David Bowie specials coming to BBC Two and BBC Four

Posted by: Yetizone on 10 October 2018

This may be of interest to the Bowie fans on here. A new doc - David Bowie: The First Five Years to be aired in 2019 and and Bowie at Glastonbury 2000 to be shown in October.  I’ll certainly be tuning in…


“David Bowie: The First Five Years is the final part of the trilogy of films, all made by BBC Studios Production, looking back on the legendary performer’s life and work. It follows the acclaimed and award-winning David Bowie: The Last Five Years in 2017 and David Bowie: Five Years in 2013, all produced and directed by Francis Whately.”

“David Bowie at Glastonbury 2000 relives the night of Sunday 27 June 2000, when Bowie closed Glastonbury with a two-hour performance. At Bowie’s insistence, only around half an hour of that stunning set was able to broadcast on the BBC - the first five songs were aired live followed by encore tracks at the end of the set. Fortunately the cameras kept rolling and captured the whole set. Now BBC Four are screening an hour of highlights from that career-extending performance, including such previously unbroadcast hits as Ashes to Ashes, Starman and Let’s Dance.”

Posted on: 11 October 2018 by Pev

Looking forward to this documentary. I was lucky enough to live in South East London in the late 60s when David Bowie and Angie ran the Beckenham Arts Lab in the Three Tuns pub every Sunday evening. He performed every week - more often mime than music and the whole ethos was very experimental.

He also organised a free concert in Bromley Park - any other forumites around on that scene?