My Judy Garland Life

Tamsin Grieg reads from Susie Boyt's tribute to her screen idol Judy Garland.

Interweaving her childhood memories of Judy with parallels from her own rather unconventional family life, including her father Lucien Freud's move from Berlin under the Nazis to postwar London, Susie explains how Judy helped her to escape the 'hellish bits of the everyday'.

Episodes

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01Somewhere Over The Rainbow

02Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

03You Made Me Love You

04I Can't Give You Anything But Love

05Get Happy

05 LASTGet Happy20091226 (BBC7)

After a duet with Mickey Rooney, Susie Boyt accepts an invitation to perform at a Garland tribute show.

Read by Tamsin Greig.

Susie Boyt accepts an invitation to perform at a Garland tribute show.

Tamsin Greig reads.

01Somewhere Over The Rainbow2008122220091221 (BBC7)
20091222 (BBC7)
20110613 (BBC7)
20120102 (BBC7)

Tamsin Grieg reads from Susie Boyt's tribute to her screen idol Judy Garland.

Interweaving her childhood memories of Judy with parallels from her own rather unconventional family life, including her father Lucien Freud's move from Berlin under the Nazis to postwar London, Susie explains how Judy helped her to escape the 'hellish bits of the everyday'.Susie Boyt's tribute to the star tells of how The Wizard of Oz led to a life-long passion.

Tamsin Greig reads Susie Boyt's tribute to the Hollywood star, detailing how The Wizard of Oz led to a life-long passion.

Susie Boyt's tribute to the star tells of how The Wizard of Oz led to a life-long passion.

Susie remembers a childhood trip to see The Wizard of Oz.

Susie remembers the moment she became hooked on Judy, during a childhood trip to see The Wizard of Oz.

How The Wizard of Oz sparked the daughter of Lucien Freud's life-long passion for the Hollywood star.

Read by Tamsin Grieg.

How The Wizard of Oz sparked a life-long passion for the Hollywood star.

How The Wizard of Oz sparked the daughter of Lucien Freud's life-long passion for the Hollywood star. Tamsin Greig reads Susie Boyt's tribute.

02Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas20170620 (BBC7)

Susie remembers her 'Judy-like' family Christmases and her attempts to emulate her heroine

Tamsin Grieg reads from Susie Boyt's tribute to her screen idol Judy Garland. Interweaving her childhood memories of Judy with parallels from her own rather unconventional family life, including her father Lucien Freud's move from Berlin under the Nazis to postwar London, Susie explains how Judy helped her to escape the 'hellish bits of the everyday'.

Susie remembers her fabulous 'Judy-like' family Christmases and her many attempts to emulate her heroine on stage.

02Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas2008122320091222 (BBC7)
20091223 (BBC7)
20110614 (BBC7)
20120103 (BBC7)

Susie Boyt compares her family Yuletides to the often difficult childhood of her heroine.

Susie Boyt compares her family Yuletides to the sometimes difficult childhood of her heroine.

Read by Tamsin Greig.

Susie remembers her 'Judy-like' family Christmases and her attempts to emulate her heroine

Susie remembers her fabulous 'Judy-like' family Christmases and her many attempts to emulate her heroine on stage.

Lucien Freud's daughter compares her family Yuletides to the sometimes difficult childhood of her heroine.

Lucien Freud's daughter compares her Yuletides to the difficult childhood of her heroine.

Lucien Freud's daughter compares her family Yuletides to the sometimes difficult childhood of her heroine. Read by Tamsin Greig.

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Susie wonders why, when she meets Judy's daughter Liza, neither of them even mentions her.

03You Made Me Love You20170621 (BBC7)

Susie wonders why, when she meets Judy's daughter Liza, neither of them even mentions her.

Tamsin Grieg reads from Susie Boyt's tribute to her screen idol Judy Garland.

Susie reflects on her unshakeable passion for Judy and on the other unshakeable infatuations of her life, including an embarrassing girlhood crush on a female teacher. Then, when she finally meets Judy's daughter Liza, Susie wonders why neither of them can bring themselves even to mention her.

03You Made Me Love You2008122420091223 (BBC7)
20091224 (BBC7)
20110615 (BBC7)
20120104 (BBC7)

Susie reflects on her unshakeable passion for Judy and on the other unshakeable infatuations of her life, including an embarrassing girlhood crush on a female teacher.

Then, when she finally meets Judy's daughter Liza, Susie wonders why neither of them can bring themselves even to mention her.

How Susie Boyt's passion led to an infatuation, plus her account of meeting Liza Minnelli.

How Susie Boyt's passion led to a schoolgirl infatuation, plus her account of meeting Liza Minnelli.

Read by Tamsin Greig.

How the author's passion led to a schoolgirl infatuation, and what happened when she met Liza Minnelli.

How the author's passion led to an infatuation, and the time she met Liza Minnelli.

How the author's passion led to a schoolgirl infatuation, and what happened when she met Liza Minnelli. Read by Tamsin Greig.

04I Can't Give You Anything But Love20170622 (BBC7)

Susie reflects on the notion of fandom and visits a Judy museum.

04I Can't Give You Anything But Love2008122520091224 (BBC7)
20091225 (BBC7)
20110616 (BBC7)
20120105 (BBC7)

Tamsin Greig reads Susie Boyt's tribute, discussing the star's 'good' and 'bad' fans.

Tamsin Greig reads Susie Boyt's tribute to the Hollywood star - examining the differences between 'good' and 'bad' fans.

Susie reflects on the notion of fandom and visits a Judy museum.

Tamsin Grieg reads from Susie Boyt's tribute to her screen idol Judy Garland.

Explaining the all-important differences between good and bad Judy fans, Susie reflects on the notion of fandom, before demonstrating her devotion at the ultimate Judy convention and going Judy-crazy in a Garland museum.

In her tribute to the Hollywood star, the author examines the differences between "good" and "bad" fans.

Read by Tamsin Greig.

The author examines the differences between "good" and "bad" fans.

In her tribute to the Hollywood star, the author examines the differences between "good" and "bad" fans. Read by Tamsin Greig.

05Get Happy20170623 (BBC7)

Susie gingerly accepts an invitation to perform at a 'Judy Night' in Brooklyn.

Tamsin Grieg reads from Susie Boyt's tribute to her screen idol Judy Garland.

After an unexpected duet with Mickey Rooney over breakfast, Susie gingerly accepts an invitation to perform at a 'Judy Night' in Brooklyn. Before she knows it, she is draped over the lid of a baby grand piano in her best satin dress, singing her heart out.

05 LASTGet Happy2008122620091225 (BBC7)
20091226 (BBC7)
20110617 (BBC7)
20120106 (BBC7)

Tamsin Grieg reads from Susie Boyt's tribute to her screen idol Judy Garland.

After an unexpected duet with Mickey Rooney over breakfast, Susie gingerly accepts an invitation to perform at a 'Judy Night' in Brooklyn.

Before she knows it, she is draped over the lid of a baby grand piano in her best satin dress, singing her heart out.

Susie Boyt accepts an invitation to perform at a Garland tribute show.

Tamsin Greig reads.

After a duet with Mickey Rooney, Susie Boyt accepts an invitation to perform at a Garland tribute show.

Read by Tamsin Greig.

After a duet with Mickey Rooney, the author accepts an invitation to perform at a Garland tribute show.

After a duet with Mickey Rooney, the author agrees to perform at a Garland tribute show.

After a duet with Mickey Rooney, the author accepts an invitation to perform at a Garland tribute show. Read by Tamsin Greig.