David Bowie to Be Honored With BBC Radio Focus
The public broadcaster will honor the star with a weeklong celebration of his life and career across its radio stations.
LONDON -- David Bowie will be honored by the BBC with a weeklong celebration of his life and work across BBC Radio 6 and BBC Radio 2, the U.K. public broadcaster announced Friday.
The radio extravaganza will air during Easter week in the U.K.
BBC Radio 6 Music will broadcast a slew of program specials, including BBC archive concerts and interviews with Bowie, some of which have not been heard for over 30 years. The documentaries promise to "uncover more about his life and work."
The BBC has also pledged complementary programming on BBC Radio 2, the broadcaster's mainstream station.
Particular focus will be given to the time in which Bowie lived in Berlin -- 1976 to 1979 -- following his success with glam-rock alter ego Ziggy Stardust in the early 1970s.
He created the album Low, Heroes and Lodger in the German city.
Comedian and actor Adam Buxton will present his own guide to BBC archival interviews with Bowie, while the station has also scheduled to air the singer’s 1971 Paris Theatre In Concert set -- a concert that has only twice been played out in its entirety and was last heard by listeners June 20, 1971.
Buxton said: "David Bowie has done a lot of interviews in his 45-year career and I've listened to most of them. I'll be taking a journey through my favorite parts of Bowie's work thus far and putting them in the context of a few of his most insightful, charming and ludicrous interviews."