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Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

An intimate portrait of five key years in David Bowie's career. Featuring a wealth of previously unseen archive this film looks at how Bowie continually evolved, from Ziggy Stardust, to the Soul Star of Young Americans, to the 'Thin White Duke'. It explores his regeneration in Berlin with the critically acclaimed album Heroes, his triumph with Scary Monsters and his global success with Let's Dance. With interviews with all his closest collaborators, this film investigates how Bowie has become an 'icon of our times'.

Last on

Sat 14 Dec 2013 02:00 BBC Four

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Francis Whately
Francis Whately
Executive Producer
Phil Dolling


There’s still a desire for more

There’s still a desire for more

Read an interview with director Francis Whately on the BBC TV blog

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