When’s the last time you’ve heard a documentary deemed so controversial that major broadcasters refused to run it? Well, that’s what happened to the documentary “The UK Gold,” with both BBC and Channel 4 refusing to run the movie. But today, a big light will shine on the doc for two reasons: first, it’s being broadcast tonight at 8 PM U.K. time on London Live, Freeview 8, Sky 117, Virgin 159, and YouView 8, in addition to being available nationwide via HD live-stream at London Live. And secondly, the full score composed by Thom Yorke and 3D from Massive Attack, and featuring Jonny Greenwood is now available to stream in its entirely.
Directed by Mark Donne, and narrated by Dominic Monaghan, “The UK Gold” takes a very hard look at the culture of corporate tax dodging in England, the extent to which it reaches various power structures running the country, and how the loss of revenue leads to cuts in public services. The soundtrack is exactly what you’d think a pairing between Yorke and 3D might sound like. It mixes the former’s love of electronic patter with the latter’s sense of atmosphere, and fans of them will be very pleased with what they hear below.
No word on an official release date for the soundtrack. As for the movie, it’s now available on Vimeo, and we’ve included the trailer too. [Pitchfork]