'Dead Ringers' star Jon Culshaw will portray the late artist in the forthcoming programme, which will air next month
The late artist released his twenty-fifth and final album on January 8, 2016, which coincided with Bowie s 69th birthday. Two days later on January 10, Bowie passed away after a battle with liver cancer.
Blackstar was acclaimed upon its release, and the making of that record will now be the focus of a new BBC radio drama. Set to air on the BBC World Service on January 9, The Final Take: Bowie In The Studio presents an imagined account of Bowie working on Blackstar .
Dead Ringers star Jon Culshaw will voice the part of Bowie in what is being billed as a rare serious role . Martin T Sherman will play Bowie s long-time producer Tony Visconti, while the voice of saxophonist Donny McCaslin will be provided by Tom Alexander.
Set in New York s The Magic Shop studio in 2015, The Final Take: Bowie In The Studio will utilise dialogue constructed from Bowie s own words which have been taken from the hundreds of interviews he gave during his life.
The Final Take: Bowie In The Studio will air on the BBC World Service on Tuesday January 9 2018, with the programme currently set to broadcast at the time of 11:30 am.
Last month, LCD Soundsystem s James Murphy revealed the best and nerdiest piece of advice that David Bowie gave to him while they were working together.
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