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Perspectives: Freddie Mercury Saved My Life with Alfie Boe

18th May 2014, 10pm on ITV1

One of Alfie Boe's greatest influences has always been the enigmatic frontman of Queen, Freddie Mercury, with his own musical career being fused with a passion for the rock band. As an early rock-opera experiment, a young Boe made a demo for Queen’s sound engineers at Abbey Road, and last year performed on stage with its lead guitarist, Brian May.

In this film, Alfie, one of Britain's best-loved tenors, explores the life of his hero to discover more about the man behind the music. Including unseen footage of Freddie Mercury at college, soon after his family arrived in England, just how did the flamboyant persona emerge and what lay behind Freddie's move from rock to opera?
Directed by Harvey Lilley for Brook Lapping.