BBC Studios produces new podcast Stay Free: The Story of The Clash in partnership with Spotify
Delivering our first Spotify commission has been an amazing creative experience – using rare archive material and interviews it brings the story of The Clash to life for a whole new generation.Georgia Moseley, Creative Director, BBC Studios Digital
Narrated by Public Enemy's Chuck D, the series takes a deep-dive into the rise, the reign and the explosive self-destruction of London punk rock legends, The Clash. You can view the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8q9-PWEoZk
Chuck D said: “It’s an honour heading up this new podcast Stay Free: The Story of The Clash. I was and am a big fan of their music. We were always tackling very similar social and political issues.”
The multi award-winning BBC Studios Digital team creates original content for new platforms, breaks new talent, and develops innovative forms of storytelling for young audiences. Recent commissions include short-form formats such as Big Narstie’s Let’s Settle This for BBC Three, and BBC Earth: Life in VR for Google Daydream, plus new formats for millennial African and Indian audiences across mobile and TV for the BBC.
Georgia Moseley, Creative Director, BBC Studios Digital and Executive Producer for Stay Free: The Story of The Clash said “Delivering our first Spotify commission has been an amazing creative experience – using rare archive material and interviews it brings the story of The Clash to life for a whole new generation."
BBC Studios also produces a wide range of music content including David Bowie: Finding Fame, Later With… Jools Holland and much-loved coverage of the five-day Glastonbury festival.
The eight episodes range from 30-45 minutes in length. They will be available on Spotify on 28 February 2019.
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About BBC Studios
BBC Studios, a global content company with British creativity at its heart, is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC Group. Formed in April 2018 by the merger of BBC Worldwide and BBC Studios, it spans content financing, development, production, sales, branded services and ancillaries. BBC Studios’ award-winning British programmes are internationally recognised across a broad range of genres and specialisms. It has offices in 22 markets globally, including seven production bases in the UK, and a further nine wholly-owned and production partnerships internationally. The company, which makes 2500 hours of content a year, is a champion for British creativity around the world and a committed partner for the UK’s independent sector. BBC Studios has revenue of £1.4bn, and returns around £200m to the BBC Group annually, complementing the BBC’s licence fee and enhancing programmes for UK audiences.
About BBC Studios Productions
BBC Studios produces around 2500 hours of high quality content annually for customers and audiences around the world, across a broad range of genres and specialism. From its seven bases around the UK and a further nine international production bases and partnerships, BBC Studios displays a unique combination of BBC editorial values, cutting-edge craft and access to diverse talent to create outstanding content. It is the most awarded producer in the UK, receiving over 100 awards and 200 nominations in the past year. Production credits include world-class dramas like Luther and Doctor Who, landmark natural history like Dynasties and Blue Planet II, much loved comedy, entertainment and music shows such as This Country, Inside No. 9, Strictly Come Dancing and Glastonbury and an extraordinary range of factual programming, including Louis Theroux, Horizon, Killed By My Debt and Life And Death Row. BBC Studios Digital works across the BBC Studios portfolio, delivering both digital services and content, linking with existing programmes and brand new, original content. Examples of this work includes Life in VR, Let’s Settle This and the BAFTA Craft nominated Human Body.
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