Can’t Get You Out Of My Head, the new series of films from journalist and BAFTA award-winning filmmaker, Adam Curtis will premiere on BBC iPlayer on 11 February 2021.

The new six-film series tells the story of “how we got to the strange days we are now experiencing. And why both those in power – and we – find it so difficult to move on.”

The films trace different forces across the world that have led to now, not just in the West, but in China and Russia as well. It covers a wide range – including the strange roots of modern conspiracy theories, the history of China, opium and opiods, the history of Artificial Intelligence, melancholy over the loss of empire and, love and power. And explores whether modern culture, despite its radicalism, is really just part of the new system of power.

Adam Curtis said: “These strange days did not just happen. We – and those in power – created them together.”

CAN’T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD: AN EMOTIONAL HISTORY OF THE MODERN WORLD is a BBC Film and BBC Three production for BBC iPlayer. Produced by Sandra Gorel, Executive Producer is Rose Garnett for BBC Film.

Jon Creamer