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Tue 5th Feb 2019 21:57
#Icons is an enjoyable time to pass the evening, but where are the great women? Is Ernest Shackleton really greater than Emmeline Pankhurst, Marie Curie or Billie Holiday?
Tue 22nd Jan 2019 22:11
Have learnt lots about great lives in BBC #Icons series (must have also been fascinating to research+ present) but a pity everything on tv has to be a competition. Unnecessarily reductionist/ absurd to pit Mandela against Pankhurst against Billie Holiday etc...!
Tue 15th Jan 2019 22:12
FFS. The guy talking about Billie Holiday in #Icons tonight said she wore orchids in her hair. She wore gardenias!
Tue 15th Jan 2019 22:04
The suggestion that Billie Holiday deserves to be "Icon of the 20th Century" is ultra-dilly and mega-voolious. Why doesn't the shortlist include John Lennon, or Elvis, instead of her? #icons
Tue 15th Jan 2019 22:01
What lazy choices of music to illustrate the great Billie Holiday on the Icons programme. Too much end-of-life Lady; not enough of the youthful, exuberant Billie who swung. #Icons #BillieHoliday #LadyDay
Tue 15th Jan 2019 21:57
RT BBC "Her decision to record Strange Fruit brought America's race relations into sharp focus and her voice moved millions. Is Billie Holiday your choice for the most important entertainer of the last century? #Icons
Tue 15th Jan 2019 21:53
Her decision to record Strange Fruit brought America's race relations into sharp focus and her voice moved millions. Is Billie Holiday your choice for the most important entertainer of the last century? #Icons
Tue 15th Jan 2019 18:00
Exploring the achievements of the greatest figures of the 20th century. Kathleen Turner looks at Charlie Chaplin, Billie Holiday, Marilyn Monroe and David Bowie in tonight's #Icons on @BBCTwo at 9pm