Friday, October 22, 2010
A Night With Elton Features 3 Programs
On Saturday 30 October BBC Two are dedicating a whole evening to the king of the hair weave and kick ass tune, Elton John.
No, wait, come back.
Elton’s not all Candle in the Wind and Circle of Life, y’know. In his back catalogue are some serious dance-floor fillers: we’re thinking Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting), we’re thinking Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, we’re thinking Step Into Christmas and, frankly, we’ve got our chair dance on.
Whether you’re a die-hard fan or an amused observer, we reckon that after Saturday’s shenanigans you’ll have got your Elton groove on too.
Here’s what’s planned for this evening dedicated to Elton Hercules Reginald Kenneth Dwight John.
Madman Across The Water: The Making Of Elton John
9.40pm – 10.40pm
This documentary charts Elton’s career from his beginnings as Reg Dwight in Pinner, to his position as the most successful living solo artist in the world today. Expect tantrums, tiaras, big glasses and even bigger boots. Amazing.
Elton John: Radio 2 Electric Prom
10.40pm – 11.40pm
Elton rocked the Electric Prom, kicking off the series and showing everyone how it should be done. As well as bringing down the house with his classics, he got young upstarts Rumer and Plan B up with him, performing hits-in-the-making from new collaboration album The Union.
Elton John At The BBC
A night with Elton John comes to a close by tracking the wonder that is Sir Elt through a selection of choice performances, interviews and classic clips.