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Catch a Fallen Star


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A 40 Minutes special
A portrait of Jessie Matthews
with Dirk Bogarde, Lord and Lady Elwyn Jones, Catherine Countess Grixoni, Chili Bouchier
Dirk Bogarde believes she was more talented than Ginger Rogers. The public adored her: she was a star. John Pitman tells the bitter-sweet story of Jessie Matthews who rose from the backstreets of Soho to become Britain's leading lady. Her films - Evergreen, First a Girl - and songs - Over my Shoulder, Look for the Silver Lining - weave through the memories of the people who shared the private life of a public figure. (R)
('The Good Companions' Holiday Monday 12.30pm)


Interviewee: Dirk Bogarde
Interviewee: Lord Elwyn Jones
Interviewee: Lady Elwyn Jones
Interviewee: Catherine Countess Grixoni
Interviewee: Chili Bouchier
Presenter/Producer: John Pitman
Research: Sally George
40 Minutes Editor: Edward Mirzoeff

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