The Story Of...

February 2020

Series 1: 1. Pulp's Common People

3.0 18 x
Documentary series uncovering the stories behind famous songs. This edition looks at Pulp's Common People, a song that examines class, politics and Britain in the 90s.
January 2020

This is BBC Four

3.0 1 x
Documentary series uncovering the stories behind famous songs. An in-depth look at Gloria Gaynor's disco hit and, for many, the ultimate soundtrack to breakups, I Will Survive.

8. James Corden

4.5 68 x
James Corden's remarkable career trajectory.
December 2018

3. Michael Buble: Back For Christmas

3.0 51 x
Documentary covering the Canadian crooner's rise and return.
June 2018
1:30:00

Season 4, Episode 4: Mamma Mia

4.0 21 x
ABBA aficionados examine the enduring appeal of the hit stage musical based on the group's songs. The Greek island-set romantic comedy also found success on the big screen, and a DVD of the film can be found in one in every four UK households.
May 2018
1:30:00

Season 4, Episode 3: Cliff Richard

3.0 71 x
After following his hero Elvis to the top of the charts in the late 1950s, Cliff has gone on to have more number one hits than any other British solo star. This film celebrates his amazing 60 years in the music business, with the thoughts of friends, fans and journalists, and clips from his extraordinary back catalogue.
1:30:00

Season 4, Episode 2: Britain's Favourite Royal

4.0 12 x
Affectionate, respectful and celebratory look at that greatest of British institutions, the Monarchy. A public vote decides who among the royal line Brits have the greatest affection for. Plus a look at the lives and careers of the Royal Family, a guide to royal etiquette, and meeting the most loyal royal fan.
December 2017
55:00

Season 4, Episode 1: Lego

4.0 12 x
Documentary charting the history of the world's most popular and commercially successful toy. The Lego brick was developed in the 1950s and soon conquered the world. After a downturn around the millennium, a marketing revival saw it hailed as the greatest turnaround in corporate history.
1:30:00

Season 2, Episode 6: Andre Rieu

3.0 37 x
Documentary about the noted violinist. Born in Maastricht in the Netherlands, Rieu became enchanted at a young age by the music of Johan Strauss and made it is mission to popularise this, what was then seen as, unfashionable classical music. Half a century later, Rieu tours the world with his own orchestra, wowing sold-out...
1:25:00

Season 2, Episode 6: Andre Rieu

4.0 50 x
Documentary about the noted violinist. Born in Maastricht in the Netherlands, Rieu became enchanted at a young age by the music of Johan Strauss and made it is mission to popularise this, what was then seen as, unfashionable classical music. Half a century later, Rieu tours the world with his own orchestra, wowing sold-out...
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