Her story is a classic - lonely child yearning for affection and approval, becomes Hollywood's greatest love goddess, scaling heights few can even dream of. But, in spite of breakdowns, failed marriages, sordid rumours surrounding her life - and death - she was never simply a "victim". Marilyn Monroe was unique, a phenomenon as vital today as ever, and all that is blazingly magical in a star. This enthralling programme captures the "real" Marilyn in her great moments on film; Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How To Marry A Millionaire, The Seven Year Itch, Some Like It Hot, Bus Stop, The Misfits and includes footage from some of her earliest films and home movies. Archival footage and the memories of those who knew her best, such as Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Sheree North, Susan Strasberg, Don Murray, Celeste Holm and Josh Logan, complement this in-depth look at the life and loves of the legend that is Marilyn Monroe.