Collaborate and The Pop Kids
The story of the duo's work on stage and screen presented by Frances Barber. Plus a look at the album 'Super' with a discussion hosted by Miranda Sawyer.
Another chance to hear the acclaimed series charting the success of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe.
With sales exceeding 50-million records and a catalogue of music that spans twelve top 10 studio albums, 40 top 20 singles, and four UK number one records, pet shop boys are the most successful British music duo of all-time.
From pop divas and musical dramas, to Russian battleships and Danish fairy-tales: this is the story of Pet Shop Boys' creative partnerships and associations - on stage and on screen - as told by their collaborators.
The first part of the programme considers how and why Neil and Chris contrast their success in mainstream music with new works for ballet, opera and musical theatre. Highlights to include the BBC Prom, A Man from the Future, the ballet, The Most Incredible Thing, the film, Battleship Potemkin, and the stage musical Closer To Heaven.
With contributors including record producer Trevor Horn, writer Jonathan Harvey, musician Johnny Marr, set designer Es Devlin, choreographer Javier De Frutos, designer Mark Farrow, record producer Stuart Price, artist Wolfgang Tillmans, film-maker Sam Taylor Johnson, journalist Chris Heath and Alan Turing's biographer Andrew Hodges.
Presented by Frances Barber
In the second hour, Miranda Sawyer talks to Neil and Chris about their album 'Super'.
Written and produced by Malcolm Prince.
(First broadcast in 2016.)
- Sun 3 May 2020 17:00