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Dame Shirley Bassey - The Girl from Tiger Bay

imagine..., Winter 2009 Episode 2 of 6

Alan Yentob gains an insight into the creative world of Shirley Bassey. After a triumphant Glastonbury appearance and a major illness at the age of 72, Dame Shirley looks back on her career.

Some of the best contemporary songwriters, including Gary Barlow, The Pet Shop Boys, Manic Street Preachers, Rufus Wainwright, Richard Hawley and KT Tunstall, along with the late James Bond composer John Barry and lyricist Don Black, have interpreted her life through song for a new album produced by David Arnold.

The story of Dame Shirley's life and career, complete with archive of her greatest performances, reveals what makes her a music legend.

55 minutes

Last on

Mon 14 Jan 2013 00:20


Role Contributor
PresenterAlan Yentob
ProducerDione Newton
DirectorDione Newton
Executive ProducerJanet Lee
Executive ProducerMark Cooper
Series EditorAlan Yentob

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