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Duration: 1 hour, 1 minute

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

The Soul II Soul frontman tells his tale of the 1980s, an against-the-odds story of a young black British musician and entrepreneur in a time of radical social change. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jazzie B
Director:
Matt O'Casey
Executive Producer:
Paul Bullock
Executive Producer:
Ryan Minchin

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

The story of British rock band Queen, formed in 1971. At the peak of their powers and with the ultimate showman in Freddie Mercury, Queen smash stadium show attendance records. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

The story of British rock band Queen. The band members reveal how, as four strong-minded individuals, they managed to work together so successfully for four decades. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Matt O'Casey
Producer:
Simon Lupton
Producer:
Thomas Rhys
Participant:
John Deacon
Participant:
Freddie Mercury
Participant:
Brian May
Participant:
Roger Taylor

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Available for 4 months

Profile of Fleetwood Mac, one of the biggest-selling bands of all time. Their story, told in their own words, is an epic tale of love and confrontation, of success and loss. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Available for 4 months

Documentary profile of Christine McVie, the longest-serving female member of Fleetwood Mac, who has never fronted the band despite being the group's most successful singer-songwriter. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Christine McVie
Interviewed Guest:
Stevie Nicks
Interviewed Guest:
Mick Fleetwood
Interviewed Guest:
John McVie
Interviewed Guest:
Neil Finn
Interviewed Guest:
Mike Campbell
Interviewed Guest:
Stan Webb
Interviewed Guest:
Nancy Wilson
Executive Producer:
Mark Cooper
Director:
Matt O'Casey

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Available for 2 months

Meat Loaf, the story of the man and his music, is revealed in this profile. Featuring a candid interview with the man himself, plus performance and backstage footage in Las Vegas. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Siobhan Logue
Producer:
Matt O'Casey
Director:
Matt O'Casey
Director of photography:
Rik Clark
Production Company:
Telesgop

Top of the Pops

The Story of 1992

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Available for 9 months

The early 90s continued to be an interesting musical mix on the long-running pop music show. Featuring contributions from members of Manic Street Preachers, Shakespears Sister, Wet Wet Wet and more. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Mel Giedroyc
Producer:
Matt O'Casey
Executive Producer:
Alison Howe

Top of the Pops

The Story of 1994

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Available for 9 months

An under-threat TOTP is revamped as Britpop takes off with the likes of Blur and Oasis, reggae rediscovers Dawn Penn, the Cranberries score a trio of hits and Whigfield take the charts by storm. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Mel Giedroyc
Director:
Matt O'Casey
Executive Producer:
Alison Howe

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Sharon Osbourne presents the story of pop deals from Little Richard to Robbie Williams, via bad deals for The Beatles and The Small Faces and great ones for The Police and Moby. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sharon Osbourne
Producer:
Matt O'Casey
Director:
Matt O'Casey
Executive Producer:
Mark Cooper

Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

In his home studio and revisiting old haunts in Shepherd's Bush and Battersea, Pete Townshend opens his heart and his personal archive to revisit the Who's 1973 album Quadrophenia. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Documentary about the Debbie Harry-fronted New York band Blondie, from their Bowery beginnings at CBGBs in 1974 to their induction into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame. Show more

Rock 'n' Roll America

Episode 2: Whole Lotta Shakin'

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Rock 'n' roll took off in 1955, and the likes of Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis scandalised America with their gyrations, leading to Pat Boone's cleaned-up version. Show more

Rock 'n' Roll America

Episode 1: Sweet Little Sixteen

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

In mid-1950s America, out of the Deep South came a rhythm-driven fusion of blues, boogie woogie and vocal harmony played by young black pioneers. Show more

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Honor Blackman narrates a celebration of some of the most stylish musical icons of the last century, the crooners such as Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Documentary looking at the much-loved sitcom from its first transmission in 1983. Including an exclusive in-depth interview with Edmund Blackadder himself, Rowan Atkinson. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Rowan Atkinson
Participant:
Stephen Fry
Participant:
Hugh Laurie
Participant:
Richard Curtis
Participant:
Ben Elton
Participant:
Rik Mayall
Participant:
Miriam Margolyes
Participant:
Miranda Richardson
Participant:
Tony Robinson
Director:
Matt O'Casey
Producer:
Matt O'Casey
Executive Producer:
Ricky Kelehar

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Bo Derek presents a look at the last year of the 1970s, including kung-fu and Eastern mythology with Monkey, and such fashion essentials as stretch jeans and crimped hair. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Bo Derek
Director:
Matt O'Casey
Series Producer:
Alan Brown

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Documentary about the musician Mike Oldfield, whose 1973 album Tubular Bells launched the Virgin record label and became the biggest-selling instrumental album of all time. Show more

Top of the Pops

The Story of 1980

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

1980 saw a new generation of British pop arrive, while the show saw the TOTP orchestra laid off, the studio audience double, new sets built and a range of celebrity co-hosts. Show more

Top of the Pops

The Story of 1981

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

The year the teens take over and 80s new pop is born with Depeche Mode, Human League, Kim Wilde and Duran Duran debuting, while Ultravox and Visage master the art of pop videos. Show more