Dolly Parton to be celebrated with BBC film

Dolly Parton is set to open up about her private life in a new BBC film.
The 9 to 5 hitmaker’s life and career will be explored in Dolly’s Country, a new documentary that will air in the U.K. on BBC Two this autumn (19) as part of a special season dedicated to country music.
Billed as revealing “the genius songwriter behind the rhinestones” the film will also take a behind the scenes look at the real Dolly.
“You’ve got to be daring, you’ve got to be able to get outside yourself and I’ve always said… that my desire to do something was greater than my fear of it,” the country legend said in a press release announcing the film. “I’ve loved the journey, and it’s been hard, and I’ve paid some major dues and learned some hard lessons, but I wouldn’t have it any other way… I wanted to be seen, I wanted to be recognised, I wanted to be appreciated for what I do.”
Also talking about her on camera for the first time are Dolly’s musicians, co-writers and producers. The movie is the latest project from producer and director Francis Whately, who documented David Bowie’s career in a series of three films.
The BBC’s country music season will also feature Brad Paisley’s return to present a second series of his BBC Radio 2 show Brad Paisley: This Is Country Music, an eight-part TV documentary series on the current state of country music and its history, and highlights of next month’s (Sep19) CMA Awards from Nashville, Tennessee.