BBC Four is to screen a one-off documentary on the reunion of one of the Eighties’ biggest bands, Culture Club.
Directed by Mike Nicholls, Boy George and Culture Club: Karma to Calamity will provide a candid insight into the band’s revival, following the members from their initial recording sessions through to their live performances.
“Culture Club are one of those iconic bands who everyone wants to know more about. Getting access to the trials and triumphs of their reunion was always going to be exciting, and we’re delighted to be taking audiences behind the scenes of this extraordinary foursome.” – BBC Commissioning Editor, Arts, Music & Events, Greg Sanderson
In the early 1980s, Culture Club were at the top of their game with record sales in excess of 150 million. Formed in London, the band comprised of Boy George on vocals, Mikey Craig on bass, Roy Hay on guitar and keyboards and Jon Moss on drums. As well as their UK success the band were huge in the USA – notching up ten top 40 hits. The band disbanded in 1986. George’s affair with and acrimonious split from his drummer Jon Moss had caused the band to fall apart, with George descending into heroin addiction shortly afterwards.
Nicholls will reveal in the Mentorn Media produced film the personalities behind one of the most iconic bands of all time as they attempt to reunite and overcome their tempestuous past.
“Culture Club is a band with a history as colourful as their music. Mike has unique and intimate access which provides a candid insight as these four strong personalities attempt to work together for the first time in 15 years.” – Director of Programmes, Mentorn Media, Tayte Simpson