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Swish Of The Curtain, The (BBC-1 1980 with Sarah Greene and Amanda Kirby)

UK / BBC One – ABC / 4×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 13 April – 4 May 1980

Writer: Julia Jones / Script Editor: Alistair Bell / Novel: Pamela Brown (who was only 14 when she wrote the story!) / Music: Paul Reade / Producer: Barry Letts / Designer: Martin Collins / Director: Joan Craft

Children’s period drama serial. Pre world war II, a group of children set up their own theatre company.

Not long after the cast appeared on Blue Peter Sarah Greene (who pretty much headlines here) found herself as a presenter on the thrice weekly magazine show.

cast
SARAH GREENE as Sandra Fayne
AMANDA KIRBY as Lynette Darwin
DOMINIC SAVAGE as Jeremy Darwin
SALLY JANE JACKSON as Viccy Halford
SHIRLEY DIXON as Mrs Darwin
ROBERT AUSTIN as Mr Darwin
MONA BRUCE as Mrs Potter-Smith
JANE BRIERS as Mrs Fayne
JAYNE STEVENS as Maddy Fayne
JAMIE COWELL-PARKER as Nigel Halford
ASHLEY KNIGHT as Percy “Bulldog” Halford





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