BBC Two Amy Winehouse documentary to mark 10 years since her death


BBC Two is to air a new Amy Winehouse documentary to mark a decade since her death tonight.

Titled Reclaiming Amy, the one-off doc is described as “a celebration of the life and legacy of Amy Winehouse”.

The BBC share: “Ten years after the death of one of the UK’s greatest musical icons, Reclaiming Amy will explore who she 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’s story will be told primarily through her mum, Janis – a figure close to Amy whom we have yet to hear a lot from and whose version of events often differs from the narrative we have been told before.

“Janis lives with Multiple Sclerosis, a condition which threatens to strip her of her memories of Amy, and is a large part of her motivation to make this timely and personal documentary. Janis will be aided by family, friends and those who knew Amy best to piece together the side of Amy rarely seen. The film 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.”

Janis Winehouse said: “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.”

Reclaiming Amy airs Friday, 23 July at 9PM on BBC Two.

Dov Freedman, Executive Producer for Curious Films, said: “Amy was a true musical icon, and we couldn’t be prouder to help those closest to Amy reclaim her story, ten years after her death”

Max Gogarty and Rachel Davies, Commissioning Editors, commented: “Reclaiming Amy 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.”

Alongside the one-hour TV doc, Amy’s life will be celebrated across the BBC with a selection of content and musical performances across television, iPlayer and BBC Sounds.

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.

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