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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.

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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