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BBC to air Joanna Lumley’s interview

By | Published on Tuesday 19 November 2013

BBC One has commissioned Joanna Lumley to conduct an hour-long interview with Because why wouldn’t you? The film will see the actress travel to LA to quiz the Black Eyed Pea on his life and career in a film made by Big Red Productions.

Lumley has apparently been “intrigued” by since seeing him carrying the Olympic torch last year. Says the actress: “I have long been fascinated by and leapt at the chance of meeting him and finding out more about his extraordinary life and achievements. He was everything I had hoped he would be, and more: charming, articulate, a whirlwind of ambition and talent, as sweet as pie and as dandy as a peacock”.

She added: “The film we made together is truly a rare thing, a side of the public hasn’t seen yet, with interviews with friends, family and colleagues, and affording a glimpse into the life of the musician, entrepreneur and philanthropist that has made a household name and a megastar”.

BBC One’s Head of Documentary Commissioning Emma Willis added: “We’re absolutely delighted to be welcoming Joanna Lumley back to factual television on the BBC. Joanna is one of Britain’s most popular personalities and will bring warmth and insight to this unique documentary”.

Speculation that Lumley and are now planning to record an album together after their meeting would just be silly, so I’m not even going to pretend anyone’s suggested it.