An Extra-Special PBS Special

Written by Chief Editor.

PBS today announced the world television premiere of Elton John In Concert, a new special featuring the luminary in an exclusive and intimate performance taped in the beautiful surroundings of the BBC's famous Radio Theatre in the heart of West London.


The special showcases new tunes from The Diving Board as well as older favourites.  Originally broadcast live on BBC Radio 2,  Elton John In Concert premieres Saturday, October 5, from 7 p.m. 8 p.m. CT on PBS. But viewers should check local listings, as the date and time in one's area may differ.

"We are thrilled to bring PBS viewers this fantastic concert special from one of the world's great entertainers," remarked Beth Hoppe, PBS Chief Programming Executive and General Manager, General Audience Programming. "Elton John's songs are iconic and timeless, and his enormous appeal to people of all ages and backgrounds is a tribute to his singular genius."

Taped before an audience of a few hundred fans selected to win tickets from thousands of hopefuls, Elton John In Concert includes these and other performances:

"Bennie and the Jets"

"Tiny Dancer"

"Home Again"

"Oscar Wilde Gets Out"

''I'm Still Standing''

''Rocket Man''

''Your Song''