October 19th, 2006

somber

Screencaps from The Brian Epstein Story

For Your Eppification:
I took some best-I-can-do aim-camera-at-tv screenshots
of my bootleg dvd ~ the UK version of "The Brian Epstein Story"

This was the 2-part BBC Arena documentary that won the 1999 BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Award for Best Documentary of the Year.

Consequently, to my distress, it was cut-up and bastardized by the US A&E Network's Biography series, then sensationalized for profit by lying in their promos.

The BAFTA is the big film & TV award in the UK. I was so proud to discover on a line-up of the Top Five Arena shows over the past 30 years, "The Brian Epstein Story" scored twice, in two different categories! The only other show to show up twice was 1982's "Desert Island Discs."

Repeat! The documentary on Eppy's life
was recently placed in the Top *5* -- two times --
Over 30 years of programming!!!

At least Brian is properly remembered in the UK ~ at times.
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