If you've watched anything at all on BBC TV over the last few days, you're no doubt already heartily sick of the trailer for Maestro at the Opera. If not, here goes.
The three part series is ostensibly an opera conducting competition between actress Josie Lawrence, Oxford professor of mathematics Marcus du Sautoy, DJ Trevor Nelson and Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood, but along the way we are promised interviews and anecdotes from people who actually know what they're talking about. Sir Mark Elder, Danielle de Niese and Concertgebouw bass player Dominic Seldis are the judges.
The first hour long episode will be broadcast on Friday 4 May at 9pm on BBC2/HD and repeated on Monday 7 May 2012 at midnight on HD.
Part of the final show will be filmed at the Royal Opera House on Saturday 5 May, after that evening's performance of La bohème (already sold out).