With Adele’s upcoming third studio album 25 looking set to dominate international charts over the festive period and well into the new year, the BBC has taken full advantage of the British singer’s long-awaited return to the stage.
Adele – Live at the BBC, an hour-long special due to air on BBC One on Thursday – the same day 25 is released – has been sold by BBC Worldwide to a raft of international networks, including in France (France2), Australia (Nine Network), New Zealand (TV3), Ireland (RTE), Finland (YLE), Norway (NRK), Sweden (SVT), Belgium (VRT), Italy (Mediaset), Spain (Canal+), Canada (CTV/VRAK), Netherlands (NPO3) and Germany (ZDF).
The show, which has been renamed Adele – Live in London for international audiences, was recorded Nov. 2 with BBC regular Graham Norton as host. It will be the singer’s first television appearance since she performed Skyfall at the 2013 Oscars, where she picked up the Academy Award for best original song. Accompanied by her live band, Adele performed a selection of older numbers and tracks from her new album for the BBC special and discussed her life and career to date.
“The world has been waiting a long time for this title and we’re thrilled to be able to work with Adele and the BBC to bring this extraordinary piece of prime time television to a global audience,” said Salim Mukaddam, BBC Worldwide’s director of music. “Featuring a sensational performance from Adele, as well as a candid interview with Graham Norton and some hilarious and surprising moments, Live in London is truly worth the wait.”
This article originally appeared in THR.com.