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Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

In July 1986, as part of the Magic tour which, poignantly, was the last to feature Freddie Mercury, Queen played Hungary for the first time. With three years to go before the fall of the Berlin Wall, this was the largest concert ever staged at the Népstadion, Budapest, and the first western rock concert staged in a stadium behind the Iron Curtain.

The concert held such significance to the Hungarian authorities that an unprecedented collaboration of Hungary's top film cameraman and technicians were formed to record it. Aside from depicting Queen's live performance, the film includes montages of highlights of the band's legendary visit and a unique insight into the Hungarian film-making style adapted to western rock music.

Staged for 80,000 ecstatic fans, the concert set includes favourite hits like Bohemian Rhapsody, Crazy Little Thing Called Love and I Want To Break Free.

Last on

Sat 28 Dec 2013 22:45 BBC Four

Music Played

22 items
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    Queen One Vision

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    Queen Tie Your Mother Down

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    Queen In The Lap Of The Gods...revisited

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    Queen Seven Seas Of Rhye

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    Queen Tear It Up

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    Queen A Kind Of Magic

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    Queen Under Pressure

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    Queen Who Wants To Live Forever

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    Queen I Want To Break Free

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    Queen Now I'm Here

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    Queen Love Of My Life

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    Queen Tavaszi Szei Vizet Araszt

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    Queen Is This The World We Created

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    Queen Tutti Frutti

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    Queen Bohemian Rhapsody

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    Queen Hammer to Fall

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    Queen Crazy Little Thing Called Love

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    Queen Radio Ga Ga

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    Queen We Will Rock You

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    Queen Friends Will Be Friends

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    Queen We Are the Champions

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    Queen God Save The Queen

Credits

Performer
Freddie Mercury
Performer
Brian May
Performer
John Deacon
Performer
Roger Taylor

Broadcasts

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