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40 Minutes


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A series of films about the way we live now.
Page 3 Girls 2 Fifteen-year-old Sharon [text removed] from Rotherham wants to be g a Page 3 Girl. A year ago she sold her pony and started writingtotheleadingglamour model agents. One agreed to | see Sharon; so, with her mother at her side, she went on her first trip to London. Samantha Fox is Sharon's idol. When Samantha was just 16 she appeared topless on the front page of a national newspaper - and left school the next day. Since then she's become Britain's best-known Page 3 Girl - said to make a lot more money than Mrs Thatcher. Samantha says: 'I've been lucky - I don't think it happens all the time.' It happened to Linda Lusardi - 'Star Bird of 84'. In the 70s it happened to Vivien Neves , Jilly Johnson and Nina Carter the original newspaper glamour models.
But will young Sharon [text removed] find fame and fortune after her first photo session in Balham?


Unknown: Sharon [text removed]
Unknown: Mrs Thatcher.
Unknown: Linda Lusardi
Unknown: Vivien Neves
Unknown: Jilly Johnson
Unknown: Nina Carter
Unknown: Sharon [text removed]
Unknown: Philip Bonham-Carter
Producer: Ruth Jackson
Editor: Edward Mirzoeff

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