BBC Announces Documentary on David Bowie's Final Years

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The BBC has announced it will air a new documentary on David Bowie, focusing on the final years of his life. David Bowie: The Last Five Years is set to air on BBC Two in January, which will mark the one-year anniversary of the musician’s death.

The film will be a sequel to 2013’s David Bowie: Five Years, which was directed by Francis Whatley. The Last Five Years will follow the making of Bowie’s two final albums, The Next Day and Blackstar, as well as his musical Lazarus.

The documentary will feature newly released archival footage of Bowie, his original vocals for “Lazarus,” and an interview with his longtime producer Tony Visconti. “He would stand in front of the mic and for the four or five minutes he was singing he would pour his heart out,” remembers Visconti in a trailer that those in the U.K. can see here.

The documentary will be just one piece in a whole BBC season dedicated to Bowie, which will also include BBC Four’s Bowie at the BBC, a documentary about “Life on Mars,” and a 40-year retrospective of Bowie’s history with the BBC.

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