'Transformer', Lou Reed's second solo album, took him from cult hero of The Velvet Underground to international superstar status. This programme takes a track-by-track look at the album, which was produced by David Bowie and Mick Ronson. In an exclusive interview in New York, Lou Reed talks of the making of the album, and Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics talks of Lou Reed's influence on him as a songwriter and musician. The programme is illustrated throughout with archive footage of Lou Reed in concert, The Velvet Underground, Andy Warhol and the Factory, and features exclusive new acoustic material from Lou. It provides a unique insight into the process behind the recording of Transformer, which perfectly captured the spirit of the early 1970's, and illustrates why today it is still considered a truly Classic Album.