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Four families, with dreams of escaping the demands of the modern world, will face the challenge of their lives as they head back more than 100 years to try to make a living in a fishing community at the start of the 20th Century in a major new co-production for BBC One Wales and BBC Two.
As ever, a range of genres and styles will be represented throughout this year’s season. From afropop to jazz, hip hop to pizzica, and electronic to meditative listening, this year’s Proms is a truly eclectic festival.
In the 150th anniversary year of his birth, the BBC Proms continues to fulfil founder-conductor Sir Henry Wood’s mission to bring ‘the best of classical music to the widest possible audience’.
Three major new works reflect the changing world around us and highlight the topical debate around the future of our planet. In the hope of inspiring young minds, the following pieces will feature in concerts for families and young children.
Proms At... Cadogan is underpinned by a historical journey celebrating some of the most notable women composers of the past, from Hildegard of Bingen (22 July) to a new BBC commission from Freya Waley-Cohen (9 September). It also marks anniversaries of Barbara Strozzi (29 July) and Clara Schumann (26 August). Each concert contains at least one work by a woman composer.
Following a tender process BBC Studios has secured the contract to deliver the BBC’s topical arts programming including Front Row Late, Edinburgh Nights and a range of topical events coverage until autumn 2020.
Twenty One Pilots, Dave and Foals have been added to the line-up for Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2019 in Middlesbrough - the station’s annual flagship live music event.
Hay Festival and the BBC have today unveiled the full-line up for the BBC Tent at Hay Festival Wales 2019, along with broader coverage for the Festival.
Told in Werner Herzog’s inimitable style; full of memorable characters and encounters, Arena: Nomad - In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin (1x85') for BBC Two, explores the creative and personal vision Herzog shared with iconic travel writer Bruce Chatwin.
BBC Two acquires Nick Hornby short-form series State Of The Union, starring Rosamund Pike and Chris O'Dowd
BBC Two has acquired See-Saw Films' short-form comedy series State Of The Union, written by Academy Award-nominated and Bafta-winning writer Nick Hornby.
After racing twelve thousand miles, over two continents, across twenty-one countries and several seas, retired PE teachers Tony and Elaine Teasdale (62) were the first to reach Singapore and be crowned winners of Race Across The World 2019.
Bafta award-winner Jack O’Connell has signed on for the lead role in the BBC Two four-part thriller The North Water, being adapted and directed by multi award-winning Andrew Haigh (Lean on Pete, Looking, Weekend).
Emun Elliot (Filth, The Paradise), Bill Paterson (Fleabag, Inside No.9), Ellie Haddington (Endeavour, Motherland), Ruth Bradley (The Split, The Fall), Sian Brooke (Doctor Foster, Sherlock) and Michael Nardone (Rellik, The Night Manager) have joined the cast of four-part drama Guilt which starts filming in Scotland next week and will premiere on BBC Scotland’s recently launched digital channel later this year, followed by BBC Two.
BBC Cymru Wales and BBC Two have been granted unprecedented access to the best road cyclist in the world, Geraint Thomas, as they document the unfolding story of an athlete at the height of his powers. Thomas will self-shoot part of new documentary, Geraint Thomas: Easy Rider.
The BBC today announced new and returning religious TV and radio programming to mark and celebrate the holiest time in the Christian calendar.
BBC Two has acquired ten-part series, The Looming Tower, based on Lawrence Wright’s Pulitzer Prize-winning non-fiction book about the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the late 1990s and how the rivalry between the FBI and CIA during that time may have inadvertently set the path for the tragedy of 9/11.
BBC Studios has retained the contract to produce Later... with Jools Holland and Jools’ Annual Hootenanny after a competitive tender process. The BBC Two shows will continue to be produced by BBC Studios for another two years.
BBC Two has commissioned Love Productions to make a new series in which people living with obesity come together to talk about their experiences and explore what it means to be obese in Britain today.
A House Through Time returns as historian David Olusoga tells the story of Newcastle through one home
The city is close to David’s heart. He grew-up in Tyneside and has fond memories of the North East.
BBC Two has released a first-look of Eva Green (Casino Royale, Penny Dreadful, Sin City, A Dame To Kill For) as Lydia Wells in The Luminaries, the adaption of Eleanor Catton’s 2013 Man Booker Prize-winning novel of the same name.
Pregnancy and motherhood are often hailed as the happiest time in a woman's life, but it can also be a time of extreme stress and psychiatric difficulty. In the UK, around one in five new mums experience a mental health problem before their baby’s first birthday, many for the first time in their life.
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