Penelope Keith’s Coastal Villages on More 4

06.12.17

The first part of our new three part series Penelope Keith’s Coastal Villages, starts on More4  9pm 13th December 2017. 

Penelope Keith is on a brand new seaside journey to discover the coastal villages of the UK – villages that cling to the side of cliffs, snuggle around harbours, proudly guard estuaries or lounge along beaches.  Being an island nation we’re rather partial to them and their salty traditions, so in this new series Penelope packs her sun hat and sou'wester to explore. More4 and All4.

West Side Stories to repeat on BBC4 this Christmas

28.11.17

At 11pm on the 22nd December, West Side Stories: The Making of a Classic will repeat on BBC4.

West Side Story is one of the best loved musicals of all time: songs like Maria, Somewhere, Tonight and America have become some of the biggest hits in show business. And yet West Side Story had an uneasy birth when it was created in 1950s by Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jerome Robbins and Arthus Larents. As the worl celebrates the 60th anniversary of West Side Story, dancer Bruno Tonioli and broadcaster Suzy Klein go in search of the true story behind the inception of this classic show,  talking to those who were actually there. With the BBC Symphony Orchestra and singers cast specially we re-live some of the wonderful music,  and discover how West Side Story placed racial tension and teenage gangs of the 1950s centre stage to create a hit that changed musical theatre forever.

Getting The Builders In Starts on BBC One

27.10.17

Airing weekdays at 11am on BBC One, Getting The Builders In is a brand new factual entertainment series for BBC daytime, that sees Britain's builders battling it out to win jobs.

Each episode sees builders go head to head with each other, pricing up for real jobs and offering their own take on what is needed to complete the task in hand.  After hearing three very different pitches the homeowner must pick their favourite builders to carry out the work. But there’s a twist: the losing teams get to watch on – giving a cheeky, banter-filled, running commentary their efforts. Whoever wins will have to do a top notch job – or have their work torn to shreds by their rivals.

Expect plenty of tips on how to get the most from your builder – with loads of laughs along the way.

Lucy Worsley's Nights at the Opera on BBC2

13.10.17

Our new two part music history programme Lucy Worsley’s Nights at the Opera will air on BBC2, the 14th  and 21st at 9pm. For centuries in western culture, opera has been the greatest show on earth. Historian Lucy Worsley explores how history and opera go hand in hand. She visits the great European cities where some of the most famous operas were written, tells the stories of the colourful characters who composed them,  and shows how they reflected the turbulent times they were composed in and the lives, hopes and fears of the people who lived in them. Whilst Lucy visits the cities and European opera houses, Antonio Pappano, Music Director of London’s Royal Opera, helps up understand some of these operas’ greatest musical moments

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