A new 90-minute documentary about Queen front man Freddie Mercury's final days will air on BBC Two this November and will include new interviews with his former band mates.
Making Freddie Mercury: The Final Act marks the 30th anniversary of the singer's death, which was caused by complications from AIDS, and it will also feature the 1992 tribute concert at Wembley Stadium.
Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor. Mercury’s sister Kashmira Bulsara, his friends Anita Dobson and David Wigg and his PA, Peter Freestone have all given new interviews.
Gary Cherone of US band Extreme, Roger Daltrey of The Who, Joe Elliott of Def Leppard, Lisa Stansfield, and Paul Young, and concert’s promoter, Harvey Goldsmith will also talk about their late friend.
"Making Freddie Mercury: The Final Act has been an extraordinary journey into the final chapter of one of rock music’s greatest icons," said the film’s director James Rogan.
"Working with Queen and getting to see behind the scenes of some of their greatest performances and the legendary Freddie Mercury tribute concert was a rare privilege.
"Equally important was speaking to the people who had lived through the eye of the storm of the global pandemic of HIV/Aids, with all its resonances with Covid today.
"Freddie’s death and the tribute that Queen organised for him helped to change global awareness of this terrible disease at a critical time."