Darcey Bussell is an Arts programme.

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Darcey Bussell

Documentary in which Darcey Bussell uncovers the life of Margot Fonteyn, who inspired generations of ballerinas, and who with her late flowering partnership with a much younger Rudolf Nureyev, created the most dazzling ballet partnership in history. Yet behind the scenes Darcey discovers that Margot's life was marked by tragedy and disappointment. She barely knew her father and was dominated by her well meaning, fiercely ambitious mother. When Margot finally married, she did so to a man she had loved from afar for many years, who turned out to be very different from her expectations. Darcey speaks to many people who have not spoken about Margot before, and travels from London to New York and Panama to reveal how Margot lost out in love, got drawn into a failed foreign revolution, danced on for far too long and died alone and in poverty, miles from home.

Genre: Arts

When is Darcey Bussell next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC 1 December 20th, 10:45pm and on BBC 1 London December 20th, 10:45pm. See more...