New Zealand transports you to an exotic, magnificent and isolated island chain where the mysterious and unexpected story of its true nature is revealed. Narrated by Sam Neill.
To mark the opening of the much anticipated, revamped Tate Modern, with its new Switch building more than doubling the amount of space it has on London's Bankside, a look behind the scenes to reveal new director Frances Morris's drive to increase the amount of international, female and performance-related work to make it a museum for the 21st century. With exclusive access to the Tate's 'secret stores', where some of the new work will come from, members of its congregation explain how they feel the £260m transformation of this cathedral to contemporary art is money well spent, while others think its expansion in a time of recession is sacrilegious.
Prepare to take your place in the best seats in the house as the BBC returns to the city of music for the traditional classic start to the year - the New Year's Day Concert, live from Vienna. Petroc Trelawny is on hand to guide us through the finest galopps, polkas and waltzes, composed by the Strauss family and their contemporaries. For 2016, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra are joined by conductor Mariss Jansons, who takes up the baton for his third time at the annual New Year gala concert from the beautiful Musikverein in the heart of Vienna. The concert will end with the much-loved By the Beautiful Blue Danube and the perennially crowd-pleasing Radetzky March. 2016 marks the 75th anniversary of this hugely popular event and the concert will be broadcast in over 90 countries with an estimated 50 million television viewers around the world, all of whom will be treated to performances not only by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, but also the world-famous Vienna Boys' Choir and dancers from the Vienna State Ballet.
2017 two CD set containing a rare set of historic performances by the Climax Blues Band. Heard for the first time on CD, these expertly remastered tracks from 1970 to 1978, capture the unique Climax sound with it's blend of vocal harmonies, sax and guitar, created by the late Peter Haycock (guitar) and Colin Cooper (vocals and saxophone). Disc 1 has 15 tracks with 'Spoonful', 'Goin' To New York' and 'Milwaukee Truckin Blues' among the highlights. Disc 2 has a further 14 items including international hit single 'Couldn't Get It Right'. Extensive liner notes by Chris Welch, aided by founder member bass guitarist Derek Holt, tell the fascinating story of the group and background to these long-lost recordings. Recordings in stereo and mono.