Keith Richards - Pirate host for BBC Four

Keith Richards – Pirate host for BBC Four

Gather supplies and forget your week-end plans, there is nowhere to be but glued to your TV as Keith Richards takes over BBC Four as a pirate host for the entire duration of the Lost Weekend.

In true pirate broadcast spirit the schedule for this weekend won’t be made available to viewers before hand but here is what we do know; A range of cinematic staples and obscure films are some of what Richards has in store for viewers such as Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps, a Keith Richards favorite,  The Man Who Would Be King starring Sean Connery and Michael Caine, 1948 Italian classic Bicycle Thieves, a 1947 film noir Out of the Past, and horror movies The Sorcerers and I Walked with a Zombie.

Perhaps what will be greatest treat of all is the archive gold featuring Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix with Keith, and a never before seen archive of the Rolling Stones.

This won’t be the first time the director and rock star work together, Julien Temple’s new 75 minutes long Director’s cut of Keith Richards – The Origin of the Species, will also make part of the schedule, a documentary about Keith Richards childhood and adolescence during post-war England which aired  in July as part of the Music My Generation series on BBC Two.

Keith Richards said: “No one has taken over a TV channel before. Let’s see how it flies!

The Lost Weekend musical journey will be televised 7pm to 4am this weekend, Friday to Sunday.

This Keith Richards article was written by Gaia Castelfranco, a GIGsoup contributor