Ariana Grande at the BBC

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Ariana Grande at the BBC
Presented byDavina McCall
StarringAriana Grande
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Anouk Fontaine
Production company(s)Livewire Pictures
Original networkBBC One
Original releaseNovember 1, 2018 (2018-11-01)
Grande performing at her Dangerous Woman Tour in February 2017.

Ariana Grande at the BBC is a BBC television special featuring Ariana Grande. Grande performed thirteen songs during the hour-long special, and was interviewed by Davina McCall.[1] The program was announced on August 31, 2018, recorded on September 6,[2] and aired on November 1.[3]


Grande performed the following songs, backed by an all-female orchestra:[4]

Grande also performed "Pete Davidson", "Get Well Soon", and a cover of "Them Changes" during the recording, although these performances weren't shown.

During the interview, Grande and McCall discussed a variety of topics, including the May 2017 Manchester Arena bombing and the singer's mental health.[5][6]

Viewership and reception[edit]

According to BBC, at least 1.4 million viewed the program.[7] Adam White of The Telegraph rated the special four out of five stars.[3]

Credits and personnel[edit]

The special was produced by Livewire Pictures, with Anouk Fontaine serving as executive producer. The program was commissioned by Jan Younghusband and Charlotte Moore.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ariana Grande performs Sweetener songs for BBC TV special: Watch". Consequence of Sound. 2018-11-02. Retrieved 2018-11-02.
  2. ^ "Davina McCall on Twittervia=Twitter". Retrieved 2018-11-02.
  3. ^ a b White, Adam (2018-10-29). "Ariana Grande at the BBC offers fans a snapshot of a happier time – review". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 2018-11-02.
  4. ^ "Ariana Grande Performs 'Sweetener' Tracks, Opens Up About Anxiety After Manchester in BBC Special". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-11-02.
  5. ^ "Ariana gives moving mental health message in BBC show". Digital Spy. 2018-11-01. Retrieved 2018-11-02.
  6. ^ "Ariana Grande at the BBC viewers were a bit distracted". Digital Spy. 2018-11-01. Retrieved 2018-11-02.
  7. ^ "Ariana Grande". BBC News. Retrieved 2018-11-02.
  8. ^ White, Peter (2018-08-31). "Ariana Grande Returns To The BBC For Live Special One Year After One Love Tribute Concert". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-11-02.

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