Women We Loved Season
In November 2009, BBC Four showcased three major one-off films about the artistic careers of British female icons Margot Fonteyn, Gracie Fields and Enid Blyton in the Women We Loved Season.
Programmes in the season
Enid. This drama cast new light on the ambitious and driven woman behind the beloved Famous Five, Secret Seven, Malory Towers and the Noddy series.
Gracie! Jane Horrocks starred in Nick Vivian's romantic comedy about Gracie Fields, the singer and comedienne from Rochdale who rose to fame in the Thirties – becoming the nation's darling as well as the highest-paid film actress in the world.
Margot. Partly based on Meredith Daneman's biography, the 90-minute drama explored Margot Fonteyn's dancing partnership and complex relationship with Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev.