One Night Only: Duran Duran
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Background information
Director Phil Hayes
Presenter Christine Bleakley
Original broadcast date 20 March 2011
Channel ITV1
Genre Music, Interview
Duration 60 minutes
Executive Producers Lee Connolly
Phil Mount
Duran Duran

One Night Only is a British prime time music entertainment TV show, broadcast by ITV1 which featured Duran Duran on 20 March 2011.

About the show[edit | edit source]

The show was presented by Christine Bleakley, who had previously interviewed members of Duran Duran on Daybreak in December 2010.

Filmed at studios in London on 12 March 2011, One Night Only consisted of live performances interlaced with band interviews and video clips.

Beginning with music video clips of "The Wild Boys", "Girls on Film" and "Is There Something I Should Know?", Bleakley introduced the show. She said that One Night Only would chart Duran Duran's musical history and celebrate their 30 years in the music business. Adding, the band have sold 80 million records, after releasing their first album in 1981.

The band opened with a live performance of "A View to a Kill", performed with a backdrop featuring video screens and Duran Duran logos taken from different eras in their history. Bleakley described it as the best Bond theme ever, played live with a string quartet that included Martha Riley on violin.

Interviews from London and Birmingham followed, recorded the previous week. Roger Taylor spoke from Villa Park, the venue of Duran Duran's MENCAP Concert in 1983. He talked about how the band went from 'zero to hero' in six months in the early 1980s. John Taylor was interviewed from the Rotunda, a well known Birmingham circular high rise building and described the audience histeria of early tours. Simon Le Bon later commented that Duran Duran are not about decedent lifestyles, but about optimism.

The show finished with "Rio"

Songs performed[edit | edit source]

  1. "A View To A Kill"
  2. "Notorious"
  3. "The Reflex"
  4. "Ordinary World"
  5. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise"
  6. "All You Need Is Now"
  7. "Leave A Light On"
  8. "Rio"

Personnel[edit | edit source]

Duran Duran are:


Credits[edit | edit source]

  • Presenter - Christine Bleakley
  • Specual Thanks to: Gavin Elder, Wendy Laister, Melissa Flanigan, Gerard Franklin, Richard Young
  • Director - Phil Hayes
  • Executive Producers - Lee Connolly, Phil Mount
  • Production Coordinator - Grahm Claxton
  • Production Executive - Wendy Hutchinson
  • Editing - Mark Wybourne, Jeremy Scott, Andy Marangone
  • Vision Cordinator - Luke Chantell
  • Vision Manager - Rod Wardell
  • Stage Manager - Natasha Bingham
  • Wrier - Stewart Williams
  • Screen Graphics - Ian Reith
  • Titles - Nathan Pollard
  • The London Studios
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