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Below are a collection of individual innovative music documentaries which celebrate music as a living and developing art form. From the BBC

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Season 1


Classic Singles: David Bowie’s Heroes

Debbie Harry explores Bowie’s towering, melancholic, anthem which marked a high point in his relationship with studio boffin Brian Eno and was said to be inspired by a couple kissing at the Berlin Wall.

Classic Singles: David Bowie’s Heroes

Debbie Harry explores Bowie’s towering, melancholic, anthem which marked a high point in his relationship with studio boffin Brian Eno and was said to be inspired by a couple kissing at the Berlin Wall.

26:59

EP09 - S1

20 Jun 21

Legends of Rock: Metallica

Metallica’s story is a rollercoaster ride of music and emotions, and we hear it all, in the band’s own words, from their wild early days, the tragic death of bassist Cliff Burton in 1986, how they reached the top in the early ‘90s, and how challenging it was to remain there.

Legends of Rock: Metallica

Metallica’s story is a rollercoaster ride of music and emotions, and we hear it all, in the band’s own words, from their wild early days, the tragic death of bassist Cliff Burton in 1986, how they reached the top in the early ‘90s, and how challenging it was to remain there.

27:51

EP08 - S1

20 Jun 21

After Nirvana - The Legacy of Kurt Cobain (2004)

The BBC’s Steve Lamacq slices open the Kurt Cobain myth. In a programme from 2004, he tracks Kurt's progress from his homeless teenage years, living under bridges and in friend's living rooms, through his incubation in Seattle's underground music scene, to mega-stardom, death, and immortality.

After Nirvana - The Legacy of Kurt Cobain (2004)

The BBC’s Steve Lamacq slices open the Kurt Cobain myth. In a programme from 2004, he tracks Kurt's progress from his homeless teenage years, living under bridges and in friend's living rooms, through his incubation in Seattle's underground music scene, to mega-stardom, death, and immortality.

55:53

EP07 - S1

20 Jun 21

The Language of Kylie (2003) - Part B

In a recording from 2003, the Princess of Pop reveals all about her career, her early pop successes with Stock, Aitken and Waterman, her relationship with Jason Donovan, the influence of both Nick Cave and Michael Hutchence, and her struggles for creative freedom.

The Language of Kylie (2003) - Part B

In a recording from 2003, the Princess of Pop reveals all about her career, her early pop successes with Stock, Aitken and Waterman, her relationship with Jason Donovan, the influence of both Nick Cave and Michael Hutchence, and her struggles for creative freedom.

53:30

EP06 - S1

20 Jun 21

The Language of Kylie (2003)

In a recording from 2003, the Princess of Pop reveals all about her career, her early pop successes with Stock, Aitken and Waterman, her relationship with Jason Donovan, the influence of both Nick Cave and Michael Hutchence, and her struggles for creative freedom.

The Language of Kylie (2003)

In a recording from 2003, the Princess of Pop reveals all about her career, her early pop successes with Stock, Aitken and Waterman, her relationship with Jason Donovan, the influence of both Nick Cave and Michael Hutchence, and her struggles for creative freedom.

56:32

EP05 - S1

20 Jun 21

Rhapsody in Bohemia

Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen’s extravagant, existentialist six-minute pop production, first topped the charts in 1975. Rhapsody in Bohemia looks at how the song has become woven into our musical, visual and literary fabric.

Rhapsody in Bohemia

Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen’s extravagant, existentialist six-minute pop production, first topped the charts in 1975. Rhapsody in Bohemia looks at how the song has become woven into our musical, visual and literary fabric.

27:32

EP04 - S1

20 Jun 21

3. I Love It Loud: The Gene Simmons Rock Show_A Walk on the Wild Side

Gene Simmons, bassist and founding member of Kiss – legendary for their pyrotechnics and theatrical stage shows – is known for his tireless work ethic, and his savvy business mind. In this BBC series, he shares his passion for Classic Rock. 3. A Walk on the Wild Side. The Kiss co-founder spins tunes from Judas Priest, Deep Purple and Garth Brookes.

3. I Love It Loud: The Gene Simmons Rock Show_A Walk on the Wild Side

Gene Simmons, bassist and founding member of Kiss – legendary for their pyrotechnics and theatrical stage shows – is known for his tireless work ethic, and his savvy business mind. In this BBC series, he shares his passion for Classic Rock. 3. A Walk on the Wild Side. The Kiss co-founder spins tunes from Judas Priest, Deep Purple and Garth Brookes.

55:41

EP03 - S1

20 Jun 21

2. I Love It Loud: The Gene Simmons Rock Show_ Any Way You Want It.

Gene Simmons, bassist and founding member of Kiss – legendary for their pyrotechnics and theatrical stage shows – is known for his tireless work ethic, and his savvy business mind. In this BBC series, he shares his passion for Classic Rock. 2. Any Way You Want It. The Kiss co-founder and all-round rock expert spins tunes from the likes of Van Halen, Cream and Bon Jovi.

2. I Love It Loud: The Gene Simmons Rock Show_ Any Way You Want It.

Gene Simmons, bassist and founding member of Kiss – legendary for their pyrotechnics and theatrical stage shows – is known for his tireless work ethic, and his savvy business mind. In this BBC series, he shares his passion for Classic Rock. 2. Any Way You Want It. The Kiss co-founder and all-round rock expert spins tunes from the likes of Van Halen, Cream and Bon Jovi.

55:43

EP02 - S1

20 Jun 21

1. I Love It Loud: The Gene Simmons Rock Show_Let There Be Rock

Gene Simmons, bassist and founding member of Kiss – legendary for their pyrotechnics and theatrical stage shows – is known for his tireless work ethic, and his savvy business mind. In this BBC series, he shares his passion for Classic Rock. 1. Let There Be Rock. The Kiss founding member and all-round rock expert spins his favourite tunes from the likes of AC/DC, Iron Maiden and Alice Cooper.

1. I Love It Loud: The Gene Simmons Rock Show_Let There Be Rock

Gene Simmons, bassist and founding member of Kiss – legendary for their pyrotechnics and theatrical stage shows – is known for his tireless work ethic, and his savvy business mind. In this BBC series, he shares his passion for Classic Rock. 1. Let There Be Rock. The Kiss founding member and all-round rock expert spins his favourite tunes from the likes of AC/DC, Iron Maiden and Alice Cooper.

55:34

EP01 - S1

20 Jun 21

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