Kick Out the Jams: The Story of XFM

UK 15 Certificate
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September 2, 2022
1 Hour 31 Minutes
From Signature Entertainment
very strong language, drug references

Titled after the first-ever song to play on their airwaves, Kick Out the Jams follows the development of XFM from its rebellious pirate radio roots in the early 90’s, through to its official FM radio launch in 1997 as a major platform for launching alternative talent into the mainstream. The doc deep-dives into the struggles and influence of the station which gave rise to the likes of Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant, whose global hits The Office and The Ricky Gervais Show were originally developed while working at the radio station. XFM also unlocks its rich musical vault to reveal never-before-seen footage of artists in the studio, including Oasis and Blur, allowing an intimate look into the station at the centre of the Britpop craze of the 90s.

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August 15, 2022

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