Harry Styles At The BBC to hit BBC One this autumn
Harry is a great performer and full of so many wonderful stories about his extraordinary career, which he'll be sharing with us, I can't wait for this show!NIck Grimshaw
Harry, who earlier this year began his career as a solo artist when he premiered his debut single Sign Of The Times on The Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw, will perform tracks from his self-titled number one debut album - as well as talking to friend Nick about his career and life to date, being a solo artist and the start of his acting career.
The one-off 60-minute special from BBC Studios, filmed in front of a live studio audience in Manchester, will be broadcast on BBC One in November and will include songs Harry has never previously performed for a TV audience.
The show follows in the footsteps of Adele At The BBC and Michael Bublé At The BBC, which were both BBC Studios productions. Broadcast in November 2015 on BBC One, Adele At The BBC, presented by Graham Norton, was nominated for Best Entertainment Programme at the Bafta Awards. A sketch within the programme, which saw Adele impersonate herself in-front of Adele impersonators, broke the BBC YouTube channel record by gaining over 60 million views.
The recording will take place in Manchester on 30 August. Registration to apply for tickets to be in the audience is open from 10am on 21 August until 11.55pm on 22 August – please see the Shows & Tours website for further details.
BBC Worldwide is the international distributor for the title.
Nick Grimshaw says: “Harry is a great performer and full of so many wonderful stories about his extraordinary career, which he'll be sharing with us, I can't wait for this show!”
Bob Shennan, Director of BBC Radio and Music says: “BBC Music is committed to supporting a range of new and established acts, and I’m very happy that we’re able to bring Harry to BBC One this autumn for such a unique show.”
Guy Freeman, Editor, Special Events and Formats, BBC Studios says: “These shows are all about creating a world in which superstars like Harry feel incredibly comfortable and alongside their brilliant, live performances, can simply have fun and enjoy revealing more of themselves to viewers than is ever normally possible.”
Notes to Editors
Harry Styles At The BBC is a BBC Studios production, executive produced by Anouk Fontaine and edited by Guy Freeman, Editor, Special Events and Formats. The programme was commissioned by Jan Younghusband, Head of Commissioning, Music Television.
BBC Music will present a feast of television programming this autumn. BBC Music has recently announced a brand new six-part music series coming to BBC One. Featuring the hottest UK and international music stars in the world right now, each live 30-minute show will be packed with live music performances, sketches and interviews.
Next month, BBC Music brings live coverage of The Mercury Prize on BBC Four and BBC Radio 6 Music, plus BBC Two will be broadcasting a 30 minute documentary previewing the shortlisted artists for this year’s Prize. Jools Holland brings his iconic music television show to the Royal Albert Hall in September for Later 25, celebrating 25 years, 50 series and over 360 episodes on BBC Two.