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BBC4 to air Duran Duran doc duo

Duran Duran is set to take over BBC4 on June 29 with two newly-filmed documentaries about the iconic British rock band. UK prodco Back2back Productions was granted exclusive access to the group for ...
June 22, 2018

Duran Duran is set to take over BBC4 on June 29 with two newly-filmed documentaries about the iconic British rock band.

UK prodco Back2back Productions was granted exclusive access to the group for the doc Duran Duran: There’s Something You Should Know. In the feature, Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor open up about their lengthy career, and the highs and lows they have endured together over the years.

Charting their trajectory since they formed, the story is told through seven of their 14 albums – each one focusing on a chapter in the band’s journey covering the fame, the fortune and the meltdowns. With intimate access to each band member, and previously unseen archive footage, There’s Something You Should Know reveals how the early success of the band affected each member.

The documentary also includes contributions from Cindy Crawford, Boy George, Mark Ronson, Nile Rodgers, Antony Price, Russell Mulcahy, Nick Egan and more.

The second Duran Duran doc also comes from Back2back Productions. Duran Duran: A Night In sees the group members discuss their early inspirations, as they look back together at the television programs, music and film that they grew up on from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s.

Duran Duran: There’s Something You Should Know and Duran Duran: A Night In have been ordered by Cassian Harrison, channel editor of BBC4, and commissioned by Jan Younghusband, head of commissioning for BBC Music.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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