TV presenter Graham Norton will interview prolific recording artist Elton John in the BBC Studios documentary Elton John: Uncensored, premiering on BBC1 this fall.
Norton (pictured right) meets John (left) as the musician breaks from his mammoth “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” retirement tour and prepares for the publication of first official autobiography, Me.
“The past two years have felt truly monumental for me, and with the release of Rocketman, the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour and my autobiography coming up, it felt like the perfect opportunity to reflect on it all with Graham. I’ve always enjoyed our catch-ups and this felt like the best yet,” John said in a statement.
The intimate interview, recorded in the South of France this August, sees John look back at his life and more than 50-year career, sharing candid and personal stories.
In Elton John: Uncensored, the pair revisits John’s classic archive performances, interviews and accolades. He tells Norton about his childhood and rise to global super stardom in the 1970s.
The legendary musician also speaks openly about overcoming his battles with addiction to become one of the most successful solo artists of all time.
Executive producers are Suzy Lamb and Mel Balac for BBC Studios Production. Gerard Williams is producer for BBC Studios Production. Jan Younghusband, head of commissioning, music television, BBC, commissioned the documentary.
(Photo credit: Chris Yacoubian)