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Being Bowie

When a David Bowie tribute act hears his idol has died, a strange week unfolds. Grace Dent watches Laurence Bolwell prepare for his first gig in a world without his hero.

Laurence Bolwell has been dressing as David Bowie and singing his songs on stage for 18 years. One Monday morning, early in January, he hears the news that his idol has died. That Friday night, he is due on stage with his act in a theatre in Carmarthen. Grace Dent tells the story of Laurence's week, and finds out what it's like to be a tribute artist the day your hero dies.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

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