Great Lives is a History Documentary programme.

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Great Lives

Series of biographical discussions with Matthew Parris. Arabella Weir nominates Joyce Grenfell, whose comic monologues she listened to and loved as a child. Joyce's biographer and family friend Janie Hampton offers inside information on one of the greatest entertainers of the last century.

Genre: History Documentary

When is Great Lives next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC Radio 4 Extra January 26th, 6:30pm and on BBC Radio 4 Extra January 27th, 12:30am. See more...

Main Cast

Matthew Parris
Image for Mike LeighMike Leigh
Victor Spinetti
Janette Scott
Joan Bakewell
Stephen Johnson
Francine Stock
Stan Stennett
Adam Phillips