REEL STORIES WITH VARIOUS ARTISTS
Dermot O'Leary settles down with music's biggest stars, watching back the twists and turns of their chart-topping careers. Sometimes toe-curling, often amazing - never boring.
1. Rod Stewart (00:28:51)
How do you go from Rod the Mod to Sir Roderick Stewart? Dermot O'Leary sits down with the man himself to find out.
From Abbey Road to the Albert Hall, Motown to Maggie May - Dermot takes Rod back to his childhood cinema to relive moments from a career spanning six decades.
In previous episodes, Reel Stories has taken a front row seat with Kylie Minogue and Noel Gallagher, but this time we are going all the way back to the swinging sixties.
2. Dave Grohl (00:44:10)
What do you do after you've been in the biggest band in the world? In Dave Grohl's case, you do it again.
Dermot O'Leary links up with Dave Grohl in his studio in LA to look back on his time in Nirvana and 25 glorious years as frontman for Foo Fighters.
From The Word to The White House via Wembley Stadium, Dave talks candidly about the key moments that have defined his career.
3. Sting (00:44:28)
Multi-award-winning artist Sting joins Dermot O’Leary for an in-depth interview about his remarkable life and career.
From his very first TV appearance on The Old Grey Whistle Test in 1978, to performing at Live Aid in 1985, to his reunion tour with the Police in 2007, Sting’s career has been well documented on screen. The appearances are so numerous that there is much he hasn’t seen – until now.
Prompted by this abundance of archive footage, Sting shares his memories and stories with Dermot and reminisces about his musical journey that now spans five decades.
4. Kylie Minogue (00:23:50)
Golden, Geishas and Gordon The Gopher. Dermot O'Leary and Kylie Minogue settle down in the cinema to watch back the twists and turns of a career spanning four decades.
Looking back with a mixture of pride, curiosity and occasional embarrassment, Kylie relives moments of her life as handpicked by Dermot.
Sometimes emotional, often bizarre, always fabulous, Kylie has lived her life on screen, but has never sat down and watched it - until now.
5. Robbie Williams (00:44:13)
Robbie Williams has lived his life through a lens, but he hasn't yet watched it all back - until now.
Dermot O’Leary sits down with Robbie to look back at the key moments of his life and career. From his pre-boyband days on stage in Oliver! right through to his recent homecoming show at Port Vale, there are 30 years of clips to choose from.
These include the break-up of Take That, going solo at Glastonbury, his groundbreaking Knebworth concert and the triumphant reunion tour with Gary, Mark, Jason and Howard.
6. Pet Shop Boys (00:44:49)
Often sublime, occasionally ridiculous, never boring; Pet Shop Boys sit down with Dermot O’Leary to watch back the twists and turns of a career like no other.
Since forming in 1981, Pet Shop Boys have become one of the best-selling, most enduring artists the world has ever seen. With three Outstanding Contribution to Music Awards and a Godlike Genius Award to their name already, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe are music titans - but music titans full of paradoxes.
Of pop culture yet outside pop culture, commercial giants yet eternally contrary, and artistic innovators but consistent hitmakers, Pet Shop Boys have led a rebellion against convention since 1981, and here they relive every moment.
7. Noel Gallagher (00:28:32)
Looking back with a mixture of pride, curiosity and occasional bewilderment, Noel Gallagher relives moments of his life on TV - handpicked by Dermot O’Leary.
From Maine Road to Downing Street, The Word to Newsnight – Noel has been ever present on our screens for the past 25 years. Now is his chance to watch it back.
In characteristically revealing form, Noel talks about the early days of Oasis, their first TV appearances, his love of Top of the Pops, his role in Cool Britannia, the breakup of one of the world’s most successful rock groups, his own solo career – and how Don’t Look Back In Anger came to define his home town’s response to the Manchester Arena bombing.
8. Take That (00:59:41)
Gary, Howard and Mark join Dermot at a cinema to look back at their remarkable career and discuss how they became the biggest pop band in the world - not once, but twice! Across an hour of reflection, nostalgia and surprises, the band watch key performances, events and moments from the last 30 years, reliving their highs and lows in intimate detail.