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Billie Piper and Sue Johnston star in this period drama based on a secret told to writer Kay Mellor by her mother.

It's the 1950s. Betty lives in a cold, two-roomed flat in a shabby Victorian house situated in a deprived area of Leeds. Her husband Donald is focused on saving to get them out of there.

Betty's sick of struggling to keep the flat warm for her baby son Mark, and she's tired of trying to make ends meet. The only respite she gets from the day to day drudgery is the glamour of the Balula Dance Hall, which she visits once a week with her vivacious sister Margaret. But Betty's world is turned upside down when a handsome Polish man called Craze asks her to dance...

1 hour, 30 minutes

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Sun 11 Apr 2010 21:00

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Credits

Role Contributor
Betty (1950s)Billie Piper
Betty (1980s)Sue Johnston
CrazeTheo James
Donald (1950s)Joe Armstrong
MargaretRachel Leskovac
MoiraKelly Harrison
EricSebastian Shaw
Mr SolomonAllan Corduner
Baby MarkMax Somerfield
Baby MarkJabe Somerfield
TerryJamie Davis
Mrs ArmstrongJudith Barker
Mr BethshivaRenny Krupinski
Teddy BoyAlex Price
Mrs ForcettMarie Critchley
Katie VatesRachel Davies
Mr AddimanDavid Fleeshman
Fairground WomanFaye McKeever
Mr JeffriesMichael Dixon
BikerJim Dowdall
Mrs LeadbitterNicky Goldie
DirectorKay Mellor
DirectorAntonia Bird
ProducerYvonne Francas
WriterKay Mellor
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