Londonist Stays In

By london_alice Last edited 138 months ago
Londonist Stays In

It might be September, but it’s looking like this week will be summery and gorgeous, which should let us all forget about a dismal August. However, if you don’t fancy nights in a beer garden in the warm weather, here are a few things to check out at home.

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Monday, 10 September

Dispatches: The Olympics Cash Machine (Channel 4, 20:00-21:00) Interested in learning how much the Olympics is really going to cost London? Reporter Antony Barnett looks into the costs of the Olympics and reveals who just might come out a winner.

Tuesday, 11 September

9/11: Ground Zero Underworld (Channel 4, 21:00-22:00) It’s not about London, but even six years on we can probably all remember where we were when the Twin Towers collapsed. This documentary looking at the recovery teams who recovered body parts from the decimated buildings looks like a fascinating, if harrowing, view.

Wednesday, 12 September

Time Team Special: Buried By The Blitz (Channel 4, 21:00-22:00) Tony Robinson and his team commemorate the 60th anniversary of VE day by excavating the land under Shoreditch Park, which was repeatedly bombed during WWII. As an added twist, the team bring in former residents to relive their experiences.

Friday, 14 September

Marc Bolan: The Final Word (BBC4, 21:00-22:00) and T Rex in Concert (BBC4, 22:00-23:00) Who doesn’t love Marc Bolan and T Rex? Celebrating the 30th anniversary of his death, this fascinating documentary of Bolan’s life followed by a 1972 concert at Wembley should keep you entertained and give you some good Bolan facts to use at your next music pub quiz.

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Wednesday, 12 September

6 Music Plays It Again: Bolan at the Beeb (BBC 6 Music, 21:30-22:00) If you can’t squeeze in a Friday night telly viewing, here’s your chance to hear the story of Bolan’s sessions recorded for the BBC.

Friday, 14 September

Friday Night Is Music Night (BBC Radio 2, 19:30-21:15) From London’s LSO St Lukes, the BBC Concert Orchestra is joined by Beverley Knight and saxophonist Ben Castle. If you’re not up for all the Bolan tributes this week, this may appeal.

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Urban Junkies - We always enjoy adding to the dozens of mailings that clutter up our inbox each morning, especially if they’re chock full of fun things about London. And with loads of unusual places to eat, drink and shop, this is one we’ll be signing up for. Now the only big decision is which of their intriguing suggestions to take advantage of.

Last Updated 10 September 2007