Urban Myths with subtitle

Our “Urban Myths” are stories that have been passed down over time and have now become part of urban folklore…

  • 1. Bob Dylan
    Description
    Music legend Bob Dylan decides to play an impromptu visit to his friend and fellow musician Dave Stewart at home. Unfortunately Dave isn't home but his wife Ange reveals he will be back shortly, so ‘would he like to wait over a cuppa?’. Sure enough Dave returns, but far from Dave Stewart, this is Dave the plumber - and massive fan of Bob Dylan. Bob sticks around to offer relationship advice.

    Bob Dylan is played by Eddie Marsan, Dave by Paul Ritter and Ange by Katherine Parkinson. The episode is written and produced by Neil Webster and directed by Ben Palmer.
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  • 1. Marilyn Monroe and Billy Wilder
    Description
    Comedy about Marilyn Monroe's bust-up with Billy Wilder.
  • 2. 13.7.85: Backstage at Live Aid
    Description
    Behind the scenes at Love Aid, as Bob Geldof, Midge Ure, Elton John, Sade, Freddie Mercury, Status Quo and many more cross paths
  • 3. Johnny Cash and the Ostrich
    Description
    The tale of Johnny Cash's dramatic run-in with a killer ostrich in a Nottingham hotel
  • 4. The Dali and The Cooper
    Description
    Alice Cooper and Salvador Dali spend a weird weekend in 1970s New York City
  • 5. When Bowie Met Bolan
    Description
    In the 1960s, the young rock superstars spend an afternoon decorating their manager's Soho office.
  • 6. The Mysterious Case of Agatha Christie
    Description
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Dorothy L Sayers join the manhunt when fellow crime writer Agatha Christie mysteriously disappears without trace
  • 7. Public Enemy (Feat. Kev Wells)
    Description
    When the rap icons find themselves late for a gig and without transport, a kindly local fan offers them a lift
  • 8. Sex Pistols Vs Bill Grundy
    Description
    The punk band unleash hell on live TV in 1976
  • 1. Princess Diana, Freddie Mercury and Kenny Everett
    Description
    Freddie Mercury and Kenny Everett put a disguise on their good friend, Princess Diana, and take her out for a night on the town, ending up at a club which results in an encounter with Gareth, a drag artist with a painful secret.
  • 2. Andy & The Donald
    Description
    In 1984, property magnate and entrepreneur Donald Trump bought an American football team. In an attempt to stir up some publicity, he held cheerleader auditions in the basement of Trump Tower with a panel of celebrity judges, including Andy Warhol.
  • 3. Bleak House Guest
    Description
    The true-ish story of when Dickens superfan Hans Christian Andersen turned up unexpectedly on Charles and Catherine Dickens' doorstep quickly proving to be the most impossible (and unshakeable) house-guest imaginable.
  • 4. The Trial of Joan Collins
    Description
    The film will cover Collins' extraordinary real-life 1996 court case with publishers Random House, who had paid her a whopping advance for a novel, only to claim that her submitted manuscript was “unreadable”.
  • 5. Grace Under Pressure
    Description
    A burglar stumbled into Grace Jones and artist Jean-Paul Goude’s New York apartment, armed with a very small gun. When he inadvertently chose to break into Grace and Jean-Paul’s home, he ended up with more than he bargained, having to deal with these two flamboyant, volatile lovers.
  • 6. Madonna and Basquiat
    Description
    Before she was famous, Madonna had a short but passionate and influential relationship with Jean Michel Basquiat, a pioneer and darling of the 1980s New York art scene. This myth takes place across one night on the New York subway, just before Madonna infamously door-stepped music producer Seymour Stein at his hospital bedside where he signed her on the spot.
  • 7. Scrambled Eggs
    Description
    Paul McCartney dreams a tune, and become obsessed with finding out what it is. The story of how the song “Yesterday” was made.
  • 8. Mick Jagger and Princess Margaret
    Description
    Examining the decades-long friendship between Mick Jagger and Princess Margaret, we find out that Tony Blair submitted Jagger’s name for the Queen’s Honours’ List annually, from 1997 to 2002. However, every year the Queen turned him down. This comic tale travels from London to the Caribbean and dives head-first into the worlds of rock and royalty to ponder exactly why that was.
  • 1. Les Dawson's Parisienne Adventure
    Description
    Inspired by his heroes, the writers Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus, a young Les Dawson leaving his home in Manchester to live in Paris in order to pursue his dream of becoming a serious novelist. Unfortunately, things didn't quite work out as he planned, and he ended up becoming a pianist in a brothel.
  • 2. Joan Rivers & Barbra Streisand
    Description
    This episode is based on Joan Rivers' recollections of play she starred in with Barbra Streisand, which Streisand has remained tight-lipped about. A sixteen-year-old Barbra Streisand, is in rehearsals for Driftwood, an off-Broadway play, when a woman, dressed head to toe in fur, bursts through the door. She's Joan Molinsky, although the world will soon come to know her as Joan Rivers.
  • 3. Hendrix & Handel
    Description
    Housemates separated by time, Jimi Hendrix and George Frideric Handel grapple with the stresses of the music business in this funny and intimate portrait of two eccentric musical geniuses and the events leading up to a transformative moment when Jimi saw Handel's ghost.
  • 4. Orson Welles in Norwich
    Description
    A story of how the great star briefly went missing in Norwich in 1972 whilst working on F for Fake, a faux documentary now regarded as his last masterpiece.

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Urban Myths
  • Rating "Urban Myths": 8.30
  • Genres: Biography, Comedy, Adventure
  • Year of issue: 2017
  • Countries: United Kingdom
  • Duration: 22 minutes
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