One World: Together At Home: BBC One to broadcast global music special
Staff Reporter | On 06, Apr 2020
BBC One will broadcast One World: Together At Home, a global musical special to support the UN’s COVID-19 Response Fund.
The televised and streamed entertainment special, curated in collaboration with Lady Gaga, will celebrate the heroic efforts of community health workers around the world. It will feature appearances from stars including Alanis Morissette, Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Burna Boy, Chris Martin, David Beckham, Eddie Vedder, Elton John, FINNEAS, Friends of Sesame Street, Idris and Sabrina Elba, J Balvin, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Kerry Washington, Lang Lang, Lizzo, Maluma, Paul McCartney, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Shah Rukh Khan and Stevie Wonder.
The live special will take place on Saturday 18th April 2020 and will be broadcast live on ABC, Bell Media, NBC, ViacomCBS Networks and iHeartMedia in North America. The global broadcast will then be adapted and broadcast on BBC One on Sunday 19th April. The BBC One programme will feature highlights from the live event, as well as exclusive performances from UK artists and interviews with frontline workers.
One World: Together At Home is ordered by Charlotte Moore, Head of BBC Content and is commissioned for BBC One by Jan Younghusband, Head of Commissioning, BBC Music TV and Alison Kirkham, Controller of Factual Commissioning, BBC. It is produced for the BBC by Twofour, the executive producer is David Brindley.
Lorna Clarke, Controller BBC Pop, says: “I’m thrilled that BBC One is to broadcast coverage of this very special event, featuring some of the world’s most loved musicians, to show support to care workers all over the world at this challenging time.”
Additional performances from the global broadcast on Saturday 18th April will be shown on BBC iPlayer from Sunday 19th April.