Telstar: The Joe Meek Story (2008)

Telstar: The Joe Meek Story (2008)

Director Nick Moran

Writer Nick Moran, James Hicks

Genre Biography, Drama, Music

Year 2008

Actors Con O'Neill, Kevin Spacey, Pam Ferris, JJ Feild

IMDB : 6.5 (1,345 votes)


Description A music-infused drama about Joe Meek, the flamboyantly gay, tone deaf, songwriter-producer behind the '60s hits "Have I the Right," "Just Like Eddie," "Johnny, Remember Me" and "Telstar."


  • artytoons 2017-02-07 23:08:15
    Interesting to see James Corden as drummer Clem Cattini before his US talk show gig.  Great music and Con O'Neill was brilliant as the troubled Joe Meek.  Flawed story but still interesting to see how life was like at Meek's Holloway Street makeshift recording studio.
  • Martin Lanigan 2016-09-24 22:54:18
    is this comedy.or bad acting or have I lost my sense of humor pure rubbish
  • Brett Reece 2016-08-29 01:54:34
    This is absolutely worth it look. It isn't perfect, but it's wild and funny and dark, and an important reminder of (arguably) the most successful and influential UK producer of all-time.
  • kyle Macleod 2016-05-30 20:36:31
    This film get's a bad rep for many historical inaccuracies but don't let the truth get in the way of a good story. Con 'o'neill is a juggernaut in this. I'm just sad they didn't include a bit on the making of 'I hear a new world' which is one of the most bizarre records ever made. It's what got me into him. If a little red top scandal get's people into Meek, then who cares eh? Joe was a fan of elabourate publicity, and would most likely have approved of the embellishments to create a legendary tale.
  • Robert Hansen 2015-09-03 03:09:17
  • mike morgan 2014-12-25 09:09:00
    englands phil spector
  • Larry Wyse 2013-10-29 15:51:20
    Telstar reached #1 for two weeks in Ireland in October 1962.
  • MsFanmail 2013-08-17 07:44:31
    Watched this last nite
  • shuanthehippy 2013-06-30 15:21:55
  • iancott2003 2012-07-27 11:47:59
    Rip Joe your music still lives on
  • Einbert Alstein 2012-07-19 20:32:27
    Joe Meek was a mad,driven genius. I must see this movie soon.
  • Mandy53a1967 2012-07-10 13:12:53
    Brilliant film, bought it on DVD after I saw it for the first time a few weeks ago. Excellent cast. Such a sad story. I think I've become a bit of a fan of both Joe Meek and Con O'Neill. I did a bit of research on both men, and was quite amazed that both were called Robert, uncanny! The ending was very sad, especially hearing Please Stay by Duffy. Very emotional.
  • Bob .Grant 2012-06-12 19:39:57
    Great film with outstanding music by a troubled pioneer.
  • dirkbogarde44 2012-06-10 00:19:01
    One of the great British Rock n Rock films, up there with Stardust, That'll Be The Day and Quadraphenia. Fantastic.

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