The Kids from Fame (and related Fame stuff)

I auditioned for the ill fated reality show Fame. The very first audition was in front of Debbie Allen, I was pretty shook. After I tripped over my own feet, she got this sad/very disappointed look on her face and shook her head.

Later, I saw that Access Hollywood had shown my tripping as part of the "bad auditions" reel.

I went on to win the whole competition obviously.

or not.
 
  • BBC 2 began repeating some of the best season 1 and 2 episodes during the summer holiday in July and August 1986. They were shown five days a week at 5:00 pm just after the often repeated dubbed German series Heidi.
  • These repeats meant that the missing episodes 3 and 4 from season 1 and episode 13 from season 2 were finally broadcast in the U.K.
  • The BBC never broadcast seasons 5 or 6 and they have probably never been shown anywhere in the U.K.
Phew

The best summer holiday of my LIFE! Heidi, then Fame, then Wait Til Your Father Gets Home.
Thanks for this!
 
I could never understand what the heck some naff foreign series, badly dubbed, was doing on British teatime Kids' TV, but it was cheap to license, apparently.

Heidi - 26 episodes shown over a period of 8 months from October 1980 until May 1981. Repeated all over again in 1983 and once more in 1986. Similarly repeatedly repeated was "Huckleberry Finn And His Friends" which was a German / Canadian production with some German actors with their voices dubbed. Brigette Horney appeared in both Heidi as Grandmamma and in Huckleberry Finn as Aunt Polly.

Wasn't it The Flumps that was the most repeated series on the BBC? 21 times!
 
The ‘Kids’ from Fame currently on The One Show

Me and @mump boy planned to go to this but somehow manged to forget about buying any tickets until they'd basically sold out.

I mean it's obviously going to be ropey but one of the great regrets of my life is that I didn't get to see them on their UK tour in 1983.

Looks as if Erica Gimbel and Nia Peebles are no longer involved and have been replaced by some women I've never seen before in my life. Might be for the best that I'm not going.

Slightly obsessed with Sue Hinds. Wish I'd had the gumption.
 
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Heidi - 26 episodes shown over a period of 8 months from October 1980 until May 1981. Repeated all over again in 1983 and once more in 1986. Similarly repeatedly repeated was "Huckleberry Finn And His Friends" which was a German / Canadian production with some German actors with their voices dubbed. Brigette Horney appeared in both Heidi as Grandmamma and in Huckleberry Finn as Aunt Polly.

Wasn't it The Flumps that was the most repeated series on the BBC? 21 times!

LOVE The Flumps
 
I had seasons 1&2 a decade or so ago; bar a few songs, season 2 was a huge step down in quality.

But I remember the cast saying as much in that Justin Lee Collins reunion thingy, that all the good writers were shipped off to other shows and Fame was left to coast on its past glories. For 5 more years.
 
Heidi - 26 episodes shown over a period of 8 months from October 1980 until May 1981. Repeated all over again in 1983 and once more in 1986. Similarly repeatedly repeated was "Huckleberry Finn And His Friends" which was a German / Canadian production with some German actors with their voices dubbed. Brigette Horney appeared in both Heidi as Grandmamma and in Huckleberry Finn as Aunt Polly.

Wasn't it The Flumps that was the most repeated series on the BBC? 21 times!

We had both Heidi and Huckleberry Finn on Irish TV too. Both 1981 and repeated a couple of times afterwards.
 
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