2001: There's Only One Madonna!




Madonna mania returned to the UK in 2001 with avengence. The previous year Madonna had married British movie director Guy Ritchie and set up home in the English capital city of London so she was now officially a Brit. When her first full-scale concert tour in a massive eight years hit London in July 2001, the media went into Madonna overdrive.

On the night of her first London "Drowned World Tour" concert (Wednesday July 4th 2001), the main BBC1 TV channel aired a newly-made one-hour documentary in prime time entitled "There's Only One Madonna".

Featuring original contributions from the likes of Jean-Paul Gaultier, Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue, Mel C, William Orbit and a host of 2001 TV celebrities and using lots of archive footage, the show took a humorous look at Madonna's relationship with the UK throughout her career.

A group of Madonna fans (including the infamous Michelle Budd) were also featured. BBC cameras followed them to the opening night of the Drowned World Tour in Barcelona, Spain and their passion for Madonna over the years was discussed.

Here is the entire documentary from its one and only broadcast exactly 10 years ago!



(BBC, July 2001)