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.
BBC Young Musician, the UK’s leading contest for young classical musicians, begins on Friday 18 April, presented by two of today’s biggest classical music artists – trumpeter Alison Balsom and guitarist Miloš Karadaglić.
Kim Shillinglaw has been announced as Controller of BBC Two and BBC Four, taking over from Janice Hadlow who stood down from the role earlier this year.
James Corden and Gary Barlow head out on a UK road trip for a BBC One documentary, as James gets up close and personal with the man behind the music of his youth and discusses Gary’s meteoric pop comeback.
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