12th Oct 2011
There was a time when "Later..." the live music show presented by Jools Holland was essential viewing. On a BBC that knows so little about music that in every documentary it trots out the usual bollocks about how important punk was1 Jool's show was a breath of fresh air. Not only did it present bands playing live - something Top of the Pops producers would have you believe was technically impossible - it offered a real interesting variety.
But those days are gone. Instead every week you have exactly the same show. Of course the band names change - but the actual show is pretty much identical week after week.