Bring Back... Fame
Justin Lee Collins returns for the latest of his nostalgia specials as he attempts to track down and reunite the all-singing, all-dancing cast of the 1980s phenomenon Fame.
His targets include Irene Cara (from the original hit film) as well as stars from the TV series that followed, including Erica Gimpel (who played Coco), Carlo Imperato(Danny), Valerie Landsburg(Doris), Lee Curreri (Bruno), Carol Mayo Jenkins (Mrs Sherwood) and Debbie Allen(Lydia Grant).
JLC calls on his best ambush skills to find the stars and persuade them to chat about life on set, as well as discovering how the series inspired the entire nation to slip on their dancing shoes and leg-warmers.
Along the way JLC will investigate how Fame took the UK by storm, introducing dance wear to the 1980's wardrobe and breakdancing and body popping on all the dance floors. He'll also explore how decades before the likes of The X Factor, the series encouraged viewers to seek fame for themselves in TV talent shows and performing arts schools.
JLC will also look at what life really was like behind the scenes and what really went on during the infamous UK tours and how some cast members paid a high price for their own fame with stories of alcoholism, drug taking and marriage bust-ups. Lee Collins also tracks down the mother of Gene Anthony Ray (Leroy) to get an exclusive interview about his untimely death.
As a special finale, JLC tries to call everyone together for a big cast reunion but can he persuade them to reunite one last time and recreate a very special street jam?
27th December 2008
9.00pm - 10.35pm
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