A LIFE IN TEN PICTURES - BBC DOCUMENTARY FILM SERIES ON CELEBRITY PHOTOGRAPHY (2021)

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A Life in Ten Pictures features celebrated figures and examines their lives using ten key images, from their earliest photo to one of their last, exploring milestones, moments of conflict and turning points such as their breakthrough moment or their fall from grace.

1. Freddie Mercury’s image is known around the world. He was one of the most photographed men in history. But could just a handful of photos uncover new truths about someone we think we all know? This documentary throws a unique lens onto an extraordinary life, focusing on ten defining pictures – from iconic shots to private snaps – with their secrets revealed by those who were there and those who knew Freddie Mercury best.

2. Tupac Shakur’s image is known around the world. He was one of hip-hop’s most photographed figures. But could just a handful of photos uncover new truths about someone we think we already know? This episode throws a unique lens onto an extraordinary life, focusing on ten defining pictures, from iconic shots to private snaps. Their secrets are revealed by those who were there and those who knew Tupac best. 

3. Elizabeth Taylor’s image is known around the world - she was one of the most famous women in Hollywood. But could just a handful of photos uncover new truths about someone we think we all know? A Life in Ten Pictures throws a unique lens onto an extraordinary life, focusing on ten defining pictures – from iconic shots to private snaps – with their secrets revealed by those who were there and those who knew Elizabeth Taylor’s story best. 

4. John Lennon’s image is known around the world; he is one of the most famous people on the planet. But can just a handful of photos uncover new truths about someone we think we all know? This film throws a unique lens onto an extraordinary life, focusing on ten defining pictures – from iconic shots to private snaps – with their secrets revealed by those who were there and those who knew John Lennon best. 

5. Muhammad Ali is one of the most photographed men in history. But can just a handful of photos uncover new truths about someone we think we know? This film throws a unique lens onto an extraordinary life, focusing on ten defining pictures, from iconic shots to private snaps, with their secrets revealed by those who were there and those who knew Ali best. 

6. Amy Winehouse’s image is known around the world. She was the north London girl with a unique voice and look, who became hugely successful seemingly overnight, and whose private life the press became obsessed by. She died in 2011, aged just 27. 

This documentary throws a unique lens onto an extraordinary life, focusing on ten defining photographs - from iconic shots to private snaps – with the stories behind them revealed by those who were there and those who knew her best, including her parents and close friends. 


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