Former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker heads the list of high-profile performers appearing in the second series of songwriting TV series "Songbook," which is again being sponsored by U.K. collecting society PRS for Music.

Albert Hammond, the Feeling, Donovan, New Order's Bernard Sumner, the Lightning Seeds' Ian Broudie and Duran Duran have also signed up for the eight-part series, which airs on dedicated digital satellite arts channel Sky Arts from today (Feb. 5) at 8pm. It is produced by Liberty Bell and JolyGood TV.

The series features each artist discussing their songwriting inspirations and processes as well as an intimate acoustic performance of their best-known songs. Duran Duran features as a special, two-part performance.

Music journalist Will Hodgkinson presents the series and interviews each participating artist.

"Although the singer often takes the limelight, it is the writer at the heart of every great song," said Steve Porter, chief executive at PRS for Music, in a statement. "Songbook profiles some of the best of these, the men and women behind the songs that have shaped the U.K. music scene and done so much to place music at the heart of our cultural life."

Sky Arts channel manager John Cassy added: "We've brought Songbook back for a second series because we've seen how popular it is with our viewers -- there is a huge appetite for this kind of unprecedented insight into the important songwriting process."