Matt and Luke Goss to curate evening of shows
Pop group Bros are to return to BBC4 next month to curate an evening of programming.
Matt and Luke Goss will follow Keith Richards and Duran Duran in anchoring the schedule with studio links, with shows including a repeat of last year’s documentary Bros: After the Screaming Stops and archive material highlighting their musical influences and childhood memories.
Fulwell 73, which made the hit documentary, is producing the night, which will also feature studio guests and behind-the-scenes footage of the brothers preparing for their upcoming tour.
Broadcast Digital Award-nominated After the Screaming Stops was one of BBC4’s biggest shows of 2018, building a consolidated audience of 1.4m across two showings and a BBC2 repeat adding a further 1m. It was also the most requested music show of the year on iPlayer.
BBC Music head of TV commissioning Jan Younghusband said the special will “bring themes from the original film into an entertaining evening of music, chat and archive”.
She added: “Matt and Luke have made a great impression on viewers with their touching and forthright insights about getting back together, and this evening is the continuing story.”
BBC4 channel editor Cassian Harrison described Bros as “true national treasures”, praising their “unique wisdom and warmth”.
Fulwell 73 partner Leo Pearlman said: “The response to the film around the world has been phenomenal and it’s been really gratifying to see fans and non-fans respond to this candid, no holds barred story of fame and redemption.
“Teaming up with the BBC again to show the film and have Matt and Luke curate some of the most nostalgic moments of their past will be a great night of TV and we’re looking forward to and delivering a few nice new surprises in there as well.”
Meanwhile, veteran producer Sheldon Lazarus has joined Fulwell 73 as a senior development executive.
Lazarus, whose credits include CBBC’s Got What It Takes, ITV’s Penn and Teller vehicle Fool Us and Channel 4’s The Billion Pound Hotel, will work across the company’s slate and will also bring projects developed at his own recently-formed label Bitachon 360.
He has previously held creative director roles at ABC News/Disney company Lincoln Square Productions, September Films and Rize USA.