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Boy George and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra perform Colour By Numbers

Thirty years after the release of Colour by Numbers, Boy George performs the album with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. Arranged and conducted by Davide Rossi.

Thirty years after the release of Colour by Numbers, Boy George performs this now classic album with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, arranged and conducted by Davide Rossi and assisted by guest vocalists including Jimmy Somerville, John Grant, Holly Cook and Eve Gallagher. Colour By Numbers is the second Culture Club album. Released in 1983 it contains classic hits like Karma Chameleon, Victims and It's A Miracle. Also available on the BBC Red Button.

1 hour, 57 minutes

Music Played

  • Bananarama

    I Want You Back

    • Now 12 (Various Artists).
    • Now.
  • Quincy Jones

    Ai No Corrida

    • Hits Of 1981 & 1982 (Various Artists.
    • Polydor.
  • Madonna

    Dress You Up

    • Celebration.
    • Warner Bros.
    • 1.
  • Paul Hardcastle

    The Wizard

    • The Top Of The Pops Party Album.
    • Telstar.
  • Marillion

    Lavender

    • Greatest Hits Of The 80's (Various).
    • Disky.
  • Baltimora

    Tarzan Boy

    • A Time To Remember: 1985 (Various).
    • EMI.
  • Stevie Wonder

    Part-Time Lover

    • Stevie Wonder - Song Review.
    • Motown.
  • Bonnie Tyler

    Holding Out For A Hero

    • The No.1 Movies Album (Various Artist.
    • Polygram Tv.
  • David Bowie & Mick Jagger

    Dancing In The Street

    • David Bowie - Best Of Bowie.
    • EMI.
  • Fine Young Cannibals

    Suspicious Minds

    • Drive Time 2 (Various Artists).
    • Dino.
  • The Beat

    Too Nice To Talk To

    • The Complete Studio Recordings.
    • Edsel Recordings.
  • Boy George

    Karma Chameleon Live

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic.
  • Boy George

    It's a Miracle

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic.
  • Boy George

    Black Money Live

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic.
  • Boy George

    Changing Every Day Live

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic.
  • Boy George

    That's the Way (I'm Only Trying to Help You) Live

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic.
  • Boy George

    Church of the Poison Mind Live

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic.
  • Boy George

    Miss Me Blind Live

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic.
  • Boy George

    Stormkeeper

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic.
  • Boy George

    Mister Man

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic.
  • Boy George

    Victims Live

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic.
  • Boy George

    Do You Really Want To Hurt Me

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic.
  • Madonna

    Angel

    • Madonna - Like A Virgin.
    • Sire.
  • Stars on 45

    Stars On 45

    • Now That's What I Call Music! 1981: The Millennium Series (Various Artists).
    • Now.
  • Flash and the Pan

    Waiting For A Train

    • The Ultimate Eighties (Various).
    • Hit Records.
  • a‐ha

    The Living Daylights

    • The Best Of James Bond 30th Anniversa.
    • EMI.
    • 11.
  • Madonna

    Material Girl

    • Celebration.
    • Warner Bros.
    • 2.
  • Glenn Frey

    The Heat Is On

    • Above The Clouds: The Very Best Of.
    • Universal.
  • The Jam

    A Town Called Malice

    • Jam Story.
    • Universal.

Colour by Numbers live: Red Button Schedule

Sara Cox presents a special edition of Sounds of the 80s featuring a unique collaboration between Boy George and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. The Culture Club frontman is joined by special guests to perform a full reworking of Culture Club's 1983 Album, Colour By Numbers.

Watch by pressing red on any BBC TV channel at the following times:

  • Sat 27th September, 10:30pm-1:25am
  • Sun 28th September, 9pm-9:30pm, 11:30pm-6am
  • Mon 29th September, 6am-7:25pm
  • Tue 30th September, 12am-6am, 10:30pm-6am
  • Wed 1st October, 6am-7pm, 10:30pm-6am
  • Thu 2nd October, 6am-2pm

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