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Duration: 1 hour

Documentary about how a much-derided music actually changed the world. Between 1969 and 1979 disco soundtracked gay liberation, foregrounded female desire in the age of feminism and led to the birth of modern club culture as we know it today, before taking the world by storm. With contributions from Nile Rodgers, Robin Gibb, Kathy Sledge and Ian Schrager.

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Sun 8 Sep 2013 23:30 BBC Four

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Executive Producer
Mark Cooper
Producer
Ben Whalley
Director
Ben Whalley

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