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Opera Italia

Episode 1: Beginnings

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four HD

Available for 3 months

Antonio Pappano presents a series tracing the history of Italian opera. It opens with a whistlestop tour of the beginnings of opera, from Monteverdi to Rossini. Show more

Duration: 29 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo help viewers navigate the wonderful, yet confusing, world of streaming services and home entertainment. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four HD

Available for 3 months

Meat Loaf, the story of the man and his music, is revealed in this profile. Featuring a candid interview with the man himself, plus performance and backstage footage in Las Vegas. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Siobhan Logue
Producer:
Matt O'Casey
Director:
Matt O'Casey
Director of photography:
Rik Clark
Production Company:
Telesgop

Film exploring the history of the concept album, a musical format usually based around a structured narrative, that developed to become the equivalent of rock 'n' roll theatre. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Rick Wakeman
Executive Producer:
Paul Bullock
Executive Producer:
Ryan Minchin
Producer:
Marc Edwards
Director:
Marc Edwards

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four HD

Available for 11 months

Compilation of performances from singer-songwriters including Bob Dylan, Gilbert O'Sullivan, Graham Nash and David Crosby, Labi Siffre, Gil Scott-Heron, Roy Harper and Janis Ian. Show more

Country Music by Ken Burns

Series 1

Will the Circle Be Unbroken (1968-1972)

Duration: 51 minutes

on BBC Four HD

How country music responded to a nation divided by the Vietnam War. Army captain-turned-songwriter Kris Kristofferson set a new lyrical standard while Johnny Cash returned to the Ryman Auditorium. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four HD

Available for 3 months

Meat Loaf, the story of the man and his music, is revealed in this profile. Featuring a candid interview with the man himself, plus performance and backstage footage in Las Vegas. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Siobhan Logue
Producer:
Matt O'Casey
Director:
Matt O'Casey
Director of photography:
Rik Clark
Production Company:
Telesgop

BBC Four HD

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