Later… with Jools Holland returns to BBC Two, with two new series over the coming months to keeping viewers supplied with live musical performances as challenging times continue.
Last year saw the highest average audience for Later… with Jools Holland in over 10 years and featured new performances from artists including Fontaines D.C., Jacob Collier and Laura Marling. The new series of Later… follows the success of Jools’ Annual Hootenanny on New Year’s Eve 2020, which attracted 4.56 million viewers - the highest audience for the show on record. The programme featured new and archive performances from artists including Celeste, Róisín Murphy and Ella Eyre.
Elsewhere in the coming months, BBC One, along with BBC Radio 2, raises the curtain with a very special show direct from the West End, the US and beyond. A glittering cast of UK and international stars, including Idina Menzel, Nicole Scherzinger, Amanda Holden and Sheridan Smith perform songs from the musicals at the London Palladium in Musicals: The Greatest Show.
This coming Friday (22nd January 2021), BBC Four celebrates the legendary Neil Diamond in the week of his 80th birthday with Neil Diamond at the BBC - a brand new compilation film which looks back at some of Diamond’s best BBC moments. That same evening, audiences will have another chance to view his set from Glastonbury 2008 as well as from the Electric Proms, which took place at London’s Roundhouse in 2010.
Coming soon to BBC Two is Billie - an arresting and powerful film about Billie Holiday, which features journalist Linda Lipnack Keuhl’s never-seen before recorded interviews with the star. Also coming soon to BBC Four is Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America, a 6-part series exploring some of the ground breaking songs that had an impact on the evolution of American music and culture, with another chance to see Hip Hop at the BBC (BBC Four), Hits, Hype & Hustle: An Insider’s Guide to the Music Business (BBC Four).
Moreover, BBC Two have also announced a new documentary with Paloma Faith. More information that can be found by clicking here.