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:) For those of you in the UK, the BBC4 has annouced a new play about the life on Margot Fonteyn on Monday 30th Novemeber 2009 at 9pm. I do not know if you will be able to get this in America and other countries via your computer and the BBC Iplayer. www.BBC. co.uk (BBC4 Iplayer)

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Thanks, nanarina. The Margo play is listed as "coming soon" on BBC Player. The focus seems to be on her relationship with Nureyev. Anne Marie Duff and Mihiel Huisman are Margo and Rudi. Derek Jacobi is Frederick Ashton, with Penelope Wilton as Fonteyn's mother, the Black Queen (BQ).

Details and photos/videos are here, but video doesn't seem to pay in our "area." This is sad, because it would have been fascinating to watch Jacobi dancing with Nureyev in the studio. The closeup photo of their heads is quite astonishing.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00p510x

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In the photos I've seen of Duff as Fonteyn, she (Duff) has zero turnout, and the BBC Four website manages to misspell her (Fonteyn's) name at least once:

Margot tells the story of one of the greatest dancers of our time, Dame Margot Fonteyne (Anne-Marie Duff), who claims to take her art more seriously than herself.

I guess we'll just have to wait and see, but so far I'm not encouraged.

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In the photos I've seen of Duff as Fonteyn, she (Duff) has zero turnout, and the BBC Four website manages to misspell her (Fonteyn's) name at least once:
Margot tells the story of one of the greatest dancers of our time, Dame Margot Fonteyne (Anne-Marie Duff), who claims to take her art more seriously than herself.

I guess we'll just have to wait and see, but so far I'm not encouraged.

It has just been advertised again on BBC 4, as "Part of the women we loved season" and

a repeat of the singer Gracey Fields has just come on which is also in the series.

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Thanks, nanarina. The Margo play is listed as "coming soon" on BBC Player. The focus seems to be on her relationship with Nureyev. Anne Marie Duff and Mihiel Huisman are Margo and Rudi. Derek Jacobi is Frederick Ashton, with Penelope Wilton as Fonteyn's mother, the Black Queen (BQ).

Details and photos/videos are here, but video doesn't seem to pay in our "area." This is sad, because it would have been fascinating to watch Jacobi dancing with Nureyev in the studio. The closeup photo of their heads is quite astonishing.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00p510x

Thank you Bart for the link. I have just managed to get it to play. I am very interested in seeing this to see how authentic the actors are. So far Duff does not really register with me, but then who could play Margo, so many of the people who knew her are still alive. We will just have to wait and see. Enid Blyton the other woman who featured in this series seemed very convincing, and the programmes were excellent.

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We have a previous thread devoted to this broadcast. In order to keep the discussion in one place, I'm going to close this thread.

The videos on the BBC site do not play in the US. Thanks to Mme. Hermine who linked to three brief YouTube segments on the thread linked below, accessible to US viewers.

Thank you, Nanarina for the Heads Up and the subsequent posters. If anyone wishes to comment, please do so here.

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