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01st Apr 2021

BBC announce new Amy Winehouse documentary to mark 10th anniversary

The upcoming film is just one way the star will be remembered on the 10th anniversary of her death.

The BBC has announced that a new documentary detailing the life of the late singer Amy Winehouse is currently in the works.

Amy Winehouse died tragically ten years ago. She was just 27. This documentary – Amy Winehouse, 10 Years On – will examine the musician’s legacy, and the more unexplored aspects of her personal life.

The film will interview those who knew Amy best – her friends and family. In fact, Amy’s mother Janis will tell the bulk of the story.

Until now, Janis has been very private about guarding her daughter’s legacy. However, she has Multiple Sclerosis and is worried the condition will have an impact on her memories of Amy.

Speaking about the upcoming project, Janis said that the world doesn’t know the Amy she raised. She added that she looks forward to offering a “deeper insight into the real Amy”.

Meanwhile, the documentary’s commissioning editors Max Gogarty and Rachel Davies gave fans a glimpse of what to expect from this touching documentary. In a statement, they described the film as a celebratory and intimate portrayal of the star.

They added: “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.”

The BBC documentary is one of the ways Amy’s legacy will be celebrated on the 10th anniversary of her death. A number of other projects are also in the works.

A documentary from Radio 2 will explore how Amy’s music shaped the next generation of female musicians. A Radio 1 documentary, meanwhile, will revisit her greatest performances.

According to Tyla, Amy Winehouse: 10 Years On will air later this year.