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The Last of the Blonde Bombshells


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Another chance to see this one-off musical drama starring Judi Dench - who won both a Bafta and a Golden Globe for her performance. First shown in 2000 it has a star-studded cast, that includes Ian Holm, and was written by Alan Plater.
Newly widowed Elizabeth realises that she was happiest when playing in an (almost) all-girl swing band during the Second World War. When she meets the cross-dressing drummer Patrick the two decide to reunite the band for one last performance. Contains strong language.
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Writer: Alan Plater
Producer: Su Armstrong
Director: Gillies MacKinnon
Elizabeth: Judi Dench
Patrick: Ian Holm
Madeleine: Leslie Caron
Dinah: Olympia Dukakis
Gwen: Cleo Laine
Betty: Joan Sims
Evelyn: Billie Whitelaw
Annie: June Whitfield
Vera: Thelma Ruby
Joanna: Millie Findlay
Patricia: Felicity Dean
Edward: Nicholas Pallister
Leslie: Valentine Pelka
Carol: Carla MacKinnon
Paul: Dom Chapman
Hibbert: John Warnaby
McNab: James Cosmo
Al: Peter Youngblood-Hills
Young Elizabeth: Romola Garai
Young Betty: Saskia Vale
Young Patrick: Grant Ibbs
Young Gwen: Ria-Belinda Mundell
Young Anne: Patricia Valentine
Young Evelyn: Laura Crossley
Young Dinah: Lucy Voller
Young Madeleine: Kate Maberly
Young Vera: Clemency Burton-Hill
Young Joan: Lucy Pawlby
Scobie: Harry Jones
Young Elizabeth's mum: Kathryn Pogson

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The Last of the Blonde Bombshells

BBC One London, 3 August 2002 21.00

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