BBC to celebrate 60 years of The Rolling Stones with new film series

The documentaries will offer a deeper insight into the four bandmates on their landmark anniversary

This summer marks 60 years since The Rolling Stones played their first official gig on July 12, 1962. To mark the occasion, the BBC has announced a four-part series of films entitled My Life As A Rolling Stone. Each hour-long film will delve into the life, memories and contributions of one of the band’s four members: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and the late Charlie Watts.

The films are set to contain previously unseen footage and interviews with high-profile friends, collaborators, and admirers. They will be directed by Oliver Murray (The Quiet One) and Clare Tavernor (Paul O’Grady’s Working Britain) and will be released on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer.

My Life As A Rolling Stone is part of a season of programming planned by the BBC to celebrate the historic anniversary, including television, radio and digital features. Also on its way is Rolling With The Stones,a two-hour audio documentary for BBC Radio 2 which will tell the story of the band using interview and performance footage.

The band are also planning to celebrate 60 years with shows in Liverpool’s Anfield Stadium and London’s Hyde Park this summer. Find tickets here.