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Last Of The Blonde Bombshells (BBC Drama, Judi Dench)



In comedy drama Last Of The Blonde Bombshells, written by Alan Plater, when the now ageing Elizabeth (Judi Dench) thinks back to her time playing in an all female big band during world war II. She decides to try and get the band back together to perform at her granddaughter’s school concert.

This was lavish high profile production with an equally high profile cast, including a rare appearance from Leslie Caron. It made ample use of flashbacks back to the second world war and also featured plenty of tunes from that era.

Cast: JUDI DENCH as Elizabeth; IAN HOLM as Patrick; LESLIE CARON as Madeleine; OLYMPIA DUKAKIS as Dinah; CLEO LAINE as Gwen; JOAN SIMS as Betty; BILLIE WHITELAW as Evelyn; JUNE WHITFIELD as Evelyn; THELMA RUBY as Vera; VALENTINE PELKA as Leslie; JAMES COSMO as McNab; MILLIE FINDLAY as Joanna

Writer: Alan Plater / Original Music: John Keane / Producer: Su Armstrong / Director: Gillies MacKinnon

UK / BBC One – HBO – WTTV – Universal / 1×80 minutes / Sunday 3 September 2000 at 9.00pm