Jed Mercurio’s adaptation of DH Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Ben Vanstone’s adaptation of Laurie Lee’s novel Cider With Rosie, Adrian Hodges' adaptation of LP Hartley’s The Go-Between and J B Priestley’s classic play An Inspector Calls - these four filmed 90-minute adaptations of iconic 20th-century works will be written and directed by some of our finest writers and directors.
Details of the 2014 BBC Proms are announced today, revealing the wide-ranging programme of events planned for its 120th season. Opening at the Royal Albert Hall on 18 July 2014 the festival promises two months of many of the world’s greatest artists, composers, orchestras and ensembles across 92 concerts including four Last Night celebrations around the UK.
As part of their 30th anniversary season, BBC National Chorus of Wales will join the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus at the Royal Albert Hall, to represent Wales at the iconic First Night of the Proms on Friday 18 July.
The biggest stars from the music and entertainment world including Emeli Sandé, Biffy Clyro, Sir Richard Branson, Rita Ora and Kevin Bridges plus many more will be at BBC Radio 1’s Academy in Glasgow to encourage and inspire young people to take on their futures.
In 2014 the BBC Proms, the world’s largest broadcast classical music festival, will continue its mission to make the best classical music available to everyone, with more Proms content available to listen to online for longer than ever before across PC, mobile and tablet.
A headline concert featuring the Alarm’s frontman, Mike Peters, and BBC National Orchestra of Wales, together with a video tribute by rock legends U2, an exclusive Gruff Rhys recording and the unveiling of 12 up-and-coming bands aiming to rocket-boost their careers in 2014 promise to be highlights of this year’s BBC Radio Wales Music Day on Friday 25 April.
Conductor Charles Hazlewood will be bringing his musical passion and vast knowledge to BBC Radio 6 Music this May with two shows called Charles Hazlewood’s Musical Exploriums.
BBC Three will for the first time make all episodes of a new series available on BBC iPlayer ahead of its linear transmission. All six episodes of Jonah From Tonga, the new series from the writer and star of Summer Heights High and Ja'mie: Private School Girl, will be made available on BBC iPlayer from Friday 2 May for 48 hours.
Based on the books by Benjamin Black, the pseudonym of award-winning Irish writer John Banville, Quirke is a new three-part series for BBC One, adapted by screenwriters Andrew Davies and Conor McPherson, starring Gabriel Byrne in the title role.
The BBC today announced that Valerie Hughes-D’Aeth will lead the Corporation’s People Division from August this year.
The BBC and Pearson College have joined forces to launch a new Higher Apprenticeship and degree programme in September 2014 for those looking to develop a career in business management within the creative industries. The two-year scheme targets those without a degree and opens up entry into the creative industries to the broadest range of backgrounds.
D-Day was the battle that the Allies could not afford to lose. The attack, by 156,000 Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy on 6 June 1944, was the beginning of the end of the Second World War.
The BBC has today launched recruitment for its biggest ever apprenticeship scheme.
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