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

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

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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Cast

  • 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

Crew

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