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The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson

Julien Temple updates the remarkable story of Dr Feelgood musician Wilko Johnson. Reflecting on his impending death, Johnson muses on the transformative power of mortality.

Julien Temple updates the remarkable story of Dr Feelgood musician Wilko Johnson. Reflecting on his impending death following his diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, Johnson muses on the transformative power of mortality. Determined to live out his remaining months playing music, he records an album with Roger Daltrey in a mere eight days and embarks on a series of farewell tours. Yet, there is an unexpected twist in the tale, captured here by Julien Temple and interwoven with remarkable archive footage and music.

1 hour, 30 minutes

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Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Julien Temple
Director Julien Temple
Producer Julien Temple

Broadcasts

  • Tue 24 Nov 2015 22:40
  • Tue 24 Nov 2015 23:10
  • Tue 24 Nov 2015 23:15
  • Sun 27 Dec 2015 03:20