BBС UК TV shоw with unrеleased Jоhn Lennоn music nоt set fоr U.S. brоadcast
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
An upcoming segment of BBC One's British "Imagine" television series will feature unreleased music from the John Lennon/Yoko Ono recording sessions that resulted in the "Double Fantasy" album along with some rare video footage. But the program will only be available to the UK and not in the U.S., according to a spokesman for BBC America, who told us that there are no current plans to air these shows here.
"Imagine: Lennon In Limbo," which will air July 12, will look at into Lennon's life after his move to New York City and his relationship with Yoko Ono. The BBC says the show will include never-before-heard studio recordings from the "Double Fantasy" sessions and never-before-seen outtakes from Lennon in concert and his home movies that will result in "a wealth of new insights." The film includes exclusive interviews with Yoko Ono and with artists who worked closely with Lennon during this period, including Elton John and photographer Bob Gruen.
The following week on July 19, the series will also look at Lennon's close friend, Harry Nilsson, in "Imagine: Harry Nilsson – The Missing Beatle." This segment will explore the life and career of the singer, whose hits including "Everybody's Talkin'" from the movie soundtrack for "Midnight Cowboy" and will feature interviews and newly discovered footage. The film will showcase new and archived audio and film, including home movies, music videos, promotional films and segments from "Did Somebody Drop His Mouse?," the unreleased documentary made during the recording of "Son Of Schmilsson," plus interviews with Robin Williams, Yoko Ono, Van Dyke Parks, Randy Newman, Ray Cooper, the Smothers Brothers and Micky Dolenz.
The five-episode week series begins June 28. BBC TV shows are often available on the internet after they air, though the webcast is generally limited to Europe.