About the Show
‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars’ is one of the most influential albums in the astonishing career of David Bowie. In just over a year, Bowie overpowered the nation's youth with a killer combination of extraterrestrial rock 'n' roll and outrageous sexuality, all delivered in high-heeled boots, multi-coloured dresses and extravagant make-up. Ziggy turned Bowie into stardust. This documentary unravels the story of how Bowie became one of the most iconic figures in the history of pop music. His music, his fashion and his theatrical stage presence all merged together, to turn David Bowie into the biggest craze since the Beatles. Ziggy's instant success gave the impression that he was the perfectly planned pop star. But as David Bowie: Stardust reveals, his career was full of highs and lows before he hit on just the right formula that would take him all the way to the top. We pay tribute to Bowie's career and the impact the dazzling man had on the nation.