First broadcast: Saturday 18th November 2023, 21:00 on BBC Two HD
Latest broadcast: Mon 4th Dec 2023, 02:15 on BBC Two Wales HD
In 1977, a small and relatively unknown group called Blondie arrived in Bournemouth ahead of their first ever UK tour. This is the story of the key part Britain played in helping break one of the world’s most influential bands and examines a special relationship that has endured for nearly 50 years.
Featuring rare and unseen archive material – including photographs taken by guitarist Chris Stein – this documentary charts Blondie’s rise from that first student union gig in Bournemouth, supported by Squeeze (including a 19-year-old Jools Holland) through to 2023 and an unforgettable performance on Glastonbury’s iconic Pyramid Stage.
Director: Kate Siney
Editor: Lia Hayes
Executive Producer: Mark Robinson
Production Company: Wise Owl Films