Imagine: This House is Full of Music screened on BBC One, July 12 2020, is the first “remote access” Imagine film. Using remote cameras for all its footage at their home and filmed over the course of only one day, this is a unique and intimate portrait of the Kanneh-Mason family in lockdown. Ever since lockdown began, the seven children, aged 10 – 24, were isolated in the family home in Nottingham, along with their parents Stuart and Kadiatu, and Sheku and Braimah’s flatmate, fellow Royal Academy of Music student, Plinio Fernandes. Unable to perform publicly, the family decided to stage a vibrant and eclectic concert in the only place they can – their own home – and granted the BBC exclusive access using fixed rig cameras installed in the house that were remotely operated, with video messaging to capture interviews. Exploring both the family’s music-making and their family life, the programme culminates in a moving concert that is a testament to the power of music to carry us through the most difficult of times.  It is available on player, link below:


“A fascinating experience opening our house and garden to the BBC drones and long-armed mics for this lockdown documentary about music and family. We loved the challenge!” Stuart and Kadie

“The silver lining of Covid 19 is the gift of boundless creativity in music-making at home with my siblings, despite being unable to study at RAM and perform to a live audience. BBC Young Musician was an important springboard for me and we have loved making this BBC documentary during the lockdown months.”  Sheku

“Yentob couldn’t visit the home of Sheku Kanneh-Mason, the young cellist who played at Harry and Meghan’s wedding and a shining star of the classical music scene, so he appeared as a face on a small screen as Sheku and his six musician siblings gave performances that took the breath away.”  Carol Midgley/The Times/4 star review