John Lennon's Last Day

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On Monday, the 8th of December, 1980, one of the greatest songwriters of the 20th century was shot dead in New York City. This is the story of John Lennon's last day. Lennon would have turned 75 in October 2015, but his life was cut tragically short.

This docu-drama, written by Stephen Kennedy, charts the events of that infamous day. The story is told by Liverpool actor Ian Hart, who has played Lennon on three separate occasions and is a big fan. Hart guides us through the events of that day in forensic detail and his narration is woven together with the voice of Lennon himself - both from archive recordings and from the music that made him a legend.

Directed by James Robinson

A BBC Cymru Wales Production.