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BBC announces third David Bowie documentary

BBC announces third David Bowie documentary

BBC has announced the final installation in its David Bowie documentary trilogy. 

Following 2013's David Bowie: Five Years, and 2017's David Bowie: The Last Five Years, the third and final installation in the Five Years trilogy is set to be released in 2019. Titled David Bowie: The First Five Years, the documentary will focus on Bowie's early career, prior to the Ziggy Stardust era. 

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The documentary will once again be produced and directed by Francis Whately, who helmed the first two entries in the trilogy. The documentary will feature previously unheard audio recordings, archival footage and exclusive interviews with Bowie’s first cousin, longtime producer Tony Visconti, influential choreographer Lindsay Kemp and many more. 

Whately commented on the project, stating "Making this trilogy has been an incredible experience for me, unearthing rare recording, footage and archive, and the privilege of speaking to so many of his friends and collaborators who were so open in talking about the Bowie they knew, loved and admired so much. He is possibly now even more famous in death than in life and I hope this film will bring some new understanding to this great artist from the early years of his incredible life."

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