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    Senior Member Country: Ireland jimw1's Avatar
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    In May 2013, for the first time on British television, BBC Two will broadcast a feature length profile of the legendary David Bowie.








    http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/lat...vid-bowie.html


    Nicholas Pegg the British actor, director and writer who has been a collaborator on the programme tweeted the Programme is Scheduled to be Aired on

    Saturday May 25th on BBC 2



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    Senior Member Country: Vatican Sgt Sunshine's Avatar
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    Cheers for that Jim......Made a note on my calendar
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    Bugger. Working that night. Promoting Chicken Shack. This is also the night my old mate Jon Rigby is interviewing Derren Nesbitt, and I won't make that either. SXtill, at least with the Bowie thing I can wait for the repeat!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Gurney View Post
    Bugger. Working that night. Promoting Chicken Shack. This is also the night my old mate Jon Rigby is interviewing Derren Nesbitt, and I won't make that either. SXtill, at least with the Bowie thing I can wait for the repeat!!
    They've invented these new things called video or DVD recorders
    Or use iPlayer

    Steve

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    ....and the more adventurous od us may watch it AND tape it......

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    Confirmed.....9.20 - 10.50.....90 minutes





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    The Man who Fell to Earth is being shown after the Documentary at 10.50

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    From today's Telegraph

    Any live performance by David Bowie these days would be met by thousands of screaming fans and rave reviews worldwide.
    But unseen footage from a 1972 concert suggests his fame was not always so assured, with an audience made up of his adoring young wife and "two men and a dog".








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    Quote Originally Posted by jimw1 View Post
    From today's Telegraph

    Any live performance by David Bowie these days would be met by thousands of screaming fans and rave reviews worldwide.
    But unseen footage from a 1972 concert suggests his fame was not always so assured, with an audience made up of his adoring young wife and "two men and a dog".
    Articles in the Daily Telegraph used to be read by lots of interested people. Nowadays they consider themselves lucky if their articles are read by the budgie before he craps all over them

    Steve

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    Thanks for the nod, Jim.
    Will be watching with interest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Crook View Post
    They've invented these new things called video or DVD recorders
    Or use iPlayer

    Steve
    When I want your smug, useless and thoroughly irrelevant opinion, I'll ask for it. The minute I have a frontal lobotomy.

    As it goes, the 'repeat' thing I referred to (in the post you obviously didn't read properly before blundering in with your size nines) will be on Iplayer. I also own two video recorders AND a DVD one, but choose not to have a TV aerial lead anymore, as I resented paying my licence fee for a pile of stuff I frankly had no time or inclination to watch. What I meant was that I know of at least three friends of mine who WILL be watching the Bowie programme, and it would have been nice to have joined them. But I am working that night, although why on God's fetid earth I should have to justify that to you is beyond me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Gurney View Post
    When I want your smug, useless and thoroughly irrelevant opinion, I'll ask for it.
    Let me know when you want a sense of humour as well

    Steve

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    Unfortunately, Ziggy bassist Trevor Bolder passed away earlier today:

    http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/n...er-dead-at-62/

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    very sad' and still relatively young at 62 R.I.P.

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    David's on the front cover of this weeks Radio Times........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt Sunshine View Post
    David's on the front cover of this weeks Radio Times........
    Spotted that on a Bowie fan site this morning


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    Quote Originally Posted by jimw1 View Post
    The Man who Fell to Earth is being shown after the Documentary at 10.50
    Seen this film a few times and tbh it is not to my liking,I found it to be stilted and anyone could have played the Bowie role (his acting (?) ) is very wooden and only Candy Clark make it worth watching imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amethyst_Isle View Post
    Seen this film a few times and tbh it is not to my liking,I found it to be stilted and anyone could have played the Bowie role (his acting (?) ) is very wooden and only Candy Clark make it worth watching imo.
    I have to disagree. Bowie was absolutely perfect casting for this film. Granted a lot of that was down to his "alien" appearance but I found his performance to be very effective (if a bit erratic). Like Candy Clark I was baffled why he called his performance "expressionless". His facial and body language was, if anything, a little overstated at times.
    I agree Candy Clark was beautiful and charming in the film. No surprise that Nic Roeg had an affair with her at the time!
    And what a treat the David Bowie: Five Years documentary was! Loads of rare footage and interviewees who actually had interesting things to say. It 's unusual to see a documentary these days that isn't aimed at the "general audience", full of familiar clips and bland sycophantic cliches (Sky Arts' Discovering Bowie being a typically humdrum example!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin Davies View Post
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    And what a treat the David Bowie: Five Years documentary was! Loads of rare footage and interviewees who actually had interesting things to say. It 's unusual to see a documentary these days that isn't aimed at the "general audience", full of familiar clips and bland sycophantic cliches (Sky Arts' Discovering Bowie being a typically humdrum example!)
    I'll second that. Great interviews - none of the usual "pundits" talking about things that happened before they were born. Even Charles Shaar Murray came close to admitting that he was wrong in much of what he wrote about Bowie.

    The clips were also very interesting

    Steve

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