The Uncensored Diaries of Joan Collins

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

TV FLASHBACK : TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED : A GIRL CAN'T ALWAYS HAVE EVERYTHING .. 1980

ANGLIA TELEVISION

Presents

 TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED 









" A GIRL CAN'T ALWAYS HAVE EVERYTHING! "
Starring
JOAN COLLINS as Suzy Starr
PAULINE COLLINS as Pat Lewis 
BREWSTER MASON as Herbert Millette 
JAMES FAULKNER as Patrick 
NANCY NEVINSON as Grande Dame 
Story by Tonita S. Gardner .... Screenplay by Julian Bond .. Directed by Graham Evans ...




JOAN HAS A WEIGHT ON HER MIND!
When actress Suzy Starr attracts a rich admirer, she looks forward to all she can get... While friend and co-star Pat is always a shoulder to cry on..until the day Suzy chooses a bed to die on! When a friend is in need..you will find A Girl Can't Always Have Everything!!..

This was Joan's third episode of "Tales", while not as classic as "Neck", it is one of my favourites and it is great to see the Collin's girls together!    This was the first time Joan and Pauline had worked together.. Joan recalls..



SUZY IS READY FOR HER FINAL PERFORMANCE
" It was vital for the story that the girl's had a rapport.. I did not know Pauline, though of course I had worked with her husband John Alderton in an earlier episode .."GeorgyPorgy"..I also enjoyed her in "Upstairs Downstairs".. It worked perfectly..The chemistry was right and we got on like a house on fire.."
Part of the episode was filmed in the Wimbledon Theatre..now the New Wimbledon...
Pauline commented on her role in the episode..
" Appearing with Joan was great fun.. She and I became great friends.. She is very funny, very witty and very immediate.. She plays a sophisticated girl who is out to get her man! I'm also after him but Joan wins because she has more oomph!"


PAT & SUZY GET READY FOR A SHOW!
At the time the episode was screened in November 1980, Joan was appearing with Simon Williams, (another "Upstairs Downstairs" star), in "The Last Of Mrs Cheyney" in the west end.... A fun episode, with Joan up to her wicked ways with a sting in the tail...


FUR BETTER OR WORSE!

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