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Keith Richards to curate weekend of programming for the BBC

By Karen Butler
Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards arrives at the world premiere of the documentary "Keith Richards: Under The Influence" at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 17, 2015. File Photo by Christine Chew/UPI | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/d35bc1b5bc6f5af4b7de6aa943b1fdb3/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards arrives at the world premiere of the documentary "Keith Richards: Under The Influence" at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 17, 2015. File Photo by Christine Chew/UPI | License Photo

LONDON, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- BBC Four says rock 'n' roll legend Keith Richards is to curate an entire weekend of programming for the channel later this month.

The long-time, Rolling Stones musician will "hand-pick all the shows and will feature between them across each night in a specially filmed, in-depth interview, making this an extraordinary televisual journey," the British broadcaster promised in a press release announcing plans for Keith Richards' Lost Weekend.

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"No one has taken over a TV channel before. Let's see how it flies!" Richards declared.

"The programming will be interwoven with a uniquely relaxed, wide-ranging and intimate interview in which Keith shares his legacy, world views, life philosophy and survival strategies with viewers. It's an open invitation for the audience to get to know Keith in-depth over three nights in a way that has never been seen before," added director Julien Temple.

"BBC Four is very much the musician's channel, so we were thrilled when Keith agreed to curate a weekend of programming, giving viewers a truly original experience," remarked Jan Younghusband, the channel's head of music TV commissioning.

The exact dates of the event have not yet been announced.

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