In the early hours of 25 December 2016, Michael, aged 53, was found dead in bed at his Oxfordshire home.

A coroner's report attributed his death to natural causes.

Unfortunately, this film is not particularly interesting: Michael was a private man, and the story as told doesn't feel particularly personal.

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' Freedom' is a documentary about Geroge Michael's life mostly put together by the singer himself before his untimely death last year.

And it was an interesting life, that of a Watford schoolboy who became a global pop star, a legal warrior fighting his record company, and a gay man who finally embraced his sexual identity.

The wonderful small group is Benny Carter, trumpet; Everett Barksdale, guitar; Slam Stewart, string bass; Zutty Singleton, drums. Were Ed Berger here with us, he could tell us how Benny came to be in that studio — perhaps a rehearsal for his own Bluebird big-band date a few days later: I have a hard time adequately putting into words my admiration for these two players.

Their music is immaculate but soulfully warm, and they are doing it for the greater glory of the music, not asking for money or purchases or attendance at a gig.

In the latest episode: Arielle Kebbel dishes on how she told her parents about her Fifty Shades Freed role, and Black Panther stars name the real-life heroes that inspired their characters.

If Una Mae Carlisle is known at all today, it is as a jazz footnote and “friend-of”: protege (perhaps mistress) of Fats Waller; singer on the lone and lovely record date that Lester Young’s band did in 1941; composer of WALKIN’ BY THE RIVER, someone recording with Danny Polo, John Kirby, Big Nick Nicholas, Buster Bailey, Ray Nance, Budd Johnson, Walter Thomas.

When Brooke Shields first met Michael Jackson at the age of 13, she says, “We were like two little kids.” “From the day we met, we saw something of ourselves in each other,” says the star, 49, who opens up about her history of celeb romances in her new memoir about her mom, . Together, we felt impervious to the craziness that swirled around us.

We joked about how silly people were and watched movies and ate candy.” “Of course we loved each other, but nothing happened romantically,” Shields explains.

They are showing love for the music and sharing it with us — quite beautifully remarkable in this self-absorbed century. He’s not my dog (nor am I his human) but he is adorable and very well-trained: he sits silent while the Wilbur Sweatman record plays and only barks once at the conclusion, Doglish for “Please play that again!