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Instant Sunshine


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in Roads to Stardom with Peter Christie , David Barlow Miles Kington , Alan Maryon-Davis Three doctors and a journalist make up this lighthearted vocal and instrumental group. When chance first brought them together in the heady days of the late 60s they little dreamt that in a mere ten years they would still be doing the same sort of show. It's not so much that stardom has eluded them, as that they have eluded stardom. After more than 70 television appearances, five radio series, four records, a book, and offers from British and American impresarios, nothing seems to change, usually because they can't find the letter.
This film charts some of their epic journeys to the brink of success and back again.
Film editor IAN PITCH


Unknown: Peter Christie
Unknown: David Barlow
Unknown: Miles Kington
Unknown: Alan Maryon-Davis
Producer: David Buckton

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