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George Melly’s Last Stand (2008)

George Melly's Last Stand

The film documents the last months of the flamboyant British jazz-singer’s life before he died of cancer.

It was short-listed for a Grierson Award in the Best Arts Documentary category in 2008.

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Reviews

A great documentary…perhaps the funniest thing you’ll see all year. Time Out
A moving tribute to a true original…this was a programme you really did not want to end The Times
Powerful, intimate and affectionate Daily Telegraph

Credits

Director & Producer: Katie Buchanan
Broadcast: BBC2 (February 2008) and BBC4 (November 2007)

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