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Hilary Devey on Gracie Fields

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Hilary Devey champions the life of singer and comedienne Gracie Fields. With insight from the president of the Dame Gracie Fields Appreciation Society, Sebastian Lassandro.

A singer and a comedienne from Rochdale, Gracie Fields was the nation's darling. But in the midst of World War II, and at the phenomenal peak of her career, our great life fell in love and married an Italian and had to flee to America. She was disowned by the British public who called her a deserter and she was slated in every newspaper.

Championing this week's Great Life is businesswoman and TV personality Hilary Devey. Helping her to unravel the life of Gracie Fields is Sebastian Lassandro, President of the Dame Gracie Fields Appreciation Society.

The presenter is Matthew Parris and the producer is Perminder Khatkar.

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Fri 5 Aug 2016 23:00

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Matthew Parris with Hilary Devey and Sebastian Lassandro.

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