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A Life in Ten Pictures

  • Season 1
  • 6 episodes
  • Documentary
  • Music

Summary

A series of extraordinary lives each unlocked by a just a handful of images, from iconic shots to private snaps, their secrets revealed by those who know their stories best.

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Episode 1: Freddie Mercury: A Life in Ten Pictures

Summary

Documentary taking a look at a celebrity's life through 10 defining photos, with the star's secrets revealed by those who were there, and those who knew them best. The first edition focuses on Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, beginning with the earliest photo of the singer as a baby, and ending with a private moment captured shortly before his death.

Review

“Pick the right pictures and they can unlock the secrets of an entire life,” claims the introduction to this photo-based biography of the Queen lead singer. It’s a beautiful and intimate approach to storytelling, where the subject is thrown into focus through the lens of their nearest and dearest.  

Starting with his infancy in Zanzibar, where he’s seen in the “Rolls-Royce of prams”, the photographs here – and, even more importantly their analysis – unveil the many faces of Freddie Mercury. The self-effacing art school student; the flamboyant rock star; the domesticated cat lover: all enter the frame, while the conflict between his on- and off-stage personas is vividly and touchingly rendered. 

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Credits

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NarratorRosalind Eleazar

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DirectorMatthew Hill
Executive producerJulia Harrington
Series producerChris Wilson

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  • Episode 1

    Freddie Mercury: A Life in Ten Pictures

    Summary

    Documentary taking a look at a celebrity's life through 10 defining photos, with the star's secrets revealed by those who were there, and those who knew them best. The first edition focuses on Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, beginning with the earliest photo of the singer as a baby, and ending with a private moment captured shortly before his death.

    Review

    “Pick the right pictures and they can unlock the secrets of an entire life,” claims the introduction to this photo-based biography of the Queen lead singer. It’s a beautiful and intimate approach to storytelling, where the subject is thrown into focus through the lens of their nearest and dearest.  

    Starting with his infancy in Zanzibar, where he’s seen in the “Rolls-Royce of prams”, the photographs here – and, even more importantly their analysis – unveil the many faces of Freddie Mercury. The self-effacing art school student; the flamboyant rock star; the domesticated cat lover: all enter the frame, while the conflict between his on- and off-stage personas is vividly and touchingly rendered. 

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    NarratorRosalind Eleazar

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorMatthew Hill
    Executive producerJulia Harrington
    Series producerChris Wilson
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