It's been good to see a number of programmes broadcasted recently about pioneering women singers. On Friday 4th October, on BBC4 at 10.30pm, there is one on Betty Davis, a jazz-fusion pioneer who was married to Miles Davis and is being billed as the Godmother of Funk.
On Saturday 28th September at 9.00pm, BBC2 is showing the premiere of "Marianne and Leonard: Words of Love". This film looks at the relationship between Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ihlen, the titular Marianne in his song "So Long Marianne".
Following the programme about Christine McVie last week, this Friday 27th September on BBC4 at 9.00pm, there is a programme about Joan Armatrading, another influential female singer-songwriter and performer.