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New BBC documentary will focus on David Bowie: The Last Five Years

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Fact Magazine reports that a new David Bowie documentary will be out next year, courtesy of the BBC. This look back at the late icon is being helmed and produced by Francis Whately, as a follow-up to his previous Thin White Duke doc, David Bowie—Five Years. This latest endeavor, titled David Bowie: The Last Five Years, includes previously unseen footage of Bowie hard at work on his final two albums, The Next Day and Blackstar. There will also be a look at the Lazarus musical, which has just opened in London. Most tantalizingly, The Last Five Years will include a look at the last recording Bowie ever made, which was of an a cappella Lazarus performance.

Additionally, Whately’s including more new interviews, as well as longtime Bowie producer Tony Visconti’s efforts in rounding up the Next Day band to recreate some select tracks. Whately said of his new documentary: “I always hoped that I would make another film about Bowie as we were only able to scratch the surface in the first film, but I just didn’t expect it to be this soon.” Bowie died in January of this year, just two days after his birthday. David Bowie: The Last Five Years will be broadcast on the BBC as part of a network memorial of the one-year anniversary of his death.


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