UK / BBC One – Wall to Wall / 6×50 minute episodes / Broadcast September – 10 October 1999 Sundays @ 9.00pm
Writer: Debbie Horsfield / Original Music: Mike Moran, Debbie Horsfield / Costume: Les Lansdown / Executive Producers: Tessa Ross, Alex Graham, Gina Cronk / Producer: Liz Truebridge / Director: John Woods
This 6 part serial has pop band the Ice Cubes turning up in a drab northern town in 1965 to play a gig and changing forever the lives of two sisters, the shy and smart Ellie and the upfront Arden.
The girls (who live with their widowed father and domineering grandmother) end up heading for the bright lights of London, Ellie has a talent for writing songs and inbetween falling in love with the Ice Cubes lead singer Dallas Mccabe comes up with a potential number one for the band, if only their “dodgy” manager doesn’t get in the way.
GILLIAN KEARNEY as Ellie
EMMA COOKE as Arden
JOSEPH McFADDEN as Dallas
SUE JOHNSTON as Irma
PHIL DANIELS as Larry
JAMES CALLIS as The Wolf
JULIAN KERRIDGE as Tex
DAVID THRELFALL as Norman
NICHOLAS FARRELL as Howard
MICHELLE ABRAHAMS as Hayley
JIM HOOPER as Clifford
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