Monday, 20 February 2017
610 Dancing Girls
First viewed : 20 June 1983
This four part documentary series about aspiring dancers was originally broadcast in January 1982. The one I recall watching was the second episode which followed the fortunes of 18 year old Joanna Garbutt from Newcastle as she tried to join the Bluebell dancing troop in Paris. There was a bit of bare boob-age on show which is probably why I remember it.
I can't remember if the programme mentioned that Joanna had been part of a clutch of youngsters from the North East that appeared as dancers in Bugsy Malone . It's sad to report that by the time they had a thirtieth anniversary reunion in 2005 Joanna had already passed away.