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  • Episode 1: Fuck Art Let's Dance

    London Calling The Untold Story Of British Pop Music 

    Year: 2012

    Runtime: 53 min

    "Fuck art let's dance!" proclaimed the famous slogan on a post-punk T-shirt, expressing the rebellious musical spirit that thrived in art colleges at the time. Ironically it was precisely this spirit that had led to British art colleges contributing to pop music culture on a scale unmatched elsewhere. The new role of art schools as a social melting pot in the 1960s, and their policy that everyone had to study a broad-based arts curriculum before being allowed to specialise, resulted in a new cultural playground where musical passions and fresh ideas flourished. Every British pop band contained at least one art school graduate and many, from Roxy Music and Wire to Franz Ferdinand, formed entirely at art school. Pete Townshend's legendary Union Jack jacket - often misinterpreted as patriotism - was a pure pop art statement, deconstructing the national flag as fashion, and the band's clever conceptual collection The Who Sell Out was the result of manager Kit Lambert "encouraging my art school ambitions". Even scruffy rebels like The Sex Pistols owed their aesthetic to art college graduates Malcolm McLaren and Jamie Reid's love of the Situationist and Dadaist movements, and every band that hadn't met at art college boasted an art college graduate, or found itself steered, styled, sloganised, photographed and reported on by their like. This opening episode examines the reasons behind this phenomenon, and asks if this uniquely British impulse has run its course.

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  • Doin' It Again

    The Beach Boys

    Year: 2011

    Runtime: 55 min

    The Beach Boys are America's most successful band. With 56 U.S. Top 100 hits, 36 Top Ten Hits, and 4 Number One singles, their impression on American pop culture is rivaled only by the band that considered them to be their sole competition, The Beatles. To mark the group’s 50th anniversary, Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks gathered in 2012 for an emotional reunion to record their first album of new material in 20 years, to kick off a worldwide tour, and to reflect on their remarkable history.

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  • Read Between the Lines

    Boys Like Girls

    Year: 2004

    Runtime: 1 hr 38 min

    Boys Like Girls' Read Between The Lines is a 100-minute documentary celebrating the past two and a half years of the band's ever-evolving story. The documentary intermixes more than 45 minutes of exhilarating live performances from the blockbuster "Soundtrack Of Your Summer Tour" with behind-the-scenes action from the road and in-depth interviews with Martin, Paul, Bryan and John. Insightful, revealing, and electrifying, Read Between The Lines is the ultimate collection of the band's highlights, hi-jinks and adventures since their 2006 breakthrough debut.

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  • PausePlay Interview

    Hanson

    Year: 2017

    Runtime: 19 min

    The brothers Hanson join PausePlay to talk about their early years being homeschooled, how to overcome worldwide bullying, and of course their new music!

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  • Inside Out

    Niall Horan

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 1 hr 6 min

    Niall Horan first rose to fame in 2010 when he auditioned as a solo artist on the British X factor. His X Factor journey led him on a path that would see him become a member of the boy band One Direction. He quickly established himself as a fan favourite as One Direction started to become a global phenomena. As One direction started to become global superstars, it was Harry Styles who was expected to become the bands leading man, but as their popularity grew, it was apparent that the boy from Ireland was by far the most popular member, especially in the USA. As One Direction establish their name as the biggest boy band of all time, we invite you to follow the story of their leading man: Niall Horan.

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  • How Did We End Up Here?

    5 Seconds of Summer

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 1 hr 36 min

    ‘How Did We End Up Here?’ takes you through an up-close and personal journey of how 5SOS have become one of the biggest bands of today. The film includes all-access documentary footage with an exclusive behind-the-scenes view as they travel from continent to continent, revealing their incredible journey from their very first gig in Sydney in 2011 to selling out three consecutive nights at Wembley Arena during the 2015 tour. It is the band telling their story, their way, and includes some fantastic footage recorded live from one of the Wembley Arena shows.

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  • The Final Goodbye

    Amy Winehouse

    Year: 2011

    Runtime: 1 hr 11 min

    The Last Goodbye is an intimate look into the life and times of Amy Winehouse. This in-depth program chronicles her rise to pop superstardom and also offers a sensitive portrayal of a transformative star and the inner demons that inspired her work and eventually caused her untimely death. Her battle with addiction and her courtship with self destruction were well documented through the press. Even her troubled relationship with Blake Fielder-Civil was played out in front of British Media. But despite this backdrop, Amy Winehouse will be remembered for her unique song writing style fusing R & B, soul and jazz influences sang through a deep contralto vocal. The 'Back to Black' album symbolised her huge success at this time which led to an astonishing 5 Grammy awards- 'the most wins by a female artist in a single night'. This insightful programme is a definitive testimonial to an incredible music icon covering the start of her career up until her death.

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  • Dear Jack

    Jack's Mannequin

    Year: 2008

    Runtime: 1 hr 8 min

    The West Coast pop-punk quartet Jack's Mannequin experienced a sad and difficult day in 2005, when frontman Andrew McMahon - then only 23 years old - received a diagnosis from his physician that he had contracted cancer. In response, McMahon began shooting a deeply personal, self-reflexive video diary of the days in between that initial diagnosis (which coincided with the first Jack's Mannequin album, Everything in Transit) and the onset of his treatment; that footage appears in this intimate release. The material also includes footage from McMahon's childhood in the 1980s and 1990s, and behind-the-scenes material documenting the production of Everything in Transit. Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee narrates.

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  • PausePlay Interview

    James Bay

    Year: 2015

    Runtime: 8 min

    James Bay talks writing process and releasing a sketch book.

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  • Dressed to Thrill

    Justin Timberlake

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 1 hr 1 min

    Justin Timberlake is the greatest musician of his generation. With millions of album sales world wide, and over 500 million hits on YouTube, The man from Tennessee has established himself as the biggest star of the 21st century. Having conquered the music scene, Justin Timberlake has also go one to become one of Hollywood’s hottest actors. From NSYNC to the forefront of Hollywood’s fame, Justin Timberlake career has gone from strength to strength, and shows no signs of slowing down. This is the remarkable story of a true superstar.

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  • Kanye West & Kim Kardashian

    Kanye West & Kim Kardashian

    Year: 2017

    Runtime: 1 hr

    Kanye West is a Grammy winning rapper and in demand producer who is known on a global scale for his outrageous statements and for his broad musical palette. He is one of the best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 21 million albums and 66 million digital downloads. he has won a total of 21 Grammy's, making him one of the most awarded artists of all time. In 2012, West began dating reality star and long-time friend Kim Kardashian. They became engaged in October 2013 and got married in May 2014 in Florence, Italy. The wedding filled showbiz magazine columns all around the world. Their daughter, North 'Nori' West, was born in June 2013. They're one of the most photographed and written about couples in Hollywood. Get the inside story of the hottest couple in the world...Kim and Kanye.

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  • Queens of Pop

    Lady Gaga

    Year: 2010

    Runtime: 28 min

    In January 2011, ARTE viewers voted for the ‘Queens of Pop’. 8 pop queens were chosen from 50 proposals and these are presented in a 26-minute documentary: From the 1960s: Diana Ross. From the 1970s: Donna Summer and Debbie Harry. From the 1980s: Madonna. From the 1990s: Britney Spears and Mariah Carey. From 2000-2009: Lady Gaga and Beyoncé. The title of the programme, ‘Queens of Pop’, in itself shows where the emphasis lies – none of those simplistic chart rankings, but instead a documentary series that looks at our cultural history, dealing with the women who shaped popular music over the past fifty years.

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  • One Sequin at a Time

    Lady Gaga

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 1 hr 3 min

    Lady Gaga- the worlds most talented and controversial pop star. Born and raised in New York City, Gaga started as an aspiring pianist and songwriter, having taught herself to play the piano at a very young age. She soon shot to fame through sheer determination and after the release of her debut album, The Fame. One Sequin at Time explores the ups and downs of this highly influential superstar. With commentary from such stars as Ozzy Osbourne, Akon, and Michael Bolton, see how Lady Gaga is taking on the world - one sequin at a time.

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  • Secret World

    Lady Gaga

    Year: 2017

    Runtime: 59 min

    An inside look at how the superstar rose to fame and why she continues to splash the headline today. Now an international sensation, Gaga's music reflects her innermost experiences and secrets. She is known for pushing the boundaries in her shows with outrageous themes and outfits and lovingly calls her fans little monsters. With rare footage of Gaga herself and interviews from industry professionals, this is her incredible story.

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  • Queen of Country

    Dolly Parton

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 1 hr 1 min

    Dolly Parton is the most honoured female country performer of all time. She has had 25 songs reach No1 on the Billboard Country chats, a record for a female artists. She has 41 career top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and she has 110 career charted singles over the past 40 years. Her career began at an early age. She started as a child performer on the radio, then went on to record a few singles at the age of just 13. She had a stream of hit singles in the 80’s, the most success being her 1981 hit ‘9 to 5’, and her duet with Kenny Rogers ‘Island in the Stream’, both of which topped the U.S pop and country charts. She has won an incredible amount of awards, including 8 Grammy Awards, 10 Country Music Association awards, 7 Academy of Country Music Awards, and 3 American Music Awards. She is quite simply the reigning queen of Country Music…this is her story.

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  • PausePlay Interview

    Bebe Rexha

    Year: 2018

    Runtime: 10 min

    The one and only Bebe Rexha sits down with PausePlay for a chat about her new album A.Y.F (All Your Fault) as well as her favourite song lyric, being proud of her thighs and how far fans will go to just be around her.

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  • Classic Albums: Rio

    Duran Duran

    Year: 1981

    Runtime: 52 min

    This latest addition to the acclaimed Classic Albums series takes us to the early eighties and the release of Duran Duran's second album "Rio". Released against a backdrop of riots, record unemployment, and the Falklands War, this optimistic and celebratory album would generate a string of hit singles and groundbreaking videos and catapult Duran Duran to global stardom. This documentary tells the story behind the writing, recording, and subsequent success of the album through newly filmed interviews, musical demonstrations, and both new and archive performances.

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  • My World

    Harry Styles

    Year: 2015

    Runtime: 1 hr 1 min

    Harry Styles, the centrepiece of one of the biggest boy bands in history is the object of affection for millions of adoring 1D fans around the globe. Harry Styles became known to the world in 2010, when he auditioned for the UK's X factor. Styles was unfortunately eliminated from the competition as a solo artist, but was brought back to become a member of the newly formed boy band One Direction. The five boys finished in third place, but didn't let that stop from rapidly becoming the biggest boy band of the planet. He's dated some of Hollywood's hottest stars, from Pixie Geldof to Taylor Swift, and has performed to millions. Follow his story from obscurity, to pop royalty.

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  • Dream Chaser

    Jessica Simpson

    Year: 2015

    Runtime: 50 min

    For fans of superstar Jessica Simpson, Dream Chaser is a dream come true. Here's your chance to meet the "Irresistible" young artist behind the hits and discover the real Jessica. Part documentary, part music video and all Jessica Simpson, Dream Chaser combines exclusive and revealing interview footage with behind-the-scenes of her electrifying videos and brings you on-stage on her first tour, the "Dream Chaser" tour, and much more. From rare footage of her very first auditions through her sizzling performance on MTV's "Spring Break," Dream Chaser tracks Jessica Simpson's career from her humble gospel beginnings to the pinnacle of contemporary music and beyond.

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  • Queens of Pop

    Mariah Carey

    Year: 2011

    Runtime: 29 min

    In January 2011, ARTE viewers voted for the ‘Queens of Pop’. 8 pop queens were chosen from 50 proposals and these are presented in a 26-minute documentary: From the 1960s: Diana Ross. From the 1970s: Donna Summer and Debbie Harry. From the 1980s: Madonna. From the 1990s: Britney Spears and Mariah Carey. From 2000-2009: Lady Gaga and Beyoncé. The title of the programme, ‘Queens of Pop’, in itself shows where the emphasis lies – none of those simplistic chart rankings, but instead a documentary series that looks at our cultural history, dealing with the women who shaped popular music over the past fifty years.

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  • 2. Evolution of a Song: O.A.R

    O.A.R.

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 20 min

    In episode 2, we reconnect with O.A.R. as the songwriting process brings Marc and Richard to Sundance Film Festival.
    Meanwhile the band's management and record label share concerns as deadlines loom.

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  • Ruling the World

    One Direction

    Year: 2013

    Runtime: 1 hr 2 min

    Harry, Liam, Zayn, Niall and Louis continue to take the music world by storm. This program unravels the secrets to the band's turbo-charged fame. From five individual hopeful singers taking part in Simon Cowell's British X Factor, the boys of One Direction have become the hottest British boy band in the world! With A-List interviews from Louis Walsh from X Factor and other industry experts, we explore what makes these boys a chart-topping success. Smashing worldwide charts with their debut No.1 single and album, One Direction have it all and they are Ruling the World!

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  • America's Sweetheart

    Taylor Swift

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 59 min

    The country/pop superstar has taken the music scene by storm, going multi-platinum on her first album, earning four Grammy Awards for her second and being listed in the 2013 Forbes list of top-earning celebs under 30. Born on the 13th December 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania she showed an early interest in musical instruments. At the age of 11 she made her first trip to Nashville hoping to get a recording deal but it wasn’t until 4 years later that she got signed to a label- Big Machine Records. A best selling singer-songwriter, musician, record breaker and actress in her own right Taylor Swift is a true phenomenon. Through her own words and great archive footage this film takes an incredible look at the life and times of this truly amazing young artist.

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  • D Tour A Tenacious Documentary

    Tenacious D

    Year: 2017

    Runtime: 1 hr 9 min

    A documentary focusing on Tenacious D's world tour in support of their film and soundtrack to 'Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny'.

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