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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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