The Bugatti Queen

Miranda Seymour's biography of Helene Delangle, better known as Helle Nice, the glamorous French dancer turned racing driver of the 1930s.

Read by Harriet Walter.

Abridged by Kati Nicholl.

Produced by Amber Barnfather.

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012004051720090921 (BBC7)
20090922 (BBC7)
20100719 (BBC7)
20111212 (BBC7)

Miranda Seymour's biography of Helene Delangle, better known as Helle Nice, the glamorous French dancer turned racing driver of the 1930s.

Read by Harriet Walter.

Abridged by Kati Nicholl.

Produced by Amber Barnfather.

Risque dancer Helle Nice turns racing driver in 1930s France.

Harriet Walter reads Helene Delangle's story by Miranda Seymour.

Harriet Walter reads Miranda Seymour's story of Helene Delangle.

The story of Mariette Helene Delangle - model and dancer turned Grand Prix racing driver.

012004051720090921 (BBC7)
20090922 (BBC7)
20100719 (BBC7)
20111212 (BBC7)

Miranda Seymour's biography of Helene Delangle, better known as Helle Nice, the glamorous French dancer turned racing driver of the 1930s.

Read by Harriet Walter.

Abridged by Kati Nicholl.

Produced by Amber Barnfather.

Risque dancer Helle Nice turns racing driver in 1930s France.

Harriet Walter reads Helene Delangle's story by Miranda Seymour.

Harriet Walter reads Miranda Seymour's story of Helene Delangle.

The story of Mariette Helene Delangle - model and dancer turned Grand Prix racing driver.

022004051820090922 (BBC7)
20090923 (BBC7)
20100720 (BBC7)
20111213 (BBC7)

The glamorous racing driver meets Ettore Bugatti, founder of the famous car with which she makes her mark.

The glamorous racing driver Helle Nice wins the first Grand Prix for women.

Biography of Helene Delangle read by Harriet Walter.

Glamorous racing driver Helle Nice wins the first Grand Prix for women.

Mariette Hélène Delangle becomes Hellé Nice and enters the first Grand Prix for women.

Read by Harriet Walter.

022004051820090922 (BBC7)
20090923 (BBC7)
20100720 (BBC7)
20111213 (BBC7)

The glamorous racing driver meets Ettore Bugatti, founder of the famous car with which she makes her mark.

The glamorous racing driver Helle Nice wins the first Grand Prix for women.

Biography of Helene Delangle read by Harriet Walter.

Glamorous racing driver Helle Nice wins the first Grand Prix for women.

Mariette Hélène Delangle becomes Hellé Nice and enters the first Grand Prix for women.

Read by Harriet Walter.

032004051920090923 (BBC7)
20090924 (BBC7)
20100721 (BBC7)
20111214 (BBC7)

The racing driver's career reaches new heights.

Risque dancer turned racing driver, Helle Nice's career reaches new heights.

Helene Delangle's story read by Harriet Walter.

Harriet Walter reads the story of Helene Delangle.

Can Hellé Nice - risqué dancer turned Grand Prix racing driver - break the world record? Read by Harriet Walter.

Can Hellé Nice - risqué dancer turned Grand Prix racing driver - break the world record?

032004051920090923 (BBC7)
20090924 (BBC7)
20100721 (BBC7)
20111214 (BBC7)

The racing driver's career reaches new heights.

Risque dancer turned racing driver, Helle Nice's career reaches new heights.

Helene Delangle's story read by Harriet Walter.

Harriet Walter reads the story of Helene Delangle.

Can Hellé Nice - risqué dancer turned Grand Prix racing driver - break the world record? Read by Harriet Walter.

Can Hellé Nice - risqué dancer turned Grand Prix racing driver - break the world record?

042004052020090924 (BBC7)
20090925 (BBC7)
20100722 (BBC7)
20111215 (BBC7)

An accident at the Sao Paulo circuit in 1936 has devastating consequences.

Driver Helle Nice suffers a devastating 1936 accident on Sao Paulo's circuit.

Helene Delangle's story read by Harriet Walter.

Driver Helle Nice suffers a devastating accident on Sao Paulo's circuit in 1936.

Helene Delangle's story is read by Harriet Walter.

Model-turned-Grand Prix driver Hellé Nice survives racing accidents and World War II.

Read by Harriet Walter.

042004052020090924 (BBC7)
20090925 (BBC7)
20100722 (BBC7)
20111215 (BBC7)

An accident at the Sao Paulo circuit in 1936 has devastating consequences.

Driver Helle Nice suffers a devastating 1936 accident on Sao Paulo's circuit.

Helene Delangle's story read by Harriet Walter.

Driver Helle Nice suffers a devastating accident on Sao Paulo's circuit in 1936.

Helene Delangle's story is read by Harriet Walter.

Model-turned-Grand Prix driver Hellé Nice survives racing accidents and World War II.

Read by Harriet Walter.

05 LAST2004052120090925 (BBC7)
20090926 BT=0445 (BBC7)
20090926 (BBC7)
20100723 (BBC7)
20111216 (BBC7)

An accusation sees a change in fortune for Helle.

Abridged by Kati Nicholl.

Towards the end of Helle Nice's life the glamour of her racing years fades.

Harriet Walter concludes the Helene Delangle story.

Towards the end of Helle Nice's life, her glamorous racing years are fading.

Harriet Walter concludes Helene Delangle's story.

Personal, political and financial problems dog Hellé Nice as her glamorous racing years fade.

Read by Harriet Walter.

Personal, political and financial problems dog Hellé Nice as her racing years fade.

05 LAST2004052120090925 (BBC7)
20090926 BT=0445 (BBC7)
20090926 (BBC7)
20100723 (BBC7)
20111216 (BBC7)

An accusation sees a change in fortune for Helle.

Abridged by Kati Nicholl.

Towards the end of Helle Nice's life the glamour of her racing years fades.

Harriet Walter concludes the Helene Delangle story.

Towards the end of Helle Nice's life, her glamorous racing years are fading.

Harriet Walter concludes Helene Delangle's story.

Personal, political and financial problems dog Hellé Nice as her glamorous racing years fade.

Read by Harriet Walter.

Personal, political and financial problems dog Hellé Nice as her racing years fade.