From the age of 5, Michael Jackson was a star. During his 45 year career he sold more albums than any other solo artist and revolutionised the music industry. He rose to the heights of fame and courted public controversy in spectacular fashion. Despite his massive popularity Jackson's private life remained largely a mystery. A reclusive lifestyle and eccentric behaviour produced a man of myth making it difficult to separate the truth from the fiction. This programme offers a unique look at Michael Jackson from his family roots, through his astounding career and to the remarkable effect he had on the world.Through rare and original footage and interviews with close friends and family, as well as Michael himself, we take a definitive look at the life of the King of Pop. There can be no doubting Michael's incredible talent; he was one of the most influential artists of his time, a cultural icon as well as a humanitarian, working tirelessly for charity. His tragic demise stunned the world and left a gap that no man can hope to fill. This is his legacy.