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Burt Bacharach: A Life in Song

Royal Festival Hall concert celebrating the music of songwriter and performer Burt Bacharach, with Alfie Boe, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Justin Hayward, Michael Kiwanuka and Joss Stone.

A unique concert staged at the Royal Festival Hall celebrating the music of the legendary songwriter and performer Burt Bacharach.

Some of Burt's most famous songs are performed by a stellar line-up of artists including Alfie Boe, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Shaun Escoffery, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Hayward, Michael Kiwanuka, Laura Mvula and Joss Stone. Burt himself also performs accompanied by his band. During the concert Burt chats to Michael Grade about the art of songwriting and shares the stories behind some of his best-loved hits.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Fri 28 Feb 2020 23:30

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Rebecca Ferguson

    Walk On By

  • Laura Mvula

    Do You Know The Way To San Jose

  • Justin Hayward

    What the World Needs Now

  • Rebecca Ferguson

    I Say A Little Prayer

  • Michael Kiwanuka

    Windows of the World

  • Sophie Ellis‐Bextor

    I'll Never Fall In Love Again

  • Joss Stone

    In Between The Heartaches

  • Sophie Ellis‐Bextor

    Close To You

  • Burt Bacharach, Josie James & The Burt Bacharach Band

    Anyone Who Had A Heart

  • Alfie Boe

    If I Could Go Back

  • Burt Bacharach & The Burt Bacharach Band

    Movie Medley

  • Shaun Escoffery

    A House Is Not A Home

  • Burt Bacharach, The Burt Bacharach Band & Special Guests

    That's What Friends Are For


Role Contributor
Presenter Michael Grade
Interviewed Guest Burt Bacharach
Performer Burt Bacharach
Performer Alfie Boe
Performer Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Performer Shaun Escoffery
Performer Rebecca Ferguson
Performer Justin Hayward
Performer Michael Kiwanuka
Performer Laura Mvula
Performer Joss Stone
Director Richard Valentine
Executive Producer Anita Land
Executive Producer Guy Freeman


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