Queens of Heartache

July 27, 2006

Five of the great female voices of the twentieth century, who dive to the depths, in both their lives and their songs, yet whose voices triumph over tragedy.

An enormously popular BBC programme – Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday Judy Garland, Maria Callas, Janis Joplin – what more could you want?

Radio Times

‘a great documentary’


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Executive Producer Mark Cooper
Producer/Director Jill Nicholls
Film Editor Allen Charlton