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Reply #30 posted 11/18/11 5:34am

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Contributors to the doc will also include Chuck D and Beverley Knight. They must have nabbed Chuck D the same time they were making the Public Enemy one lol . Apparently Trevor Nelson will be narrating. Also to confirm purple rain will be shown afterwards.

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Reply #31 posted 11/19/11 5:19am

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For the Dutch peeps: BBC four is also available in Holland if you have UPC. I dont know about other providers.

http://tvgids.upc.nl/TV/?...-25T21:00Z

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Reply #32 posted 11/19/11 7:02am

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Reply #33 posted 11/19/11 11:05am

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ElectricBerry said:

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!

look forward to the TV show anything about prince is welcomed by me - love this pic tho

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Reply #34 posted 11/21/11 12:58am

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Reply #35 posted 11/21/11 1:58am

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Did anyone catch the Janet one? Watched it last night, they finished at Damito Jo I think, but they did actually talk briefly about her pre-Control albums which most docu's just skip over. You can always point out nerd info they slipped up on, but it was OK, the Prince one should at least give a good over-arch, not just '80s purple, after AWOL, lol'.

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Reply #36 posted 11/21/11 7:34am

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that's me sky+'d it.

the description of it is...........

Prince: A Purple Reign

Part of the All American season.Documentary showing how Prince revolutionised the perception of black music in the 1980's.

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Reply #37 posted 11/21/11 8:00am

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They played a 2 min clip of this on Sunday morning on BBC2, sadly they picked the obvious Purple Rain story so cant really comment much off that.

I hope Trevor Nelson just narrates this and has had no hand in the research, he once did a northern soul doc for the BBC and it was full of shit, in fact Trevor Nelson is full of shit full stop smile

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Reply #38 posted 11/21/11 2:15pm

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Genesia said:

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

BBC America rarely airs good programming IMO so I doubt it

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Reply #39 posted 11/23/11 3:24am

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NouveauDance said:

Did anyone catch the Janet one? Watched it last night, they finished at Damito Jo I think, but they did actually talk briefly about her pre-Control albums which most docu's just skip over. You can always point out nerd info they slipped up on, but it was OK, the Prince one should at least give a good over-arch, not just '80s purple, after AWOL, lol'.

Yea I enjoyed the Janet doc. Hopefully we'll get a well-rounded portrayal of Prince.

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Reply #40 posted 11/23/11 3:29am

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honer said:

They played a 2 min clip of this on Sunday morning on BBC2, sadly they picked the obvious Purple Rain story so cant really comment much off that.

I hope Trevor Nelson just narrates this and has had no hand in the research, he once did a northern soul doc for the BBC and it was full of shit, in fact Trevor Nelson is full of shit full stop smile

smile I haven't really seen or heard much of his stuff post 'The Lick' show he used to do.

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Reply #41 posted 11/23/11 3:48am

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Watched the Janet doc and Word Up! Black American Pop at the BBC on iplayer. The Janet doc was good and the Word Up! was archives performances from Top of the Pops, that was nice to see again.

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Reply #42 posted 11/23/11 9:02am

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Reply #43 posted 11/23/11 10:01am

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Great to see acknowledgement and respect b'ing shown towards Prince. After 30+ yrs in the bid-nizz, his influence and impact on contemporary music is widespread. I wish I was able to view this in Africa.

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Reply #44 posted 11/23/11 1:39pm

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man im gutted i missed out on the prince charles special!

I will defo cxheck out bbc 4 with few drinks and get in tuine for Purple Rain..

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Reply #45 posted 11/24/11 12:37am

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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.

And Jamie Oliver is presenting it which will fuck all you fatties off.

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Reply #46 posted 11/25/11 5:30am

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It's tonight peeps!


Can't wait!

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Reply #47 posted 11/25/11 9:07am

iloveannie

FFS, it's not on BBC HD! I can't believe I have to watch SD sad wink

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Reply #48 posted 11/25/11 11:09am

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iloveannie said:

FFS, it's not on BBC HD! I can't believe I have to watch SD sad wink

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Reply #49 posted 11/25/11 11:18am

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I hour 40 minutes to go, I'm amped!

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Reply #50 posted 11/25/11 11:36am

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lol

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Reply #51 posted 11/25/11 11:58am

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Reply #52 posted 11/25/11 11:58am

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bboy87 said:

Genesia said:

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

BBC America rarely airs good programming IMO so I doubt it

If anybody figures this out, please share fro

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Reply #53 posted 11/25/11 12:24pm

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Chances are you'll see it on YouTube before you see it on BBC America.

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Reply #54 posted 11/25/11 12:38pm

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Reply #55 posted 11/25/11 12:46pm

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"Not available in your area" eek

got Prince?
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Reply #56 posted 11/25/11 12:46pm

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slightly excited!

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Reply #57 posted 11/25/11 12:48pm

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jgreco7 said:

"Not available in your area" eek

Same here. lol

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Reply #58 posted 11/25/11 12:48pm

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Exciting...this is a bit like a virtual .org event...

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Reply #59 posted 11/25/11 12:56pm

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Try justin.tv or ustream 5 mins to go..... excited

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