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C4 to tell “Amy Winehouse Story” following singer’s death

UK broadcaster Channel 4 will tomorrow air The Amy Winehouse Story, a quick turnaround, updated version of its 2008 documentary Amy Winehouse: What Really Happened, after the acclaimed singer (pictured) was found dead on Saturday.
July 25, 2011

UK broadcaster Channel 4 (C4) will tomorrow air The Amy Winehouse Story, a quick turnaround, updated version of its 2008 documentary Amy Winehouse: What Really Happened, after the acclaimed singer (pictured) was found dead on Saturday.

ITN Productions, which made What Really Happened, is re-versioning the film at present. It will air July 26 at 11 p.m. GMT.

A spokeswoman for C4 offered this description of the special to realscreen: “[Presenter] Jacques Peretti examines the life of the late Amy Winehouse, one of the most talented singers of her generation and winner of five Grammies, in a revised and updated edition of his documentary What Really Happened.”

The original film looked at Winehouse’s troubled and chaotic life, from her parents’ divorce to her tumultuous love affairs, including her relationship with ex-husband Blake Civil-Fielder. It featured interviews with friends and family members.

Winehouse, who had a long history of drug and alcohol abuse, was found dead in her North London home on July 23, aged 27. An initial post-mortem on her body today proved inconclusive.

The special is one of two quick turnaround efforts ITN is currently working on. The UK-based producer is also making a documentary for Discovery Networks International about the Norway massacre, as previously reported.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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