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Paul McCartney and Wings: Band on the Run

Sunday, 31 October 2010, 10:15PM - 11:15PM
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In this one hour documentary Dermot O’Leary meets Sir Paul McCartney to hear about the making of the 1973 classic Wings album Band on the Run.

Dermot hears how McCartney flew out to Lagos in Nigeria to make the record – even though two members of his band resigned before the flight.

Arriving there, the former Beatle found the recording studio half finished. McCartney was mugged, lost his demo tapes - and could have lost his life.

But out of this chaos – alongside band members Denny Laine and wife Linda McCartney -Sir Paul went on to create one of the greatest albums of the Seventies. The title track Band on The Run and Jet both went on to be massive hit singles while the album became a Grammy winner.

The programme also hears – from those who were there – about the shooting of the famous album cover, which featured stars of the day including boxer John Conteh and entertainer Kenny Lynch.

A Shiver production for ITV1, the documentary is produced by Mark Murray and executive produced by Mark Robinson and Iain Funnell.

Last edited: Thursday, 21 October 2010