Judy – The Final Rainbow

Radio 4

Renée Zellweger introduces a programme exploring Judy Garland’s final concerts at London’s The Talk of The Town in 1969  – the subject of a new feature film.

When Zellweger was preparing to play Judy in a new biopic, directed by Rupert Goold, little-heard archive concert recordings and first hand accounts were key to understanding the singer’s state of mind. Garland died of an accidental overdose in her Chelsea home six months later, aged 47.

Weaving together newly restored archive recordings and eyewitness accounts, the programme separates the woman from the myth, examining her exceptional talent and her troubled relationship with Hollywood.

Produced by Victoria Ferran

Broadcast Date: 05th October 2019