4/4. A profile of the Four Tops, whose 60s classics include I Can't Help Myself, Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over), Reach Out I'll Be There, Bernadette and 7 Rooms of Gloom. The story winds down with the quartet leaving Motown, enjoying sporadic success throughout the 70s and 80s and even returning to Motown, their legendary status intact.
Actor Sean Penn reads an abridged version of Bob Dylan 's 2004 autobiography.
6/8. 1968. Dylan has a motor-bike accident and his wife gives birth. But he shies away from his public persona as the conscience of America with a radical change of image and direction, taking up painting and recording an album based on Chekhov short stories.
Abridged by Clive Stanhope
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