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Showtime preps David Bowie doc for August

U.S. net Showtime is set to premiere a BBC-produced documentary special on the iconic British singer (pictured) on August 1.
July 28, 2014

U.S. net Showtime is set to premiere a BBC-produced documentary special on iconic British singer David Bowie (pictured) on August 1.

Helmed and produced by Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music director Francis Whately, David Bowie: Five Years focuses on five years in the musician’s career and promises access to Bowie’s personal archive of costumes, set designs, lyrics and memorabilia, through previously unseen footage.

Among the chapters explored in the film are the creation of Ziggy Stardust in 1971; the release of the albums Low and Heroes in 1977; and the year Bowie achieved commercial success with the release of ‘Let’s Dance’ in 1983.

The doc is intended to complement the London-based Victoria & Albert (V&A) Museum’s David Bowie exhibition, which will next be on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago beginning September 23.

David Bowie: Five Years is produced by BBC Worldwide, with Phil Dolling serving as executive producer. The doc premieres Stateside on August 1 at 9 p.m. EST/PST.

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