The Live Lounge Uncovered

Going behind the scenes of the Live Lounge, tracing its history from a basement corridor to Radio 1’s home of live music.

A film for BBC Radio 1.

The Project


BBC Radio 1

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Documentary Production
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Radio 1's iPlayer

The Brief

September marks Radio 1's 'Live Lounge Month', with a live performance on the station every day. The BBC asked us to produce a film that would give their audience an insight on the history of the Live Lounge and how the process works.

The Solution

With Dev as presenter, we went behind the scenes of the Live Lounge. We traced its journey from its humble beginnings in a basement corridor 16 years ago, to its current status as the most important live music performance on Radio 1. Dev also followed Mark Ronson as he rehearsed for his return to the Live Lounge, met Krept & Konan after their debut performance and heard from Radio 1's morning show presenters Jo Whiley, Fearne Cotton and Clara Amfo, as they revealed secrets of how the Live lounge has broken careers, created legendary moments and cemented a place for live music on Radio 1 & 1Xtra.