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Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Boy George has made more than a few headlines, but the years before his Top of the Pops debut in 1982 are less well-known. Living in a squat, attending the Blitz Club, falling in and out of love - Worried About the Boy is a compassionate portrait of a much-loved icon.

Last on

Wed 21 Mar 2012 22:30 BBC HD

  • Photo: Culture Club

    Photo: Culture Club

    Culture Club (from left to right), Roy Hay (Jonny Burt), Boy George (Douglas Booth), Jon Moss (Mathew Horne) and Mikey Craig (Dean Fagan).

  • Photo: Christopher and George

    Photo: Christopher and George

    Christopher (Daniel Wallace) and George (Douglas Booth) show off their distinct 1980s 'New Wave' fashion style.

  • Eighties Season

    Eighties Season

    This programme was part of the BBC Two Eighties Season, rediscovering the decade through a series of programmes.

    Go to the Eighties Season website
  • BBC TV Blog

    BBC TV Blog

    Find out how Boy George felt about having a programme made about his personal life by reading an interview with him on the TV Blog.

    Read the interview with Boy George on the BBC TV Blog

Credits

George
Douglas Booth
George
Douglas Booth
Jon Moss
Mathew Horne
Jon Moss
Mathew Horne
Malcolm McLaren
Mark Gatiss
Malcolm McLaren
Mark Gatiss
Steve Strange
Marc Warren
Steve Strange
Marc Warren
Marilyn
Freddie Fox
Marilyn
Freddie Fox
Kirk
Richard Madden
Kirk
Richard Madden
Mikey Craig
Dean Fagan
Mikey Craig
Dean Fagan
Roy Hay
Jonny Burt
Roy Hay
Jonny Burt
Vernon
Charlie Anson
Vernon
Charlie Anson
Mrs Brandon
Isabel Ford
Mrs Brandon
Isabel Ford
Jerry O'Dowd
Francis Magee
Jerry O'Dowd
Francis Magee
Career Advisor
Andy Quine
Career Advisor
Andy Quine
Christopher
Daniel Wallace
Christopher
Daniel Wallace
Rusty Egan
Neil Toon
Rusty Egan
Neil Toon
Caroline
Elizabeth Lowe
Caroline
Elizabeth Lowe
Pap 1
John Draycott
Pap 1
John Draycott
Pap 2
Andonis James Anthony
Pap 2
Andonis James Anthony
Emily
Natalie O'Brien
Emily
Natalie O'Brien
Mo
Nicola Potts
Mo
Nicola Potts
Sarah
Hannah Harford
Sarah
Hannah Harford
Dawn
Suzanne Preston
Dawn
Suzanne Preston
John
Kieran Buckeridge
John
Kieran Buckeridge
Producer
Matthew Bird
Producer
Matthew Bird
Director
Julian Jarrold
Director
Julian Jarrold
Writer
Tony Basgallop
Writer
Tony Basgallop

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