• 9 Aug 2017

    Dolly Parton said he had one of the greatest voices of all time. It’s just one of thousands of tributes paid to the Country singer Glen Campbell who has died at the age of 81. Famed as a self-taught prodigy he released over 70 albums and sold 45 million records.

  • 8 Aug 2017

    The award-winning musician and composer Nitin Sawhney is playing a rare performance in London to mark seventy years of Indian independence next week. As Muslims moved north into newly created Pakistan and Hindus moved south to India, sectarian conflict arose that resulted in the deaths of up to a million people. Nitin Sawhney’s India and…

  • 5 Aug 2017

    When “Not I” opens at the Edinburgh festival next week – it will be performed for the first time by an actor with Tourette’s syndrome.

  • 4 Aug 2017

    It’s in the running to be the UK’s next city of culture. But this week Swansea has been celebrating the 20th anniversary of a film whose portrayal of the city was as bleak as it was darkly comic. Twin Town, which helped launch the career of the actor Rhys Ifans, has become loved by the…

  • 2 Aug 2017

    We hear from residents in Ordsall about what’s worked and what hasn’t in social housing.

  • 2 Aug 2017

    Change has come fast for Salford’s Ordsall estate and for many regeneration has brought hope. But for others gentrification has been unsettling – disrupting communities and demolishing old haunts. Matt Frei hears from some of those here in Ordsall who long for times gone by.

  • 2 Aug 2017

    We’re at Ordsall estate, Salford, as we continue our ‘Housing Britain’ series. Tonight, we look at regeneration and gentrification as property prices here soar. We ask where gentrification leaves the communities it transforms – Is it a panacea for modern Britain?

  • 24 Jul 2017

    “The UK has a brilliant grime scene and I want to do everything I can to support it”: bold words there from the Culture Minister Matt Hancock, who’s backing the campaign to scrap a controversial police form for music venues. Mr Hancock has told this programme he believes the Met’s 696 form disproportionately impacts people from black…

  • 23 Jul 2017

    Filmaker Yance Ford’s brother was fatally shot in 1992 and his latest film “Strong Island” is a powerful, personal and poignant exploration of the terrible consequences it had on him and his family.

  • 16 Jul 2017

    They’re a pop band from Beirut with an eclectic sound, an openly gay lead singer and politically charged lyrics. Mashrou’ Leila are tearing up the conventions of Arabic pop culture and singing about issues few other musicians in the Middle East are willing to tackle including social justice, personal freedoms and women’s rights. We caught…

  • 14 Jul 2017

    Tens of thousands of fans are expected to flock to the London Stadium this weekend for the World Para Athletic Championships.

  • 6 Jul 2017

    He first came to Britain after an invitation by Andrew Lloyd Webber and went on to win two Oscars for his score for the film Slumdog Millionaire. His music has graced our Olympic opening ceremony and he was even part of a super-group with Mick Jagger.

  • 1 Jul 2017

    The celebrated British dance music act Orbital have reformed after 5 years and headline the Bluedot Science technology and music festival in Cheshire next weekend. Formed by brothers Paul and Phil Hartnoll at the start of the acid house explosion in the late 80’s – Orbital are famed for spectacular live performances in front of…

  • 29 May 2017

    He spent 12 years playing James Bond but also 20 years being a goodwill ambassador for Unicef, visiting their projects across the world and raising tens of millions of pounds.

  • 22 May 2017

    If the furore over the Tory U-turn on social care costs has been all about the pensioner vote, the battle for the youth vote is no less fervent, especially with the deadline for voter registration ending today.