1 9 8 2 (UK)
7 x 30 minute episodes
O’Connor played a headstrong schoolgirl called Joanne who dreamed of being a pop star. She would perform a song or two each episode, usually accompanied by a Casio. Jesse Birdsall played her unemployed boyfriend, Steve.
A character called Herald (David Delve) would turn up in a ringmaster jacket, funny hat and clown makeup from time to time – amidst some fancy (for the time) visual effects – to explain (through a vocoder) what was happening in the story.
There wasn’t much plot to speak of – just brief vignettes of (mostly angst-ridden) dialogue interspersed with lots of dancing to music from The Stranglers, Spandau Ballet, Madness, Altered Images, Fun Boy Three, Bananarama, Motörhead and Black Sabbath (!).
The show was produced by HTV.
Lowri Ann Richards
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