David Bowie: Five Years in the Making of an Icon

David Bowie is 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. David Bowie: Five Years in the Making of an Icon is on Wednesday, 12 March at 21:00 on BBC Knowledge

With unprecedented access to Bowie’s personal archive, including previously unseen footage, this film offers a unique opportunity to explore his work and creative vision and shows him not just as the rock star chameleon, but also as an artist drawing on rich and diverse cultural influences.

James Taylor recorded the V/O and made a ‘mash-up’ of several of Bowies songs for the promo for this programme.