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Monday, January 11, 2016

BBC Brit broadcasting the documentary film, David Bowie - Five Years, tonight at 21:40 as a special tribute following the death of the glam rocker at 69.


BBC Brit (DStv 120) has rushed a schedule change and will broadcast David Bowie - Five Years  tonight at 21:40 as a special tribute to the British glam rocker who died at the age of 69 after losing his secret battle with cancer.

A statement on the musician's official website read: "David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer".

David Bowie is widely recognised as one of the most daring and innovative performers of the 20th century, boasting both critical and commercial success since his early days in the 1960s and influencing popular culture ever since.

BBC Worldwide supplying BBC Brit to MultiChoice's DStv satellite pay-TV platform in Africa rushed to alter the channel's programming line-up and has now added David Bowie - Five Years at 21:40.

"Five Years" is both the title of one of his songs and of this hour-long documentary film covering five of the most important years of Bowie's career.

David Bowie - Five Years, released in 2013, is an intimate documentary spanning five key years in David Bowie's music career, featuring a wealth of unseen footage and charting the star's continual evolution through various roles, making him an icon of our times.

This portrait explores David Bowie's regeneration in Berlin, and his numerous critical triumphs, and features interviews with all of his closest collaborators.

After a 10 year hiatus, Bowie released a new single, "Where Are We Now?" and a new album The Next Day. 

With unique access to David Bowie's personal archive of costumes, props, set designs, lyrics and memorabilia, David Bowie - Five Years explores five seminal years across his extensive career, with each year illustrating not only the source of his inspiration, but also where these ideas led him.