Divas Of Their Day

David Jacobs presents a six-part programme that pays tribute to six star female vocalists of the 50s.

Episodes

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01Anne Shelton20010218

The first programme tells the story of the singer who is remembered for her classic English recording of `Lili Marlene', and for her chart-topping hit `Lay Down Your Arms'. With contributions from Dame Vera Lynn, Bill Cotton, Don Lusher and her manager Johnny Mans.

02Joan Regan20010225

This programme focuses on the artist who found fame as the resident singer on the 1950s TV series `Quite Contrary'. Featuring the best of her musical performances, archive recordings and contributions from Bill Cotton, Edmund Hockridge and Regan herself.

03Lita Roza20010304

This edition profiles the woman who found fame singing with Ted Heath's band in the 50s, and who is remembered for hits including `(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?'. Featuring musical performances, archive recordings and contributions from Marcel Stellman, Dennis Lotis and Roza herself.

04Ruby Murray20010311

This edition focuses on the performer who, in 1955, had five top 20 hits simultaneously, a feat only equalled by Madonna since. Featuring the best of her musical performances and archive recordings.

05Marion Ryan20010318

This edition focuses on the singer who became famous as the co-presenter of the television series `Spot the Tune'. Featuring the best of her musical performances, archive recordings and fresh contributions from her husband Harold Davison and son Barry Ryan.

06 LASTAlma Cogan20010325

This edition focuses on the singer who is remembered for hits such as `Dreamboat', `Sugartime' and `Willie Can'.

Featuring the best of her musical performances, archive recordings, and contributions from Dame Vera Lynn, Denis Norden and Lionel Blair