BBC announces David Bowie documentary

One of modern music's legendary performers, David Bowie, is poised to get the spotlight once again, this time courtesy of the BBC.

David Bowie

The network announced that it would air a feature-length documentary on musical icon in May of this year. Entitled "David Bowie - Five Years", the special will spotlight on five critical year's in Bowie's career, 1971, 1975, 1977, 1980, and 1983, before spotlighting his latest release "Where We Are Now."

Janice Hadlow, Controller of BBC Two, said: "I’m thrilled to be bringing this film to BBC Two; David Bowie - Five Years promises to be a revealing look at the life and career of one of the modern era’s most influential and innovative performers," said Controller of BBC Two Janice Hadlow in today's announcement.

The film's release is timed to complement the David Bowie exhibition at London's Victoria & Albert Museum, mixing footage of Bowie on tour with unseen archived footage behind the scenes and in studio, along with interviews with the musician's many collaborators.

Francis Whately, director, said: "This is a project that has been in development for more than a decade, in fact since Bowie and I worked together in 2001 on a film for the BBC Omnibus strand. This year, 2013, is shaping up to be the year of David Bowie, and now is the perfect moment for this feature length film devoted to this extraordinary artist."

Added Jan Younghusband, Commissioning Editor, Music & Events, "David Bowie is one of the most important international music stars of the past fifty years. His impact on the music industry around the globe is exceptional. The never-before-seen footage in this program will provide a fascinating insight into the world of this very private person."

- David Bowie

Written by: kyleiam
Feb 13th, 2013, 10:00 am

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