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
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!
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.
Maxine Peake takes us to the Haçienda, the nightclub that nearly ruined Factory Records, and then changed the world.
Maxine Peake describes the emergence of a new band from the ashes of Joy Division.
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'.
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”).
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.
Fantastic to hear & be reminded about their journey as (two) bands. Loved it!
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.