BritBox U.S., the streamer operated by BBC Studios and ITV, has acquired “Lennon’s Last Weekend,” an unique documentary that appears at legendary musician John Lennon’s last interview earlier than his loss of life.
Directed by Brian Grant (“Video Killed the Radio Star”), “Lennon’s Last Weekend” options Lennon’s BBC Radio interview with Andy Peebles, the final he gave in particular person in December 1980, simply earlier than being murdered.
With a brand new album to advertise, “Double Fantasy” with Yoko Ono, Lennon spoke candidly to Peebles about every little thing from The Beatles break-up, his relationship with Paul McCartney, political points within the U.S. and U.Ok., his household and his homesickness for Liverpool. He additionally talked about working with Phil Spector, Elton John, Mick Jagger and David Bowie and the way he produced a lot of his solo albums, which included anthems reminiscent of “Imagine” and “Give Peace A Chance.”
The documentary, which will even function new contributing interviews, premieres on BritBox in December, in recognition of the fortieth anniversary of Lennon’s loss of life. It is produced by MGMM Studios for Sky Arts U.Ok. and is distributed internationally by Abacus Media Rights.
“As the true residence of nice British programming, BritBox is proud to be sharing this beloved British music icon’s story with our viewers,” stated BritBox president and CEO, Soumya Sriraman. “I hope this documentary of Lennon’s final interviews for the BBC offers a manner for followers to rejoice his life and legacy in what would have been his eightieth 12 months.”
BritBox has greater than one million subscribers within the U.S. and is rolling out to 25 nations.
Meanwhile, Sky unique documentary “Let Me Take You Down,” an investigation into the homicide of John Lennon, with in-depth entry to his killer, Mark Chapman, can be anticipated to be prepared in time for the musician’s fortieth loss of life anniversary in December.