Urban Myths: Hendrix & Handel. Image shows from L to R: George Frideric Handel (David Haig), Jimi Hendrix (Zach Wyatt).

Urban Myths: Hendrix & Handel

Sky Arts comedy drama about musicians. 1 episode in 2020. Stars David Haig, Zach Wyatt, Harriet Cains, Anna Kate Golding and others.

Urban Myths: Hendrix & Handel. Image shows from L to R: George Frideric Handel (David Haig), Jimi Hendrix (Zach Wyatt).

Urban Myths: Hendrix & Handel

Comedy about Jimi Hendrix and George Frideric Handel, who lived in the same London building 246 years apart

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2020
Channel
Sky Arts
Episodes
1
Starring
David Haig, Zach Wyatt, Harriet Cains, Anna Kate Golding, Matthew Steer, Sophia La Porta, Jonny Sweet, Kara Tointon and Tom Godwin
Writers
Cara Jennings and Sophie Trott
Director
Justin Chadwick
Producer
John Rushton

Housemates separated by time, Jimi Hendrix and George Frideric Handel grapple with the stresses of the music business in this funny and intimate portrait of two eccentric musical geniuses.

In January 1969, Jimi Hendrix and his girlfriend Kathy Etchingham moved into their first real home in Brook Street in London - the same building that Handel first called home 246 years earlier, in 1743, and where he wrote Messiah.

The film imagines the events leading up to a transformative moment when Jimi saw Handel's ghost, which he reported to Kathy.

Production Details

Part of

Urban Myths

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 21st October 2020 on Sky Arts at 10pm
Episode length
30 minutes
Last repeat
Wednesday 1st September 2021 at 10:00pm