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BBC One to celebrate 30th anniversary of Take That with one-hour special

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BBC One is to broadcast a special one-off programme to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Manchester band Take That.

The show, titled Take That and Us, will feature fans sharing their stories of how the most successful boy band in UK chart history touched their lives.

The one-hour special, made by Indigo Television, will show the band members reacting to stories, adding their own favourite memories as they share some early previously unseen footage of their own.  

Take That fans are also being encouraged to share their own stories for possible inclusion in the programme by visiting

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Kate Phillips, Controller of Entertainment Commissioning at the BBC, said: “This entertaining programme will shine a light on how everything changes as we celebrate the band and the music they’ve created over an incredible career.”

Producers Indigo TV added: “It’s incredible to think that Take That and their music have been part of our lives and entertaining us for nearly three decades.  As we – and the band – will discover in this close–up 30th anniversary special, Take That have influenced a generation of fans and sometimes in ways you might not expect.”  

Take That said: “Has it really been 30 years? There’s only one way to find out we said, as we accepted the offer of taking a closer look at our three decades in music.

“We’ve handed over our own personal camcorders from the 90s, we’ve asked fans to share their stories from over the years and we’re bringing the story up to date by sharing some behind the scenes from our lives today as we prepare for the launch of our Greatest Hits record.”  

Take That and Us will be broadcast on BBC One later this year. The producer is Andy Bates and the executive producer is Kim Turberville. The programme was commissioned for BBC One by Kate Phillips, Controller Entertainment Commissioning. The Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Rachel Ashdown. 


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