50 minute documentary looking at the lives of various child stars through the years.

Mel Giedroyc explores our enduring fascination with young music stars, and counts the cost of fame at an early age. Includes interviews with Helen Shapiro and Jimmy Osmond.

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Features an 8 minute segment about Lena’s career and illness.


Presenter:Mel Giedroyc
On screen participant:Helen Shapiro
On screen participant:Jimmy Osmond
On screen participant:Aled Jones
On screen participant:Mark Curry
On screen participant:Charlotte Church
On screen participants:Martha & David Fisher
On screen participant:Andrew O'Hagan
On screen participant:Ralph Tresvant
Archive Footage:Lena Zavaroni


Director & Producer:Karina Brennan
Executive producer:Mark Cooper
Production company:BBC Television