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Summer 2008

A Trip to Asia: On the Road with the Berlin Philharmonic

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One South EastLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

The musicians of the Berlin Philharmonic set off on a concert tour of Asia and, with remarkable frankness, talk about the hopes and regrets that come from a life on the road. Show more

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Summer 2017

Episode 3: Alma Deutscher: Finding Cinderella

Duration: 1 hour

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

Alan Yentob meets musical prodigy Alma Deutscher. Aged 11, she is staging her first full-length opera, Cinderella. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Yentob
Interviewed Guest:
Bryn Terfel
Interviewed Guest:
Sir Simon Rattle
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson
Series Editor:
Alan Yentob
Producer:
Morag Tinto
Director:
Morag Tinto
Production Manager:
Jackie Dorman
Production Manager:
Claire McCluskey
Production Coordinator:
Susan Scott
Production Coordinator:
Jennifer Patterson

In Tune Highlights

'I'm a very, very happy man' - Sir Simon Rattle

Duration: 17 minutes

First broadcast:

Available for over a year

Picks from across the week on In Tune. Sean talks to Sir Simon Rattle on the eve of his debut concert at the helm of the London Symphony Orchestra, and cabaret singer Ute Lemper. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Sir Simon Rattle
Interviewed Guest:
Ute Lemper
Special thanks:
Joyce DiDonato
Interviewer:
Sean Rafferty

Simon Rattle: London 2015

Episode 1: Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic

Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes

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

From London's Barbican, Kirsty Wark introduces Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic as they perform Sibelius's 5th, 6th and 7th symphonies, to conclude the complete cycle. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Documentary providing unique insights into the working life of one of the world's most acclaimed musicians, celebrated conductor Sir Simon Rattle. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Sir Simon Rattle
Interviewed Guest:
Anne-Sophie Mutter
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Sellars
Interviewed Guest:
Thomas Ades
Interviewed Guest:
Roderick Williams
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Padmore
Interviewed Guest:
Nicholas Kenyon
Orchestra:
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Orchestra:
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Executive Producer:
Mark Cooper
Executive Producer:
Helen Mansfield

Unplucked

Proms 2017: The Corridor Monstrosity - feat. Philippa Perry, Guarav Mazundar, Sir Simon Rattle, Alexa Mason, Karen Komansec

Duration: 27 minutes

First broadcast:

Available for over a year

On the floor at the Proms with a famous psychotherapist; that Daft Punk encore; in depth on the Ravi Shankar / Philip Glass collaboration; DIY Gurrelieder with Sir Simon Rattle. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Vikki Stone
Interviewed Guest:
Philippa Perry
Interviewed Guest:
Robin Ticciati
Interviewed Guest:
Alexa Mason
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Kamensek
Interviewed Guest:
Gaurav Mazumdar
Interviewed Guest:
Sir Simon Rattle

Series

Unplucked

Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

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

Huw Edwards in London with Sophie Raworth in Belgium introduce an evening of live coverage of commemorations marking the centenary of World War I. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Huw Edwards
Presenter:
Sophie Raworth
Presenter:
Dan Snow
Participant:
Gareth Malone
Participant:
Eddie Redmayne

Front Row

Tom Hanks, Sir Simon Rattle, French heritage funding

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Tom Hanks discusses his new film, The Post, directed by Steven Spielberg, French heritage lottery funding and Simon Rattle on conducting the rarely performed The Genesis Suite. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Hanks
Interviewed Guest:
Sir Simon Rattle
Interviewed Guest:
Agnes Poirier
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Hewison

Front Row

Conductor Simon Rattle, artist Lubaina Himid and playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Simon Rattle on his first season with the London Symphony Orchestra; James McAvoy's new film, Split; artist Lubaina Himid on two solo shows; playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Producer:
Julian May
Interviewed Guest:
Sir Simon Rattle
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Vernon
Interviewed Guest:
Lubaina Himid
Interviewed Guest:
Reg Walker
Interviewed Guest:
Roland Schimmelpfennig

Front Row

Kate Atkinson; Outnumbered; August Osage County

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Mark Lawson with Kate Atkinson, winner of the novel category in the Costa Book Awards; Hugh Dennis and Tyger Drew-Honey on Outnumbered; and a review of August Osage County. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Sir Simon Rattle
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Atkinson
Interviewed Guest:
Hugh Dennis
Interviewed Guest:
Tyger Drew-Honey

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Profile exploring the many paradoxes in the life and music of the controversial, enigmatic Herbert von Karajan, the most successful conductor in the history of classical music. Show more

Contributors

Director:
John Bridcut
Executive Producer:
Philip Armstrong-Dampier
Editor:
Riaz Meer
Production Company:
1212 Productions
Participant:
Placido Domingo
Participant:
Anne-Sophie Mutter
Participant:
Jessye Norman
Participant:
James Galway
Participant:
Sir Mark Elder
Participant:
Neville Marriner
Participant:
Ernst Wild
Participant:
Kathleen Sturdy
Participant:
Michael Hampe
Participant:
Sir Simon Rattle
Participant:
Lore Salzburger
Participant:
Peter Alward
Participant:
Andreas Blau
Participant:
Gunther Breest
Participant:
Clemens Hellsberg
Participant:
Gillian Eastwood
Participant:
Humphrey Burton
Participant:
Pierrette Galeone
Participant:
Peter Carter
Participant:
David Bell
Participant:
Klaus Stoll

BBC Proms

2021

Simon Rattle and the LSO

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

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

Available for 13 days

Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra return to the Proms with an evening celebrating one of the trailblazers of 20th-century music, Igor Stravinsky. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Clive Myrie
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Cross
Producer:
Cat Dixon