UK air date for David Bowie: The Last Five Years documentary revealed

We preview the doc in the new issue of Uncut

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The UK air date for the new David Bowie film, David Bowie: The Last Five Years, appears to have been revealed.

Produced and directed by Francis Whately, the documentary is a follow up to Whately’s film David Bowie: Five Years, which aired on the BBC back in 2013. The new film will feature rare and unseen archive footage of the late artist, as well as new interviews with his collaborators.

Speaking to Uncut, Whatley said, “It’s not just about the last five years. It’s about how the last five years relate thematically to his whole career.”


You can read our preview of David Bowie: The Last Five Years in the new Uncut – now on sale and available to buy digitally

The UK air date for the new film has been reported by the unofficial but renowned Bowie fan site David Bowie News, with the BBC set to confirm those details in the coming days. David Bowie: The Last Five Years will premiere on BBC Two on January 7 at 9pm, three days short of the first anniversary of his death.

Another Bowie programme will air on the BBC in January, with Bowie At The BBC set to air on January 13 at 10pm on BBC Four. Archive footage of Bowie’s live performances and interviews with the BBC will be shown during the hour-long programme.

The February 2017 issue of Uncut is now on sale in the UK – featuring our cover story on Leonard Cohen. Elsewhere in the issue, we look at the 50 Great Modern Protest Songs and our free CD collects 15 of the very best, featuring Ry Cooder, Jarvis Cocker, Roy Harper, Father John Misty, Hurray For The Riff Raff and Richard Thompson. The issue also features our essential preview of the key albums for 2017, including Roger Waters, Fleet Foxes, Paul Weller, The Jesus And Mary Chain, the Waterboys and more. Plus Leon Russell, Mike Oldfield, Ty Segall, Tift Merritt, David Bowie, Japandroids, The Doors, Flaming Lips, Wilco, The XX, Grateful Dead, Mark Eitzel and more plus 139 reviews


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