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Val Doonican Rocks

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

An affectionate portrait of popular Irish entertainer Val Doonican, as famous for his props such as cardigans and rocking chair as for his easy-listening style. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Wales (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Documentary about the life and work of comedian Tommy Cooper, whose bumbling persona hid a real talent as a magician and whose private life was complicated and often difficult. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Profile of the great British contralto Kathleen Ferrier. Contributors include Janet Baker, George Christie, Evelyn Barbirolli and Ian Jack.

Contributors

Presenter:
Robert Lindsay
Producer:
Valerie Croft
Participant:
Janet Baker
Participant:
Robert Souhami
Participant:
Ian Jack
Participant:
Evelyn Barbirolli
Participant:
Alan Blyth
Participant:
John Steane
Participant:
Marion Thorpe
Participant:
George Christie
Participant:
Veronica Dunne
Participant:
Adele Leigh

Legends

Josephine Baker - the First Black Superstar

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

A look at the life of the black entertainer Josephine Baker, who was a pioneer in every sense of the word and whose impact on the cultural history of the 20th century was profound.

Legends

Vera Lynn - Sincerely Yours

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary, using unseen footage and exclusive interviews, which follows the dramatic story of `Forces Sweetheart' Dame Vera Lynn's rise to stardom and her impact during WW2. Show more