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The story of British rock band Queen. The band members reveal how, as four strong-minded individuals, they managed to work together so successfully for four decades.

In 1971, four university students got together to form a band. Since then, that certain band called Queen has released 26 albums and sold over 300 million records worldwide. The popularity of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon is stronger than ever. Their story is a remarkable one, a narrative that covers early struggles, huge obstacles, success, arguments, breakups, triumph, tragedy and an enduring legacy - all against a backdrop of brilliant music and stunning live performances from every corner of the globe.

In this film, for the first time, it is the band that tells their story. Guiding us through an extensive archive full of hitherto unseen footage, the documentary reveals how four strong-minded individuals, all capable of writing massive hit songs, worked together so successfully for four decades. Queen never did anything by halves - meaning their highs were massive, but their lows catastrophic. It is a compelling story told with intelligence, wit, plenty of humour and painful honesty.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 5 Sep 2015 01:30

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Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Queen

    One Vision

  • Smile

    Doin' Alright

  • Smile

    April Lady

  • Freddie Mercury

    Big Spender

  • Queen

    Liar

  • Queen

    Keep Yourself Alive

  • Queen

    The March of the Black Queen

  • Queen

    Seven Seas of Rhye

  • Queen

    Now I'm Here

  • Queen

    Killer Queen

  • Queen

    Death on Two Legs

  • Queen

    Bohemian Rhapsody

  • Queen

    Somebody to Love

  • Queen

    You Take My Breath Away

  • Sex Pistols

    God Save The Queen

  • Queen

    Sheer Heart Attack

  • Queen

    Killer Queen

  • Queen

    We Will Rock You

  • Queen

    We Are The Champions

  • Queen

    We Will Rock You

  • Queen

    Love of My Life

  • Queen

    Bicylce Race

  • Queen

    Fat Bottomed Girl

  • Queen

    Don't Stop Me Now

  • Queen

    Crazy Little Thing Called Love

  • Queen

    Another One Bites the Dust

  • Queen

    We Are The Champions

Credits

Role Contributor
Director Matt O'Casey
Producer Simon Lupton
Producer Thomas Rhys
Participant John Deacon
Participant Freddie Mercury
Participant Brian May
Participant Roger Taylor

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