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Watch Sky Arts Documentaries online: Episode 2 Sid! By those who knew him

This documentary reveals the deeper life of the punk hero Sid Vicious. It features those close to him speaking out for the very first time. Charting his rise from John Simon Ritchie to an icon, this film takes us on an intimate tour of his life and death. Bandmate John Lydon gave Sid his moniker which came from his pet hamster. Many of Sid's close friends talk about his fast and frenetic life, including childhood friend Jah Wobble, Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren, Vivenne Westwood and Steve Severin from Siouxsie and the Banshees amongst many others. Featured in the this 80 minute documentary is previously unseen archive footage. Sid's own music is the basis of the soundtrack and filmed in HD it gives the full experience of a man, who's life was short but made such a cultural impact. Sex Pistol, drug addict and alleged murderer, Sid Vicious led a short and troubled life. Revealing the chaos and the anarchy which marred his 22 years, friends and colleagues tell intimate stories about their experiences of the punk rocker. Siouxie and the Banshees Steven Severin, The Damneds Dave Vanian and Rat Scabies, Caroline Coon, Vivienne Westwood, Glen Matlock and Marco Pirroni speak fondly about the man many thought was out of his depth in the Sex Pistols, both musically and personally. They speak of the furore surrounding his accusation of murder, after his girlfriend Nancy Spungen was found stabbed in the hotel room in which he slept out-cold on heroin. Additionally they consider his own overdose and the questions and legacy he left behind. A touching documentary - fuelled by the Sex Pistols music - capturing the rise and fall of Sid Vicious, from punk's hero to society's cultural icon of the twentieth century.

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