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Bette Midler: The Divine Miss M

Alan Yentob joins Bette Midler on a journey through the chorus lines of Broadway and the bathhouses and nightclubs of the 1970s to the very top of the film industry.

As she is about to begin a run on Broadway in Hello Dolly, imagine... revisits Miss M in New York in a programme first shown in 2014 when she was about to release her girl band-inspired album.

For five decades the woman they call the Divine Miss M has forged a path which has taken her from a pineapple-canning factory in Honolulu to becoming a Hollywood legend. Alan Yentob joins Bette Midler on a journey through the chorus lines of Broadway and the bathhouses and nightclubs of the 1970s to the very top of the film industry. Her combination of a soulful voice and the raucous wit of Mae West has made her name as an outrageous, but always captivating, all-round entertainer.

1 hour, 15 minutes

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

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Alan Yentob
Participant Bette Midler
Producer Samantha Peters
Director Samantha Peters
Series Editor Alan Yentob

Broadcasts

  • Tue 11 Nov 2014 22:35
  • Tue 11 Nov 2014 23:05
  • Sun 21 Dec 2014 23:00
  • Mon 22 Dec 2014 02:15
  • Mon 12 Jan 2015 23:00
  • Sun 19 Jul 2015 22:30
  • Sun 24 Apr 2016 00:30
  • Sat 30 Jul 2016 22:25
  • Tue 14 Mar 2017 22:45
  • Tue 14 Mar 2017 23:10
  • Tue 14 Mar 2017 23:15
  • Tue 14 Mar 2017 23:45

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