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Documentary charting the highs and lows of Dusty Springfield, Sandie Shaw, Marianne Faithfull, Suzi Quatro, Siouxsie Sioux and Kate Bush, looking at their influence on music.

Queens of British Pop and narrator Liza Tarbuck offer a celebration of six female pop stars, singers and icons that lit us up from the early 60s to the late 70s.

Programme one tells the story of Dusty Springfield, Sandie Shaw, Marianne Faithfull, Suzi Quatro, Siouxsie Sioux and Kate Bush - some of the female artists that emerged alongside some of Britain's defining musical movements, from the swinging sixties through to glam rock and punk.

The programme gives an insight into the lives of these top female artists, offering first-hand or eyewitness accounts of the highs, the lows and the obstacles they had to overcome. The selected artists have pushed boundaries, played around with gender roles and had their private lives overshadow their success, but it is their experiences that have helped change the face of British pop as we know it today.

Includes new interviews with Sandie Shaw, Marianne Faithfull, Suzi Quatro, Siouxsie Sioux and contributions from Tom Jones, Lulu, Burt Bacharach, John Lydon, Martha Reeves, Nancy Sinatra, Mark Radcliffe, Henry Winkler, Marc Almond, Peter Gabriel, Claire Grogan, Jarvis Cocker, Kiki Dee, Nigel Havers, Lily Allen and Adele, to name but a few.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 23 Jun 2018 00:00

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Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:03

    Eurythmics

    Who's That Girl?

  • 00:08

    Dusty Springfield & Barry Manilow

    Look of Love

  • 00:09

    Dusty Springfield

    You Don't Own Me

  • 00:14

    Adam Faith

    What Do You Want? (Mono)

  • 00:33

    Nicky Chinn & Mike Chapman

    Medley: Glamour and Gold

  • 00:35

    The Sweet

    Block Buster!

  • 00:37

    Suzi Quatro

    Devil Gate Drive

  • 00:53

    Kate Bush

    Babooshka

  • 00:55

    Kate Bush

    Army Dreamers

  • 00:58

    Ευσταθία

    Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)

Credits

Role Contributor
Director Dione Newton
Producer Dione Newton
Participant Sandie Shaw
Participant Marianne Faithfull
Participant Suzi Quatro
Participant Siouxsie Sioux
Presenter Liza Tarbuck

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