Later… With Jools Holland

11:50pm Friday 18 May on BBC TWO

Joining Jools are Dexys, who are performing tracks from their first new album in 25 years, One Day I’m Going To Soar – as well as an oldie.

South London’s Hot Chip return to the show with tracks from their fifth album, In Our Heads.

Fresh from selling a million copies of her debut album is Rumer, who returns with a number or two from her Boys Don’t Cry set and performs her latest single PF Sloan with its writer Jimmy Webb.

Ben Howard makes his Later debut with tunes from his gold-selling debut, Every Kingdom.

June Tabor and The Oysterband, who reunited after 20 years for their BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winning Ragged Kingdom album, will also be in the studio.

More artists to be confirmed.

Later… won Best TV Show Featuring Music at the 2012 Music Week Awards

The Later… website will feature archive performances –

Director/Janet Fraser Crook

Series Producer/Alison Howe, Executive Producer/Mark Cooper

Ep 5

10:00pm Tuesday 24 April on BBC TWO

Joining Jools is Jack White, who returns to the show to perform tracks from his solo debut Blunderbuss. Jack has previously performed on Later as half of White Stripes and a quarter of Raconteurs.

Norah Jones will also be in the studio to play selections from her brand new Little Broken Hearts set.

From Athens GA come hotly tipped four-piece Alabama Shakes, with a firin’ blend of hard rock, blues and soul, who will be making their UK TV debut on this episode.

Celebrating 50 years as a legendary Irish folk force, The Chieftains will be performing tracks from their Voice Of Ages album, joined by Secret Sisters and also Carolina Chocolate Drops who will play one of their own tunes too.

Canadian artist and musician Grimes will also be making her UK TV debut with songs from her acclaimed Visions album.

More guests TBC

In 2011 LWJH saw sterling UK TV debuts on the show by the likes of Lana Del Rey, My Morning Jacket, Lianne La Havas, Cold Specks, The Civil Wars, Michael Kiwanuka, The Horrors, Mastodon and many many more.

The Later… website will feature archive performances

Director/Janet Fraser Crook, Series Producer/Alison Howe, Executive Producer/Mark Cooper

Ep 2

10:00pm Tuesday 20 September on BBC TWO

BBC Two’s flagship live music show returns for a nine-week run for autumn

Later … With Jools Holland chalks up an incredible 250 programmes when it returns to BBC Two for its 37th series on Tuesday 14 September at 10pm.

The series is becoming one of the longest-running, as well as the most-respected, live music shows in TV history with the live 30-minute show on Tuesdays followed by the longer version on Fridays (starting Friday 17 September) on BBC Two and BBC HD.

To celebrate the milestone there will be a special compilation show on BBC Two on Saturday 11 September, entitled 249 Not Out – Later … With Jools’s Golden Moments, where artists and fans select their choice moments from the show’s history.

Jools Holland, says: “I am tremendously honoured and proud that we can celebrate our show being on air for 250 years! It is my hope that we can continue to serve the public with the same wonderful mixture of artists – young, old, legends and newies, all serving the one great master that is music – for the next 250 years!”

Mark Cooper, executive producer, adds: “We’re hugely excited about the new series, the brilliant artists coming up and the 250th milestone we’re passing along the way. 

“What with soundchecks, camera rehearsals, etc, we’ve probably already spent over a year of our lives in the Later studio – what a great way to live!

“So many brilliant artists have come through the programme – some have become huge stars since first appearing on the show, some have passed, most are thriving and that’s what we’re trying to do!”

Later… With Jools Holland began in October 1992 as a spin-off from The Late Show and was devised by presenter and associate producer Jools Holland, director Janet Fraser-Crook, sound supervisor Mike Felton and now executive producer Mark Cooper – all of whom continue to work on the show.

Since then, Later has showcased some of the greatest acts from the world of music, as well as giving a whole host of hot new artists their TV debuts.

Later … has seen legends such as Eartha Kitt, Willie Nelson, Leonard Cohen, Johnny Cash, Al Green and Joe Strummer as well as being the first place on TV to feature Arctic Monkeys, Amy Winehouse, Duffy, Adele, Villagers, Mumford & Sons, Klaxons, Joanna Newsom, Plan B, Paulo Nutini, Alicia Keys, Kings Of Leon and Ray Lamontagne.

There have also been extraordinary “what was that?” performances from acts such as Battles, At The Drive-in, Gorillaz, Jerry Dammers’ Spatial AKA Orchestra, Flaming Lips and Antony & The Johnsons.

Later … With Jools Holland is back on Tuesday 14 September on BBC Two at 10pm and on Fridays with the extended programme on BBC Two at 11.45pm.

249 Not Out – Later … with Jools’s Golden Moments is on Saturday 11 September on BBC Two at 10.45pm (tbc).

Quotes from some of the stars who have performed on Later …

“I thought I was insanely lucky when I was asked last year to go on Later … with Jools Holland – it’s an institution. I never expected to be where I am now, let alone go on shows like that.” (Ellie Goulding).

“It’s got a special place in my heart, has Later, because, since I was four, my mum always allowed me to stay up and watch it on Friday nights.” (Adele).

“Bands sound rawer with the fear of God in them, with every move broadcast to a million! You need that do-or-die feeling.” (Jaime Hince, The Kills).

“That competitive sizing-up thing is what no other show has. It’s the difference between it and The Tube.” (Thom Yorke).

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