It’s curtain up for Coventry as BBC will screen Coventry Moves


A new BBC programme will capture the first major event of Coventry’s year as the UK City of Culture.

BBC cameras will film Coventry Moves, a city-wide event of performances from across the city, which takes place on Saturday 5 June. The BBC will film the different aspects of the event throughout the day for a special programme to be broadcast on BBC One and BBC Four.

Curtain up on Coventry will reflect the action from throughout the day, telling the story of the city's past, present and future through the eyes of the people of Coventry.

Stuart Thomas, head of BBC Midlands, said:  “It’s an enormous year for Coventry and we are proud to be able to make this film and bring into people’s homes the ‘Coventry Moves’ event. It’s one of the highlights of this great year for the city. Our cameras will capture the event and broadcast it direct to our audience.”

On the day audiences can also hear the event LIVE on BBC CWR. Presenters Trish Adudu, Vic Minett, Brody Swain, Lorna Bailey and Letitia George will be on air from 6am -11pm. The BBC Midlands Today TV and online team will also be reporting on it.

The BBC is committed to supporting Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 throughout the year,  further announcements about new content, events and coverage of the celebrations are still to come.

‘Curtain up on Coventry’ will be broadcast across the Midlands on BBC ONE on Monday 7th June at 7.35pm, and nationally on BBC Four at 7 pm on Wednesday 9th  June.