BBC Radio will have fun the life and work of David Bowie subsequent month with a collection of programmes titled Bowie 5 Years On.
The particular collection will mark the five-year anniversary of Bowie’s death. He died on the age of 69 on January 10, 2016 following a battle with most cancers.
Bowie 5 Years On will embody the two-hour Bowie: Dancing Out In Area present, which will likely be broadcast on each BBC Radio 6 Music and BBC Radio 4 concurrently at 8pm on January 10, 2021.
Offered by Stuart Maconie – with contributions from main figures from the worlds of music, dance, literature, philosophy, know-how and comedy – Bowie: Dancing Out In Area will discover “the impression of David Bowie on their lives and the way he all the time managed to be forward of the curve”.
“All through his life, Bowie predicted the longer term,” a press launch concerning the programme states. “He was a visionary artist whose pure fluidity, curious creativeness and disrespect for the rigidity of classes enabled him to predict cultural change.”
Hear from 8pm on Sunday January the tenth on @BBCSounds.
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Two particular Bowie programmes – Soul Music – Life on Mars and Archive on 4: Bowie Verbatim (a repeat) – will likely be broadcast on Radio 4 on January 9, 2021. The next day will see 6 Music dedicate its whole schedule to celebrating Bowie, with exhibits hosted by the likes of Radcliffe and Maconie, Elbow‘s Man Garvey and Cerys Matthews all set to give attention to the late star.
BBC 4 may also display a night of Bowie programmes on January 8, 2021, whereas BBC Radio 2 will air a Bowie-centric version of Sounds of the 70s at 3pm on January 10.
Samantha Moy, Head of BBC Radio 6 Music, stated in an announcement: “We miss David Bowie. To consider the music he would have made, the phrases he would have written, the ideas and concepts he would have shared with the world – his absence is extra keenly felt as every year passes. His affect is woven into the material of 6 Music and is saved alive by the curious spirit of our listeners.
“The printed of Dancing Out In Area – a programme celebrating the final word trailblazer – with our mates at Radio 4 will likely be a really particular second and testomony to the legacy of an absolute icon.”
Earlier this month, the Royal Mint announced a new series of Bowie-inspired coins to additional have fun the late musician’s profession.