Yesterday (23 December) Duncan Jones revealed he stumbled upon his late father's scarf from The Snowman in storage while "looking for sock monkeys".

Bowie wore The Snowman scarf during his introduction scene for the 1982 adaptation of Raymond Briggs' The Snowman.

Under Jones' tweet about the scarf, a producer called Brian Harding revealed the story behind the scarf after confirming he helped produce Bowie's introduction for the film, "Hi Duncan! I am Brian Harding, who produced the filming of your father’s introduction to The Snowman. You may not remember the history. The Scarf was knitted by the lady in the accounts department of TVC, the production company who made the animation."

Harding added, "She came onto the set and presented it to David. When filming was over, David asked very politely if he could keep the scarf to give to his son, Zowie. This was the only fee he charged for the filming and I believe he offered his services for personal reasons."

The producer wrapped up his story by writing, "He was charming throughout and totally professional. I am glad that the scarf found its way to the destination he intended: from the dude to another dude."

On 8 January 2021 David Bowie's covers of Bob Dylan and John Lennon tracks will be released on limited 7" vinyl to mark the late musician's 74th birthday.