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Transmissions: The Definitive Story of Joy Division & New Order

Author: Joy Division / New Order

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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:

9 Episodes
S1E8: Blue Monday

S1E8: 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!
Maxine Peake tells the story of New Order’s first masterpiece, a record that seamlessly fuses punk, club culture and technology. 
S1E6: The Haçienda

S1E6: The Haçienda


A cathedral of music. A milestone in British culture. A financial catastrophe. Maxine Peake takes us to the Haçienda, the nightclub that nearly ruined Factory Records, and then changed the world.
S1E5: New Order

S1E5: New Order


Maxine Peake describes the emergence of a new band from the ashes of Joy Division. Besides choosing a singer and recruiting a new member, they also needed to find a name for this embryonic group. Enter: The Witch Doctors Of Zimbabwe.
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', and the tragic death of their iconic singer, Ian Curtis.
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”). Also: FAC numbers explained. 
S1E2: Unknown Pleasures

S1E2: Unknown Pleasures


Maxine Peake describes the birth of one of the most adored albums of all time, including its iconic artwork. But the process of creating a classic is far from smooth, with producer Martin Hannett’s eccentric methods generating tension. 
S1E1: Band Meets Singer

S1E1: Band Meets Singer


Maxine Peake tells the story of the beginnings of Joy Division, one of the most influential bands ever. The story begins with a young Bernard Sumner posting a notice in a Manchester record shop: "Band seeks singer".
This is Transmissions, the definitive story of New Order and Joy Division.
Comments (3)

Darren Hunt

Great listen, can't wait for episode 2.

Oct 29th

Anthony White

Anyone know when is this coming out? No Dogs In Space pod is about to drop a Joy Division episode soon too.

Oct 26th
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