Adele Special goes global
The world has been waiting a long time for this title and we're thrilled to be able to work with Adele and the BBC to bring this extraordinary piece of prime time television to a global audience.Salim Mukaddam, Director of Music for BBC Worldwide
The exclusive show, renamed Adele – Live in London for international audiences, has been bought by 13 countries; France (France2), Australia (Nine Network), New Zealand (TV3), Ireland (RTE), Finland (YLE), Norway (NRK), Sweden (SVT), Belgium (VRT), Italy (Mediaset), Spain (Canal+), Canada (CTV/VRAK), Netherlands (NPO3) and Germany (ZDF).
Hosted by Graham Norton, the special will be Adele’s first television appearance since the 85th Academy Awards in February 2013 where she performed the award-winning ‘Skyfall’. Accompanied by her live band, Adele will perform her much-loved classics alongside songs from her brand new album ‘25’ as well as chat to Graham about her career and life to date.
Salim Mukaddam, Director of Music for BBC Worldwide, said: “The world has been waiting a long time for this title and we're thrilled to be able to work with Adele and the BBC to bring this extraordinary piece of prime time television to a global audience. Featuring a sensational performance from Adele, as well as a candid interview with Graham Norton and some hilarious and surprising moments, Live in London is truly worth the wait.
“BBC Worldwide is tasked with bringing outstanding British talent to the world and we hope this is the beginning of a long and successful relationship between BBC Worldwide and Adele.”
Adele – Live in London, recorded on Monday 2nd November, is set to broadcast on BBC One on 20th November at 08:30pm.
For further information, please contact:
Lee Leschasin, Communications Manager at BBC Worldwide
44 + (0)208433 1324
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About BBC Worldwide
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