BBC announces Amy Winehouse documentary 10 years after death

Justin Harp
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Photo credit: Ross Gilmore/Redferns - Getty Images
Photo credit: Ross Gilmore/Redferns - Getty Images

From Digital Spy

The BBC will commemorate the 10th anniversary of Amy Winehouse's tragic death with a new documentary.

The film Amy Winehouse: 10 Years On will anchor a full season of special shows across BBC Two and radio looking back on her life, work and influence on the next generation of female singer-songwriters.

In the one-off film, Amy's mum Janis Winehouse will open up in greater detail than ever before about the Grammy-winning musician, including showing never-before-seen footage from the family's archives.

This documentary will also examine how Janis lives with Multiple Sclerosis, and the ways in which the condition could someday limit her ability to share her memories of Amy.

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

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Also featuring in 10 Years On will be the closest members of Amy's inner-circle, as well as clips of her performances from the BBC archives.

"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," Janis has said.

10 Years On follows six years after the Academy Award-winning documentary Amy, which was criticised by the singer's father Mitch about the way he was depicted in the project.

Mitch later announced a biopic about his daughter's life was in the works, with Kinky Boots writer Geoff Deane working on a script to "celebrate" the singer. As of 2021, it has yet to go into production.

Photo credit: Ross Gilmore/Redferns - Getty Images
Photo credit: Ross Gilmore/Redferns - Getty Images

Amy tragically passed away at age 27 in July 2011, with an inquest later determining that she'd had alcohol intoxication at the time of death. Her family later launched the Amy Winehouse Foundation to help support young people with alcohol and drug addiction.

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