This House is Full of Music

Watch here

Nominated – Arts, 2020 Rose d’Or Awards
Nominated – Best Lockdown Programme, Broadcast Awards (News, Documentaries & Factual)
Nominated – Arts & Culture, 2021 Rockie Awards (Banff World Media Festival)

“A delight to the final chord.” Radio Times

“There was enough brilliance in this living room to fill Britain’s Got Talent for a whole series.” The Times

This House Is Full Of Music is the first ‘remote access’ Imagine film.

The film offers a unique and intimate portrait of an exceptionally gifted musical family in lockdown – The Kanneh-Masons (main image). In 2016, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason won BBC Young Musician, in 2018 he released his debut album and, earlier this year, his second album Elgar entered the top ten of the UK official album chart. He went on to global fame when he performed solo at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in 2018 in front of a TV audience of two billion people worldwide.

But it doesn’t stop there, his six siblings are also phenomenally talented musicians; three are former BBC Young Musician category-finalists and the eldest sibling, pianist Isata, has also presented for the Proms. Ever since lockdown began, the seven young prodigies aged 10-24 have been isolated in the family home in Nottingham, along with their parents Stuart and Kadiatu, and Sheku and Braimah’s flatmate, fellow Royal Academy of Music student, Plinio Fernandes. Unable to perform publicly, the family decided to stage a vibrant and eclectic concert in the only place they can – their own home – and granted the BBC exclusive access using fixed rig cameras installed in the house that were remotely operated, with video messaging to capture interviews.

Exploring both the family’s music-making and their family life, the programme culminates in a moving concert that is a testament to the power of music to carry us through the most difficult of times.

1×60 for BBC One

Presented by Alan Yentob
Produced and Directed by Dominic Best
Executive Producers: Neil Crombie and Joe Evans
Edited by Olivia Baldwin
Developed by Joe Fell

 

Grayson’s Art Club …

Watch entire series “Praise the Lord and pass the clay and canvas that Channel 4 have found enough in the coffers to commission Grayson Perry for another series …

Read More   >

Extreme Combat: The Dancer …

“Akram Khan is a unique documentarist…he interrogates MMA with the utmost thoughtfulness.” Radio Times “Akram Khan is repulsed by violence, …

Read More   >

Grayson’s Art Club: …

Watch here “At a time when the arts world is in a position of great vulnerability, it is inspiring to see the cathartic, restorative power that the visual …

Read More   >
 

Grayson Perry’s Big …

Watch series here “Excellent, engrossing, complex, fascinating portrait of a country in political meltdown.” The Sunday Times “Blunt questions …

Read More   >

Museums in Quarantine

Watch the series here “Unmissable four-part series.” Financial Times (***** Five stars) Museums in Quarantine explores national collections and important …

Read More   >

Grayson’s Art Club …

Watch all six episodes here Winner – Arts, Royal Television Society Awards Nominated – Presenter (Grayson Perry), Royal Television Society Awards    …

Read More   >
 

The Curry House Kid

Watch here Winner – Best TV Show (Factual), 2019 Asian Media Awards Nominated – Presenter of the Year (Akram Khan), Grierson Awards 2019 Bronze Medal …

Read More   >

The Last Igloo

Winner – Natural History, Grierson Awards 2020 Gold Medal Winner – 2020 New York Film & TV Festival Winner – Sound, Royal Television Society …

Read More   >

TV’s Black Renaissance: …

“Reggie Yates travels to LA for an intelligent think-piece in which he meets a new wave of black actors, writers and showrunners…The best documentary …

Read More   >
 

Grayson Perry: Rites of …

Nominated – BAFTA, 2019 Television Awards (Specialist Factual) Nominated – Best Specialist Factual, Broadcast Awards 2019 Watch all four episodes here …

Read More   >