Press Release: Queen - Days Of Our Lives Documentary
MAJOR BBC TV DOCUMENTARY
Unseen footage and rare interviews to celebrate 40th Anniversary / Broadcast on BBC Two on 29th and 30th May 2011
continue to celebrate their 40th anniversary in regal fashion with the
broadcast of a major two part BBC Two TV documentary ‘Queen: Days of
Our Lives’ which sees Roger Taylor and Brian May looking back at the
band’s incredible career in candid detail for the first time.
Showing on BBC Two at 10pm on 29th and 30th May the two one hour shows
explore the remarkable story of Brian, Roger, John Deacon and Freddie
Mercury - looking into the early struggles, huge obstacles, success,
arguments, breakups, triumph, tragedy and an enduring legacy – all
against a backdrop of brilliant music and stunning live performances.
With an extensive archive of unseen footage (the producers uncovered
Queen's first ever TV performance, missing believed wiped, and shown
here for the first time) plus remarkable archive interviews with
Freddie Mercury, the documentary is the band’s story in their own words
– a compelling journey told with intelligence, wit, plenty of humour
and painful honesty.
documentaries cover each of the band’s studio albums, their legendary
world tours of the 70’s and 80’s as they conquered South and North
America and Asia, Live Aid and their enduring success since the passing
of Freddie leading up to the present day and a popularity that
continues to grow yearly. The Sun annointed them ‘Britain’s Best Loved
Band’ earlier this year.
Days of Our Lives’ is produced by Rhys Thomas (the comedian who
famously broke the Mastermind all time record points score with a
specialist subject of Queen) and Simon Lupton, and is directed by the
renowned director Matt O’Casey.
Thomas comments, “We have set out to make the definitive Queen
documentary. It's a funny, honest, inspiring and ultimately tragic
account of ‘a certain band called Queen’, as told by the band
themselves. We tell the story of four students who met in West London,
slogged hard and conquered the world, ultimately changing rock music
band will be previewing the documentaries in a rare radio interview as
they guest live on the Chris Evans BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show on May
27th. Brian and Roger will also attend the 9th anniversary celebration
performance of their hit musical We Will Rock You on the evening of
Tuesday May 31 at The Dominion Theatre with Brian performing with the
Queen's 40th Anniversary year has kicked off in spectacular style so
far with their first ever major exhibition 'Stormtroopers in Stilettos'
in London’s East End which drew an incredible crowd of over 20,000
visitors in two weeks, and kicked off with a star studded launch party
attended by the likes of Foo Fighters and Jessie J. Meanwhile the bands
first five albums have been reissued to considerable acclaim. The
Telegraph said of their early work, 'Queen's greatest music was
extravagantly innovative, technically brilliant and created with a
The five albums covering the 77-82 period (News of the World’, ‘Jazz’,
’The Game’, ‘Flash Gordon’ and ‘Hot Space’) are also reissued on June
Look out for news on further broadcasts of the documentary across the globe.
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