Helen Fielding. Copyright: BBC
Being Bridget Jones

Being Bridget Jones

  • TV documentary
  • BBC Two
  • 2020
  • 1 episode

Documentary about Helen Fielding's comic literary creation, Bridget Jones. Also features Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Nellie Fielding, Richard Curtis, Hugh Grant and more.

Helen Fielding. Copyright: BBC

Key details

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2020
Channels
BBC Two
Episodes
1
Features
Helen Fielding, Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Nellie Fielding, Richard Curtis, Hugh Grant, Jess Phillips, Candice Carty-Williams and more
Director
Alex Harding
Producers
Lorna Lithgow, Alex Harding and Tanya Hudson
Companies

2020 marks 25 years since Bridget Jones made her first appearance - in a newspaper column detailing her rocky relationships with men, booze, fags....and knicker elastic. One of the defining figures of the 1990s, Helen Fielding's brilliant comic creation was an instant cultural phenomenon.

A generation of women saw themselves in Bridget's funny, honest accounts of thirty-something life, balancing work, relationships and the expectations of family and friends. Bridget Jones's Diary coined some of the era's buzz words, from "sad singletons" to "smug marrieds". And it helped launch a new genre, termed "chick lit".

Now, a quarter of a century later, BBC Two celebrates Bridget Jones and the legacy of Helen Fielding's character. In the age of Fleabag and #MeToo, the film explores how Bridget's story reflects changing attitudes to women - and the way their stories are told. Being Bridget will feature interviews with Helen Fielding and the friends who inspired the original characters along with rarely seen archive and celebrity fans playing tribute.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Picture
Colour

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 22nd December 2020 at 9pm on BBC Two
Episode length
1 hour
All previous repeats
  • Friday 12th March 2021 at 2:00am on BBC2
  • Thursday 4th March 2021 at 11:30pm on BBC2
  • Wednesday 13th January 2021 at 3:20am on BBC2

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