Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse performs onstage during The Miller Strat Pack concert, today Friday 24 September 2004, held at the Wembley Arena, London

Hastily researched and edited, Amy Winehouse: A Tribute had clearly been rushed so that it could be lapped up by fans wanting to squeeze every last drop of talent from the star even after she has gone.

Predictably, the hour-long programme zoomed through her not insignificant formative years and skimmed straight over her breakthrough album onto the dramatic rock 'n' roll lifestyle that proceeded it.

The documentary-makers clearly know that it's not just fans who'll be lapping it up; but also tabloid-readers looking to squeeze every last drop of scandal from Amy and her antics.

And ITV2 achieved this salacious style quite easily, but at some cost: the programme was poorly compiled to the extent that it was insulting to anyone with even a passing knowledge of Winehouse and her work.

For example, the narrator discussed the fresh-faced, drug-free Amy while showing photos of her several years later, visibly ravaged by substance abuse.

Almost more heartbreaking than Amy's tragic decline and demise is the queue of TV bosses and 'friends' apparently waiting in the wings to have their say - no doubt in return for some financial gain - on the life and death of the star.

Just six days after her death, Amy Winehouse: A Tribute was not the first documentary of its type and unfortunately, it will not be the last.

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