After 53 years Television Centre, the BBC's TV headquarters, is closing its doors and Michael Grade gathers together many of its best-loved faces to stroll down memory lane. Show more
Talking to enthusiasts and performers, Michael Grade traces the history of the music hall in a journey that takes him from Wilton's Music Hall in London to Glasgow's Britannia. Show more
Michael Grade tells a tale of television skullduggery and dirty dealings in the battle to win the Saturday night ratings crown.
A tribute to actor and director Lord Richard Attenborough. Narrated by Alan Rickman and featuring contributions from many of the people who worked closely with him. Show more
Michael Grade narrates the story of klezmer, from its origins in Jewish folk music performed at weddings and Bar Mitzvahs to a musical sensation enjoyed by millions worldwide. Show more
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. Show more
Can the Russians protect Syria from America? Chris Huhne v Jeremy Paxman; Michael Grade on BBC failure; the TUC conference; and Alex Turner from the Arctic Monkeys.
Michael Grade sets out to answer a question that has fascinated him since he first saw them as a boy - does the musical create the star or is it the star who makes the musical? Show more
Michael Grade reveals the story of General Tom Thumb, the world's first global show business celebrity, who went from humble beginnings in America to international superstardom. Show more
Michael Grade explores the history of the British pantomime dame. He meets dames such as Berwick Kaler and Richard Briers, and even bravely tries on the full make-up and frock. Show more
Documentary in which Michael Grade sets out to discover whether jokes come and go with the passing of time or whether we are still laughing at the same things our ancestors did. Show more
What happened to the variety stars once the theatres closed and the cameras beckoned? Michael Grade tells the ups and downs of the variety stars on television.
Fifty years ago every UK town had a variety theatre. Michael Grade tells the story of this lost world.
Fans including Michael Grade, Barry Cryer and Bill Oddie celebrate the extraordinary career of entertainer Stanley Baxter, who captivated huge TV audiences for twenty years. Show more
Matthew Sweet presents. With a discussion about the founding of Dadaism, an exhibition about notions of time and a debate about when a celebrity becomes a 'national treasure'. Show more
With poor ratings threatening their show, Dawn and Jennifer resort to extreme measures and hunt down BBC controller Michael Grade.
A look at the impact of Alf Garnett, with contributions from Graham Linehan, Lee Mack and Simon Day.
Don Black, lyricist behind hit songs including Diamonds are Forever, Born Free and Love Changes Everything, shares fascinating insights into his life's work with Michael Grade. Show more
Lord Grade explains why he's launching a watchdog to crack down on charities using high pressure sales techniques. Show more