“Switch on the TV we may pick him up on channel two”
Having enjoyed the preview screening of Francis Whately's Five Years documentary at the V&A last week, we’re pleased to be able to report that the film is a true treasure for all that appreciate the work of David Bowie.
If you think you’re familiar with all the footage of David Bowie that’s out there, then you didn’t reckon on the skill of the researchers for this 90-minute visual feast.
Beautifully edited, in both sound and vision, Five Years is a film you will want to watch more than once and it just confirms how lucky we are to be around while David Bowie is a creative force on the planet.
Hats off to Francis and his team.
We’re not going to give you any spoilers because you just need to see it, but here’s the blurb from the Radio Times, who will be publishing a front-cover Bowie feature next week.
9:20pm - 10:50pm - BBC2, BBC2 HD
Documentary exploring five key years in the singer's career, which saw him redefine himself as an artist by adopting a different persona - each one marking a shift in musical direction. Featuring interviews with his collaborators, the programme focuses on five pivotal years in Bowie's career as a recording artist - from 1971's ultimate glam-rock icon Ziggy Stardust and reinvention as the impeccably dressed soul stylist the Thin White Duke in 1975, to his regeneration in Berlin with the critically acclaimed 1977 album Heroes, 1980's Scary Monsters triumph and Let's Dance's global success in 1983.
Director - Francis Whately
Executive Producer - Phil Dolling
Producer - Francis Whately
Watch the TV trailer here.