Duran 40

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Duran Duran talk in depth to super-fan Claudia Winkleman about 40 of their biggest hits and best-loved tracks as the band celebrate 40 years since the release of their debut single.

Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor reveal the stories and songwriting secrets behind their music-making – with Simon Le Bon giving a rare insight behind the lyrics that he has penned.

In Part 1, the chart-topping band take us from their 80s successes, right through to the early 90s, as they talk candidly to Claudia about everything from break-ups and bagging a Bond song to banned videos and writing B-sides at breakneck speed.

In part two, the band pick-up from their 1993 comeback single, Ordinary World, and take us right through to the present day, as they talk candidly to Claudia about further break-ups, what it was like working with producers from Justin Timberlake to Timbaland, as well as some very unlikely places their songs have taken shape.

Duran Duran was formed in Birmingham by keyboardist Nick Rhodes and bassist John Taylor in 1978. When the band emerged, they were considered part of the New Romantic scene. The group have since sold more than 100 million records and have had 14 singles in the Top 10 of the UK charts. The band have also won numerous awards including Brit Awards, Grammy Awards, MTV Awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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