Sunday, May 3, 2009

DENNIS WILSON documentary on BBC4 Legends series

By David M. Beard

A new 60 minute documentary film on the life of Dennis Wilson was televised on the BBC4 Legends series in the UK in February 2010. The documentary features previously unseen footage and rare archival materials. New interview segments with David Marks, Al Jardine, Blondie Chaplin, Michael Wilson, Carl B. Wilson, Gregg Jakobson, Ed Roach, John Hanlon, Jeffrey Foskett, Tom Murphy, Ron Swallow, Jo Ann Marks, Taylor Hawkins, Mike Kowalski, Jon Stebbins and others give the film a fresh perspective on Dennis’ life and legacy. The documentary was produced by Lime Pictures of Liverpool in association with Dusty Slider films. Matt O’Casey is credited as director and co-producer, Jon Stebbins is the film’s U.S. producer, Howie Edelson was the film’s primary creative consultant. The documentary is narrated by noted British DJ Mark Radcliffe who is also a drummer and a longtime fan of Dennis Wilson.