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Robin Gibb at the BBC

In a special tribute to the late singer, Robin Gibb tells his own story in words & music drawn from over 40 years of BBC archive, & featuring rarely heard Bee Gees performances.

Robin talks extensively about his upbringing in England & Australia, the meteoric rise to fame of the Bee Gees & how he cheated death twice in a year, first as a survivor of the Hither Green rail crash & then when stranded in the Alps by an avalanche.

He also reveals why he never liked "Saturday Night Fever", comments on the pressures that led him to briefly split from his brothers in the late 60s & reflects on the special bond between him & twin Maurice, speaking after the latter's early death in 2003.

Scattered throughout the programme are half a dozen rarely heard intimate performances by the 3 Bee Gees, playing their greatest hits accompanied only by a single acoustic guitar & a very special performance with Jools Holland's big band.

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57 minutes

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Mon 28 May 2012 22:00