ABC tribute to David Bowie

A Bowie doco, a rage tribute night and a repeat of Extras on ABC.


ABC has announced a number of programming tributes to the legendary David Bowie.

David Bowie: Five Years In The Making Of An Icon
Wednesday, January 13 at 9.15pm on ABC2
This documentary provides unprecedented access to David Bowie’s personal archive, including previously unseen footage. This is the definitive portrait of one of rock’s most influential stars.

Extras: David Bowie
Thursday, January 14 at 9pm on ABC2
David Bowie guest stars in the hit Ricky Gervais comedy, Extras. Andy (Ricky Gervais) has realised that fame is not all it is cracked up to be, when his sitcom receives terrible reviews. The public, however, give him encouragement. He’s recognised by a homeless man and his “biggest fan” in a pub. But when Andy and his friends head to a classy bar, he discovers that even David Bowie wants to mock him, in the form of a song – “the little fat man who sold his soul”.

Friday, January 15 from 10.55pm to 5am on ABC
With over four decades of music, through his iconic music videos Rage celebrates the sights and sounds of what made David Bowie great. Visit abc.net.au/rage

The Arts Channel on iview will also host classic Bowie interviews and footage sourced from the vast ABC archives.



10 Responses

  1. Will be interesting to see the ratings for Rage, I normally don’t watch it but staying up & watching it & Twitter is trending about it also. Enjoying all the great music from David & interesting well thought out answers in the interviews.

  2. I’m glad that they’re showing the Extras ep because it was one of the best, along with the ones with Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart. In fact, it’d be good to see both series again. They could show it on ABC2 instead of those cheap and nasty shows about Brits getting drunk and having sex.

  3. I will always remember David Bowie as the Goblin King. Are there any showing’s of Labyrinth? I’m looking forward to Rage’s special, though the last time the music show dedicated a night to him on the 18th of July last year it had nothing from the movie.

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