The David Bowie Story

An in-depth look at the life and work of one of Britain's most important stars.

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0119930403The first of a six- part series presented by Paul Gambaccini.

Bowie recalls his many and varied attempts at pop stardom in the late 60s and his eventual breakthrough with Space Oddity. Also featuring Tony Visconti ,

Gus Dudgeon and Ken Pitt. Producer Kevin Howlett

Bowie's Golden Years

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This episode looks at Bowie's beginnings in the music industry.

The David Bowie Story.

First part of an in-depth look at the life and work of one of Britain's most important stars - David Bowie.

This opening episode looks at his beginnings in the music industry.

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This episode looks at Bowie's beginnings in the music industry.

Paul Gambaccini presents part one of an in-depth look at the life and work of David Bowie. This opening episode looks at his beginnings in the music industry.

First broadcast in 1993.

021993041019930525The second of a six-part series presented by Paul Gambaccini.

One Man Against the World Bowie recalls the making of ground-breaking albums The Man Who

Sold the World,

Hunky Dory and Ziggy Stardust. "I'd found my character, my Pierrot."

Producer Kevin Howlett

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The David Bowie Story part 2 of 6 - One Man Against The World

Continuing the in-depth look at the life and work of David Bowie, one of Britain's most influential stars.

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Paul Gambaccini continues his in-depth look at the life and work of David Bowie, one of Britain's most influential stars. First broadcast in 1993.
031993041719930601The third of a six-part series presented by Paul Gambaccini.

Fame

Ziggy goes to America and becomes Aladdin Sane.

Bowie recalls the rock theatre of Diamond Dogs and his radical change to "plastic soul" for Young Americans. Featuring Carlos Alomar , Mike Garson and Nic Roeg.

Producer Kevin Howlett

A six-part series presented by Paul Gambaccini. 3: Fame

Sane. Bowie recalls the rock theatre of Diamond

Dogs and the "plastic soul" of Young Americans. Producer Kevin Howlett

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Paul Gambaccini focuses on the Aladdin Sane, Diamond Dogs and Young Americans period.

The David Bowie Story - part 3 of 6: Fame.

First broadcast in 1993.

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Paul Gambaccini focuses on the Aladdin Sane, Diamond Dogs and Young Americans period.

The David Bowie Story - part 3 of 6: Fame.

Paul Gambaccini focuses on the Aladdin Sane, Diamond Dogs and Young Americans period. First broadcast in 1993.

041993042419930608The fourth of six programmes presented by Paul Gambaccini.

Don't Normalise It! Bowie and Brian Eno recall their collaboration on the acclaimed trilogy of albums Low, Heroes and Lodger. Producer Kevin Howlett

4: Don't Normalise It! Producer Kevin Howlett

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Paul Gambaccini explores the Station to Station, Low, Heroes and Lodger period.

The David Bowie Story - part 4 of 6: Don't Normalise It!

Paul Gambaccini explores the Station To Station, Low, Heroes and Lodger period. First broadcast in 1993.

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Paul Gambaccini explores the Station to Station, Low, Heroes and Lodger period.

The David Bowie Story - part 4 of 6: Don't Normalise It!

First broadcast in 1993.

051993050119930615The fifth of six programmes presented by Paul Gambaccini.

Out of Characters, Into Suits. Bowie recalls the triumphant early 80s, which started with the number one Ashes to Ashes and peaked with his biggest selling album Let's Dance. Producer Kevin Howlett

A six-part series presented by Paul Gambaccini. 5: Bowie recalls the triumphant early 80s, which started with the number one Ashes to Ashes and peaked with his biggest selling album Let's Dance. Producer Kevin Howlett

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Paul Gambaccini explores the Scary Monsters and Let's Dance periods.

The David Bowie Story - part 5 of 6: Out Of Characters, Into Suits.

Paul Gambaccini explores the Scary Monsters and Let's Dance period of Bowie's career. First broadcast in 1993.

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The David Bowie Story - part 5 of 6: Out Of Characters, Into Suits.

Paul Gambaccini explores the 'Scary Monsters' and 'Let's Dance' period.

First broadcast in 1993.

Paul Gambaccini explores the Scary Monsters and Let's Dance periods.

0619930508The last of this six-part series presented by Paul Gambaccini.

FaDing Down, Standing Up Bowie recalls the Glass

Spider Tour and his involvement with the controversial Tin Machine. The story comes up to date with his current solo album Black Tie White

Noise, which has returned him to the top of the charts. Producer Kevin Howlett

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Covering the period from Never Let Me Down to 1993.
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The David Bowie Story - part 6 of 6. Falling Down, Standing Up. Covering the period from Never Let Me Down to 1993. Presented by Paul Gambaccini. First broadcast in 1993.

Paul Gambaccini looks at the period from Never Let Me Down to 1993.