FAC 501: Anthony H Wilson
Christmas Day 2200-0100
rpt Saturday 29 December (overnight) 0000-0200
On 10 August 2007 Anthony H Wilson died aged just 57 at Manchester's Christie Hospital. He'll be remembered as the founding father of Factory Records, the man behind Joy Division and New Order and the creator of one of the world's most famous clubs – The Haçienda, which helped to establish the "Madchester" scene.
In this tribute, Paul Morley looks back at the life of the music mogul, impresario, North West institution and professional motormouth. reflecting on an extraordinary career and revealing how one man's passion and self-belief helped shape the musical and cultural landscape of Manchester.
The show features an exclusive interview with Tony recorded by Newsnight just months before he died, as well as interviews with his friends and family, including Peter Saville, Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAMME CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE THAT SOME LISTENERS MAY FIND OFFENSIVE.