Story from Sound

The Man Who Fell to Earth 1

In 1997 David Bowie needed ideas, so we placed an advert in the music press on his behalf. “Top Cash Paid for Your Concepts” we said and set up an answering machine to collect the calls. There were over a hundred phone calls in the first week – some desperate, some touching, some funny, some very strange. This is a piece about fame, loneliness, need and longing.

It was originally produced for BBC Radio 4 but was not broadcast for legal reasons, it was finally broadcast on ABC National Radio in 2009.

Music by Rohan Kriwaczek.