The rocker will "hand-pick" shows and appear in a new career-spanning interview as part of Keith Richards' Lost Weekend on BBC Four.

"No one has taken over a TV channel before. Let's see how it flies!" the guitar great says in a statement announcing his takeover.

"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," Jan Younghusband, the channel's head of music TV commissioning, said.

Dates for Keith Richards' Lost Weekend have yet to be confirmed.