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Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender

Renowned as the bravura front man of one of Britain's greatest rock bands, Freddie Mercury's life outside Queen is rarely celebrated or explored.

In a touching portrait, imagine... charts Mercury's solo projects and interests, including a previously unheard collaboration with Michael Jackson and the triumphant Barcelona project with Dame Montserrat Caballe, as well as the life of a gay man who was not yet publicly out.

Rare interviews reveal a shy man in search of love, and a driven artist living behind the protection of his stage persona.

1 hour, 5 minutes

Last on

Tue 16 Oct 2012 23:05
BBC One Northern Ireland, Wales only

Credits

Role Contributor
Series EditorAlan Yentob
DirectorThomas Rhys
PresenterAlan Yentob

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