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David Bowie: Finding Fame

Part three of Francis Whately’s Bowie trilogy, telling the story of how David Robert Jones became David Bowie, how Bowie became Ziggy Stardust and how Ziggy became immortal.

This is the David Bowie story you don’t know. The story of how David Robert Jones became David Bowie, how David Bowie became Ziggy Stardust and how Ziggy became immortal, changing the musical landscape as he did so. The story that finally makes sense of one of the greatest icons of the 20th and 21st centuries. Part three of Francis Whately’s Bowie trilogy.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Fri 15 Nov 2019 23:00

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:01

    David Bowie


  • 00:03

    David Bowie

    The Jean Genie

  • 00:04

    David Bowie

    Time (Single Edit)

  • 00:05

    David Bowie

    I Can't Explain

  • 00:05

    Davy Jones & The Lower Third, Davy Jones, The Lower Third

    You've Got A Habit of Leaving (Remastered)

  • 00:07

    David Bowie

    Baby Loves That Way

  • 00:09

    Dick Van Dyke, Julie Andrews

    Chim Chim Cher-Ee

  • 00:12

    David Bowie

    Can't Help Thinking About Me

  • 00:15

    David Bowie

    Do Anything You Say

  • 00:18

    Percy Faith

    Theme from A Summer Place

  • 00:20

    David Bowie

    The London Boys

  • 00:23

    The Velvet Underground

    Venus In Furs

  • 00:25

    The Riot Squad

    I Take It We're Through

  • 00:26

    The Riot Squad

    Waiting For My Man

  • 00:27

    Max Harris

    Gurney Slade

  • 00:29

    David Bowie

    The Laughing Gnome

  • 00:34

    David Bowie

    Love You Till Tuesday

  • 00:36

    Danny Kaye


  • 00:47

    David Bowie


  • 00:52

    David Bowie

    When I'm Five

  • 00:56

    David Bowie

    Space Oddity

  • 01:00

    David Bowie

    Starman (Original Single Mix)

  • 01:02

    David Bowie

    Letter To Hermione

  • 01:10

    David Bowie

    Looking For A Friend

  • 01:12

    David Bowie

    She Shook Me Cold (Remastered)

  • 01:13

    David Bowie

    Running Gun Blues (Remastered)

  • 01:13

    David Bowie

    All The Madmen

  • 01:16

    David Bowie

    The Man Who Sold The World

  • 01:21

    David Bowie


  • 01:23

    David Bowie

    Five Years (Bbc Session)

  • 01:26

    David Bowie

    Moonage Daydream

  • 01:27

    David Bowie

    Farewell Speech

  • 01:28

    David Bowie

    Rock 'n' Roll Suicide

  • 01:29

    David Bowie

    Rebel Rebel


Role Contributor
Director Francis Whately
Executive Producer Philip Dolling


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