18 DECEMBER 2015, FROM 10PM, BBC4
**NEW Documentary: Queen – From Rags to Rhapsody – 18th December 2015, 10pm, BBC4***
(followed by Queen – A Night At The Odeon, 1975)
Queen: From Rags To Rhapsody
Produced & Directed By Simon Lupton & Rhys Thomas
As ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ marks its 40th Anniversary, this new documentary digs deep into archive to tell the story of Queen as it follows their journey from a struggling band gigging at pubs and colleges to the moment they captured the UK’s hearts and minds with what was to become one of – if not the – greatest song of all time.
Queen’s formative years have never been explored in such detail. With a wealth of unseen interviews, recently unearthed rushes of Queen’s first ever video and outtakes from the recording sessions of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ itself, this is the unique story of early Queen told by the band themselves.
This documentary completes the final part of the documentary trilogy alongside ‘Days of Our Lives’ and ‘Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender.’
It’s simple. It’s real. It’s raw. It’s what happened.
Featuring exclusive footage:
• Unseen rushes from Keep Yourself and Liar videos 1973 (Queen’s first videos)
• Unseen interview with Freddie Mercury
• Unreleased interviews with the band conducted by Bob Harris from 1977 – remastered from film to HD.
• Queen’s first ever TV interview 1975 – recently discovered in Australia.
• Now I’m Here Live on Top of the Pops 1975 – Recently rediscovered
• Unseen Live performances from Hyde Park ’76, The Rainbow ‘’74 and Hammersmith ‘1975. •
The original demo of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and studio outtakes – unheard, until now.
And much more..