Can't Get You Out Of My Head

Released 11 February 2021

These strange days did not just happen. We - and those in power - created them together.
— Adam Curtis

Six feature-length films from journalist and Bafta award-winning filmmaker Adam Curtis tell the story of how we got to the strange days we are now experiencing. And why both those in power - and we - find it so difficult to move on.

The films trace different forces across the world that have led to now, not just in the West, but in China and Russia as well. It covers a wide range - including the strange roots of modern conspiracy theories, the history of China, opium and opiods, the history of Artificial Intelligence, melancholy over the loss of empire and, love and power. And explores whether modern culture, despite its radicalism, is really just part of the new system of power.

Can't Get You Out Of My Head: An Emotional History of the Modern World (trailer)

Written and directed by:

Adam Curtis



Sandra Gorel

Executive Producer:

Rose Garnett

Production credits:

A BBC Film and BBC Three production for BBC iPlayer.


11 February 2021