Eric Clapton - The Autobiography

Bill Nighy reads extracts from guitar legend Eric Clapton's monumental life story, in a new, six-part series.

Episodes

EpisodeTitleFirst
Broadcast
RepeatedComments
20071005

1/6. Bill Nighy reads extracts from guitar legend Eric Clapton's monumental life story, in a new, six-part series. Tonight's opener charts Clapton's early life. Born in 1945, he grew up in Ripley, Surrey, and, until he was nine years old, believed his grandparents to be his parents.

20071012

Bill Nighy reads extracts from guitar legend Eric Clapton's monumental life story, in a new, six-part series. 2/6. The Yardbirds era, and Eric is fast learning to play the guitar.

20071019

Bill Nighy reads excerpts from guitar legend Eric Clapton's monumental life story.

3/6. Fresh Cream

After leaving the Yardbirds, Eric joined The Bluesbreakers before forming his own band with Ginger Baker, from the Bond Organisation, and Jack Bruce. He called the band Cream, because he thought the musicians were the cream of the crop.

20071102

Bill Nighy reads extracts from guitar legend Eric Clapton's monumental life story, in a new series.

20071109

6/6. Bill Nighy reads extracts from guitar legend Eric Clapton's monumental life story, in a new series.

20080613

Bill Nighy reads extracts from guitar legend Eric Clapton's monumental life story, in a six-part series.

1/6. Motherless Child

Charting Clapton's early life. Born in 1945, he grew up in Ripley, Surrey, and, until he was nine years old, believed his grandparents to be his parents.

20080620

Bill Nighy reads extracts from guitar legend Eric Clapton's monumental life story. 2/6. The Yardbirds era, and Eric is fast learning to play the guitar.

20080627
20080704

Bill Nighy reads extracts from guitar legend Eric Clapton's monumental life story, in a new series.

4/6. In New York, Clapton's musical career went into overdrive as he promoted the Fresh Cream album and recorded Disraeli Gears in just one week. But the group was soon to disband.

20080711

Bill Nighy reads extracts from guitar legend Eric Clapton's monumental life story.

5/6.

Eric is dealing with his drinking problem.

20080711

Bill Nighy reads extracts from guitar legend Eric Clapton's monumental life story. 5/6. Eric is dealing with his drinking problem.

Bill Nighy reads extracts from guitar legend Eric Clapton's monumental life story.

5/6.

Eric is dealing with his drinking problem.

20080718

Bill Nighy concludes his reading of excerpts from guitar legend Eric Clapton's life story.

6/6.

Eric admits to being an alcoholic and seeks help from a treatment centre.

20080718

Bill Nighy concludes his reading of excerpts from guitar legend Eric Clapton's life story. 6/6. Eric admits to being an alcoholic and seeks help from a treatment centre.

Bill Nighy concludes his reading of excerpts from guitar legend Eric Clapton's life story.

6/6.

Eric admits to being an alcoholic and seeks help from a treatment centre.

01Motherless Child2007100520080613

Tonight's opener charts Clapton's early life.

Born in 1945, he grew up in Ripley, Surrey, and, until he was nine years old, believed his grandparents to be his parents.

01Motherless Child2007100520080613

Tonight's opener charts Clapton's early life.

Born in 1945, he grew up in Ripley, Surrey, and, until he was nine years old, believed his grandparents to be his parents.

022007101220080620

The Yardbirds era, and Eric is fast learning to play the guitar.

022007101220080620

The Yardbirds era, and Eric is fast learning to play the guitar.

03Fresh Cream2007101920080627

After leaving the Yardbirds, Eric joined The Bluesbreakers before forming his own band with Ginger Baker, from the Bond Organisation, and Jack Bruce.

He called the band Cream, because he thought the musicians were the cream of the crop.

03Fresh Cream2007101920080627

After leaving the Yardbirds, Eric joined The Bluesbreakers before forming his own band with Ginger Baker, from the Bond Organisation, and Jack Bruce.

He called the band Cream, because he thought the musicians were the cream of the crop.

04In New York2007102620080704

Clapton's musical career went into overdrive as he promoted the Fresh Cream album and recorded Disraeli Gears in just one week.

But the group was soon to disband.

04In New York2007102620080704

Clapton's musical career went into overdrive as he promoted the Fresh Cream album and recorded Disraeli Gears in just one week.

But the group was soon to disband.

0520071102
0520071102
06 LAST20071109
06 LAST20071109