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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: 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

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 2007, Dappy made his debut on the programme and Preston infamously walked off. 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. 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

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. 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

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 2000, Liam and Robbie fell out at the Brits. 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

Pointless Celebrities

Series 3

Episode 4

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Celebrities test the depths of their general knowledge in a special edition of the quiz. Featuring Debra Stephenson, Tricia Penrose, the Cheeky Girls, Alex James and Toby Anstis. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Richard Osman
Executive Producer:
Pam Cavannagh
Executive Producer:
Tom Blakeson
Executive Producer:
Michelle Woods
Series Producer:
John Ryan
Participant:
Debra Stephenson
Participant:
Tricia Penrose
Participant:
Alex James
Participant:
Phil Daniels
Participant:
Kirsten O'Brien
Participant:
Toby Anstis

Sweat the Small Stuff

Series 4

Episode 2

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC ThreeLatest broadcast: on BBC Three HD

Nick Grimshaw hosts a panel show about life's little annoyances, with Rochelle Humes and Melvin Odoom and guests Lacey Turner from EastEnders and Blur's Alex James. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Nick Grimshaw
Panellist:
Rochelle Humes
Panellist:
Melvin Odoom
Executive Producer:
James Longman
Series Producer:
Jamie Rea
Panellist:
Lacey Turner
Panellist:
Alex James
Production Company:
Talkback

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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

Maestro

Maestro

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

Maestro

Maestro

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

Maestro

Maestro

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

Maestro

Maestro

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

Maestro

Maestro

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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