The 80s were one of the most influential decades of the last century – and over one week in October STUDIO is set to explore why.
Catch fascinating new programs every night at 6.30pm from Monday 8 October, as we look at the artists, music, and dance that defined the decade and forever changed their genres.
Monday 8 October 6.30pm – Jeff Koons: Beyond Heaven
This gorgeous, eye-opening documentary is a spirited overview and discussion, from the early puppies and vacuum cleaners through to the balloon dogs of today. It will give even the most skeptical viewer a new appreciation of these installation pieces.
Monday 8 October 7.30pm – Jean-Michel Basquiat
Although he died of a heroin overdose at the tender age of 27, artist Jean-Michel Basquiat created an enduring legacy and remains an icon of 1980s neo-expressionism.
Tuesday 9 October 6.30pm – Video Killed The Radio Star: The Videos That Shaped The 80’s
Nothing captured the exuberance of the 80s like the music video. The world’s legendary rock stars including Bob Geldof, George Michael and Bon Jovi discuss the creation and impact of the videos that changed music forever.
Tuesday 9 October 7.30pm – Duran Duran: Live At Wembley
Filmed live at the Wembley Arena in 2004, the original line-up of 1980’s pop idols Duran Duran return to the stage for the first time in 18 years. Catch them performing a thrilling selection of their greatest hits for over 11,000 fans.
Wednesday 10 October 6.30pm – On The Move – A Chronicle of the 80’s
This documentary delves into the art world of Madrid in the 80’s. Involving every art form, the hedonistic movement known as “La Movida” swept the city in a wild embrace of the freedoms that had been kept from Spaniards under Franco.
Wednesday 10 October 7.30pm – Queen – Live In Milton Keys
Queen returned to Europe in 1982 to perform this concert to an audience of over 40,000 fans in one of the world’s best venues. Includes the classic Queen songs “We Will Rock You”, “Somebody to Love”, and “We Are The Champions”.
Thursday 11 October 6.30pm – Spandau Ballet – Through the Barricades
Recorded live in 1986 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, Spandau Ballet performs hits from their first album including the songs Chant No1 and To Cut A Long Story Short.
Friday 12 October 6.30pm – The Cure
English rock band The Cure changed the face of popular music when their 1979 debut album, Three Imaginary Boys, sparked the post-punk movement that defined the 1980s.