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BBC released iPlayer exclusive Lemmy documentary

By | Published on Monday 25 January 2016


The BBC has made a new documentary, ‘Lemmy: In His Own Words’, available exclusively on the iPlayer. The programme is cut together using various interviews the Motörhead frontman gave on BBC shows between 1982 and 2010, plus live footage and previously unbroadcast material.

BBC Music Editor James Stirling says of the programme: “Lemmy was a colossal figure in British music and he had a unique approach to both his songs and the industry he found himself in. There was a smart sense of humour at the heart of everything, something clearly demonstrated through his interviews and performances we’ve uncovered from the BBC Music archive”.

This is the latest in a series of iPlayer-only music shows from BBC Music, which have also included a similar documentary about Amy Winehouse and Elton John performing live at the Eden Project.