TV Guide

Fri 18th August

Morning

Classical Destinations

This episode features Paris as we explore the lives of Bizet and Saint Saens. Simon unfolds this episode within the Palace of Versailles, just outside of Paris undertaking a comprehensive tour of this magnificent iconic landmark. We again feature Paris in all its beauty and splendour as we explore the lives of Bizet and Saint Saens. Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra perform Saint Saens introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A Minor to sublime perfection.

Fri 18th August

Ariadne auf Naxos (Strauss)

Opera. 2013. Strauss. London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski (conductor), Soile Isokoski (Ariadne), Kate Lindsey (composer), Laura Claycomb (Zerbinetta), Dmitri Vargin (Harlequin). Recorded at the Glyndebourne Festival.

Fri 18th 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 18th August

The Book Show: Pat Barker

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 Mullan, Philip Pullman and Jake Morley.

Fri 18th August

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.

Fri 18th August

Silver Screen Stars: Kirk Douglas

Born in a New York ghetto to Russian-Jewish immigrants, Kirk Douglas turned himself into a genuine megastar through boundless determination, impeccable physique and dashing good looks.

Fri 18th August

Evening

Classical Destinations

Travel to Spain's Madrid and Serbia's Belgrade to discover these two fascinating composers. The music of Albeniz and de Falla bring the Spanish city of Madrid to life before we travel to Belgrade to discover the life and music of Stephan Mokranjac a hero of the Serbian people and composer of nationalistic music that is at the heart of the Serbian culture. The famous Tango by Albeniz is a featured work performed by Richard Tognetti and several Mokranjac choral works are featured.

Fri 18th August

The Jonathan Ross Show

Jonathan Ross interviews celebrity guests, with musical performances by A-list artists. In this episode guests include Sylvester Stallone, Michael B Jordan and Sue Perkins.

Fri 18th August

Celtic Thunder: Mythology II

This program presents the perfect blend of entertainment, ideology and Gaelic spirituality, providing a modern twist on the old Celtic storytelling tradition.

Fri 18th August

Andre Rieu: Roses From the South

Andre ventures to the amazing sub-tropical paradise island of Mainau, in Lake Constance, Germany. Known as the 'Flower Island' due it its unique exotic gardens, Mainau and its majestic palace grounds provide the perfect picturesque setting for Andre and his Johan Strauss Orchestra to perform a spellbinding set in front of a sea of adoring fans.

Fri 18th August

Cats

Jellicle cats join for a Jellicle ball where they rejoice with their leader, Old Deuteronomy. One cat will be chosen to go to the 'Heavyside Layer' and be reborn. You will be transported deep into the mysterious world of cats.

Sat 19th August

Morning

Celtic Thunder: Mythology II

This program presents the perfect blend of entertainment, ideology and Gaelic spirituality, providing a modern twist on the old Celtic storytelling tradition.

Sat 19th August

Last Night of the Proms 2012

Katie Derham introduces the final concert of the 2012 Proms season from the Royal Albert Hall. The programme includes the much loved Bruch Violin Concerto, popular operatic arias by Verdi and Puccini, and a choral work by Delius. Chief conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra Jiri Belohlavek takes to the podium and is joined by special guest soloists Nicola Benedetti, one of Britain's most talented violinists, and Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja.

Sat 19th August

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.

Sat 19th August

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.

Sat 19th August

Ancient Greece: Greatest Show on Earth

Classicist Michael Scott looks at the prevalence of theatre throughout Greece as Athens began to decline during the fourth century BC, and how it conceived a new kind of comedy that is still popular today. Featuring contributions by professors Edith Hall and Paul Cartledge.

Sat 19th August

Unknown Chaplin

Not so much a documentary, more a necklace on which to hang some of Chaplin's rarest pearls. Movies he made for fun, films he shot then abandoned, sequences cut from such famous films as City Lights and Modern Times, none of which have ever been seen before. More than this it includes in a film recently discovered in Kansas City, and incredibly rare scene - Chaplin performing the dance of the rolls (from The Gold Rush) at a New York party in 1926.

Sat 19th August

Frank Lloyd Wright

For more than 70 years, Frank Lloyd Wright showed his countrymen new ways to build their homes and see the world around them. He created some of the most monumental, and some of the most intimate spaces in America. He designed everything: banks and resorts, office buildings and churches, a filling station and a synagogue, a beer garden and an art museum. From his first house to his final masterpiece, follow Frank Lloyd Wright's extraordinary career, his life, and 20th century American architecture.

Sat 19th August

Written by Mrs Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach's majestic Cello Suites are among the world's best-loved pieces of music - but did another Bach write them? Australian musical sleuth Martin Jarvis explosively claims the suites were composed not by Bach, but by his much-loved second wife, Anna Magdalena. Jarvis's controversial quest for clues takes him from London to Paris to Berlin and beyond. Using advanced techniques of forensic document examination and drawing on his vast experience as a conductor and musician, he sets out to uncover the truth of the Cello Suites and rewrite some musical wrongs.

Sat 19th 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 19th 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 19th August

Masterpieces Unveiled

The Birth of Venus, a masterpiece; situated at the heart of Botticelli's production and the climax of Florentine Neoplatonism. We have no archival papers or direct documents; the date, the intended destination, and the exact identification of the figures are left up to the interpretation of and disagreements among the various scholars. An insuperable training in iconology, Botticelli's allegories are an authentic puzzle not only for art historians, but also for literature and philosophy historians, aficionados of the occult sciences, and even botanists, astronomers, cabalists, historians of Christianity. Perhaps only the Mona Lisa has been written about and interpreted more than the Allegory of Spring, and Venus being born out of the waves is without a doubt one of the very small number of paintings immediately recognised by the vast public.

Sat 19th August

Eras Of Music History

Civil revolutions and Bell Canto, Paris Salon Culture, and German song. Rossini, Verdi, Wagner and Puccini took the world of Opera to new heights. The many sides of romantic music are explained in this episode. Featuring Jonas Kaufmann, Rene Kollo, Anna Netrebko, Julia Fischer and many more.

Sat 19th August

Noon

Celtic Thunder: Mythology II

This program presents the perfect blend of entertainment, ideology and Gaelic spirituality, providing a modern twist on the old Celtic storytelling tradition.

Sat 19th August

Andre Rieu: Roses From the South

Andre ventures to the amazing sub-tropical paradise island of Mainau, in Lake Constance, Germany. Known as the 'Flower Island' due it its unique exotic gardens, Mainau and its majestic palace grounds provide the perfect picturesque setting for Andre and his Johan Strauss Orchestra to perform a spellbinding set in front of a sea of adoring fans.

Sat 19th August

Cats

Jellicle cats join for a Jellicle ball where they rejoice with their leader, Old Deuteronomy. One cat will be chosen to go to the 'Heavyside Layer' and be reborn. You will be transported deep into the mysterious world of cats.

Sat 19th August

Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2015

From the unique setting of the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle, the 2015 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain with the massed bands of the RAF and the Queen's colour squadron taking centre stage. East meets west at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo this year with the east represented by a Bollywood dance extravaganza, The Military Band of the People's Liberation Army of China and the Changxing Lotus Dragon Dance Folklore Group. From the west, the UK home team are joined by the Citadel Regimental Band and Pipes from Charleston in South Carolina and the United States Air Force Honour Guard, based in Washington DC. Other highlights include a spectacular display from The Tattoo Highland dancers, precision percussion from Basel's Top Secret Drum Corps and the unforgettable sight and sound of the massed pipes and drums.

Sat 19th August

Evening

The Great Songwriters

Prolific multi-Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Ryan Adams deconstructs his song writing process, creating a new song on camera, and plays a selection of classic and exclusive tracks.

Sat 19th August

Rock Legends: Stevie Wonder

American musician and a former child prodigy who became one of the most creative musical figures of the late 20th-century. Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of Stevie Wonder.

Sat 19th August

Dolly Parton: Song By Song

Soundtrack to the Golden Globe winning film Transamerica, this song was nominated for an Academy, Golden Globe and Grammy for best song from a movie. The bouncy, uplifting anthem accompanies the film's closing credits and prompted Parton's second Oscar - for best original song and she performed the song on the 78th annual Academy Awards show. Her date for the event was film director Duncan Tucker (Dolly's husband prefers to stay out of the limelight) In addition to Dolly, there were other Country, Americana and Bluegrass performers that participated in the soundtrack all contributing to an increase in tolerance and acceptance of all God's children who are "trying to fit in". "I'm not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb and I also know that I'm not blonde." - Dolly Parton.

Sat 19th August

Queen: Live at Wembley

One of the world's biggest bands return to the scene of their Live Aid (1985) triumph a year earlier to play all their greatest hits in front of a packed Wembley Stadium.

Sat 19th August

Video Killed the Radio Star

This absorbing collection of interviews with some of the world's greatest rock stars sees them recall all the experiences they had when they made their first music videos.

Sat 19th August

The Beach Boys 50: Live In Concert

2012 marked the 50th anniversary of the greatest American band, The Beach Boys. To mark this momentous occasion, the band reunited to tour the country as well as a number of International concerts. Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks on the same stage again, playing all the hits and more.

Sat 19th August

Earth, Wind & Fire Play at AVO Session

When front man Maurice White shakes his booty, it's just as hip as it was back at the beginning of his career in 1969. He may not shake it as fast, but he still does it with the same elegance, flexibility and energy as always. His secret is the sound that he produces with the band he founded: Earth, Wind & Fire. It's so hot, that you can't sit still when they play eternal hits like September, Let's Groove or Fantasy. Funky beats, razor-sharp horns, grooving bass and a driving rhythm guitar are the elements, combined with a dazzling stage show and sensational choreography, that the band have brought to sheer perfection for more than 40 years. Often unfairly labelled a vile disco band by music purists, upon closer inspection, the band's high musical quality and precision, which is exemplary in the genre, is unmistakeable.

Sun 20th August

Morning

Kavakos and Wang Play Brahms

Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos and Chinese pianist Yuja Wang perform, Sonata for violin and piano No.1 in G major, Op. 78; Sonata for violin and piano No.2 in A major, Op. 100; Sonata for violin and piano No.3 in D minor, Op. 108.

Sun 20th August

Latin Music USA

California and the Southwest are focused in this episode, where a new generation of Mexican Americans, raised on rock, rhythm and blues surrounded by country and western music reaffirm their cultural identity in Tejano, Chicano rock, and Latin Rock.

Sun 20th August

The Blues

Director Richard Pearce traces the musical odyssey of blues legend BB King in a film that pays tribute to the city that gave birth to a new style of blues. Pearce's homage to Memphis features original performances by BB King, Bobby Rush, Rosco Gordon and Ike Turner, as well as historical footage of Howlin' Wolf and Rufus Thomas.

Sun 20th August

Jane's Addiction: Live In NYC

Jane's Addiction has always thrown the most provocative and extravagant parties in rock, mixing a fierce musicality and streetwise lyrics with a theatrical flair. Filmed at New York City's Terminal 5, live in NYC encapsulates the true essence of Jane's Addiction in concert, mixing music with performance art. With the band as the ringleaders, they take you, along with a diverse cast of vagabonds, through an extravagant world of flying burlesque dancers, trapeze artists and carnival sideshow antics, offering stunning visuals enhanced with a visual masterpiece of lasers, capturing the incredible mood of this spectacular night.

Sun 20th August

Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2015

From the unique setting of the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle, the 2015 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain with the massed bands of the RAF and the Queen's colour squadron taking centre stage. East meets west at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo this year with the east represented by a Bollywood dance extravaganza, The Military Band of the People's Liberation Army of China and the Changxing Lotus Dragon Dance Folklore Group. From the west, the UK home team are joined by the Citadel Regimental Band and Pipes from Charleston in South Carolina and the United States Air Force Honour Guard, based in Washington DC. Other highlights include a spectacular display from The Tattoo Highland dancers, precision percussion from Basel's Top Secret Drum Corps and the unforgettable sight and sound of the massed pipes and drums.

Sun 20th August

The Great Songwriters

Prolific multi-Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Ryan Adams deconstructs his song writing process, creating a new song on camera, and plays a selection of classic and exclusive tracks.

Sun 20th August

Rock Legends: Stevie Wonder

American musician and a former child prodigy who became one of the most creative musical figures of the late 20th-century. Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of Stevie Wonder.

Sun 20th August

Dolly Parton: Song By Song

Soundtrack to the Golden Globe winning film Transamerica, this song was nominated for an Academy, Golden Globe and Grammy for best song from a movie. The bouncy, uplifting anthem accompanies the film's closing credits and prompted Parton's second Oscar - for best original song and she performed the song on the 78th annual Academy Awards show. Her date for the event was film director Duncan Tucker (Dolly's husband prefers to stay out of the limelight) In addition to Dolly, there were other Country, Americana and Bluegrass performers that participated in the soundtrack all contributing to an increase in tolerance and acceptance of all God's children who are "trying to fit in". "I'm not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb and I also know that I'm not blonde." - Dolly Parton.

Sun 20th August

Queen: Live at Wembley

One of the world's biggest bands return to the scene of their Live Aid (1985) triumph a year earlier to play all their greatest hits in front of a packed Wembley Stadium.

Sun 20th August

Video Killed the Radio Star

This absorbing collection of interviews with some of the world's greatest rock stars sees them recall all the experiences they had when they made their first music videos.

Sun 20th August

The Judy Garland Show

The spectacular Judy Garland performs her greatest songs, including Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, That's Entertainment, Rock a Bye and Make Someone Happy.

Sun 20th August

Noon

Diana Krall: Live in Rio

Diana Krall has had a long time fascination with bossa nova, a type of music that perfectly suits her sophisticated yet sensual style. Filmed in the home of the bossa nova, Rio de Janeiro, accompanied by her band and an orchestra, Diana Krall delivers a set of standards in true bossa nova style but clearly bearing her unique stamp.

Sun 20th August

High Society

A blue blood tries to win back his ice goddess ex-wife.

Sun 20th August

Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter

The Hollywood Reporter, holds round-table discussions with Oscar and Emmy nominees. Sitting in this episode: Werner Herzog, Ezra Edelman, Roger Ross Williams, Josh Kriegman, Raoul Peck and Kristen Johnson.

Sun 20th August

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.

Sun 20th August

Celtic Thunder: Mythology II

This program presents the perfect blend of entertainment, ideology and Gaelic spirituality, providing a modern twist on the old Celtic storytelling tradition.

Sun 20th August

Evening

Portrait Artist Of The Year

The last batch of artists will be showcasing their skills as they paint the likeness of broadcaster Adrian Chiles, actors 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 20th August

Sunday Night at the Palladium

Host Bradley Walsh welcomes Madness, The Olate Dogs, the cast of Billy Elliot, Jo Brand, Tony Van Helsing, Olly Mur, Men In Coats and Alfie Boe.

Sun 20th August

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20

From the Berlin Philharmonic archives. Daniel Barenboim (piano) and the Berlin Philharmonic play Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20.

Sun 20th August

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21

From the Berlin Philharmonic archives. Daniel Barenboim (piano) and the Berlin Philharmonic play Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21.

Sun 20th August

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22

From the Berlin Philharmonic archives. Daniel Barenboim (piano) and the Berlin Philharmonic play Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 22.

Sun 20th August

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23

From the Berlin Philharmonic archives. Daniel Barenboim (piano) and the Berlin Philharmonic play Mozart's Piano Concerto No 23.

Sun 20th 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 21st August

Morning

Sunday Night at the Palladium

Host Bradley Walsh welcomes Madness, The Olate Dogs, the cast of Billy Elliot, Jo Brand, Tony Van Helsing, Olly Mur, Men In Coats and Alfie Boe.

Mon 21st August

Jools Holland: Alicia Keys

Featuring performances by Yeasayer, The Creole Choir of Cuba, Macy Gray, White Rabits and Jeff Beck.

Mon 21st August

The Adventurers Of Modern Art

Picasso responds to Matisse with Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. The canvas causes a scandal and ushers in the aesthetic of cubism. Not long thereafter, however, a series of rifts occur. Picasso, now wealthy from record sales figures, leaves the Bateau-Lavoir. Apollinaire moves into the heart of the Saint-Germain neighbourhood. The poet Max Jacob, the poorest of them all, is one of the only bohemians to continue living in the hardscrabble misery of Montmartre. When the First World War breaks out, yesterday's friends part ways forever. Braque, Derain, and Vlaminck go to the front. Picasso stays in Paris. Apollinaire is wounded on the front lines in 1916.

Mon 21st August

Hidden Treasures of

Griff Rhys Jones continues his quest to find art by indigenous groups by travelling to West Africa. He begins his journey in Bandiagara Escarpment, Mali, where he learns the Dogon people used carvings and sculptures as spiritual tools, before visiting Accra, the capital of Ghana. Here, he discovers that the passing of time has had surprising results on invention and creativity.

Mon 21st August

The People's Museum

Paul Martin puts an early flying machine, a famous writer's prized possession, a musical first and a food invention that saved thousands of lives up for public vote to decide which should be displayed in the collection, from the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu.

Mon 21st 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 21st August

Portrait Artist Of The Year

The last batch of artists will be showcasing their skills as they paint the likeness of broadcaster Adrian Chiles, actors 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.

Mon 21st August

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20

From the Berlin Philharmonic archives. Daniel Barenboim (piano) and the Berlin Philharmonic play Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20.

Mon 21st August

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21

From the Berlin Philharmonic archives. Daniel Barenboim (piano) and the Berlin Philharmonic play Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21.

Mon 21st August

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22

From the Berlin Philharmonic archives. Daniel Barenboim (piano) and the Berlin Philharmonic play Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 22.

Mon 21st August

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23

From the Berlin Philharmonic archives. Daniel Barenboim (piano) and the Berlin Philharmonic play Mozart's Piano Concerto No 23.

Mon 21st August

Sunday Night at the Palladium

Host Bradley Walsh welcomes Madness, The Olate Dogs, the cast of Billy Elliot, Jo Brand, Tony Van Helsing, Olly Mur, Men In Coats and Alfie Boe.

Mon 21st August

Classical Destinations

Travel to Spain's Madrid and Serbia's Belgrade to discover these two fascinating composers. The music of Albeniz and de Falla bring the Spanish city of Madrid to life before we travel to Belgrade to discover the life and music of Stephan Mokranjac a hero of the Serbian people and composer of nationalistic music that is at the heart of the Serbian culture. The famous Tango by Albeniz is a featured work performed by Richard Tognetti and several Mokranjac choral works are featured.

Mon 21st August

Dianne Reeves - Lotos Jazz Festival

Jazz. 2014. Dianne Reeves (vocal), Peter Martin (piano), Peter Sprague (guitar), James Genus (bass) and Terreon Gully (drums).

Mon 21st August

Noon

Miguel Zenon: Lotos Jazz Festival

Jazz. 2014. Miguel Zenon - sax. Luis Perdomo - piano. Jorge Roeder - bass. Henry Cole - drums.

Mon 21st August

Pat Martino Trio: Lotos Jazz Festival

Jazz. 2014. Pat Martino - guitar. Pat Bianchi - Hammond B3. Carmen Intorre - drums.

Mon 21st 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 21st August

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.

Mon 21st August

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.

Mon 21st August

Silver Screen Stars: James Stewart

James Stewart achieved stardom for his portrayal of the ordinary man who battles against the throes of adversity as highlighted in two of his most loved films, Mr Smith Goes to Washington and It's a Wonderful Life.

Mon 21st August

Evening

Classical Destinations

We return again to Moscow where Simon unfolds the music and lives of Prokofiev and Shostakovich. We visit again inside the Kremlin for a choral performance within the historic Cathedral of the Archangel. A stunning performance of the first and second movements of Prokofiev's Sonata for Two Violins is featured within the episode performed by Artistic Director Richard Tognetti and Satu Vanska, Assistant Leader of the ACO.

Mon 21st August

The Jonathan Ross Show

Jonathan Ross interviews celebrity guests, with musical performances by A-list artists. In this episode, guests include John Krasinski, Will Poulter, Kevin Bridges and Rudimental.

Mon 21st August

The Fatwa: Salman's Story

An intimate and involving documentary that charts in full - for the first time - the consequences of a worldwide controversy that forced author Salman Rushdie into hiding for over a decade. Following publication of his novel The Satanic Verses in 1988, Rushdie was accused of blasphemy by conservative Muslims. As the situation escalated, on 14 February, 1989, Iran's then-leader Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa calling on Muslims to kill the book's author and publishers. This is the inside story of how it felt to be at the epicentre of an international crisis, as Rushdie recalls the day-to-day drama of living under a death sentence, terrified for the safety of his child, and hearing horrific news of his publishers and translators being attacked and killed. The program features unprecedented access to key figures, including Rushdie's closest family and friends.

Mon 21st August

Great Scots: Writers Who Shaped A Nation

The life of Walter Scott, the prolific novelist and poet who wrote swashbuckling tales of romance and derring-do. However, Andrew Marr reveals his lesser-known side as a political fixer who believed in a proud Scotland inside the UK. Scott brought George IV to his home country and, swathing him in tartan, created an enduring myth of Scotland as a place of romance populated by a brave race doing brave deeds, all clad in the kilt.

Mon 21st August

Czech Swan

This documentary is a compelling story about women ageing, dance and beer. A group of pensioners from Horni Lhota, a small village near Ostrava, Czech Republic, lends beauty to the occasional village events with their dance performances, calling themselves Majorettes. Always ready to perfect their repertoire, the ladies decide to incorporate the famous Russian classic - Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake - into their famous routine. They ask Igor Vejsada, the director of the Ostrava Ballet, for help. Igor, who is bewitched by their energy and enthusiasm, decides to help the beginner ballerinas. He asks a Swan Lake debutant soloist Marketa Pospisilova to give the ladies proper ballet training.

Mon 21st August

Nureyev & Friends: A Gala Tribute

An exceptional dance gala celebrating the 75th anniversary of Rudolf Nureyev's birthday. Under the patronage of the Rudolf Nureyev's Foundation, the performance follows the trail of Rudolf's life: Rudolf as a dancer, as choreographer and as director of the ballet of the National Opera de Paris.

Tue 22nd August

Morning

Jools Holland: Tom Jones

Featuring performances by Vampire Weekend, Crystal Castles, MGMT, Metric, and Corinne Bailey Rae.

Tue 22nd August

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.

Tue 22nd August

The Adventurers Of Modern Art

On being released from the hospital, Apollinaire discovers what life is like in Paris during the war. In Montparnasse, foreign artists - most of whom are Jewish, having fled the anti-Semitism of Eastern Europe - are dying of hunger. They form the School of Paris. Soutine, the poorest of the Russian artists, strikes up a friendship with Modigliani, the handsomest of the Italians. In 1917, Apollinaire stages a performance his play Les Mamelles de Tiresias using the subheading surrealist drama. The word surrealist is born. It catches on, becoming common currency in art circles around the globe. One year later, Apollinaire succumbs to the Spanish flu. Modigliani passes away on January 24, 1920. His funeral, attended by all the artists of Montparnasse, brings the age of bohemianism to a definitive end.

Tue 22nd August

Hidden Treasures of

Griff Rhys Jones concludes his quest to discover art produced by indigenous groups in India, travelling to Ahmedabad, Gujarat, where he finds that some ancient skills have survived, including the hand-painting of shrine cloths. In the remote area of Kutch, he learns that embroidery techniques are passed down through generations because of the need for dowry gifts, before meeting the Rabari people, a fiercely independent caste, whose members allow him to witness a traditional wedding ceremony.

Tue 22nd August

The People's Museum

Paul Martin presents the hunt for Britain's favourite artefact, and finds items including an early electric light-bulb and a set of tragic paintings from World War II.

Tue 22nd August

Great Scots: Writers Who Shaped A Nation

The life of Walter Scott, the prolific novelist and poet who wrote swashbuckling tales of romance and derring-do. However, Andrew Marr reveals his lesser-known side as a political fixer who believed in a proud Scotland inside the UK. Scott brought George IV to his home country and, swathing him in tartan, created an enduring myth of Scotland as a place of romance populated by a brave race doing brave deeds, all clad in the kilt.

Tue 22nd August

Czech Swan

This documentary is a compelling story about women ageing, dance and beer. A group of pensioners from Horni Lhota, a small village near Ostrava, Czech Republic, lends beauty to the occasional village events with their dance performances, calling themselves Majorettes. Always ready to perfect their repertoire, the ladies decide to incorporate the famous Russian classic - Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake - into their famous routine. They ask Igor Vejsada, the director of the Ostrava Ballet, for help. Igor, who is bewitched by their energy and enthusiasm, decides to help the beginner ballerinas. He asks a Swan Lake debutant soloist Marketa Pospisilova to give the ladies proper ballet training.

Tue 22nd August

Nureyev & Friends: A Gala Tribute

An exceptional dance gala celebrating the 75th anniversary of Rudolf Nureyev's birthday. Under the patronage of the Rudolf Nureyev's Foundation, the performance follows the trail of Rudolf's life: Rudolf as a dancer, as choreographer and as director of the ballet of the National Opera de Paris.

Tue 22nd August

The Fatwa: Salman's Story

An intimate and involving documentary that charts in full - for the first time - the consequences of a worldwide controversy that forced author Salman Rushdie into hiding for over a decade. Following publication of his novel The Satanic Verses in 1988, Rushdie was accused of blasphemy by conservative Muslims. As the situation escalated, on 14 February, 1989, Iran's then-leader Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa calling on Muslims to kill the book's author and publishers. This is the inside story of how it felt to be at the epicentre of an international crisis, as Rushdie recalls the day-to-day drama of living under a death sentence, terrified for the safety of his child, and hearing horrific news of his publishers and translators being attacked and killed. The program features unprecedented access to key figures, including Rushdie's closest family and friends.

Tue 22nd August

Classical Destinations

We return again to Moscow where Simon unfolds the music and lives of Prokofiev and Shostakovich. We visit again inside the Kremlin for a choral performance within the historic Cathedral of the Archangel. A stunning performance of the first and second movements of Prokofiev's Sonata for Two Violins is featured within the episode performed by Artistic Director Richard Tognetti and Satu Vanska, Assistant Leader of the ACO.

Tue 22nd August

Berlioz's Requiem

Classical Concert. 2015. Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Orfeon Donostiarra, Tugan Sokhiev (conductor), Bryan Hymel (tenor). Berlioz. Recorded at the Halle aux Grains, Toulouse.

Tue 22nd August

Noon

Valery Gergiev conducts Shostakovich

Classical concert. 2014. Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor), Vadim Repin (violin). Shostakovich. Recorded at the Salle Pleyel, Paris.

Tue 22nd 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 22nd August

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.

Tue 22nd August

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.

Tue 22nd August

Silver Screen Stars: Katharine Hepburn

She was known for playing empowered, intelligent and sophisticated women.

Tue 22nd August

Classical Destinations

Aled starts the series in Wales and he takes us on an overview of the series throughout Europe and Australia. He then explores his Welsh homeland and his musical inspirations as a child. We then delve into the strong Welsh musical traditions and their love for music featuring the life of the most noted classical Welsh composer, William Matthias.

Tue 22nd August

Evening

The Jonathan Ross Show

Jonathan Ross interviews celebrity guests, with musical performances by A-list artists. In this episode guests include Brenda Blethyn, Johnny Vegas and Craig David.

Tue 22nd August

Portrait Artist Of The Year

The winners from each heat will go head-to-head as they all paint the portrait of awarding-winning actor Imelda Staunton, as they get one step closer to claiming the prize, a 10,000 pounds commission to paint much loved broadcaster Graham Norton for the National Gallery of Ireland's permanent collection.

Tue 22nd August

The Sculpture Diaries

Waldemar Januszczak, art critic for The Sunday Times shares his lifelong passion for the world's sculpture. A quirky and at times dark journey through sculptures, Januszczak's journeys take him all over the world. From visiting a remote village in Nigeria to the legendary Easter Island where he visits the extraordinary sculptural legacy that civilisation left behind then to Lithuania where he visits a theme park filled with old Communist statues of Lenin, Stalin and Marx. Finally he embarks on a road trip through icons of the American land art movement (including exclusive access with James Turrell and his unfinished Roden Crater). Later in the series he uncovers the mystery behind Peru's Nazca Lines and Machu Picchu, decodes Stonehenge and builds a brand new artwork with Andy Goldsworthy.

Tue 22nd August

Munich Phiharmonic: Strauss and Bruckner

Classical concert. 2016. Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor), Strauss, Bruckner. Recorded at the Philharmonie in Gasteig, Munich.

Tue 22nd August

Portrait Artist Of The Year

The winners from each heat will go head-to-head as they all paint the portrait of awarding-winning actor Imelda Staunton, as they get one step closer to claiming the prize, a 10,000 pounds commission to paint much loved broadcaster Graham Norton for the National Gallery of Ireland's permanent collection.

Wed 23rd August

Morning

Jools Holland: Manic Street Preachers

Featuring performances by Phil Collins, Queen Emily, Herb Alpert, Klaxons, Mark Ronson & The Business Intl.

Wed 23rd August

Beethoven: String Q. Op. 133 Grosse Fuge

Beethoven's String Quartet, Op. 133 Grosse Fuge, performed by the Belcea Quartet from the Vienna Konzerthaus.

Wed 23rd August

The Adventurers Of Modern Art

The war has ended, and the streets erupt in celebration. Montparnasse swings to the rhythms of jazz and hops to the buzz of lively cafes. Paris is a movable feast. Conceived as reactions against the absurdity of war, the Dadaist and Surrealist revolutions are underway. Leading the charge are the three musketeers: Breton, Aragon, and Soupault, backed by Man Ray, Desnos, Tzara, and many others. In 1919, one of the major works of the Surrealist movement is unveiled: Les Champs magnetiques. The model Kiki, revered by every painter of the day and poised to be crowned queen of Montparnasse, has a tumultuous love affair with Man Ray before he takes off with Lee Miller.

Wed 23rd August

Raising The Curtain

We celebrate the energy and innovation of the entrepreneurs, both Aboriginal and European, who not only brought theatre to Australia, but who now take Australian theatre to the world. Looking back at the Indigenous and early settler theatre, this episode tracks the evolution of Australian theatre and the people that created an industry through their shared passion for performance.

Wed 23rd August

The People's Museum

Paul Martin presents another selection of items for the public to vote on, featuring a ground-breaking space-travel feat, a traditional children's story, a forgotten wartime heroine and an extinct animal.

Wed 23rd August

Luciano Pavarotti: Legends In Concert

The legendary Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti performs arias and sonnets to a spellbound Barcelona audience in this exclusive concert.

Wed 23rd August

The Sculpture Diaries

Waldemar Januszczak, art critic for The Sunday Times shares his lifelong passion for the world's sculpture. A quirky and at times dark journey through sculptures, Januszczak's journeys take him all over the world. From visiting a remote village in Nigeria to the legendary Easter Island where he visits the extraordinary sculptural legacy that civilisation left behind then to Lithuania where he visits a theme park filled with old Communist statues of Lenin, Stalin and Marx. Finally he embarks on a road trip through icons of the American land art movement (including exclusive access with James Turrell and his unfinished Roden Crater). Later in the series he uncovers the mystery behind Peru's Nazca Lines and Machu Picchu, decodes Stonehenge and builds a brand new artwork with Andy Goldsworthy.

Wed 23rd August

Munich Phiharmonic: Strauss and Bruckner

Classical concert. 2016. Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor), Strauss, Bruckner. Recorded at the Philharmonie in Gasteig, Munich.

Wed 23rd August

Portrait Artist Of The Year

The winners from each heat will go head-to-head as they all paint the portrait of awarding-winning actor Imelda Staunton, as they get one step closer to claiming the prize, a 10,000 pounds commission to paint much loved broadcaster Graham Norton for the National Gallery of Ireland's permanent collection.

Wed 23rd August

Classical Destinations

Aled starts the series in Wales and he takes us on an overview of the series throughout Europe and Australia. He then explores his Welsh homeland and his musical inspirations as a child. We then delve into the strong Welsh musical traditions and their love for music featuring the life of the most noted classical Welsh composer, William Matthias.

Wed 23rd August

Tribute To Cesaria Evora

World music. Festival Ile-de-France on September, 2012 by Cape Verdeans Mayra Andrade and Teofilo Chantre; artists from the rest of Africa: Angelique Kidjo, Ishmael Lo and Bonga; and Portuguese Camane.

Wed 23rd August

Noon

Yusef Lateef in Milan

Jazz. 2012. Yusef Lateef is an explorer and an adventurer. From the piano to the saxophone, from bop to contemporary jazz, all through his 60-year career, Yusef Lateef has never stopped investigating new musical territories.

Wed 23rd August

Trio Joubran at Les Orientales

Jazz. 2012. The Joubran Trio is a traditional music ensemble from Palestine, formed in 2004. It is composed of the three Joubran brothers, who play the oud, Samir, the eldest and leader of the group, Wissam, and Adnan.

Wed 23rd 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 23rd August

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.

Wed 23rd August

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.

Wed 23rd August

Silver Screen Stars: Cary Grant

Grant (famously born Archibald Alexander Leach) was an English-born American film and stage actor known for his transatlantic accent, debonair demeanor and "dashing good looks". This programme shows how Grant was known for both comedic and dramatic roles including The Awful Truth (1937), Bringing Up Baby with Katharine Hepburn (1938), Gunga Din (1939), The Philadelphia Story again with Hepburn (1940), His Girl Friday (1940), Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), Notorious (1946), The Bishop's Wife (1947), To Catch A Thief (1955), An Affair to Remember (1957), North by Northwest (1959) and Charade (1963). Grant is considered one of classic Hollywood's definitive leading men, with the AFI naming Grant at number two in the Greatest Actor list of all time. He was nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best Actor and five times for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, but was continually and surprising passed over. So in 1970, he was presented an Honorary Oscar at the 42nd Academy Awards by Frank Sinatra "for his unique mastery of the art of screen acting with the respect and affection of his colleagues", justice was done.

Wed 23rd August

Classical Destinations

We start in the heart of Europe, Hamburg then onto Vienna - unfolding the lives and music of two of the greats - Brahms and Mahler. We unveil first classical music's great romantic, Johannes Brahms, both in his birth home of Hamburg and his adopted home of Vienna, featuring his long relationship with Clara Schumann. We then explore Vienna through Mahler and visit two of the composing huts in the Austrian countryside where he wrote many of his magnificent symphonies.

Wed 23rd August

Evening

The Jonathan Ross Show

Jonathan Ross interviews celebrity guests, with musical performances by A-list artists. In this episode guests include Jo Brand, Adam Hills, Alex Brooker, Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff and Jason Derulo.

Wed 23rd August

Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter

The Hollywood Reporter holds round-table discussions with Oscar and Emmy nominees. Sitting in this episode: Kenneth Lonergan, Pedro Almodovar, Allison Schroeder, Noah Oppenheim, Tom Ford and Taylor Sheridan.

Wed 23rd August

Silver Screen Stars: James Coburn

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 23rd 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 week Judy is joined by guests Diahann Carrol and Mel Torme.

Wed 23rd August

Ball And Boe: One Night Only

Olivier award-winning stage star Michael Ball and the nation's favourite tenor Alfie Boe perform a selection of theatrical classics and collaborate with some special guest stars.

Wed 23rd August

Jools Holland: Scissor Sisters

Featuring performances by Grinderman, John Grant, Brandon Flowers, The Jolly Boys and Rumer.

Thu 24th August

Morning

First Position

This multi-award-winning documentary follows the thousands of aspiring dancers who enter one of the world's most prestigious ballet competitions, the Youth America Grand Prix. Here lifelong dreams are at stake. In the final round, with hundreds competing for only a handful of elite scholarships and contracts, practice and discipline are paramount, and nothing short of perfection is expected. Bess Kargman's award-winning documentary, First Position, follows six young dancers as they prepare for a chance to enter the world of professional ballet, struggling through bloodied feet, near exhaustion and debilitating injuries, all while navigating the drama of adolescence. A showcase of awe-inspiring talent, tenacity and passion, First Position paints a thrilling and moving portrait of the most gifted young ballet stars of tomorrow.

Thu 24th August

The Adventurers Of Modern Art

The interwar period is significant for its tumults of enthusiasm and illusion. Communism is a tempting alternative, and the desire for social, moral, artistic, and political revolution hangs in the air. In 1936, war erupts in Spain. Malraux and Hemingway are covering the Republicans' struggle as journalists, and photos by Capa and Gerda Taro get published in the international press, fostering a broader awareness of the conflict. In April 1937, the Guernica massacre inspires Picasso to create a monumental canvas symbolizing the violence perpetrated by Franco's supporters and by fascism more generally. The Spanish Republic is lost, and one war ends as another begins.

Thu 24th August

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.

Thu 24th August

The People's Museum

Paul Martin presents another selection of items for the public to vote on, featuring the very first ballot box and British engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel as the public vote to decide which should gain a place in the collection.

Thu 24th August

Tarzan Revisited

This documentary celebrates 100 years of the famous character Tarzan from print and in film. Featuring in-depth discussions with current and past actors in the Tarzan franchise: Christopher Lambert, Dennis Miller, Margot Robbie, Casper Van Dien, Alexander Skaarsgard and many more.

Thu 24th August

Silver Screen Stars: James Coburn

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 24th 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 week Judy is joined by guests Diahann Carrol and Mel Torme.

Thu 24th August

Ball And Boe: One Night Only

Olivier award-winning stage star Michael Ball and the nation's favourite tenor Alfie Boe perform a selection of theatrical classics and collaborate with some special guest stars.

Thu 24th August

Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter

The Hollywood Reporter holds round-table discussions with Oscar and Emmy nominees. Sitting in this episode: Kenneth Lonergan, Pedro Almodovar, Allison Schroeder, Noah Oppenheim, Tom Ford and Taylor Sheridan.

Thu 24th August

Classical Destinations

We start in the heart of Europe, Hamburg then onto Vienna - unfolding the lives and music of two of the greats - Brahms and Mahler. We unveil first classical music's great romantic, Johannes Brahms, both in his birth home of Hamburg and his adopted home of Vienna, featuring his long relationship with Clara Schumann. We then explore Vienna through Mahler and visit two of the composing huts in the Austrian countryside where he wrote many of his magnificent symphonies.

Thu 24th August

Orchestre National de Lyon and Slatkin

Classical concert. 2014. Orchestre National de Lyon, Leonard Slatkin (conductor), Olga Kern (piano), Baiba Skride (violin), Sol Gabetta (cello). Bolcom, Beethoven, Mussorgsky. Recorded at the Auditorium Maurice Ravel, Lyons.

Thu 24th August

Noon

Valery Gergiev conducts Shostakovich

Classical concert. 2014. Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor), Alena Baeva (violin). Shostakovich: Symphony No.7, Violin Concerto No.2. Recorded at the Salle Pleyel, Paris.

Thu 24th 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 24th August

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.

Thu 24th August

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.

Thu 24th August

Silver Screen Stars: Grace Kelly

Grace Patricia Kelly was an American actress who famously, in April 1956, married Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, The Princess of Monaco, and commonly referred to as Princess Grace. This programme illustrates how her film roles provided a journey to become a Princess in the roles she chose. After embarking on an acting career in 1950, at the age of 20, Grace Kelly appeared in New York City theatrical productions in more than forty episodes of live drama productions broadcast during the early 1950s Golden Age of Television. In 1953, with the release of Mogambo with Clark Gable and Ava Gardner, she became a movie star, a status confirmed in 1954 with a Golden Globe Award and Academy Award nomination as well as leading roles in five films, including The Country Girl, in which she gave her, Academy Award-winning performance. Her classic roles included High Noon with Gary Cooper and Dial M for Murder and Rear Window with director Hitchcock adoring her rich blonde looks. Her final three films were the journey to Monaco including To Catch a Thief set in Cannes, The Swan the story of a Princess and High Society with Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby. In June 1999, the American Film Institute ranked her No.13 in their list of top female stars of American cinema.

Thu 24th August

Evening

Classical Destinations

We follow the great Danube River as it carves its way from Budapest in Hungary to Vienna via Bratislava. The dramatic history of Budapest reveals the works of the immensely talented Franz Liszt and those who came after him, Zoltan Kodaly and Bela Bartok. All shared a desire to create music with a distinctively Hungarian flavour. We finish with an overview of Vienna set to Beethoven.

Thu 24th August

The Jonathan Ross Show

Jonathan Ross interviews celebrity guests, with musical performances by A-list artists. In this episode guests include Sacha Baron Cohen, Stephen Fry, Amy Poehler and Romesh Ranganathan.

Thu 24th August

20 Feet from Stardom

Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. This film shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. Triumphant and heartbreaking in equal measure, the film is both a tribute to the unsung voices that brought shape and style to popular music, and a reflection on the conflicts, sacrifices and rewards of a career spent harmonising with others. These gifted artists span a range of styles, genres and eras of popular music, but each has a uniquely fascinating and personal story to share of life spent in the shadows of superstardom. Along with rare archival footage and a peerless soundtrack, this film boasts intimate interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Mick Jagger and Sting, to name just a few. However, these world-famous figures take a back seat to the diverse array of backup singers whose lives and stories take centre stage in the film.

Thu 24th August

Innovators in Music

As a 30-piece orchestra digs into the opening riff of his haunting track Sweet Dreams, Dave Stewart, one of the most respected and accomplished artists in modern music, seems to enjoy a rare moment of looking back on his astonishing legacy. Over the past 25 years, Stewart has sold more than 75-million albums worldwide with Eurythmics partner Annie Lennox. But Stewart is already onto to his next creative idea well before the second chorus begins. Bob Dylan describes Stewart as "a fearless innovator" and it is exactly that approach to his life and his work that has led him to become one of the most sought-after writers and music producers in the world. It has also given Stewart the freedom to extend his talents well beyond the music studio, including photography. We encounter Stewart at the opening of his photography exhibit at the Morrison Hotel Gallery in New York's Bowery district.

Thu 24th August

Soundstage: Norah Jones

Sultry vocalist and pianist Norah Jones is known for a unique blend of jazz and traditional vocal pop with hints of bluesy country and contemporary folk. Her debut album sold 18 million copies worldwide and earned Jones eight Grammy Awards. In this special filmed at St Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn, Jones performs a blend of covers by the likes of Tom Waits and Wilco, hits such as Don't Know Why and Come Away With Me, and tracks from her fourth album, The Fall.

Thu 24th August

Austin City Limits

Great music. No limits. Now the longest-running music series in American television history, this program showcases popular music legends and innovators from every genre.

Thu 24th August

Berlin Live

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

Fri 25th August

Morning

Jools Holland: Jamiroquai

Featuring performances by Delta Spirit, Mama Rosin, KT Tunstall, Everything Everything and Ray LaMontagne.

Fri 25th August

Haydn: Symphony No. 85

Haydn's Symphony No. 85 in B-flat Major (La Reine), part of the Paris Symphonies series, is conducted here by Sir Roger Norrington and performed by the Camerata Salzburg. The piece was recorded at the Mozarteum, Salzburg.

Fri 25th August

The Adventurers Of Modern Art

World War Two erupts, and France mobilises its war effort. After the debacle of June 1940 and the Occupation of Nazi Germany, Europe is in tatters, and artists and intellectuals flee in droves. Old friends among those who stay behind are eventually torn apart. Some collaborate, some resist - many make do as they can, and others pay for their commitment with their lives. When the war at last is over, Paris reawakens to find that an astonishing work has been created from within its war-torn midst.

Fri 25th August

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.

Fri 25th August

The People's Museum

Paul Martin presents from the Imperial War Museum in London. A little-known Hogarth portrait, an early carnival icon, a vital marine invention and long-lost tales from wartime refugees are the four historic artefacts on today's show, with viewers getting the chance to decide which is most worthy of being on public display.

Fri 25th August

Beethoven, Symphony No. 6

Symphony No. 6, in F Major, Op. 68, otherwise known as the "Pastoral Symphony", conducted here by Herbert von Karajan, performed by the Berlin Philharmonic.

Fri 25th August

Soundstage: Norah Jones

Sultry vocalist and pianist Norah Jones is known for a unique blend of jazz and traditional vocal pop with hints of bluesy country and contemporary folk. Her debut album sold 18 million copies worldwide and earned Jones eight Grammy Awards. In this special filmed at St Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn, Jones performs a blend of covers by the likes of Tom Waits and Wilco, hits such as Don't Know Why and Come Away With Me, and tracks from her fourth album, The Fall.

Fri 25th August

Austin City Limits

Great music. No limits. Now the longest-running music series in American television history, this program showcases popular music legends and innovators from every genre.

Fri 25th August

Berlin Live

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

Fri 25th August

20 Feet from Stardom

Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. This film shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. Triumphant and heartbreaking in equal measure, the film is both a tribute to the unsung voices that brought shape and style to popular music, and a reflection on the conflicts, sacrifices and rewards of a career spent harmonising with others. These gifted artists span a range of styles, genres and eras of popular music, but each has a uniquely fascinating and personal story to share of life spent in the shadows of superstardom. Along with rare archival footage and a peerless soundtrack, this film boasts intimate interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Mick Jagger and Sting, to name just a few. However, these world-famous figures take a back seat to the diverse array of backup singers whose lives and stories take centre stage in the film.

Fri 25th August

Classical Destinations

We follow the great Danube River as it carves its way from Budapest in Hungary to Vienna via Bratislava. The dramatic history of Budapest reveals the works of the immensely talented Franz Liszt and those who came after him, Zoltan Kodaly and Bela Bartok. All shared a desire to create music with a distinctively Hungarian flavour. We finish with an overview of Vienna set to Beethoven.

Fri 25th August

Handel's Alcina in Provence

Opera. 2015. Haendel. Andrea Marcon (conductor), Orchestra Freiburger Barockorchester. Alcina: Patricia Petibon, Ruggiero: Philippe Jaroussky. Recorded at the Grand Theatre de Provence, Aix-en-Provence festival.

Fri 25th 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 25th August

The Book Show: Kingslee 'akala' Daley

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 Joan Bakewell and Pamela Stephenson-Connolly.

Fri 25th 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.

Fri 25th August

Silver Screen Stars: Robert Mitchum

Robert Charles Durman Mitchum was an American film actor who rose to prominence for his starring roles in several major works of the film noir style, and is considered a forerunner of the anti-heroes prevalent in film during the 1950s and 1960s. Classic roles include His Kind Of Woman (1951), Night of the Hunter (1955) Heaven Knows Mr Allison (1957), The Enemy Below (1957), The Sundowners (1960), Cape Fear (1961) , The Longest Day (1962), Ryan's Daughter (1970 David Lean) and Yakuza (1974) Mitchum is no.23 on the American Film Institute's list of the greatest male American screen legends of all time.

Fri 25th August

Classical Destinations

This episode is a musical montage of some of the greatest cities, towns and music along this magnificent waterway. We start in Vienna, stopping at Durnstein, Melk and Linz before closing in Salzburg. Along the way we encounter the incredible music of such greats as Mozart, Johann Strauss Jnr, Beethoven, Franz Schubert and Anton Bruckner, all set against breathtaking scenery.

Fri 25th August

Evening

The Jonathan Ross Show

Jonathan Ross interviews celebrity guests, with musical performances by A-list artists. Guests include aylor Lautner, Ronan Keating, Johanna Konta and Lukas Graham.

Fri 25th August

The Edinburgh Military Tattoo at 60

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is the most famous military spectacle in the world, and in 2017 it celebrates its 60th birthday. In this archive rich documentary, Bill Paterson tells the story of how the Edinburgh Tattoo grew from an all Scottish military pageant to an internationally renowned phenomenon, with acts from across the globe joining the traditional pipes and drums and military bands on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle. Rarely seen archive brings to life a changing post-war world and shows how the public's attitude towards the forces has come full circle since the first official Edinburgh Tattoo in 1950. Conceived in an era when the military were hailed as heroes the show was in instant hit, but its popularity dipped in the '60s with the anti-war hippie generation. In 2017, with support for British soldiers in Afghanistan, the show is more popular than ever. The program features extraordinary performances from some of the 'showstoppers' over the years.

Fri 25th August

Andre Rieu: My African Dream

A concert by the violinist in Cape Town, South Africa, featuring performances of Heal the World, Ave Maria and Seventy-six Trombones. Rieu is joined by soprano Kimmy Skota and a children's choir, and there is also footage of the rehearsals.

Fri 25th August

Love Never Dies

Ten years has passed since a fire broke out in Paris - leaving only a mask behind. As the love story continues in Coney Island, NY, The Phantom's undying love has grown for the soprano singer, Christine Daae. Christine, her 10-year-old son, Gustave, and husband, Raoul, the Viscount de Changy, travel to Coney Island where Christine is scheduled to sing for Hammerstein, but ends up singing for the mysterious Mister Y. They don't know what lies ahead. Christine and Erik confess about their past. Christine and Raoul reunite with old friends; and Christine sings for her mysterious masked man once more.

Sat 26th August

Morning

The Edinburgh Military Tattoo at 60

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is the most famous military spectacle in the world, and in 2017 it celebrates its 60th birthday. In this archive rich documentary, Bill Paterson tells the story of how the Edinburgh Tattoo grew from an all Scottish military pageant to an internationally renowned phenomenon, with acts from across the globe joining the traditional pipes and drums and military bands on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle. Rarely seen archive brings to life a changing post-war world and shows how the public's attitude towards the forces has come full circle since the first official Edinburgh Tattoo in 1950. Conceived in an era when the military were hailed as heroes the show was in instant hit, but its popularity dipped in the '60s with the anti-war hippie generation. In 2017, with support for British soldiers in Afghanistan, the show is more popular than ever. The program features extraordinary performances from some of the 'showstoppers' over the years.

Sat 26th August

Last Night of the Proms 2012

Recorded live from the Royal Albert Hall, Katie Derham introduces the biggest classical music party and grand finale to the 2012 Proms. The soloists are Nicola Benedetti, one of Britain's most popular and influential young violinists, and Maltese star tenor Joseph Calleja. Also on stage are the combined forces of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Chorus, all under the baton of Jiri Belohlavek.

Sat 26th August

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.

Sat 26th August

Who We Are: Brave New Clan

Follow the lives of six exceptional young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and see how they engage with their communities, history and cultures, in modern Australia. As part of their contemporary lifestyles, these inspiring young Australians showcase music, politics, careers, histories, bush medicine, language and stories. Their unique journeys span Indigenous cultures across the country from the bustling streets of Sydney to the aquamarine vistas of the Torres Strait.

Sat 26th August

Ancient Greece: Greatest Show on Earth

Dr Michael Scott explores the role played by the Romans in the preservation of Greek drama, discovering how they adapted it to their own ends. Plus, he reveals how the empire served as a vital link between modern drama and the plays of the ancient Greeks. With contributions by professors Matthew Leigh, Tim Whitmarsh and Gesine Manuwald.

Sat 26th August

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.

Sat 26th August

Frank Lloyd Wright

For more than 70 years, Frank Lloyd Wright showed his countrymen new ways to build their homes and see the world around them. He created some of the most monumental, and some of the most intimate spaces in America. He designed everything: banks and resorts, office buildings and churches, a filling station and a synagogue, a beer garden and an art museum. From his first house to his final masterpiece, follow Frank Lloyd Wright's extraordinary career, his life, and 20th century American architecture.

Sat 26th August

The Fatwa: Salman's Story

An intimate and involving documentary that charts in full - for the first time - the consequences of a worldwide controversy that forced author Salman Rushdie into hiding for over a decade. Following publication of his novel The Satanic Verses in 1988, Rushdie was accused of blasphemy by conservative Muslims. As the situation escalated, on 14 February, 1989, Iran's then-leader Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa calling on Muslims to kill the book's author and publishers. This is the inside story of how it felt to be at the epicentre of an international crisis, as Rushdie recalls the day-to-day drama of living under a death sentence, terrified for the safety of his child, and hearing horrific news of his publishers and translators being attacked and killed. The program features unprecedented access to key figures, including Rushdie's closest family and friends.

Sat 26th 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 26th 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 26th August

Masterpieces Unveiled

Exceptional masterpieces from Caravaggio, Titian, Bosch and Van Eyck to Botticelli, Leonardo, Piero della Francesca, Velazquez and Raphael. This series reveals how great artists are not only extraordinary interpreters of art but also true narrators of their times. We seek out the hidden messages in the paintings - politics, loves and passions of the greatest masters of all time.

Sat 26th August

Eras Of Music History

Civil revolutions and Bell Canto, Paris Salon Culture, and German song. Rossini, Verdi, Wagner and Puccini took the world of Opera to new heights. The many sides of romantic music are explained in this episode. Featuring Jonas Kaufmann, Rene Kollo, Anna Netrebko, Julia Fischer and many more.

Sat 26th August

Noon

The Edinburgh Military Tattoo at 60

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is the most famous military spectacle in the world, and in 2017 it celebrates its 60th birthday. In this archive rich documentary, Bill Paterson tells the story of how the Edinburgh Tattoo grew from an all Scottish military pageant to an internationally renowned phenomenon, with acts from across the globe joining the traditional pipes and drums and military bands on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle. Rarely seen archive brings to life a changing post-war world and shows how the public's attitude towards the forces has come full circle since the first official Edinburgh Tattoo in 1950. Conceived in an era when the military were hailed as heroes the show was in instant hit, but its popularity dipped in the '60s with the anti-war hippie generation. In 2017, with support for British soldiers in Afghanistan, the show is more popular than ever. The program features extraordinary performances from some of the 'showstoppers' over the years.

Sat 26th August

Andre Rieu: My African Dream

A concert by the violinist in Cape Town, South Africa, featuring performances of Heal the World, Ave Maria and Seventy-six Trombones. Rieu is joined by soprano Kimmy Skota and a children's choir, and there is also footage of the rehearsals.

Sat 26th August

Love Never Dies

Ten years has passed since a fire broke out in Paris - leaving only a mask behind. As the love story continues in Coney Island, NY, The Phantom's undying love has grown for the soprano singer, Christine Daae. Christine, her 10-year-old son, Gustave, and husband, Raoul, the Viscount de Changy, travel to Coney Island where Christine is scheduled to sing for Hammerstein, but ends up singing for the mysterious Mister Y. They don't know what lies ahead. Christine and Erik confess about their past. Christine and Raoul reunite with old friends; and Christine sings for her mysterious masked man once more.

Sat 26th August

Ball And Boe: One Night Only

Olivier award-winning stage star Michael Ball and the nation's favourite tenor Alfie Boe perform a selection of theatrical classics and collaborate with some special guest stars.

Sat 26th August

20 Feet from Stardom

Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. This film shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. Triumphant and heartbreaking in equal measure, the film is both a tribute to the unsung voices that brought shape and style to popular music, and a reflection on the conflicts, sacrifices and rewards of a career spent harmonising with others. These gifted artists span a range of styles, genres and eras of popular music, but each has a uniquely fascinating and personal story to share of life spent in the shadows of superstardom. Along with rare archival footage and a peerless soundtrack, this film boasts intimate interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Mick Jagger and Sting, to name just a few. However, these world-famous figures take a back seat to the diverse array of backup singers whose lives and stories take centre stage in the film.

Sat 26th August

Evening

Rock Legends: Janis Joplin

She rose to fame in the late 1960s and was known for her powerful, blues-inspired vocals. She died of an accidental drug overdose in 1970. Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of Janis Joplin.

Sat 26th August

Johnny Cash: Song By Song

Cash's early career is defined by ability to remain defiant against the status quo to achieve his destiny. After working for hours in the cotton fields, Cash defied his father by listening to forbidden songs with his ear pressed against the transistor radio. The US Air Force provided an escape from rural life and gave him chance to see the world. He was offered a life of stability with a career in the military. Cash declined. After moving to Memphis in the mid '50s, he found rock 'n' roll was in, Country was out. Much to the chagrin of pioneer producer Sam Phillips, Cash stubbornly stayed true to his country roots. The lyrics for I Walk The Line came to the married Cash on the road in Texas as he struggled to remain faithful to his wife, Vivian. The temptations on the road for a musician are like no other. The song would also prove to be one of the first examples of a complicated and contradictory artist. In many ways, this song begins a dark period for Cash when there was really no line he didn't cross - he left his wife Vivian, became addicted to alcohol and amphetamines, and nearly destroyed his life. Cash would eventually walk away from Sun Records and Phillips would threaten to sue him - an act that Cash would never forget. The success of I Walk The Line ultimately proved the rebel was right.

Sat 26th August

The Rolling Stones - Havana Moon

The Rolling Stones play a concert in Havana, the capital of Cuba, for the first time in their history.

Sat 26th August

The Rolling Stones: Ole! Ole! Ole!

This Rock 'n' roll concert documentary follows the Stones on their 2016 tour, culminating in their historic stop in Havana, Cuba.

Sun 27th August

Morning

Sting: The Last Ship

Against a backdrop of evocative visual projections, this captivating live performance takes viewers on a journey of love, loss, redemption, and self-discovery, offering an inside look at the story behind The Last Ship. Sting is joined by a 14 piece band, including actor and singer Jimmy Nail amongst a stellar line-up of guests.

Sun 27th August

Latin Music USA

We look at the Latin pop explosion in the new millennium, focusing on the success of artists like Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan and Shakira in the English-language market in the context of an increasingly Latinised US.

Sun 27th August

The Blues

Director Charles Burnett presents a tale about a young boy's encounter with his family in Mississippi in the 1950s, and intergenerational tensions between the heavenly strains of gospel and the devilish moans of the blues.

Sun 27th August

Andre Rieu: Roses From the South

Andre ventures to the amazing sub-tropical paradise island of Mainau, in Lake Constance, Germany. Known as the 'Flower Island' due it its unique exotic gardens, Mainau and its majestic palace grounds provide the perfect picturesque setting for Andre and his Johan Strauss Orchestra to perform a spellbinding set in front of a sea of adoring fans.

Sun 27th August

20 Feet from Stardom

Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. This film shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. Triumphant and heartbreaking in equal measure, the film is both a tribute to the unsung voices that brought shape and style to popular music, and a reflection on the conflicts, sacrifices and rewards of a career spent harmonising with others. These gifted artists span a range of styles, genres and eras of popular music, but each has a uniquely fascinating and personal story to share of life spent in the shadows of superstardom. Along with rare archival footage and a peerless soundtrack, this film boasts intimate interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Mick Jagger and Sting, to name just a few. However, these world-famous figures take a back seat to the diverse array of backup singers whose lives and stories take centre stage in the film.

Sun 27th August

Rock Legends: Janis Joplin

She rose to fame in the late 1960s and was known for her powerful, blues-inspired vocals. She died of an accidental drug overdose in 1970. Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of Janis Joplin.

Sun 27th August

Johnny Cash: Song By Song

Cash's early career is defined by ability to remain defiant against the status quo to achieve his destiny. After working for hours in the cotton fields, Cash defied his father by listening to forbidden songs with his ear pressed against the transistor radio. The US Air Force provided an escape from rural life and gave him chance to see the world. He was offered a life of stability with a career in the military. Cash declined. After moving to Memphis in the mid '50s, he found rock 'n' roll was in, Country was out. Much to the chagrin of pioneer producer Sam Phillips, Cash stubbornly stayed true to his country roots. The lyrics for I Walk The Line came to the married Cash on the road in Texas as he struggled to remain faithful to his wife, Vivian. The temptations on the road for a musician are like no other. The song would also prove to be one of the first examples of a complicated and contradictory artist. In many ways, this song begins a dark period for Cash when there was really no line he didn't cross - he left his wife Vivian, became addicted to alcohol and amphetamines, and nearly destroyed his life. Cash would eventually walk away from Sun Records and Phillips would threaten to sue him - an act that Cash would never forget. The success of I Walk The Line ultimately proved the rebel was right.

Sun 27th August

The Rolling Stones - Havana Moon

The Rolling Stones play a concert in Havana, the capital of Cuba, for the first time in their history.

Sun 27th August

The Rolling Stones: Ole! Ole! Ole!

This Rock 'n' roll concert documentary follows the Stones on their 2016 tour, culminating in their historic stop in Havana, Cuba.

Sun 27th 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 week Judy is joined by guests Diahann Carrol and Mel Torme.

Sun 27th August

Gypsy

Based on the Broadway hit about the life and times of burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and her aggressive stage mother, Mama Rose.

Sun 27th August

Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter

The Hollywood Reporter holds round-table discussions with Oscar and Emmy nominees. Sitting in this episode: Kenneth Lonergan, Pedro Almodovar, Allison Schroeder, Noah Oppenheim, Tom Ford and Taylor Sheridan.

Sun 27th August

The Edinburgh Military Tattoo at 60

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is the most famous military spectacle in the world, and in 2017 it celebrates its 60th birthday. In this archive rich documentary, Bill Paterson tells the story of how the Edinburgh Tattoo grew from an all Scottish military pageant to an internationally renowned phenomenon, with acts from across the globe joining the traditional pipes and drums and military bands on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle. Rarely seen archive brings to life a changing post-war world and shows how the public's attitude towards the forces has come full circle since the first official Edinburgh Tattoo in 1950. Conceived in an era when the military were hailed as heroes the show was in instant hit, but its popularity dipped in the '60s with the anti-war hippie generation. In 2017, with support for British soldiers in Afghanistan, the show is more popular than ever. The program features extraordinary performances from some of the 'showstoppers' over the years.

Sun 27th August

Evening

Portrait Artist Of The Year

The winners from each heat will go head-to-head as they all paint the portrait of awarding-winning actor Imelda Staunton, as they get one step closer to claiming the prize, a 10,000 pounds commission to paint much loved broadcaster Graham Norton for the National Gallery of Ireland's permanent collection.

Sun 27th August

Sunday Night at the Palladium

Host Alexander Armstrong introduces Quest Crew, the cast of West End musical The Commitments, The AAC Boys, Rod Woodward, Meghan Trainor, Andre Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra, Lee Nelson and Josh Groban.

Sun 27th August

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24

From the Berlin Philharmonic archives. Daniel Barenboim (piano) and the Berlin Philharmonic play Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 24.

Sun 27th August

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25

From the Berlin Philharmonic archives. Daniel Barenboim (piano) and the Berlin Philharmonic play Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 25.

Sun 27th August

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 26

From the Berlin Philharmonic archives. Daniel Barenboim (piano) and the Berlin Philharmonic play Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 26.

Sun 27th August

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 27

From the Berlin Philharmonic archives. Daniel Barenboim (piano) and the Berlin Philharmonic play Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 27.

Sun 27th August

Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall

In this special, some of the biggest names in comedy pay tribute to the legendary stand-up stage founded in 1963 by Budd Friedman.

Mon 28th August

Morning

Sunday Night at the Palladium

Host Alexander Armstrong introduces Quest Crew, the cast of West End musical The Commitments, The AAC Boys, Rod Woodward, Meghan Trainor, Andre Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra, Lee Nelson and Josh Groban.

Mon 28th August

Jools Holland: Steve Miller Band

Featuring performances by Duane Eddy, Janelle Monae, The Jim Jones Revue, Cheikh Lo, Cee Lo Green, and CW Stoneking.

Mon 28th August

Art of China

In this series, we set out to uncover China. This episode, we explore the spectacular, recent discoveries of ancient art that are re-defining this vast country's understanding of its own beginnings. We discover an extraordinary collection of sophisticated alien-like bronze masks created nearly four millennia ago and the tomb of a warrior empress where we find the origins of calligraphy. Seeking always to understand art in its historical context, we visit the tomb of the First Emperor and come face to face with the Terracotta Army. At the end of the journey, we find ourselves in Western China looking at the impact of the arrival of Buddhism from India in the wondrous paintings and sculptures of the Dunhuang caves.

Mon 28th August

The Art of Australia

A stunning three-part landmark series on how art and artists helped to shape Australia's national identity.

Mon 28th August

The People's Museum

As the final draws closer, Paul Martin puts artefacts relating to Olympic rowers Steve Redgrave and Matthew Pinsent, Isaac Newton and the world's first steam locomotive up for public vote to decide which should gain a place in the collection.

Mon 28th August

Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall

In this special, some of the biggest names in comedy pay tribute to the legendary stand-up stage founded in 1963 by Budd Friedman.

Mon 28th August

Portrait Artist Of The Year

The winners from each heat will go head-to-head as they all paint the portrait of awarding-winning actor Imelda Staunton, as they get one step closer to claiming the prize, a 10,000 pounds commission to paint much loved broadcaster Graham Norton for the National Gallery of Ireland's permanent collection.

Mon 28th August

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24

From the Berlin Philharmonic archives. Daniel Barenboim (piano) and the Berlin Philharmonic play Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 24.

Mon 28th August

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25

From the Berlin Philharmonic archives. Daniel Barenboim (piano) and the Berlin Philharmonic play Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 25.

Mon 28th August

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 26

From the Berlin Philharmonic archives. Daniel Barenboim (piano) and the Berlin Philharmonic play Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 26.

Mon 28th August

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 27

From the Berlin Philharmonic archives. Daniel Barenboim (piano) and the Berlin Philharmonic play Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 27.

Mon 28th August

Sunday Night at the Palladium

Host Alexander Armstrong introduces Quest Crew, the cast of West End musical The Commitments, The AAC Boys, Rod Woodward, Meghan Trainor, Andre Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra, Lee Nelson and Josh Groban.

Mon 28th August

Classical Destinations

This episode is a musical montage of some of the greatest cities, towns and music along this magnificent waterway. We start in Vienna, stopping at Durnstein, Melk and Linz before closing in Salzburg. Along the way we encounter the incredible music of such greats as Mozart, Johann Strauss Jnr, Beethoven, Franz Schubert and Anton Bruckner, all set against breathtaking scenery.

Mon 28th August

Aaron Parks & Little Big: Jazz Fest

Jazz. 2015. Winter Jazz Fest. Aaron Parks (piano), Greg Tuohey (guitar), Adam Chilenski (bass), and Darren Beckett (drums).

Mon 28th August

Tokyo Jazzed Out

Jazz. 2012. With : STIM, Isao Suzuki and Mamoru Ishida, Michiyo Yagi Koto Trio, Fumio Itabashi, Tri4th, Indigo Jam Unit, Chihiro Yamanaka and Hikaru Toho, Conguero Tres Hoofer, HB.

Mon 28th August

Noon

Taylor McFerrin - Winter Jazz Fest

Jazz. 2015. Taylor McFerrin, voice and keyboards.

Mon 28th 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 28th 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.

Mon 28th 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.

Mon 28th August

Silver Screen Stars: Deborah Kerr

Deborah Jane Kerr was a Scottish film and television actress. She won the Sarah Siddons Award for her Chicago performance as Laura Reynolds in Tea and Sympathy, a role which she originated on Broadway, a Golden Globe Award for the motion picture The King and I, and was a three-time winner of the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress. She was also the recipient of honorary Academy, BAFTA and Cannes Film Festival awards. She was nominated six times for the Academy Award for Best Actress but never won. In 1994, however, she was awarded the Academy Honorary Award, cited by the Academy as "an artist of impeccable grace and beauty, a dedicated actress whose motion picture career has always stood for perfection, discipline and elegance". Her classic films include The King and I, An Affair to Remember, From Here to Eternity, Quo Vadis, The Innocents, Black Narcissus, Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp and Separate Tables.

Mon 28th August

Evening

Classical Destinations

Aled tours the captivating city of Salzburg with its grand palaces and famous music festival. He explores the early life of the child prodigy, Mozart, the phenomenal music he created and, finally, his tragically premature end. We then cruise onto the German city of Passau across the Austrian border.

Mon 28th August

The Jonathan Ross Show

Jonathan Ross interviews celebrity guests, with musical performances by A-list artists. Guests include Alesha Dixon, Tim Roth, Tom Hollander and Seann Walsh.

Mon 28th August

Soup Cans & Superstars

Alastair Sooke champions pop art as one of the most important art forms of the 20th-century, peeling back pops frothy, ironic surface to reveal an art style full of subversive wit and radical ideas. He brings a fresh eye to the work of pop art superstars Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, and tracks down pop's pioneers, from American artists like James Rosenquist, Claes Oldenburg and Ed Ruscha to British godfathers Peter Blake and Allen Jones. He also explores how pop's fascination with celebrity, advertising and the mass media was part of a global art movement, and Alastair travels to China to discover how a new generation of artists is reinventing pop art for the 21st-century.

Mon 28th August

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.

Mon 28th August

Maiko: Dancing Child

Maiko's destiny was decided before she was born. Her name Maiko means dancing child. Her mother, the driving force behind her career, sold their house and car to send 14-year-old Maiko to the most prestigious dancing schools in Europe. She knew she couldn't return to Japan as a failure. Now 32, Maiko is on top of her career as a prima ballerina at the Norwegian National Ballet. Maiko is not a young dancer any more and talented newcomers are longing for her position. Competition is getting tougher when Maiko decides to start a family. We follow Maiko at a breaking point in her life, where she is forced to make decisions that might jeopardise everything she has worked for.

Mon 28th August

Verdissimo

A medley of overtures and choruses from Verdi operas: eLuisa Miller, I Lombardi, Macbeth, Don Carlo, Nabucco, Les Vepres siciliennes, Otello and Aida. Conductor by Daniele Gatti, recorded at the Palais des Congres in Paris.

Tue 29th August

Morning

Jools Holland: Cyndi Lauper

Featuring performances by John Legend, Antony and the Johnsons, The Ting Tings, Ray Davies Mumford & Sons, Imelda May, and Chapel Club.

Tue 29th 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.

Tue 29th August

Art of China

Continuing our epic story of Chinese Art we travel to the Yellow Mountains in Southern China to understand the power of Chinese landscape painting. The period from the 10th to the 15th century - from the Song to the Ming Dynasties - was the golden age of art in China. We discover an Emperor so in love with art and beauty that he neglected to rule his country - and scholar artists who fled the Mongol invasion to immerse themselves in nature - combining wondrous landscape painting and calligraphy. While Europe was still in the Dark Ages, Chinese art was being reborn.

Tue 29th August

The Art of Australia

Edmund explores how Australian identity evolved in the 20th century and how modern art down under struggled to emerge. He looks at Sidney Nolan, Albert Tucker and Arthur Boyd.

Tue 29th August

The People's Museum

Paul Martin visits Apsley House in London to give a rundown of the public's 20 favourite historical icons, and reveals the overall winner as votes are counted.

Tue 29th August

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.

Tue 29th August

Maiko: Dancing Child

Maiko's destiny was decided before she was born. Her name Maiko means dancing child. Her mother, the driving force behind her career, sold their house and car to send 14 year old Maiko to the most prestigious dancing schools in Europe. She knew she couldn't return to Japan as a failure. Today Maiko is 32 on top of her career as a prima ballerina at the Norwegian National Ballet. Maiko is not a young dancer any more and talented newcomers are longing for her position. Competition is getting tougher when Maiko decides to start a family... We follow Maiko at a breaking point in her life, where she is forced to make decisions that might jeopardise everything she has worked for.

Tue 29th August

Verdissimo

A medley of overtures and choruses from Verdi operas: eLuisa Miller, I Lombardi, Macbeth, Don Carlo, Nabucco, Les Vepres siciliennes, Otello and Aida. Conductor by Daniele Gatti, recorded at the Palais des Congres in Paris.

Tue 29th August

Soup Cans & Superstars

Alastair Sooke champions Pop Art as one of the most important art forms of the 20th century, peeling back Pops frothy, ironic surface to reveal an art style full of subversive wit and radical ideas. He brings a fresh eye to the work of Pop Art superstars Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, and tracks down Pop's pioneers, from American artists like James Rosenquist, Claes Oldenburg and Ed Ruscha to British godfathers Peter Blake and Allen Jones. He also explores how Pop's fascination with celebrity, advertising and the mass media was part of a global art movement and Alastair travels to China to discover how a new generation of artists is reinventing Pop Art for the 21st century.

Tue 29th August

Classical Destinations

Aled tours the captivating city of Salzburg with its grand palaces and famous music festival. He explores the early life of the child prodigy, Mozart, the phenomenal music he created and, finally, his tragically premature end. We then cruise onto the German city of Passau across the Austrian border.

Tue 29th August

Berlioz - The Symphonie Fantastique

Classical Concert. 2013. London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor) Karen Cargill (mezzo-soprano) . Berlioz. Recorded at the Barbican Hall, London.

Tue 29th August

Noon

Gautier Capucon And The Young Talents

Classical Concert. 2013. Sinfonietta de Lausanne, Alexander Mayer (conductor) , Gautier Capucon (cello) . Bach, Mozart, Franck, Sibelius, Saint-Saens.Recorded at the Saint-Prex Classics Festival, Switzerland.

Tue 29th 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 29th 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.

Tue 29th 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.

Tue 29th August

Silver Screen Stars: Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire, born in 1899, was an American film and Broadway stage dancer, choreographer, singer, musician and actor. His stage and subsequent film career spanned a total of 76 years, during which he made 31 musical films. He was named the fifth Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute. He is famous for his on screen partnership with fellow actress and dancer Ginger Rogers, with whom he made ten films. It is said by Gene Kelly said that "the history of dance on film begins with Astaire". Beyond film and television, many classical dancers and choreographers, Rudolf Nureyev, Sammy Davis, Jr., Michael Jackson, Gregory Hines, Mikhail Baryshnikov, George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins among them, also acknowledged his importance and influence. Classic titles include The Gay Divorcee, Top Hat, Swing Time, Royal Wedding, Holiday Inn, Funny Face (with Audrey Hepburn), On the Beach (anti-nuclear war film set against the cold war) and Towering Inferno.

Tue 29th August

Classical Destinations

We cruise through to Nuremburg via a brief visit to the Czech Republic and then on to the medieval town of Regensburg to experience the great German beer and a famous historic sausage kitchen. Further downstream we visit Bamberg and Rothenburg with their stunning architecture, and all with their own part to play in classical music history. In Nuremburg Aled looks at the city's part in the dramatic events of the Second World War and explores the influence of Wagner's music on Hitler and the Nazis.

Tue 29th August

Evening

The Jonathan Ross Show

Jonathan Ross interviews celebrity guests, with musical performances by A-list artists. In this episode, guests include Roisin Conaty, Jack Black, Berry Gordy and the cast of Motown: The Musical.

Tue 29th August

Portrait Artist Of The Year

The three finalists face two ultimate challenges. The first to take on a commission piece for one of Britain and Ireland's most converted intuitions before facing their final 4 hours challenge to paint much loved actor Tom Courtenay in front of the public.

Tue 29th August

Vincent: The Full Story

Award-winning art critic Waldemar Januszczak traces the life story of Vincent Van Gogh, drawing on a collection of newly retranslated letters and fresh research. He begins with an exploration of the celebrated painter's early years, from his childhood to the time he spent in England, where he found love and religion, neither of which provided him with lasting solace.

Tue 29th August

Valery Gergiev conducts Shostakovich

Classical concert. 2014. Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor), Alena Baeva (violin). Shostakovich: Symphony No.7, Violin Concerto No.2. Recorded at the Salle Pleyel, Paris.

Tue 29th August

Portrait Artist Of The Year

The three finalists face two ultimate challenges. The first to take on a commission piece for one of Britain and Ireland's most converted intuitions before facing their final 4 hours challenge to paint much loved actor Tom Courtenay in front of the public.

Wed 30th August

Morning

Jools Holland: Duffy

Featuring performances by; The Gaslight Anthem, Sheryl Crow, Heaven 17, Marques Toliver, Crystal Fighters and The Pierces.

Wed 30th August

Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 59, No. 3

Beethoven's String Quartet Op. 59, No. 3, performed by the Belcea Quartet from the Vienna Konzerthaus.

Wed 30th August

Art of China

The final leg of our journey into the extraordinary story of China-s art charts the journey from imperial to modern: the glorious rise and calamitous fall of its last dynasty. Rulers so entranced by the spell of western art that they failed to notice the rise of western dominance with disastrous consequences. The subsequent profound identity crisis as China's artists struggled with outside influence. An age of crisis, which ultimately led to bloody revolution and re-birth: after tyrant Mao's Cultural Revolution and Tiananmen Square, does its new art reveal a different side to the Modern China we think we know?

Wed 30th August

The Art of Australia

In the third instalment Beyond Australia, Edmund Capon explores how, since the 1960s, Australia and its art went global.

Wed 30th August

Self Portraits: The Me Generation

Matthew Collings explores how artists have depicted themselves through the ages. He begins by considering the Renaissance - in particular, the work of German painter Albrecht Durer, who produced arguably the world's first self-portrait. In contrast, contemporary artist Julian Opie shows how he uses cutting-edge media to create an image of himself.

Wed 30th August

Mendelssohn: The Nazis And Me

Felix Mendelssohn was a passionate Christian. He was also born a Jew. This film, marking the 200th anniversary of his birth, tells the extraordinary story of what happened, generations later, both to Mendelssohn's family and to his music, when the Nazis remembered the Jewish roots of Germany's most celebrated composer. It also examines how the influences of both Judaism and Christianity affected Mendelssohn's music and was made by documentary-maker Sheila Hayman, Mendelssohn's great-great-great-great niece.

Wed 30th August

Vincent: The Full Story

Award-winning art critic Waldemar Januszczak traces the life story of Vincent Van Gogh, drawing on a collection of newly retranslated letters and fresh research. He begins with an exploration of the celebrated painter's early years, from his childhood to the time he spent in England, where he found love and religion, neither of which provided him with lasting solace.

Wed 30th August

Valery Gergiev conducts Shostakovich

Classical Concert. 2014. Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (Conductor) Alena Baeva (Violin). Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7, Violin concerto No. 2. Recorded at the Salle Pleyel, Paris.

Wed 30th August

Portrait Artist Of The Year

The three finalists face two ultimate challenges. The first to take on a commission piece for one of Britain and Ireland's most converted intuitions before facing their final 4 hours challenge to paint much loved actor Tom Courtenay in front of the public.

Wed 30th August

Classical Destinations

We cruise through to Nuremburg via a brief visit to the Czech Republic and then on to the medieval town of Regensburg to experience the great German beer and a famous historic sausage kitchen. Further downstream we visit Bamberg and Rothenburg with their stunning architecture, and all with their own part to play in classical music history. In Nuremburg Aled looks at the city's part in the dramatic events of the Second World War and explores the influence of Wagner's music on Hitler and the Nazis.

Wed 30th August

Zakir Hussain

World Music. 2012. Festival Des Nuits De Fourviere. Indian classical music.

Wed 30th August

Noon

Cyrus Chestnut

Jazz. 2013. Jazz Foix Festival. Cyrus Chestnut (piano), Piero Odorici (tenor saxophone), Darryl Hall (doublebass), Willie Jones III (drums).

Wed 30th August

Ensemble Nour at Les Orientales

Jazz. 2012. Nine French and Iranian singers and instrumentalists share their musical traditions, and revisit the traditional Kurdish, Persan and European repertoires.

Wed 30th 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 30th 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, The Countess of Carnarvon.

Wed 30th 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.

Wed 30th August

Silver Screen Stars: Ginger Rogers

Ginger Rogers was an American actress, dancer, and singer who appeared in film, and on stage, radio, and television throughout much of the 20th century. During her long career, she made a total of 73 films, and was best known as Fred Astaire's romantic interest and dancing partner in a series of ten Hollywood musical films that revolutionised the genre. She achieved great success on her own in a variety of film roles and won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Kitty Foyle (1940). She ranks no.14 on the AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Stars list of actress screen legends. Her classic films include Gay Divorce, Top Hat, Swing Time, Stage Door, Follow the Fleet and Kitty Foyle (winning Academy Award for Best Actress).

Wed 30th August

Evening

Classical Destinations

After a short recap in Nuremburg, we travel to the idyllic Bavarian town of Bayreuth where Aled looks at the tumultuous life of Richard Wagner, his scandalous love affairs, his stunning Opera House and, 50 years later, the disturbing musical ties with Hitler. We explore how Wagner came to actually build his opera theatre in Bayreuth, largely funded by a royal admirer and the history of his famous Opera festival.

Wed 30th August

The Jonathan Ross Show

Jonathan Ross interviews celebrity guests, with musical performances by A-list artists. In this episode guests include; Glenn Close, Marlon Wayans, David Baddiel and Carrie Underwood.

Wed 30th August

Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter

The Hollywood Reporter, holds round-table discussions with Oscar and Emmy nominees. Sitting in this episode: Billy Bob Thornton,Ewan McGregor,John Lithgow and Jeffrey Wright.

Wed 30th August

Silver Screen Stars: Dean Martin

Stars Of The Silver Screen 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 30th 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 week Judy is joined by guests; Jack Jones, Ken Murray & His Hollywood Home Movies.

Wed 30th August

Frank Sinatra At Madison Square Garden

Frank Sinatra captured live in performance at Madison Square Garden in 1974. Includes 'The Lady is a Tramp', 'My Kind of Town' and 'My Way'.

Wed 30th August

Jools Holland: Sir Paul McCartney

Featuring performances by; Elvis Costello, Aloe Blacc and Neil Diamond.