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Elton John: Uncensored

Sir Elton and Graham Norton sit down for a world-exclusive intimate chat, which sees the legendary 'Rocket Man' look back at his extraordinary life and career.

Sir Elton and Graham Norton sit down for a world-exclusive intimate chat, which sees the legendary 'Rocket Man' look back at his extraordinary life and a career spanning more than 50 years.

Shot at his home in the south of France while on a break from his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, this exclusive and revealing 60-minute film sees Elton share many candid, personal and laugh-out-loud stories. including previously unseen footage from the 1970s of Elton performing Rocket Man on Top of the Pops. The pair also revisit many of Elton's interviews, accolades and classic performances, including previously unseen footage from the 1970s of Elton singing Rocket Man on Top of the Pops.

Elton tells Graham about his childhood growing up in Pinner as Reg Dwight and reflects on his rise to global super stardom in the 70s. He also shares musical memories from the 80s and 90s and describes the highs and lows that superstardom brought him. Elton also talks about the important friendships in his life, including how he and Rod Stewart have been laughing both with and at each other for over 40 years. Speaking openly about both his battles with addiction and, more recently, prostate cancer, Elton also talks about the positive effect that fatherhood has had on his life and how he’d like to spend his time in the future, both on and off stage.

57 minutes

Last on

Sat 27 Mar 2021 03:00

Music Played

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

  • 00:00

    Elton John

    I'm Still Standing

  • 00:01

    Elton John

    Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)

  • 00:02

    Elton John vs Pnau

    Sad

  • 00:02

    Bluesology

    Come Back Baby

  • 00:10

    Elton John

    Song For Guy

  • 00:10

    Elton John

    I've Been Loving You

  • 00:10

    Elton John, Ray Cooper

    Daniel

  • 00:10

    Elton John

    Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

  • 00:11

    Elton John

    Tiny Dancer (Live)

  • 00:11

    Elton John

    Rocket Man

  • 00:12

    Elton John

    Rocket Man (Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park)

  • 00:22

    Alfred Newman, 20Th Century-Fox Studio Orchestra

    Fox Fanfare

  • 00:22

    John Williams

    Fox Fanfare

  • 00:30

    Elton John

    Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me

  • 00:33

    Elton John

    Blue Eyes

  • 00:33

    Elton John

    Nikita (Album Version)

  • 00:33

    Elton John

    I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues

  • 00:34

    Elton John

    Passengers

  • 00:34

    Elton John, Bryan Adams

    Sad Songs Say So Much

  • 00:34

    Elton John

    Kiss The Bride

  • 00:46

    Elton John

    Are you ready

  • 00:46

    Elton John

    Sacrifice

  • 00:47

    Elton John

    Made In England

  • 00:47

    Elton John

    Circle Of Life

  • 00:48

    Elton John

    Can You Feel The Love Tonight

  • 00:48

    Elton John

    Something About The Way You Look Tonight

  • 00:49

    Elton John

    Something About The Way You Look Tonight

Credits

Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Elton John
Interviewer Graham Norton

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