The Charm Factory

Sue Teddern's drama, set in 1953, follows the lives of six students of the Meteor Charm School.

Episodes

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0101Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes1998092119990721
20130824 (BBC7)
20130825 (BBC7)
20150418 (BBC7)
20150419 (BBC7)

It's September 1953. Irene has a shot at stardom, but first she must break up with Eric.

It's September 1953, and Irene has a shot at stardom, but first she must break up with Eric. Sue Teddern's drama stars Dinah Sheridan.

September.

Irene Gilbert has been given the hairstyle, the lifestyle and a shot at stardom - but first she has to break up with Eric.

With Tabitha Wady, Dinah Sheridan and Liz Fraser.

Director Marion Nancarrow

It's September 1953. Irene has a shot at stardom, but first she must break up with Eric.

0102Rags To Riches1998092219990728
20130831 (BBC7)
20130901 (BBC7)
20150425 (BBC7)
20150426 (BBC7)

Irene shares the screen with heart throb Hugh Lincoln. Where might this lead?

Irene shares the screen with heart throb Hugh Lincoln. Where might this lead? Stars Tabitha Wady and Liz Frazer.

October.

Irene has lost a friend, but she is about to act with dishy screen idol Hugh Lincoln.

With Tabitha Wady, Dinah Sheridan and Liz Fraser.

Director Marion Nancarrow

0103Broken Wings1998092319990804
20130907 (BBC7)
20130908 (BBC7)
20150502 (BBC7)
20150503 (BBC7)

Are these the good times for Phyllis Dent, Britain's favourite good-time girl?

Are these the good times for Phyllis Dent, Britain's favourite good-time girl? Stars Tabitha Wady and Luisa Bradshaw-White.

November.

Britain's favourite good-time girl, Phyllis Dent, may not be all she appears.

With Tabitha Wady, Dinah Sheridan and Luisa Bradshaw-White.

Director Marion Nancarrow

0104You Belong To Me1998093020130914 (BBC7)
20150509 (BBC7)
20150510 (BBC7)

When love and Hollywood come calling, will they scupper Irene's plans to be a comedienne?

When love and Hollywood come calling, will they scupper Irene's plans to be a comedienne? Stars Tabitha Wady and Dinah Sheridan.

0104 LASTI Still Believe2000032020131115 (BBC7)
20131116 (BBC7)

Film star Alex is back from Hollywood, missing Irene. News forces him to change direction.

Alex returns from Hollywood, missing Irene, behaving badly and besieged by fan mail.

Then a letter arrives which forces him to change direction.

With Giles Thomas, Tenniel Evans and Tabitha Wady.

Director: Marion Nancarrow

1950s London, and film star Alex is back from Hollywood, missing Irene. News forces him to change direction. With Giles Thomas.

0201Happy Days And Lonely Nights2000022820131112 (BBC7)
20131113 (BBC7)
20150615 (BBC7)

It's 1954, and Irene and Alex find movie fame on opposite sides of the Atlantic.

It's 1954, and Irene and Alex find movie fame on opposite sides of the Atlantic. But can their love survive? Stars Tabitha Wady.

As Irene struggles with a career at home, Alex seems to be turning into the bad boy of Hollywood.

With Tabitha Wady, Giles Thomas and Charlie Simpson.

Director: Marion Nancarrow

0202Secret Love2000030620131113 (BBC7)
20131114 (BBC7)
20150616 (BBC7)

Actors Hugh and Betty marry in order to hide what's really going on in their private lives

1950s London, and actors Hugh and Betty marry in order to hide what's really going on in their private lives. With Jan Goodman.

As Hugh struggles with a reputation for being a confirmed bachelor, Betty struggles with her acting career now that blondes are out of fashion.

Maybe they can be of use to each other? With Charlie Simpson, Tabitha Wady and Jan Goodman.

Director: Mary Peate

0203Answer Me2000031320131114 (BBC7)
20131115 (BBC7)
20150617 (BBC7)

Phyllis Dent is a successful star. But her gambling husband Eddie is on the way down.

In 1950s London, Phyllis Dent is a successful star. But her gambling husband Eddie is on the way down. With Luisa Bradshaw-White.

Phyllis Dent has finally achieved star status, but husband Eddie is not doing so well.

In debt and out of friends, managing the Hi-Hat jazz club is his last chance.

With Luisa Bradshaw White, Hugh Quarshie and Ben Crowe.

Director: Mary Peate

0204I Still Believe2000032020131115 (BBC7)
20150618 (BBC7)

Film star Alex is back from Hollywood, missing Irene. News forces him to change direction.

1950s London, and film star Alex is back from Hollywood, missing Irene. News forces him to change direction. With Giles Thomas.

0204 LASTYou Belong To Me1998092419990811
20130914 (BBC7)
20130915 (BBC7)

December.

Irene plans a change of image, but love and Hollywood may intervene.

With Tabitha Wady, Dinah Sheridan and Luisa Bradshaw-White.

When love and Hollywood come calling, will they scupper Irene's plans to be a comedienne?

When love and Hollywood come calling, will they scupper Irene's plans to be a comedienne? Stars Tabitha Wady and Dinah Sheridan.