Bach: A Passionate Life

Internationally renowned conductor, John Eliot Gardiner undertakes a 'Bach Tour' of Germany, and sifts the relatively few clues we have about Bach.

Darcey’s Ballerina Heroines

A feast for the senses, Darcey’s Ballerina Heroines is an authoritative history of the best ballets and the finest ballerinas.

Imagine: A Beauty is Born: Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty

Matthew Bourne is Britain’s most commercially successful choreographer. A virtuoso storyteller, he famously reimagined the traditional Swan Lake ballet with muscular male swans, instantly creating a worldwide hit.

Notes on Ice

The Norwegian percussionist Terje Isungset has a unique approach to music: he plays on ice instruments.

Sleeping Beauty

The filmed performance of Matthew Bourne’s latest re-imagining of an iconic and beloved ballet classic brought to our TV screens.

Swan Lake

When it premiered, Matthew Bourne's triumphant re-interpretation of Swan Lake turned tradition upside down and took the dance world by storm.

The Secret of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony

Featuring turbulent music from a turbulent man living in a turbulent age, John Eliot and Ian Hislop bring to life the exciting and dangerous times that shaped Beethoven personally and creatively, revealing the story behind Beethoven's Fifth Symphony.

World of Matthew Bourne, The

For 25 years, Matthew Bourne has been setting theatres and audiences around the world alight with his adaptations of some of the world's best-known and loved ballets and operas.