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The Stones in Exile: an Imagine Special, BBC One | reviews, news & interviews

The Stones in Exile: an Imagine Special, BBC One

The Stones in Exile: an Imagine Special, BBC One

Evocative documentary about the 'greatest rock'n'roll band in the world'

Old sea dog Keith Richards on the Mediterranean, wearing an Aran sweaterphoto: Dominique Tarlé
Aptly, this new documentary about how the Rolling Stones fled from England to the South of France to record Exile on Main Street was premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, with a supernaturally healthy-looking Mick Jagger on hand to give it a promotional shove. Jagger (along with Keith Richards and Charlie Watts) produced the film, working closely alongside director Stephen Kijak to knit together an evocative and emotional portrait of "the greatest rock'n'roll band in the world", at what many would argue was their peak.

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