Year: 2017


Eagle Rock Films



Directed by: Christopher Bird

Produced by: Simon Lupton and Jim Beach


Supervising Producer: Peter Worsley

Executive Producers: 

Terry Shand & Geoff Kempin

Behind the scenes archive documentary following Queen’s Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon as they record their sixth album, “News of the World”, and embark on a ground breaking tour of North America.  Filmed by BBC presenter Bob Harris in 1977, but never completed, the footage has now been carefully restored and compiled to mark the album’s 40th anniversary.  Featuring previously unseen material and interviews, the band can be seen rehearsing and then performing on the tour that established them as global superstars.  It also includes studio recordings of some of their most loved songs, including “We Are The Champions” which, alongside “We Will Rock You’, went on to become one of the biggest anthems in Rock history.  Against a backdrop of an increasingly hostile music press, enamoured by the rise of Punk, this extraordinary footage provides an intimate snapshot of a pivotal moment in Queen’s history.