Three actresses, lumbered by useless boyfriends, are plucked from a theatrical chorus-line to form a manufactured rock group: the 'Little Ladies'.
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Series cast summary:
Charlotte Cornwell Charlotte Cornwell ...  Anna Ward 6 episodes, 1976
Julie Covington Julie Covington ...  Devonia 'Dee' Rhoades 6 episodes, 1976
Rula Lenska ...  Nancy 'Q' Cunard de Longchamps 6 episodes, 1976
Stephen Moore ...  Jack 6 episodes, 1976
Billy Murray ...  Spike 6 episodes, 1976
Emlyn Price Emlyn Price ...  Derek Huggin 6 episodes, 1976
Angela Bruce ...  Gloria 5 episodes, 1976
Michael Shannon ...  Carl 'Tubes' Benson 5 episodes, 1976
David Joss Buckley ...  Chris 4 episodes, 1976
Angela Chadfield Angela Chadfield ...  Joyce 4 episodes, 1976
Ellis Dale Ellis Dale ...  Schubert Birnbaum 4 episodes, 1976
Vivienne Burgess Vivienne Burgess ...  Mrs. Wynd 3 episodes, 1976
Christopher Neil Christopher Neil ...  David 3 episodes, 1976
Bill Stewart ...  Bob 3 episodes, 1976
Peter Van Hooke Peter Van Hooke ...  The Group 3 episodes, 1976
James Warwick ...  Nigel 3 episodes, 1976
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Three actresses, lumbered by useless boyfriends, are plucked from a theatrical chorus-line to form a manufactured rock group: the 'Little Ladies'.

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The Little Ladies Will Rock Your World

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24 February 1976 (UK) See more »

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Thames Television See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Enjoyable little British Series
2 December 2011 | by mhlongSee all my reviews

This is the type of show/movie/presentation I like writing about because it is rather obscure and only the 'faithful' will fully understand. PBS in the States in the late 1970's and early 1980's brought over some highly enjoyable British comedic fare, with 'Monty Python's Flying Circus', then 'No, Honestly', 'Rock Follies', and of course, 'Are You Being Served'.

It was, like, once you got hooked on watching one, you would stay to see the next. Rock Follies which followed the trials and tribulations of three young women who hoped to make it as a rock singing group was probably the weakest of the four as it seemed to lurch between biting comedy and bitter sweet drama with each episode showing the girls barely making it in whatever venue they were unceremoniously dropped, and then failure settling in.

If you really enjoy seeing a musical group starting from scratch and following their lives as they face numerous hurdles both professional and personal, with what would appear to be an insider's look at the music business, and you enjoy the music, then I would recommend this. And for those who remember that rather 'infamous' advertisement for a hair product, you'll get to see who Rula Lenska was. One of the first celebutantes (who really was neither, just like some we know today ;)

It's not for everyone's tastes but British tele can be that way to an American audience. Now when does Season 2 of Downton Abbey return?


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