Rags To Rhapsody


First broadcast on 18th December 2015 on BBC 4 at 10pm. Length 58 minutes.

Produced and directed by Simon Lupton and Rhys Thomas

Production manager for Eagle Rock Entertainment: Rosie Holley
Executive producer for BBC: Jan Younghusband
Executive producer for Queen Productions Ltd: Jim Beach
Executive producers for Eagle Rock Entertainment: Geoff Kempin and Terry Shand
Film editor: Christopher Bird

This documentary tells the story of Queen's early days up to the end of 1975, and the impact of 'Bohemian Rhapsody' beyond. It features new interviews with Brian and Roger, and extensive archive interviews with the whole band, many of which have only been seen before in edited form. Unusually, compared to other documentaries, the only contributor outside Queen is Norman Sheffield, their former manager. It also features some rare footage, highlighted in red, including the Hyde Park and Earl's Court concerts.

The documentary was shown alongside the 'A Night At The Odeon' concert in cinemas worldwide in 2016, billed as 'A Night In Bohemia', including screenings in the UK, Austria, Spain, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand.