London’s V&A has decided to support one of it’s exhibits through the use of a specifically produced audio show.
Absolute Radio will be hosting a show payed for by the V&A, a move hoping to add an extra dimension to their exhibition about David Bowie. Bowie’s exhibit ‘David Bowie is’ was launched following the musician’s recent release of a new album called ‘The Last Day,’ his first release in a decade.
The show will itself will be a 3-part series hosted on the 7th, 14th and 21st of April at 7pm. Each episode is an hour long and will be hosted by comedian, musician and self-proclaimed fan of Bowie’s, Tim Minchin. It will also be possible to catch the shows after they air by visiting Absolute Radio’s website.
The show will look at Bowie’s life from early childhood, right through to his recent album release. Apart from exploring his music career, the programme will also look at his forays into other fields such as acting and producing, as well as his obsession with technology and the internet.
This could also be the first of many similar shows airing in the UK following the relaxation of regulation around ad-funded shows on the radio.