BBC centenary to be celebrated with Strictly Come Dancing and Doctor Who specials

Th BBC celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2022, which means major celebrations are most certainly in order. Luckily for us viewers, the BBC centenary means a whole host of special episodes of our favourite TV programmes to mark the occasion.

The programmes getting the ‘special’ treatment under the BBC 100 banner next year include Strictly Come Dancing, Doctor Who, The Apprentice, Top Gear, Doctor Who, MasterChef and Antiques Roadshow.

Strictly Come Dancing 2021
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Exact details of what each program will look like, when it will air and who will be cast/taking part in each one are yet to be revealed, but we can rest assured that each special will certainly be worth looking forward to.

BBC chief content officer Charlotte Moore shared in a statement: ‘Our centenary year will be a huge treat for audiences of all ages from massive sporting events, comedy, entertainment, drama, arts and music, to documentaries assessing all aspects of the BBC’s history.

‘BBC 100 will celebrate and reflect on the unique role the BBC plays in the lives of audiences across the UK as our much-cherished national broadcaster from its creation right up to the present day.’

Next year will also mark the return of BBC Three as a TV channel once more, after going online only six years ago. With a particular focus on British drama, the newly reinstated channel will air the much anticipated TV adaptation of Sally Rooney’s Conversations with Friends, British drama Superhoe (written by and starring Nicôle Lecky), contemporary horror series Red Rose and thriller Wrecked, as well as a Konnie Huq-led documentary exploring children’s programming of the last 100 years  (working title Here’s One I Made Earlier).

Konnie huq
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Next year’s BBC centenary content will also include the Queen’s platinum jubilee celebrations, great football via the Women’s Euros and the World Cup, plus the Commonwealth Games. We may as well cancel all our plans now and stay in all year…

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