The Rolling Stones at the BBC

The Rolling Stones at the BBC


First shown in 2012, this compendium of TV spots offers a good dose of the virile young Stones of Let’s Spend the Night Together, The Last Time and, in Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s fantastic promo film, Jumpin’ Jack Flash; offset by the knowingly ludicrous Stones of the 1970s and 80s.

The later clips are a carnival of silly Mick Jagger style choices, as he shimmies through Miss You looking like a rogue holiday-camp entertainer, barks Brown Sugar dressed as a Venusian bubblegum salesman, and croons Angie in a hat-and-waistcoat combo that brings to mind a lonely cowboy who dreams of becoming a champion figure skater. Plus, that classic performance of It’s Only Rock ’n Roll, shot in a tent slowly filling with soap suds.


A selection of the band's performances from the BBC archives, in a programme originally broadcast in 2012 to celebrate their 50th anniversary. Songs include The Last Time, Let's Spend The Night Together, Get Off of My Cloud, Honky Tonk Women, Gimme Shelter, Miss You and Start Me Up. Plus, footage of the band performing 19th Nervous Breakdown on Top of the Pops in 1966, which was used in a 1960s BBC documentary about women with depression.

Cast & Crew

Performer The Rolling Stones
Producer Stephanie McWhinnie