Music documentaries

BBC Select takes a deep dive into the hearts and minds and into the sometimes controversial lives of famous musicians. Watch BBC music documentaries on BBC Select in the US and Canada.

Elton John: Uncensored

Elton John Interview BBC

In this world-exclusive interview, Sir Elton John sits down with Graham Norton to look back at his extraordinary, 50-year Grammy and Academy Award-winning career.

Elton shares many candid, personal and laugh-out-loud stories documenting the highs and lows of his life in music.

From addiction battles to health scares and fatherhood, the Rocket Man discusses subjects that are usually out of bounds.

A Life in Ten Pictures - Freddie Mercury

Life in Ten Pictures Freddie Mercury Documentary

Freddie Mercury of Queen was one of the most photographed men in history. But could a selection of photos uncover new truths about someone we all thought we knew? This revealing Freddie Mercury documentary looks at an extraordinary life through a unique lens of ten defining pictures, from iconic shots to private snaps. Secrets are revealed by those who were there and those who knew Freddie best.

A Life in Ten Pictures – Freddie Mercury is part of a 10-part series that uses iconic photography to explore the lives of global icons. This fascinating celebrity biography series uses forensic storytelling and interviews to get under the skin of Muhammad Ali, Amy Winehouse, Elizabeth Taylor, John Lennon, Tupac Shakur and more.

Look Away

Stream Look Away on BBC Select

The worlds of TV and film have been rocked by countless shocking stories detailing the abuse and mistreatment of women.

Is the music industry now due its own #MeToo moment?

In this disturbing documentary, women who were groomed in their early teen years come forward to tell their stories. Some of the music business’s biggest stars are implicated.

Sing for the King: The Search for The Coronation Choir

A very special choir of amateur singers, representing modern Britain’s many faces and voices, come together to perform at The King’s Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle. Ready to roll up their sleeves and put the choir through their paces are celebrity mentors such Gareth Malone, Motsi Mabuse and Amanda Holden. Can they be ready in time to sing their hearts out for the new King and Queen?

The Coronation Concert

The Coronation Concert

Get ready to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III in style with the special Coronation Concert from glorious Windsor Castle. Take That, international superstar Lionel Richie, global pop icon Katy Perry, international opera star Andrea Bocelli and Welsh bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel will perform before Their Majesties and 20,000 members of the public and invited guests.