A film charting the life and career of THE UNDERTONES is set for a screening on both terrestrial television in the UK and at film festivals in Northern Ireland and LONDON in the coming weeks.
‘Teenage Kicks – The Undertones’, narrated by broadcasting legend John Peel, will be shown first this week (November 7) on BBC 1 (at 10.35pm GMT, Northern Ireland region). A longer version of the film (72-minutes – the TV version is 40 minutes long) will then be shown at the Regus London Film Festival on November 16 and 18. The film will also be shown as part of the Foyle Film Festival in The Undertones hometown of Derry on November 17.
‘Teenage Kicks’, which takes its name from the punk-pop quintet’s most famous song, features previously unseen footage of the band from their beginnings in 1975 to their split in 1983. Former frontman Feargal Sharkey, who no longer communicates with any of the other members, makes a rare appearance talking about his time in the band.
‘Teenage Kicks’ is still without a main distributor.