1/2. Paul Gambaccini profiles the phenomenally successful English brethren pop act the Bee Gees, who flaunted their chart potential first in Australia with the 1966 gem Spicks and Specks. Their global 1967 double-A-side breakthrough - New York Mining Disaster 1941/1 Can't See Nobody - triggered comparisons with the Beatles despite a decidedly more melancholic and melodramatic sound, which they would reinvent tirelessly across five decades. Maurice Gibb died in 2003, but surviving brothers Barry and Robin Gibb reflect on a career marked by lush ballads and the trio's own brand of psychedlia, R&B and disco, plus collaborative successes with others, such as pop divas Barbra Streisand , Dionne Warwick and Diana Ross. There's also a rare interview with Bee Gees manager Robert Stigwood.
New series 1/6. Entertainer
Michael Ball returns to New York
City to report on the theatrical productions that are lighting up Broadway. He starts with The Drowsy Chaperone - a witty pastiche of 1920s musicals, with music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morisson. A rare example of a Canadian musical opening on Broadway, the award-winning work arrives on the London stage in May. Producer David Roper
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