Neil explores why musical theatre is thriving in the 21st century.
How a new generation of composers embraced more gritty, challenging subjects.
How the modern shape of the musical was established through a series of pioneering works.
The 90s and 00s saw the rise of jukebox musicals such as Mamma Mia! and We Will Rock You.
From archive shows, interpretations of Disney tunes over the last 40 years.
Royal Festival Hall concert celebrating the music of legendary songwriter Burt Bacharach.
A variety of artists perform the work of songwriting team Burt Bacharach and Hal David.
With Burt Bacharach, Andy Williams, Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66, the Carpenters and more.
Documentary telling the story of the easy listening genre from the 50s to the present day.
Len Goodman revisits the heyday of British dance bands in the 1920s and 1930s.
Lyricist Don Black shares some insights into his life's work with Michael Grade.
Christmas show from 1974, with the Carpenters, skater Peggy Fleming and comic Rich Little.
Documentary telling the story of Lionel Bart, composer of the musical Oliver!
How the senior class at China's top drama academy staged the musical, Fame.
With music by William Walton, David Arnold, John Williams, Richard Strauss and Ligeti.
The Carpenters' debut BBC concert, recorded on their first British tour in September 1971.
Sophie Evans and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales prepare the nation for Christmas.
Carl Davis and the Philharmonia Orchestra play theme tunes from the James Bond films.
How British musical talent stormed the West End in the 1980s with hits like Cats.
A look at how British musicals reclaimed the West End from American domination after WWII.
Including Over the Rainbow with Judy Garland, and What'd I Say with Ray Charles.
Including classics such as Moon River, Days of Wine and Roses and Music To Watch Girls By.
Ella Fitzgerald, Captain Sensible, Jay Z and Jeff Beck perform songs from musicals.
Ol' Blue Eyes in concert in his 1960s, 70s and 80s prime from a variety of US TV specials.
With Carole King, Richard Hawley, the Puppini Sisters, the Mummers and Gregory Porter.
Darcey Bussell steps into the shoes of her Hollywood heroes to celebrate dance musicals.
With guests Kyung-Wha Chung, Jessye Norman, Calvin Simmons, Moray Welsh and the RPO.
Matt Lucas, a huge fan of Les Miserables, fulfils his dream of performing in the show.
Featuring Shirley Bassey, Jamie Cullum, Bryan Ferry, Kirsty MacColl and Florence Welch.
Highlights from Andy Williams's annual yuletide songfest on NBC between 1962 and 1974.
A film showing how swing music became the first worldwide pop phenomenon.
A vintage collection of Nana Mouskouri's performances from the BBC archive.
To mark the crooner's 80th birthday in 2006, a musical journey of Tony Bennett's life.