Charles Hazlewood

Celebrating The Royal Albert Hall
  • Celebrating The Royal Albert Hall

  • Part Two of Charles Hazlewood's look at how the Royal Albert Hall has entertained the world throughout its 140-year history. Located in the heart of London, it has attracted the biggest names in rock and pop, the first sumo tournament to be held outside of Japan in 1500 years and is, of course, home to the greatest classical music festival in the world, The Proms. In this show, Hazlewood talks to many of the big names in showbiz who have performed there. Harvey Goldsmith reveals how he convinced Cirque du Soleil to abandon their tent and take up residency at the Hall, Sir Michael Parkinson explains the mysterious disappearance of Sir John Mills one evening, Mike Batt and Jeff Wayne talk about why the Hall was a perfect venue for concert versions of their most famous albums... and former-cricketer turned musician Mark Butcher wonders if he is the only person in the world to have performed at Lord's and the Royal Albert Hall.

Conductor and broadcaster Charles Hazlewood makes an ideal host to trace the Albert Hall’s illustrious history, having performed several times there with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

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