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The Inside Story

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

A look back at the highlights of the series, including the memorable first day at baton camp, right through to Sue Perkins' performance in Hyde Park at the Last Night of the Proms. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Clive Anderson
Participant:
Jane Asher
Participant:
Katie Derham
Participant:
Goldie
Participant:
Alex James
Participant:
Sue Perkins
Participant:
Peter Snow
Participant:
David Soul
Participant:
Bradley Walsh

Series

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Episode 1: Baton Camp

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Jane Asher, David Soul, Goldie, Alex James, Katie Derham, Peter Snow, Sue Perkins and Bradley Walsh compete to conduct an Proms orchestra. They begin at a training camp. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Clive Anderson
Participant:
Jane Asher
Participant:
Katie Derham
Participant:
Goldie
Participant:
Alex James
Participant:
Sue Perkins
Participant:
Peter Snow
Participant:
David Soul
Participant:
Bradley Walsh
Series Producer:
Chris Brogden

Series

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Episode 2: Orchestral Classics

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC HD

Famous amateurs who love classical music battle for the chance to conduct the BBC Concert Orchestra as Clive Anderson hosts the second round of the contest. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Clive Anderson
Participant:
Jane Asher
Participant:
Katie Derham
Participant:
Goldie
Participant:
Alex James
Participant:
Sue Perkins
Participant:
Peter Snow
Participant:
David Soul
Participant:
Bradley Walsh
Series Producer:
Chris Brogden

Series

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Episode 3: Choral

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC HD

Clive Anderson with the second challenge as six amateur conductors compete. The challenge is choral music conducting the BBC Concert Orchestra and BBC Symphony Chorus. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Clive Anderson
Participant:
Jane Asher
Participant:
Katie Derham
Participant:
Goldie
Participant:
Alex James
Participant:
Sue Perkins
Participant:
Peter Snow
Participant:
David Soul
Participant:
Bradley Walsh
Series Producer:
Chris Brogden

Series

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Episode 4: Opera

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Clive Anderson hosts as the five famous amateurs step up to the podium to conduct a programme of popular operatic arias, sung by soloists Alfie Boe and Rebecca Evans. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Clive Anderson
Participant:
Jane Asher
Participant:
Katie Derham
Participant:
Goldie
Participant:
Alex James
Participant:
Sue Perkins
Participant:
Peter Snow
Participant:
David Soul
Participant:
Bradley Walsh
Producer:
Chris Brogden

Series

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Episode 6: The Winner's Finale Live

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Clive Anderson presents the climax of the series as the winning student performs at Proms in the Park on the Last Night of the Proms. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Clive Anderson
Participant:
Jane Asher
Participant:
Katie Derham
Participant:
Goldie
Participant:
Alex James
Participant:
Sue Perkins
Participant:
Peter Snow
Participant:
David Soul
Participant:
Bradley Walsh
Series Producer:
Chris Brogden

Series

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Episode 5: Orchestra

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC HD

Clive Anderson presents the live grand final as the three remaining student conductors attempt to master a concerto with world renowned soloists. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Clive Anderson
Participant:
Jane Asher
Participant:
Katie Derham
Participant:
Goldie
Participant:
Alex James
Participant:
Sue Perkins
Participant:
Peter Snow
Participant:
David Soul
Participant:
Bradley Walsh
Producer:
Chris Brogden

Series

Maestro

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Alex James looks back at music news and memorable moments from Never Mind The Buzzcocks, this time from 2008. Includes Noel Fielding's best bits and a moving tribute to Blue. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Alex James
Series Producer:
Ed Thomas
Executive Producer:
Neil McCallum
Executive Producer:
Dan Baldwin

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Alex James looks back at music news and memorable moments from Never Mind The Buzzcocks. In 1998, Geri leaves the Spice Girls and there is an Irish chart invasion. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Alex James
Series Producer:
Ed Thomas
Executive Producer:
Neil McCallum
Executive Producer:
Dan Baldwin

The Rob Brydon Show

Series 3

Episode 1

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Rob Brydon returns with his unique show. He talks to Michael McIntyre about meeting Prince Charles. Plus, Alex James shares his secret passion and Amy MacDonald performs. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Rob Brydon
Interviewed Guest:
Michael McIntyre
Participant:
Alex James
Series Producer:
Andy Price
Writer:
Rob Brydon

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Alex James looks back at music news and memorable moments from Never Mind The Buzzcocks. The featured year is 2006. Includes a look at Madonna's career and a tribute to Coldplay. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Alex James
Series Producer:
Ed Thomas
Executive Producer:
Neil McCallum
Executive Producer:
Dan Baldwin

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

The Hairy Bikers host and are joined by chefs Tim Siadatan and Elizabeth Haigh and guest Alex James. Sam Caporn picks wines to go with the studio dishes. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dave Myers
Presenter:
Si King
Participant:
Tim Siadatan
Participant:
Elizabeth Haigh
Participant:
Alex James
Participant:
Rick Stein
Participant:
Mary Berry
Participant:
Nigella Lawson
Participant:
Cyrus Todiwala
Participant:
Tony Singh
Expert:
Sam Caporn
Executive Producer:
Amanda Ross
Series Producer:
Charlotte Collins
Producer:
Glyn Harrison
Researcher:
Scott Anderson
Production Coordinator:
Gabriella Domonkos
Production Company:
Cactus TV

Have I Got News for You

Series 34

Episode 6

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One North WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Comedy quiz show, with team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, guest host Ann Widdecombe MP and guest panellists Alex James and Jimmy Carr.

Contributors

Presenter:
Ann Widdecombe
Participant:
Ian Hislop
Participant:
Paul Merton
Participant:
Alex James
Participant:
Jimmy Carr

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Cookery programme. Matt Tebbutt teaches Amanda Lamb how to make focaccia bread and ex-Blur guitarist turned farmer, Alex James, introduces a range of rock 'n' roll cheeses. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Amanda Lamb
Presenter:
Matt Tebbutt
Participant:
Alex James
Participant:
Aaron Craze
Participant:
Anjum Anand

Top Gear

Series 18

Episode 6

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Three

Available for years

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May hit Donington in three stripped-out track cars. And Jeremy recreates the Battle of Britain with an aero-engined Bentley. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jeremy Clarkson
Presenter:
Richard Hammond
Presenter:
James May
Executive Producer:
Andy Wilman
Participant:
Alex James

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Alan Edwards explores the reunion phenomenon - why bands are getting back together, what it's like for them when they do and how it's changing the business. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Edwards
Executive Producer:
Richard Bright
Producer:
James Giles
Director:
James Giles
Interviewed Guest:
Deborah Harry
Interviewed Guest:
Shaun Ryder
Interviewed Guest:
Alex James
Interviewed Guest:
Glen Matlock
Assistant Producer:
Lorna Lithgow
Production Manager:
Laura Deponio
Camera Operator:
Barry Ronan
Camera Operator:
Duncan Stingemore
Camera Operator:
Anton Jeffes
On-line editing:
Adam Hall
Re-recording mixer:
Sam Castleton
Production Coordinator:
Amanda Perry
Production Coordinator:
Sharon Wood

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Documentary. Medical journalist Michael Mosley investigates the latest scientific breakthroughs in slimming, uncovering ten of the simplest ways you can shed those pounds. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Michael Mosley
Participant:
Alex James
Participant:
Amy Lamé
Participant:
Debbie Chazen
Director:
Chris Salt
Producer:
Chris Salt

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Alex James looks back at music news and memorable moments from Never Mind The Buzzcocks. In 2004, Westlife split up, Britney hit the headlines and Mark Lamarr was at his wits' end. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Alex James
Series Producer:
Edward Thomas
Executive Producer:
Neil McCallum
Executive Producer:
Dan Baldwin

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Alex James looks back at music news and memorable moments from Never Mind The Buzzcocks. The featured year is 2001. Includes the break-up of Steps and the launch of Popstars. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Alex James
Series Producer:
Ed Thomas
Executive Producer:
Neil McCallum
Executive Producer:
Dan Baldwin

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Alex James looks back at music news and memorable moments from Never Mind The Buzzcocks. In 1996, Take That split up and a certain comedy music quiz was shown for the first time. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Alex James
Series Producer:
Ed Thomas
Executive Producer:
Neil McCallum
Executive Producer:
Dan Baldwin