BBC One Slates Live Music Series


BBC One has lined up a new six-part music series featuring top U.K. and international stars for live broadcast this fall.

Each half-hour episode will showcase live music performances, sketches and interviews with popular bands and artists. Fulwell 73 was commissioned to produce the series, which was ordered by Charlotte Moore, the director of BBC Content, and Jan Younghusband, the head of commissioning for BBC Music.

Bob Shennan, the director of BBC Radio and Music, said, “The BBC is the biggest music broadcaster in the U.K. and we are always looking for new ways to bring music to our audiences. This series will be a fantastic opportunity to showcase the biggest and best U.K. and international bands and artists, and we’re looking forward to working with one of the world’s most innovative and creative TV production companies.”

Younghusband added: “Following on from the success of BBC Music programs such as Adele at the BBC and Michael Bublé at the BBC, we’re excited to be bringing this new live music series to BBC One.”

Gabe Turner, partner at Fulwell 73, remarked, “We’re delighted to be working with the BBC on such an exciting series. The BBC’s heritage in creating and broadcasting world-class music TV is second to none; their classic music shows were a big part of our childhoods growing up as fans devouring everything pop culture. The range of genres and different styles that people are listening to now is more diverse than ever before, and it’s a great time to be making a show that gives a mainstream TV platform to the most exciting stuff out there.”