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BBC Documentary On Bowie Airs Next Year
Christian Eede , October 9th, 2018 15:43

A documentary set to air next year will focus on David Bowie's pre-fame early years as a musician

The BBC has announced plans to air a documentary next year focusing on the early years of Bowie's music career before he found fame as Ziggy Stardust.

David Bowie: The First Five Years is the final film in a trilogy of documentaries directed and produced by Francis Whateley which have focused on different five-year periods of Bowie's career.

The documentary will take in archival footage including an early audition for the BBC's Talent Selection Group with his band at the time the Lower Third. They failed their audition which tested if any act aiming for BBC radio play met their quality standards, as The Times reports. One judge even went as far as to describe Bowie - then going by Davy Jones - as "a singer devoid of personality".

You can find more information on the documentary here.