Lennon’s Last Weekend – the final BBC Radio interview revealed, 40 years after Lennon’s death
BritBox, the streaming service from BBC Studios and ITV, has acquired the original documentary special Lennon’s Last Weekend. Premiering on December 8th, 2020 in recognition of the 40th anniversary of John Lennon’s tragic assassination, the documentary reveals the last in person interview the British icon ever gave, for the BBC, before his assassination.
Before legend John Lennon was shot at, point-blank in front of his home, he gave what was to be his last interview with BBC’s Andy Peebles. In this exclusive documentary, Andy travels to New York to relive the story of what really happened on those two fateful days in December 1980. He will re-visit some of the iconic locations and illuminate the details of this epoch-making story. Lennon’s Last Weekend features the BBC Radio interview Lennon gave in person in December of 1980, the day before being murdered. With a new album to promote, Double Fantasy with Yoko Ono, Lennon sat down and spoke candidly to Radio One D.J. Andy Peebles of the BBC about everything from The Beatles’ break-up, working with fellow music legends, producing solo albums and life in New York.
As the true home of great British programming, BritBox is proud to be sharing this beloved British music icon’s story with our audience,” said BritBox President and CEO, Soumya Sriraman. “I hope this documentary of Lennon’s last interviews for the BBC provides a way for fans to celebrate his life and legacy in what would have been his 80th year.”
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