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Ballet Shoes

Family drama. When their adoptive father vanishes, three young girls are forced to take to the stage. Not all are keen, and they must deal with showbusiness in their own way.

Orphans Pauline, Petrova and Posy Fossil are adopted by eccentric explorer Professor Matthew Brown ('Gum'), and raised as sisters by his selfless niece Sylvia. When Gum goes missing, Sylvia makes ends meet by taking in lodgers, whose actions change their lives forever.

The girls are enrolled in theatre school and put to work on the stage. This suits ambitious Pauline who longs to act, and Posy, a natural dancer, but Petrova, who longs to be an aviator, suffers great frustration and disappointment. Life in showbusiness is shot through with triumph, but hearts are broken and lessons learned before Gum returns and ensures a happy ending for all.

1 hour, 25 minutes

Last on

Mon 29 Dec 2008 15:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Sylvia Brown Emilia Fox
Nana Victoria Wood
Pauline Fossil Emma Watson
Petrova Fossil Yasmin Paige
Posy Fossil Lucy Boynton
Great Uncle Matthew Richard Griffiths
Mr Simpson Marc Warren
Writer Heidi Thomas
Director Sandra Goldbacher
Theo Dane Lucy Cohu
Dr Jakes Gemma Jones
Dr Smith Harriet Walter
Madame Fidolia Eileen Atkins
Winifred Heather Nicol
Miss Jay Mary Stockley
Clara Teresa Churcher
Young Sylvia Skye Bennett
Sir Donald Houghton Peter Bowles
Mr French Don Gallagher
Titania Emma Darwall-Smith
Cobweb Isabella Parriss
Moth Jade Longley
Mr Sholsky Adrian Lester
Mr Montague Tim Wallers
Leopold Neville Gresby Nash
Valentin Manoff Ebe Sievwright
Featured Dancer Ruth Brill
Featured Dancer Natasha Mould
Featured Dancer Jack Thorpe Baker
Producer Piers Wenger

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