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Book of the Week - The Last Champion - The Life of Fred Perry - Hollywood Glamour


Jamie Bamber reads from Jon Henderson's biography of English tennis great Fred Perry, charting his extraordinary life from his childhood in Stockport to Wimbledon glory, the glamour of Hollywood and the founding of a clothing empire. Perry's off-court encounters attract attention, as he is seen out on the town with the stars of the day, including Bette Davis, Loretta Young and Marlene Dietrich.

Broadcasts

  • 2009-07-02 09:45:00 - 2009-07-02 10:00:00 on Radio 4 FM,
  • 2009-07-03 00:30:00 - 2009-07-03 00:48:00 on Radio 4 FM, Radio 4 LW,