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Fleetwood Mac's Songbird: Christine McVie

Documentary profile of Christine McVie, the longest-serving female member of Fleetwood Mac, who has never fronted the band despite being the group's most successful singer-songwriter.

Christine McVie is undoubtedly the longest-serving female band member of any of the enduring rock ‘n’ roll acts that emerged from the 1960s. While she has never fronted Fleetwood Mac, preferring to align herself with ‘the boys’ in the rhythm section whom she first joined 50 years ago, Christine is their most successful singer-songwriter. Her hits include ‘Over My Head’, ‘Don’t Stop’ and ‘Everywhere’.

After massive global success in both the late 1970s and mid-1980s, Christine left the band in the late 1990s, quitting California and living in semi-retirement in Kent, only to rejoin the band in 2013. In this 90-minute film, this most English of singers finally gets to take centre-stage and tell both her story and the saga of Fleetwood Mac from her point of view.

1 hour, 28 minutes

Last on

Fri 20 Sep 2019 21:00

Music Played

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

  • 00:01

    Fleetwood Mac

    Dreams (Take 2)

  • 00:03

    Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Lark Ascending

    Conductor: Adrian Boult. Performer: Hugh Bean.
  • 00:04

    Pentangle

    In Time (Alternate Version)

  • 00:05

    Fats Domino

    Blueberry Hill

  • 00:06

    Sir Cliff Richard

    Boum

  • 00:06

    The Spencer Davis Group

    Keep On Running

  • 00:07

    The Honeycombs

    Have I The Right?

  • 00:10

    Chicken Shack

    When The Train Comes Back

  • 00:11

    Fleetwood Mac

    Need Your Love So Bad

  • 00:13

    Fleetwood Mac

    Albatross

  • 00:14

    Chicken Shack

    I'd Rather Go Blind

  • 00:16

    Christine McVie

    Crazy 'Bout You Baby (Remastered Version)

  • 00:17

    Fleetwood Mac

    Man Of The World

  • 00:18

    Fleetwood Mac

    Tell Me All The Things You Do

  • 00:19

    Fleetwood Mac

    Jewel Eyed Judy

  • 00:20

    Fleetwood Mac

    One Sunny Day

  • 00:22

    Fleetwood Mac

    Safe Harbour

  • 00:26

    Fleetwood Mac

    Say You Love Me

  • 00:28

    Fleetwood Mac

    Over My Head (Live)

  • 00:32

    Fleetwood Mac

    Rhiannon

  • 00:37

    Fleetwood Mac

    Gold Dust Woman

  • 00:35

    Fleetwood Mac

    Get Like You Used To Be (Live)

  • 00:37

    Fleetwood Mac

    Oh Daddy

  • 00:41

    Fleetwood Mac

    Planets Of The Universe

  • 00:42

    Fleetwood Mac

    Don't Stop (Live)

  • 00:46

    Fleetwood Mac

    You Make Loving Fun (Rough)

  • 00:52

    Dennis Wilson

    River Song

  • 00:55

    Fleetwood Mac

    Tusk (St Louis, 11579)

  • 00:57

    Fleetwood Mac

    Songbird (Wembley, 62780)

  • 00:57

    Fleetwood Mac

    Brown Eyes (Rough)

  • 00:59

    Fleetwood Mac

    Gypsy

  • 01:00

    Fleetwood Mac

    Hold Me

  • 01:00

    Fleetwood Mac

    Silver Springs

  • 01:02

    Christine McVie

    Got A Hold On Me

  • 00:54

    Fleetwood Mac

    Honey Hi (Remastered)

  • 01:04

    Stevie Nicks

    Stand Back

  • 01:07

    Fleetwood Mac

    Little Lies

  • 01:19

    Fleetwood Mac

    Never Going Back Again

  • 01:24

    Lindsey Buckingham Christine M

    Merry Go Round

  • 01:16

    Fleetwood Mac

    Everywhere

  • 01:18

    Fleetwood Mac

    I'm So Afraid

  • 01:28

    Fleetwood Mac

    Don't Stop (Live)

Credits

Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Christine McVie
Interviewed Guest Stevie Nicks
Interviewed Guest Mick Fleetwood
Interviewed Guest John McVie
Interviewed Guest Neil Finn
Interviewed Guest Mike Campbell
Interviewed Guest Stan Webb
Interviewed Guest Nancy Wilson
Executive Producer Mark Cooper
Director Matt O'Casey

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