In the immortal words of Luke Goss: “Rome wasn’t built in a day… but we don’t have the time Rome had.” Thankfully though, they’ve cleared their schedules for one night only...
A Night In With Bros, Friday 19 July, 10pm, BBC Four HD (CH 107). Also available for 30 days in Catch Up > Channels > BBC iPlayer
The brothers that you love to love are back! Who knew that teen popstars, now grown musical men, Matt and Luke Goss, would be smash-hit stars in 2019?
Whether you were a fan of Bros back in the 1980s when they shot to pop megastardom, or are coming to them anew after watching (and re-watching) their comeback documentary Bros: After The Screaming Stops, one thing’s for certain: the 50-year-old twins are one of a kind.
Off the back of the documentary’s success, Matt and Luke return to BBC Four to present a curated night filled with music, clips and special guests, and more than a few surprises. We know you probably don’t need much convincing anyway, but in case you do, read on for our reasons to spend your night in with Bros.
Did we mention Matt and Luke Goss?
We did? Oh, well it’s only because we just can’t get enough of the pair. We’re hoping they will provide even more meme-worthy content in this latest outing, whether it’s more bizarre conker facts, new portraits of Alfie the dog or some vital wisdom, like this gem from Matt in After The Screaming Stops: “One of my songs is called “We’re All Kings”, which is about a man sweeping the road. He’s one of my kings, because I’m thankful I don’t have to sweep the road.”
If the documentary left you wanting more brotherly love, you’re in for a treat with this curated evening in with the boys. As for what’s in store, Matt and Luke have said, “Throughout our long careers, we’ve been inspired by so many musical influences, and we’re so excited to take a walk down memory lane and share some of our favourite moments that have led us to this point. This night is a way of saying a big thank you to everyone who has supported us along the way”.
You can enjoy the documentary all over again!
Bros: After The Screaming Stops was the documentary we never knew we needed. It charts the events leading up to the Goss brothers’ comeback tour following decades of minimal contact with each other after their band broke up.
While it’s no longer available on BBC iPlayer, you can catch Bros: After The Screaming Stops during this curated night – at 11.30pm on BBC Four! It won a BAFTA TV Craft Award for Editing and received BAFTA TV nominations in the Directing and Best Documentary categories. Initially broadcast on BBC Four in December 2018, it proved so popular that it was aired again on BBC Two in January 2019. The documentary also received the largest number of BBC iPlayer requests for a music programme broadcast in 2018 – it’s that good.
There’s brand new footage!
More original Bros content you say? Yep, you heard that correctly. Picking up where Bros: After The Screaming Stops left off, you’ll see exclusive new footage showing Matt and Luke as they write in the studio and work behind the scenes on their live shows, all while attempting to repair their often fractious relationship.
And if brand new footage appeals to you, what about a brand new documentary? Bros be praised: Matt and Luke have signed a deal with the BBC for a second film! It’s been described as a fly-on-the-wall look at the brothers’ journey from relative obscurity to internet icons.
The brothers are in good company
Previous curated nights on BBC Four have included Keith Richards’ Lost Weekend and Boys On Film: A Night With Duran Duran. Throughout the evening, Matt and Luke will discuss shows and artists that inspired, showcase clips and programmes from the BBC archive and interview special guests in the studio.
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