Lennon Naked ... Sunday 8.30pm ABC1

Thirty years after the death of John Lennon, Christopher Eccleston stars as the enigmatic musician in a defining period of his life – a time of disillusion, self-destruction, transformation and ultimately, hope.

John Lennon is one of the most enduring figures in musical and cultural history. One quarter of ‘The Fab Four’, peace activist, visual artist and author, he was a man whose personal life was characterised by drama, intrigue and eventually, conspiracy.

A biopic with a stellar lead cast, Lennon Naked charts Lennon’s transition from ‘Beatle John’ to an enduring and enigmatic icon. It covers a period of wildly fluctuating fortunes from 1967 to 1971, from the death of father-figure and manager Brian Epstein through to the break-up of the Beatles, to John’s decision to leave England for New York; a time of worldwide adulation at one extreme, a combination of frustration and despair at the other. It’s the story of an artist destroying everything to find himself – through drugs, break-ups and therapy as he attempts to free himself from the shackles of material wealth and celebrity and establish himself as a solo recording artist.

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