David Bowie - Cracked Actor

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Duration: 55 minutes

To mark David Bowie's comeback album and a new exhibition at the V&A, Alan Yentob looks back at his legendary 1975 documentary, Cracked Actor. The film follows Bowie during the Diamond Dogs tour of 1974.

Alan Yentob says "I'd caught him at what was an intensely creative time, but it was also physically and emotionally gruelling. Our encounters tended to take place in hotel rooms in the early hours of the morning or in snatched conversations in the back of limousines. He was fragile and exhausted, but also prepared to open up and talk in a way he had never really done before."

Cracked Actor has become one of the classic rock documentaries of all time, remaining an enduring influence on generations of Bowie fans.

Last on

Thu 4 Apr 2013 23:05 BBC One Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland HD only

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Credits

Participant
David Bowie
Presenter
Alan Yentob
Series Editor
Alan Yentob

Broadcasts

  • Thu 4 Apr 2013 22:35 BBC One except Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland HD

  • Thu 4 Apr 2013 23:05 BBC One Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland HD only

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