Preview – Urban Myths: Marilyn Monroe and Billy Wilder

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Gemma Arteton as Marilyn Monroe & James Purefoy as Billy Wilder. © Sky UK Limited.

Sky Arts presents a second series of “true” stories about the rich and famous.

Having previously told stories about Muhammad Ali saving the life of a suicidal man, Adolf Hitler’s struggling days as a young artist, and an episode that never even aired about Michael Jackson (they cast Jackson as white at a time when he wasn’t, which resulted in pressure from Jackson’s family and thus the episode being cancelled), and the first episode in the new series follows the strained relationship between Marilyn Monroe and Bill Wilder (Gemma Arterton and James Purefoy) while filming Some Like it Hot. The problem was delivering just a single line: “It’s me, Sugar.”

Urban Myths is on Sky Arts at 21.00.