Michael Jackson's This Is It on Channel 5
Channel 5 is proud to present the UK terrestrial premiere of Michael Jackson’s This Is It on Christmas Day.
Channel 5 is proud to present the UK terrestrial premiere of the musical documentary film following the preparations and rehearsals for Michael Jackson’s record-breaking This Is It concerts, which were scheduled to start on 13 July 2009 but cancelled due to his death on 25 June.
In the months before his death, the King of Pop had plans to crown his career by playing a series of concerts called This Is It at London’s O2 Arena. More than one million tickets for the series of 50 planned shows had been sold. This film looks at what might have been, collating footage from rehearsals for those shows with behind-the-scenes clips which show Jackson the musical maestro at work.
Michael Jackson's This Is It is directed by Jackson’s long-time collaborator Kenny Ortega, the choreographer of the shows, from footage that was never meant to be released. The film holds the record for being the highest-grossing documentary/concert movie of all time.
See Michael Jackson's This Is It at 9.30pm, Christmas Day on Channel 5.