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BBC staff are being given the chance to watch Madness play a live concert at Television Centre on March 22.

The hour-long performance, to include classic hits like Our House and Baggy Trousers and some new material, will take place in front of the building.

It will kick off BBC Four's celebration of Television Centre and its 53 years of programme-making.

To register your interest in tickets, email BBCSessions@bbc.co.uk by 12noon on March 14 with the subject line 'Madness'. You can only enter once. Anyone with multiple entries will be disqualified.

The names will be placed in a random draw, which will be held on March 14.

Winners will be contacted by March 15 and given details of the event. Two tickets will be allocated for each person who is successful in the draw. If you have not heard by that date, please assume you have not been successful.

BBC Four controller Richard Klein, who commissioned the Madness special, said: 'I can think of no better band than Madness to help celebrate a golden age of television coming out of the BBC's Television Centre, and I am really pleased that one of Britain's finest groups has agreed to come along and help BBC Four celebrate in fine style. Madness, as always, are one step beyond!'

The band, which performed at the 2012 Olympics closing ceremony and on the roof of Buckingham Palace for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, said it was 'honoured' to be chosen for the farewell concert.

'We've played at some exciting places in London lately but the closing of BBC TV Centre... well... that is close to our hearts'.

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