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Florence Foster Jenkins

Biographical comedy drama set in 1940s New York. A wealthy socialite opens herself up to ridicule when she pursues a career in opera, despite being unable to sing.

Based on a true heartwarming story. In the autumn of 1944, as war rages in the Pacific, New York heiress and founder of the Verdi Club Florence Foster Jenkins devotes her life to music with the unswerving support of her eminent actor and monologist husband St Clair Bayfield. Delighted to provide support for other musicians, she is finally inspired by a Lili Pons recital to revive her own singing career, despite having very little talent in that regard.

1 hour, 51 minutes

Last on

Boxing Day 2019 23:00

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Music Played

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

  • 00:50

    Benny Goodman and His Orchestra

    Sing, Sing, Sing (With A Swing)

Credits

Role Contributor
Director Stephen Frears
Writer Nicholas Martin
Florence Foster Jenkins Meryl Streep
St Clair Bayfield Hugh Grant
Cosmé McMoon Simon Helberg
Kathleen Rebecca Ferguson
Agnes Stark Nina Arianda
Carlo Edwards David Haig
Kitty Brid Brennan
Arturo Toscanini John Kavanagh
Phineas Stark Stanley Townsend
John Totten Allan Corduner
Earl Wilson Christian McKay
Dr Hermann John Sessions
Mrs James O'Flaherty Maggie Steed
Mrs Oscar Garmunder Thelma Barlow
Baroness Le Feyre Paola Dionisotti
Orlando Adams Carl Davis
Tallulah Bankhead Nat Luurtsema

Broadcasts

  • Sun 5 Aug 2018 20:15
  • Boxing Day 2019 23:00

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