The BBC is planning to air a new documentary on David Bowie in conjunction with the release of his upcoming album, The Next Day. The feature-length documentary film, titled David Bowie – Five Years, is a retrospective on Bowie’s life and career, and will air on BBC Two in May.
NME reports that the film will feature archival footage, as well as interviews with Bowie collaborators and peers, and primarily focuses on five important years of Bowie’s career: 1971, 1975, 1977, 1980 and 1983. According to director Francis Whately, the documentary has been in the works for 10 years.
Read our recent discography retrospective on David Bowie.
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