9 episodes

This is Transmissions, the definitive story of New Order and Joy Division. Based on new and exclusive interviews with Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris, Gillian Gilbert and Peter Hook, this series captures those vivid moments that tell their tale like never before.
Listen to the music featured in Transmissions here: https://JoyDivision.lnk.to/Transmissions

Transmissions: The Definitive Story of Joy Division & New Order Joy Division / New Order

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    • 4.8 • 367 Ratings

This is Transmissions, the definitive story of New Order and Joy Division. Based on new and exclusive interviews with Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris, Gillian Gilbert and Peter Hook, this series captures those vivid moments that tell their tale like never before.
Listen to the music featured in Transmissions here: https://JoyDivision.lnk.to/Transmissions

    Blue Monday

    Blue Monday

    New Order and Maxine Peake are joined by The Pet Shop Boys and Honey Dijon to tell the story of the best-selling, most groundbreaking and arguably greatest 12 inch single of all time. Series finale!

    • 37 min
    Power, Corruption And Lies

    Power, Corruption And Lies

    Maxine Peake tells the story of New Order’s first masterpiece, a record that seamlessly fuses punk, club culture and technology.

    • 39 min
    The Haçienda

    The Haçienda

    Maxine Peake takes us to the Haçienda, the nightclub that nearly ruined Factory Records, and then changed the world.

    • 36 min
    New Order

    New Order

    Maxine Peake describes the emergence of a new band from the ashes of Joy Division.

    • 42 min
    Love Will Tear Us Apart

    Love Will Tear Us Apart

    Maxine Peake, Bono, Anna Calvi, Thurston Moore and the surviving members of Joy Division describe the band's growing success, the creation of the timeless song 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'.

    • 39 min
    An Ideal For Living

    An Ideal For Living

    Maxine Peake narrates the story of the legendarily chaotic record label Factory, with memorable contributions from founder Tony Wilson ("We were clever enough at the very beginning to know that musicians know f**k-all about music”).

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
367 Ratings

367 Ratings

IanRecorder ,

Superb

Brilliant insight into the bands and the people involved. Maxine establishes herself as a five star narrator. If you love Joy Division you’ll gain a real insight into this much loved band. Loved every episode.

DFleuts ,

Brilliant

Fantastic to hear & be reminded about their journey as (two) bands. Loved it!

Sfsdfsdf ,

Does not live up to expectation

There are interesting aspects about the early days of the band and label but (a) the music generally reinforced why, despite the odd good song, Joy Division were overrated, and (b) Maxine Peake unfortunately comes across as a gushy teenager on her first assignment. A more objective, less hagiographic treatment would have served better.

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