BBC Four and Madness say Goodbye To Television Centre

We're honoured to be the band the Beeb have chosen for this fond farewell."Madness
Date: 27.02.2013     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 17.50
Category: BBC Four
As the BBC makes its exit from the iconic West London site of Television Centre, BBC Four presents a special night of celebration of the building and its 53 year history.

To kick start proceedings, the nation’s favourite nutty boys and national treasures Madness will take to the stage at the front of BBC Television Centre to perform an hour long concert live in front of an assembled audience. To help launch this celebration of over 50 years of programme making at Television Centre, Madness will treat us to new material and classics alike such as One Step Beyond, I Never Knew Your Name, Baggy Trousers and Our House.

Richard Klein, Controller BBC Four, 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!”

Madness said: "We’ve played at some exciting places in London lately but the closing of BBC TV Centre... well... that is close to our hearts, as a band we grew up there, those walls have plenty of Madness tales to tell, a sad day... the end of an era.... oh, but what a celebration! We're honoured to be the band the Beeb have chosen for this fond farewell."

Madness Live: Goodbye Television Centre (working title) is a 1x60-minute in-house production and was commissioned by Richard Klein. It is executive produced by Mark Cooper, Creative Head Music Entertainment and produced by Stephanie McWhinnie.