BBC Real Wild Child

BBC Real Wild Child

A celebration of the boozers, brawlers and hell-raisers of rock 'n' roll - with Sony award-winning presenter Stuart Maconie. From Hank Williams and Jerry Lee Lewis to Keith Moon and Ozzy Osbourne. From the BBC

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Season 1


Elvis Presley

It’s a tragic story of how a phenomenally gifted, well mannered, southern boy became a sacred monster; a Shakespearean tale of jealousy, death, manipulation, isolation and loss.

Elvis Presley

It’s a tragic story of how a phenomenally gifted, well mannered, southern boy became a sacred monster; a Shakespearean tale of jealousy, death, manipulation, isolation and loss.

26:44

EP06 - S1

20 Jun 21

Jerry Lee Lewis

It’s a real wild child… with underage girls, firearms, alcohol, drugs, bigamy, drownings, death by fire, battles with Satan and the attempted assassination of Elvis - it’s the Killer, aka Jerry Lee Lewis.

Jerry Lee Lewis

It’s a real wild child… with underage girls, firearms, alcohol, drugs, bigamy, drownings, death by fire, battles with Satan and the attempted assassination of Elvis - it’s the Killer, aka Jerry Lee Lewis.

27:02

EP05 - S1

20 Jun 21

Hank Williams

Who is the world’s first rock ‘n’ roll bad boy? Move aside those rocks and that pill bottle and behold… a stetson. Although Hank Williams was pre rock ‘n’ roll, in some ways he wasn’t … he lived the life of a complete hellraiser and died in the back of his car from drugs and drink.

Hank Williams

Who is the world’s first rock ‘n’ roll bad boy? Move aside those rocks and that pill bottle and behold… a stetson. Although Hank Williams was pre rock ‘n’ roll, in some ways he wasn’t … he lived the life of a complete hellraiser and died in the back of his car from drugs and drink.

26:55

EP04 - S1

20 Jun 21

Ozzy Osbourne

There were four minstrels from Birmingham … Iommi, Ward, Butler and one who was called Osbourne of given name John Thomas, and he was lank of hair and demented of disposition, and they did form Black Sabbath.

Ozzy Osbourne

There were four minstrels from Birmingham … Iommi, Ward, Butler and one who was called Osbourne of given name John Thomas, and he was lank of hair and demented of disposition, and they did form Black Sabbath.

27:11

EP03 - S1

20 Jun 21

Mick Jagger & Keith Richards

This is the story of two little boys from suburban Kent. One was the son of a PE instructor, the other’s dad was a supervisor at a lightbulb factory, and they grew up to be very, very naughty indeed…

Mick Jagger & Keith Richards

This is the story of two little boys from suburban Kent. One was the son of a PE instructor, the other’s dad was a supervisor at a lightbulb factory, and they grew up to be very, very naughty indeed…

27:15

EP02 - S1

20 Jun 21

Keith Moon

We begin with a man whose name is synonymous with outrage and lunacy. How apt then that the word lunacy itself should come from the Latin word luna, meaning moon - it’s Keith Moon.

Keith Moon

We begin with a man whose name is synonymous with outrage and lunacy. How apt then that the word lunacy itself should come from the Latin word luna, meaning moon - it’s Keith Moon.

26:31

EP01 - S1

20 Jun 21

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