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Bette and Joan and Baby Jane

45 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 29 April 2010

Written by Tracy-Ann Oberman.

On 23 July 1961, filming started on "Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?" at the Producers Studio, Hollywood. It was a film that industry insiders thought would never be made, as its two female stars had an ongoing feud as famous and as long lasting as both of their glittering screen careers. Bette Davis "the actress" and Joan Crawford "the movie star" both arrived on set determined to prove everyone wrong, including each other...

Tracy-Ann's first radio play tells the story of the making of a legendary film, of the creation of two iconic stars and of the origins of a deep seated hatred that spanned five decades.

Producer: Liz Anstee.
A CPL Production for BBC Radio 4.


Bette Davis
Catherine Tate
Joan Crawford
Tracy-Ann Oberman
Billy Miller
Matt Addis
Hedda Hopper
Lorelei King
Tracy-Ann Oberman


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