BBC Worldwide to distribute Radiohead King Of Limbs performance

By | Published on Thursday 5 May 2011


BBC Worldwide has announced that it has signed a global deal to distribute a film of Radiohead performing their latest album, ‘The King Of Limbs’, in full. The programme will be a special edition of producer Nigel Godrich’s music TV show, ‘From The Basement’.

Although it has been confirmed that there has already been interest in purchasing the show in various territories, it’s not clear if the show will be shown in the UK as yet, or on which channel. ‘From The Basement’ has previously aired on Sky Arts, though obviously a BBC channel now seems more likely. The band previously performed their ‘Kid A’ album in full on BBC Two for a special edition of ‘Later… With Jools Holland’ in 2001.

Salim Mukaddam, VP Music Television at BBC Worldwide told CMU: “It is a real honour to be working with Radiohead on this project. Radiohead are a band that rarely performs for television, but when they do, it’s a moment to savour. There is already huge anticipation for this performance and we’re delighted that they’ve decided to work with us at BBC Worldwide, confirming our position as market leaders in music television. As a fan I cannot wait to see these beautiful songs brought to life in this programme”.

Courtyard Management’s Bryce Edge added: “This will be Radiohead’s first collaboration with BBC Worldwide and the band are excited at the prospect of having their first live performance of ‘The King of Limbs’ broadcast around the world. The band will be filmed and recorded by the ‘From The Basement’ team, which includes Nigel Godrich their long time producer, Dilly Gent ,who commissioned many of the memorable Radiohead videos and Grant Gee who filmed the Radiohead documentary ‘Meeting People Is Easy'”.

Filmed in HD, the programme will be available to broadcast from 1 Jul.