Amy Winehouse documentary arrives exclusively on BBC iPlayer
James R | On 23, Jun 2015
A documentary about the late singer Amy Winehouse has been released exclusively on BBC iPlayer.
Titled Amy Winehouse In Her Own Words, the 23-minute film is threaded together from extracts taken from interviews she gave to the BBC for a variety of music and documentary projects, including footage from the Jazz And Soul Britannia series on BBC Four, BBC One Sessions in 2007, Glastonbury 2004 and 2008, The 2004 Mercury Music Prize, Later with Jools Holland in 2006 and The Hootenanny 2006.
Much of the material has never previously been broadcast and is mixed with performances from across her career, including some unseen footage of Amy performing Love Is A Losing Game and Wake Up Alone in a BBC One Session from 2007, and Stronger Than Me, a rarely seen acoustic set from Glastonbury in 2004.
The BBC notes the “strong relationship” the singer had with many parts of the BBC from when she launched herself as an artist back in 2004 – only a short time before she tragically died at the age of 27.
James Stirling, Editor of BBC Music, comments: “We’re honoured to pay tribute to Amy with a programme featuring unseen and rare footage from her performances at the BBC. Amy wrote smart, sad, soulful and original pop songs that became instant classics and inspired a generation.”
The programme arrives ahead of Asif Kapadia’s acclaimed documentary feature, which will be released in UK cinemas in July following a special screening at Glastonbury. In Her Own Words is part of a series of BBC Music commissions from iPlayer, which include BBC Music Festival Pass, which recently took viewers on a behind-the-scenes journey with Hackney collective Rudimental as they headlined Wildlife Festival, and All Shook Up, a new live music series hosted by 6 Music presenter Marc Riley.
Read our review of the documentary here.