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BBC Announces New Amy Winehouse Documentary: Amy Winehouse 10 Years On

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BBC Announces New Amy Winehouse Documentary: Amy Winehouse 10 Years On

BBC Two will air a new documentary celebrating Amy Winehouse ahead of the 10th anniversary of her tragic death.

Amy Winehouse: 10 Years On will explore who Amy really was through those who knew her best, shining a light on parts of her life that have, to date, not been heard about.

Amy will be at the heart of the new documentary (Credit: PA Images)
Amy will be at the heart of the new documentary (Credit: PA Images)

The story will be primarily told by Amy's mother, Janis, who rarely speaks publicly about her daughter.

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She has decided to make the new documentary as she suffers from Multiple Sclerosis, a condition which threatens to strip her of her memories of Amy.

Aided by friends, family and Amy's loved ones, the documentary will piece together a side of Amy that is rarely seen, and will be a powerful and sensitive account of one of Britain's best-loved and greatly-missed musical talents, offering a new female-driven interpretation of her life, her loves and her legacy.

The story will be told by Amy's mum Janis (Credit: BBC)
The story will be told by Amy's mum Janis (Credit: BBC)

Amy's impressive career will also be celebrated across the BBC with a selection of content and musical performances on television, iPlayer and BBC Sounds.

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BBC Radio will also celebrate the life and legacy of the singer - Radio 6 Music will commemorate the anniversary with an Artist Collection, a selection of programming from across the BBC celebrating Amy's music.

Amy's mother Janis will front the doc (Credit: PA Images)
Amy's mother Janis will front the doc (Credit: PA Images)

Radio 2 is planning a documentary about Amy's influence on the next generation of female singer-songwriters, plus a special archive collection of her performances at the BBC.

Radio 1 will be taking a look at the life and career of the singer, revisiting some of her most memorable live performances and introducing a new audience to her music in a one-hour documentary special.

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Amy Winehouse was a bright and promising performer (Credit: PA Images)
Amy Winehouse was a bright and promising performer (Credit: PA Images)

Speaking about the venture, Janis explained: "I don't feel the world knew the true Amy, the one that I brought up, and I'm looking forward to the opportunity to offer an understanding of her roots and a deeper insight into the real Amy."

Max Gogarty and Rachel Davies, Commissioning Editors, said: "Amy Winehouse: 10 Years On promises to be a celebratory and intimate portrayal of one of the brightest musical talents the UK has ever seen.

"Whilst being a celebration of her musical genius and featuring rare and unheard performances, it will also offer a reinterpretation of the prevailing narrative around her rise and fall, told by those closest to her."

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Amy Winehouse: 10 Years On will air later this year on BBC Two.

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Topics: Entertainment News, BBC, Music, Celebrity News, TV News, TV & Film, Documentary

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