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The Country House Revealed

Episode 3: Easton Neston

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Exploring Britain's private country houses. Easton Neston was completed in 1702 by Nicholas Hawksmoor, but to what extent was its design directed by Christopher Wren? Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Howard Goodall explores why Sgt Pepper is still seen as so innovative, so revolutionary and so influential, with the help of outtakes and studio conversations between the band. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Howard Goodall
Director:
Francis Hanly
Associate Producer:
David Jeffcock
Director of photography:
Steve Plant
Executive Producer:
Jan Younghusband
Production Company:
Huge Films Limited

Howard Goodall's Story of Music

Episode 6: The Popular Age

Duration: 1 hour

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

Composer Howard Goodall looks at the popular age - the last hundred years in music. A period when classical music seemed to many to be in retreat. Show more

Howard Goodall's Story of Music

Episode 5: The Age of Rebellion

Duration: 1 hour

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

Composer Howard Goodall looks at the period when modernism in music arrived, and when the birth of recorded sound changed the way music was heard forever. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

John Eliot Gardiner explores Johann Sebastian Bach's music and tours Germany as he goes in search of the real Bach - a warm family man, passionate artist and rebellious spirit. Show more

Sounds of the Sixties

Original Series

Episode 6: 1968-69: The Swinging Sixties

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Series featuring rock, pop and R'n'B performances from the BBC archives, including Alan Price, Julie Driscoll & Brian Auger and Herman's Hermits. Show more

Sounds of the Sixties

Original Series

Episode 7: The Singer and the Song

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Series featuring rock, pop and R'n'B performances from the BBC archives, with Sandie Shaw, Dusty Springfield, Long John Baldry, Tom Jones and Cliff Richard. Show more

Sounds of the Sixties

Original Series

Episode 9: In Living Colour

Duration: 30 minutes

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

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1968 brought colour transmission to the BBC and artists such as The Kinks, The Moody Blues and The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band appear in all their polychrome glory. Show more

Sounds of the Sixties

Original Series

1968-69: The Progressive Tendency

Duration: 29 minutes

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

The BBC's music archive programme reaches the end of the sixties and features Pink Floyd, Donovan, Fleetwood Mac and Joni Mitchell.

Howard Goodall's Story of Music

Episode 2: The Age of Invention

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Howard Goodall looks at the fertile musical period between 1650 and 1750, in which many of the musical innovations we take for granted today were invented. Show more

Howard Goodall's Story of Music

Episode 1: The Age of Discovery

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Composer Howard Goodall traces the development of music from the religious 'Gregorian' chant to the growth of instrumental and folk music between 1000 and 1600. Show more

Howard Goodall's Story of Music

Episode 3: The Age of Elegance & Sensibility

Duration: 1 hour

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

Howard Goodall looks at the age in which composers went from being the paid servants of princes and archbishops to working as freelancers. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Series on the revolution in 20th century music looks at how modernism came under state control in the 1930s and how a new generation of composers tried to reinvent it. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Suzy Klein tells the story of the composers and musicians who shaped the 18th-century British musical map. She investigates music as a weapon in the fight for British identity. Show more

Howard Goodall's Story of Music

Episode 4: The Age of Tragedy

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Howard Goodall examines the music of the middle to late 19th century, in which a craze for operas and music that dealt with death and destiny swept Europe. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Theo Paphitis follows the fortunes of brave and bold British companies trying to expand in three of the world's most dynamic emerging markets - India, Brazil and Vietnam. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Theo Paphitis
Producer:
Jenny Evans
Producer:
Lionell Mills

Pappano's Classical Voices

Episode 1: Soprano

Duration: 1 hour

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

Antonio Pappano explores the great roles and the greatest singers of the last 100 years through the prism of the main classical voice types. He begins with the soprano. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Antonio Pappano
Executive Producer:
Mark Cooper
Series Producer:
David Jeffcock
Producer:
Dominic Best
Director:
Dominic Best
Participant:
Richard Bonynge
Participant:
Diana Damrau
Participant:
Barbara Hannigan
Participant:
Anna Netrebko
Participant:
Curtis Offiah
Participant:
Carolyn Sampson
Participant:
Anna Siminska
Participant:
John Tooley
Participant:
Willard White

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Antonio Pappano explores the great roles and the greatest singers through the prism of the main voice types. He continues with the tenor, opera's glamour boy. Show more

Pappano's Classical Voices

Episode 3: Mezzo-Soprano

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Antonio Pappano explores the great roles and singers through the prism of the main voice types. He continues with the mezzo-soprano, often the rival or the villainess. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Antonio Pappano
Executive Producer:
Mark Cooper
Series Producer:
David Jeffcock
Director:
Dominic Best
Producer:
Caroline Page
Participant:
Janet Baker
Participant:
Sarah Connolly
Participant:
John Copley
Participant:
Joyce DiDonato
Participant:
Christa Ludwig
Participant:
Felicity Palmer
Participant:
Peter Sellars