New series 1/6. Jazz vocalist
Clare Teal tackles the often male-heavy image of jazz with a celebration of some of the greatest female singers in her field. She starts her survey with a tribute to stylish jazz maverick Anita O'Day , who broke social taboos in her 1940s appearances with black performers and who, in her day, defied the female stereotype. She also succumbed to heroin addiction. The programme features a previously unaired interview with O'Day, who died in November, aged 87. Producer Graham Pass
I New series 1/8.
Derek Jacobi reads an abridged version of Robert Graves's
1934 novel about the Roman
Emperor Claudius, portrayed by Jacobi over 30 years ago in one of BBC TV's most successful epic drama series ever.
Abridged by Tamsin Collison Producer Frank Stirling
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