ON MICHAEL JACKSON <21m> (eq)
Elliott, Dionne Warwick, McCauley Culkin, “NSYNC”, R Kelly, Levelled Smith,
Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill, Anastacia, Britney Spears, Teddy Riley, Brian
McKnight, D’Angelo, JA Rule, Tristian Payne, Janet Jackson, Alien Ant Farm,
Usher, Bomfunk MC’s, Gorillaz, Sisqo, Slash, Roger Sanchez, Steve Barron,
Genuwine, Groove Armada, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Faithless, Super Furry Animals,
speak about working with, performing with and being influenced by the King
of it All
CBS 'MICHAEL JACKSON SPECIAL <43m> (vgq)
Knowles, Missy Elliott, Dick Clark, Mary J. Blige, Carson Daly, Shaggy,
Savion Glover, Pharrell Williams, Wyclef Jean, Quincy Jones and Jennifer
Lopez are among the artists who pay tribute to Michael. The artists and
celebrity guests speak about Michael’s music and videos and his impact
on pop culture. The special offers new takes on Michael’s classic songs
by combining the digitally restored original music videos with live performances
that have been filmed over the years from his 'Off the Wall' and 'Thriller'
eras. Also featured on the program is 'History' tour footage and
other behind-the-scenes footage from Michael’s career
E! TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY <6.57m> (vgq)
Lewis: just the Michael bits
TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY <86m> (vgq)
Marie: Starts with how Elvis met Priscilla then shows pictures of Lisa
as she grows up had relatives speak about the young Lisa and how she coped
with the death of Elvis. Her troubled teen years, Danny Keogh, Michael,
Nick Cage, her singing ambitions
TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY <87m> (vgq)
[This is mostly nice and although the facts
are sometimes a little inaccurate it’s good to watch and fairly presented]
an innocent victim or a genius, the stranger than fiction story.
Some great video footage from all eras. Michael’s musical beginnings in
Gary. Friends, neighbours and relatives reminisce about when Michael
was a very small boy. Michael’s teacher speaks about his school days,
early talent shows and nightclubs, Taraborrelli adds information.
Gordon Keith signs the J5 up. Big Boy, Apollo Theatre, Bobby Taylor
saw a genius in Michael. Motown signing, the decision to pretend
Diana Ross discovered the J5. The boys move in with Diana and mix
with all the top celebrities of the time. Joe Jackson gets pushed
out. Michael and groupies, he keeps quiet about the sex. Michael
evolving into a solo artist. Jane Fonda speaks about Michael.
Move to Epic, dating Tatum O’Neil, the Wiz, Michael finds a new freedom
in New York, goes back on the road, joins up with Quincy Jones and Off
The Wall is created. At 22 Michael is a millionaire and full of contradictions,
his friend Jane Fonda tells about Michael and Peter Pan, his friendship
with Katherine Hepburn. Thriller and the sensation it and it’s singles
generated. Motown 25. The Victory tour controversy, Pepsi commercial
that burned Michael’s hair. Grammy’s, 8 awards and two guests – Brooke
and Emmanuel. Corey Feldman speaks about his obsession with Michael.
Animosity during the Victory Tour. Pepsi endorsement, hypobaric chamber
story, Elephant Man’s bones and the nick name Wacko Jacko is borne.
Diane Dimond gives her opinion on Michael. The surgical mask becomes
part of Michael’s dress code. The palening of Michael’s skin. Bad
album and the media bitchiness begins, Bad tour, surgery, Neverland has
it’s own landfill so Michael doesn’t have to throw his garbage out for
people to sift through. Friendship with Macauley Culkin, Brian Oxman
explains Michael’s sleeping arrangements. Dangerous album and tour.
Michael genuinely the King of Pop but the bigger the star the bigger the
target. Oprah interview. Album sales rocket and the abuse allegations
begin, the Dangerous tour ends. Pepsi cancel their endorsement with
Michael. LaToya lashes out at Michael and later recants her statements.
Michael declares his innocence in a live link from Neverland. Michael
wants an end to the media circus and settles out of court. Marriage to
Lisa. Case closed. Marcel Avram court case settled out of court.
History album released. For One Night Only announced, Michael collapses
and it’s cancelled. Lisa flies to his side and asks for a divorce.
Debbie Rowe is pregnant, then pregnant again. Janet speaks about
Prince. Debbie and Michael divorce. Prince gets lost in the
Mall. Invincible is released and is not well received. War
against Sony in general and Tommy Mattola in particular begins. Michael
demonstrates. Joins up with Al Sharpton and gives racist speeches.
What More Can I Give recorded and dropped, the lawsuits begin. Blanket
is borne and dangled. Rumours begin that Michael is bankrupt and
all his appearances are connected to court cases. Bitten by a spider.
Jane Fonda supports Michael. Bashir sells Michael out. Michael
airs the footage that wasn’t meant to be seen. Vanity Fair publish
the Voodoo story, more imminent Bankruptcy stories appear and people forget
that Michael is a genius who has been entertaining for many decades
E! TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY <70s> (vgq)
Feldman: Michael’s influence and friendship
HUNT CLUB <20m> (vgq)
video footage of Michael at Barry White’s ash spreading ceremony.
Showing still pictures they have taken, going to Gary to shoot Michael
on his visit there then showing the video footage they got.
GOOD TO BE MICHAEL JACKSON <20m> (eq)
spends his money, what he owns and what he’s worth. Charity donations
MILLIONS <56m> (eq)
the finances and spending habits of the Pop superstar Michael Jackson.
This report is not as bad as everybody thought it would be. It shows a
fascinating insight into how much Michael is worth and although they would
like to rubbish him they mostly do the opposite because his career has
been amazing and there is no doubt about it. This shows footage of a warehouse
full of stage outfits and memorabilia belonging to Michael and his family
– it details his astute business decisions and shows what he paid for Neverland
Valley and what it’s now worth as well as other properties he has invested
in. It delves into his other business ventures – advertising, marketing,
merchandising, ATV catalogue etc. It also has people speaking about what
a great artist/performer Michael is. The only negative stuff is Mike Walker
from the National Enquirer saying his usual stupid comments and the occasional
silly remark by the presenter
MARTIN & MICHAEL <72m> (eq)
Theroux trying to get an interview with Michael. Nice video footage.
Michael in London at Parliament and at Devon Football Club. Speaking
to Mark Lester [child star in Oliver and friend of Michael’s since he was
a child], Sony protest, Michael on the bus. Meeting Uri Geller who
talks rubbish about Michael and supports Martin Bashir. Las Vegas
- where Michael has been, E. Casanova performing, Majestic Magnificent
trying to speak to LaToya, saying of his connection to the Jacksons, how
Mohammed Ali introduced him to Michael and he lived at Havenhurst.
Joe Jackson’s fee and Majestic’s bonus. Meeting Joe, asking what
makes Michael special but getting no answers. Looking for Debbie
Rowe unsuccessfully. Arguing with fans in Germany. Speaking
to Danny Oliver. Baby dangling incident, Bambi Awards, upset fan,
speaking to Terry George about the phone sex between him and Michael, playing
the interview Terry did with Michael at the Dragonara Hotel Leeds in February
1979. Catching up with Joe Jackson in a shopping mall, at 2 am the
interview starts, Michael scared of Joe, he doesn’t care what Michael feels,
whups Michael, calls him names, what Joe thinks of Michael’s nose, is Michael
troubled, why Michael never grew up, won’t talk about Michael’s nose, Michael’s
not crazy, he’s smart. Is Michael gay? Katherine would go mad
if Michael had a boyfriend. How Uri Geller feels now about Bashir.
Michael no longer speaks to his.
k4...MICHAEL JACKSON’S FACE <49m> (eq)
exploring how the superstar’s appearance changed during the high and low
points of his career. Featuring interviews with friends and family, the
programme attempts to reveal the reason for the singer’s apparent obsession
with his looks. This would be interesting if it were not littered with
nasty, rude, incorrect and stupid remarks to belittle Michael at every
opportunity. There is some nice footage in it
JACKSON VIDEOGRAPHY <120m> (eq)
With You ~ Billie Jean ~ Beat It ~ Bad ~ Dirty Diana ~ Smooth Criminal
~ Leave Me Alone ~ Black Or White ~ Remember The Time ~ In The Closet ~
Who Is It ~ Jam ~ Give In To Me ~ Will You Be There ~ Scream ~ You Are
Not Alone ~ They Don’t Care About Us ~ Stranger In Moscow ~ Blood On The
Dance Floor ~ History ~ Ghosts ~ You Rock My World
THE MICHAEL JACKSON STORY <150m> (eq)
Michael’s career from cute little boy with the Jackson Five up to Invincible.
The story runs across the bottom of the screen while videos and performances
SPECIAL EDITION  <45m> (eq)
Faces Of Michael Jackson. An examination of the changes in Michael. Berry
Gordy speaks on the J5 years, Taraborrelli speaks of the teenage years,
a showcase of what he did during his career, Thriller video pivotal to
how Michael is, he wants his life to be the greatest show on earth. Does
Black or White mean his skin colour change? Cosmetic surgeon speculates
on how Michael thinks. Michael’s nose is a sad deformity. What next for
Michael, does he want to go back even if he could? Fall out from the Bashir
interview. Do we want to hang on to the Michael we once loved? Comic gags.
Michael the man-boy’s record sales rocket. Bashir is interviewed and speaks
about how Michael’s children are made to suffer through Michael’s excitement
by being surrounded by fans and his bizarre fathering skills. Bashir states
that Neverland is a dangerous place for underprivileged children. Bashir
thinks children are at danger from Michael but also thinks Michael is totally
sexually innocent [contradiction?] Michael is the King of Retail therapy,
he spends $4m in a few minutes in a store. Bashir’s “professional” opinion
on Michael’s psychological being. Barbara Walters introduction to “Living
With Michael Jackson”
THE ESSENTIAL MICHAEL JACKSON <40m> (eq)
profiling contemporary black icons. Musical legend Michael Jackson's career
began at the age of four as the lead singer of the Jackson 5, and went
on to record the most popular album of all time - 1982's Thriller, which
sold 46 million copies. This programme looks at how Jackson's troubled
and controversial private life and the speculation on his behaviour in
the tabloid press served to eclipse the fact that Jackson paved the way
for black artists to become megastars in their own right. Featuring interviews
with Michael's brother Tito, producer Nile Rogers, video director Hype
Williams and musicians inspired and influenced by Jackson's music
FABULOUS LIFE OF MICHAEL JACKSON <22m> (vgq)
fabulous life where money is no object. Shopping sprees with Michael
showing what he spends his money on. Lovely footage of Michael.
JACKSONS: AMERICA’S FIRST FAMILY OF MUSIC <22.40m> (eq)
Jackson showing lovely videos and telling us how the J5 evolved into the
Jacksons. MSG performers speaking about the Jacksons and clips of the Jackson
Five performing at the MSG concert. Marlon’s daughter Valecia asking the
Jackson brothers about MSG, performing and their early days
DRIVEN <43.20m> (vgq)
life leading up to her launching her singing career. Celebrities
and family members reminiscing about Lisa’s childhood. Elvis dies and Lisa
becomes part of the media craziness. Teen years and marriage to Danny Keogh.
Her children, the Michael Jackson era., Elvis tribute. Lisa records
FANCLUBS  <42m> (eq)
of four fanatics of Michael Jackson. Joe Yennish [MJNI], San, Simone
and E' Casanova [impersonator] comments about Michael from many celebrities
ARE FAMILY <8.51m> (eq)
Lovely vintage footage of the Jackson Five chronicling their rise to superstardom