Paul McCartney's group Wings is the subject of a 75-minute television special, "Wings Over the World", which will be shown on BBC2 on Sunday, 8th April at 8:10 pm.
"Wings Over the World" was recently seen in the U.S. on CBS Television and achieved the distinction of being the first television special to be simultaneously broadcast on radio.
The Special includes footage filmed throughout the Wings' tour of 1975/76 and follows the band in England, Australia and America. It contains live concert performances featuring 15 of Wings' greatest songs, and intimate film of Paul McCartney and his family providing a fascinating profile of the McCartneys' life off stage.
The tour itself was a major triumph for Wings. It was the first time the group had appeared in Australia and America, and for Paul it was his first performance in the States for 10 years. A staggering 3 million people saw the shows and a world record attendance for an indoor concert of 67,053 was set at the King Dome, Seattle.
Starting with Paul and Linda in Scotland the Special features the gradual build-up of the band and follows Wings on tour with hit songs such as 'Jet', 'Maybe I'm Amazed', 'Letting Go', 'Yesterday', 'Magneto and Titanium Man1, 'Silly Love Songs', 'Beware My Love', 'Let 'em In', 'Band on the Run', 'Venus and Mars Rock Show', 'Hi Hi Hi', and 'Solly'.
Wings line-up for the tour was Paul and Linda McCartney, Denny Laine, Jimmy McCulloch and Joe English.
"Wings Over the World" is an MPL Production.