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Being Bridget Jones

Marking 25 years since the creation of the Bridget Jones character, author Helen Fielding opens up her personal archive to tell the story of how Bridget Jones’s Diary came to be.

Marking 25 years since the creation of the Bridget Jones character for a column in The Independent newspaper, author Helen Fielding opens up her personal archive for the very first time to tell the story of how Bridget Jones’s Diary came to be.

We meet Helen’s friends and family who inspired many of the characters and interview the stars of the hugely successful film adaptations, Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth.

Other contributors include Andrew Marr, Candice Carty-Williams, Jess Phillips, Richard Curtis, Cherie Blair and Germaine Greer.

59 minutes

Last on

Tue 19 Apr 2022 22:00

Music Played

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

  • 00:00

    Edwyn Collins

    A Girl Like You

  • 00:01

    The Cardigans

    My Favourite Game

  • 00:05

    Donald Peers

    If You Smile At The Sun

  • 00:07

    Andy Williams

    Can't Take My Eyes Off You

  • 00:10

    Madness

    It Must Be Love

  • 00:15

    Sleeper

    Inbetweener

  • 00:16

    Sugababes

    Overload

  • 00:27

    Elastica

    Connection

  • 00:31

    Jamie O’Neal

    All By Myself

  • 00:41

    Space

    Female Of The Species

  • 00:44

    D:Ream

    Things Can Only Get Better

  • 00:46

    Texas, Boilerhouse Boys

    Say What You Want

  • 00:48

    Carl Davis

    Pride And Prejudice (Opening Title Music)

  • 00:49

    Geri Halliwell

    It's Raining Men

  • 00:51

    Gabrielle

    Dreams

Credits

Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Helen Fielding
Interviewed Guest Renee Zellweger
Interviewed Guest Hugh Grant
Interviewed Guest Colin Firth
Interviewed Guest Jess Phillips
Interviewed Guest Candice Carty-Williams
Interviewed Guest Germaine Greer
Interviewed Guest Richard Curtis
Interviewed Guest Cherie Blair
Interviewed Guest Richard Coles
Interviewed Guest Andrew Marr
Director Alex Harding
Executive Producer Tanya Hudson

Broadcasts

  • Tue 22 Dec 2020 21:00
  • Wed 13 Jan 2021 03:20
  • Thu 4 Mar 2021 23:30
  • Fri 12 Mar 2021 02:00
  • Thu 30 Dec 2021 22:50
  • Tue 19 Apr 2022 22:00

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