Take That movie – ‘Take That: Look Back, Don’t Stare’ to air on ITV1 in November

by Lisa McGarry

ITV1 will give fans and viewers the first international opportunity to see their brand new film, Take That: Look Back, Don’t Stare. The programme will be broadcast on ITV1 in November ahead of the planned full-length DVD release on December 6th.

Now a five piece once more, Take That have filmed a fly on the wall documentary charting an extraordinary last twelve months and the real story of the most exciting reunion in British pop history.

The documentary follows Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Jason Orange and Mark Owen as they reunite with former band mate Robbie Williams, writing and recording an album together and finally confirming the reunion of all reunions to the rest of the world. The documentary reveals exactly how the reunion came about and how the band have rekindled a friendship once more as a five piece, fifteen years since they last recorded a full album together in 1995. Revealing their worries, hopes and concerns about working together again, the film shares the very private process of making their most anticipated album to date.

About Take That: Look Back, Don’t Stare John Kaye Cooper, ITV Controller of Entertainment says: “We’re thrilled that our great relationship with Take That continues and they feel ITV will be able to give viewers and fans the first opportunity to see this amazingly frank and honest film about the last 12 months of Britain’s best loved band.”

The footage has been captured by Pulse. Dan Bowen, Producer, Pulse, says: “It’s exciting for us to continue our tradition of producing intimate, access-based documentaries. In Take That: Look Back, Don’t Stare the film directors Fred Scott and Nick Davies have created a beautifully crafted film on an iconic band, and brilliantly captured a rare insight into Take That’s roller-coaster ride over the last 12 months, that we hope fans will treasure.”

The film will air ahead of the long awaited release of Take That’s brand new single ‘The Flood’, which is the first song to be taken from the band’s forthcoming album ‘Progress’. The single will be released through Polydor Records on November 14th digitally and November 15th physically.

Their album ‘Progress’ will follow on November 22nd.

Between them, Take That and Robbie Williams have sold over 80 million albums, played to over 14.5 million people live, won 19 BRIT Awards and five Ivor Novello awards and had 13 number one albums and a staggering 17 number one singles. This is the latest chapter of their incredible story.

Take That: Look Back, Don’t Stare will be shown in November on ITV1.

The planned full-length DVD will be entitled Look Back, Don’t Stare. A Film About Progress and will be released on December 6th.

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