The true story of Margaret Kelly, known as "Miss Bluebell", who formed and managed a legendary Parisian dance troupe.




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Series cast summary:
Carolyn Pickles ...  Margaret Kelly 8 episodes, 1986
Annie Lambert ...  Helen 8 episodes, 1986
Philip Sayer Philip Sayer ...  Marcel Leibovici 7 episodes, 1986
Michael Harbour Michael Harbour ...  Paul Derval 6 episodes, 1986
Carmel McSharry Carmel McSharry ...  Aunt Mary 6 episodes, 1986
Miranda Coe Miranda Coe ...  Lucy 4 episodes, 1986
Susan Bovell Susan Bovell ...  Paulette 4 episodes, 1986
Sarah Dyall Sarah Dyall ...  Bobby 4 episodes, 1986
Peter Machin Peter Machin ...  Kurt Burnitz 3 episodes, 1986
Ian Thompson Ian Thompson ...  Alfred Jackson 3 episodes, 1986
Gillian Winn Gillian Winn ...  Tess 3 episodes, 1986
Anthony Herrick Anthony Herrick ...  Guy 3 episodes, 1986
Caryl Casson Caryl Casson ...  Jeanne 3 episodes, 1986
Claud Paul Henry Claud Paul Henry ...  Abu 3 episodes, 1986
Cherida Langford Cherida Langford ...  Mimette 3 episodes, 1986
Beryl Nesbitt Beryl Nesbitt ...  Simone 3 episodes, 1986
Peter Reeves Peter Reeves ...  Maurice Chevalier 2 episodes, 1986
John Arnatt ...  Pierre 2 episodes, 1986
Thelma Ruby Thelma Ruby ...  Mistinguett 2 episodes, 1986
Margaret D'Arcy Margaret D'Arcy ...  Sister Mary 2 episodes, 1986
Alan Downer Alan Downer ...  Lefebre 2 episodes, 1986
Ann Heffernan Ann Heffernan ...  Madame Reynard 2 episodes, 1986
Marcus Bell Marcus Bell ...  Theatre ASM 2 episodes, 1986
Agnes Bernelle Agnes Bernelle ...  Madame Duchamp 2 episodes, 1986
Veronica Clifford Veronica Clifford ...  Frau Elli 2 episodes, 1986
Joseph Greig Joseph Greig ...  Dr. Andrews 2 episodes, 1986
Trevor St. John Hacker Trevor St. John Hacker ...  Compere 2 episodes, 1986
Nic Jeune ...  Police official 2 episodes, 1986


The true story of Margaret Kelly, known as "Miss Bluebell", who formed and managed a legendary Parisian dance troupe.

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Good British Costume Drama Series
10 November 2012 | by chaiya6See all my reviews

Bluebell was one of the first "adult" dramas that I watched as a child in 1986-7 on the BBC.

It was based on the real life story of Margerate Kelly, an Irish dancer from a poor orphan background who built "The Bluebell Girls" which was/is a major show in Paris that lasted decades. The story involves her survival in the Occupied Paris in the 2nd World War, her internment in a camp for British citizens, her hiding her Jewish husband from the Nazis. All the while going from poverty to building a show that would be world famous. The drama was filmed in the "video look" theatre style that was typical of British dramas at the time. My review is based on a 26 year old childhood memory as this great drama was sadly never repeated or released. Therefore I apologise for any mistakes in memory in the review.

Now when will this be released? It's such a shame that it's been hidden away for so many years. I recommend this to anyone who enjoyed "Tenko", "Secret Army", "House of Elliot" or any British costume drama of that kind.

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