Tony Bennett Sings coming to BBC Four

BBC Four will air all episodes of Tony Bennett’s 1970s series Tony Bennett Sings… Airing as part of the channel’s regular music theme on Friday nights, this series hasn’t been seen in full on television for decades.

Tony Bennet Sings… was first broadcast in 1979 on BBC Two, and features Bennett tackling several different song genres in each episode. One series of six half-hour episodes were made, and have rarely been seen since their original transmission. The legendary singer passed away on the 21st of July 2023 at the age of 96, and Episode 2 was aired on BBC2 in August as a tribute.

Here is a list of episode titles:

  1. Songs from the Movies
  2. His Personal Hit Songbook
  3. Songs of Broadway
  4. Saloon Songs
  5. Song Stories
  6. Tin Pan Alley

In recent years, BBC Four has dusted off some rarely-seen music shows and aired them on Friday nights; Existing episodes of Bobbie Gentry’s music show, one episode featuring a rare UK appearance from Country star Jerry Reed, is one such series.

The full series of Tony Bennett Sings… will air on Friday the 15th of December 2023, beginning at 9pm. Please see the dedicated show page on the BBC website for more details.

Jamie Dyer

Jamie Dyer is an experienced writer, broadcaster, musician and social media marketer. He enjoys Old Time Radio, vintage TV, collecting vinyl and supporting the New York Knicks.

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