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This autumn, BBC Two, BBC Four and the British Library are celebrating all things Gothic with a new season of programmes exploring the literature, architecture, music and artworks that have taken such a prominent place in British culture.
BBC Four Channel Editor Cassian Harrison today announced a raft of new commissions including a major new season exploring our enduring fascination with all things Gothic across BBC Two and BBC Four; gripping new international drama from Belgium, as well as new series of Spiral and the Bridge; a season of Storyville films looking at love in the 21st century; and Len Goodman and Lucy Worsley taking to the floor to tell the story of British dance.
Former EastEnders writer Tony Jordan to explore Charles Dickens in BBC Four's The Secret Life Of Books
Top television dramatist Tony Jordan is one of six writers and performers bringing a personal insight to some of the nation’s greatest works of literature in the new BBC Four series The Secret Life Of Books, which is produced in partnership with The Open University.
This autumn BBC Four will celebrate the extraordinary innovation that is abstract art in BBC Four Goes Abstract: When Art Broke Free, a new season of programmes exploring one of art’s most groundbreaking forms.
One city, thousands of performers, and one extraordinary month... this August the BBC brings you the best of the Edinburgh Festivals.
01.08.2014 BBC Arts, Scotland, Online and interactive, BBC Two, BBC One, BBC Three, BBC Four, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, Radio 6 Music, Radio 5 Live, Radio 1, Radio 1Xtra, Asian Network, World Service, CBBC, CBeebies, Learning
Last year saw the 50th anniversary of the iconic New York Review of Books. To mark this milestone, editor Robert Silvers and publisher Rea Hederman approached Martin Scorsese with the idea of making a film.
On 28 June 1914, a shot rang across the streets of Sarajevo and Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was murdered by a Serbian gunman. That single shot sent shock waves across the world as momentum for retribution gathered and Europe inched towards a war that would leave millions dead and reverberations still felt across the globe today.
Details of BBC programming to mark the summer of commemoration of the start of World War One, June to August 2014.
BBC Television is the biggest commissioner of original music television content in the world, specialising in high quality insightful documentaries which deepen our understanding of the life and work of great musicians, capturing and creating live events and creating intelligent and entertaining films about music and musicians.
Filming has commenced on BBC Four’s brand-new sit-com, Detectorists, written and directed by Mackenzie Crook.
Following the release of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme, tickets are now available for a range of BBC shows taking place in Edinburgh throughout August.
Seventeen-year-old Martin James Bartlett, from Essex, has been named the winner of BBC Young Musician 2014.
Today BBC Arts Online, a new website capturing the best arts programming across the BBC, launches alongside BBC Arts at…, a new topical arts strand that gives audiences a front row seat at some of the best and most exciting cultural events across the UK.
This year’s flagship Hay Festival, taking place from 22 May to 1 June, with unprecedented coverage across the BBC’s domestic television, radio, online networks, BBC Cymru Wales and globally with BBC World News.
To celebrate the recent opening of Shakespeare Globe’s Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, BBC Arts at... and BBC Arts Online will explore the history of Jacobean theatre. Across two nights, the BBC celebrates Jacobean theatre with a brand-new documentary presented by Professor James Shapiro, exploring the life, times and inspiration of playwright John Webster, ahead of the television premier of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse production of Webster’s macabre play, The Duchess Of Malfi.
Next month, BBC Four will celebrate some of the classic works of Alan Bennett, showcasing a selection of his much-loved films made for the BBC, and air a brand-new interview with Alan in conversation with Sir Nicholas Hytner.
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.
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.
Welcome to the 2014 BBC Proms. With the Proms audience now truly international, this season we celebrate global classical music by welcoming more international ensembles to perform than ever before, including orchestras from China, Lapland, Singapore, South Korea and Turkey.
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.
Jazz lovers will find delights aplenty on the BBC this May. BBC Four announces a season dedicated to jazz, featuring rare archive footage of some of jazz’s greatest performers and smoothest voices. And BBC Radio brings further jazz highlights both in its regular jazz programming and specials.
Today Tony Hall unveiled a brand-new vision for BBC Arts putting the public in the front row of British culture.
Twenty years ago, Britpop emerged and reignited the British music scene. To celebrate this milestone, Britpop at the BBC on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 6 Music and BBC Four from Sunday 6 to Friday 11 April will be looking back at this phenomenal period.
BBC Young Musician, the UK’s leading contest for young musicians, announces the winner of its first ever Jazz Award, 17-year-old saxophonist Alexander Bone.
The BBC has unveiled full details of Eighteenth Century Britain: Majesty, Music and Mischief, a major new season exploring the extraordinary transformation that took place across the arts throughout the 18th century. The season will include programming on BBC Two, BBC Four and BBC Radio 3 in April 2014.
BBC Four is set to bloom with Growing Gardens And Green Fingers, a new season of programmes celebrating the nation’s deep relationship with nature and our inimitable love of gardens.
BBC Director of Television Danny Cohen has announced Adam Barker will be Acting Controller of BBC Two and BBC Four following Janice Hadlow’s move to become Controller, Special Projects and Seasons.
Cassian Harrison, Channel Editor, BBC Four, today announces the commission of Secrets of The Dolphin House, a one-off film which explores an extraordinary inter-species experiment which took place in the 1960s.
As part of the BBC’s continued commitment to arts and music, BBC Two and BBC Four are delighted to announce a ballet season this March, which brings together rare archive footage with original insights from leading figures in the ballet world, exploring the extremes the human body goes through to create high art and the power of ballet to transform lives.
Bob Servant is back for a second series on BBC Four and BBC Scotland – and this time he is not taking no for an answer.
Nation Builders, a new BBC Four season, is set to explore the world’s best architecture with a series that reveals Britain’s global leadership in the evolution of ‘high tech’ architecture; another on the history and influence of brutalist design; and a pithy single film on the influence of Ian Nairn.
The BBC announced today that it will be showing two of the most important series ever made about World War One - The Great War, whose 26 episodes were first screened in 1964; and The First World War, based on the work of Sir Hew Strachan, the country’s most eminent military historian, and first shown in 2003.
The next series of Storyville – BBC Four’s flagship international documentary strand - kicks off with a series of films about two modern heroes and one villain: Nelson Mandela, Ai Weiwei and Colonel Gaddafi.
BBC Young Musician, the UK’s leading contest for young classical musicians today reveals its 2014 category finalists.
Renowned space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock is to join the presenting team at the BBC’s longest running astronomy series, The Sky At Night.
Cementing BBC Four as the home of international drama, the channel today announces three new foreign language drama series: Crimes Of Passion, a Swedish crime series set in the 1950s; Hostages, an Israeli thriller series; and 1864, a Danish historical drama series.
Kat & Alfie, Rab C. Nesbitt, Mark Gatiss, Mary Berry and Stephen Fry will all be helping the BBC to celebrate Christmas this year, as it brings a dazzling array of talent to its screens over the festive season.
This autumn, BBC Four will be retracing the history of the blues in a special season of programming intended to put the music back into place and time and explore the shifting and unfolding place of the music in American culture from Mississippi shacks to New York City, from black Chicago to the white suburbs and, most recently, to the White House.
The BBC today announces that its longest running astronomy series, The Sky At Night, will continue next year. From February 2014, it will air in a new monthly half-hour slot on BBC Four, with repeats on BBC Two.
Produced in partnership with The Open University, BBC Four’s new 2x60-minute series, Light And Dark, will explore how scientists have uncovered the secrets of our universe by using and manipulating light.
The BBC today announced plans to mark the First World War Centenary with the biggest and most ambitious pan-BBC season ever undertaken.
16.10.2013 BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three, BBC Four, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, Radio, Drama, Learning, Online and interactive, Factual, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, English Regions, Commissions and casting, WW1
BBC Director-General Tony Hall outlined his vision for the future of the BBC today. In his first major speech since returning to the Corporation in April, Hall said he will create a BBC that is more simply run, with a renewed commitment to producing world-class programming.
BBC Director-General Tony Hall will unveil ambitious plans to place arts programming back at the heart of the Corporation with new investment, a new pan-BBC arts brand and more landmark commissions and partnerships.
Janice Hadlow, Controller BBC Two and BBC Four, today announced that Cassian Harrison has been appointed as Channel Editor, BBC Four, responsible for the day-to-day running of the channel.
BBC Four’s flagship documentary series Storyville today announced it will, for the first-time, premiere three of its documentaries on BBC iPlayer ahead of being broadcast on the channel.
Don't Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves is a 3x60-minute drama series about love in the shadow of AIDS, set in Stockholm in the 1980s.
The countdown starts here as the BBC reveals its plans to take over TV and radio to mark the Doctor’s 50th anniversary.
After a packed two months, the 119th season of the BBC Proms comes to its conclusion this evening with the world-renowned Last Night of the Proms, led for the first time in its history by a female conductor, Marin Alsop, and featuring mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and violinist Nigel Kennedy, at the Royal Albert Hall.
This year's Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival will feature sessions with the Controllers of BBC One, Two & Four and Three. Full details of all BBC related announcements, including links to press releases, blogs and showreels will appear here.
BBC Two and BBC Four Controller Janice Hadlow today announces a wealth of new commissions encompassing a landmark factual drama about the countdown to the First World War; a major new season about the 18th century across both channels; and new series fronted by Ian Hislop, Lucy Worsley, Kate Humble and Fern Britton.
Award-winning singer and star of the west end Alfie Boe joins a stellar musical line-up for this year’s Scottish celebrations of BBC Proms In The Park when the spectacular outdoor music event returns to Glasgow Green next month, on Saturday 7 September 2013.
As Edinburgh welcomes its annual international throng of visitors to the city’s fiesta of summer festivals – International, Fringe, Books and Art – the BBC Arts team is capturing all the atmosphere, action and attractions on TV, radio and online.
BBC Director of Television, Danny Cohen, today confirms that following the departure of BBC Four Controller Richard Klein, Janice Hadlow will officially take on editorial leadership of BBC Four, in addition to her role as Controller of BBC Two.
This August, BBC Four will focus on music from around the globe with a series of four programmes dedicated to world music.
BBC Radio and Television announce an autumn season of programming dedicated to the composers, songs and film scores that form the soundtrack to the big screen.
The BBC today announced it will launch five new subscription-free BBC HD channels. The new channels - BBC News HD, BBC Three HD, BBC Four HD, CBeebies HD and CBBC HD - will launch by early 2014 and will be offered to all digital television platforms that carry HD channels.*
Shane Allen, Controller, Comedy Commissioning, today announces two new commissions, Puppy Love for BBC Four and the re-commission of the critically-acclaimed Count Arthur Strong for BBC Two.
US mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton has won BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2013.
Last night (Thursday 20 June) five young opera singers were chosen to perform in the final of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2013.
US mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton has won the 2013 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Song Prize.
The BBC today announces plans for its broadest and best Glastonbury coverage to date, giving music fans better than ever access to their favourite acts, live and on-demand, at home and on the go.
BBC Four has commissioned a new three-part history series, Mothers, Murderers And Mistresses: Empresses Of Ancient Rome, telling the dramatic story of how exceptional women came to stand at the epicentre of imperial power.
BBC Young Musician, the UK’s leading contest for young classical musicians today launches its latest talent search, which will reach its climax on 18 May 2014 at the Final in Usher Hall, Edinburgh.
Nic Jones is a legend of British folk music. His 1980 album Penguin Eggs was widely acknowledged as a classic and he was poised for international stardom - but a near-fatal car crash in 1982 changed his life forever.
The BBC will mark the 20th anniversary of Sheffield Doc/Fest with a host of events and screenings, including sessions with channel controllers, a raft of international documentaries arising from the BBC Storyville strand, and a special screening of a new doc about Uri Geller, attended by the man himself.
Danny Cohen, the BBC’s Director of Television, today announced that he had asked Janice Hadlow, Controller of BBC Two, to take editorial charge of BBC Four alongside her role on BBC Two for an interim period, following the news yesterday that Richard Klein had left the BBC.
The first-ever proof of continuous occupation around Stonehenge, and that people were there as early as 7500BC, 5,000 years earlier than previously proven, is revealed tonight on The Flying Archaeologist, BBC One (West and South), at 7.30pm.
In 2013 the Proms will continue its mission to reach the widest possible audience with more Proms coverage on more BBC platforms than ever, across BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three, BBC Four and online.
Marin Alsop’s Last Night, Barenboim’s Ring Cycle and the return of Nigel Kennedy and Doctor Who in the biggest ever broadcast Proms festival.
Since the introduction of Spiral in 2006, acquired drama has found a regular home on BBC Four. Subsequent series including Wallander, The Killing, Borgen, Inspector Montalbano, Mad Men, The Slap and The Bridge have established BBC Four’s reputation for showcasing outstanding content from across the world.
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.
Today, Richard Klein, Controller of BBC Four, reinforced the channel’s commitment to arts and culture with increased hours and spend for 2013/2014. He announced a number of new peak-time, topical arts programmes that will bring contemporary working artists and the world’s most respected arts experts to the forefront.
Insects outnumber us 200 million to one. They thrive in environments where humans wouldn’t last minutes. We mostly perceive them as pests - yet without bugs, entire ecosystems would collapse, crops would disappear and waste would pile high.
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