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'Boy George's 1970s: Save Me from Suburbia' to air on the BBC this fall

By Karen Butler
Boy George arrives at the Elton John Aids Foundation's 24th Annual Academy Awards viewing party in West Hollywood on February 28, 2016. "Boy George's 1970s: Save Me from Suburbia" is to air on the BBC this fall. File Photo by Christine Chew/UPI | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/5e07c8f9b55f62d83309e006bf426f2a/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Boy George arrives at the Elton John Aids Foundation's 24th Annual Academy Awards viewing party in West Hollywood on February 28, 2016. "Boy George's 1970s: Save Me from Suburbia" is to air on the BBC this fall. File Photo by Christine Chew/UPI | License Photo

LONDON, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- The documentary Boy George's 1970s: Save Me from Suburbia will be the centerpiece of the next chapter in the BBC Music: My Generation programming slate.

The broadcaster began its examination of popular music through documentary programming starting with the 1950s in April and the '60s in July. It will start spotlighting the 1970s in October.

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"With My Generation season reaching the 1970s, we'll be bringing viewers an incredible range of programs, with the brilliant Boy George telling the story of his formative years, Pauline Black meeting music fans, and Don Letts giving his fascinating insight into the Skinhead movement," Cassian Harrison, editor for BBC Four, said in a statement.

"I think of the '70s as being this glorious decade where I discovered who I was and discovered all these amazing things... punk rock, electro music, fashion, all of that," Boy George remarked. "And, yeah, of course, there was that dark side to the '70s -- the rubbish, the strikes, the poverty and I'd get chased and confronted for the way I looked. But I was a teenager. I didn't have any time for misery. I was just having a great time with my friends. My '70s were all about Bowie, Bolan, dressing up and going out. I think of it as the last bonkers decade, and I loved every second."

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Other '70s-centric programs to air this fall will be Skinhead, which will dissect a "very provocative British subculture," and an episode of People's History of Pop, which will focus on the years 1976-85.

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