A brand new documentary about the history of Fleetwood Mac will be on TV this Christmas 5 months ago

A brand new documentary about the history of Fleetwood Mac will be on TV this Christmas

Fans of the band will not want to miss this.

Iconic tunes, countless fights, 100 million records sold worldwide, broken relationships, different lineups, an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, bandmates suing each other, separations, drugs, reunions, deaths, endless awards, band members going AWOL, 17 studio albums, and an upcoming tour that includes a date in Dublin.

If any band are worth of an extensive documentary, it's Fleetwood Mac and if you're a fan of the band, you'll want to clear some space over the Christmas season because the BBC are set to broadcast the definitive story of the rock icons.

As part of their Christmas lineup, the BBC have announced that Fleetwood Mac: A Musical History will air on BBC Four and it's going to celebrate the history of the iconic band.

Truth be told, there's enough drama in the story of Fleetwood Mac to warrant a 10-hour documentary series, but with the band set to tour in 2019 - including a date at the RDS on 13 June - now is the perfect time to go get your own way when it comes to control of the remote this Christmas.

In the documentary, fellow musicians, journalists and fans celebrate Fleetwood Mac with a selection of their best-loved songs.

For more than fifty years the band overcome break-ups and breakdowns to become one of the most successful bands of all time. They have sold over 100 million records worldwide, with their 1977 smash Rumours accounting for nearly half of those sales.

They have endured, like all great bands, because of the complimentary talents of its members. From Peter Green to Christine McVie, Stevie Nicks and Lindsay Buckingham, it has contained some extraordinary songwriters. With brilliant musicians on all instruments, the band has been able to turn the songs into commercial gold. Above all the tough determination of the two men who gave the band their name has seen Fleetwood Mac through thick and thin.

Fleetwood fan Edith Bowman provides a narrative overview alongside other celebrity fans, who all pay tribute to the band in this hit-filled hour. Contributors include KT Tunstall, Travis’s frontman Fran Healy, Toyah Willcox, Sian Pattenden and Emma Dabiri.

Fleetwood Mac: A Musical History airs on BBC Four at 20:00.