Helen Mayhew presents three programmes exploring the career of jazz singer Nina Simone.
1: `The Early Years'.
Simone was playing and singing from the age of seven, under her real name, Eunice Waymon.
She was the star of her local church and went on to sign for Bethlehem Records, although her mother, a Methodist minister, denounced Nina's style as `the devil's music'.
Her story is told using recent interviews with her mother, brother, her long-term guitarist Al Schackman, music critic John Fordham, jazz singer Dianne Reeves and with Simone herself.