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Absolute Radio has commissioned its biggest ever documentary series in conjunction with TBI Media in the form of U2@40, a four-part exclusive celebrating 40 years of the Irish rock legends, Music Week can reveal.

The series charts U2's rise to international stardom from their Dublin roots as teenagers, through to selling over 170 million albums and winning more Grammys than any other band in history.

Absolute Radio content director Paul Sylvester said: Absolute Radio is proud to lead the commercial radio industry in commissioning and creating original content through this landmark documentary series; Working with production companies like TBI Media allows us to partner with some of the best talents in our industry, bringing them into our award-winning team of producers and presenters.

The Edge and Vinnie

The series features interviews with those closest to the band, including legendary former manager Paul McGuinness; DJ Dave Fanning, the man credited with giving the band their first break; Steve Lillywhite who produced U2's first three albums and Vinnie Kilduff who has worked and played with the Band.

The series is narrated by Irish film, television and stage actor Andrew Scott and includes famous fans such as Cillian Murphy, Jamie Dornan, Sting and Hozier who also feature.

The Song "Tomorrow" features Vinnie playing with U2:

The second instalment of this four-part U2@40 can be heard on Sunday, November 20th at 8pm GMT on Absolute Radio LISTEN LIVE