Bette Midler: By Her Friends Documentary To Air In UK, October 20, 2018

Bette Midler: By Her Friends
Saturday October 20, 5:05pm – 6:00pm – Channel 5
Category: Documentary
Original air date: 2018-02-16

Mandatory Credit: Photo by GLOBE/REX/Shutterstock (44167a) BETTE MIDLER VARIOUS - 1973
Photo by GLOBE/REX/Shutterstock (44167a) BETTE MIDLER VARIOUS – 1973


Celebrity friends and fans, including James Dreyfus, Wayne Sleep, Christopher Biggins, Michelle Visage, and Melissa Manchester, pay homage to the actress and singer. This documentary traces Bette Midler‘s life from her childhood in Hawaii, her residency at a gay New York bathhouse accompanied on piano by a young Barry Manilow, through an astonishing Hollywood career to a recent record-breaking run on Broadway in Hello Dolly. The life of this pint-sized powerhouse is illustrated with a rarely seen archive.


  • Contributor James Dreyfus
  • Contributor Wayne Sleep
  • Contributor Christopher Biggins
  • Contributor Michelle Visage
  • Contributor Melissa Manchester
  • Director Mark Turnbull
  • Executive Producer Emma Clarke
  • Executive Producer Matt Crook
  • Producer Mark Turnbull

Bette Midler: By Her Friends: Saturday October 20, 5:05pm – 6:00pmon Channel 5

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