Prof Edith Hall on Lucille Ball

Episode of: Great Lives

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Oct 2, 201427m
Prof Edith Hall on Lucille Ball
Oct 2 '1427m
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Matthew Parris discovers that Edith Hall, Professor of Classics at King's College, London, has a surprising nomination for a Great Life - that of Lucille Ball, the vivacious redhead who in the 1950s and 1960s was one of the best-known and best-loved actresses on television, both in the United States and here. What makes a professor of Greek and Roman writing such a great fan of a zany American actress? What was Lucy like behind the television persona? Matthew finds out in the company of Carole Cook, Lucy's long-time friend and protégée. Producer Christine Hall.

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