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The Story of Duran Duran
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Background information
Directed by Corinne Bishop
Produced by Corinne Bishop
Executive producer Len Brown
Original broadcast date 28 August 2000
Length 50 mins
Channel BBC 1 (UK)
Duran Duran

Wild Boys: The Story of Duran Duran is a 50 minute BBC 1 TV documentary programme, directed by Corinne Bishop and first aired on 28 August 2000 in the UK.

About the programmeEdit

The documentary reflected on Duran Duran's career, the band line-up changes, plus the effects of sex, drugs and fame on ordinary boys from a working class backgrounds. The programme covered the band's emergence from Birmingham, to go onto tour the world and have global hits during the 1980s including "Rio", "Save A Prayer" and "The Wild Boys". Sixty million records later, Le Bon and Rhodes are filmed touring America with The Pop Trash Tour from the early 2000s.

Apart from the original band members of Le Bon, Rhodes and John Taylor, the programme also features celebrity interviews with Debbie Harry, Yasmin Le Bon, Duran Duran managers Paul and Michael Berrow, Claudia Schiffer, Nile Rodgers and Lou Reed.

Andy Taylor commentsEdit

"Within a couple of weeks after this documentary being on the BBC, John Taylor called me, and within 24 hours everyone in (the original lineup of) Duran Duran had agreed to get back together. Everyone was in the right frame of mind to say yes."

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