40 years ago, in millions of living rooms across the British Isles, a strange alien creature, was beamed onto our television screens. With bright red hair and multi-coloured spacesuit, his un-earthly appearance shocked the nation. But for many teenagers who experienced this televisual visitation – it would change their lives forever.

UK’s BBC4 documentary¬†David Bowie and the Story of Ziggy Stardust¬†includes rare clips and is narrated by Jarvis Cocker. Stream the hour-long film about David Bowie, in full, here.