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Thread started 11/09/11 4:58am

ElectricBerry

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BBC Four to screen Prince documentary on 25th Nov, 9-10pm

This has briefly been discussed in Seanman's Janet thread in non-prince but thought the Prince documentary warranted its own thread here.

BBC four will be screening documentaries on four legendary American artists of the 80s as part of its all American season, including 'Prince: A Purple Reign'.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/pres...tml#prince

http://www.bbc.co.uk/medi...rince.html

Prince: A Purple Reign

Prince: A Purple Reign

Prince revolutionised the perception of black music in the Eighties with worldwide hits such as 1999 and Kiss.

He became a global sensation with the Oscar-winning movie Purple Rain in 1984, embarking on an incredible journey of musical self-discovery.

From the psychedelic Around the World in a Day to his masterpiece album Sign O’ The Times and experiments with hip-hop and jazz, Prince remains one of most ambitious and prolific songwriters of his generation.

He tested the boundaries of taste and decency with explicit sexual lyrics and stage shows and in the Nineties fought for ownership of his name and control of his music.

Still in demand as one of the most flamboyant live performers around, Prince remains a controversial and elusive creative force.

Contributors include: Revolution guitarist Dez Dickerson and Paisley Park label president Alan Leeds.

There doesn't appear to be much further info around at the moment but it seems this is a new documentary (not to be confused with previous BBC Radio documentary Purple Reign: The Prince Story) and it will be on BBC four the television channel and not BBC 4 the radio station. BBC four is a reputable channel so hopefully it'll be a good watch!

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Reply #1 posted 11/09/11 5:25am

NouveauDance

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Cool, thanks for the heads up.

Prince, Public Enemy, Janet Jackson and Lionel Richie. Seems kind of random.

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Reply #2 posted 11/09/11 6:57am

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cool Thanks for the advance notice. I wonder what insight/clips will be included.

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Not too good and not too bad.
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Reply #3 posted 11/09/11 7:02am

purpledoveuk

I really wouldn't mind if it was a rehash of the Omnibus documentary - those clips of the Lovesexy aftershows, just my imagination in rehearsals, Dirty Mind era Santana guitar and the closing The Ladder rehearsal are etched into my mind but I haven't seen them for years
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Reply #4 posted 11/09/11 7:15am

Milty

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that synopsis is nauseating.

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Reply #5 posted 11/09/11 7:22am

Darshy

purpledoveuk said:

I really wouldn't mind if it was a rehash of the Omnibus documentary - those clips of the Lovesexy aftershows, just my imagination in rehearsals, Dirty Mind era Santana guitar and the closing The Ladder rehearsal are etched into my mind but I haven't seen them for years

Well, they've been showing the U.S. version of that Omnibus documentary on Sky Arts recently. Hopefully this BBC4 doc is something brand new and of the same calibre.

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Reply #6 posted 11/09/11 8:07am

paulludvig

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that synopsis is nauseating.

How so?

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Reply #7 posted 11/09/11 8:24am

Emancipation89

Thanks! thumbs up!
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Reply #8 posted 11/09/11 8:24am

Genesia

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So...will this make it to BBC America, I wonder?

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Reply #9 posted 11/09/11 9:03am

KeithyT

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Genesia said:

So...will this make it to BBC America, I wonder?

At current exchange rates only about 62.5% of it will I am afraid. You will have to make up the rest with the avi files from the Interactive CD-ROM.

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Not too good and not too bad.
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Reply #10 posted 11/09/11 10:03am

ONTHE1

Nice one, be interested to see if its a up to date one!

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Reply #11 posted 11/09/11 1:19pm

funkmunki

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Should be good, for one there's no adverts so a solid hour of Prince... smile

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Reply #12 posted 11/09/11 3:23pm

fishwillbite

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Breaking news: Prince attacked by giant pink tarantula.

PIPS! Eurgh...
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Reply #13 posted 11/09/11 3:26pm

funkmunki

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fishwillbite said:

Breaking news: Prince attacked by giant pink tarantula.

lol fishslap

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Reply #14 posted 11/09/11 4:25pm

ElectricBerry

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fishwillbite said:

Breaking news: Prince attacked by giant pink tarantula.

lol

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Reply #15 posted 11/09/11 4:47pm

ElectricBerry

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BBC Radio Times critic/blogger Jack Seale has previewed the doc and posted a few tweets about it:

“Just watched upcoming BBC4 Prince doc. An hour of TV all about Prince. Every minute concerned Prince. This was a good programme.”

“9pm 25 November BBC4 for that Prince documentary. FOLLOWED BY PURPLE RAIN, OH YES.”

“tbh for big fans there wasn't an enormous amount of new stuff because an hour is nowhere near long enough. Still a joy though.”

http://twitter.com/#!/jackseale

Although there may not be much new info it seems like they’ve done a good job within the limits of an hour and a screening of Purple Rain afterwards, if confirmed, is an added bonus. It'll be nice to have an evening of purple viewing!

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Reply #16 posted 11/10/11 1:58am

Llanishenlad

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cool cool cool
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Reply #17 posted 11/10/11 8:33am

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It must be this one, right? http://video.sky.com/skya...sley-park/

Looks nice, but like it was made a long time ago?

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Reply #18 posted 11/10/11 10:47am

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ladymisskat said:

It must be this one, right? http://video.sky.com/skya...sley-park/

Looks nice, but like it was made a long time ago?

I wouldn't think so. This seems like it's part of a new series, in a season of programs.

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Reply #19 posted 11/10/11 12:07pm

catpark

I think I read there showing Purple Rain after?? that would be cool a little night of Prince.

Also oddly enough that coincides with the 'Purple Rain sing a long' thats showing the next day at a London cinema smile http://prince.org/msg/2/369864

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Reply #20 posted 11/10/11 1:51pm

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catpark said:

I think I read there showing Purple Rain after?? that would be cool a little night of Prince.

Also oddly enough that coincides with the 'Purple Rain sing a long' thats showing the next day at a London cinema smile http://prince.org/msg/2/369864

You link has the org link lurgi Fixed It 4 U

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Reply #21 posted 11/10/11 3:58pm

catpark

funkmunki said:

catpark said:

I think I read there showing Purple Rain after?? that would be cool a little night of Prince.

Also oddly enough that coincides with the 'Purple Rain sing a long' thats showing the next day at a London cinema smile http://prince.org/msg/2/369864

You link has the org link lurgi Fixed It 4 U

Oi cheeky monkey stop tampering with me links! lol

reuser reveal yourself!

typo

[Edited 11/10/11 16:06pm]

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Reply #22 posted 11/11/11 12:17am

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catpark said:

I think I read there showing Purple Rain after?? that would be cool a little night of Prince.

Also oddly enough that coincides with the 'Purple Rain sing a long' thats showing the next day at a London cinema smile http://prince.org/msg/2/369864

I'm going to the Sing - A - Long so I'm gonna don my Billy Sparks outfit for the BBC4 documentary and not take it off until I've come back from the Prince Charles.

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Reply #23 posted 11/11/11 1:56pm

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catpark said:

funkmunki said:

You link has the org link lurgi Fixed It 4 U

Oi cheeky monkey stop tampering with me links! lol

reuser reveal yourself!

typo

[Edited 11/10/11 16:06pm]

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Reply #24 posted 11/13/11 2:54am

catpark

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catpark said:

I think I read there showing Purple Rain after?? that would be cool a little night of Prince.

Also oddly enough that coincides with the 'Purple Rain sing a long' thats showing the next day at a London cinema smile http://prince.org/msg/2/369864

I'm going to the Sing - A - Long so I'm gonna don my Billy Sparks outfit for the BBC4 documentary and not take it off until I've come back from the Prince Charles.

Ewww lol

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Reply #25 posted 11/17/11 6:42am

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NouveauDance said:

Cool, thanks for the heads up.

Prince, Public Enemy, Janet Jackson and Lionel Richie. Seems kind of random.

Need to record this S**! ......wow.....Yes 3 out of 4 is not bad!!lol

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Reply #26 posted 11/17/11 11:44pm

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Is BBC 4 on DirecTV? Cuz if not... sad

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Reply #27 posted 11/18/11 12:16am

smudges

Try da BBC Iplayer 3hrs after screening. wink

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Reply #28 posted 11/18/11 1:43am

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catpark said:

ConsciousContact said:

I'm going to the Sing - A - Long so I'm gonna don my Billy Sparks outfit for the BBC4 documentary and not take it off until I've come back from the Prince Charles.

Ewww lol

The velour maroon tracksuit is gonna get funky.

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Reply #29 posted 11/18/11 5:28am

ElectricBerry

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ConsciousContact said:

catpark said:

Ewww lol

The velour maroon tracksuit is gonna get funky.

Niiice - am sure the peeps sitting next to you in Prince Charles will appreciate that smile

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