“I had a vision from God that said ‘you will be a mod from this day on’. That was fucking it for me mate.” – Paul Weller
About The Young Idea charts The Jam’s career from their formation in the early seventies, through the heady days of chart success and on to their break-up in 1982. The program features extensive, brand new interviews with Paul Weller, Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler alongside archive performance footage and new contributions from fans, journalists and many involved in the band’s career.
Celebrated director Bob Smeaton brings together alternating interviews with the band and famed fans, integrated with live footage of the band in their heyday and snippets from the monumental music videos. The film takes inspiration from and shares its title with the exhibition at Somerset House five years in the making. Long over due but well worth the wait, the film concisely capsules the history of a pivotal band and surrounding circumstances.
A Channel X Production for Eagle Rock Entertainment in Association with Sky