40 Minutes: Fay Presto – Illusions of Grandeur (1994)

Sally George’s film tells the story of a female magician to the stars, who conjured her extraordinary life against so many odds. First saw it when broadcast in the UK by BBC2 in 1994 and pretty much wore out my VHS recording. The film dwells less on the challenges already overcome and instead reveals the day-to-day realities with which our heroine battles