U.Ok. broadcaster the BBC turns 100 in 2022 and to mark the event, the company has unveiled a raft of particular programming throughout genres and platforms below the banner BBC 100.
The content material will embrace the Queen’s platinum jubilee celebrations, soccer by way of the Ladies’s Euros and the World Cup, and the Commonwealth Video games.
The BBC may even broadcast specials of its largest exhibits round its a centesimal birthday, together with “Strictly Come Dancing,” “Physician Who,” “Prime Gear,” “MasterChef,” “The Apprentice” and “Antiques Roadshow.”
BBC Three will return as a broadcast channel with a give attention to British drama with sequence together with an adaptation of “Regular Individuals” author Sally Rooney’s novel “Conversations with Associates”; “Superhoe,” written by and starring Nicôle Lecky; a recent horror sequence from the Clarkson Twins set in Bolton titled “Crimson Rose”; and rising author Ryan J. Brown’s thriller “Wrecked.”
Three-part sequence “David Dimbleby’s BBC: A Very British Historical past” will hint the affect of the BBC on British life throughout current a long time, whereas in two-part documentary “BBC’s First 50 Years” (working title) John Bridcut will have a look at the challenges and triumphs of right now’s BBC, which have their roots within the company’s first half century. Comedy “The Love Field In Your Dwelling Room” with Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse will check out the BBC’s final 100 years, whereas on CBBC, youngsters will get “Horrible Histories: BBC’s Large Birthday Bonanza!” in a particular of the kid-focused comedy sequence.
“Right here’s One I Made Earlier” (working title), with former Blue Peter presenter Konnie Huq, will discover British youngsters’s programming from the previous 100 years.
Stay music occasions will return in 2022 with Radio 1’s Large Weekend, 6 Music Competition and Radio 2 Stay bringing acts to audiences throughout the U.Ok. In audio, Radio 3 applications will discover the affect of 100 years of radio and there will probably be broadcasts of dwell concert events from BBC Orchestras and Choirs, whereas on Radio 4 “Previous Ahead,” historian Greg Jenner will use a random date generator to alight someplace within the BBC’s huge archive.
Charlotte Moore, BBC chief content material officer mentioned: “Our centenary yr will probably be an enormous deal with for audiences of all ages from large sporting occasions, comedy, leisure, drama, arts and music, to documentaries assessing all elements of the BBC’s historical past. BBC 100 will have fun and mirror on the distinctive function the BBC performs within the lives of audiences throughout the UK as our a lot cherished nationwide broadcaster from its creation proper as much as the current day.”
The BBC can be opening up its complete digitized broadcast archive to college students in formal training within the U.Ok. in 2022, and BBC stars and workers are to go to 250,000 college students in colleges throughout the nation in a undertaking referred to as Share Your Story.
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