BBC Special: Living the Star Wars

“Living the Star Wars” details the making of the film from original conception in 1973, through to shooting in England in 1976, to its anxious last hours as a depressed George Lucas and an exhausted special effects crew finally transferred their project into cinemas. Mark Burman draws on his own interviews – including George Lucas, Mark Hamill and John Williams – gathered over the past 20 years, from many key people who have long since passed away.

Airs: Monday, 12/23 at 7pm; Thursday, 12/26 at 2pm; and Saturday 12/28 at 11am