An ITN Archive production documenting the life and death of Michael Jackson. Michael Jackson was a unique artist with record sales of over 750 million albums and the first man to launch videos on MTV with Beat It. In this official documentary from the archives of ITN, we gain a unique insight into the man who was both recluse and brilliant global showman. With archive footage showing the highs and lows of his career, his relationships with Elizabeth Taylor, Princess Di, Lisa Marie Presley and a host of other memories, this programme is a celebration of a superstar who shaped modern music for a generation.
This documentary of Michael Jackson s life features: The Jackson Five child star who charmed the world, constantly living under pressure from his demanding father. The Thriller Years when he could do no wrong. How he created a 60 million selling album that is still the biggest seller of all time. How Jacko Went Ex centric. How genius talent gave way to eccentricity that saw him befriending Bubbles his chimp, sleeping in an oxygen tent, changing his appearance and creating a Neverland hideaway. The Final Curtain - culminating in what is sure to be an emotional funeral with exclusive footage from ITN and Fox America of the funeral. How did it all end so abruptly just as he was set to stage the come back of all time in front of 750,000 UK fans? The whole extraordinary story brought together. Eessential viewing for all Jackson fans.
Includes contributions from: Quincy Jones, Beyonce, La Toya Jackson, Janet Jackson, Paul Gambochini and rare interviews from the King of Pop himself.