Dancing Years, The (ITV 1979 with Anthony valentine and Celia Gregory)

UK / ITV – ATV / 1×165 minute episode / Broadcast Sunday 30 December 1979 at 3.15pm

Devisor and Producer: Cecil Clarke / Writer: Christopher Hassall / Lyrics: Ivor Novello and based on a play by Ivor Novello / Musical Director: Cyril Ornadel / Choreography: Geraldine Stephenson / Production Design: Henry Graveney / Director: Richard Bramall

Based on a romantic musical by Ivor Novello with a setting of Vienna between the years 1911 and 1938. Storyline concerns three people who find their lives changed forever by their association with a young woman.

Should have been broadcast 27 August 1979 but was postponed because of the long running ITV strike of 1979.

Anthony Valentine as Rudi
Celia Gregory as Maria
Neville Jason as Charles
Susan Skipper as Grete
Vera Jakob as Hattie
Tim Brierley as Franzel
Kate Coleridge as Lotte
Joyce Grant as Cacille Kurt
Corinna Seddon as Lilli
Jane Morant as Elizabeth
Jeffrey Hardy as Officer
Penelope Beaumont as Hilde
Marilyn Finlay as Wanda
Belinda Sinclair as Emmy
Nina Thomas as Sonia
Jane Paton as Mitzi
Judi Maynard as Sari
Philip York as Officer
John Oxley as Officer
Richard Cornish as Officer
Geoffrey Leesley as Officer
James Murray as Officer
Andrew Seear as Officer
William Humbert as Officer
Terry Mitchell as Ceruti
Bruno Barnabe as Brietkopf
Joyce Graeme as Ballet Mistress
Michael Sheard as Captain Goetzer
Stephen O’Shea as Carl
Felicity Harrison as Lady Guest
Keith Jayne as Boy
Kevin Sullivan as Otto
Michael Hall as Oscar
David Rolfe as Manservant
Alan Collins as Nightwatchman
Roger Ostime as Footman
The Ambrosian Singers