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It Was Fifty Years Ago Today 2of2

   2017    Art
Featuring interviews with former employees, fellow musicians, family members and journalists, and supported by original and exclusive never-seen-before footage, this star-studded rockumentary offers a fascinating insight into the creation and recording of one of the most ground-breaking and influential albums in pop history. A documentation of the influences that went on to help create the seminal album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Series: It Was Fifty Years Ago Today

Joe Cocker

   2017    History
The turbulent life of soul and blues singer, the late Joe Cocker. A former gas fitter from Sheffield, catapulted to world stardom in 1969 at Woodstock with his legendary performance of the Beatles song, 'A Little Help from My Friends'. But in the early 1970s, Joe Cocker's inner demons nearly killed him. Overcoming his struggles with alcohol and drugs, he rebuilt his reputation as 'one of the great primal rock and roll vocalists of all time' (Billy Joel).

Kurt Cobain Montage of Heck

   2015    Art
Kurt Cobain, lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter of Nirvana, remains an icon 20 years after his death. Here, we take a journey through Cobain's life and his career with Nirvana through the lens of his home movies, recordings, artwork, photography, and journals. An authorized documentary from director Brett Morgen, from Cobain’s early days in Aberdeen, Washington to his success and later downfall with the grunge band Nirvana, this documentary received an award at the 2015 Sundance FilmFestival.

Libraries Gave Us Power

   2012    Art
The story of the British Library's Royal Manuscripts collection reaches its end with the last great flowering of illumination, in the magnificent courts of the Tudors. Dr Janina Ramirez investigates astrological texts created for Henry VII, and unwraps his will - still in its original, extravagantly-decorated velvet and gold cover. She hears music written for Henry VIII, which went unperformed for centuries; and reads love notes between the king and Anne Boleyn, written in the margins of a prayer book. Nina also visits Bruges, the source of many of the greatest manuscripts, where this medieval art form collided with the artistic innovations of the Renaissance.
Series: Illuminations: the private lives of medieval kings

Listening to Kenny G

   2021    History
This featured film takes a humorous but incisive look at the best-selling instrumentalist of all time – and quite possibly one of the most famous living musicians. Listening to Kenny G investigates the artist born Kenny Gorelick – who took the pop charts by storm with his 1986 breakthrough single, 'Songbird' – exploring his talent for playing jazz so smoothly that a whole new genre, 'Smooth Jazz,' formed around him, and questioning fundamental assumptions about art and excellence.
In his own words, Kenny G speaks candidly about his musical background, his stringent work ethic, and his controversial standing in the jazz canon – along with insights from fans and critics alike.
Racism: A History
Racism: A History

   2007    Culture
Inside the Medieval Mind
Inside the Medieval Mind

   2008    History
The Story of Maths
The Story of Maths

   2008    Science
Leaving Neverland
Leaving Neverland

   2019    Culture
Black Hole Apocalypse
Black Hole Apocalypse

   2018    Science
Walking with Cavemen
Walking with Cavemen

   2003    History
The Life of Birds
The Life of Birds

   1998    Nature