Yoko Ono is an enigma. The darling of the New York art scene and the widow of the world's most pivotal rock star. As an unknown artist, she stole the heart of John Lennon and, in the 30 years since, has perplexed and infuriated the Western world
Unlike other Beatles' wives, she wasn't blonde and she wasn't pretty and for this she was never forgiven. She quickly became a reviled creature, the bane of the British media, the 'woman who broke up the Beatles'.
Now 67, Yoko Ono emerges from the clouds of suspicion that have always surrounded her. In a remarkably candid programme featuring a rare interview with her son Sean Lennon and the first ever with her daughter Kyoko, Yoko talks movingly of her troubled life before, during and after Lennon. After more than 30 years, it's time to take a humane and rigorous look behind the mask and media diatribe to explore the real Yoko Ono.
Yoko Ono's music career has spanned a third of a century and she is still working.
Only a couple of years ago, in her mid sixties, she toured with her son Sean, playing to devotees in London and other places. Her achievement is remarkable when one considers that she writes, produces and sings the songs on her albums.