The upcoming epic series focuses on the music industry in New York in the 1970s, when large parts of the city were dangerous, crime-ridden no-go-zones.

Scorsese has worked hard to keep the shoot as authentic to the era as possible, but for true realism he decided to dip back into his archives for unused footage from Taxi Driver, which was shot on location around Times Square in Manhattan in 1975.

An unseen clip from the Taxi Driver shoot has been included in Vinyl as part of a scene where the show's main character, record company boss Richie Finestra, played by Bobby Cannavale, drives through New York.

Scorsese is adamant Vinyl is one of the most important jobs he has undertaken, telling British newspaper The Independent, "It's a project... that's very close to my heart. I wanted to make it for a long time and I have been heavily involved in the first season, overseeing production, working on the tone and music. I intend to continue to be involved in as (many) of the episodes as possible - and hope to direct a few more."

Vinyl is due to begin airing the U.S. and U.K. next month (Feb16).