TV crew claims to be from the BBC and records priceless moments in coverage of the Carnival of Olinda and Recife, Brazil.
In this one-off BBC Music exclusive celebrating the release of her new album 25, Adele performs some of her world-famous classic tracks, as well as eagerly awaited new material, accompanied by her band in front of a live studio audience. Plus host Graham Norton talks to Adele about her career and extraordinary life to date. There's also some fun to be had as Adele gets up close and personal with some of her biggest fans. The show includes Adele's first television performance of Skyfall since the 85th Academy Awards in February 2013, where she won Best Original Song for the theme music to the 23rd James Bond film.
Wild Caribbean is a four-part BBC nature documentary series exploring the natural and cultural history of the Caribbean Islands and Sea. 1. "Treasure Islands" 2. "Reefs and Wrecks" 3. "Hurricane Hell" 4. "Secret Shores"
U2 bring their stadium-filling rock to Abbey Road Studios to perform exclusive versions of classics like With or Without You, Beautiful Day and One, alongside new music from their latest album Songs of Experience, accompanied by a live orchestra and choir.
A compilation of Kate Bush's performances on a variety of BBC programs, including Saturday Night at the Mill, Ask Aspel, The Leo Sayer Show, and Top of the Pops.
There is a strange and mysterious world that surrounds us, a world largely hidden from our senses. The quest to explain the true nature of reality is one of the great scientific detective stories. Clues have been pieced together from deep within the atom, from the event horizon of black holes, and from the far reaches of the cosmos. It may be that that we are part of a cosmic hologram, projected from the edge of the universe. Or that we exist in an infinity of parallel worlds. Your reality may never look quite the same again.
Coldplay showcased several tracks from their new album in an open air concert at the BBC Television Center in London. The gig - broadcasted live on BBC Two - featured new material such as Violet Hill and 42, alongside old favorites including Clocks and In My Place. The band left the main stage briefly to perform an acoustic version of Yellow against the backdrop of the Television Center building. The gig ended with a rousing version of Lovers in Japan that involved showering the crowd with thousands of paper butterflies.
Pete Tong takes charge of the BBC Radio 1 Prom, employing the Heritage Orchestra to play a selection of Ibiza classics. The Royal Albert Hall has never seen anything like it!
Horizon uncovers the secret world of our dreams. In a series of cutting-edge experiments and personal stories, we go in search of the science behind this most enduring mystery and ask: where do dreams come from? Do they have meaning? And ultimately, why do we dream? What the film reveals is that much of what we thought we knew no longer stands true. Dreams are not simply wild imaginings but play a significant part in all our lives as they have an impact on our memories, the ability to learn, and our mental health. Most surprisingly, we find nightmares, too, are beneficial and may even explain the survival of our species.
Lost Land of the Volcano is a three-part nature documentary series produced by the BBC Natural History Unit which follows a scientific expedition to the island of New Guinea. The expedition team, which includes specialist zoologists, explorers and the BBC crew, travels to the extinct volcano of Mount Bosavi in central Papua New Guinea to document the biodiversity of this little-visited area and search for new species. At the time of filming, logging was taking place about 20 miles (32 km) south from the volcano, and one of expedition's aims was to find evidence to support the case to protect the area. Some members of the expedition team travelled to the island of New Britain several hundred kilometres to the east to chart an unexplored cave system and observe an active volcano. The series was broadcast in September 2009 on BBC One in the United Kingdom in a three-part run. In the United States, it was broadcast the same month in seven parts on consecutive nights.
Jay Kay was over the moon to be back at a venue he hadn't played since 1992. He clearly had a deep affection for the place that had helped break him into stardom all those years ago. He repeatedly told the crowd how much fun he was having and attempted, with limited success, to tell jokes and entertain the crowd with amusing stories in-between songs. But it was the music that really won the crowd over as he played a greatest hits set, including 'Virtual Insanity', and finishing with 'Emergency On Planet Earth'. Set list: High Times Space Cowboy If I like It I Do It Emergency on Planet Earth Seven Days in Sunny June Black Capricorn Day Canned Heat Use The Force Travelling Without Moving Runaway Virtual Insanity
Kasabian put in a monumental performace, as The Roundhouse becomes one big party. Includes behind the scenes commentary.
An emotionally-driven character drama, set in the thrilling and dangerous world of WWII espionage and covert operations. It follows the stories of five highly skilled young recruits - Canadian, American and British - torn from their ordinary lives to train as agents in an ultra-secret facility on the shores of Lake Ontario. These agents parachute behind enemy lines, where they're fair game for torture and execution. From elegant hotels to hellholes in the field, it's one risky operation after another, masterminded by the brains of Camp X.
Three's Company is an American sitcom that aired from March 15, 1977, to September 18, 1984, on ABC. It is based on the British sitcom, Man About the House. The story revolves around three single roommates: Janet Wood, Chrissy Snow and Jack Tripper who all platonically share Apartment 201 in a Santa Monica, California apartment building owned by Mr. and Mrs. Roper. Later, following Suzanne Somers's departure, Jenilee Harrison joined the cast as Cindy Snow, who was later replaced by Priscilla Barnes as Terri Alden. After the Ropers were spun-off into their own sitcom, Don Knotts joined the cast as the roommates' new landlord Ralph Furley, brother of the new building owner, Bart Furley. The show, a comedy of errors, chronicles the escapades and hijinks of the trio's constant misunderstandings, social lives, and struggle to keep up with the rent.
The Company is an American miniseries about the activities of the CIA during the Cold War. It was based on the best selling novel by Robert Littell. The teleplay adaptation was written by Ken Nolan.
An eclectic mix of the finest comedians in a theatrical plot portraying different characters each week. The show will explore multiple genres of comedy - from topical to physical comedy.
Carol & Company is a comedy program airing on NBC-TV in the United States during 1990 and 1991. Carol & Company applied an unusual repertory approach to television comedy. Every week, Carol Burnett and her fellow players, Peter Krause, Jeremy Piven, Meagen Fay, Terry Kiser, Anita Barone, and Richard Kind, performed a different half-hour comedy playlet. Only the performers remained the same from week to week; there were no ongoing characters or plots, although there were guest stars from time to time; Betty White was one who made an appearance. In 1991, Carol's cohort, Tim Conway made a cameo appearance as audience member in an episode, "That Little Extra Something." Carol & Company began as a midseason replacement in January 1990, and was subsequently picked up for a full season and ran until July 1991. In 1990 Swoosie Kurtz won an Emmy for her appearance in the episode titled Reunion.
Short-lived variety show starring Dick Van Dyke and assorted guests. The show was best known for Dick's pantomime acting and a recurring skit about the dumbest family in the world, coincidently named "The Bright Family". Van Dyke & Co also featured appearances by the Los Angeles Mime Company.
Two's Company is a British television situation comedy series that ran from 1975-79. Produced by London Weekend Television for the ITV Network, the programme starred Elaine Stritch and Donald Sinden.
Cash and Company was an Australian television period adventure series, set during the Victorian gold rush of the 1850s. The original series consisted of 13 one hour episodes, filmed in colour and on location in rural Victoria. Production began in July 1974 and the series premiered in Sydney on the Seven Network on 26 May 1975, in Melbourne on 29 May, and in Brisbane a few weeks previously. It was also was screened at the Cannes Film Festival, and was sold to Sweden, Holland, Yugoslavia, Ireland, Norway, Rhodesia and Nigeria. The series was also shown at Sunday lunchtime in the United Kingdom by the London Weekend Television Network, in advance of its airing in Australia. It was produced by Homestead Films, a TV production company set up by Patrick Edgeworth and Russell Hagg, who had worked together at Crawford Productions on Matlock Police. Edgeworth's brother is the musician Ron Edgeworth, who was married to Judith Durham of The Seekers. The episodes dealt with the adventures of bushrangers Sam Cash and his partner Joe Brady and a helpful widow, Jessica Johnson. Cash and Brady were fugitives, constantly absconding from the authorities, led by the corrupt police trooper Lieutenant Keogh. Other regular and recurring characters included Jessica’s father in law and her servant, Annie.
The Electric Company is an educational American children's television series that was produced by the Children's Television Workshop for PBS in the United States. PBS broadcast 780 episodes over the course of its six seasons from October 25, 1971 to April 15, 1977. After it ceased production that year, the program continued in reruns from 1977 to 1985, the result of a decision made in 1975 to produce two final seasons for perpetual use. CTW produced the show at Teletape Studios Second Stage in Manhattan, the first home of Sesame Street. The Electric Company employed sketch comedy and other devices to provide an entertaining program to help elementary school children develop their grammar and reading skills. It was intended for children who had graduated from CTW's flagship program, Sesame Street. Appropriately, the humor was more mature than what was seen there.
Two's Company was an Australian television variety series which aired in three different versions on Melbourne station ABV-2. The first version aired in 1959 for a series of seven episodes, with the regulars being Max Bostick's Sextet, Frankie Davidson and Heather Horwood. Guests who appeared during the run of the series included Davidson's three-year-old son, vocalist Jackie Bowkett, Frank Rich, vocalist Bill French, hammond organist Ian Thomas, piano accordionist Sergio Fochi, and vocalist Graeme Bent. The second version aired in 1960 for a series of six episodes, and starred vocalists Judy Banks and Rod McLennan as well as the Ted Preston Quintet. Guests who appearing during the run of this version included Terry Stanhope, June Carey, Jan Fraser, John Rohan, Hazel McInerney, Gavin Paul, Paula Langlands, Keith Petersen, Gaynor Bunning, Ron Cadee, Margaret Becker, and Robert Peach. The third version aired in late 1960 and ended 2 January 1961 for a series of six episodes. This version starred John and Shirley Broadway as well as vocal group The Tri-Tones and the Ted Preston Quintet. Guests who appeared during the run of this version included Gavin Paul, John Dooland, Terry Stanhope, and Frankie Davidson.
Good Company is an American television sitcom that aired on CBS on Monday nights from March 3, 1996, to April 15, 1996. The series is set at the offices of Blanton, Booker & Hayden Agency, a Manhattan ad agency.
Sammy and Company is a combination of songs, dances, comedy and conversation. Regulars included Avery Schreiber, Johnny Brown and K. Dingle. William B. Williams was the announcer.