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Duration: 1 hour

Uncovering the stories behind famous songs. For the first time in 18 years, all eight members of the Pogues return to the studio where their biggest hit and the nation's favourite Christmas song was recorded. Producer Steve Lillywhite strips Fairytale down to the basics and video director Peter Dougherty reveals the tricks behind the making of the video - including how a cameo from Hollywood star Matt Dillon stopped the Pogues from being arrested.

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Thu 27 Dec 2007 03:55 BBC Three

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