Easy Listening, Soundtracks & Musicals


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Oklahoma!

BBC Proms: 2017, Oklahoma!

The John Wilson Orchestra perform Rodgers and Hammerstein's first ever musical.

Seasons of Love

3. Sound of Musicals with Neil Brand: Seasons of Love

Neil explores why musical theatre is thriving in the 21st century.

Something's Coming

2. Sound of Musicals with Neil Brand: Something's Coming

How a new generation of composers embraced more gritty, challenging subjects.

Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'

1. Sound of Musicals with Neil Brand: Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'

How the modern shape of the musical was established through a series of pioneering works.

Episode 3

3. The Story of Musicals: Episode 3

The 90s and 00s saw the rise of jukebox musicals such as Mamma Mia! and We Will Rock You.

... Sings Disney Songs

... Sings Disney Songs

From archive shows, interpretations of Disney tunes over the last 40 years.

Burt Bacharach: A Life in Song

Burt Bacharach: A Life in Song

Royal Festival Hall concert celebrating the music of legendary songwriter Burt Bacharach.

... Sings Bacharach and David!

... Sings Bacharach and David!

A variety of artists perform the work of songwriting team Burt Bacharach and Hal David.

Easy Listening Hits at the BBC

Easy Listening Hits at the BBC

With Burt Bacharach, Andy Williams, Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66, The Carpenters and more.

The Joy of Easy Listening

The Joy of Easy Listening

Documentary telling the story of the easy listening genre from the 50s to the present day.

Len Goodman's Dance Band Days

Len Goodman's Dance Band Days

Len Goodman revisits the heyday of British dance bands in the 1920s and 1930s.

Diamonds are Forever: The Don Black Songbook

Diamonds are Forever: The Don Black Songbook

Lyricist Don Black shares some insights into his life's work with Michael Grade.

Perry Como's Christmas Show

Perry Como's Christmas Show

Christmas show from 1974, with the Carpenters, skater Peggy Fleming and comic Rich Little.

Lionel Bart: Reviewing the Situation

Lionel Bart: Reviewing the Situation

Documentary telling the story of Lionel Bart, composer of the musical Oliver!

Fame in China

13. Storyville: 2013-2014, Fame in China

How the senior class at China's top drama academy staged the musical, Fame.

Proms on Four: The Film Music Prom

BBC Proms: 2013 Season, Proms on Four: The Film Music Prom

With music by William Walton, David Arnold, John Williams, Richard Strauss and Ligeti.

The Carpenters at the BBC

The Carpenters at the BBC

The Carpenters' debut BBC concert, recorded on their first British tour in September 1971.

2012

The Really Welsh Christmas Show: 2012

Sophie Evans and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales prepare the nation for Christmas.

James Bond 50th Anniversary Gala Concert

James Bond 50th Anniversary Gala Concert

Carl Davis and the Philharmonia Orchestra play theme tunes from the James Bond films.

Episode 2

2. The Story of Musicals: Episode 2

How British musical talent stormed the West End in the 1980s with hits like Cats.

Episode 1

1. The Story of Musicals: Episode 1

A look at how British musicals reclaimed the West End from American domination after WWII.

Duets

1. The Andy Williams Show: Duets

Including Over the Rainbow with Judy Garland, and What'd I Say with Ray Charles.

Solo

2. The Andy Williams Show: Solo

Including classics such as Moon River, Days of Wine and Roses and Music To Watch Girls By.

... Sings Musicals

... Sings Musicals

Ella Fitzgerald, Captain Sensible, Jay Z and Jeff Beck perform songs from musicals.

Sinatra Sings

Sinatra Sings

Ol' Blue Eyes in concert in his 1960s, 70s and 80s prime from a variety of US TV specials.

Carole King and Friends at Christmas

Carole King and Friends at Christmas

With Carole King, Richard Hawley, the Puppini Sisters, the Mummers and Gregory Porter.

Darcey Bussell Dances Hollywood

Darcey Bussell Dances Hollywood

Darcey Bussell steps into the shoes of her Hollywood heroes to celebrate dance musicals.

World of Music: An Evening with James Galway

World of Music: An Evening with James Galway

With guests Kyung-Wha Chung, Jessye Norman, Calvin Simmons, Moray Welsh and the RPO.

Les Mis at 25: Matt Lucas Dreams the Dream

Les Mis at 25: Matt Lucas Dreams the Dream

Matt Lucas, a huge fan of Les Miserables, fulfils his dream of performing in the show.

... Sings the Great American Songbook

... Sings the Great American Songbook

Featuring Shirley Bassey, Jamie Cullum, Bryan Ferry, Kirsty MacColl and Florence Welch.

The Andy Williams Christmas Show

The Andy Williams Christmas Show

Highlights from Andy Williams's annual yuletide songfest on NBC between 1962 and 1974.

The Swing Thing

The Swing Thing

A film showing how swing music became the first worldwide pop phenomenon.

Nana Mouskouri at the BBC

Nana Mouskouri at the BBC

A vintage collection of Nana Mouskouri's performances from the BBC archive.

Tony Bennett: An American Classic

Tony Bennett: An American Classic

To mark the crooner's 80th birthday in 2006, a musical journey of Tony Bennett's life.