TV Guide

Tue 25th July

Morning

Classical Destinations

Antonio Vivaldi spent his most productive years in Venice in the early 18th century. Simon, Niki and Matt tour the canals, bridges and piazzas for which Vivaldi created the perfect soundtrack in his Four Seasons.

Tue 25th July

Lang Lang & Harnoncourt: Mission Mozart

Arguably the biggest Mozart aficionado of the 20th century and the most talented piano virtuoso in the world currently, perform a collection of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Tue 25th July

Noon

The 2017 Helpmann Awards

Live from the Capitol Theatre, the 2017 Helpmann Awards are the premier celebration of Australia's vibrant live performance industry and recognise distinguished achievement and excellence in Australia's live performance sectors.

Tue 25th July

The Book Show: Sandi Toksvig

A-list authors and big-name guests discuss their favourite reads and their own works. The series features interviews with leading authors and well known guests; it covers topical literary news such as the trend for vampire fiction, the phenomenon of atheist books, the demise of paper books, and authors' working environments. Also included is entertainment, either music inspired by literature or performance poetry. This episode features guests Howard Jacobson and Colm Toibin.

Tue 25th July

Behind The Artist: Niki De Saint Phalle

A collection of portraits of some of the greatest artists including painters, architects, sculptors and photographers, along with their masterpieces as you've never seen them before. Everyone knows their names, they are among the most inventive artists of their generation. But behind the legends, who are they? Ambiguous personalities, each with their own controversial style, they broke all the codes. Famous the world over for their works, they each reflect their respective era. Through expert interviews, each episode takes us behind the scenes of a major exhibition to discover how, for example, Roy Lichtenstein invented a new artistic movement from nothing, or how Le Corbusier became a lasting influence on successive generations of architects. A fascinating documentary series which takes us inside the world of the artist to understand his work, revealing the secrets of the creative process.

Tue 25th July

Silver Screen Stars: Groucho Marx

We celebrate the lives of those who soared the highest. From Doris Day to Errol Flynn, we uncover what drove them and why the world loved them. Contributions from contemporary commentators and current Hollywood glitterati will bring each icon's legacy up to date as we relive their most magical motion picture moments and explore the personalities behind the names.

Tue 25th July

Evening

Classical Destinations

Smetana serenaded its river; Dvorak started out as a dance band fiddler; Mozart enjoyed his greatest successes here. We visit the Old Town, where Simon Callow reminisces about filming Amadeus in its beautifully preserved streets.

Tue 25th July

The Jonathan Ross Show

Jonathan Ross interviews celebrity guests, with musical performances by A-list artists. In this episode guests include Jennifer Saunders, Paddy McGuinness and Matt Lucas.

Tue 25th July

Portrait Artist Of The Year

In this heat, nine new artists tackle the portraits of actors James Norton and Lesley Manville and musician Raleigh Ritchie as they try and win over judges Tai Shan Schierenberg, Kate Bryan and Kathleen Soriano.

Tue 25th July

Rococo: Travel, Pleasure, Madness

Waldemar looks at the pursuit of pleasure in the rococo age, to which a huge amount of cultural energy was devoted. For the first time in history, pleasure and happiness were seen as unalienable human rights that everyone was free to pursue and is reflected so poignantly in the art of Boucher, Watteau, Gainsborough and Tiepolo. In its boundless search for delight it often went too far, but, put crudely, rococo art stopped tasting like medicine and started tasting like cakes.

Tue 25th July

The 2017 Helpmann Awards

Live from the Capitol Theatre, the 2017 Helpmann Awards are the premier celebration of Australia's vibrant live performance industry and recognise distinguished achievement and excellence in Australia's live performance sectors.

Wed 26th July

Morning

Portrait Artist Of The Year

In this heat, nine new artists tackle the portraits of actors James Norton and Lesley Manville and musician Raleigh Ritchie as they try and win over judges Tai Shan Schierenberg, Kate Bryan and Kathleen Soriano.

Wed 26th July

Jools Holland: The Lumineers

Jools Holland introduces a diverse mix of new musical talent and artists. Featuring performances by; Underworld, Savages, Marlon Williams, Beverley Knight and Rationale.

Wed 26th July

Jethro Tull Plays Avo Session

Formed in 1968 the music of Jethro Tull is marked by the distinctive vocal style and lead flute work of front man Ian Anderson. Initially playing blues rock with an experimental flavour, they have, over the years, incorporated elements of classical, folk and ethnic music, jazz and art rock. With 60 million albums sold and over 2500 concerts played in 40 countries, the band continue to record and perform, typically 100 shows to around 300,000 people each year throughout all the major rock and roll territories of the world. In this session they play their most popular songs including the mega hit Locomotive Breath.

Wed 26th July

Raising The Curtain

The Australian voice in our modern theatre is loud and clear, but it took 150 years to escape the vision and accents of the British Empire. This episode looks at the struggles to determine our identity through theatre and how censorship and restrictions were overcome in the 60s and 70s.

Wed 26th July

Jazz

Speakeasies, flappers, and easy money. The story of jazz becomes a tale of two great cities, Chicago and New York and of two artists whose lives and music will span three-quarters of a century, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington.

Wed 26th July

Rococo: Travel, Pleasure, Madness

Waldemar looks at the pursuit of pleasure in the rococo age, to which a huge amount of cultural energy was devoted. For the first time in history, pleasure and happiness were seen as unalienable human rights that everyone was free to pursue and is reflected so poignantly in the art of Boucher, Watteau, Gainsborough and Tiepolo. In its boundless search for delight it often went too far, but, put crudely, rococo art stopped tasting like medicine and started tasting like cakes.

Wed 26th July

The 2017 Helpmann Awards

Live from the Capitol Theatre, the 2017 Helpmann Awards are the premier celebration of Australia's vibrant live performance industry and recognise distinguished achievement and excellence in Australia's live performance sectors.

Wed 26th July

Portrait Artist Of The Year

In this heat, nine new artists tackle the portraits of actors James Norton and Lesley Manville and musician Raleigh Ritchie as they try and win over judges Tai Shan Schierenberg, Kate Bryan and Kathleen Soriano.

Wed 26th July

Classical Destinations

Smetana serenaded its river; Dvorak started out as a dance band fiddler; Mozart enjoyed his greatest successes here. We visit the Old Town, where Simon Callow reminisces about filming Amadeus in its beautifully preserved streets.

Wed 26th July

Orchestre National de Jazz: EuropaBerlin

Jazz. 2015. Olivier Benoit: direction, composition, guitar. Sylvain Daniel: bass. Jean Dousteyssier: clarinets, saxophone. Alexandra Grimal: saxophones. Hugues Mayot: saxophones, clarinets. Fabrice Martinez: trumpet, saxhorn.

Wed 26th July

Noon

Haj Youssef & Les Musiciens

Jazz. 2015. Jasser Haj Youssef: violin, viola d'amore. Marc Buronfosse: double bass. Keyvan Chemirani: percussion. Pablo Gutierrez Ruiz, Berenice Lavigne: violins. Joel Oechslin: viola. Frederic Baldassare: cello.

Wed 26th July

Dialogue Between Generations

Jazz. 2015. Dialogue between generations. Marcel Khalife: vocal, oud. Rami Khalife: piano, vocal, keyboard. Bachar Khalife: percussion, vocal, electronic keyboard.

Wed 26th July

Intermezzo

Mezzo brings you the latest in classical music, opera, ballet and jazz from the world's most prestigious concert halls and festivals.

Wed 26th July

The Book Show: Jon Ronson

A-list authors and big-name guests discuss their favourite reads and their own works. The series features interviews with leading authors and well known guests; it covers topical literary news such as the trend for vampire fiction, the phenomenon of atheist books, the demise of paper books, and authors' working environments. Also included is entertainment, either music inspired by literature or performance poetry. This episode features guests India Knight and Lionel Shriver.

Wed 26th July

Behind The Artist: Rembrandt

A collection of portraits of some of the greatest artists including painters, architects, sculptors and photographers, along with their masterpieces as you've never seen them before. Everyone knows their names, they are among the most inventive artists of their generation. But behind the legends, who are they? Ambiguous personalities, each with their own controversial style, they broke all the codes. Famous the world over for their works, they each reflect their respective era. Through expert interviews, each episode takes us behind the scenes of a major exhibition to discover how, for example, Roy Lichtenstein invented a new artistic movement from nothing, or how Le Corbusier became a lasting influence on successive generations of architects. A fascinating documentary series which takes us inside the world of the artist to understand his work, revealing the secrets of the creative process.

Wed 26th July

Silver Screen Stars: Jean Harlow

We celebrate the lives of those who soared the highest. From Doris Day to Errol Flynn, we uncover what drove them and why the world loved them. Contributions from contemporary commentators and current Hollywood glitterati will bring each icon's legacy up to date as we relive their most magical motion picture moments and explore the personalities behind the names.

Wed 26th July

Evening

Classical Destinations

The young JS Bach's career path though eastern Germany from his birthplace in Eisenach to Arnstadt and Weimar. In the Wartburg castle we learn about Martin Luther and the birth of the Reformation.

Wed 26th July

The Jonathan Ross Show

Jonathan Ross interviews celebrity guests, with musical performances by A-list artists. In this episode guests include: Sigourney Weaver, Martin Clunes, Thierry Henry, Tracey Emin and Kanye West.

Wed 26th July

Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter

The Hollywood Reporter holds round-table discussions with Oscar and Emmy nominees. Sitting in this episode: Denzel Washington, Mel Gibson, Mira Nair, Damien Chazelle, Oliver Stone and Barry Jenkins.

Wed 26th July

Hollywood Singing & Dancing

Musicals came roaring back in the 2000s starting with Moulin Rouge and carrying on with Chicago, Dreamgirls and Hairspray. It seems the musical is once again geared to take a new generation under its wing and soar to new heights!

Wed 26th July

The Judy Garland Show

Judy Garland starred in her own variety show and was joined each week by many of the top stars of the time.

Wed 26th July

Thomas Dybdahl: Live at Europavox

Norwegian folk musician Thomas Dybdahl skillfully combines folk and soul in his repertoire in front of a packed crowd at the Europavox Festival.

Wed 26th July

Jools Holland: Elton John

Jools Holland introduces a diverse mix of new musical talent and artists. Featuring performances by; Bloc Party, Spring King, Corinne Bailey Rae, Basia Bulat and Kronos Quartet.

Thu 27th July

Morning

Meat Loaf: The Guilty Pleasure Tour

Recorded live in Sydney, Meat Loaf performs his greatest hits in an unforgettable concert showcasing the legendary 70s rocker dominating the stage, blasting out his iconic hits such as Bat Out Of Hell, You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night) and Paradise By The Dashboard Light. In front of a sold out and wildly passionate crowd, Meat Loaf proves why his multi-platinum hits have shadowed the charts for over 40 years.

Thu 27th July

Raising The Curtain

The age of contemporary Australian theatre is the age of iconoclastic directors and actors embracing the shock of the new. From 1970 to today Australian theatre has embraced the new and avant-garde, and here guests discuss the similarities it now holds to circus and vaudeville along with the ongoing success our latest works have had around the world.

Thu 27th July

This Is Opera: Turandot

Two European will be the unrivalled setting to tell a love story set in Imperial China. Yet, this opera is much more than a simple love story. Ramon Gener will take us through Milan and Munich to understand why this huge success of Puccini's also became his great failure.

Thu 27th July

Jazz

As the stock market continues to soar, jazz is everywhere in America, and now, for the first time soloists and singers take centre stage, transforming the music with their distinctive voices and stories they have to tell.

Thu 27th July

Jazz

In 1929, America enters a decade of economic desperation, as the Stock Market collapses and the Great Depression begins. Factories fall silent, farms fall into decay, and a quarter of the nation's workforce is jobless. In these dark times, jazz is called upon to lift the spirits of a frightened country, and finds itself poised for a decade of explosive growth.

Thu 27th July

Jazz

As the Great Depression drags on, jazz comes as close as it has ever come to being America's popular music, providing entertainment and escape for a people down on their luck. It has a new name now - Swing - and for millions of young fans, it will be the defining music of their generation.

Thu 27th July

Hollywood Singing & Dancing

Musicals came roaring back in the 2000s starting with Moulin Rouge and carrying on with Chicago, Dreamgirls and Hairspray. It seems the musical is once again geared to take a new generation under its wing and soar to new heights!

Thu 27th July

The Judy Garland Show

Judy Garland starred in her own variety show and was joined each week by many of the top stars of the time.

Thu 27th July

Thomas Dybdahl: Live at Europavox

Norwegian folk musician Thomas Dybdahl skillfully combines folk and soul in his repertoire in front of a packed crowd at the Europavox Festival.

Thu 27th July

Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter

The Hollywood Reporter holds round-table discussions with Oscar and Emmy nominees. Sitting in this episode: Denzel Washington, Mel Gibson, Mira Nair, Damien Chazelle, Oliver Stone and Barry Jenkins.

Thu 27th July

Classical Destinations

The young JS Bach's career path though eastern Germany from his birthplace in Eisenach to Arnstadt and Weimar. In the Wartburg castle we learn about Martin Luther and the birth of the Reformation.

Thu 27th July

Chaliapin Gala In Kazan

Classical Concert. 2013. Valery Gergiev and Renat Salavato. Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, Verdi, Donizetti, Massenet, Glinka, Gounod, Bizet, Puccini, Rachmaninov, Rossini. Recorded at the Tartar State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre.

Thu 27th July

Noon

Debussy & Chopin at La Grange de Meslay

Classical Concert. 2014. Nelson Freire (piano). Debussy, Chopin, Gluck/Sgambati, Albeniz/Godowsky, Villa Lobos. Recorded at the Grande de Meslay.

Thu 27th July

Intermezzo

Mezzo brings you the latest in classical music, opera, ballet and jazz from the world's most prestigious concert halls and festivals.

Thu 27th July

The Book Show: Hugh Dennis

A-list authors and big-name guests discuss their favourite reads and their own works. The series features interviews with leading authors and well known guests; it covers topical literary news such as the trend for vampire fiction, the phenomenon of atheist books, the demise of paper books, and authors' working environments. Also included is entertainment, either music inspired by literature or performance poetry. This episode features guests John Banville and Audrey Niffenegger.

Thu 27th July

Behind The Artist: Sade

A collection of portraits of some of the greatest artists including painters, architects, sculptors and photographers, along with their masterpieces as you've never seen them before. Everyone knows their names, they are among the most inventive artists of their generation. But behind the legends, who are they? Ambiguous personalities, each with their own controversial style, they broke all the codes. Famous the world over for their works, they each reflect their respective era. Through expert interviews, each episode takes us behind the scenes of a major exhibition to discover how, for example, Roy Lichtenstein invented a new artistic movement from nothing, or how Le Corbusier became a lasting influence on successive generations of architects. A fascinating documentary series which takes us inside the world of the artist to understand his work, revealing the secrets of the creative process.

Thu 27th July

Silver Screen Stars: Lee Marvin

We celebrate the lives of those who soared the highest. From Doris Day to Errol Flynn, we uncover what drove them and why the world loved them. Contributions from contemporary commentators and current Hollywood glitterati will bring each icon's legacy up to date as we relive their most magical motion picture moments and explore the personalities behind the names.

Thu 27th July

Evening

Classical Destinations

The careers of Bach and Mendelssohn reached their height in Leipzig. Niki performs part of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto, and we visit the publishers Schott in the city of Mainz to learn the craft of music engraving and look at the original manuscript of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.

Thu 27th July

The Jonathan Ross Show

Jonathan Ross interviews celebrity guests, with musical performances by A-list artists. In this episode, guests include Damian Lewis and Bryan Ferry.

Thu 27th July

The Great Songwriters

Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe winning singer Carly Simon invites film-makers into her home to discuss her fascinating life, work and approach to songwriting, giving original performances of four songs.

Thu 27th July

Songbook: Bernard Sumner

Joy Division and New Order founder Bernard Sumner discusses the inspiration for a number of his songs, and performs a short set.

Thu 27th July

Soundstage: Dave Matthews Band

Dave Matthews Band, touring to support their no.1 album Stand Up, were filmed in 2005 at Colorado's visually impressive Red Rocks Amphitheatre. In addition to songs from that album, they perform many of the hits that made them a household name. Trey Anastasio, formerly of the band Phish, joins Dave Matthews onstage for the performance.

Thu 27th July

Live From Abbey Road Classics

Tracks from Ed Sheeran and Damien Rice feature in the show that takes a look back at the cream of the live performances recorded for the music series.

Thu 27th July

Berlin Live

The best contemporary musicians perform regularly in front of an invited audience.

Fri 28th July

Morning

Jools Holland: Iggy Pop

Jools Holland introduces a diverse mix of new musical talent and artists. Featuring performances by; Lou Doillon, Protoje, Graham Nash, Blossoms and Margo Price.

Fri 28th July

David Gilmour: Remember That Night

David Gilmour, the voice and guitar of Pink Floyd, performs live at The Royal Albert Hall. Performing hits from album On An Island and a selection of hits from throughout Pink Floyd's 40 year career, David Gilmour is joined on stage by Pink Floyd keyboardist Richard Wright, Pink Floyd's Dick Parry on sax, Phil Manzanera from Roxy Music, Pink Floyd contributors Guy Pratt and Jon Carin, drummer Steve DiStanislao and Robert Wyatt. Special guests are David Crosby and Graham Nash as well as David Bowie.

Fri 28th July

John James Audubon: Drawn From Nature

A profile of naturalist John James Audubon (1785-1851), whose influential Birds of America featured portraits of 435 birds; and whose name, in the early 1900s, would be used by a group of bird lovers who formed the National Audubon Society and hoped to stop the killings of birds for their plumes. This documentary explores Audubon's personal and public lives, which includes being jailed for bankruptcy and dining at the White House. Included: excerpts of letters he wrote to his wife.

Fri 28th July

This Is Opera: La Traviata

Paris will be the backdrop for this episode. Out on its streets, writer and journalist Boris Izaguirre will talk to people who will tell about their experiences with love and how it has transformed their lives. Izaguirre will talk about desire and destiny, two of the recurring themes in Verdi's operas and the basis upon which all melodrama is elaborated.

Fri 28th July

This Is Opera: Bel Canto

Discover why Bel Canto awakens so many emotions and why it is a favourite for lovers of opera. Ramon Gener, heads to the rehearsal space for the gospel group Messengers to understand what rhythm, harmony and melody are, the three basic elements in music.

Fri 28th July

Jazz

As the 1930s come to a close, Swingmania is still going strong, but some fans are saying success has made the music too predictable. Their ears are tuned to a new sound - pulsing, stomping, suffused with the blues. It's the Kansas City sound of Count Basie's band and it quickly reignites the spirit of Swing.

Fri 28th July

Songbook: Bernard Sumner

Joy Division and New Order founder Bernard Sumner discusses the inspiration for a number of his songs, and performs a short set.

Fri 28th July

Soundstage: Dave Matthews Band

Dave Matthews Band, touring to support their no.1 album Stand Up, were filmed in 2005 at Colorado's visually impressive Red Rocks Amphitheatre. In addition to songs from that album, they perform many of the hits that made them a household name. Trey Anastasio, formerly of the band Phish, joins Dave Matthews onstage for the performance.

Fri 28th July

Live From Abbey Road Classics

Tracks from Ed Sheeran and Damien Rice feature in the show that takes a look back at the cream of the live performances recorded for the music series.

Fri 28th July

Berlin Live

The best contemporary musicians perform regularly in front of an invited audience.

Fri 28th July

The Great Songwriters

Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe winning singer Carly Simon invites film-makers into her home to discuss her fascinating life, work and approach to songwriting, giving original performances of four songs.

Fri 28th July

Classical Destinations

The careers of Bach and Mendelssohn reached their height in Leipzig. Niki performs part of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto, and we visit the publishers Schott in the city of Mainz to learn the craft of music engraving and look at the original manuscript of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.

Fri 28th July

Hercules by Handel at the Paris Opera

Opera. 2005. Hercules, by Georg Friedrich Handel, Les Arts Florissants, William Christie, William Shimell (Hercules), Joyce DiDonato (Dejanira), Toby Spence (Hyllus), Ingela Bohlin (Iole). Recorded at the Paris Opera.

Fri 28th July

Noon

Intermezzo

Mezzo brings you the latest in classical music, opera, ballet and jazz from the world's most prestigious concert halls and festivals.

Fri 28th July

The Book Show: Carl Bernstein

A-list authors and big-name guests discuss their favourite reads and their own works. The series features interviews with leading authors and well known guests; it covers topical literary news such as the trend for vampire fiction, the phenomenon of atheist books, the demise of paper books, and authors' working environments. Also included is entertainment, either music inspired by literature or performance poetry. This episode features guests; Colum McCann, Edna O'Brien and performance by Chrysta Bell.

Fri 28th July

Behind The Artist: Art & Comics

A collection of portraits of some of the greatest artists including painters, architects, sculptors and photographers, along with their masterpieces as you've never seen them before. Everyone knows their names, they are among the most inventive artists of their generation. But behind the legends, who are they? Ambiguous personalities, each with their own controversial style, they broke all the codes. Famous the world over for their works, they each reflect their respective era. Through expert interviews, each episode takes us behind the scenes of a major exhibition to discover how, for example, Roy Lichtenstein invented a new artistic movement from nothing, or how Le Corbusier became a lasting influence on successive generations of architects. A fascinating documentary series which takes us inside the world of the artist to understand his work, revealing the secrets of the creative process.

Fri 28th July

Silver Screen Stars: Anthony Quinn

We celebrate the lives of those who soared the highest. From Doris Day to Errol Flynn, we uncover what drove them and why the world loved them. Contributions from contemporary commentators and current Hollywood glitterati will bring each icon's legacy up to date as we relive their most magical motion picture moments and explore the personalities behind the names.

Fri 28th July

Evening

Classical Destinations

Niki exchanges her violin bow for a baton to conduct the Blue Danube with a virtual orchestra.

Fri 28th July

The Jonathan Ross Show

Jonathan Ross interviews celebrity guests, with musical performances by A-list artists. In this episode, guests include: Liz Hurley, Russell Crowe, Lily James, David Mitchell and Chic.

Fri 28th July

Celtic Thunder: Voyage

This program takes a journey through the varying styles of Celtic and Irish music, from old and traditional standards to more contemporary, modern Irish songs.

Fri 28th July

Andre Rieu: Live in Maastricht IV

Under the Maastricht midsummer skies, Andre Rieu returns to his home city for his annual concerts in the main Square. With special guest soprano Mirusia Louwerse as well as solo performers from South Africa he met, it is set to be a magical event.

Fri 28th July

Tina Turner: Live In Holland

The eight-time Grammy Award winner, Queen of Rock 'n' Roll Tina Turner, performs to a crowd of 35,000 in Arnhem, Holland, giving sensational renditions of her best-known hits including Steamy Windows, Private Dancer, What's Love Got To Do With It and Goldeneye.

Sat 29th July

Morning

Celtic Thunder: Voyage

This program takes a journey through the varying styles of Celtic and Irish music, from old and traditional standards to more contemporary, modern Irish songs.

Sat 29th July

Jimi Hendrix: On The Dick Cavett Show

The complete collection of Jimi Hendrix's celebrated appearances on The Dick Cavett Show. Featuring Jimi's first US television debut along with the complete live performances of Izabella, Machine Gun and Hear My Train A Comin'.

Sat 29th July

The Devil We Know

Where does the familiar image of the Devil come from? What does it mean? And why are we both attracted and repulsed by it? From the Bible to Rock'n'Roll and the internet, this engaging new documentary sheds new light on the Prince of Darkness through his manifestations in the arts and popular culture. Walking a tightrope between religion and popular culture, with the Devil as the principal character, we meet experts in theology, art, culture and music whose research has brought them literally face-to-face with the Prince of Darkness.

Sat 29th July

Discovery with Richard Gill

Acclaimed conductor Richard Gill uncovers the genius of these great men with his 'plain-English' dissection of four of their most-loved symphonies. Their rhythms, their melodies, their inspiration, their dedication, their humour and their absolute mastery of composition - you always knew you loved the music, now you can discover just how imaginative, miraculous and profound it really is.

Sat 29th July

Discovery with Richard Gill

Acclaimed conductor Richard Gill uncovers the genius of these great men with his 'plain-English' dissection of four of their most-loved symphonies. Their rhythms, their melodies, their inspiration, their dedication, their humour and their absolute mastery of composition - you always knew you loved the music, now you can discover just how imaginative, miraculous and profound it really is.

Sat 29th July

Discovery with Richard Gill

Acclaimed conductor Richard Gill uncovers the genius of these great men with his 'plain-English' dissection of four of their most-loved symphonies. Their rhythms, their melodies, their inspiration, their dedication, their humour and their absolute mastery of composition - you always knew you loved the music, now you can discover just how imaginative, miraculous and profound it really is.

Sat 29th July

Discovery with Richard Gill

Acclaimed conductor Richard Gill uncovers the genius of these great men with his 'plain-English' dissection of four of their most-loved symphonies. Their rhythms, their melodies, their inspiration, their dedication, their humour and their absolute mastery of composition - you always knew you loved the music, now you can discover just how imaginative, miraculous and profound it really is.

Sat 29th July

This Is Opera: Rusalka

Rusalka is based on the Hans Christian Andersen story, The Little Mermaid. Is Rusalka a metaphor for racism or is it simply an exaltation of difference. Those and many other questions will be answered by guest Elsa Punset with Ramon Gener.

Sat 29th July

All in the Best Possible Taste

Grayson Perry explores British tastes, using his discoveries as inspiration for works of art. In this episode, he meets the upper class and unveils his tapestries.

Sat 29th July

Great Scots: Writers Who Shaped A Nation

As Scotland stands on the brink of a momentous decision on its independence from the rest of the UK, Andrew Marr explores the writers who have reflected, defined and challenged Scottish national identity over the past 300 years. He begins with 18th-century Edinburgh-born lawyer, diarist, and author James Boswell, a man torn between patriotic duty at home and a desire for fame and adventure elsewhere, and whose biography of Samuel Johnson was a landmark in the development of the genre. The broadcaster retraces Boswell's journey from his privileged and austere childhood in Ayrshire to the vibrant streets of London and on to the wilderness of the Western Isles.

Sat 29th July

The Mysteries Of The Tarot Of Marseille

This is a documentary about the most enigmatic game of cards of all time. The Tarot of Marseille is known today as the fortune teller's favourite game of cards. Owing to the strange figures that adorn them, for centuries these cards have exerted a strong power of fascination. What do they mean? Who created them and for what purpose?

Sat 29th July

The Art of Germany

Andrew Graham-Dixon concludes his exploration of German art by investigating the dark and difficult times of the 20th century. Dominating the landscape is the figure of Adolf Hitler - failed artist, would-be architect and obsessed with the aesthetics of his 1000-year Reich. In a series of extraordinary building projects and exhibitions, Hitler waged a propaganda war against every kind of modern art as a prelude to unleashing total war on the whole of Europe. After the war the shadow of the Third Reich persisted, Germany remained divided and traumatised. How would artists deal with a past that everybody wanted to forget? From the work of Otto Dix and George Grosz and the age of the Bauhaus to the post-war painters Georg Baselitz, Hilla Becher and the conceptual artist Joseph Beuys is a long strange journey, but the signs are there that art has a place at the heart of the new reunited Germany.

Sat 29th July

The Art of Gothic

Andrew Graham-Dixon concludes his examination of England's Gothic Revival, focusing on the emergence of a new gothic fantasy horror following the outbreak of WWI. He considers how gothic language came to make sense of the modern world - from Karl Marx's description of 'vampiric' capitalism, to author Joseph Conrad's dark vision of imperialism, and TS Eliot's critique of British society in his poem The Waste Land.

Sat 29th July

Art Detectives

A controversial painting, kept away from public view, is believed to be William III and the Pope - these two characters in one picture would be guaranteed to rouse the passions on both sides of the sectarian divide.

Sat 29th July

Noon

Celtic Thunder: Voyage

This program takes a journey through the varying styles of Celtic and Irish music, from old and traditional standards to more contemporary, modern Irish songs.

Sat 29th July

The 2017 Helpmann Awards

Live from the Capitol Theatre, the 2017 Helpmann Awards are the premier celebration of Australia's vibrant live performance industry and recognise distinguished achievement and excellence in Australia's live performance sectors.

Sat 29th July

Andre Rieu: Live in Maastricht IV

Under the Maastricht midsummer skies, Andre Rieu returns to his home city for his annual concerts in the main Square. With special guest soprano Mirusia Louwerse as well as solo performers from South Africa he met, it is set to be a magical event.

Sat 29th July

Evening

The Great Songwriters

Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe winning singer Carly Simon invites film-makers into her home to discuss her fascinating life, work and approach to songwriting, giving original performances of four songs.

Sat 29th July

Rock Legends: Eagles

With five number one singles, 14 top 40 hits, and four number one albums, the Eagles were among the most successful recording artists of the 1970s.

Sat 29th July

Dolly Parton: Song By Song

Originally released by Dolly in 1974 on the album titled I Will Always Love You, she wrote the track in 1973 for her one-time partner and mentor Porter Wagoner, from whom she was separating professionally at the time. She recorded it on June 13, 1973. This first version reached number one on the Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart becoming one of the best-selling singles of 1974. Around the time the song reached number one on the country charts, Elvis Presley indicated that he wanted to cover the song. However, Presley's manager, Colonel Tom Parker, told her that it was standard procedure for the songwriter to sign over half of the publishing rights to any song Elvis recorded. Ms Parton declined and that decision is credited with helping to make her many millions of dollars in royalties from the song over the years and recognised as a savvy, smart business woman. She later re-recorded the song in 1982, when it was included on the soundtrack of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Author Curtis W. Ellison stated that the song "speaks about the breakup of a relationship between a man and a woman that does not descend into unremitting domestic turmoil, but instead envisions parting with respect - because of the initiative of the woman." After being re-released in 1982, the track once again peaked at number one on Hot Country Songs, making Ms Parton the first artist ever to earn a number one record twice with the same song.

Sat 29th July

A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen

MusiCares was established in 1989 by the Recording Academy to provide a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need, through innovative programs and services. In February 2013, Bruce Springsteen was honoured as the 2013 MusiCares Person Of The Year. This recording brings together a stellar list of other artists paying tribute to Bruce and his music performing many of the songs he wrote throughout his illustrious career, as well as Bruce himself and the E Street Band performing new songs and a few favourites.

Sat 29th July

Passenger: Live At The Hammersmith

Following the worldwide success of the single Let Her Go, music fans around the world have embraced the folk inspired pop songs, stories and charm of Passenger, the singer-songwriter also known as Mike Rosenberg. This concert captures Passenger's magnetic and dynamic solo performance at London's Hammersmith Apollo in December 2014 at the end of his hugely successful Whispers tour. As well as Let Her Go, tracks include Whispers, 27, Scare Away the Dark and Riding to New York.

Sun 30th July

Morning

Le Concert De Paris 2014

At the foot of the Eiffel Tower, just before the traditional fireworks, the National Orchestra of France, the choir and the Radio France choir have gathered to interpret the theme War and Peace, under the direction of Daniele Gatti. For several centuries, the greatest composers have used this theme to create great masterpieces. Featuring in this concert is Alexander Nevsky by Prokofiev and Die Walkure by Wagner.

Sun 30th July

Jeff Koons: Beyond Heaven

Liberally sprinkled with extensive interviews from Koons himself and a tour of his Manhattan studio, this documentary will give even the most sceptical viewer a new appreciation of the exhaustive craftsmanship that goes into producing Koons' multi-million-dollar pieces.

Sun 30th July

Memory Palace

If you could keep only one memory, what would it be? This is the question posed by a landmark exhibition at Londons Victoria and Albert Museum. Follow the artists creating the immersive exhibition experience. Presented by the author Hari Kunzru, whose novel Memory Palace inspired the exhibition; the film is a pioneering collaboration between the visual arts, literature and television. Visually arresting, challenging and entertaining.

Sun 30th July

This Is Opera: La Boheme

At the height of his career, Puccini wrote this song to life, friendship and love. To illustrate it, we'll travel to bohemian Paris and enter some of its most characteristic locales such as the century-old bookshop Shakespeare & Co, which in its day was a meeting place for budding writers and even a curious home to some of them.

Sun 30th July

This Is Opera: Carmen

The most frequently staged and the most popular French opera of all time, it is a story of love, passion and death. It is also the legend of the liberated and independent woman par excellence. In this episode, we analyse the role of the emancipated woman throughout history.

Sun 30th July

Jazz

This series presents the history of America's greatest original art form. More than music history, the film raises questions central to twentieth century life, both in America and throughout the world about the universality of experience.

Sun 30th July

Passenger: Live At The Hammersmith

Following the worldwide success of the single Let Her Go, music fans around the world have embraced the folk inspired pop songs, stories and charm of Passenger, the singer-songwriter also known as Mike Rosenberg. This concert captures Passenger's magnetic and dynamic solo performance at London's Hammersmith Apollo in December 2014 at the end of his hugely successful Whispers tour. As well as Let Her Go, tracks include Whispers, 27, Scare Away the Dark and Riding to New York.

Sun 30th July

The Great Songwriters

Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe winning singer Carly Simon invites film-makers into her home to discuss her fascinating life, work and approach to songwriting, giving original performances of four songs.

Sun 30th July

Rock Legends: Eagles

With five number one singles, 14 top 40 hits, and four number one albums, the Eagles were among the most successful recording artists of the 1970s.

Sun 30th July

Dolly Parton: Song By Song

Originally released by Dolly in 1974 on the album titled I Will Always Love You, she wrote the track in 1973 for her one-time partner and mentor Porter Wagoner, from whom she was separating professionally at the time. She recorded it on June 13, 1973. This first version reached number one on the Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart becoming one of the best-selling singles of 1974. Around the time the song reached number one on the country charts, Elvis Presley indicated that he wanted to cover the song. However, Presley's manager, Colonel Tom Parker, told her that it was standard procedure for the songwriter to sign over half of the publishing rights to any song Elvis recorded. Ms Parton declined and that decision is credited with helping to make her many millions of dollars in royalties from the song over the years and recognised as a savvy, smart business woman. She later re-recorded the song in 1982, when it was included on the soundtrack of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Author Curtis W. Ellison stated that the song "speaks about the breakup of a relationship between a man and a woman that does not descend into unremitting domestic turmoil, but instead envisions parting with respect - because of the initiative of the woman." After being re-released in 1982, the track once again peaked at number one on Hot Country Songs, making Ms Parton the first artist ever to earn a number one record twice with the same song.

Sun 30th July

A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen

MusiCares was established in 1989 by the Recording Academy to provide a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need, through innovative programs and services. In February 2013, Bruce Springsteen was honoured as the 2013 MusiCares Person Of The Year. This recording brings together a stellar list of other artists paying tribute to Bruce and his music performing many of the songs he wrote throughout his illustrious career, as well as Bruce himself and the E Street Band performing new songs and a few favourites.

Sun 30th July

The Judy Garland Show

Judy Garland starred in her own variety show and was joined each week by many of the top stars of the time.

Sun 30th July

Noon

Thomas Dybdahl: Live at Europavox

Norwegian folk musician Thomas Dybdahl skillfully combines folk and soul in his repertoire in front of a packed crowd at the Europavox Festival.

Sun 30th July

Calamity Jane

The story of Calamity Jane, her saloon, and her romance with Wild Bill Hickok.

Sun 30th July

The 2017 Helpmann Awards

Live from the Capitol Theatre, the 2017 Helpmann Awards are the premier celebration of Australia's vibrant live performance industry and recognise distinguished achievement and excellence in Australia's live performance sectors.

Sun 30th July

Evening

Portrait Artist Of The Year

In this heat, nine new artists tackle the portraits of actors James Norton and Lesley Manville and musician Raleigh Ritchie as they try and win over judges Tai Shan Schierenberg, Kate Bryan and Kathleen Soriano.

Sun 30th July

Sunday Night at the Palladium

Host Jimmy Carr is joined by Nicole Scherzinger, Kaiser Chiefs, Tommy Tiernan, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, and phenomenal Japanese speciality act Enra. There is also a preview of Andrew Lloyd-Webber musical Cats.

Sun 30th July

Last Night Of The Proms 2014: Part II

Sakari Oramo directs his first Last Night, joined by star Dutch violinist Janine Jansen. The late John Tavener is payed tribute to with his touching Song for Athene, and marks the 50th anniversary of the film Mary Poppins with a singalong medley. Arnold's Peterloo overture receives its first performance in a new choral version with lyrics by Sir Tim Rice. The nautical flavour of Ansell's Plymouth Hoe forms an upbeat to the traditional Last Night favourites, led by baritone Roderick Williams.

Sun 30th July

Europakonzert From Athens 2015

Every year since 1991 the Berliner Philharmoniker have given a concert on May 1st in a different European city to commemorate the anniversary of the orchestra's founding in 1882 and to celebrate the common heritage of the Old World. In 2015 the Europakonzert takes place for the second time after 2004 in Athens. Rossini: Overture to Semiramide, Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47, Schumann: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 97, "Rhenish". Conducted by Sir Simon Rattle.

Sun 30th July

Sunday Night at the Palladium

Host Jimmy Carr is joined by Nicole Scherzinger, Kaiser Chiefs, Tommy Tiernan, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, and phenomenal Japanese speciality act Enra. There is also a preview of Andrew Lloyd-Webber musical Cats.

Mon 31st July

Morning

Jools Holland: Bonnie Raitt

Jools Holland introduces a diverse mix of new musical talent and artists. Featuring performances by; Zucchero, Nao, Ballake Sissoko and Vincent Segal, The Last Shadow Puppets, Dinosaur Jr.

Mon 31st July

Rubens: An Extra Large Story

Flemish baroque artist Peter Paul Rubens painted vast and grandiose works that are full of drama, tragedy, fantastical celestial scenery and full-figured women. His canvases and murals adorned the walls and ceilings of Europe's grandest palaces, but his work appears to be too much for modern sensibilities and he has fallen out of favour. In this programme, Waldemar Januszczak attempts to correct the misconceptions that have arisen about Rubens, looking in detail at his life and re-evaluating his work.

Mon 31st July

Journey Into The Dark Ages

Ken Follett travels across Europe to examine the impact of the bubonic plague in the 14th century, which arrived in Italy in 1347 and went on to kill tens of millions across the continent. He uncovers the fate of two sisters on an English farm, a priest in Winchester and a doctor in Florence, and explores how Europe underwent a radical transformation as a result of the outbreak.

Mon 31st July

This Is Opera: The Ring Cycle

Ramon Gener travels to Bayreuth, the hometown of Wagner where he looks at Der Ring des Nibelungen. Gener will also attend a musical experiment in car scrapping, talk with musicologist and pianist Stefan Mickisch.

Mon 31st July

Classical Destinations

The great city of light and love is the perfect backdrop to the life, music and times of Claude Debussy. Simon shows us the highlights of this sensational city. We then travel west, just outside of Paris to the historic village of Montfort l Amaury where the pioneering French composer Maurice Ravel lived and worked for the last sixteen years of his life. The principal players of the Australian Chamber Orchestra perform Debussy's String Quartet Opus 10.

Mon 31st July

Portrait Artist Of The Year

The three remaining artists prepare for a tense final at the National Portrait Gallery in London, where they have just four hours to capture the likeness of Lord of the Rings and X-Men star Ian McKellen. Tai Shan Schierenberg, Kate Bryan and Kathleen Soriano judge the contestants on their final timed portrait, as well as on a painting of a mystery high-profile figure they were asked to complete following the semi-final. Who will win the coveted 10,000 pounds commission to paint actor Alan Cumming for the Scottish National Portrait Gallery?

Mon 31st July

This Is Opera: Rigoletto

Rigoletto is not just the story of a curse. It's also a story of oppressors and the oppressed. To bring to light Rigoletto and its symbols, Ramon Gener travels to the island of Menorca in the middle of the Mediterranean to talk with one of the most famous Rigolettos of all time: Joan Pons, a Menorcan by birth, who has sung in the best opera houses in the world.

Mon 31st July

This Is Opera: Der Freischutz

Ramon Gener roams the picturesque village of Aichach in the federal state of Bavaria in order to talk about one of romanticism's first operas, The Freeshooter by Karl Maria Von Weber. Gener chats with the director of the Aichach Museum, with the winner of the local shooting contest and with journalist Pepe Rodriguez who tells about the devil, one of the key characters in this story.

Mon 31st July

Last Night Of The Proms 2014: Part II

Sakari Oramo directs his first Last Night, joined by star Dutch violinist Janine Jansen. The late John Tavener is payed tribute to with his touching Song for Athene, and marks the 50th anniversary of the film Mary Poppins with a singalong medley. Arnold's Peterloo overture receives its first performance in a new choral version with lyrics by Sir Tim Rice. The nautical flavour of Ansell's Plymouth Hoe forms an upbeat to the traditional Last Night favourites, led by baritone Roderick Williams.

Mon 31st July

Sunday Night at the Palladium

Host Jimmy Carr is joined by Nicole Scherzinger, Kaiser Chiefs, Tommy Tiernan, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, and phenomenal Japanese speciality act Enra. There is also a preview of Andrew Lloyd-Webber musical Cats.

Mon 31st July

Classical Destinations

Niki exchanges her violin bow for a baton to conduct the Blue Danube with a virtual orchestra.

Mon 31st July

New Orleans Night with Wynton Marsalis

Jazz. 2015. New Orleans Night at Jazz in Marciac, with Wynton Marsalis (trumpet), Walter Blanding (saxophone), Victor Goines (saxophone). Preservation Hall Jazz Band: Charlie Gabriel (clarinet,vocal) ,Clinton Maedgen (saxophone, vocal).

Mon 31st July

Noon

Boubacar Traore In Paris

Jazz. 2015. Paris Jazz Festival. Boubacar Traore (guitar, vocal), Vincent Bucher (harmonica), Babah Kone (calabash). Recorded at the Parc Floral de Vincennes.

Mon 31st July

InterMezzo in Vincennes

Jazz. 2013. JJ Milteau (harmonicas), Manu Galvin (guitar), Ronald Smyth (vocal), Michael Robinson (vocal), Eric Lafont (drums), Gilles Michel (bass), Guest Mathis (Haug). Recorded at the Parc Floral de Vincennes.

Mon 31st July

Intermezzo

Mezzo brings you the latest in classical music, opera, ballet and jazz from the world's most prestigious concert halls and festivals.

Mon 31st July

The Book Show: Carl Bernstein

A-list authors and big-name guests discuss their favourite reads and their own works. The series features interviews with leading authors and well known guests; it covers topical literary news such as the trend for vampire fiction, the phenomenon of atheist books, the demise of paper books, and authors' working environments. Also included is entertainment, either music inspired by literature or performance poetry. This episode features guests; Colum McCann, Edna O'Brien and performance by Chrysta Bell.

Mon 31st July

Behind The Artist: Velazquez

A collection of portraits of some of the greatest artists including painters, architects, sculptors and photographers, along with their masterpieces as you've never seen them before. Everyone knows their names, they are among the most inventive artists of their generation. But behind the legends, who are they? Ambiguous personalities, each with their own controversial style, they broke all the codes. Famous the world over for their works, they each reflect their respective era. Through expert interviews, each episode takes us behind the scenes of a major exhibition to discover how, for example, Roy Lichtenstein invented a new artistic movement from nothing, or how Le Corbusier became a lasting influence on successive generations of architects. A fascinating documentary series which takes us inside the world of the artist to understand his work, revealing the secrets of the creative process.

Mon 31st July

Silver Screen Stars: Joan Crawford

We celebrate the lives of those who soared the highest. From Doris Day to Errol Flynn, we uncover what drove them and why the world loved them. Contributions from contemporary commentators and current Hollywood glitterati will bring each icon's legacy up to date as we relive their most magical motion picture moments and explore the personalities behind the names.

Mon 31st July

Evening

Classical Destinations

More than just one of Italy's most beautiful regions, Tuscany also produced two of the greatest operatic composers. We visit the cities and towns that shaped their lives: Lucca, Pisa, and Milan. Also, there is a tour of the Puccini Villa in the spectacular Torre del Lago.

Mon 31st July

The Jonathan Ross Show

Jonathan Ross interviews celebrity guests, with musical performances by A-list artists. In this episode guests include Keanu Reeves, Lucy Beaumont, Russell Brand and Olly Murs.

Mon 31st July

Darcey Bussell: Looking for Margot

Darcey Bussell uncovers the life of Margot Fonteyn, revealing how she got drawn into a failed foreign revolution, danced on for far too long and died alone and in poverty.

Mon 31st July

This Is Opera: Eugene Onegin

Tatiana is an innocent young Russian girl in the 19th century who falls in love with a dandy from St. Petersburg. This is the premise of this opera by Tchaikovsky. Ramon Gener will be accompanied by Russian soprano Anna Samuil who has played the role of Tatiana several times. Gener speaks to a fashion magazine editor to find out what it means to be an authentic dandy and what were the problems of Tchaikovsky he had to face for being gay.

Mon 31st July

Swan Lake

From the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Tchaikovsky and Petipa's Swan Lake. Natalia Osipova and Matthew Golding, Elisabeth McGorian and Gary Avis. Orchestra of the Royal Opera House conducted by Boris Gruzin.

Mon 31st July

Jools Holland: Tame Impala

Jools Holland introduces a diverse mix of new musical talent and artists. Featuring performances by Biffy Clyro, Michael Kiwanuka, Lera Lynn, Moon Hooch and James Blake.

Tue 1st August

Morning

The Yellow House

The Yellow House tells the moving human story behind a pair of the most influential and explosive house mates in art history - Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin.

Tue 1st August

Journey Into The Dark Ages

Ken Follett examines the lives of three women whose resolve, intelligence and bravery helped to shape history at a time when their sex had few rights. He begins with 12th-century German abbess St Hildegard of Bingen, who challenged the Church's hierarchy, and 13th-century French mystic Marguerite Porete, who wrote a book that led to her being burnt to death as a heretic. Follett then profiles Joan of Arc, who suffered a similar fate but became posthumously a national heroine in France.

Tue 1st August

The Barber of Seville

Count Almaviva arrives in Seville to find the mysterious woman he met in Madrid. When he learns that she, Rosina, is engaged to her tyrannical guardian Bartolo, he asks the cunning barber Figaro to help him win her hand. Almaviva and Rosina fall in love, and Rosina turns her mind to duping Bartolo. The combined conniving of all three is too much for Bartolo, who admits defeat when he discovers Almaviva and Rosina have married right under his nose.

Tue 1st August

This Is Opera: Eugene Onegin

Tatiana is an innocent young Russian girl in the 19th century who falls in love with a dandy from St. Petersburg. This is the premise of this opera by Tchaikovsky. Ramon Gener will be accompanied by Russian soprano Anna Samuil who has played the role of Tatiana several times. Gener speaks to a fashion magazine editor to find out what it means to be an authentic dandy and what were the problems of Tchaikovsky he had to face for being gay.

Tue 1st August

Swan Lake

From the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Tchaikovsky and Petipa's Swan Lake. Natalia Osipova and Matthew Golding, Elisabeth McGorian and Gary Avis. Orchestra of the Royal Opera House conducted by Boris Gruzin.

Tue 1st August

Darcey Bussell: Looking for Margot

Darcey Bussell uncovers the life of Margot Fonteyn, revealing how she got drawn into a failed foreign revolution, danced on for far too long and died alone and in poverty.

Tue 1st August

Classical Destinations

More than just one of Italy's most beautiful regions, Tuscany also produced two of the greatest operatic composers. We visit the cities and towns that shaped their lives: Lucca, Pisa, and Milan. Also, there is a tour of the Puccini Villa in the spectacular Torre del Lago.

Tue 1st August

Final Concert Of Sochi Wia Festival

Classical Concert. 2017. Youth Symphony Orchestra of Russia, Yuri Bashmet Vadim Repin (violin), Denis Matsuev (piano), Avi Avital (mandolin) Rossini ,Gondai, Paisiello, Bruch, Rachmaninov, Bodrov, Tchaikovsky.

Tue 1st August

Noon

Savall: Bach: Suites And Concerti

Classical Concert. 2013. Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall (musical direction) Bach. Recorded at the Eglise abbatiale de Fontfroide.

Tue 1st August

Intermezzo

Mezzo brings you the latest in classical music, opera, ballet and jazz from the world's most prestigious concert halls and festivals.

Tue 1st August

The Book Show: Gillian Lynne

A-list authors and big-name guests discuss their favourite reads and their own works. The series features interviews with leading authors and well known guests, it covers topical literary news such as the trend for vampire fiction, the phenomenon of atheist books, the demise of paper books, and authors' working environments. Also included is entertainment, either music inspired by literature or performance poetry. This episode features guests Robert Harris, Gillian Lynne and Peter James.

Tue 1st August

Behind The Artist: Andy Warhol

A collection of portraits of some of the greatest artists including painters, architects, sculptors and photographers, along with their masterpieces as you've never seen them before. Everyone knows their names, they are among the most inventive artists of their generation. But behind the legends, who are they? Ambiguous personalities, each with their own controversial style, they broke all the codes. Famous the world over for their works, they each reflect their respective era. Through expert interviews, each episode takes us behind the scenes of a major exhibition to discover how, for example, Roy Lichtenstein invented a new artistic movement from nothing, or how Le Corbusier became a lasting influence on successive generations of architects. A fascinating documentary series which takes us inside the world of the artist to understand his work, revealing the secrets of the creative process.

Tue 1st August

Silver Screen Stars: Buster Keaton

We celebrate the lives of those who soared the highest. From Doris Day to Errol Flynn, we uncover what drove them and why the world loved them. Contributions from contemporary commentators and current Hollywood glitterati will bring each icon's legacy up to date as we relive their most magical motion picture moments and explore the personalities behind the names.

Tue 1st August

Evening

Classical Destinations

We follow Beethoven's troubled early life in his birthplace of Bonn, near which descendents of his family still live and work as winemakers. Then to Berlin, home to one of the world's greatest orchestras.

Tue 1st August

The Jonathan Ross Show

Jonathan Ross interviews celebrity guests, with musical performances by A-list artists. In this episode guests include Ethan Hawke, Clare Balding and James Bay.

Tue 1st August

Portrait Artist Of The Year

In this fourth heat, another nine artists tackle the portraits of actor Trevor Eve and Parminda Nagra and poet and novelist Ben Okri in a bid to impress judges Tai Shan Schierenberg, Kate Bryan and Kathleen Soriano.

Tue 1st August

Rococo: Travel, Pleasure, Madness

Waldemar focuses on the Rococo's descent into madness. When you spend as much time as the Rococo did having fun and escaping reality, madness soon sets in. The 18th century is seen as the era of frivolity and enjoyment, but in an age of such decadence there was also the brutish satire of Hogarth, the mysterious masked figures of Longhi, the anguish of Messerschmidt and the depths of Goya's macabre genius.

Tue 1st August

Good Listening

Cyrus Meher-Homji brings you all that's buzzing in the world of classical music recordings.

Tue 1st August

New Orleans Night with Wynton Marsalis

Jazz. 2015. New Orleans Night at Jazz in Marciac, with Wynton Marsalis (trumpet), Walter Blanding (saxophone), Victor Goines (saxophone). Preservation Hall Jazz Band: Charlie Gabriel (clarinet,vocal) ,Clinton Maedgen (saxophone, vocal).

Tue 1st August

Beethoven: Egmont Overture

Conducted by Herbert con Karajan, the Vienna Philharmonic play Beethoven's Egmont Overture, Opus. 84.

Tue 1st August

Portrait Artist Of The Year

In this fourth heat, another nine artists tackle the portraits of actor Trevor Eve and Parminda Nagra and poet and novelist Ben Okri in a bid to impress judges Tai Shan Schierenberg, Kate Bryan and Kathleen Soriano.

Wed 2nd August

Morning

Jools Holland: Sting

Jools Holland introduces a diverse mix of new musical talent and artists. Featuring performances by Kings of Leon, Jack White, Kandace Springs, Banks and M83.

Wed 2nd August

The Truth About Us

Hosted by Angela Pulvirenti, this is a sit down interview program that explores the essence of human connection by interviewing Australian and international newsmakers alongside a person who has helped shape or influenced their life. One person who has been by Russell Crowe's side for most of his career is his onset wardrobe consultant and dresser Mickey Castellano. This interview is loaded with tears and laugh out loud moments.

Wed 2nd August

In Their Own Words: British Novelists

In the first decade after World War I, British novelists examined the lasting effects of the devastating conflict, with the Bloomsbury Group providing a keen critique of the interwar years. At the same time, fiction mirrored the new modern age, from bold science fiction to explicit sensuality and Arthurian legends retold for new generations.

Wed 2nd August

Raiders of the Lost Art

Throughout history, some of the world's most amazing works of art have simply disappeared. Through re-enactment, rare archive, and expert comment we see how these treasures were looted, stolen or vanished into the archives. Some have been recovered but many more are still waiting to be found. In Munich in 2013 a giant haul of missing masterpieces was discovered. Cornelius Gurlitt was the man behind it and we investigate how his father's job was to purchase works for Hitler himself as part of his Fuhrermuseum.

Wed 2nd August

The People's Museum

Paul Martin goes in search of historical artefacts in regional museums, stately homes and galleries across the country, while viewers get the chance to decide which is most worthy of being on public display.

Wed 2nd August

Sing It On

From the co-producers of American Idol comes this real-life look at the hard work, talent and strategy required to succeed on the competitive a cappella circuit across America. Executively produced by Oscar and Grammy-winning artist John Legend, this documentary-style reality series follows singing groups from US universities as they juggle academics, rehearsals and relationships while vying for a spot at the International Championship.

Wed 2nd August

Pure Sound: The Gyuto Monks of Tibet

Narrated by Emmy Award winning actress Toni Collette, this documentary is a visual feast. It offers a unique behind the scenes insight into the extraordinary lives of the Gyuto Monks in their Dharmasala monastery in Northern Indian.

Wed 2nd August

Rococo: Travel, Pleasure, Madness

Waldemar focuses on the Rococo's descent into madness. When you spend as much time as the Rococo did having fun and escaping reality, madness soon sets in. The 18th century is seen as the era of frivolity and enjoyment, but in an age of such decadence there was also the brutish satire of Hogarth, the mysterious masked figures of Longhi, the anguish of Messerschmidt and the depths of Goya's macabre genius.

Wed 2nd August

Good Listening

Cyrus Meher-Homji brings you all that's buzzing in the world of classical music recordings.

Wed 2nd August

New Orleans Night with Wynton Marsalis

Jazz. 2015. New Orleans Night at Jazz in Marciac, with Wynton Marsalis (trumpet), Walter Blanding (saxophone), Victor Goines (saxophone). Preservation Hall Jazz Band: Charlie Gabriel (clarinet,vocal) ,Clinton Maedgen (saxophone, vocal).

Wed 2nd August

Beethoven: Egmont Overture

Conducted by Herbert con Karajan, the Vienna Philharmonic play Beethoven's Egmont Overture, Opus. 84.

Wed 2nd August

Portrait Artist Of The Year

In this fourth heat, another nine artists tackle the portraits of actor Trevor Eve and Parminda Nagra and poet and novelist Ben Okri in a bid to impress judges Tai Shan Schierenberg, Kate Bryan and Kathleen Soriano.

Wed 2nd August

Classical Destinations

We follow Beethoven's troubled early life in his birthplace of Bonn, near which descendents of his family still live and work as winemakers. Then to Berlin, home to one of the world's greatest orchestras.

Wed 2nd August

Brian Blade 'Fellowship' in St Emilion

Jazz. 2012. St Emilion Jazz Festival. Brian Blade and the Fellowship band reveals an essential member of one of the world's most prestigious ensembles: saxophonist Wayne Shorter's quartet.

Wed 2nd August

Noon

Jacky Terrasson & Friends in St Emilion

Jazz. 2012. St Emilion Jazz Festival. Jacky Terrasson is a loyal man, and his music reflects this: generous, passionate, multi-faceted and sensuous. As a soloist, in duet, in trio, he knows how to keep our senses alert.

Wed 2nd August

Build An Ark in Paris

Jazz. 2012. Founded by the composer and arranger Carlos Nino, Build An Ark is a California collective of varying sizes in which talented young musicians rub shoulders with veterans of the Afro-jazz scene.

Wed 2nd August

Intermezzo

Mezzo brings you the latest in classical music, opera, ballet and jazz from the world's most prestigious concert halls and festivals.

Wed 2nd August

The Book Show: Stephanie Beacham

A-list authors and big-name guests discuss their favourite reads and their own works. The series features interviews with leading authors and well known guests; it covers topical literary news such as the trend for vampire fiction, the phenomenon of atheist books, the demise of paper books, and authors' working environments. Also included is entertainment, either music inspired by literature or performance poetry. This episode features guests Richard Dawkins and Marina Warner.

Wed 2nd August

Behind The Artist: Bonnard

A collection of portraits of some of the greatest artists including painters, architects, sculptors and photographers, along with their masterpieces as you've never seen them before. Everyone knows their names, they are among the most inventive artists of their generation. But behind the legends, who are they? Ambiguous personalities, each with their own controversial style, they broke all the codes. Famous the world over for their works, they each reflect their respective era. Through expert interviews, each episode takes us behind the scenes of a major exhibition to discover how, for example, Roy Lichtenstein invented a new artistic movement from nothing, or how Le Corbusier became a lasting influence on successive generations of architects. A fascinating documentary series which takes us inside the world of the artist to understand his work, revealing the secrets of the creative process.

Wed 2nd August

Silver Screen Stars: Olivia De Haviland

We celebrate the lives of those who soared the highest. From Doris Day to Errol Flynn, we uncover what drove them and why the world loved them. Contributions from contemporary commentators and current Hollywood glitterati will bring each icon's legacy up to date as we relive their most magical motion picture moments and explore the personalities behind the names.

Wed 2nd August

Evening

Classical Destinations

We return to St Petersburg to review some significant figures in its history: Pushkin, Catherine the Great, and Rasputin. Our last tour to a Classical Destination features the music of the composers Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky.

Wed 2nd August

The Jonathan Ross Show

Jonathan Ross interviews celebrity guests, with musical performances by A-list artists. In this episode, Vin Diesel, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse with music and chat from the voice himself, Sir Tom Jones.

Wed 2nd August

Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter

The Hollywood Reporter holds round-table discussions with Oscar and Emmy nominees. Sitting in this episode: Seth Rogen, Byron Howard, Garth Jennings, John Musker, Mark Osborne, Mike Mitchell and Travis Knight.

Wed 2nd August

Silver Screen Stars: Peter O'toole

This program celebrates the lives of those who soared the highest. From Marlon Brando, Marilyn Monroe or Frank Sinatra to Elizabeth Taylor, we uncover what drove them and why the world loved them.

Wed 2nd August

The Judy Garland Show

Judy Garland starred in her own variety show and was joined each week by many of the top stars of the time. This episode Judy is joined by guests Martha Raye, Peter Lawford Rich Little, Ken Murray and his Hollywood home movies.

Wed 2nd August

Katie Melua Plays at AVO Session

Accomplished singer-songwriter Katie Melua makes her second appearance at the Avo Session festival. She presents her mysterious and profound album Secret Symphony. Like the rain of gold and platinum with her earlier albums, this album has been at the top of the charts for many weeks. It shows that even superstars have hard times, like Katie Melua with her burnout. Her art was making this crisis into a source of creativity by turning it into new songs. This great music dynamic speaks for the quality of her new works. She mixes pop, jazz and folk intuitively and adeptly, her songs are heartfelt, natural and unpretentious. Pop and poetry don't get any closer than this - as you will see at this avo session.

Wed 2nd August

Jools Holland: Madness

Jools Holland introduces a diverse mix of new musical talent and artists. Featuring performances by Jamie T, Beth Orton, The Divine Comedy, Rag 'N' Bone Man and Gallant.

Thu 3rd August

Morning

The Seekers: The Making Of Future Road

The Seekers, Australia's most successful international pop sensation, were back in the studio in 1997 for these historic recording sessions - marking their first studio album in 30 years. Featuring Far Shore, the magnificent Harry Vanda and George Young.

Thu 3rd August

The Truth About Us

Hosted by Angela Pulvirenti, this is a sit down interview program that explores the essence of human connection by interviewing Australian and international newsmakers alongside a person who has helped shape or influenced their life. Barnes and his agent Gudinski are closer than brothers. They discuss their relationship with each other's wives, their difficult childhoods and the highs and lows of working together for almost 40 years.

Thu 3rd August

In Their Own Words: British Novelists

The decades following World War II included four of the most significant novels in British history published in a single year, each a unique take on what the global conflict taught about human nature and humanity's future. William Golding (The Lord of the Flies), Kingsley Amis (Lucky Jim), Iris Murdoch (Under the Net), and many others are interviewed.

Thu 3rd August

Raiders of the Lost Art

Each year Carl Faberge made a, one of a kind Easter egg for the Tsar's family. But Carl was forced to flee Russia during the revolution and eight of these priceless Imperial Eggs went missing. With one of the elusive eight recently uncovered could the others seven survived the chaos of 1917.

Thu 3rd August

The People's Museum

Paul Martin presents more artefacts for the public to consider voting into a People's Museum, including a memento of a forgotten wartime hero, a cooking pot with a lasting legacy and a classic childhood toy.

Thu 3rd August

Sing It On

The ICCA season kicks into high gear with the ICCA Midwest regional competition. At University of Illinois,No Comment's soloist puts the team's chances for advancement into serious jeopardy. The Nor'easters from Northeastern University challenge their on-campus rivals, Pitch, Please! to a "Pitch Perfect"-inspired riff-off. At Florida State University, after a tumultuous audition week, Michael from All Night Yahtzee scrambles to repair the rift between his group and his competitors, the Acabelles.

Thu 3rd August

Silver Screen Stars: Peter O'toole

This program celebrates the lives of those who soared the highest. From Marlon Brando, Marilyn Monroe or Frank Sinatra to Elizabeth Taylor, we uncover what drove them and why the world loved them.

Thu 3rd August

The Judy Garland Show

Judy Garland starred in her own variety show and was joined each week by many of the top stars of the time. This episode Judy is joined by guests Martha Raye, Peter Lawford Rich Little, Ken Murray and his Hollywood home movies.

Thu 3rd August

Katie Melua Plays at AVO Session

Accomplished singer-songwriter Katie Melua makes her second appearance at the Avo Session festival. She presents her mysterious and profound album Secret Symphony. Like the rain of gold and platinum with her earlier albums, this album has been at the top of the charts for many weeks. It shows that even superstars have hard times, like Katie Melua with her burnout. Her art was making this crisis into a source of creativity by turning it into new songs. This great music dynamic speaks for the quality of her new works. She mixes pop, jazz and folk intuitively and adeptly, her songs are heartfelt, natural and unpretentious. Pop and poetry don't get any closer than this - as you will see at this avo session.

Thu 3rd August

Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter

The Hollywood Reporter holds round-table discussions with Oscar and Emmy nominees. Sitting in this episode: Seth Rogen, Byron Howard, Garth Jennings, John Musker, Mark Osborne, Mike Mitchell and Travis Knight.

Thu 3rd August

Classical Destinations

We return to St Petersburg to review some significant figures in its history: Pushkin, Catherine the Great, and Rasputin. Our last tour to a Classical Destination features the music of the composers Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky.

Thu 3rd August

Dutilleux and Tchaikovsky in Toulouse

Classical Concert. 2012. Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Tugan Sokhiev, Renaud Capucon (violin) Duilleux, Tchaikovsky. Recorded at the Halle aux Grains, Toulouse.

Thu 3rd August

Noon

Brahms & Elisabeth Leonskaja in Toulouse

Classical Concert. 2013. Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Tugan Sokhiev, Elisabeth Leonskaja (piano), Brahms. Recorded at the Halle aux Grains, Toulouse.

Thu 3rd August

Intermezzo

Mezzo brings you the latest in classical music, opera, ballet and jazz from the world's most prestigious concert halls and festivals.

Thu 3rd August

The Book Show: Jeanette Winterson

A-list authors and big-name guests discuss their favourite reads and their own works. The series features interviews with leading authors and well known guests; it covers topical literary news such as the trend for vampire fiction, the phenomenon of atheist books, the demise of paper books, and authors' working environments. Also included is entertainment, either music inspired by literature or performance poetry. This episode features guests Jacqueline Wilson, and The Countess of Carnarvon.

Thu 3rd August

Behind The Artist: Cabaret De Paris

A collection of portraits of some of the greatest artists including painters, architects, sculptors and photographers, along with their masterpieces as you've never seen them before. Everyone knows their names, they are among the most inventive artists of their generation. But behind the legends, who are they? Ambiguous personalities, each with their own controversial style, they broke all the codes. Famous the world over for their works, they each reflect their respective era. Through expert interviews, each episode takes us behind the scenes of a major exhibition to discover how, for example, Roy Lichtenstein invented a new artistic movement from nothing, or how Le Corbusier became a lasting influence on successive generations of architects. A fascinating documentary series which takes us inside the world of the artist to understand his work, revealing the secrets of the creative process.

Thu 3rd August

Silver Screen Stars: William Holden

We celebrate the lives of those who soared the highest. From Doris Day to Errol Flynn, we uncover what drove them and why the world loved them. Contributions from contemporary commentators and current Hollywood glitterati will bring each icon's legacy up to date as we relive their most magical motion picture moments and explore the personalities behind the names.

Thu 3rd August

Evening

Classical Destinations

Simon Callow visits London before travelling to Halle, Germany. Halle was Handel's birthplace and where he spent the first 18 years of his life before he ventured throughout Europe, finally settling in London. Simon tells of Handel's Water Music on the banks of the Thames and we feature Handel's life up and to Messiah, visiting Westminster Abbey and the Australian Chamber Orchestra performs two movements from Handel's Water Music.

Thu 3rd August

The Jonathan Ross Show

Jonathan Ross interviews celebrity guests, with musical performances by A-list artists. In this episode guests include; Martin Clunes, Darcey Bussell, Nick Frost and music from platinum selling artist John Newman.

Thu 3rd August

The Great Songwriters

Hugely successful songwriter Barry Gibb, who sold over 200 million records with the Bee Gees, gives a compelling insight into his song writing process, performing two classic tracks and two new songs.

Thu 3rd August

Songbook: Gillespie Sells: The Feeling

The Feeling's Dan Gillespie Sells discusses the inspiration for his band's work, revealing how a number of their most popular tracks were written.

Thu 3rd August

Soundstage: Jewel: Rialto Square Theatre

Three time Grammy-nominated performer Jewel is best known for her charismatic live performances. In this episode, Jewel performs at the historic Rialto Theatre with an ethereal backdrop and at times, is accompanied by a chamber orchestra. In part one of this special, Jewel not only performs her well-known hits, but she also showcases her vast vocal styling.

Thu 3rd August

Live From Abbey Road Classics

Songs from The Black Keys and Anna Calvi feature in the show that takes a look back at the cream of the live performances recorded for the music series.

Fri 4th August

Morning

Berlin Live

The best contemporary musicians perform regularly in front of an invited audience.

Fri 4th August

Jools Holland: Barry Gibb

Jools Holland introduces a diverse mix of musical talent and artists. Featuring performances by Declan McKenna, Norah Jones, Slaves, Lisa Hannigan and Wiley.

Fri 4th August

The Truth About Us

Hosted by Angela Pulvirenti, this is a sit down interview program that explores the essence of human connection by interviewing Australian and international newsmakers alongside a person who has helped shape or influenced their life. Maggie Beer is a self-taught cook, author and gourmet food producer. Stephanie Alexander pioneered fine cuisine in Australia and has published several books. They are close friends and confidants.

Fri 4th August

In Their Own Words: British Novelists

As the women's movement picks up steam, so did immigration, sexual freedom, and labour discontent. British writers raced to document their moment in time and challenged established assumptions along the way. Includes commentary from an array of groundbreaking novelists such as Angela Carter, Salman Rushdie, Martin Amis, and Ian McEwan.

Fri 4th August

Raiders of the Lost Art

When Van Gogh died he was a complete unknown, his paintings fetching under 10 dollars. So how did his works become some of the most revered and expensive in the world? His sister-in-law Johanna is to thank for that. With a new Van Gogh having been discovered just last year, where are the rest?

Fri 4th August

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 11 Op. 95

Beethoven's String Quartet No. 11 Op. 95, Quartetto Serioso, performed by the Belcea Quartet from the Vienna Konzerthaus.

Fri 4th August

Songbook: Gillespie Sells: The Feeling

The Feeling's Dan Gillespie Sells discusses the inspiration for his band's work, revealing how a number of their most popular tracks were written.

Fri 4th August

Soundstage: Jewel: Rialto Square Theatre

Three time Grammy-nominated performer Jewel is best known for her charismatic live performances. In this episode, Jewel performs at the historic Rialto Theatre with an ethereal backdrop and at times, is accompanied by a chamber orchestra. In part one of this special, Jewel not only performs her well-known hits, but she also showcases her vast vocal styling.

Fri 4th August

Live From Abbey Road Classics

Songs from The Black Keys and Anna Calvi feature in the show that takes a look back at the cream of the live performances recorded for the music series.

Fri 4th August

Berlin Live

The best contemporary musicians perform regularly in front of an invited audience.

Fri 4th August

The Great Songwriters

Hugely successful songwriter Barry Gibb, who sold over 200 million records with the Bee Gees, gives a compelling insight into his song writing process, performing two classic tracks and two new songs.

Fri 4th August

Classical Destinations

Simon Callow visits London before travelling to Halle, Germany. Halle was Handel's birthplace and where he spent the first 18 years of his life before he ventured throughout Europe, finally settling in London. Simon tells of Handel's Water Music on the banks of the Thames and we feature Handel's life up and to Messiah, visiting Westminster Abbey and the Australian Chamber Orchestra performs two movements from Handel's Water Music.

Fri 4th August

Romeo et Juliette (Gounod)

Opera. 2011. Romeo et Juliette, by Charles Gounod. Orchestra and Ballet of the Fondazione Arena di Verona, Fabio Mastrangelo, Nino Machaidze (Juliette), Stefano Secco (Romeeo). Recorded at the Arena di Verona.

Fri 4th August

Noon

Intermezzo

Mezzo brings you the latest in classical music, opera, ballet and jazz from the world's most prestigious concert halls and festivals.

Fri 4th August

The Book Show: John O'farrell

A-list authors and big-name guests discuss their favourite reads and their own works. The series features interviews with leading authors and well known guests, it covers topical literary news such as the trend for vampire fiction, the phenomenon of atheist books, the demise of paper books, and authors' working environments. Also included is entertainment, either music inspired by literature or performance poetry. This episode features guests William Boyd and Daphne Sheldrick.

Fri 4th August

Behind The Artist: Van Gogh

A collection of portraits of some of the greatest artists including painters, architects, sculptors and photographers, along with their masterpieces as you've never seen them before. Everyone knows their names, they are among the most inventive artists of their generation. But behind the legends, who are they? Ambiguous personalities, each with their own controversial style, they broke all the codes. Famous the world over for their works, they each reflect their respective era. Through expert interviews, each episode takes us behind the scenes of a major exhibition to discover how, for example, Roy Lichtenstein invented a new artistic movement from nothing, or how Le Corbusier became a lasting influence on successive generations of architects. A fascinating documentary series which takes us inside the world of the artist to understand his work, revealing the secrets of the creative process.

Fri 4th August

Silver Screen Stars: Barbara Stanwyck

We celebrate the lives of those who soared the highest. From Doris Day to Errol Flynn, we uncover what drove them and why the world loved them. Contributions from contemporary commentators and current Hollywood glitterati will bring each icon's legacy up to date as we relive their most magical motion picture moments and explore the personalities behind the names.

Fri 4th August

Evening

Classical Destinations

Simon takes us through Handel's house in London where he wrote Messiah and other masterpieces before taking a side trip to Dublin to explore the premiere of Messiah in the Irish capital. Returning to London we hear of his charitable work with the Foundling Hospital before Simon closes in Westminster Abbey where the great man is buried. The Australian Chamber Orchestra performs Handel's Concerto Grosso.

Fri 4th August

The Jonathan Ross Show

Jonathan Ross interviews celebrity guests, with musical performances by A-list artists. In this episode guests include Priscilla Presley, Elvis Costello, Rob Beckett and exciting new French experimental band Caravan Palace.

Fri 4th August

Celtic Thunder: Heritage

This program delivers stirring and show-stopping performances in true Celtic Thunder tradition. Heritage sees Celtic Thunder return to their distinct Irish roots with this inspired collection of songs.

Fri 4th August

Andre Rieu: Live in Vienna

Dutch violinist Andre Rieu leads Johann Strauss Orchestra in a series of Viennese favourites from such composers as Franz Lehar, Emmerich Kalman and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at Hofburg Palace in the Austrian capital.

Fri 4th August

Michael Flatley's Lord Of The Dance

Live performance of the Irish dance and musical production created, choreographed and starring Michael Flatley. Recorded at the London Palladium theatre in 2014, the show features a new musical score composed by Gerard Fahy and some of the world's most talented dancers including James Keegan, Mathew Smith and Alice Upcott.

Sat 5th August

Morning

Celtic Thunder: Heritage

This program delivers stirring and show-stopping performances in true Celtic Thunder tradition. Heritage sees Celtic Thunder return to their distinct Irish roots with this inspired collection of songs.

Sat 5th August

Last Night of the Proms 2011

Tradition meets high jinks as Edward Gardner conducts his first Last Night of the Proms. For this grandest of grand finales there are two very special guests - Susan Bullock and Lang Lang.

Sat 5th August

Jazz

We begin in New Orleans, nineteenth century America's most cosmopolitan city, where the sound of marching bands, Italian opera, Caribbean rhythms, and minstrel shows fills the streets with a richly diverse musical culture. Here, in the 1890s, African-American musicians create a new music out of these ingredients by mixing in ragtime syncopations and the soulful feeling of the blues.

Sat 5th August

The Seekers: The Making Of Future Road

The Seekers, Australia's most successful international pop sensation, were back in the studio in 1997 for these historic recording sessions - marking their first studio album in 30 years. Featuring Far Shore, the magnificent Harry Vanda and George Young.

Sat 5th August

This Is Opera: Eugene Onegin

Tatiana is an innocent young Russian girl in the 19th century who falls in love with a dandy from St. Petersburg. This is the premise of this opera by Tchaikovsky. Ramon Gener will be accompanied by Russian soprano Anna Samuil who has played the role of Tatiana several times. Gener speaks to a fashion magazine editor to find out what it means to be an authentic dandy and what were the problems of Tchaikovsky he had to face for being gay.

Sat 5th August

Unknown Chaplin

The first in the trilogy covers the period Chaplin spent with the Mutual Film Company, for whom he made 12 two-reel comedies. Chaplin's early working methods are unknown, thanks to his habit of ordering his outtakes burned. Happily, he was not always obeyed and hundreds of cans of uncut rushes from the Mutual period have been made available by Raymond Rohauer. By assembling them in slate order, Brownlow and Gill were able to discover the progression of Chaplin's ideas. Working with no script, he developed his story in front of the camera. We follow Chaplin through the hard work of improvising a film, only to watch him throw it all away and start again. This is perhaps the first example of cinema archaeology and the acquisition of these outtakes - unseen for nearly seventy years - represents "the coup of the century".

Sat 5th August

Simon Schama: Shakespeare & Us

Simon Schama looks at how after the Protestant Reformation, the nation was bitterly divided along religious lines - a fault-line which ran through Shakespeare's own family. In what is believed to be his first play, Henry VI, Shakespeare began to explore English history and the English character in a new and unprecedented way. Shakespeare's England wasn't just a place where kings and queens strutted and preened. In Henry VI English men and women took centre stage with breathtaking boldness. This England explores the democratic vision that Shakespeare expanded upon in his masterpiece: Henry IV. In Henry IV England was presented in glorious technicolour; country squires and common prostitutes, kings and cutpurses. And in the ironic and irreverent character of Sir John Falstaff Shakespeare created an embodiment of Englishness; a character that transfixed Elizabethan audiences and still moves and entertains us today.

Sat 5th August

Darcey Bussell: Looking for Margot

Darcey Bussell uncovers the life of Margot Fonteyn, revealing how she got drawn into a failed foreign revolution, danced on for far too long and died alone and in poverty.

Sat 5th August

Moguls & Movie Stars: Hollywood History

Narrated by Christopher Plummer, this offers a rare, personalised look at the American film industry, featuring the remarkable men and women whose drive and ambition founded the "Dream Factory" that became Hollywood. This personal history of Hollywood's founders draws together interviews with important past and present industry figures, archive photography and excerpts from the greatest American movies of all time to better understand how the interpersonal relationships, collaborations and conflicts between key personalities created an industry and an art form. These biographies are set against the backdrop of the major events in American history such the Great Depression, World War II and the Civil Rights Movement and will investigate how Hollywood responded to the changing world around it.

Sat 5th August

The Music From Classical Destinations

Simon Callow hosts this new series featuring all the full performances from season two of Classical Destinations. Simon's charm, knowledge and passion for the great classical repertoire and composers, will captivate you alongside these amazing performances.

Sat 5th August

Good Listening

Cyrus Meher-Homji brings you all that's buzzing in the world of classical music recordings.

Sat 5th August

Eras Of Music History

We are lead through a number of cities to shows us the works and explain through animated graphic novels, the composers and the historical events that helped shape the sound of the era. Featuring Daniel Hope, Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazon and many more.

Sat 5th August

Noon

Celtic Thunder: Heritage

This program delivers stirring and show-stopping performances in true Celtic Thunder tradition. Heritage sees Celtic Thunder return to their distinct Irish roots with this inspired collection of songs.

Sat 5th August

Andre Rieu: Live in Vienna

Dutch violinist Andre Rieu leads Johann Strauss Orchestra in a series of Viennese favourites from such composers as Franz Lehar, Emmerich Kalman and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at Hofburg Palace in the Austrian capital.

Sat 5th August

Michael Flatley's Lord Of The Dance

Live performance of the Irish dance and musical production created, choreographed and starring Michael Flatley. Recorded at the London Palladium theatre in 2014, the show features a new musical score composed by Gerard Fahy and some of the world's most talented dancers including James Keegan, Mathew Smith and Alice Upcott.

Sat 5th August

Einaudi: Live At The Fabric

Ludovico Einaudi and his band perform live, a selection of pieces from his latest album.

Sat 5th August

Evening

The Great Songwriters

Hugely successful songwriter Barry Gibb, who sold over 200 million records with the Bee Gees, gives a compelling insight into his song writing process, performing two classic tracks and two new songs.

Sat 5th August

Rock Legends: Jethro Tull

Named for no apparent reason after an 18th-century British agronomist who invented the machine drill for sowing seed, Jethro Tull has been one of the most commercially successful and eccentric progressive-rock bands.

Sat 5th August

Dolly Parton: Song By Song

It's All Wrong, But It's All Right is a 1978 single written and recorded by Dolly Parton. Originally appearing on Parton's Here You Come Again album, It's All Wrong, But It's All Right would be Dolly Parton's seventh number one country single as a solo artist and would help segue her career to spill over into pop music. The song was part of a double-A-sided single, Two Doors Down/It's All Wrong, But It's All Right, and while It's All Wrong, But It's All Right was topping the country singles charts, Two Doors Down had been released to pop radio, where it would reach the top 20 on the US Hot 100. The single stayed at number one for two weeks and spent a total of ten weeks on the country chart. She found commercial success as a pop singer too, when the title track of her album Here You Come Again (1977) became her first top ten single in the pop charts. In fact, Parton specifically aimed her albums at both the country and the pop market, and often had singles on both charts simultaneously - a feat not many country artists could easily manage.

Sat 5th August

History of the Eagles

In this intimate, meticulously crafted patchwork of rare archival material, concert footage and never-before-seen home movies explores the evolution and enduring popularity of The Eagles, all the way from the band's creation and rise to fame in the 1970s to its breakup in 1980.

Sat 5th August

History of the Eagles

The personal and professional struggles the members faced while the band was apart are revealed, and it chronicles the group's dramatic reunion in 1994, as well as its resurgence in recording and performing throughout the next two decades.

Sat 5th August

Madeleine Peyroux: Something Grand

Following on the success of her studio album Bare Bones, comes Madeleine Peyroux's first-ever live concert, Something Grand. Filmed in an intimate club setting in Los Angeles it captures the distinctive jazz chanteuse and stellar band performing a mixture of Madeleine's uniquely-styled covers alongside the very personal songs she has written.

Sun 6th August

Morning

Passenger: Live At The Hammersmith

Following the worldwide success of the single Let Her Go, music fans around the world have embraced the folk inspired pop songs, stories and charm of Passenger, the singer-songwriter also known as Mike Rosenberg. This concert captures Passenger's magnetic and dynamic solo performance at London's Hammersmith Apollo in December 2014 at the end of his hugely successful Whispers tour. As well as Let Her Go, tracks include Whispers, 27, Scare Away the Dark and Riding to New York.

Sun 6th August

Latin Music USA

Trace the rise of Latin Jazz and the explosion of the Mambo and the Cha Cha Cha as they sweep the US from East to West. Latin Music infiltrated R&B and rock 'n roll through the 1960s.

Sun 6th August

The Blues

Director Martin Scorsese pays homage to the Delta blues. Musician Corey Harris travels through Mississippi and on to West Africa, exploring the roots of the music. The film celebrates the early Delta bluesmen through original performances (including Willie King, Taj Mahal, Otha Turner, and Ali Farka Toure) and rare archival footage (featuring Son House, Muddy Waters, and John Lee Hooker).

Sun 6th August

The People's Museum

Paul Martin puts the last British World War II destroyer HMS Cavalier and Emmeline Pankhurst's suffragette medal up for public vote to decide which should be placed in the collection.

Sun 6th August

Sing It On

The ICCA Northeast regionals are the proving grounds for two of the most promising groups. At Northeastern University, Pitch, Please! battles sickness and wardrobe malfunctions to stay alive in the competition. Isaac, the untested music director for The Nor'easters, wrestles with the intense pressure of maintaining his team's ICCA championship legacy. At Florida State University, a budding aca-romance between two All Night Yahtzee members threatens the dynamics of the team. While at the University of Illinois, after an on-stage catastrophe, No Comment's senior soloist, Micah works on getting over her stage fright.

Sun 6th August

The Seekers: The Making Of Future Road

The Seekers, Australia's most successful international pop sensation, were back in the studio in 1997 for these historic recording sessions - marking their first studio album in 30 years. Featuring Far Shore, the magnificent Harry Vanda and George Young.

Sun 6th August

The Great Songwriters

Hugely successful songwriter Barry Gibb, who sold over 200 million records with the Bee Gees, gives a compelling insight into his song writing process, performing two classic tracks and two new songs.

Sun 6th August

Rock Legends: Jethro Tull

Named for no apparent reason after an 18th-century British agronomist who invented the machine drill for sowing seed, Jethro Tull has been one of the most commercially successful and eccentric progressive-rock bands.

Sun 6th August

Dolly Parton: Song By Song

It's All Wrong, But It's All Right is a 1978 single written and recorded by Dolly Parton. Originally appearing on Parton's Here You Come Again album, It's All Wrong, But It's All Right would be Dolly Parton's seventh number one country single as a solo artist and would help segue her career to spill over into pop music. The song was part of a double-A-sided single, Two Doors Down/It's All Wrong, But It's All Right, and while It's All Wrong, But It's All Right was topping the country singles charts, Two Doors Down had been released to pop radio, where it would reach the top 20 on the US Hot 100. The single stayed at number one for two weeks and spent a total of ten weeks on the country chart. She found commercial success as a pop singer too, when the title track of her album Here You Come Again (1977) became her first top ten single in the pop charts. In fact, Parton specifically aimed her albums at both the country and the pop market, and often had singles on both charts simultaneously - a feat not many country artists could easily manage.

Sun 6th August

History of the Eagles

In this intimate, meticulously crafted patchwork of rare archival material, concert footage and never-before-seen home movies explores the evolution and enduring popularity of The Eagles, all the way from the band's creation and rise to fame in the 1970s to its breakup in 1980.

Sun 6th August

History of the Eagles

The personal and professional struggles the members faced while the band was apart are revealed, and it chronicles the group's dramatic reunion in 1994, as well as its resurgence in recording and performing throughout the next two decades.

Sun 6th August

Noon

The Judy Garland Show

Judy Garland starred in her own variety show and was joined each week by many of the top stars of the time. This episode Judy is joined by guests Martha Raye, Peter Lawford Rich Little, Ken Murray and his Hollywood home movies.

Sun 6th August

A Star is Born

A film star helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career on a downward spiral.

Sun 6th August

Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter

The Hollywood Reporter holds round-table discussions with Oscar and Emmy nominees. Sitting in this episode: Seth Rogen, Byron Howard, Garth Jennings, John Musker, Mark Osborne, Mike Mitchell and Travis Knight.

Sun 6th August

Celtic Thunder: Heritage

This program delivers stirring and show-stopping performances in true Celtic Thunder tradition. Heritage sees Celtic Thunder return to their distinct Irish roots with this inspired collection of songs.

Sun 6th August

Evening

Portrait Artist Of The Year

In this fourth heat, another nine artists tackle the portraits of actor Trevor Eve and Parminda Nagra and poet and novelist Ben Okri in a bid to impress judges Tai Shan Schierenberg, Kate Bryan and Kathleen Soriano.

Sun 6th August

Sunday Night at the Palladium

Host Bradley Walsh welcomes Diversity, Sarah Millican, Speciality Act Catwall Acrobats, the cast of Memphis The Musical, comedy singing act Sol3 Mio, Jimeoin, The Pierce, Jimmy Tarbuck and Art Garfunkel.

Sun 6th August

Beethoven: Appassionata Sonata

Composed during 1804 and 1805, Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 23 in three movements was dedicated to Count Franz von Brunswick. During the composition of Appassionata, Beethoven learnt that his deteriorating hearing was irreversible.

Sun 6th August

Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata

Undeniably Beethoven's most famous piano sonata, sonata no. 14, Opus 27 no. 2 was penned by the great composer in 1802 and dedicated to Countess Giulietta Guicciardi.

Sun 6th August

Beethoven: Pathetique Sonata

Beethoven's piano Sonata no. 8 (Pathetique) in three movements was written was the young composer was just 27. The three movements of the piece are Grave, Adagio cantabile and Rondo.

Sun 6th August

Beethoven: Sonata Quasi Una Fantasia

Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 13 Opus 27 No. 1 in four movements ('In the Manner of a Fantasy') was penned in 1800-1801. By this time Beethoven had established a small name for himself, but his best 'middle-period' works were yet to come.

Sun 6th August

Sibelius: Symphony No. 2

Sibelius' Symphony No.2 in D major, Opus 43, finished in the European winter of 1902, is performed here by the Berlin Philharmonic under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle. Sibelius said of this work, "My second symphony is a confession of the soul."

Sun 6th August

The Rat Pack: Kings Of Swing

The men, their voices, their humour, became the trademark of top class entertainment the world over. Together, and separately, they wowed the world with their five star performances. As individuals, these men gave the world some of the finest and most enduring ballads of modern times, but together their entertainment value knew no bounds. Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr, perform in their own inimitable style the songs that transformed them into household names the world over with such classics as I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now (Dean), What Kind of Fool Am I (Sammy) and Fly Me To The Moon (Frank).

Mon 7th August

Morning

Sunday Night at the Palladium

Host Bradley Walsh welcomes Diversity, Sarah Millican, Speciality Act Catwall Acrobats, the cast of Memphis The Musical, comedy singing act Sol3 Mio, Jimeoin, The Pierce, Jimmy Tarbuck and Art Garfunkel.

Mon 7th August

Jools Holland: Madeleine Peyroux

Jools Holland introduces a diverse mix of new musical talent and artists. Featuring performances by Twin Atlantic, Tom Chaplin, Madeleine Peyroux, James Vincent McMorrow, Blackberry Smoke and Tony Momrelle.

Mon 7th August

In Their Own Words: Great Thinkers

What truly defines humanity? As the 20th century unfolded, a wide range of theories evolved, from Sigmund Freud's insights into the unconscious to Margaret Mead's revelations about how society influences the adolescent experience. Commentaries from scientists clarify modern-day research.

Mon 7th August

Raiders of the Lost Art

During WWII the Nazis plundered some of the world's greatest art works as they tore across Europe. We find out how the Allies tracked them down, what they saved and what it still missing to this day.

Mon 7th August

The People's Museum

Paul Martin puts important life savers, the world's oldest lifeboat and Lister's antiseptic spray up for public vote to decide which should be displayed in the collection.

Mon 7th August

Sing It On

Rival groups from Florida State University face off in the ICCA South Regional Quarterfinal. A risky decision by All Night Yahtzee's music director threatens the team's chances at competition while the Acabelles struggle to engage with the audience and fight the stereotypes that plague many all-female groups. At Northeastern University, The Nor'easters, unhappy with their quarterfinals performance, enlist the help of a hard-to-please choreographer to assist with their dance moves. Meanwhile, at the University of Illinois, a simple fundraising performance puts No Comment face-to-face with their toughest audience yet.

Mon 7th August

Portrait Artist Of The Year

The 2014 winner plans to paint and unveil their commission painting of actor Alan Cumming.

Mon 7th August

The Rat Pack: Kings Of Swing

The men, their voices, their humour, became the trademark of top class entertainment the world over. Together, and separately, they wowed the world with their five star performances. As individuals, these men gave the world some of the finest and most enduring ballads of modern times, but together their entertainment value knew no bounds. Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr, perform in their own inimitable style the songs that transformed them into household names the world over with such classics as I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now (Dean), What Kind of Fool Am I (Sammy) and Fly Me To The Moon (Frank).

Mon 7th August

Beethoven: Appassionata Sonata

Composed during 1804 and 1805, Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 23 in three movements was dedicated to Count Franz von Brunswick. During the composition of Appassionata, Beethoven learnt that his deteriorating hearing was irreversible.

Mon 7th August

Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata

Undeniably Beethoven's most famous piano sonata, sonata no. 14, Opus 27 no. 2 was penned by the great composer in 1802 and dedicated to Countess Giulietta Guicciardi.

Mon 7th August

Beethoven: Pathetique Sonata

Beethoven's piano Sonata no. 8 (Pathetique) in three movements was written was the young composer was just 27. The three movements of the piece are Grave, Adagio cantabile and Rondo.

Mon 7th August

Beethoven: Sonata Quasi Una Fantasia

Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 13 Opus 27 No. 1 in four movements ('In the Manner of a Fantasy') was penned in 1800-1801. By this time Beethoven had established a small name for himself, but his best 'middle-period' works were yet to come.

Mon 7th August

Sunday Night at the Palladium

Host Bradley Walsh welcomes Diversity, Sarah Millican, Speciality Act Catwall Acrobats, the cast of Memphis The Musical, comedy singing act Sol3 Mio, Jimeoin, The Pierce, Jimmy Tarbuck and Art Garfunkel.

Mon 7th August

Classical Destinations

Simon takes us through Handel's house in London where he wrote Messiah and other masterpieces before taking a side trip to Dublin to explore the premiere of Messiah in the Irish capital. Returning to London we hear of his charitable work with the Foundling Hospital before Simon closes in Westminster Abbey where the great man is buried. The Australian Chamber Orchestra performs Handel's Concerto Grosso.

Mon 7th August

Zara McFarlane at Pori Jazz Festival

Jazz. 2014. Zara McFarlane just might be one of the new jazz sensations. The minimalist compositions and McFarlane's strong voice come together in a stunning way, making the release one of the early highlights of the new musical year.

Mon 7th August

Noon

Verneri Pohjola Quartet

Jazz. 2012. Pori Jazz Festival. Pori Theatre is one of the oldest theatres and the most beautiful of Finland. It is in this theatre that Verneri Pohjola played during the Pori Jazz Festival with his quartet in July 2012.

Mon 7th August

Tony Allen 'Black Series' Ft. Amp Fiddle

Jazz. 2012. Pori Jazz Festival. Black Series create and materialise a bridge between two unique visions of music - Amp Fiddler and Tony Allen together live. A milestone in the history of live shows, filmed during the Pori Jazz Festival.

Mon 7th August

Intermezzo

Mezzo brings you the latest in classical music, opera, ballet and jazz from the world's most prestigious concert halls and festivals.

Mon 7th August

The Book Show: Alain De Botton

A-list authors and big-name guests discuss their favourite reads and their own works. The series features interviews with leading authors and well known guests; it covers topical literary news such as the trend for vampire fiction, the phenomenon of atheist books, the demise of paper books, and authors' working environments. Also included is entertainment, either music inspired by literature or performance poetry. This episode features guests Tony Parsons and Pauline Black.

Mon 7th August

Behind The Artist: Parreno

A collection of portraits of some of the greatest artists including painters, architects, sculptors and photographers, along with their masterpieces as you've never seen them before. Everyone knows their names, they are among the most inventive artists of their generation. But behind the legends, who are they? Ambiguous personalities, each with their own controversial style, they broke all the codes. Famous the world over for their works, they each reflect their respective era. Through expert interviews, each episode takes us behind the scenes of a major exhibition to discover how, for example, Roy Lichtenstein invented a new artistic movement from nothing, or how Le Corbusier became a lasting influence on successive generations of architects. A fascinating documentary series which takes us inside the world of the artist to understand his work, revealing the secrets of the creative process.

Mon 7th August

Silver Screen Stars: Gregory Peck

We celebrate the lives of those who soared the highest. From Doris Day to Errol Flynn, we uncover what drove them and why the world loved them. Contributions from contemporary commentators and current Hollywood glitterati will bring each icon's legacy up to date as we relive their most magical motion picture moments and explore the personalities behind the names.

Mon 7th August

Evening

Classical Destinations

The English countryside surrounding Worcester, Malvern and the Malvern Hills is where we explore the music of Sir Edward Elgar. We also visit the Royal Albert Hall before a sojourn to the beachside town of Aldeburgh, home to Benjamin Britten and the inspiration to many of his great compositions. Elgar's Serenade for Strings first and second movements together with the classic Salut d' Amour are performed by the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

Mon 7th August

The Jonathan Ross Show

Jonathan Ross interviews celebrity guests, with musical performances by A-list artists. In this episode guests include Dame Joan Collins, Danny DeVito, and Cilla Sheridan Smith.

Mon 7th August

Mia, a Dancer's Journey

This is the story of Mia Slavenska, one of the most celebrated ballerinas of her time. It is also a story about historical memory, national identity, and the power of art. In her era, the 1930s through the 1950s, everyone in America who loved dance knew her name. Yet, in spite of a career that lasted decades, when Slavenska died in 2002 she believed that she had been completely forgotten. As her daughter, Maria, retraces Slavenska's life journey, she unearths the fascinating story of a maverick ballerina and a lost time of dance. Maria also discovers something more: Mia Slavenska hasn't been forgotten after all.

Mon 7th August

This Is Opera: Cosi Fan Tutte

Cosi fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is one of the leading examples of musical classicism, and its main topic, narrated as a comedy, is infidelity. Gener talks to psychologist Walter Riso why unfaithfulness can make us suffer so badly and to musicologist Christoph Wagner-Trenkwitz who will reveal some of the secrets of one of Mozart's most important operas.

Mon 7th August

Tosca

From the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Jonas Kaufmann, Angela Gheorghiu and Bryn Terfel star in this all-star performance. Conducted by Antonio Pappano.

Mon 7th August

Beethoven: Quintet in E-flat Major

Beethoven's quintet in E-flat major for piano and winds, Opus 18. The Beethoven piece is played by the Vienna-Berlin Ensemble.

Tue 8th August

Morning

Jools Holland: Empire Of The Sun

Jools Holland introduces a diverse mix of new musical talent and artists. Featuring performances by; Pretenders, Samm Henshaw, Ray Blk, Loudon Wainwright III and Joanne Shaw Taylor.

Tue 8th August

The Truth About Us

Hosted by Angela Pulvirenti, 'The Truth About Us' is a sit down interview program that explores the essence of human connection by interviewing Australian and international newsmakers alongside a person who has helped shape or influenced their life. David Williamson is one of Australia's most significant writers, and Felix Williamson is a versatile Australian actor. David first met two-year-old Felix in 1971 when he fell in love with Felix's mum.

Tue 8th August

In Their Own Words: Great Thinkers

It was a moment of triumph for advocates of John Maynard Keynes's economic theory: the post-World War II "Grand Experiment" of investing as much on combating poverty as society had on fighting the war. Includes interviews with Marxist Tariq Ali and historian/philosopher Isaiah Berlin.

Tue 8th August

Raiders of the Lost Art

The story of the theft of the Mona Lisa in 1911 from the Louvre and how Pablo Picasso was accused if the crime. Plus the incredible tales of how many other of da Vinci's works were lost to history and had to be reclaimed.

Tue 8th August

The People's Museum

Paul Martin invites viewers to vote on whether the works of Shakespeare or the Supermarine Spitfire fighter plane should go on display.

Tue 8th August

Sing It On

The ICCA competition season heats up, kicking off the super competitive semi-final round in the Midwest. At University of Illinois, No Comment scrambles to change their entire set, while soloist Micah struggles to hit the note she missed at quarter-finals. At North-eastern University, Nor'easters besties Isaac and Sam show their commitment to music by getting new tattoos. At Florida State University, Michael, the music director of All Night Yahtzee confronts team president Andie over her blatant disregard for his no aca-dating policy.

Tue 8th August

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 11 Op. 95

Beethoven's String Quartet No. 11 Op. 95, "Quartetto Serioso", performed by the Belcea Quartet from the Vienna Konzerthaus.

Tue 8th August

This Is Opera: Cosi Fan Tutte

Cosi fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is one of the leading examples of musical classicism, and its main topic, narrated as a comedy, is infidelity. Gener talks to psychologist Walter Riso why unfaithfulness can make us suffer so badly and to musicologist Christoph Wagner-Trenkwitz who will reveal some of the secrets of one of Mozart's most important operas.

Tue 8th August

Tosca

From the Royal Opera House, Convent Garden. Jonas Kaufmann, Angela Gheorghiu and Bryn Terfel star in this all-star performance. Conducted by Antonio Pappano.