Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody

Oscar-winning musical biopic from director Bryan Singer charting the life of the fearlessly, fantastically flamboyant Freddie Mercury, featuring the music of Queen. In 1970, 24-year-old baggage handler Farrokh Bulsara (an Academy Award-winning Rami Malek) stumbles upon the band Smile in a London pub. He likes what he sees and, after the gig, he approaches them and asks if he can join. As luck would have it, guitarist Brian May (Gwilym Lee) and drummer Roger Taylor (Ben Hardy) inform him that their lead singer has just quit, and Farrokh’s got some pretty good pipes on him. Before you know it, Farrokh’s changed his name to Freddie and Smile have changed their name to Queen. After a rocky start, the band become a pop-rock juggernaut, but behind the scenes, Freddie finds himself struggling with fame, substance abuse issues and his sexuality. In 1985, the band’s future hangs in the balance. Can a performance at the Live Aid charity benefit at Wembley revitalise them? Big tunes. Big drama. Bigger teeth. Also starring Lucy Boynton as Freddie’s former girlfriend Mary Austin, Aidan Gillen, Allen Leech, Tom Hollander and Mike Myers.
Network Premiere.

Bohemian Rhapsody – Saturday 9pm on Channel 4

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