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For One Night Only

Episode 1 Clapton Unplugged

Episode 1 Clapton Unplugged

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On a cold and dark morning in January 1992, a group of die-hard Eric Clapton fans gathered outside London’s Broadcasting House before being piled onto a bus to take them to a secret location — Bray Studios in Berkshire. They had won a Radio 1 competition to witness their hero play an unplugged session.

This unique event was to become one of the most successful live albums ever and introduced hardcore, old-fashioned blues into millions of people’s record collections. This fascinating documentary dissects the day, with plenty of colour from Clapton himself.


Paul Gambaccini explores the making of Eric Clapton's 1992 acoustic album Clapton Unplugged, which was recorded in front of a small audience at Bray Studios in Maidenhead, Berkshire. The programme includes contributions by the artist himself, members of his band, the audience, and the MTV producer who arranged the performance.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Paul Gambaccini
Contributor Eric Clapton
Contributor Steve Ferrone
Contributor Chuck Leavell
Contributor Nathan East
Contributor Alex Coletti
Contributor Buford Jones
Contributor Andy Fairweather Low
Producer Marya Burgess
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