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The Big Time

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Sheena Easton :
The Making of a Star Reporter JOHN PITMAN
The story of Sheena Easton is a real Cinderella story. It began two years ago when the 19-year-old drama student from Glasgow was given the chance to make a pop record for The Big Time.
After seeking advice from Dusty Springfield, Lulu and the inimitable Dorothy Squires , Sheena cut a record called ' Modern girl'. It was a hit - and two more Top 20 singles followed.
Today she's a star. This programme charts her meteoric rise to fame - starting back in Glasgow and ending with Sheena being voted Britain's Top Female Singer and receiving the ultimate accolade - appearing at the Royal Variety Performance.
Research LINDA MCMULLEN Producer ESTHER RANTZEN Director PATRICIA HOULIHAN

Contributors

Unknown: Sheena Easton
Reporter: John Pitman
Unknown: Sheena Easton
Unknown: Dorothy Squires
Producer: Esther Rantzen
Director: Patricia Houlihan

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