Final rites for Ken Russell

He was cremated today at Bournemouth Cemetery. I was unable to be there because I was filming a tribute for a programme that the BBC will put out next month.

I am very glad they are doing so. The BBC treated Ken as tainted goods for 30 years – and this, after he changed the way the world saw the lives of great composers. They owe him more than ne film can acknowledge, and I hear there are plans afoot to revive some of his legendary biodocs.

If you haven’t already, do read this tribute by his son, Alex.

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