Episode 4.6 - Danny La Rue

Long before Lily Savage, La Cage Aux Folles or Priscilla Queen Of The Desert, there was Danny La Rue, Britain's foremost female impersonator who single-handedly turned cross dressing into mainstream family entertainment.

In-Depth Episode Synopsis

Warning: the below synopsis may contain spoilers

From performing in the backstreets of Soho to becoming the highest paid entertainer in Britain, Danny La Rue was a showbusiness legend who, at the very peak of his career, lost both the love of his life and his entire fortune. This tribute includes interviews with Danny's closest friends including Ronnie Corbett, Barry Cryer, Roy Hudd, Lionel Blair and Lynda Baron.

First Broadcast Details

Tue 21st December 2010
60 minutes

Main Repeats

  • Tue 25th Dec 2012 (12:45am, ITV)
  • Mon 15th Apr 2013 (10:35pm, ITV)

Episode 4.6 Cast & Crew

Guest Cast
Barry Cryer ... Self
Richard Mawbey ... Self
Lynda Baron ... Self
Danny La Rue ... Self (Archive Material)
Roy Hudd ... Self
Annie Galbraith ... Self
Richard Barber ... Self
Ceri Dupree ... Self
Peter Elliott ... Self
Lionel Blair ... Self
Ronnie Corbett ... Self
Toni Palmer ... Self
Production Team
Mark Turnbull ... Director
Dave Lewis ... Series Producer
Mark Turnbull ... Producer
John Quinn ... Exec Producer
Alex Muggleton ... Editor
Other Cast / Crew
Martin Glyn Murray ... Narrator
Karen Steyn ... Programme Consultant

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