Article: Bowie Is Baal (Radio Times, 1982)

Controversial rock star David Bowie takes the title role in a new production of Bertoldt Brecht's first play, an amoral tale interspersed with songs. Being cast as the anarchic singer and poet might seem appropriate for Bowie, whose own public image shares many of the same characteristics. But, as Henry Fenwick discovers, Bowie's own attitude to life is very different from Baal's.