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Airing this winter on BBC One, a special 2D animated adaptation of Sir Michael Morpurgo’s children’s book Mimi And The Mountain Dragon is to have its television premiere this festive period as part of a wider literature focus on the BBC in 2019-20.
BBC One Daytime has confirmed the return of popular police drama London Kills, following its recent success in the schedule. The first series averaged an audience of 1.2m - a total of 2.1m viewers watched the first episode across all platforms - making it the biggest daytime drama of the year.
Loyle Carner, Kate Stables of This is the Kit, Nubya Garcia and Roxanne Tataei feature in the second series of BBC Radio 4’s The Sound Odyssey.
For the first time, football fans will be able to follow the Wales women team’s full campaign to qualify for the UEFA European Championship in 2021.
The fifth and final series of Poldark will conclude in an exciting action-packed double bill over the late August Bank Holiday weekend on BBC One. The penultimate episode of the series will air on Sunday 25th August at 8pm followed by the finale on Monday 26th August at 8:30pm.
The third Radio 2 All Star Party returns on Saturday 28 September as Trevor Nelson, Craig Charles and Ana Matronic take to the road again to broadcast live from the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool.
Starstruck, a brand new six-part comedy written, created by and starring 2018 Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Rose Matafeo, has been commissioned by BBC Three and HBO Max and is an Avalon Television production.
BBC Arts announces a year-long celebration of literature, with new programming across BBC TV, radio and online, as well as a festival in partnership with libraries and reading groups around the UK.
In August 1979 a bomb is detonated on board a small fishing boat off the north west coast of Ireland. That one moment led to a collision between The Royal Family, the heart of the British establishment and Irish republicanism.
BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 1Xtra and BBC Music Introducing will return to Reading and Leeds Festival across the August bank holiday weekend.
This eight-part series will take ten talented up-and-coming designers all looking for their next big break, and throw them into the fast-paced world of commercial interior design where they will compete to win a life-changing contract for one of London’s top hotels.
Top comedy, arts, drama, books, virtual reality and music - as well as showcases for new talent - will be at the heart of BBC Arts’ offer bringing the Edinburgh Festivals to audiences everywhere in 2019 across TV, radio and online.
BBC Radio 3 and BBC Concert Orchestra in partnership with the Southbank Centre and Southbank Sinfonia present BBC Radio 3’s Unclassified Live, a new series of concerts in Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall, presented by Unclassified host and presenter Elizabeth Alker and conducted by André de Ridder.
Actress Kym Marsh and BBC News reporter Ashley John Baptiste will seek to expose the criminals behind scams conning online daters out of tens of thousands of pounds in one of a range of new programmes unveiled for BBC One mornings.
Best Interests is a compelling, thought-provoking original drama from Bafta-winning writer Jack Thorne (His Dark Materials, The Virtues, National Treasure) for BBC One.
Legendary Nile Rodgers announced as ambassador for BBC Music Day’s initiative to reach people living with dementia through music
The fifth annual BBC Music Day takes place on Thursday 26 September 2019. This year’s theme is music and wellbeing, using the power of music to inspire and bring people together to make a positive impact.
24.07.2019 BBC One, CBBC, Radio 1, Radio 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, Radio, Learning, Online and interactive, Daytime, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, English Regions, BBC Music, Orchestras, Commissioning, BBC Sounds
Four brand new Comedy Shorts have been announced by BBC comedy commissioning, promising an eclectic mix of comedy genres, tastes and styles. This year’s Comedy Shorts are titled: Brain In Gear, Lazy Susan, Mandy and Sorry.
Nadiya Hussain, Dany Cotton, Harriet Wistrich, Amika George and Cressida Cowell to takeover BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour
BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour Takeover returns, where five incredible women each choose the content for one edition of Woman’s Hour from 22-26 July 2019.
ITV and the BBC have now signed an agreement to launch BritBox in the UK in the fourth quarter of this year. This is a bold, new step for ITV and BBC as they seek to work together to offer something fresh and distinctive to the public.
Frankie Boyle hasn’t done a proper tour of Scotland in over a decade, so by way of preparation for a run of big theatre shows, he’s going back on the road to gig at some colourful smaller venues around the country, culminating at a homecoming gig in Glasgow.
Fred Sirieix has spent over 30 years in the restaurant business and knows the industry inside out. After working front of house at top London restaurants, he shot to fame as the maître d' in First Dates, and has more recently hosted Million Pound Menu and Remarkable Places To Eat.
Chef, writer and broadcaster Allegra McEvedy has been cooking professionally for over 25 years, working her way through a clutch of London’s best restaurants as well as an 18-month spell in the United States. Allegra previously appeared on CBBC as one of the judges on Junior Bake Off. However, she has never been asked for a side of grass to accompany venison, until Step Up To The Plate.
This summer, BBC Four is bringing two films to the screen that celebrates seminal music movements which had a seismic influence on culture.
Chef Tom Kerridge will be back on BBC Two in 2020 with an exciting new series, Lose Weight and Get Fit with Tom Kerridge, packed with healthy recipes and fitness advice, firmly targeted at those of us who’ll be looking for a New Year’s resolution after over-indulging at Christmas.
The Bafta award-winning Michael McIntyre will bring his Big Show back to BBC One for a fifth series later this year from a new home. The 6x60' show will be filmed in front of a live audience from the world famous home of British entertainment, the London Palladium in the heart of Theatreland.
The BBC will be the only destination for the UEFA Women’s Euro 2021 after securing the rights to the tournament.
Alison Steadman (Gavin & Stacey), Peter Davison (Doctor Who), Adrian Lester (Trauma), Victoria Hamilton (Doctor Foster), Rachael Stirling (The Bletchley Circle) and a host of British acting talent will star in LIFE, an enthralling new drama which has begun filming in Manchester.
Jennifer Saunders and Oti Mabuse take to the court as Clare Balding presents star-studded Sport Relief netball match
Two teams of celebrity players and sporting legends, led by Jennifer Saunders and Oti Mabuse, will battle it out this summer in the first ever All-Star Netball for Sport Relief. Sport Relief will take to the court as Clare Balding presents a tense celebrity and legends netball match during the weekend of the Netball World Cup final.
In one picturesque village in Sussex, life is very different. There’s no crime, debt or homelessness. Everyone has a job, but no one earns a salary, and none of the children watch television, use social media, play video games or even have a mobile phone.
Rylan Clark-Neal, Steph McGovern and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall present new series for BBC One and BBC Two with hit, Race Across The World, returning for two bumper-length new series.
The Holocaust is one of the most documented, witnessed and written about events in history, so why is Holocaust denial back on the political agenda? What has happened in the 75 years since the liberation of the camps to have so skewed the picture? And, if it matters, why does it matter?
Ding dong! Stacey Dooley, Val Garland and Dominic Skinner reunite for a second series of BBC Three’s Glow Up
Following the success of series one earlier this year, BBC Three has announced a second series of Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make-Up Star - with Stacey Dooley returning to host the competition alongside industry icons and series judges Val Garland and Dominic Skinner.
Acclaimed Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson is the subject of a new BBC Radio 4 documentary (9 July), the first in a three-part series highlighting artistic responses to the Arctic environment.
The game of dinner party jeopardy is set to return with a new group of daring diners.
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