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BBC4 Friday 10th May 9:00 - 10:00 pm - Queens of Jazz: the Joy and Pain of the Jazz Divas

"Celebrating the achievements of six female jazz singers of the 20th century - Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Sarah Vaughan, Nina Simone and Annie Ross. The film examines how these artists managed to triumph against the odds at a turbulent time in America's social history"

10:00 - 11:00 pm - Jazz Divas Gold

"A selection of archive performances by acclaimed female jazz artists from shows including Not So Much a Programme More a Way of Life, Morecambe and Wise, Parkinson and Show of the Week. Featuring Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Blossom Dearie, Nina Simone, Cleo Laine, Marion Montgomery, Betty Carter, Sarah Vaughan, Eartha Kitt and Amy Winehouse"

Also on BBC4 that evening repeats of Ella Fitzgerald and Sonny Rollins docs and a Dave Brubeck Quartet Jazz 625 show from '64.

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