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Rod the Mod has Come of Age

on BBC Two England

A profile of Rod Stewart
What happens to a local boy when he makes it so good that he has to go into tax-exile and live cocooned in a world of publicity men and managers? Ever since the gigantic success of 'Maggie May' in 1971, Rod Stewart's stature as a songwriter and performer has been steadily growing. His records have made him rich but many of his fans feel left behind, unable to identify with his new image.
This profile of Rod Stewart was filmed during a visit in 1976 to Europe with his girlfriend Britt Ekland, and rehearsing his new band in Los Angeles. Excellent, sharp, truthful, illuminating and very funny. (Daily Mail)
A totally entertaining, yet clear-eyed look at the promotional tour ... and a relentless demolition job on the dream machine. (The Guardian)
Perceptive profile justifies every minute of its length. (Sunday Times)


Rod Stewart
Britt Ekland
Mark Kidel
Executive producer:
Bill Morton

BBC Two England

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