Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars - BBC2

Eric Clapton Life in 12 Bars
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A profile on Eric Clapton, touching on his battles with drugs and alcohol and why his desire to grow his voice led him to quit a stream of successful bands

He’s the guitar player who lived every note he played.

But away from the sell-out shows, Eric Clapton’s life has been deeply troubled.

This documentary tells Eric’s story in his own words and those of his friends and family.

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Eric Clapton performing on stage during his US tour, in July 1975

An intimate film covering rejection by his mother, major 1960s success with Cream, love, addiction and terrible loss, with a great soundtrack.

Please note this programme airs at midnight in Scotland.

TV Times rating: ****

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As TV Times Highlights Editor I get to hear about all the latest TV shows coming soon. Here at TVT HQ we are in the privileged position of selecting the best programmes from across all the channels and streaming platforms. Our mission is to make it easier for our readers to decide what to watch - and give them lots of choice of genres - all the latest shows, plus some nostalgic choices we call hidden gems, too. My career began with a postgraduate degree in periodical journalism (ahem, yes old school!) in 1991 and I’ve worked in TV media since 2000.