DISCOVERING: DOCUMENTARY SERIES - SEASON 1

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Music journalists take a closer look at the work of some of the biggest recording artists in the world, past and present.

Season 1

1. Discovering: Blur

Charting the rise of one of Britain's biggest bands, this documentary explores how Blur found fame with Food Records, their distinct Britpop sound and number one album Parklife.

2. Discovering: Bryan Ferry

Documentary exploring the life, career and influence of debonair Roxy Music lead singer and songwriter and hugely-successful solo artist Bryan Ferry. 

3. Discovering: Dire Straits

Leading music journalists look back at the enduring music of Dire Straits. Led by Mark Knopfler, the band recorded six studio albums, including the bestselling Brothers in Arms.

4. Discovering: Simply Red

Music experts take a revealing look at Mick Hucknall's multi-Brit Award-winning soul and pop band that has sold more than 50 million albums over a 25-year career.

5. Discovering: Fleetwood Mac

A look at the tumultuous history of Fleetwood Mac. Their story of break-ups, drugs and broken hearts inspired their bestselling music, including their huge 1977 album Rumours.

6. Discovering: Genesis

An examination of the music and members of Grammy Award-winning band Genesis, taking a detailed look at the group's roots, which can be traced back to their Surrey school days.

7. Discovering: George Michael

A look at the phenomenal career of the late George Michael, from his ska roots to his partnership with Andrew Ridgeley in Wham! and his subsequent solo career. Recorded in 2013. 

8. Discovering: Pet Shop Boys

Documentary exploring the 30-year success of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe's synth-pop band, including their most influential albums, wittiest lyrics and most theatrical videos.

9. Discovering: Blondie

A look back at the music of new wave and punk pioneers Blondie. Led by Debbie Harry and Chris Stein, the group hit the mainstream with their 1978 album Parallel Lines. 

10. Discovering: Pulp

A look at the rise of Sheffield rock group Pulp, from their early rehearsals held in Jarvis Cocker's living room to their Mercury Music Prize victory with album Different Class.

11. Discovering: Cher

Music journalists look at the remarkable career of Cher, from her duets with then-husband Sonny Bono to her Academy, Grammy and Emmy Award wins and more.

12. Discovering: Sting

Documentary exploring the defining moments in Sting's career, including his exit from The Police, his first solo album and his collaborations with rappers Puff Daddy and Nas. 

13. Discovering: The Bee Gees

Music journalists shine a light on the Bee Gees, whose hits such as Jive Talkin', How Deep Is Your Love and Stayin' Alive continue to light up dance floors around the world.

14. Discovering: The Clash

A fascinating look at English punk rock band The Clash. Led by Joe Strummer and guitarist Mick Jones, The Clash helped define the punk rock sound of the late 1970s.

15. Discovering: Lennon

Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the former Beatle's death, an extensive collection of TV interviews paint a unique portrait of the singer-songwriter, political activist and icon.


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