BBC Radio 2 is to broadcast two-part documentary of George Michael.

BBC Radio 2 to broadcast two-part documentary ‘Up Close With George Michael’

*George Michael ‘Symphonica’ concert highlights to be broadcast on BBC One

BBC Radio 2 and BBC One will broadcast world-exclusive programming featuring George Michael, one of the UK’s best-loved musicians, giving the behind-the-scenes story of his critically acclaimed orchestral tour, ‘Symphonica’, as well as the highlights of a special charity performance he gave during the tour.

The documentary will also broadcast a rare interview with the Outside singer, which will air on Tuesday 18th March and the 25th March.

The documentary was recorded in October 2011, shortly before George contracted pneumonia, which forced a delay to the tour.

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George Michael says: “I’m delighted the BBC is broadcasting the Symphonica concert, which was recorded at the Opera Garnier in Paris, a stunning setting in which to perform a gig dedicated to a charity that’s so close to my heart. It was a magical night, so I’m thrilled that fans will get the chance to experience it, as well as hearing the behind-the-scenes story on Radio 2.”

George Michael’s concert will be broadcast on BBC1 – date to be confirmed.