Give me a year

factual factual entertainment

2 seasons | 14 episodes | 45 min

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The ultimate challenge for a tv personality to realise his or her childhood ambitions – to learn and perform a piano concerto with the Brussels Philharmonic or to perform with the royal ballet as a prima ballerina - the possibilities are endless but they only have one year! 

In each episode the clock is running as we count down to the grand finale concert, ticketed and available for the public to attend. Our famous amateurs will face weekly challenges and tests to prepare themselves for the huge task ahead.

In parallel, an online competition asks amateurs to submit user generated content of their own progress over a year with the winners being selected to perform at the concert or show.

Bringing the country together in a passion for the arts.

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Original title

Thomas speelt het hard


Season 1: 7x45'
Season 2: 7x45'

First broadcast

Nov 8, 2017

Broadcast period

Season 1: Q4 2017

Season 2: Q1 2019

Production company



Flemish edition:
First season: Thomas Vanderveken (radio and TV host)
Second season: Hanne Decoutere (news anchor)

Online content

Accompanying online competition that searches for viewers at home who also take on a challenge. The winner of this competition is allowed to perform along with the celebrity.