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Shirley’s World

1 9 7 1 – 1 9 7 2 (UK)
17 x 30 minute episodes

Shirley Logan (Shirley MacLaine) was a globe-trotting photojournalist for London-based World Illustrated magazine. Dennis Croft (John Gregson) was her editor.

The indomitable and highly resourceful Shirley met more than her share of high drama and intrigue – meeting would-be Soviet defectors, interviewing film stars and even becoming a circus clown – with a few hilarious moments along the way


A slick production with some impressive location scenery courtesy of extensive location work from England to Asia and a good support cast helped her along.

Shirley’s World was Maclaine’s only venture into the television series format.

A truly international ITC show, the special guests featured a number of favourites, including Brian Blessed, Ron Moody, Dandy Nichols, Stuart Damon, Joss Ackland, Cyril Cusack and Bert Kwouk.

Apparently, Shirley MacLaine and her British crew developed a mutual loathing of each other during the making of this series. All were mutually happy when it was cancelled.

Shirley Logan
Shirley MacLaine
Dennis Croft 

John Gregson 

Rodney Bewes

Una Stubbs