Set against a backdrop of early 60s London, Telstar is the story of the world’s first independent record producer, Joe Meek. A maverick genius who enjoyed phenomenal early success with Telstar – the biggest selling record of it’s time – before bad luck, depression, heartbreak and paranoia led to his downfall. This stranger than fiction true story is a satirical comic drama revealing the many sides of a man who is now revered as a pioneer of popular music.
Captures the period exactly
- Telstar review by Pete W
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First class account of the tragic 60s indie record producer Joe Meek and his descent into paranoia. Con O'Neill is outstanding but well supported by the whole cast including Kevin Spacey, Pam Ferris and JJ Feild in the unsympathetic role of blond bombshell Heinz. Even James Corden isn't bad. Particularly good at the evocation of London in the early 1960s - I want a red Ford Classic!