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We'll Take Manhattan

Drama which explores the love affair between photographer David Bailey and supermodel Jean Shrimpton after they are sent to New York for a prestigious Vogue photo shoot in 1962.

Winter 1962, and cockney photographer David Bailey and unknown model Jean Shrimpton are sent to New York for a prestigious Vogue photo shoot. This drama tells the story of a wild week, their love affair, terrible fights with their fashion editor - and how two young people with no such intention happened to change the world of fashion forever.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Thu 16 Mar 2017 23:00

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Music Played

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

  • The Shadows

    Saturday Dance

  • Chet Baker

    Tenderly

  • The Beatles

    Love Me Do

  • Ella Fitzgerald

    I Only Have Eyes For You

We'll Take Manhattan: Meeting David Bailey

We'll Take Manhattan: Meeting David Bailey
"If I had known then what I know now, I would probably have been more nervous."

Read writer and director, John McKay's post on the BBC TV blog

Aneurin Barnard on David Bailey and We'll Take Manhattan

Aneurin Barnard on David Bailey and We'll Take Manhattan
Welsh actor, Aneurin Barnard, who plays famous British photographer, David Bailey in BBC Four's We'll Take Manhattan, offers his thoughts on playing the character in the BBC Wales Arts Blog.


Read and comment on Aneurin's interview on the BBC Wales Arts Blog

Photo Gallery: Aneurin Barnard in We'll Take Manhattan

Photo Gallery: Aneurin Barnard in We'll Take Manhattan
BBC Wales Arts' photo gallery features a selection of images exploring the love affair between iconic photographer, David Bailey and Sixties model, Jean Shrimpton in the new BBC Four drama, We'll Take Manhattan.

View this exciting gallery of photos from the We'll Take Manhattan drama

Music credits

Saxophones - Martin Robertson

Trumpet - Toby Coles

Piano -  Kevin Sargent

Bass - Alec Dankworth

Drums - Ralph Salmins

Recorded and mixed by Steve Parr

Credits

Role Contributor
David Bailey Aneurin Barnard
Jean Shripmton Karen Gillan
Lady Clare Rendlesham Helen McCrory
Larry Schwartz Joseph May
Producer Rebecca Hodgson
Director John McKay
Writer John McKay
Actor Frances Barber
Actor Joseph May

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