is the dvd for sale yet?
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Re: Bird On A Wire on BBC Four: Friday, 19th November 2010

Post by remote1 » Sat Nov 20, 2010 12:26 pm

You'll find copies, autographed by Tony Palmer, here: http://www.leonardcohencafe.co.uk/useri ... ocart2.htm
Ordinary copies can be bought from Amazon...
The thread aboud the film is here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=21844
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Re: Bird On A Wire on BBC Four: Friday, 19th November 2010

Post by Gregor » Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:02 pm

What a show never saw it before but now I have it on disc to cheris it for ever Leonard was asked "what is success?" === he states "Success is survival" Well has he survive ????/
During the show leonard tells us the rights of Susanne were stolen from him and claimed by others that song is Leonar',s and he lets us borrow it .Remember Sligo he gave it to us for the night it is still his and we just showed us that we can also do it with him .
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