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Darcey Bussell: My Life on the BBC

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Summary

For 20 years, Britain's premier dancer with the Royal Ballet was documented at regular intervals throughout her ballet career by BBC cameras, and also appeared on many of the Corporation's biggest entertainment shows. Here, her life story is told through a carefully woven choice of archive, from her debut appearance on Blue Peter as a 16-year-old to jiving on Strictly Come Dancing following her retirement as a ballerina in 2007.

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Rating: 3 out of 5.

Since her first appearance in 1986 as a 16-year-old in a Blue Peter report about ballet, Darcey Bussell’s career has been well documented on television. There was an Omnibus profile in 1998, a documentary on her travels with the Kenneth MacMillan ballet Manon in 2005 and an interview just before her final performance in 2007.

Here we also see her numerous guest appearances – often showing her less serious side – including Ready Steady Cook, that hilarious French and Saunders ballet spoof and the time she jived on Strictly Come Dancing.

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ContributorDarcey Bussell

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Executive producerMark Cooper
ProducerAndy King-Dabbs

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