Gary Barlow's YouTube documentary research

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 23 May 2012
Gary Barlow

Gary Barlow

Gary Barlow claims his new BBC documentary 'On Her Majesty's Service' required a lot of YouTube research

Gary Barlow admits his new documentary 'On Her Majesty's Service' was an "exercise in YouTube".

The Take That star goes on a tour of the Commonwealth in a bid to create a song for Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee in the show, and he admits there was a limit to how much they could film and found the online video sharing website a useful tool to edit what they needed to see and what they didn't.

He told BANG Showbiz: "It was actually an exercise for YouTube to be honest. We had a limit of about four or five days in each country. It wasn't a cheap do to take all the crews abroad, that's for sure. We tried to make sure we had at least two items we had from each country, stuff we found on YouTube, things we knew would look good on TV but also applied to the song itself.

"Sometimes we didn't know what we were going to get when we landed and often we landed and discovered better stuff. It wasn't that planned a lot of it."

Gary visits countries including Australia and Kenya on the tour to create the single 'Sing' and admits he discovered a whole new side to himself while he did so.

He added: "I've made hundreds of records but I've never done anything like this before. I found it really motivating and incredibly different, it brings out a new side of you."

Gary Barlow: On Her Majesty's Service will be shown on BBC One on Sunday June 3 at 7.30 pm. 'Sing' will be performed live at The Diamond Jubilee Concert on Monday 4th June.

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