Roy Orbison Night

A tribute to the late, great Roy Orbison

‘Pretty woman… are you lonely just like me?’ Roy Orbison’s songs touched anyone who ever came off second best on the field of love.

BBC4’s double-bill begins with One of the Lonely Ones, a valuable biography of the ‘rock ‘n’ roll Caruso’, followed at 10.00pm by A Black and White Night, a TV special recorded in 1988, the year of the Big O’s death at 52.

Though a distracted robot seems to have edited it, it’s got all the hits, sung from the heart by Roy, and guests including Bruce Springsteen.